Assistant Lifeguard

Do you have an interest in Aquatics or Emergency Services?
Job Description

Responsible for protecting the safety of members and participants in and around aquatic facilities.  Prevents potential accidents by ensuring adherence to policies and program standards of the YMCA of San Diego County. Provide excellent customer service to members and participants.  The YMCA of San Diego County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. We are committed to a diverse workforce. 

Qualifications
  • Minimum 16 years of age 
  • Current YMCA or Red Cross Lifeguard Certification (must crossover to YMCA within 6 months) 
  • Current CPR PRO/AED and must be from one of the following certifying organization: American Red Cross, American Heart Association or American Safety & Health Institute. 
  • Current First Aid certification (First Aid for Public Safety Personnel within 11 months) and must be from one of the following certifying organization: American Red Cross, American Heart Association or American Safety & Health Institute. 
  • Current O2 certification and must be from one of the following certifying organization: American Red Cross, American Heart Association or American Safety & Health Institute. 
  • Must pass written and practical skills exam prior to duty 
Essential Functions
  • Practice preventative lifeguard techniques at all times to include but not limited to the following:   
  • Positioned to have full view of the area of responsibility above and below water surface  
  • Area of responsibility not greater than 180 degrees 
  • Scan area of responsibility every 5 to 10 seconds 
  • Must have contact with victim within 10 seconds 
  • Remain within 2 feet of the pool at all times 
  • Perform appropriate rescues  
  • Report any hazards or problems to Director immediately 
  • Educates participants regarding rules and regulations of pool area  
  • Participate in scheduled and random lifeguard drills 
  • Administer First Aid and/or CPR as necessary 
  • Ability to work effectively with others in alignment with the YMCA 4 Core Values 
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Decision Making: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. 

Communication: Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. 

Functional Expertise: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.