Lifeguard

Job Title: Lifeguard/Aquatics Coordinator

Classification:   Seasonal

Reports to:   Program Director

COVID Requirements for All LOMC Staff: 

  1. All LOMC staff will be required to have a full/complete COVID vaccination before starting work.
    1. A copy of the vaccination card needs to be on file with the LOMC office.
  2. All LOMC staff are encouraged to have a COVID booster when available to the staff person.
  3. All LOMC staff must adhere to any/all mask wearing, hand washing and other COVID prevention measures.

General Ministry Responsibilities: 

  1. Live in and help foster Christian community.
  2. Must affirm ELCA Lutheran Theology; however you do not have to be and ELCA Lutheran. 
  3. Maintain safe and clean environment.
  4. Seek to increase our care for creation.
  5. Promote peace and justice.
  6. Willingness to share personal faith in God through words and actions so others may grow in their relationship with God through Christ.

Lifeguard/Aquatics Director Description

Position Purpose:

To further the mission of the camp by providing supervision and ensuring a safe environment at the camp’s aquatic activities. Assist in the management to the physical operation of the waterfront facilities and equipment.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Supervise and guard all aquatic activities
    • Scheduled as the lead life guard for all daily lifeguarding duties.
      • Other lifeguard-certified staff will support this position in lifeguarding activities.
    • Provide surveillance during aquatic activities to help prevent and to manage injuries.
    • Provide rescues as needed.
    • Utilize first aid and CPR and other emergency management services as needed.
    • Understand and implement appropriate response to changes in water conditions or weather conditions affecting the pool, pond, or river.
    • Evaluate aquatics abilities of campers and staff.
  1. Assist staff in program areas such as swimming and canoeing
    • Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures while in their program activity.
    • Act as reference during activities.
  2. Assist the property staff in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the waterfront program area.
    • Conduct daily check of area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.
    • Clean pool area daily keeping it free of hazards and debris.

Other duties and expectations.

  • Participate enthusiastically in camp activities including (but not limited to) worship, campfires, all-camp games, staff meetings and Friday Afternoon Festival.
  • Participate as a member of the camp staff team to cover staff breaks as time allows.
  • The position may be expected to sleep overnight in camper accommodations and be required to supervise campers overnight.

Equipment Used:

  • Pool and Pool House
  • Canoes, life preservers (Personal Flotation Devices) and related equipment.

Direct Relationships (other than supervisor(s)):

Property staff, Health Coordinator and counselors

Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Current certification in lifeguard training or equivalent.  (Training is available)
  • Must submit a health history record prior to first day of work.
  • Must be able to obtain or become certified in First Aid/CPR.
  • Must have a clear background check completed by LOMC.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Training and experience in aquatic activities that are offered at the camp.
  • Desire and ability to work with children outdoors in the water.
  • Knowledge of LOMC grounds will be required.
  • Knowledge of LOMC and its mission.
  • Ability to work well with others.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
  • Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
  • Willingness to live (not required if local) in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivery program in the facility available.
  • Operate with daily exposure to the sun, heat, and varying water conditions.
  • Endurance to be on your feet and on the go while working irregular camp hours.
  • Willing to live in a camp setting during the week (not required if local) with limited or simple equipment and facilities; and with daily exposure to the sun, heat, and bugs.
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