The Salvation Army

  • Lifeguard & Swim Instructor

    Job Locations US-MA-Dorchester
    Job ID
    On-Call/As Needed
  • Overview

    The Salvation Army is hiring for the Lifeguard & Swim Instructor position at the Boston Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center.  The  Lifeguard & Swim Instructor is responsible for the safety of patrons and the aquatics facility as well as teaching group 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 patrons through professional and courteous behavior.
    • Follow the facilities Emergency Action Plan accordingly in the event of an emergency.
    • Provide excellent internal and external customer service.
    • 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.
    • Ability to work effectively as a team player.
    • Assume a schedule of flexible working hours, including weekends, evenings, and holidays.
    • Be familiar with all schedules and any posted changes for the facility.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned, including occasional cleaning shifts.
    • 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. 
    • To represent The Salvation Army’s spiritual and social mission




    • American Red Cross Certification in Lifeguard Training and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.
    • Water Safety Instructor Certification

    • Water Exercise Instructor Certification

    • 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.
    • Have some experience as a certified lifeguard
    • Must have the ability to work and relate well with people.

    • Must be able to read, write and communicate in English.

    • Able to function in a fast-paced, frequently changing environment

    • Have ability to instruct people consisting of individuals with varying experiences, competencies and cultural backgrounds.

    • 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.

    •  Additional Certifications Desired:


      • Lifeguard Instructor Certification


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