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  • Posted: Nov 23, 2021
    Deadline: Dec 30, 2021
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  • Lakowe Lakes Golf & Country Estate often described as 'West Africa’s best-kept secret’, is a beautiful, luxury community nestled in a peaceful neighbourhood about 35km from the hustle and bustle of Lagos.
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    Lifeguard

    The Lifeguard is responsible for the general supervision and safety of patrons using the swimming pool at the Sports Center by preventing and responding to emergencies. Lifeguards are superior swimmers who are able to give advice on water safety to patrons, conduct swift water rescues and control unruly behavior if necessary. 

    Generally, the Lifeguard does not need a high school diploma, however, 6 months to 1-year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities are required. A valid CPR certification and current certification as a lifeguard by a recognized source of training are required. Successful Lifeguards are extremely sociable and safety conscious.

    Core Responsibilities and Key Result Areas
    Oversee Swimmer Safety

    Maintain swimmers’ safety 

    • Monitor water conditions and guest behavior, by enforcing safety rules and paying close attention to swimmers’ activities and behavior.
    • Lifeguards may issue warnings when a visitor is creating an unsafe environment and may determine when they need to ask a guest to leave. 
    • Lifeguards may also assist new swimmers to help them safely enjoy the water.

    Conduct Rescue Operations
    Rescue swimmers from the water during drowning situation. When the Lifeguard notices a swimmer struggling or beneath the water for too long, they take necessary steps to safely remove the swimmer from the water. 
    In some cases, the Lifeguard may have to begin CPR procedures, working with other lifeguards to contact emergency services personnel and provide assistance to the swimmer.
    Organize Pool Activities

    • The Lifeguards supports visitors by organizing activities in and around the pool including pool parties, lessons, and swim teams. 
    • The Lifeguard will work closely with supervisors and other lifeguards to schedule and oversee these activities, which may occur outside of regular swimming hours, and ensure that participants have a safe and positive experience while visiting the pool.

    Monitor Weather and Conditions

    • The Lifeguard will maintain overall safety by monitoring weather and water conditions for signs of danger.
    • The pool Lifeguard may check the weather to see if thunderstorms or other weather events could create an unsafe swimming environment. 
    • It is the lifeguard’s responsibility to take steps to close the swimming pool area if they determine that conditions are hazardous to swimmers.

    Contribute to Maintenance and Upkeep
    The Lifeguard may also contribute to maintenance and upkeep activities in and around the pool or other swimming areas so that visitors can enjoy a safe and clean environment. 
    Maintenance and upkeep may include cleaning up walkways around the swimming pool, adding chemicals according to safety guidelines, and regularly cleaning pool water and surfaces.
    Key Performance Indicators

    • Lifeguards play a key role in creating safe environments for swimmers. Lifeguards need to be certified and possess the following skills:
    • Swimming – lifeguards must be strong swimmers who can maneuver and navigate in the water even while carrying another person
    • Observation skills – the ability to observe and monitor swimmers and safety conditions is vital in this role, so lifeguards should possess excellent observation skills
    • Attention to detail – in many cases, a lifeguard’s shift can be relatively uneventful, but a high level of attention to detail and concentration is required throughout the shift to ensure swimmer safety
    • Emergency response skills – if a swimmer is in danger, lifeguards need to calmly assess the situation and make critical decisions to provide assistance, so strong judgment and response skills are necessary
    • Communication skills – lifeguards need to effectively communicate with visitors and other lifeguards, so strong verbal communication skills are another requirement

    Qualifications 

    • 2+ years' lifeguard experience preferred
    • Ability to pass a pre-employment practical skills test in the water
    • Ability to work on weekends and evenings
    • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
    • Highly-skilled in the application of lifeguarding surveillance and rescue techniques
    • Strong knowledge of CPR and emergency medical procedure-certification required 
    • Ability to accurately prepare routine administrative paperwork
    • Excellent customer service skills

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Lakowe Lakes Golf & Country Estate on forms.gle to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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