LIFEGUARD ON A PREMIER RESORT
- Start Dates: All year round
- Salary: Minimum $21.75 + per hour – age / experience / resort dependent
- Meals: Staff receive free or discounted meals - resort dependent
- Accommodation: Free / subsidised either on/off-site – resort dependent
- Uniforms: Usually free / subsidised uniform – resort dependent
- Minimum two to five years experience in a similar role within a peer level establishment
- Minimum commitment six months
- Grooming, appearance and cleanliness must be a very high standard (no visible piercings or tattoos)
- Requisite training and qualifications – lifeguard certificate with CPR and First Aid
- Must be willing to plan your travel arrangements according to employer defined start dates
- Must be an Australian citizen or be eligible for an Australian Holiday visa
Being a lifeguard means that you will be responsible for the safety of the guests in the water, whether they are enjoying swimming at one of the resort swimming pools or at the beach.
To work as a lifeguard you are responsible for every swimmer at the resort, whether they are experienced or not, and whether they are children or adults.
Your job is to ensure safety at the pools or at the resort’s private beach. This includes making the swimming area safe, by getting rid of dangerous objects, encouraging safe play in the water and watching out for weaker swimmers. At the beach, you will look for undertows, swimmers being dragged far out to sea, animals, boats that are getting too close to swimmers, and at the pool area you will uphold the rules of the pool, deal with medical emergencies, make sure that the pool is sanitary and safe, and even send unruly children and adults out of the pool area if they are engaging in dangerous or illegal activities.
You will also need to teach the guests to use certain equipment that is provided by the resort, such as the flotation tubes and blow up boats to make sure that they are used safely and that those using them are confident.
If there is an incident at the pool or beach and a swimmer is in trouble, the lifeguard must know CPR and first aid, and be able to administer any treatment required to save the swimmer.
- Skills, Qualifications and Experience
- Senior First Aid
- Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)
- Basic Beach Management
- Advanced Resuscitation Techniques
- Spinal Management
- Strong swimmer and be physically fit and healthy
- You must be strong enough to pull people out of the water, and you must be able to use the safety equipment comfortably and confidently.
- You must be friendly and welcoming at all times and have a calming attitude about you to reassure guests that they and their children are safe.
- You must be responsible, mature and be able to think on your feet, working well under pressure.
Another requirement that you should have is to be patient. Looking out over the water for hours at a time can be tiring, so you need to have the ability to remain calm and patient when on duty.
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