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SCR Scripps College
Location: Claremont, California,
Internal Number: REQ-4417
PRIMARY PURPOSE/GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Lifeguard is responsible for ensuring the safety of patrons including surveillance, accident prevention and rescues in the water, adjacent pool areas, and the Tiernan Field House.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
This information is intended to be a descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The list of essential functions below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position.
Comply, enforce and educate patrons regarding TFH pool policies, procedures
Maintain constant supervision of patrons in the pool and pool area: act immediately and appropriately to secure safety of patrons in the event of an emergency
Safety & Emergency Preparedness
Comply with TFH rules and California mandated regulations
Participate in 4 of 5 In-Service trainings each semester, train for and execute emergency procedures until the arrival of emergency medical services
Prepare and maintain appropriate activity reports. Complete accident and incident reports for all injuries occurring at TFH (call campus safety and follow the designated protocol)
Maintain swimming skills; swim a minimum of 500 meters per week
Inspect the pool and pool area and report any unsafe conditions or equipment to the TFH Professional Staff on site
Responsible for opening and closing procedures including unlocking pool area, swim equipment available to patrons, inspecting and testing rescue equipment, and removing or installing pool cover
Wear uniform provided by TFH, professional attitude at all times, and maintain a high standard of customer service
Perform various maintenance duties to maintain a clean and safe facility (as directed)
Active support for the College's Principles of Community and Principles of Diversity in the performance of job duties
Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Individual must possess knowledge, skills and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
Ability to follow routine verbal and written instructions.
Excellent communication skills
Ability to act professionally at all times
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
One or more years lifeguarding experience preferred or any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Work permit required if under 18 years of age.
American Red Cross Lifeguarding (Valid 2 years)
CPR for the Professional Rescuer (Valid 2 year)
AED Essentials (Valid 2 year)
First Aid (Valid 2 years)
LICENSES / CERTIFICATES:
Current certification in Lifeguarding from the American Red Cross
Current certification in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, and First Aid from the American Red Cross.
HOURS, CLASSIFICATION AND STATUS:
The College is seeking to fill numerous positions for coverage during the pool operations in the summer months. These are temporary, non-benefits-eligible, part-time, non-exempt positions. Hours may vary due to the needs of the College or department. This position requires that the employee is able to cover other shifts, and work weekends and after-hours as needed by the College. These positions are expected to end on or before September 1, 2023.
Hourly rate: $16.00. The hourly rate of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty, and training.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate.
Physical and Mental Requirements
Must be able to swim 300 yards continuously
Must be able to swim 20 yards using the freestyle or breast stroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 101b object, return to the surface swim back to the starting point with both hands on the object, exit the water without using a ladder or steps within 1 minute and 40 seconds
Must be able to tread water for 2 minutes without the use of hands
Must be able to perform a successful rescue of a simulated active and/or passive drowning victim with proper American Red Cross protocol upon request
Perform swimming rescues on drowning victims including: approaching, breaking holds, and carrying people, which may require the removal of the victim from the water, who may weigh from 50-300 pounds.
Perform tasks requiring physical strength and/or stamina to effectively rescue victims, administer first aid, and CPR;
Perform work, which involves frequent lifting, pushing and pulling of heavy objects;
Hear and distinguish a variety of sounds in a noisy environment such as participants in need of assistance, whistles, or co-workers requesting assistance in a rescue effort;
See program participants in need of assistance from any distances;
Speak loudly to warn program participants of impending danger;
Successfully complete all training provided and required by the department.
Regular employment at the College is for no specified period of time; conditions and status of employment (hours, pay, title, duties, etc.) are subject to change at any time. Scripps College is an At-Will employer. Employees, and likewise the College, are free to end the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without notice or cause, unless otherwise prohibited by law.
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.