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YMCA of Greater Seattle Aquatics Counselor Overnight Summer Camp in Longbranch, Washington


Our Commitment to Equity

The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.

Job Summary

We are looking for trustworthy leaders who want to make positive connections with our members and program participants in our Summer Family Camp programs. You need to have a keen eye for safety and set the tone for a safe environment for kids and families. You will play a key role in ensuring safety standards are met – in the water and on the dock, serving as first responder in emergencies, maintaining safety equipment, and serving on an engaged and dynamic Aquatics team.


  1. Maintains safe swimming conditions in the lagoon, Sound, on the dock, beach, and surrounding areas. Prevents accidents by maintaining constant observation of the aquatic area, enforcing health and safety rules and maintaining emergency readiness. May perform duties related to opening or closing the waterfront.

  2. Develops positive relationships with participants and parents.

  3. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.

  4. Knows/reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies, procedures, and the “safe-in-six” model. Completes related reports as required.

  5. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.

  6. Performs equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed.

  7. Checks aquatic and rescue equipment and promptly reports any problems.

  8. Sets up and stores equipment for recreational swims and assists instructors with set up.

  9. Maintains aquatic program areas and equipment with a high attention to cleanliness and safety.

  10. Conveys basic information on YMCA programs and schedules to members and, as appropriate, refers members to other YMCA programs and/or staff.

  11. Other duties as assigned.


You are 18 years of age or older and have:

  1. 6 months+ of lifeguarding experience.

  2. Current state approved first-aid certification.

    1. Current state approved CPR certification – Pro or Basic Life Support.
    1. Lifeguard certification – YMCA or Red Cross.
    1. YMCA of Greater Seattle scanning training or equivalent
    1. Ability to maintain certification-level of physical and mental readiness.
  1. Must be observant and able to react calmly, quickly and with good judgment in an emergency.

  2. Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.

  • We can facilitate the process of you getting certified if you don’t have the required certifications yet. Please still apply if you are interested!

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you:

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment

  • Are very adaptable

  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic

  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet

  • Truly enjoy being of service to people

  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together

  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. As an employee you also recieve a YMCA membership.

We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on the results of a background check and (on applicable jobs) drug screening, including screening for marijuana. We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.

Pool, Beach, Lifeguard, Life, Guard, Aquatics


Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.


  • Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Honesty

  • Caring

  • Passion for Excellence

Job Locations US-WA-Longbranch

Posted Date 20 hours ago (7/26/2021 5:58 PM)

ID 2020-10935

Type Seasonal

# of Openings 3

Location YMCA Camp Colman

Category Positions Eligible for 2021 Sign-On Cash Incentive

Address 20016 Bay Road KPS

Minimum compensation USD $50.83/Da.