At the Y, we believe in the power of inspired young people. A community not-for-profit organisation with 17 million participations annually across Australia. 8,000 staff and volunteers serve at more than 150 locations every day. We partner with government and private capital to deliver programs and services that include community recreation, adventure and stadium sports, camping, learn to swim, children's programs, early learning, youth services, retirement living, disability services and social enterprises.
About the Centre
The YMCA in partnership with Greater Dandenong City Council are working together to deliver the vision for the community.
Dandenong Oasis – Indoor Swimming Pool, and Gym facilities located in Mills Reserve, Dandenong. The centre provides a 50 metre pool, hydrotherapy pool, spa sauna, toddler pool, fun pool, gym, squash courts, group fitness rooms, childcare and café.
Noble Park Aquatic Centre – Is a quality multi-purpose aquatic, recreation, and community centre which opened in February 2012. Located at Ross Reserve Noble Park the centre provides swimming lessons and events that cater for the local community. It features a 51.5 metre heated outdoor pool, water slide, indoor leisure pool, splash park area and a café.
Key Elements of the Role
As well as identifying potential risk factors & taking steps to reduce those risks, lifeguards will act as positive role models in an effort to build strong people, strong families and strong communities.
Successful lifeguards will be able to provide the highest level of supervision whilst maintaining a fun and safe environment for all.
Staff must be available to work a variety of shifts including weekends
- Provide adequate supervision of aquatic facilities to ensure the safety of all facility users.
- Maintain concentrated observation of pools and patrons to anticipate and respond to problems
- Identify and quickly respond appropriately to any emergency
- Ensure facility rules are being obeyed whilst at the same time educating facility users about safe aquatic practices.
- Ensure patrons are protected from unruly behaviour and dangerous actions
- Carry out intervention and preventative action to ensure the safety and wellbeing of patrons, the facility and equipment
- In the event of injury or illness provide appropriate first aid
- Perform delegated and rostered maintenance & cleaning duties
- Comply with legislative and organisational requirements
- Understands the unique needs of families and can respond appropriately
- Exhibits concern for the well-being of others and interest in the feelings and experiences of others.
- Exhibits an awareness of commonalities and differences (such as gender, race, age, culture, ethnicity, class, religion, disability) among families of diverse backgrounds and shows respect to those of different talents, abilities, sexual orientation, and faith.
- Challenges and develops young people's values and attitudes in a supportive manner.
- Creates a welcoming atmosphere by engaging all people in a friendly and approachable manner
- Works as part of a team and shows professionalism
- Punctual in both attendance on shift and attendance at staff meetings
- Immediately responds to customers' needs or concerns
- Flexible to work early mornings, evenings and weekends in an effort to share the workload
- Models, demonstrates, and teaches positive values like caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility
- Sets an example for parents by interacting, communicating, guiding, and setting clear boundaries and expectations for children in healthy and respectful ways
Maintain a clean neat presentation and be in correct uniform at all times
- Display understanding and courtesy to those of differing abilities, backgrounds and faith
- A strong desire to create and maintain a safe environment for all
- Ability to perform first aid as required
- Ability to identify and control risks
YMCA, including Boards of Directors, is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in accordance with our Safeguarding Children and Young People framework. YMCA requires that all applicants undergo satisfactory screening prior to commencement, including but not limited to:
- A national criminal history check;
- An international criminal history check where applicants have worked overseas;
- Holding or obtaining a Working with Children Clearance/ equivalent in accordance with state/ territory laws;
- ACF Safeguarding Children and Young People Certificate (completion online prior to commencement)
- Two reference checks.
Any successfully appointed applicant will be required to adhere to the Safeguarding Children and Young People framework, which includes a thorough safeguarding children and young people induction and committing to upholding the safety and wellbeing of children and young people throughout their engagement with YMCA.