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Lifeguard: Part-time, Non-Exempt
YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina – Asheville, NC
Position Summary: Lifeguards ensure the safety of all aquatics participants by preventing accidents, informing participants of and enforcing the rules. Lifeguards also assist in the maintenance of the facility and program operations to ensure that all participants have a good experience. The position is part-time, year round and non-exempt.

The YWCA fosters a team environment and seeks employees who are dedicated to promoting our mission:  eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Duties and Responsibilities:
 • Maintains vigilance over pool participants at all time from a position on the pool deck.
 • Becomes familiar with physical circumstances of participants, paying attention to visible medical conditions and limitations.
 • Learns participants’ names.
 • Assist participants as needed, projecting professionalism at all times.
 • Collects tickets and logs each participant to record attendance in each activity.
 • Attends mandatory in-service trainings as arranged by the Director of Aquatics.
 • Immediately communicates any problems or issues affecting the safety and enjoyment of participants to the Director of Aquatics or Aquatics Assistant—by telephone if necessary.
 • When serving an opening or closing shift, performs extra duties defined by the Director of Aquatics or Aquatics Assistant.
Pool Maintenance:
 • Tests the water temperature and condition at regular intervals during shift according to schedule and standards set by the Director of Aquatics or Aquatics Assistant. Accurately records results.
 • When not supervising participants, takes initiative to organize program supplies and toys, arrange ropes for the next activity, clean the deck, check the First Aid Kit, and perform other duties as described the Director of Aquatics or Aquatics Assistant.
YWCA Administration:
 • Provides excellent customer service, ensuring that all members and participants at the YWCA are welcomed, provided with accurate and complete information, and shown respect and appreciation. Willingly and responsibly facilitates solutions to problems presented by staff, members, and participants.
 • Attends trainings assigned by the YWCA administration.
 • Assumes other responsibilities appropriate for the position as requested by the YWCA administration.
 • Will work with a culturally and economically diverse population of YWCA members, participants, and staff members.
 • Is responsible for knowing all conditions of employment, including the contents of the YWCA staff policy manual.
 • Maintains confidentiality at all times regarding information about participants and colleagues.
Working Conditions:
 ● May be required to fill shifts in evenings, early mornings, and on weekends. Is expected to assist with substitutions when possible.
 ● May be exposed to toxic chemicals. Helps with pool maintenance.
Physical Demands:
 • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job: Will lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes. Will be required to participate in cleaning the pool and the pool area.
Certifications and Skills:
 • Must have a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification as well as thorough knowledge and application of lifeguarding rescue techniques.  Knowledge of the principles and practices of facility rules, policies, and procedures.  Ability to work with diverse populations in a variety of situations. Must be able to perform CPR.
Diversity Statement:
The YWCA of Asheville is committed to creating a multicultural workplace by effectively eliminating institutional biases and removing organizational barriers. We are also committed to creating an environment in which you can accomplish and enjoy your work. That means that we are committed to equal employment opportunity, to ethical conduct, and to a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. It also means that our culture focuses on people -- you and your colleagues -- and how we deal with each other on a day-to-day basis.
Fluency in Spanish is desired. Qualified candidates who are fluent in Spanish and English are strongly encouraged to apply. High School diploma or equivalent required.
Please apply for this position only after reading the complete job description. Please do not call the YWCA to discuss this position
Application deadline 03-31-2015.

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