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YWCA Niagara Frontier Summer Camp Life Guard in Lockport, New York

JOB DESCRIPTION: SUMMER CAMP- Camp Lifeguard

JOB OBJECTIVE: A camp lifeguard shall establish and oversee all activities in and on the water at the children’s camp pool, and supervise all staff and campers participating in these activities.

RESPONSIBLE TO: Camp Director

JOB SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS:
 Be at least 18 years of age
 Have previous experience as a lifeguard
 Possess certification, not exceeding one year in duration, in CPR for the Professional Rescuer issued by the America Red Cross
 Be either a progressive swim instructor or a qualified lifeguard.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Training and experience in working with school age children
• Ability to organize activities and delegate duties to staff
• Ability to work with a staff of diverse backgrounds and age groups
• Ability to manage camper behavior through the use of sound methods designed to develop behavior that demonstrates respect for self and others
• Communicate all necessary information to Camp Director
• Follow all established policies and procedures
• Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Set up and implement a buddy check program daily, having all needed equipment handy and ready to go
• Responsible for the implementation of an afternoon free swim program at the community pool for the campers
• Assess campers swimming ability throughout the program
• Designate campers as swimmers and non-swimmers and maintain an accurate list of each category
• Monitor campers as they swim for signs of sun and heat related problems. Maintain a ready supply of available fluids and be prepared to have campers sit out and rest if needed
• Train pool staff in proper pool monitoring techniques
• Establish pool procedures and implement these throughout the summer
• Accompany all off site trips, maintaining “home base” if necessary
• Provide support when needed for other staff activities
• Provide small group mentoring times as needed
• Teach and monitor proper use of all equipment
• Conduct daily check of program area for safety, cleanliness and supplies
• Evaluate current season and make recommendations for equipment, supplies, and program for following season. Update written plans for activities as needed
• These are not the only duties to be preformed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as needed.

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