The Salvation Army - Southwest Division
Aquatics Lead Lifeguard II
LOCATION: Phoenix Kroc Center
STATUS: PT Regular
The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Phoenix, AZ is looking to fill an Aquatic Lead Lifeguard II position. The successful candidate for this position will be in good physical and mental health, the ability to work with children, parents and other staff in a capacity of leadership and have previous lifeguard experience.
The Aquatic Lead Lifeguard II will give oversight of day-to-day operations of the aquatic program & facilities with the Aquatic Coordinator. They will assist the Aquatic Coordinator in managing staff and assisting with all other facets of program and facility management. The Lead will step in as a swim instructor as necessary to maintain operating standards. The Lead Lifeguard will maintain clear communication channels thru department meetings, employee work schedules, newsletter flyers and one on discussions with Aquatic Coordinator.
- Possession of current certificates in: CPR for the Professional Rescuer (CPR Pro), First Aid, AED and Lifeguard Training, as well as Water Safety Instructor from a certifying agency (American Red Cross, Ellis, Starguard). Equivalent training certificates may be accepted.
- Must have a minimum of a year or more experience as a certified lifeguard.
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
- Must have the ability to swim with proficiency and endurance. Must successfully complete a 500-yard swim and retrieve a 10-pound brick from the bottom of the pool.
- Meet and deal tactfully and effectively with the public; work cooperatively with others; analyze situations and adopt a quick and effective course of action.
- Bilingual preferred English/Spanish
- Must be able to lift and carry 40lbs.
- Meet all health and safety regulations as defined by the Health Department as well as The Salvation Army.
- Must be in good physical and mental health, capable of meeting the demands of the center’s swimming pools.
- Have a philosophy of education and child development, which is consistent with that of the Center and The Salvation Army.
- Have the ability to work with children, parents, and staff in a capacity of leadership, counseling and education including but not limited to:
o Ability to relate joyfully and sensitively to children of all ages.
o Sensitivity to children’s individual needs.
o Ability to use appropriate positive discipline consistently.
o Ability to handle security and crisis situations, calmly.
o Ability to request supervisory assistance when needed
Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship would result.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and reach with hands and arms on a continuous basis. Ability to grasp, push and pull objects, and reach overhead. Must have the ability to swim with proficiency and endurance. Must successfully complete a 500-yard swim and retrieve a 10-pound brick from the bottom of the pool. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 75 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Must have the ability to operate telephone, a desktop or laptop computer, as well as the ability to access and produce information from a computer, and to understand written information.