Camp Jacobson – Lifeguard
- Desire and ability to work outside all day with children; Experience teaching children is preferred; ARC Lifeguard Training (LGT) required; Current Nassau County Lifeguard Certification required (restricted or higher); Current certification in First Aid and CPR is required; Current Water Safety Instruction (WSI) Certification is optional but preferred
- Supervise and guard campers during aquatics program.
- Provide surveillance during aquatics activities to help prevent and manage injuries.
- Provide rescues as needed.
- Utilize First Aid, CPR, and other emergency management services as needed.
- Instruct campers during instructional swim periods.
- Ensure that campers and staff follow safety procedures while in their program activity.
- Evaluate aquatics abilities of campers.
- Complete progress reports for campers in your swim groups up to 4x per summer.
- Assist in the delivery and supervision of all water activities and special events at the swimming pools.
- Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the waterfront program area.
- Conduct daily check of area and equipment for safety, cleanliness and good repair.
- Clean pool area daily, keeping it free of hazards and debris.
- Assist with the arrival and departure procedures for the entire camp.
- Participate in staff orientations, trainings, and meetings.
- Other duties as assigned by Camp Administration.
- Ensure the safety and well-being of each camper, both physically and emotionally. No camper should ever be made to feel badly, unimportant or ridiculed by anyone at camp.
- Have fun! It’s contagious and when you’re having fun, the campers are having fun. Spirit and enthusiasm go a long way.
- Act as a positive role model to campers. Conversations and language must be appropriate for campers at all times. Physical appearance should be neat and professional.
- Attend all mandatory pre-camp orientation meetings. Failure to attend meetings may result in termination or forfeiture of perfect attendance bonus.
- Provide feedback and recommend improvements to Camp Administration with regards to effectiveness of program.
- Staff is required to wear a staff shirt every day, which will be provided during pre-camp orientation.
- Appropriate swimwear must be worn at all swim periods. Sneakers must be worn daily. Staff is expected to be interactive in the pool and on the fields.
- Any staff member suspected to be under the influence or found to be using drugs, alcohol or smoking during camp hours will be dismissed immediately.
- Cell phones are not permitted to be used on camp property during camp hours unless approved by Camp Administration.
- Camp Jacobson is both kosher and nut-free. We expect that all staff respect these policies. NO OUTSIDE FOOD IS ALLOWED IN CAMP AT ANY TIME.
- Staff are not permitted to have visitors during the camp day and are not allowed to leave camp during the day unless authorized to do so.
- Please be aware that any rumors, issues, and concerns of the campers and/or their families are strictly confidential and are not to be shared outside of camp by any staff member. Situations relevant to the camp day are not to be discussed outside of camp. Any issues must be communicated to your immediate supervisor, not to camp parents.
- Staff are expected to uphold and ensure the implementation of all Camp Jacobson policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
- Camp Jacobson upholds its confidentiality policy in regards to the discussion of compensation and other private subject matters. The policy prohibits any sharing of confidential information. Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action.