Job Details

Requisition Number 10105 021020 CN9ALGU2
Post Date 2/10/2020
Title Lifeguard
City Boring
State OR
Description Location: Camp Kuratli
Department: Summer Camp
Position Title: Lead Lifeguard
Status: Temporary, Exempt
Posted Wage: $300/week

JOB CLOSES: 03.02.2020

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To apply in person, go to The Salvation Army Cascade Divisional Headquarters, 8495 SE Monterey Ave. Happy Valley, OR 97086. Please complete the application provided to you.

If you have questions about this position, please contact or call (503) 794-3258. This is the sole point of contact for questions about this position.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call 503.794.3206 or email Ms. Gende will coordinate your accommodation request with personnel at the local address specified in paragraph two above.

Please be aware that we will begin the screening process including interviews during the open job window.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer-
EOE of Females/Minorities/Vets/Disability

Benefits offered
• Paid sick leave

Req # 10105 021020 CN9ALGU2
Camp Kuratli at Trestle Glen
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love for God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
DEPARTMENT: Camp Kuratli at Trestle Glen
POSITION TITLE: Lead Lifeguard
STATUS: Temporary
SUPERVISOR: Divisional Youth Secretaries
SCOPE OF POSITION: Provide a safe and fun swimming experience while adhering to state & local operating procedures for the pool. Coordinate and lead assistant lifeguards in general duties. Monitor and manage the pool and pool-house.
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Must possess current standard life guard, CPR and First Aid certifications
• Must have a valid Driver’s License
• Previous camp experience preferred
• Previous lifeguard experience preferred

Lead Lifeguard Duties:

• Coordinate lifeguards & watchers within pool schedule and program details to ensure adherence to state & local operating procedures.
• Lead and supervise assistant lifeguards in their duties in the operation of the pool.
• Monitor all swimming activities during camp sessions and enforce pool rules.
• Plan and lead weekly swim test for campers on first day of camp.
• Plan and lead a swimming elective to teach campers to swim & earn their swimming bracelet when needed.
• Coordinate pool games for cabin activities and other scheduled swim events.
• Facilitate vacuuming at minimum 1 pool each day on an alternating basis.
• Facilitate and maintain cleanliness of pool house, pool deck and surrounding area.
• Complete or coordinate 3 water chemical tests for each pool daily just prior to mealtimes.
• Maintain cleaning supplies & equipment, testing chemicals and water recreation equipment.
• Facilitate or coordinate pool and facility checks for safety hazards.
• Participate in the formulation of rules and regulations regarding operation of pool and facility.
• Communicate with leadership any problems or preventative measures regarding safety at the pool.

General Duties:
• Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment and facilities.
• Work alongside and in agreement with the Divisional Youth Leaders, other divisional officers and special guests as directed.
• Develop and maintain positive working relationships with all staff, volunteers and campers.
• Encourage adherence to camp & Salvation Army policies and procedures.
• Ensure and provide for the supervision and physical/emotional safety of campers and staff.
• Participate and/or assist in all summer camp programs as required e.g. chapel, staff meetings, campfire, camp wide games, night-watch, free-time, electives, rise and shine duty, etc.
• Ensure and assist in the cleanliness of your cabin and outside area.
• Perform any other duties as assigned by the program director, Divisional Youth Secretaries or camp director.
• Strong ability to maintain constant awareness of swimmers and surroundings.
• Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies.
• Strong use of judgement to determine if swimmers are safely and properly conducting themselves.
• Skill in the application of standard swimming, lifesaving, and resuscitation techniques.
• Ability to organize and manage daily duties in a timely manner.
• Ability to communicate and interact well with co-workers and the public from diverse backgrounds, ages and nationalities.
• Possess leadership skills, with the ability to supervise and direct staff and campers.
• Ability to effectively give swimming instruction.
• Responsible individual with a desire to work with youth.
• Strong use of the English language in verbal and written communication.
• Self-starter.
• Team player.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and maintain poise under pressure.
• Ability to operate telephone and/or radio.
• Ability to operate a desktop or laptop computer.
• Ability to access and produce information form a computer.
• Ability and willingness to keep information confidential.
• Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist on a continuous basis
• Ability to grasp, push, pull objects and reach overhead
• Ability to regularly lift up to 25 lbs. and on occasion up to 50 lbs.
• Ability to perform swimming rescues on swimmers in distress including approaching, breaking holds, and carrying people, which may require the removal of the swimmer from the water (who may weigh from 50-300lbs).
• There may be phone and in-person contact with people from diverse backgrounds who may be angry, hostile, confused or frustrated.
• May be required to work in all areas of camp including, but not limited to, the kitchen, dish room, laundry facility, and grounds.
• The ability to work in a distinctively Christian environment.
• Possible exposure to communicable diseases.
• Work outdoors, sometimes in inclement weather.
• Works around dust, odor, and high noise levels.

The Salvation Army does have a dress code. This will be shared with you at the time of employment.
The candidate chosen for this position will be required to pass a motor vehicle record check. They must have a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record.
The candidate chosen for this position will be required to pass a criminal history information check. Conviction of a crime will not automatically preclude employment. The circumstances involved in the conviction(s) will be considered.
The Salvation Army provides a smoke and drug free work environment for all employees and volunteers.
Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship would result.
Must be able to work with minimal supervision and be comfortable working with a high degree of independence. May be required to make independent decisions that may involve unique or unusual situations and/or complex issues and dealing with demanding requests or timelines.
This position has access to confidential and private information. It is essential that confidentiality and privacy be observed. An understanding of professional boundaries is required.
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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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