Pool Lifeguard

Date: 01-Dec-2021

Location: Kelvin Grove, AU

Company: YMCA Brisbane

Be a Lifeguard - YMCA OF RAPID CITY

  • Worklife balance with causal, flexible working and rostering arrangements 
  • Prospects for career development and growth in the fitness space 
  • Free gym, discounted childcare and 24hr support via our Employee Assistance Program

The gig
Does helping others put a smile on your face? Would you love a career where you could change peoples’ lives? Whether you’re a student, Return to Work Parent, Student, Educator, First Jobber, Retiree, or just love being near water; if you bring energy and passion, there are so many possibilities for you at the Y. 

Our Y Lifeguards enjoy keeping a close eye on all our precious community members and often get to know our members by name. They’re reliable and vigilant and always ready to jump in (literally) if necessary. We have plenty of heroes we’re super proud of but it’s not all reacting to emergencies, our Lifeguards are great at identifying potential risks - and taking steps to reduce those risks.

The role involves:

  • Engaging customer service
  • Supervising the pool and identifying and reducing potential risks
  • Maintaining all qualifications required for this position
  • Administering first aid as required

The workspace

Gardens Point Fitness and Aquatic hosts one of the only inner city pools available in Brisbane. Our state of the art 50-metre Olympic swimming pool is ideal for those who swim casually, those who enjoy hardcore training and those who are learning to swim.

The perks

  • A brand to be proud of, we  believe in the power of inspired young people
  • A culture that’s all about motivating people to live an active life 
  • A free membership to workout at our clubs 
  • Discounted childcare at our day care centres
  • Work/life balance with flexible options 
  • Regular personal and professional development 
  • Confidential 24-hour support via our employee assistance program 


The need-to-haves

  • Lifeguard Certificate
  • A passion for customer service 
  • Friendly and approachable manner
  • Love of the water
  • Calm and quick thinker under pressure
  • The desire to learn and grow
  • Current certification for First Aid and CPR or willingness to get one


The good-to-haves

  • Currently possess, or be willing to obtain, a National Police Check and positive notice Blue Card in accordance with the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000  


The Y

The Y provides children's services, recreation, camping, youth services, and community initiatives, events, training and accommodation. We stand behind all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or belief. Everyone should feel welcome and supported at the Y. Find out more

How to Apply

Please send a covering letter detailing your experience and addressing the selection criteria outlined above and a resume. Please use the 'Apply for this role' button 


Applications close 08/10/2021  


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Our Commitment

We take our responsibility for keeping children and young people safe very seriously and are proudly an Australian Childhood Foundation Safeguarding Children Accredited Organisation.

YMCA, including Boards of Directors, is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in accordance with our Safeguarding Children and Young People framework. YMCA requires that all applicants undergo satisfactory screening prior to commencement, including but not limited to:  

  • a national criminal history check;
  • an international criminal history check where applicants have worked overseas;
  • holding or obtaining a Working with Children Clearance/ equivalent in accordance with state/ territory laws;
  • rights to work in Australia.  


 Any successfully appointed applicant will be required to adhere to the Safeguarding Children and Young People framework, which includes a thorough safeguarding children and young people induction and committing to upholding the safety and wellbeing of children and young people throughout their engagement with YMCA.

The YMCA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to safeguarding children and young people.