The Towne Creek School is looking for an experienced lifeguard capable of managing a group of children in a positive, respectful manner to ensure their safety at the pool. Duties include working with children aged 3 to 12 years, assisting the swim teacher with swim lessons in the morning, supervising free swim in the afternoon, managing the pool chemical levels, and maintaining the safety of the pool’s participants, furnishings, and equipment.
- Must be 18 years of age and a high school graduate.
- Must have a clear FBI background check and be fingerprinted before starting employment.
- Must have experience lifeguarding and have Lifeguard Certification from Red Cross or another recognized organization.
- If not currently certified, the applicant must be willing to enroll and complete a Lifeguard course before June 6, 2013.
- Must be current in CPR and First Aid or complete an approved course before employment.
- Must have two years of experience caring for children in a licensed early childhood facility OR complete 24 hours of pre-service child care orientation before working with children on your own.
- Must be capable of managing a group of children with varied dispositions positively and respectfully.
- Must be friendly, hardworking, energetic, enthusiastic, creative, self-motivated, and willing to make learning fun! The position requires considerable flexibility and patience.
- Must have good verbal and written communication skills such as content and grammar.
- Must be able to work well both independently and cooperatively in a positive, team-oriented environment.
- Must have a good attendance record and be punctual.
- Must tolerate the heat and humidity for long periods.
- Must be able to fulfill the physical demands of the position, i.e., able to lift, carry, push and pull up to 50 pounds. Some climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling will be required.
- Supervise all who enter the pool, ensuring safety is the number one priority.
- The lifeguard must be warm, friendly, creative, and communicate effectively with the children.
- Should enjoy and respect the egocentricity of every child.
- Plan developmentally and age-appropriate pool activities for the children participating in free swim.
- Escort students to and from the pool and ensure that they arrive safely back at their classroom.
- Communicate any problems or repair needs to the administration and the pool company.
- Be open to change, new ideas, and constructive criticism.
- Attend all scheduled meetings and in-service presentations to acquire and convey information relative to job functions.
- Be knowledgeable of the Minimum Standard Requirements of Child Care required by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services pertaining to swimming pools.