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Skagit Valley Family YMCA

Skagit Valley Family YMCA

Mt Vernon, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Job Details

Skagit Valley Family YMCA Mount Vernon Hoag Road - Mount Vernon, WA
$17.50 - $19.00 Hourly


We will train and certify the right person! A $300-dollar value! Full time position with benefits are available!

Free YMCA membership for your household even at part time!

Make an impact: As a Lifeguard you will superintend the safety of all persons in and around the water and are first responders in all aquatic emergencies. You need to have a keen eye for safety and set the tone for a safe environment for kids and families. You play a key role in ensuring safety standards are met in the water and on the deck, serving as the first responder in emergencies, maintaining safety equipment, and serving on an engaged and dynamic Aquatics team.

Learn, Grow and Serve: Were committed to growing the capabilities of our people. We are devoted to a community where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring. We are on a mission to create positive community change through relationships by empowering the mind, body and spirit of ALL! Above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger.

This position is for you, if you can:

  • Ensure safe conditions in and around the water.
  • Understand and implement basic concepts in water safety and risk management.
  • Prevent accidents by maintaining constant, uninterrupted surveillance of the pool area, its patrons, and other lifeguards; enforce health and safety rules; and respond instantly to the safety needs of patrons in an emergency.
  • Demonstrate effective and consistent teamwork with all YMCA staff.
  • Interact with all members and co-workers equally in a positive and professional manner, including during rule enforcement.

Work Environment & Physical/Mental Requirements:

The requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee is required to stand for long periods (with occasional rest periods), reach, bend, move around the work environment, and be able to respond quickly to all emergencies on land and in the water. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.
  • This position requires the employee to have a flexible work week (including nights and weekends) up to 25 hours per week.

Qualifications & Benefits


  • Minimum age 15
  • Current state approved certifications in Lifeguard Training, First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED/O2 and Bloodborne Pathogen Training.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • Ability to clearly communicate verbally in a noisy and stressful environment.
  • Must be physically and mentally fit to manage high-stress situations.
  • Possess mature judgment and sound decision-making skills.
  • Have the ability to be constantly observant and safety conscious.
  • Ability to react calmly, quickly, reliably, and decisively in an emergency.
  • Must be able to demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with YMCA standards and pass a physical skills test and written exam.
  • Fluency in second language desired/increased wage


  • Free YMCA household membership;
  • 403(b) Saving Account enrollment;

Your other benefits will be (waiting period applies):

  • 8 paid federal holidays a year (full-time benefited employees to be eligible)
  • Paid Sick & Vacation Day (accrual begins from day-1, eligible to use after 90-days)
  • 2 paid personal days & 1 paid birthday per year
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance (full-time benefited employees to be eligible)
  • 403 (b) Retirement Employer Match (after 2 years with 1,000 hours)
  • Life insurance, and more! (full-time benefited employees to be eligible)
  • Additional bilingual, premium pay of $0.50 for those who are fluent bilingual Spanish, Triqui, Mixtec, Russian and Ukrainian speakers. Ability to write or translate written materials is not required to receive this premium.