Lifeguard - Fort Bend Family YMCA
Company: YMCA of Greater Houston
Location: Missouri City
Posted on: September 23, 2022
Maintains safe swimming conditions in the pool(s), on the pool
deck(s) and in surrounding areas. Creates a safe and positive
atmosphere promoting member safety and engagement, youth
development and healthy living in accordance with YMCA policies and
- Knows and understands all emergency procedures and responds to
emergency situations immediately and appropriately, in accordance
with YMCA standards, policies and procedures.
- Knows, understands, and consistently enforces safety rules,
swim testing procedures, policies and guidelines for the pool(s)
and aquatics area(s).
- Performs maintenance of the pool(s) and pool area(s) to assure
high standards of safety and cleanliness; including vacuuming,
cleaning pool deck, pool tiles and trash-pick-up.
- Performs pool chemical testing and maintains accurate records,
as required by YMCA standards, policies and procedures and/or the
state health department code.
- Performs daily equipment checks and ensures appropriate
equipment is available, as needed.
- Checks for pool hazards when arriving and continues to monitor
risks to prevent accidents before they occur.
- Maintains all required certifications, in accordance with YMCA
standards, policies and procedures.
- Attends all staff meetings and trainings, as required by YMCA
standards, policies and procedures and/or state health department
code requirements. Minimum of four (4) hours in-service per
- Maintains vigilant surveillance of the pool and notices a
potential victim in 10 seconds and reaches/effectively rescues
within 20 seconds.
- Maintains effective relationships with the members,
participants and other staff. Communicates rules and policies while
being "firm, fair and tactful" and utilizing "Q-1-2" customer
- Reports suspicious and inappropriate behaviors and policy
- Follows mandated abuse and incident reporting
- Meets timelines and deadlines related to supporting systems and
employee compliance. Example includes but are not limited to Kronos
Workforce Ready for review and approval of time sheets.
YMCA Culture & Cause Expectations
Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture.
It's who are, who we aspire to be and how we show up every day. We
are cause-driven. We don't just show up, we show up with purpose.
As a cause driven leader you are expected to be:
Welcoming-Accept neighbors eagerly, warmly, hospitably, and as
Nurturing-To care for, support, and help develop through
Hopeful-Take an optimistic or positive view of future outcomes.
Determined-To devote full strength and concentrated attention to
Genuine-To be honest and open in relationships with others.
YMCA Competencies (Leader):
Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y's values.
Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs.
Recruits volunteers and builds effective supportive working
relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.
Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different
backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport
and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other
person's point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations.
Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes
effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.
Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers
learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and
discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes
goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in
meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports
all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed
goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.
Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job
performance. Demonstrates an openness to change and seeks
opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal
feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact
relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and
skills required to perform well; uses best practices and
demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.
- Minimum age of 16 years.
- Current YMCA Lifeguard Certification, American Red Cross
Lifeguard Certification or obtain YMCA Lifeguard Certification
within 30 days of hire.
- Current YMCA Lifeguard or Red Cross Lifeguard and obtain YMCA
Lifeguard certification within 30 days of hire.
- Current/or must obtain prior to first scheduled shift: ASHI
certifications for: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Basic First
Aid and Emergency Oxygen (Administration), Child Abuse Prevention
Training, Information Security and Awareness, Workplace Harassment
and Bullying, Universal Precautions, and New Staff Orientation
- Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from
all social and economic segments of the community.
Ability to read, interpret, retain and teach safety rules,
maintenance instructions and aquatics education manuals. Ability to
write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak
effectively before groups of children, parents, members and other
staff, as well as one-on-one situations.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of
measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
Ability to apply common sense, understanding and sound judgment to
carry out instructions in written, verbal or diagram form,
including assisting with curriculum learning. Ability to deal with
problems involving several concrete variables in standardized
situations. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to be
sensitive and alert to the needs, feelings, and safety of others.
Ability to follow YMCA policies and procedures and state health
department code requirements.
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
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
required to stand, walk, talk and hear. The employee frequently is
required to use hands to handle and/or feel objects, tools and/or
controls; climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and/or crawl. The
employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and
taste and smell. The employee must frequently move and/or lift up
to 50 pounds and perform effective rescues regardless of weight.
Possess adequate vision and hearing to safely monitor and aquatic
environment and children. Ability to remain alert, continuously
scan all areas of the pool with clear vision and perform strenuous
physical tasks necessary for a water rescue. Ability to hear
voices, distinguish distress signals and communicate verbally,
including projecting voice across distance in both normal and loud
The YMCA of Greater Houston provides equal employment opportunities
to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits
discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
Keywords: YMCA of Greater Houston, Missouri City , Lifeguard - Fort Bend Family YMCA, Other , Missouri City, Texas
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