Somerset Hills YMCA - Basking Ridge, NJ3.6

Part-timeEstimated: $18,000 - $23,000 a year

Somerset Hills YMCA is seeking safety focused lifeguards to work in our two lap pools and recreational family pool. You should be a leader that is quick to respond and ready to protect our members. You will learn life skills such as multi-tasking, time management, organization, and how to effectively handle difficult situations. Imagine going to work each day knowing that what you do will make a difference in the lives of others.

Not Certified? Visit our website for certification information: We are currently offering up to 100% reimbursementof the class fee if successful and employed by us for 30 days. Class must be completed by 10/31.

Part-time benefits include:

  • Free adult YMCA membership to encourage a healthy spirit, mind, and body
  • Discounts on YMCA programs
  • Access to Retirement Fund
  • Diverse and inclusive environment
  • Supportive community


  • Minimum age of 15
  • Certifications:
  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid and Emergency Oxygen
  • Current YMCA or ARC Lifeguard or equivalent
  • Ability to maintain certification-level of physical and mental readiness
  • Emotional resiliency and cognitive abilities to carry out job responsibilities
  • Ability to establish and maintain appropriate professional relationships
  • Interpersonal skills to interact effectively with individuals and groups respecting social and cultural diversity and to maintain appropriate boundaries
  • Must demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with YMCA standards


  • Maintains active surveillance of the pool area.
  • Knows/reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Completes related reports as required.
  • Knows, understands, and consistently applies safety rules, policies and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area. Maintains accurate records as required by the YMCA and/or the state Health Department code.
  • Walks the perimeter of the pool scanning the bottom before taking over the lifeguard stand.
  • Performs equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed.
  • Checks the pool for hazardous conditions when arriving.
  • Performs chemical testing when not guarding, as required, and takes appropriate action.
  • Attends all staff meetings and in-service training.
  • Maintains effective, positive relationships with the members, participants and other staff.

HOURS AVAILABLE: Preferable if you are available for our opening shift at 4:45am Monday - Friday. Various daytime and weekend shifts are also available.

Somerset County YMCA is a drug free work environment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcome all applicants who share our values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $11.00 /hour


  • Bernards, NJ (Preferred)


  • ARC Lifeguard Certification (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)