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Certified Lifeguard

Decatur Family YMCA
3.9 out of 5
220 West Mckinley Avenue, Decatur, IL 62526
$15 an hour - Part-time


220 West Mckinley Avenue, Decatur, IL 62526

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  • Employee discount
  • Retirement plan

Full job description

General Function

The lifeguard is responsible for upholding safety rules, Y policies, accident prevention and emergency response at YMCA pools.

Our Culture

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger, beginning with you.

Job Responsibilities

· All lifeguards must remain physically and mentally alert, taking a proactive approach to searching for distressed swimmers and hazards.

· Successfully communicate with youth and adults to enforce rules and schedules.

· Give clear directions in case of emergency.

· Keep schedule availability up to date. Report for duty with proper with proper lifeguarding uniform.

· Activate EAP when necessary.

· Maintain safety of pool environment by removing any hazards that could lead to injury in and around the pool and pool deck.

· Maintain chemical logs.

· Mandatory in-service training attendance required.

· Lifeguards must remain physically capable of completing the prerequisite swim test as prescribed by the American Red Cross to ensure ability to respond to emergencies.

Education/Experience Required

· Must be at least 15 years of age. (16 preferred)

Training/Certifications Required

· Certified Lifeguard Redcross Certification with O2.

· OSHA Blood-borne Pathogens training.

· Mandated Reporter training.

· Sexual Harassment and Discrimination training.

Working Conditions

· Works indoors in adequate workspace with adequate temperatures, ventilation and lighting.

· Works with average exposure to noise and disruptions. Works with above average stress.

· Normal exposure to Chlorinated environment.

· Subject periodically to irate individuals and stressful situations.

Physical and Mental Conditions

· Must be able to see, hear and verbally respond.

· Required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk, and hear.

· Specific vision abilities required include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

· Light to medium work, with occasional lifting/carrying of objects with weights up to 75 pounds.

· Must be able to cope with the physical and mental stress of the position.

· Must be able to endure long periods of work without a break.

Effect on End Result

Provide a quality service environment that allows our members and program members to focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $15.00 per hour

Expected hours: No more than 20 per week


  • Employee discount
  • Retirement plan


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed

Work Location: In person