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

Company: YMCA of Columbia Willamette
Location: Portland
Posted on: August 7, 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)

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

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