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Lifeguard - Camp Support

Child Development Centers • Thousand Oaks, CA

Posted 24 days ago

Job Snapshot

Experience - 5 to 99 years
Degree - High School
Other Great Industries
Professional Services

Job Description


The Lifeguard supports the program and operations to facilitate the safety and quality of aquatics programming at Young Set Club summer camps and assists with camp activities during non-aquatic time frames.

The Lifeguard has a duty to ensure the following of Young Set Club swimming pool rules, monitoring pool patron conduct, and perform emergency rescue and lifesaving techniques, if necessary.


The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment.

Supervision, Health and Safety

  • Enforce swimming pool rules and regulations, including ensuring orderly conduct by swimmers.
  • Assist swimmers who are in distress and administer a variety of first aid and/or life saving techniques, as appropriate.
  • Assist in maintaining pool areas in a safe and clean condition.
  • As Needed:
    • Provide the daily care of each camper within your supervision including recognition of personal health needs.
    • Be alert to equipment and facilities to ensure utilization, proper care, and maintenance is adhered to; report repairs needed promptly to camp director.
    • Help the campers with daily self-maintenance tasks and taking care of personal belongings.
    • Follow, model and uphold all safety and security rules, general camp procedures and practices including sanitation, schedule, and sportsmanship.
    • Follow safety and security protocols when campers are in public while presenting a positive image of the camp.
    • Assists with daily set-up and clean-up.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Program Curriculum and Delivery

  • May assist in providing instruction for a variety of swimming classes for multiple ages (5 to 15 years old) and ability levels.
  • As Needed:
    • Help campers plan, carry out and evaluate unit group activity projects.
    • Support other camp functions based on need (meal preparation, cleaning, administrative)
    • Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers during camp activities and throughout the camp to meet the intended camper outcomes.

Customer Engagement

  • Communicate regularly in a positive and professional manner with campers and families.
  • Participates in and leads camper engagement in camp activities.


  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other CDI/CDC employees and program families using principles of good customer service.
  • Participate in all training activities that are provided by the camp that aids you in personal growth and skill development (including pre-camp orientation). 


  • 1 year of lifeguard experience and/or experience working with School Age programs and/or camp (residential or day camp) preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in skilled aquatic activities is desirable (i.e. competitive swim team or water polo teams, learn to swim programs)

The Lifeguard is expected to demonstrate behaviors that are essential for successful camp programs and environment including the following:

  • Facilitating fun
  • Positive interactions with youth
  • Holding water safety as a primary objective
  • Think outside the box
  • Solve problems
  • Be active in outdoor and indoor programs


  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred. Must be at least 18 years of age or older at time of hire.

Knowledge of

  • Use and care of lifesaving techniques and equipment used at public swimming pools.

Licenses, Certification and Special Requirements

  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification or equivalent to operate under program lifeguard system.
  • CPR/AED certification.
  • Any offer of employment to an adult who will have direct contact with minors is conditional upon submission of a completed fingerprint screening and a satisfactory background check.

Ability To

  • Learn and enforce swimming pool rules, regulations, and policies.
  • Perform lifesaving strokes according to American Red Cross standards, perform lifesaving and emergency first aid techniques and practices; engage in physical activity.
  • Follow written and oral instructions.
  • Communicate in an effective manner.
  • Exercise courtesy and tact in dealing with pool patrons.
  • Deal with difficult or stressful situations in a calm and professional manner.

Physical and Environmental conditions

The Lifeguard is responsible for the set up, execution, and close down of various camp aquatic program elements on a daily basis and will routinely be exposed to indoor and outdoor elements. The Lifeguard may be required to:

  • Perform a range of physical movements, including standing and walking.  All guarding staff must be able to stand, reach with hands and arms, kneel, crouch, crawl and walk, talk and hear, use hands to climb or balance throughout the work day. 
  • Physically adapt to the level of children (i.e. swimming, sitting on the floor, kneeling, squatting) for activities and problem-solving/interactions.  
  • Conduct regular movements including standing to supervise children, to walk children to other parts of the center and/or school campus, are done throughout the day
  • Visually inspect the indoor and outdoor environments for hazards to children and make decisions on how to maintain a safe environment for children.
  • Push, lift, carry, and hold various objects up to 25 lbs - by individual or team effort -  such as ladders, backboards , sport-equipment, emergency back packs, food coolers, hand truck/dolly, tables & chairs, classroom furnishings, and other similar program materials.
  • Set up and maintain the aquatics and other camp environments (may require moving chairs, tables, furniture, lifesaving equipment) in order to maintain visual supervision of children at all times.  Frequent bending, lifting, twisting, and reaching.  
  • Prepare documentation (handwritten or typed) such as lesson plans or camper profiles. 
  • Swim in pool water of various depths routinely.
  • Remain outdoors for extended periods of time.
  • Traverse various terrains (grass, blacktop, dirt), slopes (hills and mountains), and heights (ladders, playgrounds) to lead hiking and adventure elements.

Job ID: 10178
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