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 YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina  

Lifeguard: Part-time, non-exempt

Department: Aquatics
Reports to: Aquatics Coordinator
Effective Date:  June 2016

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 Aquatics Coordinator.
• Immediately communicates any problems or issues affecting the safety and enjoyment of participants to the Aquatics Coordinator or Aquatics Assistant—by telephone if necessary.
• When serving an opening or closing shift, performs extra duties defined by the Aquatics Coordinator or Aquatics Assistant.

Pool Maintenance:
• Tests the water temperature and condition at regular intervals during shift according to schedule and standards set by the Aquatics Coordinator 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 Aquatics Coordinator 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.

Please do not call the YWCA to discuss this position.

Application deadline May 20th, 2016.

Send resume and cover letter to humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org 

 YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina  

 Primary Enrichment Counselor: Part-time, non-exempt

Department: Primary Enrichment
Reports to: Director of Primary Enrichment Program
Effective Date: May 2016

Position Summary: Primary Enrichment Counselors create a safe, supervised environment for children during out-of-school time while parents are working. Counselors provide academic support, enrichment, and opportunities for recreation and act as role models for children in the center. Counselors follow all requirements for maintaining the program’s star rating, as explained by the Director of Primary Enrichment Program. The position is seasonal requiring an afternoon commitment during the school year and an all-day commitment during the summer months. 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:

Creates an atmosphere of trust, safety, respect, and care in the assigned classroom by becoming familiar with each child’s condition and special needs.
Participates in transporting children from school to the YWCA. Will be asked to drive a mini-bus on bus routes or to act as a monitor on the bus. Will also participate in transporting children on field trips, mainly during the summer months.
Maintains constant supervision of assigned children in the center, at activities outside the center, and during transport.
Continually communicates with the Director of Primary Enrichment Program and the Primary Enrichment Coordinator regarding changes in children’s conditions or special issues in the classroom.
Knows and implements all sanitation and safety rules as described and explained by the Director of Primary Enrichment Program.
Works in a team with other counselors to plan activities for children during all periods of the day when the program is open.
Provides academic support for children who need to use out-of-school hours to work on homework or study for tests.
Supports the YWCA’s commitment to addressing childhood obesity by modeling enthusiasm for outside play, indoor physical fitness, and good nutrition.
Interacts with parents professionally, keeping parents informed of all aspects of their children’s after school or summer camp experience.
Works to resolve conflicts among children in the spirit of non-violence.
Program Administration
Records information about each child’s participation, as required, in an accurate and timely way, using the forms provided by the Director of Primary Enrichment Program and the Primary Enrichment Coordinator.
Immediately reports all accidents and incidents to the Director of Primary Enrichment Program and the Primary Enrichment Coordinator.
Attends all staff meetings called by the Director of Primary Enrichment Program.
Contributes to the class and program newsletters.
Keeps track of equipment needs for the classroom and reports these to the Director of Primary Enrichment Program.

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 Director of Primary Enrichment Program.
Assumes other responsibilities appropriate for the position as requested by the Director of Primary Enrichment Program.
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 asked to attend events during occasionally during evening hours or on weekends.
Will be in direct contact with school age children and may be exposed to childhood illnesses.
Works with a culturally and economically diverse group of children, parents, and colleagues.

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 stand for hours at a time, move about the classroom bending to engage with school age children; may occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes; must be physically able to perform CPR and basic first aid. Will be required to supervise outdoor activities, and may be asked to participate in physical fitness activities appropriate to children. Will ride in school bus or mini-bus, sometimes for long distances.

Certifications and skills:

Credentials in the field of School Age Child Care are desirable, and, if not brought, must be obtained during the first year of employment. A high school diploma is required.
Will be trained in CPR and basic first aid.

Send resume, application and cover letter to humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org
Application deadline is May 27th, 2016.