Lifeguard & Swim Instructor

Salvation Army




The Salvation Army Boston Kroc Center is seeking a part-time Lifeguard/Swim Instructor who is responsible for the safety of patrons and the aquatics facility as well as teaching water fitness learns to swim, and private swim lessons.


  • Ensure patron safety at all times.
  • Be prepared to act quickly and correctly at all times, especially in times of emergency.
  • Create a positive experience for students/patrons through professional and courteous behavior.
  • Follow the facilities Emergency Action Plan accordingly in the event of an emergency.
  • Provide safety for patrons by educating them of the rules and policies in a positive polite way.
  • Participate in in-service training, orientations and other staff meetings as required.
  • Promote safe work habits and contribute to the safety of self, co-workers, and the general public.
  • Complete applicable reports and records.
  • Assume a schedule of flexible working hours, including weekends, evenings, and holidays.
  • Be familiar with all schedules and any posted changes for the facility
  • See that all injuries for those under your program whether employee, volunteer, visitor, or spectator, report all injuries in a timely manner and according to procedure.
  • Instruct and certify groups/ individuals of adults and children in swimming and water safety.
  • Teach by the guidelines of the Red Cross & Adaptive Aquatics.
  • Maintain a posture of alertness at all times, staying within your designated area of responsibility.
  • Maintain surveillance at all times. Do not take eyes off pool.
  • Wear the required uniform at all times while on duty. (Red shorts, Water appropriate footwear, Head Lifeguard T-shirt issued by Aquatic Center, Whistle, Rescue Tube and Two Way Radio (provided by the Aquatic Center) (No hats or sunglasses)
  • Be on time for your shift and after breaks or down shifts.
  • Represent The Salvation Army s spiritual and social mission
  • Perform other related duties as assigned, including occasional cleaning.

  • American Red Cross Certification in Lifeguard Training and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.
  • Willingness to complete provided cross over course to Water Park Lifeguarding
  • Meet The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of Boston skill standards
  • Be dependable, alert and able to interact with people of all ages and from varying backgrounds in a positive manner.
  • S. Water Fitness Instructor Certification or another approved nationally accredited organization.
  • American Red Cross Certification Water Safety Instructor
  • Must have experience as a certified lifeguard and instructor
  • Must be able to work in an office/pool with professional staff consisting of individuals with varying experience, competency and cultural backgrounds.
  • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Applications and/or appropriate desktop applications.
  • Must have the ability to work and relate well with people.
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate in English.
  • Must be able to function in a fast-paced, frequently changing environment
  • Must have a Lifeguard Instructor and Water Safety Instructor Certification
  • Water Exercise Instructor Certification
  • Have ability to instruct a classroom of adults, adolescent, and child learners consisting of individuals with varying experience, competency, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Deal comfortably with stressful situations, and follow emergency procedures.
  • The person in this position must have the ability to interact with co-workers and the public in a positive, professional manner in conformity with The Salvation Army Mission Statement.
  • Must be able to exercise good judgment and be comfortable taking initiative with projects.
  • Must be able to perform tasks of a repetitive nature without diminished performance.
  • Must be able to bend, squat, twist, and stand, as these movements are a regular requirement of this position.
  • Must be physically able to give emergency care if a situation arises.

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