Lifeguard/Greater Milford Club

  • Part Time
  • Milford, DE
  • Department/Group: Greater Milford Club
Reports To: Aquatics Director
Direct Reports: None
Job Location Type: Club
Job Location Name: Sussex County

Under the supervision of the Aquatics Coordinator/Aquatics Director, lifeguards are responsible ensuring the safety of the patrons at an assigned club/aquatics facility by preventing and responding to emergencies.

Club Location: Milford, DE

Essential Functions:

  • Cooperate with other staff in implementing aquatics programs and activities with other Club programs and activities, as well as in meeting programmatic objectives and outcomes established for the Club.
  • Treat pool with the appropriate concentration of chemicals on a regular basis
  • Monitor pool-related activities closely throughout shift and identify safety issues
  • Direct all swimmers out of the pool in hazardous conditions and report any unsafe conditions to your manager
  • Maintain a clean environment in and around pool area
  • Consistently incorporate “high yield learning activities” in all aquatics youth programs.
  • Assist or take charge in crisis or emergency situations per established BGCDE and Ellis & Associates’ policies and guidelines.
  • Directly supervise children and youth within guidelines established by Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware and the Aquatics Director.
  • Assist in the guidance and discipline of Club members and other patrons in your area of responsibility.
  • Complete and submit reports, and perform other administrative tasks as needed or directed.
  • Contribute toward development of a positive identity and strong presence for the Boys & Girls Clubs in the community.

Must complete the required in-service trainings and pass regular VAT (Visual Awareness Training) drills.

Core Values for Success:

Greatness (BE GREAT): Strive for greatness and hold yourself and others to a high standard of excellence resulting in quality services to the children we serve. Live the principles and mission of the organization and see yourself as role model both within the organization and the community; apply creativity and sound thinking to identify the resources needed to accomplish our mission.

Accountability (Ownership): We hold ourselves and others accountable for meeting standards for the quality, quantity, resource management and timeliness of work; we acknowledge ownership and accountability of our actions and accept responsibility for their consequences without exceptions or excuses.  We are accepting of feedback about improving our performance, and we acknowledge and correct our mistakes.

Integrity: We act with honesty and honor in all our dealings with board members, funders, vendors, parents, children and colleagues. We understand that we are stewards of the resources made available to us, and we strive to provide a return on investment in all our activities and interactions.  We hold ourselves and others to the highest standards of honesty and morality.

Teamwork: We treat each other with dignity and respect; we encourage, reward and recognize our team members who achieve great things; we have relationships that are built on trust. We demonstrate and encourage cooperative team relationships, optimizing the talents of our team members through honest feedback and coaching, where appropriate.  We approach challenges and our day to day interactions with extreme optimism and a positive attitude.


  • For the most part, environmental and working conditions are indoors; various meeting locations in and out of the Club; local and occasional statewide travel required; occasional outdoor events and other activities.
  • This position does require you to work in an area where chemicals are present.
  • The indoor conditions that you will be working in will contain chlorine vapors and some areas contain high pressure CO2 storage. The average air temperature is 86 degrees and the water temperature is on average 84 degrees

Qualifications and Educational Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle emergency situations, general knowledge of First Aid/CPR/AED, First Aid Rescue Breathing and handling of a spinal injury. If not certified must be willing to become certified before the start date, and must have general knowledge of pools and lifeguarding.
  • Must be a certified Ellis and Associates Lifeguard and Basic Leadership certified, or willing and able to become certified in these areas.
  • A minimum of one year lifeguard experience or pool operations is preferred.
  • Must possess a current Jeff Ellis Lifeguarding Certification.
  • Must be certified in CPR, First Aid Rescue Breathing and the handling of a spinal injury.

Physical Requirements:

  • Maintain a high energy level.
  • Provide rescue assistance to any patron in distress
  • Must be able to swim 100 yards without stopping
  • Must be able to tread water without using hands for 1 minute
  • Must be able to retrieve a ten pound brick from the deep end of the pool
  • Must be able to operate all emergency medical and lifesaving equipment
  • Be comfortable performing multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day
  • Regularly speak clearly and hear the spoken word.

Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:15AM to 12:00PM (Some Saturdays may be required)

Note: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed. He/she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his/her supervisor.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware is an equal opportunity employer

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