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Summer Lifeguard

Department: 01-51222-952 Pool Club Pt Staff
Location: Milton, MA

Position: Milton Academy Summer Lifeguard

Department: Campus Services and Events/Summer Camp

Location: Milton Academy Outdoor Swimming Pool

Hours: Seasonal Summer

FLSA: Nonexempt

Milton Academy is an independent college preparatory K–12 school, boarding and day in grades 9–12, located eight miles south of Boston.

Milton Academy cultivates in our students a passion for learning and respect for others. Milton students grow by developing their own identities, learning from and listening to the lived experiences of others, and living and working among peers whose differences they accept with respect and care.

In our ongoing work to create the anti-racist environment at Milton—free from bias, injustice, and bigotry—that our values demand, we encourage each other to explore our own histories and identities, be open to learning from others, seek to understand the world around us with a critical lens, and strive to practice ways of interacting with one another that ensure all students and adults feel safe, supported, and able to express all aspects of their identities without judgment or hate.

In our dynamic community, we honor that Milton students challenge each other to build a foundation upon which to leave Milton and partner with their future communities to help create a more just world, and in those spaces that are dissonant to our values, to have the courage to speak up and live by our motto, "Dare to be true."

Summary of Position:

The primary responsibility of a lifeguard is to prevent drowning and other injuries from occurring. Candidates must be able to ensure patron safety by minimizing or eliminating potentially hazardous situations or behaviors. This person must be able to solve on-the-job problems using effective critical thinking and decision-making skills, as well as work with diverse populations. Lifeguards must be able to enforce pool policies as well as effectively communicate why policies are in place.

Lifeguard Job requirements and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises aquatics activities and ensures that policies, guidelines, and safety procedures are followed.
  • Warns swimmers of inappropriate activities or dangers and enforces pool regulations and water safety policies.
  • Provides first aid in the event of an injury, rescues swimmers in distress or in danger of drowning, and, if necessary, performs CPR and/or artificial respiration.
  • Evaluates conditions for safety and, if necessary, initiates an aquatic emergency action plan.
  • Inspects pool facilities, equipment, and water to ensure that they are safe and usable.
  • Supervises and assists in the cleaning of the pool and related facilities and equipment; assists with chlorine residual water tests and with the keeping of records and charts of water tests and accident records; and adds chemicals to pool water as directed.
  • Instructs or assists classes in fundamentals of swimming as needed.
  • Resolves scheduling conflicts to ensure a safe pool environment when competing programs or priorities necessitate the use of aquatic facilities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Lifeguard Qualifications and Skills:

  • Knowledge and ability to evaluate aquatic facility water conditions to identify potential dangers or hazards.
  • Ability to modify programs as needed to ensure the safety of visitors and other personnel.
  • Swimming proficiency and comfort in all types of water conditions.
  • Ability to judge and evaluate the changing dynamics of individuals participating in aquatic activities in order to assess their capabilities and potential hazards.
  • Understanding of on-site protocols, operational procedures, and safety policies is required.
  • Understanding of the methods and techniques used to provide on-site emergency medical services.

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

  • A high school diploma or its equivalent is required.
  • A minimum of 6 months of related work experience preferred.
  • Certified Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate, or equivalent.
  • American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer, or equivalent.
  • American Red Cross Standard First Aid, or equivalent.

All interested internal candidates must complete an application for promotion or transfer and inform supervisor as soon as possible.

The essential functions and basic skills have been included in this job description; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This position description is subject to change at any time.

An equal opportunity employer, Milton embraces diversity and the pursuit of excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race (including natural and protective hairstyle), color, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy related condition), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, religious creed, physical or mental disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, citizenship, national or ethnic origin or any other status protected by applicable law.

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