1401 Ballentine Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23504, USA Req #31038
Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Location:          Hampton Roads Area Command Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center – Norfolk, VA        

Position Type:    Regular, Casual

Pay Range:        $12.26 - $15.32

About this opportunity:

The Lifeguard ensures that the aquatic operations are in compliance with established departmental policies and procedures. Aquatic Lifeguard is an hourly position, which may be designed full-time, part[1]time, or as needed. Under the direction and supervision of the Lead Life Guard, the Lifeguard observes swimmers, protects life, prevents accidents, enforces regulations, and does related work as required.

Key responsibilities:

  • Prepares reports as assigned and maintains files as directed by the Lead Life Guard.
  • Helps implement the plans set forth by the Aquatics Manager in accordance with The Salvation Army Policies and Procedures.
  • Ensures the safety and well-being of all instructors, volunteers, and participants; generates legible and accurate accident and incident reports as required.
  • Performs routine water chemical checks and cleaning schedules as assigned by the Aquatics Manager or Lead Life Guard.
  • Will work in a cooperative manner with other on-site directors of the Kroc Center program.
  • Follows and enforces equipment checkout program. Reports defects, necessary repairs, etc.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

Ability to meet attendance requirements. Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language. Ability to plan work priorities, evaluate work performances and provide recommendations for improving productivity and efficiency of work. Maintain a variety of internal and external contacts and work cooperatively with superior and subordinate staff. Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work in order to accomplish work in compliance with quality standards and deadlines. Must be at least 16 years of age. Must have the ability to swim with proficiency and endurance. Must successfully tread water with a brick for 5 minutes. Have the ability to work with children, parents, and staff in a capacity of leadership, counseling and education including but not limited to: Ability to relate joyfully and sensitively to people of all ages Sensitivity to individual needs. Ability to use appropriate positive discipline consistently Dependable Ability to handle security and crisis situations, calmly Ability to seek supervision and use it consistently

Work is performed in an environment where there may be a little physical discomforts associated with changes in temperature, pool chemicals as well as discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like. All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.

Employee Benefits

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Vacation, Sick, Personal and Holiday Paid Time Off
  • Retirement Plan
  • Life Insurance and more!

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Why work for us?

The Salvation Army offers a broad range of career opportunities, particularly targeted toward those motivated by our mission, to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

The Salvation Army strives to do the “Most Good” for its employees by offering a greater sense of purpose in the work performed, by training and mentoring employees and by offering competitive compensation and benefit plans.  Whether employed as a truck driver, administrative support team member or the director of a program, our employees understand at the core of their work is the opportunity to be an integral part of an organization that is Doing the Most Good.

Five values at the heart of everything we do…We are…

  • Passionate
  • Compassionate
  • Uplifting
  • Brave
  • Trustworthy

Additional Information:

All employees recognize The Salvation Army is a church and agree they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.

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Application Submittal Period:  05/22/2024 – 06/05/2024

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


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We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities with The Salvation Army!

Other details

  • Job Family PMC-TEMP/SEAS/CAS
  • Job Function Recreation
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Travel Required No
  • Required Education Certification
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