Lifeguards, Swim Instructors
St. Louis Jewish Community Center - St. Louis, MO

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We have open positions at the Jewish Community Center for Lifeguards and Swim Instructors . These part time positions are available at our Creve Coeur and Chesterfield locations. Our Aquatics program takes place in six indoor and outdoor pools and includes: lap swimming, water walking, aqua exercise classes, swim team, lessons, water slides, and children’s water play features. College students take note: positions start in late August with day, evening and weekend hours available.

Summary:
Lifeguard is responsible for ensuring the safety of facility patrons by preventing and responding to emergencies.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide exemplary customer service to members and provide for their safety and well being.
  • Recognize and respond quickly and effectively in emergencies complying with all safety and emergency procedures.
  • Enforce all aquatic facility policies, rules and regulations.
  • Teach swim lessons (group/individual) and aquatics exercise classes (with appropriate certifications).
  • Inspect the facility on a daily schedule and report any unsafe conditions or equipment to the supervisor.
  • Assist in maintaining a neat, organized and clean pool deck and aquatics office
  • Answer the telephone and respond to customer questions in a courteous manner taking messages when appropriate.
  • Learn, adhere to, and enforce all JCC policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a neat and clean appearance while adhering to applicable dress codes.
  • Be punctual and maintain good attendance.
  • Complete records and reports within required timeframes including but not limited to timesheets, accident reports, class rosters, daily inspection reports, etc.
  • Participate in regular in-service training sessions and attend staff meetings.
  • Maintain swimming skills, strength and endurance.
  • Foster and maintain relationships with members while creating a comfortable, positive and welcoming environment.
  • Learn and become familiar with programming and equipment offered at the JCC to be better able to address customer needs.
  • Assist in promoting aquatics and other agency programs and services
  • Develop further knowledge in aquatics, including but not limited to training provided by the JCC.
  • Other duties as requested by supervisor.
Qualifications:
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Must have current certification in either American Red Cross Lifeguarding and First Aid or American Red Cross Waterpark Lifeguarding and First Aid.
  • American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer is required.
  • Instructor certifications are desirable.
  • Prior experience as a lifeguard with demonstrated knowledge of and application of lifeguard surveillance and rescue techniques is required.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills along with the ability to provide exemplary customer service.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communications skills and the ability to read and follow written communications.
  • Must be able to make sound decisions.
  • Position requires flexibility in schedule to open and or close the pools and to work across multiple locations.