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Graham Windham Lifeguard - Hastings on Hudson, NY in Hastings on Hudson, New York

About Graham Windham

In full partnership with families & communities, Graham Windham strives to make a life-altering difference to children, youth and families affected by abuse, neglect and delinquency by providing each child we serve with a strong foundation for life: a safe, loving, permanent family and the opportunity and preparation to thrive in school and in the world. With over 600 full-time employees serving children and families in multiple programs throughout Westchester County, Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Harlem, Graham Windham provides an exciting & enriching work experience. Graham Windham is one of the first organizations in the New York City to implement Solution – Based Casework (SBC). Solution – Based casework helps children and families to be the solution to the seemingly insurmountable problems in their lives, from generational cycles of poverty, abuse, and neglect to unemployment, domestic violence, and severe health problems. By recognizing and reinforcing their innate strengths and ability to cope, we at Graham Windham empower them to take the lead in making change in their lives.

About the Graham School – Residential Education & Treatment Center (RETC)

Situated on a bluff overlooking the scenic Hudson River in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, the Graham School serves over 300 at-risk day and residential students from the New York City metropolitan area. The first of its unique areas of emphasis is on the development of a therapeutic pro-social/pro-self-milieu. A sustained and concentrated focus on permanency planning (permanent homes for all our students) is our second distinguishing feature. Our family-driven service model recognizes the central role that families play in the lives of children and honors the very special bond that exists between children and their families. Our third distinguishing feature is our educational program. The Greenburg-Graham Union Free School District, located on campus, provides a year-round K-12 educational program for every Graham School student.

About the Position

Responsible for protecting the safety and welfare of persons using the pool facility and implementing creative pool recreation activities as well as assisting the Campus in carrying out Recreation Programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supports the mission, vision, and philosophy of Graham Windham. Complies willingly with all organizational policies and procedures.

  • Supports all functions that attain and maintain accreditation and compliance with regulatory agencies.

  • Supports and facilitates positive interaction with others by exhibiting:

  • Individual maturity

  • Respect for others

  • A team-centered approach

  • Maintenance of confidential information

  • An appreciation of a multicultural workplace

  • Exhibits effective written & verbal communication skills.

  • Participates in appropriate professional development programs to attain and maintain competency. This competency will include the appropriate provision of services for the age-specific population served.

  • Reports (and if possible, provides intervention for) incidents of abuse or potential abuse to the supervisor on shift.

  • Adapts work schedule to meet the needs of the program.

  • Provides a clean and safe environment for residents.

Essential Duties:

  • Exhibits regular and punctual attendance.

  • Stands watch or patrols pool area.

  • Keeps bathers within bounds.

  • Aids bathers when they are in difficulty.

  • Applies resuscitation techniques and other first aid.

  • Instructs beginners in swimming.

  • Performs other routine duties related to the pool.

  • Enforces pool and beach regulations.

  • Checks pool readings and logs them hourly and daily.

  • Generates correspondence, administrative reports and related documentation as assigned.

  • Attends and participates in administrative/staff/committee meetings as assigned.

  • Facilitates other projects as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Good knowledge of First Aid, life saving and rescuer work as applied to accidents in the water is required.

  • Ability to swim is required.

  • Ability to deal with the public is required.

  • Must possess the ability to keep daily records and report all pool conditions and reportable occurrences.

  • A high School diploma or GED equivalency is required.

  • Must possess current certification with American Red Cross.

  • Lifeguard, First Aid and C.P.R. – B.L.S. training is required.

Position Type

Seasonal

Base Salary

$18-$22 per hour

Location

Hastings on Hudson, NY

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