Graham Windham Lifeguard - Seasonal 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 implementSolution – 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.
The Talent that We Seek
Our Residential Education and Treatment Center (RETC) routinely recruit’s for professionals who are committed to being difference makers in the lives of the children and youth that are served. The RETC routinely recruits forChild Care Workers, Case Planners, Supervisors, Recreational Workersand other positions that are critical to the program's business operations. Please check out Graham Windham's Career Page athttp://www.graham-windham.org/careers/ for currently available opportunities or complete this general application for consideration.
Responsible for protecting the safety and welfare of persons using the pool facility. Implements creative pool recreation activities and assists the Director of Recreation in carrying out Recreation Programs.
Agency Wide Duties:
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:
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.
Position Specific Duties and Responsibilities
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
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; Must possess the ability to keep daily records and report all pool conditions and reportable occurrences; 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.
Graham Windham offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage, paid time off, holiday pay, retirement savings plan, and much more.