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Lifeguard

Company: Whoa Zone
Location: New Bedford
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary: Responsible for the safe operation of water experiences, guest surveillance ensuring guest safety, and delivering exemplary guest service.Responsibilities: Ensures the proper use of safety practices and procedures while surveilling the lake in water depths up to twenty (20) feet. Safely evacuate the lake in accordance to operating procedures.Administer first-aid, participate in active rescues, and summon Police/EMS/Fire when necessary. Welcome and greet guests, screen for requirements and special needs. Provide experience information to guests.Performing proper inspection of the inflatables prior to park open to ensure show quality and proper working conditions, which includes being submerged in the water. Cleaning of the inflatables and rental equipment.Properly issues and receives back equipment rental items. Conduct daily inventory of all items available for rental. Participate in and complete the requirements of a daily physical training program as directed by the Head Lifeguard and leadership team.Participate in and attain satisfactory/passing results in ongoing in-service training program as directed by the Head Lifeguard and leadership team.Ensure incident / first aid reports are filled out completely when involved with an EAP.Assist with secondary beach functions such as sand removal, trash pickup, and any other tasks set forth by the leadership team. Full knowledge of all Emergency Action Plans. Be extremely familiar with names or jargon used to describe inflatable parts, locations on the beach and the beach entrance identification system.Maintain a clean and safe work environment. Constantly monitor immediate area and surroundings for trash and debris and assist in its removal as needed.Performing other duties as assigned.QualificationsMust be at least 16 years old and obtain Lifeguard Waterfront certification, CPR, First Aid, and AED through an accredited program.Must be professional, energetic, self-motivated, and have a positive attitude!Must demonstrate physical competence by:Completing a 500-meter swim in less than 10 minutes (must be achieved without stopping/resting)Completing a sprint swim of 50 meters in less than 30 secondsCompleting an underwater ring retrieval (3 weighted rings, spaced 10'-15' apart, candidate must retrieve all 3 rings before surfacingCompleting a 6-minute tread water exercise (4 minutes with the use of hands, 2 minutes without)Complete a single victim rescue and demonstrate proper rescue techniques (untimed)Must be able to work in a fast pace environment and move equipment pertaining to the experiences.Ability to make quick decisions, recognize, respond to, and extract an individual in distress.Must be able to communicate via whistle and distinguish hand signals at up to 50 feet away.Responsible for evacuating the lake and assisting guests through various evacuation methods.Must be able to work in an environment with loud noises.Must be able to read, write, communicate, and follow safety instructions and procedures. Required to follow an Operations manual.Ability to be flexible with work schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays.Strong Customer Service orientation.Additional InformationWhoaZone is an equal opportunity employer.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Keywords: Whoa Zone, New Bedford , Lifeguard, Other , New Bedford, Massachusetts

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