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Lifeguard (Part Time, Seasonal April - September)

Forest Home

Lifeguard (Part Time, Seasonal April - September)

Forest Falls, CA
  • Responsibilities


    To guard and protect the patrons that use the Forest Home aquatic facilities.

    To maintain cleanliness and safety of all aquatics facilities and to provide excellent customer service in order to create a fun, welcoming Christ centered environment.


    • Perform lifeguard duties in aquatics programs as assigned, which include a lake front and several swimming pools

    • Obtains and maintains Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR and AED certifications

    • Reaches and maintains a level of physical fitness that meets or exceeds the American Red Cross standard for lifeguards (500 meter swim, 10 foot dive and swim with brick, tread water for 3 minutes)

    • Supports and upholds Recreation safety plans and procedures

    • Assures equipment is inspected and maintained

    • Provide excellent and Christ like service to guests and fellow staff

    • Develops and maintains professional relationships within recreation and the various departments at Forest Home

    • Performs other duties as assigned


    • Current American Red Cross CPR, First Aid, Lifeguard, and AED certification, or be willing and psychically able to be certified
    • Working towards High School diploma or equivalent
    • Prior lifeguard experience preferred
    • Preferred experience in job or ministry that requires guest interaction and service with people of all ages.

    QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Uphold and support the Mission, Vision and Core Values of Forest Home
    • Ability to hear from God and pray with people, both in person and on the phone
    • Assume responsibility for initiating a pleasant atmosphere by displaying a professional attitude through performance, appearance, and demeanor
    • Actively supports and participates in the staff spiritual life activities
    • Regular, timely attendance
    • Signed statement of faith
    • Must be at least 16 years old
    • Responsible, focused and aware of surroundings
    • Must be comfortable and confident in possible high stress situations

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with a disability to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and requires sufficient hand, arm, and finger dexterity to operate office machines. Requires mild physical work; some lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects over 20 pounds. Requires visual acuity to read words and numbers and speaking and hearing ability sufficient to communicate in person or over the phone.

    • Reaches and maintains a level of physical fitness that meets or exceeds the American Red Cross standard for lifeguards (500 meter swim, 10 foot dive and swim with brick, tread water for 3 minutes)
    • Must be comfortable with spending extended periods of time in the sun and periodically entering cold bodies of water.
    • Requires walking, swimming, and standing for 6-8 hours a day
    • Must be able to complete all in-service training which will include physical exercise of varying degree

    ADA: The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. This job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud at times. FOREST HOME EMPLOYMENT STATEMENT: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. All terms and conditions of Forest Home’s at-will employment, duties, and responsibilities are subject to the Forest Home Employee Handbook.


    Surrender to Christ (Romans 12:1-2)

    • Abide with the Lord daily through study of His Word and prayer
    • Surrender to the Lord daily through obedience to His Word
    • Worship the Lord with the Forest Home Community
    • Commit to grow in your faith through regular attendance at a local church
    • Prioritize God, Family, and Work appropriately
    • Be prepared to share your testimony with staff or guests
    • Walk in Biblical purity (1 Timothy 4:12) by rejecting one’s sinful nature

    Love (I Corinthians 13)

    • Display the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control (Galatians 5:22)
    • Be respectful to others
    • Demonstrate compassion

    Serve (Philippians 2:3-11)

    • Give generously to God and others through time, talent and treasure
    • Seek to put others’ needs above your own
    • Demonstrate humility in both spirit and deed
    • Actively look for ways to serve

    Walk in Integrity (Titus 2:11-12, Proverbs 4:23-27)

    • Show loyalty to others, even when they are not present
    • Do the right thing, even when others are not present
    • Extend trust and seek to believe the best in others
    • Ask for forgiveness quickly when necessary
    • Be truthful and transparent with others

    Strive for Excellence (Colossians 3:23-24)

    • Demonstrate accountability with time and resources
    • Request and receive training
    • Desire to improve, and challenge others to do the same
    • Commit to exceeding guest expectations
    • Refuse mediocrity

    Engage in Community (I Thessalonians 5:11-13)

    • Seek first to understand before being understood
    • Communicate clearly, empathetically and respectfully
    • Work through conflict Biblically (Matthew 18-15-17)
    • Participate in intentional and purposeful community activities
    • Partner with teammates for the goal of unity and team effectiveness
    • Play and appreciate “campy” fun
    • Faithfully pray for one another

    Innovate (Ephesians 3:20-21)

    • Dream Big
    • Proactively seek solutions
    • Think outside the box
    • Dream, plan and execute new ideas
    • Acknowledge and trust that all things are possible through Jesus Christ our Lord (Matthew 19:26)