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LIFEGUARD (Trauma Informed Training Included with focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)

Company: YMCA of Columbia Willamette
Location: Gresham
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Job Description:

Do you have an interest in Aquatics or Emergency Services? Want to learn how to save lives around the water? Are you a swimming enthusiast? Are you 16 or older?

In the East Region of the YMCA of Columbia-Willamette, through a partnership with the YMCA of the USA, we are able to provide full scholarships to Teens and Adults who have trauma or may be fearful around water.

To help fulfill that agreement, we are hoping to find enthusiastic and caring individuals who have a passion for helping participants conquer their fears around water so they may not only have the skills to save their own lives, but have the skills to help save someone else's life as well.

If you are interested in Lifeguarding with a lens towards Trauma Informed Care, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and contributing to a newly formed team focused on community impact, we hope you apply with us today!

Become a Lifeguard at the YMCA!
Why Should you apply?

Free Household Gym Membership
Free Group Fitness Classes
Free Pool Access
Program Discounts
Paid Sick Leave
Tuition Reimbursement Opportunities
Opportunities for Growth/Leadership
Build your Resume
Work with your friends
Engage with your community
Flexible working hours (part time - up to 30 hrs/week) based on your availability

What would you be doing?

Acting as a First Responder
Using your training to perform rescues in and around the pool
Keeping your skills fresh with Inservice Training and Drills
Educating members/guests on pool rules and safety
Being a positive role model for youths in your community
Upholding the YMCA Policies and Standards

What do you need to qualify?

Be at least 16 years old
Possess (or obtain within 30 days) a current YMCA or Red Cross Lifeguard Certification*
Possess (or obtain within 30 days) a current CPR/AED & First Aid Certification*
Be able to pass a written/physical assessment prior to duty
Have visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and physical ability to act swiftly in emergency situations
Have ability to observe participant activities adequately, enforce safety regulations, and apply appropriate policies and procedures
Current certification not necessary - certification/training is available!

Red Cross Lifeguard Prerequisite Skills

300 yard continuous swim (freestyle or breaststroke) demonstrating endurance and breath control (face in the water)
2 minutes treading water legs only (no hands)
Brick rescue within 1 minute 40 seconds (without the use of goggles, swim 20 yards, dive 7-10 feet to retrieve 10lb object, return to starting point on back with both hands on brick, exit without using ladder or steps)

Keywords: YMCA of Columbia Willamette, Gresham , LIFEGUARD (Trauma Informed Training Included with focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion), Accounting, Auditing , Gresham, Oregon

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