Lifeguards provide personal safety for any individual using the Wake Forest natatorium including the swimming pool, Vortex whirlpool, locker rooms, showers, and surrounding areas through preventative guarding methods. Lifeguards must respond according to sound lifeguarding principles to any emergency situation that may occur in the pool or surrounding area.
Maintains constant surveillance of the pool area.
Knows/reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with WFU policies and procedures. Completes related reports as required.
Greets and is professional with all patrons and department staff.
Knows, understands, and consistently applies safety rules, policies and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area.
Performs equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed.
Checks the pool for hazardous conditions when arriving and departing from each shift.
Attends all staff meetings, in-services, and training as required.
Wears proper lifeguard uniform.
Never leaves the pool unattended.
Remains alert and focused on the pool area while on duty.
Reports any needs or concerns to the Assistant Director of Aquatics.
Performs additional tasks deemed necessary by the Assistant Director of Aquatics, other Professional staff, and the Campus Recreation Executive Director.
Always represents WFU in a highly professional manner.
Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Minimum age of 16. If under the age of 18 must acquire a work permit.
Current or ability to obtain American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification before position commencement. (Wake Forest University will provide a certification class.)
Pre-Employment Testing of lifeguarding knowledge and skills: o Individuals certified through the American Red Cross Lifeguard are subject to skill demonstrations o Individuals seeking certification must demonstrate proficiency in all of the American Red Cross Lifeguard prerequisite skills
Prerequisites: swim 300 yards continuously, tread water for 2 minutes without hands, and complete a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds
Physical Requirements: Ability to pass lifeguard water test; ability to continuously scan all areas of the pool with clear vision; ability to perform strenuous physical tasks necessary for a water rescue; ability to communicate verbally, including projecting voice across distance in normal and loud situations.
Responsible for own work.
Note: This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.
In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.
Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.
Offering the personal attention of a small liberal arts college, coupled with the breadth and global relevancy of a leading research institution, Wake Forest claims the distinction of being the nation's premier collegiate university. Wake Forest is consistently ranked among the top 30 universities in the nation. Our mission is to educate the whole person, graduating students who seek purpose-filled lives while building a community dedicated to serving humanity in the spirit of our motto, Pro Humanitate.