• Lifeguard

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    Posted Date 1 week ago(3/14/2018 9:09 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    AltaPointe Site
    BayPointe Hospital
    Entry Level, Behavioral
    Position Type
  • Overview

    The Children's Residential Services Program serves children and adolescents ages 5 to 18 years of age who are experiencing severe emotional or behavioral disturbance. These children have failed to respond successfully to multiple less restrictive treatment interventions. BayPointe offers a caring, structured environment and developmentally appropriate therapeutic services for each child 24 hours a day.

    The program provides support to families or caregivers that helps maintain, enhance, or develop attachment with their child/adolescent during treatment and throughout the discharge process. Children and adolescents diagnosed with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders receive care in a special mental illness-substance abuse service track. The consumers, families, caregivers, school system personnel, DHR workers, and others as appropriate, are directly involved in the consumer’s treatment and discharge planning.

    The goal is to improve each child’s or adolescent’s level of functioning and to discharge to a less restrictive treatment setting. The program primarily serves residents of south Alabama; however, the program considers referrals from across the state.


    The role of Lifeguard is available from May 29th through July 31st and the hours fall during Monday through Friday, some scheduling flexibility will be required. 2 weeks of full time training will be in addition to this timeframe.


    Maintains safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas. Creates a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes consumer safety while providing a quality experience.

    Essential Functions
    • Provides ongoing monitoring and interaction with consumers while swimming
    • Maintains continuous keen surveillance of consumers in the pool or pool area to include an accurate head count of consumers in the pool at all times
    • Provides excellent communication to consumers and staff increasing safety and positive experiences
    • Controls and report unruly behavior and is assertive in removal of any consumers not adhering to appropriate/ safe pool behavior
    • Performs rescues in the event of drowning or swimming accidents
    • Teach swimming techniques and safety education to new  returning consumers
    • Checks safety of rescue and other pool equipment to include toys.  Also requests maintenance and or replacement of damaged equipment
    • Ensures all pool equipment is stored properly
    • Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situation
    • Applies seclusion and restraint per AltaPointe Policy and Procedures
    • Effectively collaborates with the treatment team members
    • Models appropriate behavior including but not limited to communication skills, grooming, manners, etc.
    • Effectively demonstrates the application of child/adolescent and adult specific competencies
    • Seeks supervision and consultation as needed
    • Accepts and employs suggestions for improvement
    • Treats consumers with care, dignity and compassion
    • Respects consumer’s privacy and confidentiality
    • Is pleasant and cooperative with others
    • Assists consumers and visitors as needed
    • Personal values don’t inhibit ability to relate and care for others
    • Is sensitive to the consumer’s needs, expectations and individual differences
    • Is gentle and calm with consumers and families Actively works to enhance skills
    • Actively participates in Performance Improvement activities
    • Actively participates in AltaPointe committees as required
    • Completes assigned tasks in a timely manner
    • Follows AltaPointe policies and procedures
    • Attends appropriate in-services training and other workshops


    Physical Requirements
    • Frequent standing, sitting, and walking which are in bursts of 5 to 10 minutes.
    • Occasional forward bending from the hips while kneeling to reach to the side.
    • Occasional need to be able to assume a full squat/lunge from a standing position.
    • Occasional need to maintain back extension while being on stomach with one’s own body weight on hips and legs, this position is maintained for several minutes.
    • Occasionally, be able to put one’s own body weight on one knee and one elbow on the same side of one’s body.
    • Occasionally, be able to kneel and reach to same side toward the floor.
    • Lift up to 10 pounds occasionally during shift.
    • Strong grasp is needed to use keys to open doors throughout the facility, and to maintain constant contact with a consumer during a take down procedure or with other hold techniques.
    • Pushing/pulling force up to 25 pounds occasionally during a shift



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