Lifeguard/Aquatics/Downtown Belleville/Part Time

Lifeguard/Aquatics/Downtown Belleville/Part Time

YMCA of Greater St Louis | Belleville, IL, 62221, US

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This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Lifeguard creates a safe and positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals while promoting and maintain safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck and surrounding areas in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.


Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you. The Gateway Region YMCA strictly follows a zero tolerance policy regarding child abuse.


* Maintains active surveillance of the pool area.
* Knows and reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies, procedures, and the "safe-in-six" model; completes related reports as required.
* Responds to challenges with possible solutions in a timely manner.
* Knows, understands, and consistently applies safety rules, policies, and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area.
* Remains calm and objective when under pressure or when challenged by others.
* Maintains accurate records as required by the YMCA and/or the state health department code.
* Performs equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed.
* Checks the pool for hazardous conditions when arriving.
* Performs chemical testing when not guarding, as required, and takes appropriate action.


* Mission Advancement
* Collaboration
* Operational Effectiveness
* Personal Growth


* Must be a certified lifeguard
* Must be at least 16 years of age
* Ability to maintain certification-level physical and mental readiness
* Must demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with YMCA standards


* 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
* While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer for extended periods of time and be able to communicate using a computer and phone/smart device. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach, and must be able to move around the work environment.
* The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
* Endure extreme temperature conditions - up to 95 degrees, 100% humidity
* Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.
* The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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