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Lifeguard at Walt Disney World

Job Details

  • Date Posted: December 21, 2021
  • Location: Lake Buena Vista, Florida
  • Company: Walt Disney
  • Job Type: Part Time
  • Salary: $15.25/hr - $16.25/hr
  • Housing Offered: No
  • Experience: 0-2 yrs

Company Contact

  • Website: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/
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Job Summary:

Lifeguards are focused on ensuring the safety of our Guests by enforcing policies, rules, and regulations of Recreation locations while also answering Guest questions. Lifeguards provides guidance to Guests, problem-solving, and work in a cooperative team environment. Lifeguards will maintain the general cleanliness of the pool areas, including removing towels and arranging chairs & tables. Lifeguard Cast Members respond to various incidents and will be trained on Infant, Child and Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to respond to Guest and Cast emergencies.
The new hire will receive paid training to obtain their Lifeguards certification through Ellis and Associates, Inc. The certification training is conducted over three consecutive days.
Lifeguard Hosts and Hostesses receive a starting rate of $15.25/hour for shallow water, and $16.25/hour for deep water.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor Guests in recreational areas and provide constant surveillance of pool areas to ensure Guest safety and act as a first responder to emergency situations
  • Enforce policies, rules and regulations of the Recreation locations
  • Participate in regular in-service training
  • Perform life saving techniques, C.P.R and first aid procedures in emergency situations
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time while monitoring the pool deck
  • Work in outdoor settings during various weather conditions
  • Clear pool deck of used towels, lifejackets, and trash
  • Maintain and exchange used and clean towel bins
  • Engage and Greet Pool Guests
  • Proactively address Guest needs by answering questions, giving directions and other information about the resort or surrounding areas
  • Maintain overall upkeep of all cabanas
  • Additional Personal Protective Equipment (face shields, goggles, refillable hand sanitizers, etc.) may be required
  • Cast members may be required to handle cleaning chemicals and supplies

Basic Qualifications:

  • Part-time requires full availability for any shift, a MINIMUM of (3) THREE days per week, including nights and holidays
  • Full-time requires full availability for any shift, including nights and holidays
  • Strong observational skills to proactively identify Guest needs and ensure safety guidelines are being followed
  • Strong verbal communication skills (able to positively engage with Guests, Cast Members, and leadership)
  • Must be able to observe all sections of an assigned zone
  • Pass a vision screening with at least 20/25 vision, corrected or uncorrected
  • Pass a hearing screening at the time of hire to validate the ability to detect and respond to noises and distress signals in an aquatic environment including in the water and anywhere around the zone of responsibility
  • Lifeguard training is provided and must be successfully completed
  • Perform work that may involve lifting Guests, in and out of the pool up to 100 lbs or more with assistance
  • Deep Water Swim Test: ability to swim 200 yards, tread water without using hands for 2 minutes, feet-first dive to retrieve a 10-pound brick from a depth of 8 feet
  • Shallow Water Swim Test: ability to swim 50 yards, feet-first dive to retrieve a 10-pound brick from a depth of 5 feet
  • Physical role requiring heavy lifting, pushing, pulling, bending, twisting, and kneeling

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous Lifeguarding or Swimming Instructor experience preferred
  • Bilingual preferred