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SUMMER STAFF JOB DESCRIPTION: LIFEGUARD
Ryan French, Camp Director
PO Box 95, New York, NY 10028
Phone (212) 737-8258
Fax (917) 591-1757
camp@shilohnyc.org

General Responsibilities:
To help coordinate and teach the camp’s aquatics program, and help maintain standards that lead to a safe program.
Ratio: 2 lifeguards for the entire summer
Qualifications and Certifications:
*18 years of age and High school graduate.
*Minimum 1 season experience with pool supervision and activities.
*Current NY state accepted CPR certificate (ARC) and First Aid for the Professional Rescuer (ARC) or equivalent.
*Preferably certified as Progressive Swimming Instructor (WSI).
*Qualified Lifeguard according to NY State Code.
*ARC Lifeguard or equivalent.
Responsible to: Aquatics Director
Specific Responsibilities:
1. Adhere to the policies set forth by New York State and Camp Shiloh as stated in the manual and materials given or revisions thereafter.
2. If WSI, perform the necessary camper swim testing at the beginning of each new session, prior to any camper swimming.
3. Work with Aquatics Director to ensure injury and emergency procedures are handled according to standards.
4. Provide supervision of assigned pool area and its occupants; ensure gate is locked at all times when pool is not in use and under supervision.
5. Assist Aquatics Director with daily swim classes.
6. Handle pool area emergencies and injuries, including emergency preparations.
7. Ensure camp’s daily water testing is completed daily according to NY State Code.
8. In absence of the Aquatics Director, report incidents that are reportable to local health department within 24 hours.
9. Report any discipline problems to the Youth Counseling Coordinator.
10. Teach/facilitate daily Bible class and Close Encounters.
11. Assist other support staff as requested with major camp tasks.

Work Conditions:
Must have the physical ability to lead and participate in camp activities which include, but are not limited to, hiking, swimming, team building initiatives, building campfires, physical games, and activities.
Must be capable of carrying loads of up to 90 pounds and able to traverse hilly and uneven terrain without undue exertion.
Work in conditions that will create dirt and dust.
Perform essential program support to camp activities and programs which may include, but not limited to the following activities: semi – reaching to full-reach overhead, crouching, kneeling, shoveling, working in narrow and/or confining spaces underground, overhead, and at ground level, twisting of the waist, shoulders, and legs, and lying on stomach and/or back.
Must have the ability to physically manage and support children when needed for safety in general camp activities (child weighing 50 - 200 pounds).
Ability to perform a variety of tasks outdoor in different climate.


Stipend: $900—$1,100 depending experience

Shiloh is an equal opportunity employer