4-H SUMMER CAMP LIFEGUARDS - GRANT WALKER 4-H EDUCATIONAL CENTER - R00030177

Stephen Smith  |  12/10/2018 5:38:15 PM

4-H Summer Camp Lifeguards

DESCRIPTION: The Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center seeks dynamically certified lifeguards to work at our pond and pool as a swim instructor and traditional lifeguard. Serves as a lifeguard for all camp waterfront operations; provides constant surveillance of waterfront activities; maintains the cleanliness of the pool and pond area; plans swimming activities at water areas; and conducts swimming lessons daily.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist in maintaining swimming pool and lakefront programs
  • Ensure the camp staff and campers know and follow safety procedures at all water areas
  • Provides surveillance of pool and pond activities to help prevent injuries
  • Directs and supervises the behavior of all swimmers to ensure compliance with water safety rules
  • Teach swim lessons
  • Maintains the cleanliness of the pool and pond area
  • Daily inspection and cleaning of kayaks, canoes, dock areas, and life jackets
  • Make sure that all boating equipment is secured before personnel leave the pond area
  • Monitors pond activities to include swimming, canoeing and kayaking, etc.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform first aid procedures and life-saving techniques
  • Ability to supervise swimmers and provide constant surveillance of pool activities to ensure swimmer safety and to respond to emergency rescue when needed
  • Ability to enforce all pool rules
  • Ability to build and maintain productive mentor relationships with children and youth
  • Ability to communicate effectively with campers, camp staff, 4-H Agents, and adults
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies
  • Ability to meet attendance requirements
  • Preferably at least 18 years of age. Junior and Senior level college students preferred
  • Certification as a Lifeguard by a nationally recognized certifying organization (American Lifeguard Association or Red Cross)
  • One-year experience working as a lifeguard preferred, OR any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Must complete the employee background screening process by the LSU AgCenter Human Resource Management unit

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of and ability to perform first aid procedures and life-saving techniques
  • Ability to supervise swimmers and provide constant surveillance of pool activities to ensure swimmer safety and to respond to emergency rescue when needed
  • Ability to enforce all pool rules
  • Ability to build and maintain productive mentor relationships with children and youth
  • Ability to communicate effectively with campers, camp staff, 4-H Agents, and adults
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies
  • Ability to meet attendance requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Preferably at least 18 years of age. Junior and Senior level college students preferred
  • Certification as a Lifeguard by a nationally recognized certifying organization (American Lifeguard Association or Red Cross)
  • One-year experience working as a lifeguard preferred, OR any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Must complete the employee background screening process by the LSU AgCenter Human Resource Management unit

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Long periods of standing, sitting, carrying, stooping, and stretching. Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate lifeguard equipment and activities are required. The ability to lift up to 50 lbs., or more. Operate daily with exposure to the sun and heat and varying environmental conditions.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will commensurate with experience. Housing options are available on site upon request, availability, and job responsibility. Meals, snacks, and Wi-Fi access are also available.

DATE AVAILABLE: Camp starts on May 20, 2019, and ends July 26, 2019. Work hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week from 7:30 am until 12:00 pm, plus prep and clean-up time. The camp is not in session the week of June 17-21, 2019.The required training period will be the week of May 13 – May 17, 2019


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: MUST submit resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation to be considered complete

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 15, 2019, or until suitable candidates are identified.

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