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Lifeguard

Company: The Westchester Parks Foundation
Location: North Salem
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Requirements

Must be at least 18 years of age
Hold an accepted and current CPR certificate
Hold an accepted and current lifeguard certificate, or be able to obtain one before June 28, 2020.
Experience teaching swim lessons a plus.

Skills and Qualifications
Swimming lifeguards must be strong swimmers who can maneuver and navigate in the water even while carrying another person
Observation skills the ability to observe and monitor swimmers and safety conditions is vital in this role, so lifeguards should possess excellent observation skills
Attention to detail a high level of attention to detail and concentration is required throughout the shift to ensure swimmer safety
Emergency response skills if a swimmer is in danger, lifeguards need to calmly assess the situation and make critical decisions to provide assistance, so strong judgment and response skills are necessary
Communication skills lifeguards need to effectively communicate with visitors and other lifeguards, so strong verbal communication skills are another requirement

Additional responsibilities include:
The primary duty of a lifeguard is to maintain swimmer safety. Lifeguards monitor water conditions and camper behavior, enforcing safety rules and paying close attention to swimmer activities and behavior.
Lifeguards also teach swim lessons daily to various age groups from 8-15.
In some cases, a lifeguard may have to begin CPR procedures, working with other lifeguards to contact emergency services personnel and provide assistance to the swimmer.

Start date: June 28, 2020
End date: August 15, 2020

Keywords: The Westchester Parks Foundation, Danbury , Lifeguard, Other , North Salem, Connecticut

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