Camp Christopher Lifeguard

Company Name:
Catholic Charities Diocese of Cleveland
Camp Christopher Lifeguard Shift: Various Shifts Experience Level: None
: Associate's Degree Basic Function: Provide waterfront supervision and responsibilities as assigned by the camp director. Plan and implement daily activities. Responsibilities:- Under direction, ensure that the activities of this position and all relevant programs are consistent with the mission, vision and values of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland. - Participate in waterfront training exercises and skills tests. - Report any waterfront time problems to the appropriate authority. Inform supervisor of any problems or incidents that might become a concern for parents, campers or staff. - Plan and implement a variety of activities that reflect a progression of skills and reflect the theme. Activities that will be determined by weekly groups and personal goals. - Ensure campers are participating in all program areas in a manner that would not cause harm to themselves, others or the environment. - Conduct a safe and efficient program in keeping with standards of American Camp Association and other governing bodies. - Be aware of all special needs and concerns of campers and staff. - Encourage and support other staff members in their job responsibilities. - Establish a positive and cooperative relationship with supervisors. - Act according to the risk management plan; be knowledgeable of the risk management plan. - Participate in all overnights scheduled at designated site(s). - Supervise campers in all camp, and special event situations, at lunch, during sports on the fields, lookout during swimming and field trips or other areas as assigned. - Assist campers with restroom trips and personal care as needed. - Complete paperwork which may include forms, incident reports, schedule logs and others as appropriate. - Clean up daily as assigned. - Assist in care, preparation and cleaning of program equipment. - Maintain supplies for use in program including normal maintenance and care of camp equipment used. - Attend all staff meetings. - Participate with campers in all aspects of camp. - Perform other duties as necessary to accomplish objectives. Requirements:- Combination of education and experience normally represented by a High School diploma or equivalent with six months to a year experience working with children. - Previous experience working with youth in a formal setting is preferred. - Must be at least 18 years of age. If driving, must be 21 years of age at time of hire. - If driving, must have a verified safe driving record in the State of
with no greater than four (4) points, and provide a copy of license. Driving record will be obtained through Motor Vehicle Abstract. - Knowledge of the growth of children and concern for their emotional, physical and spiritual needs. - Knowledge and understanding of camper information including but not limited to behavioral issues, health concerns and other facts unique to campers. - Enjoy the outdoors. - A desire and the ability to work with children outdoors. - Current certification in First Aid and CPR; American Red Cross or equivalent Lifeguard Training certification. - Ability to make quick decisions in life threatening situations. - Flexible and good at working in a team atmosphere. Willingness to assume multiple roles and job assignments throughout the summer. - Must have good oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. - Must be well organized, detail oriented and ability to maintain confidentiality. - Ability to show patience and courtesy when working with people. - Must be able to sit, stand, walk, squat and reach above head. - Must be able to life/carry up to 50 pounds unassisted. - Must be able to physically assist campers to stand, sit, use restroom and walk. - Final applicant is required to be fingerprinted to complete background check. MYK62683JR

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