Job | Posted 4 months ago
Position Areas
Non-Instructional Support



  • Must be able to obtain and hold valid certification in American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Lifeguarding, and First Aid
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to work in a variety of temperature ranges
  • Must be able to demonstrate all American Red Cross certification skills upon request
  • At least one or more years working as a lifeguard preferred
Fair Labor Standards Act Status:  Non-Exempt
Reports to:
Aquatics Director
Assistant Aquatics Director
Job Goal:                              
To properly scan for and respond to all types of aquatic emergencies and to provide as safe an environment for patrons and staff as possible
Performance Responsibilities:
Respond quickly and properly to all emergency situations according to American Red Cross guidelines:
  • Be able to demonstrate all American Red Cross certification skills upon request
  • Ensure all rescue/incident reports are properly completed after an incident
  • Inform the Director/Assistant Director of all rescues/incidents
  • Know and practice the Emergency Action Plan (EAP)
  • Report to work in a timely manner and be ready to start the shift on time
  • Attend one hour of in-service training per week
  • Attend all required staff meetings and full staff in-services
  • Must follow the dress code for a lifeguard
  • Know and enforce all facility rules
  • Be aware of the needs of the guard on-duty during “down time”

  • Remain in the building at all times
  • Be alert for a whistle call from the guard on duty
  • Be ready to respond to the on-duty lifeguard’s call for assistance

  • Keep current on all American Red Cross CPR, Lifeguard, and First Aid certifications
  • Perform any extra cleaning duties required by the supervisor while on “down time”
  • Remain in the office while on “down time”
  • Answer the phone politely
  • Answer any patron questions
  • Receive money from patrons wishing to use the facility
  • Sign up patrons for swim lessons
  • Alert the Director /Assistant Director of any concerns
  • Complete other duties as defined and assigned
Terms of Employment:        
The Lifeguard will be employed for twelve month positions.  The salary and work year will be established annually by the Board of Education.
Performance of this job will be evaluated by the immediate supervisor, using the Henley Aquatic Center Staff Performance Based Evaluation.

Posted By

Independence School District

201 N Avenue , Independence, MO 64050

At the following locations

Henley Aquatic Center

201 N. Forest Ave. , Independence, MO 64050