Lifeguard - Summer (Seasonal)

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Company Overview

Youth Villages has been a national leader in the implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 30+ years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services. 


If you are looking for a positive career move where you are meeting the challenges of life and striving to make a positive difference, then Youth Villages is the place for you. We are looking for people with a strong sense of purpose and focus to continually build confidence in yourself and our organization.


Program Overview


Youth Villages’ Residential Treatment programs serve children with emotional and behavioral problems. Our residential campuses provide the setting for an intensive treatment program that combines the unique balance of structure and freedom. This enables children and their families to identify, understand and cope with their individual needs and develop the skills necessary to succeed in less restrictive settings. We have three different types of facilities—Intensive Residential Centers, Open Campuses, and Group Homes. Located in Tennessee and Georgia, all of these facilities utilize the Re-Education of Emotionally Disturbed Children therapy model (Re-Ed).


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Responsible for all aspects of swimming pool including safety of residents and up keep of facilities.

Provides structured water classes (swimming lessons, games) for all residents.

Maintains certifications and trainings to remain compliant (CPR, CPI, Cert Lifeguard Training)

Provides coverage for all swimmers.

Keeps pool clean, vacuumed, chemicals accurate, and makes necessary repairs.

Assesses new residents for swimming levels.

Teaches lifesaving techniques to upper level swimmers.

Coordinates pool schedule for weekdays and weekends with cottage staff.

May assist with other water sports (ie: canoing) if applicable to campus.


Additional Information


Our pools will be open April through October, we can consider candidates who are able to consider the entire period of time or partial days/hours. Our lifeguards can work up to 40 hours maximum. 

  • April through Memorial Day: Tuesday 8:30am-2:30pm, Wednesday 1:30-4pm, Friday 8:30am-2pm, Saturday 12-5pm, Sunday 12-4pm
  • Memorial Day through Labor Day: Monday - Friday 2:30-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 8:30am-4pm
  • Labor Day to end of October: Tuesday 8:30am-2:30pm, Wednesday 1:30-4pm, Friday 8:30am-2pm, Saturday 12-5pm, Sunday 12-4pm




High School Diploma

Lifeguard certified (required) - we will certify on site if able to pass swim test. 

Experience working with at risk youth is preferred 


Swim test required for applicant who are not or have never been certified as life guards. Employment is contingent to passing prerequisite swim test:

  • Swim 300 yards continuously using front crawl or breaststroke
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only legs
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute 40 seconds: start in water and swim 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 9ft to retrieve a 10lb object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on your back to the start keeping both hands on the object and keeping the face at or near the surface to be able to breath. Once at the start exit the water without using a ladder. This must be completed without goggles.


Covid-19 Vaccine Requirement


As of October 15, 2021, Youth Villages has required the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious exemption, as a condition of employment to help ensure the safety of all employees and youth and families served.


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