YMCA of Southeast Ventura County
  • Conejo
  • Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
  • Part Time

Are you looking to build relationships, impact lives and strengthen your community? How about being a part of a team that is ready to make a difference in the lives of youth? The Conejo YMCA is looking for people like you to be a part of the exciting Aquatics Program. We are seeking a Head Lifeguard to work Monday-Friday from 4:00-9:00 pm.  

Under the supervision of the Aquatics Director, the Head Lifeguard is responsible for the risk management, staffing, and evaluation of safety procedures for all pools under his/her direct responsibility. The Head Lifeguard is responsible for maintaining safe swimming conditions in the pool, on the deck, and in all surrounding areas, responding quickly to all emergency situations to rescue anyone in danger and prevent injury and relating to patrons in a positive and professional manner at all times. Opens, closes and secures the aquatic center as scheduled. 


  1. Monitors aquatic safety and makes recommendations on equipment and supply purchases.
  2. Maintains constant compliance with all laws, regulations and YMCA policies, especially staff certification requirements, child labor laws and environmental health regulations related to pool sanitation and safety.
  3. Speaks and listens to parents, participants, members, staff and prospective staff to keep them informed of YMCA opportunities and issues and resolve them diplomatically and tactfully.
  4. Builds authentic relationships with members and encourages them to build relationships with each other as part of the YMCA movement.
  5. Proactively and continuously scans the entire area of responsibility.
  6. Responds immediately and takes appropriate action in all situations that present the potential for injury.
  7. Checks that safety equipment is correctly placed and is in proper working order at the start of each shift.
  8. Communicates and enforces all pool rules and policies to all participants, members and staff.
  9. Participates in scheduled staff trainings, meeting and events as required.
  10. Perform other job related duties as requested and necessary.


  1. Minimum of 21 years of age.
  2. Lifeguard certified including CPR, AED, First Aid and Oxygen for the professional rescuer. Certifications through the American Red Cross, American Heart Association or other hands on certification by a nationally recognized organization.
  3. Minimum two years of experience as a lifeguard.
  4. Knowledge of principles of YMCA aquatic leadership.
  5. Ability to communicate effectively to members, staff and community at large.
  6. Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds.
  7. Must be available evenings and weekends.
  8. All required online training must be completed prior to hire.
  9. Criminal record clearance.



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