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Lifeguard / Swim Instructor
Alpert Jewish Community Center

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Lifeguard / Swim Instructor
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Alpert Jewish Community Center
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Job Summary

$14 per hour
Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 11 days ago
Job Role
Lifeguard, Swim Instructor
Employer's Industry
Nonprofit, Education

Job Description

Position Title: Lifeguard

Department: Aquatics

Classification: Non-exempt

Supervisor: Aquatics Director

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities or requirements of this position. Employees are expected to perform other functions as assigned or requested to further support the organization’s mission.

Position Summary

The Lifeguard is responsible for enforcing regulations and maintaining discipline; to rescue swimmers in distress and administer First Aid and CPR if needed; and to do related work as required. This position includes ensuring the safety of all pool patrons, be alert of all activities in and around the pool while on duty and to assist with general maintenance and cleanup activities.

Essential Position Responsibilities

  • Watches over the patrons of the pool and enforce the rules and regulations of the pool.
  • Maintains alertness for possible accidents in the water and throughout the facility.
  • Rescues swimmers in distress, administer CPR and First Aid when necessary.
  • Knows the emergency procedures of the pool and AJCC building.
  • Administers swim tests to swimmers of questionable ability
  • Takes part in rescue training procedures and aquatic staff meetings.
  • Sets up pool equipment.
  • Stresses safety to all participants in the pool program.
  • Maintains daily record of chemistry reading for all pools (including whirlpool), attendance, and incidents/accidents.
  • Completes out incident/accident reports when necessary.
  • Meets on a regular basis for supervision with the AJCC Aquatics Manager.
  • Maintains proper records in accordance with the established agency administrative procedures and provides supplementary pool and dressing room maintenance and safety procedures.
  • Maintains the highest quality of courtesy, friendliness and service excellence toward members, visitors and other staff. All employees will participate in Service Excellence training as scheduled.
  • Reacts to change productively and handles other essential tasks as assigned. General responsibilities of all Alpert Jewish Community Center staff include participation in staff meetings, building tours for prospective members, participation in programs or events as required or other staff team functions.
  • Understand and support the AJCC’s mission and values.
  • Work effectively with all staff members.
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned.


  • Knowledge of pool rules, regulations, and operating procedures.
  • Ability to enforce pool rules, regulations, maintain discipline and exercise good judgment; be alert and attentive, patient and understanding while dealing with customers, work efficiently with other contractors and the public.

Education, Experience and Requirements

  • Must be 17 years or older
  • High School Diploma/GED and/or equivalent work experience
  • Previous related experience
  • ARC Lifeguard Training
  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer
  • Community First Aid or Title 22

Supervisory Responsibilities

No supervisory responsibilities required.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the Lifeguard is regularly required to use hands to handle or feel objects, equipment or controls, reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear. The employee must be in good physical condition to enable them to perform any rescues, First Aid or CPR. The employee must also have excellent swimming abilities and may be asked to demonstrate his or her abilities as well as maintain his or her fitness level. The employee must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision up to 75 feet to keep pool patrons in view, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment for this position is an outdoor junior Olympic pool and pool area. It will include being around the pool deck and in the water for an extended period of time. The noise level may be medium to loud. The work include may include other factors such as varying climate changes.

Business Overview

Our Story

Our Mission: To provide programs and services that contribute to the sound development of individuals of all ages and to offer opportunities to enhance an appreciation of Jewish and democratic values in Long Beach and West Orange County.

Our Vision: The Alpert Jewish Community Center is a Jewish neighborhood and gathering place that is the heart of Jewish learning and activities, designed to improve its members' lives in conjunction with their family, synagogue, local organizations, and the general community.

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