The mission of the State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is to partner with the individuals we support and their families, to support lifelong planning and to join with others to create and promote meaningful opportunities for individuals to fully participate as valued members of their communities.
DDS West Region is recruiting Lifeguards for three full-time seasonal job opportunities. As a Lifeguard you will oversee swimming and recreational water activities which will afford residents the opportunity to participate in therapeutic and recreational swimming. This includes but is not limited to:
- Assisting individuals with intellectual disabilities, autism or physical disabilities to ensure comfort or safety.
- Warning individuals about rule violations or safety concerns.
- Monitoring environmental conditions to detect hazards.
Lifeguards will work outside at the designated swimming area at the Lower Fairfield County Regional Center (LFC), 146 Silvermine Avenue, Norwalk. These positions are full-time 40 hours/weekly 1st or 2nd shift positions with work schedules as follows:
What’s in It for You:
- 10a-6p - Sunday through Thursday
- 10a-6p - Tuesday through Saturday
- 11a-7p - Thursday through Monday
We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees. Since permanent status will not be attained, these are not benefit eligible positions.
- Professional growth and development.
- Practical hands on experience.
- Ability to serve the citizens of Connecticut.
- Opportunity to help and provide service to others.
- Consecutive weeks of full-time summer employment with competitive pay.
Apply Today if You:
If you require an accommodation to participate fully and fairly under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Jennifer Borenski, EEO Specialist 2 at (860) 418-6143 or Jennifer.Borenski@ct.gov.
- Will be at least 18 years old by May 7, 2022.
- Are or will be certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid by May 7, 2022.
- Possess certification in the following: Lifesaving from a national accredited organization (i.e. American Red Cross, YMCA, Ellis & Associates, etc.). *All certifications must be valid from the beginning to the end of the working period. which
- Are able to work for the full season including completion of all required DDS training. Which is expected to start May 7, 2022 and end October 6, 2022.
- Possess and can maintain adequate physical flexibility, strength and stamina to perform the duties (work outside in inclement weather, work outside for extended periods), and work well with other staff and campers. Must be able to lift and transfer equipment, boats and individuals. *Incumbents must successfully pass a pre-employment physical exam.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
- These are seasonal positions and DDS permanent employees will not be considered for these positions.
- In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
- The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
- In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
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- Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
- This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
- At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.
- The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
- Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
- All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
- If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Elizabeth Weston at Elizabeth.Weston@ct.gov and reference the recruitment number.
- Due to the large volume of applications received, the Department of Administrative Services is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.
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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the State of Connecticut this class is accountable for performing a full range of lifeguard services at swimming areas operated by state agencies.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Monitors activities in swimming areas to prevent accidents and provide assistance to swimmers at State of Connecticut beaches, pools, lakes, institutions and hospitals; cautions swimmers regarding unsafe areas; maintains order in swimming areas; rescues swimmers in danger of drowning and administers first aid and/or cardiopulmonary resuscitation as required; instructs clients in water safety; may give swimming instructions; may work with persons with mental retardation and/or other disabilities; lifts persons with disabilities as required; may perform park maintenance tasks; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Applicants must demonstrate competence in basic life-saving techniques.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate the ability to swim while carrying an adult to safety.
- Lifeguarding Experience.
- Experience working with or volunteering with children and young adults with intellectual disabilities, autism or physical disabilities.
- Experience working or volunteering in camp or other recreational settings with children.
1. Incumbents in this class must possess Certification in the following ; Life-saving from a national accredited organization ( i.e. American Red Cross, YMCA, Ellis & Associates, etc. ), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for the professional rescuer, and first aid. All certifications must be valid from the beginning to end of working period.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.