PT Lifeguard

Location US-IL-Palos Hills
Job ID
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CENTERS is a management company that specializes in campus recreation. We partner with universities to manage their departments, facilities, finances, and deliver exceptional customer service. Since 1998, Centers remains the first and only mission centric organization committed to student development and departmental excellence on behalf of its clients. Centers is currently operating campus recreation centers at eight universities within the United States.


The Health, Fitness & Recreation Center at Moraine Valley Community College is a state-of-the-art facility in Palos Hills, Illinois, currently under CENTERS management. This 113,000 square foot building, which opened in March 2014, supports the college’s athletic program, physical education & recreation therapy departments, and new campus recreation department.  The fitness center consists of a 15,000 square foot fitness floor including cardiovascular machines, strength equipment and free weight room; 4 group exercise studios, 1/10 mile indoor running track,  the Cyclone Center, including 3-court field house with basketball, volleyball, and badminton; 4 lap lane aquatic center including a whirlpool, expansive locker rooms each with a steam room, family changing rooms, Tropical Smoothie Café, a Pro Shop, and open lobby spaces with seating. 


  • Prevent and respond to emergency situations
  • Identify and report any malfunctions or irregularities of equipment or facility
  • Attend regularly scheduled staff meeting and in service training
  • Enforce all rules and regulations
  • Provide customer service
  • Lifeguard according to Facility, State Code and Lifeguard Training standards
  • Supervise proper use of swimming pools along with supporting facilities
  • Maintain current certifications in lifeguard training, First Aid for the professional rescuer, and CPR for the professional rescuer
  • Perform pool maintenance duties as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Requirements:

  • Current American Red Cross, Ellis, YMCA or equivalent Lifeguard Training certification is required
  • First Aid, AED, and CPR-PR certifications are required
  • Previous lifeguard experience preferred



Technical Competencies

  • Basic computer competency

Professional Competencies

  • Ability to perform all Lifeguard skills as required by American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Program.  
  • Successful completion of skills tests in swimming, rescue, and other areas as determined by the facility.
  • Managing any customer related issues whilst on shift

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Work Environment

  • Pool
  • Moderate to loud noise

Physical Demands

  • Physical conditioning


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