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Lifeguards

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Village of Bensenville
The Water's Edge Aquatic Center is an indoor Aquatic Facility owned and operated by the Village of Bensenville. This facility features two pools. We have one 8 lane lap pool varying from 5 ft to 6 ft in depth as well as a 7ft - 13ft diving well. Our facility caters to an array of aquatic programming for both residents and non-residents in the area.
Seeking responsible, friendly, individuals for deep-water lifeguard roles.
Under the direction of the Aquatic Supervisors; the Lifeguard must be able to recognize hazardous situations to prevent injury. They must supervise swimmers, minimize dangers, educate facility users about safety, enforce rules and regulations, provide assistance and perform rescues. American Red Cross
RESPONSIBILITIES
The Lifeguard will perform all but not limited to the following duties:
Consistently uphold and abide by all rules and regulations as set forth by the Village of Bensenville, The Waters Edge Aquatic Center, American Red Cross, and the Illinois Swimming Pool Health Code.
Prevent injury by maintaining order and correcting inappropriate or unsafe behavior in the pool area.
Accept payment of walk-in swimmers and ensure all swimmers appropriately check in prior to swimming.
Assist persons in trouble; administer first aid to the injured and activate the facility emergency action plan in case of serious incidents.
Take chemical recording each shift. Report all necessary adjustments immediately to Aquatic Director.
Must attend monthly in-service training sessions and meetings as scheduled.
Guards are expected to perform thorough, routine clean up and maintenance of the pool area and locker rooms during and after shift changes to ensure facility safety and water sanitation.
Assist in programs of instruction and special events as requested by Aquatic Management.
Report definite or potential physical hazards and unsafe conditions immediately to the Aquatic Director.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Required:
At least 16 years of age
Must be able to pass the American Red Cross swim test at time of interview: 300 yards continuous swim (100 yds. front crawl with rhythmic breathing, 100 yds. breaststroke, 100 yds. of either front crawl or breaststroke; must use mixture of both.)
Able to retrieve 10 pound object from 7-13 ft. of depth
Tread water without use of hands for 1 minute
Experience working with the public; both children and elderly
Preferred:
Previous lifeguard or other related positions
Fundamentals of Instructor Training (FIT Certification) or Safety Training for Swim Coaches
First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer (If current certification holder, please provide a valid copy of certification with application)
HOW TO APPLY:
Please email resume & application to: Gary Ferguson, Director of Human Resources
Email submissions should include Lifeguard Part Time in the subject line;
Or mail to; Village of Bensenville - Human Resources Department 12 S Center St. Bensenville, IL 60106

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