At the Y, we believe in the power of inspired young people. A community not-for-profit organisation with 17 million participations annually across Australia. 8,000 staff and volunteers serve at more than 150 locations every day. We partner with government and private capital to deliver programs and services that include community recreation, adventure and stadium sports, camping, learn to swim, children's programs, early learning, youth services, retirement living, disability services and social enterprises.
About Kew Recreation Centre
The Kew Recreation Centre forms part of the Boroondara Leisure and Aquatic Facilities (BLAF) managed by the YMCA on behalf of the facility owners, the City of Boroondara. This group consists of the leisure and aquatic facilities in the municipality of Boroondara:
- Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre
- Boroondara Sports Complex.
- Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre
- Kew Recreation Centre
Key Elements of the Role
Pool Lifeguards will be required to:
- Provide adequate supervision of aquatic facilities to ensure the safety of all facility users.
- Maintain concentrated observation of pools and patrons to anticipate and respond to problems
- Identify and quickly respond appropriately to any emergency
- Ensure facility rules are being obeyed whilst at the same time educating facility users about safe aquatic practices.
- Ensure patrons are protected from unruly behaviour and dangerous actions
- Carry out intervention and preventative action to ensure the safety and well being of patrons, the facility and equipment
- In conjunction with facility management facilitate the timely and safe use of water space, in clearly defined areas using appropriate signage
- In the event of injury or illness provide appropriate first aid
- Conduct rostered pool tests and pool maintenance to ensure full compliance with Health Department Regulations
- Conduct cleaning & safe control measures for:
- Lost property
- Public use equipment
- Perform delegated and rostered maintenance & cleaning duties
- Undertake regular cleaning and tidying duties to ensure the maintenance of a safe environment for staff and patrons
- Advise management personnel of requirements for:
- Re-stocking of first aid, cleaning, chemical supplies
- Troubleshooting, maintenance, breakdowns
- Comply with legislative and organisational requirements relating to:
- Current water restrictions
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Guidelines for Safe Pool Operation
- YMCA Risk Management
- YMCA Operations and Pool Lifeguarding
- Performs other duties as required
- Understands the unique needs of families and can respond appropriately
- Exhibits concern for the well-being of others and interest in the feelings and experiences of others.
- Frequently communicates, sharing information with parents related to children's experiences, family strengthening tips and resource options, and YMCA program opportunities.
- Teaches and models effective problem solving and conflict negotiation.
- Exhibits an awareness of commonalities and differences (such as gender, race, age, culture, ethnicity, class, religion, disability) among families of diverse backgrounds and shows respect to those of different talents, abilities, sexual orientation, and faith.
- Challenges and develops young people's values and attitudes in a supportive manner.
Capabilities and Behaviours
- Exceptional communication skills
- Ability to identify patrons needs
- Attention to detail
Knowledge and Experience
- Customer Service Skills will be highly regarded
- Working With Children Check
- Safeguarding Children and Young People Certificate (completion online prior to commencement)
- Pool Lifeguard Award
- HLTFA301B Apply first aid or equivalent
- HLTCPR201A Perform CPR or equivalent
YMCA Victoria is committed to safeguarding children and young people. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment, and successful applicants must comply with the YMCA’s Safeguarding Children and Young People Framework. Visit our website for further information