The Waterfront Director is to provide the safest possible environment for everyone participating in and around the water.
Dupree, SD 57623-
The Waterfront Director supervises the waterfront and maintains a safe, enjoyable and age-appropriate environment while modeling the YMCA core values of Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility.
- Minimum Age: 21
- Documented waterfront experiences or certification and basic experiences in instructional boating
- Ability to teach activities and role model the YMCA values of Honesty, Caring, Respect, Responsibility
- Ability to adapt to recognize a hazardous situation and minimize dangers
- Ability to relate to one’s peer group and teach leadership and life skills
- Ability to accept supervision and guidance
- Must be able to commit to the entire camp season
Current Lifeguarding Certification, Open Water experience and basic experiences in instructional boating a plus.
- Recognize and respond to hazardous situations, minimize or eliminate (where possible) dangers
- Educate others about water safety and insure safety by enforcing rules and regulations
- Supervise all aspects of the waterfront including but not limited to: swim tests, equipment usage, care and maintenance, buddy board, lifeguards and swimmers
- Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem solving in the group
- Identify and effectively resolve conflicts and concerns based on camp values and procedures
- Provide opportunities for the group so that each individual experiences success during camp
- Lead activities such as boating, swimming, early bird activities, etc.
- Create a safe, secure and enjoyable environment that promotes diversity by including all campersSeek out and use camp resources to create meaningful experiences
- Be a positive role model for all campers and fellow staff
- Actively work toward being a member of the staff team
- Know, understand and execute all camp policies and emergency protocols
- Manage all aspects of the waterfront including but not limited to: equipment usage, care and maintenance, training and monitoring lifeguards, campers and staff
- Facilitate emergency drills and trainings with campers and staff and act as the point person in the event of such an emergency
- Ensure all rescue and first aid equipment is readily available and in working order
- Complete lifeguard evaluations throughout the summer
- Assist in establishing, maintaining and developing staff unity, communicate clearly and effectively your needs and the needs of your campers between various staff, roles, and duties
- Set a good example for campers and others including cleanliness, punctuality, sharing clean-up, and encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment and facilities
- Assist in setting up camp prior to camper arrival and help take down camp including cleaning and inventory
- Fulfill all required certifications including but not limited to: CPR/First Aid, Lifeguarding and Child Abuse Prevention. These trainings will be offered through your employment at the YMCA
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