Camp Lifeguard

YMCA Camp Cha-La-Kee seeks certified lifeguards to ensure the safety of our campers while creating a quality, fun experience in the water.

Sponsoring YMCA

Camp Chalakee Branch YMCA


Guntersville, AL 35976-7706

Camp Information

Camp Cha-La-Kee
4380 Cha-La-Kee Rd
Guntersville, AL 35976

Job Description

Responsible for participation in team work with other lifeguards and monitoring various pools to ensure safe operations.



  • Willingness to carry out the mission of the YMCA and its programs.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted YMCA programs and YMCA management practices and principles.
  • Ability to provide leadership to all staff and volunteers associated with the YMCA.
  • Ability to maintain all personal certifications needed to serve in this position.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to see that all business and safety records and procedures set up by the corporation are completed accurately within the defined time schedule.
  • Ability to interpret as well as adapt and apply guidelines and procedures.
  • Ability to work independently and utilize initiative, ability to be organized and to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Work to continue personal competency through education, outside literature, seminars, etc.


  • At least 17 years of age
  • Current lifeguard certification with First Aid. Cross-over to American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification required within 60 days of hire.
  • Current CPR/AED certification. Cross-over to American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer required within 60 days of hire.
  • Current emergency oxygen certification preferred. Certification required within 60 days of hire. Cross-over to American Red Cross Administering Emergency Oxygen certification required within 60 days of hire.
  • Experience in aquatic facility management and pool operations is preferred.


  • Able to work as a team leader and builder/member.
  • Has a leadership presence in all situations.
  • Able to work with diverse populations.
  • Professional appearance and behavior.
  • Able to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Able to research, analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Adhere to drug free, tobacco free workplace policy.
  • Desire to work in a YMCA setting in accordance with the YMCA mission.

Essential Functions


This position requires the individual to perform a broad range of activities and duties needing full range of motion, including manual and finger dexterity and hand and eye coordination. Hear noises and distress signals in the aquatic environment, including the water and anywhere around the zone of responsibility, with or without reasonable accommodation. Remain alert with no lapses of consciousness. See and observe all sections of an assigned zone or area of responsibility, with or without reasonable accommodation. Requires seated work at a desk, including use of a computer, and the ability to lift 50 pounds, bend, stand, and walk for extended periods of time. It also requires working under stressful conditions and irregular hours.


Work involves active aquatic environment.


  • Communicate and promote the YMCA mission, goals and objectives to employees, volunteers and the community at large.
  • Serve in an advisory capacity to ensure a safe aquatic environment is maintained at the YMCA aquatic facility.
  • Maintain accurate records and reports.
  • Maintain current adult, infant and child CPR, AED and Lifesaving certifications.
  • Ensure that all swim programs are carried out according to Heart of the Valley YMCA Association standards.
  • Ensure that all chemicals are balanced and maintained on regular bases.
  • Attends staff meetings and trainings as scheduled.
  • Perform routine maintenance of the pool and surrounding areas to ensure cleanliness.
  • Responsible for any other duties as assigned by the Branch Director or Coordinator.


$8.00 - $10.00

Room and board provided


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