The Salvation Army

  • Lifeguard & Swim Instructor

    Job Locations US-MA-Dorchester
    Job ID
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    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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