Youth Aide Program
BECOME A SEASONAL LIFEGUARD!
This summer Santa Cruz State Parks will be hiring qualified individuals to become seasonal ocean Lifeguards for California State Parks! Click below for more information!
Become a Youth Aide
If your Junior Guard is between the ages of 15-17 they should consider trying out to become a Junior Lifeguard Youth Aide. As a Youth Aide you work under the close supervision of the Junior Lifeguard Supervisor. This Uniformed position will work directly with the Lifeguard Staff in order to develop job skills; quality work habits and leadership qualities through work experience.
NOTE: Youth Aides must be 15 years of age by the hiring date: June 1st, 2014
Youth Aide Tryout Date:
March 30th, 2014- 8:00 am @ TWIN LAKES State Beach (East Cliff Dr. & 9th Ave.)
Date is subject to change due to weather.
The tryout will consist of a 500 yard open ocean swim with a maximum time limit of 15 minutes. Candidates who complete the swim in the allotted time with qualify for the Run-Swim-Run portion of the tryout which will consist of a 100yard run- 200 yard swim-100 yard run.
The top candidates in the Run-Swim-Run will move forward to a competitive oral interview. The interview will be a mix of personal experience and qualification questions as well as relevant scenarios. Candidates interviewing will be ranked and Youth Aide positions offered based on operational need. Work locations are based on operational need. (A resume and Professional business attire are highly recommended for the interview process.)
What To Bring to the Tryout:
Parent or Legal Guardian
Swim cap and goggles if preferred
Clothes/ towel to keep warm
School Identification, California Identification Card, or California Drivers License
Fins will not be allowed
Youth Aide Mandatory Training Dates:
All Youth Aide's must be available for ALL training dates!!
April 27th, 2014 - CPR @ LGHQ 0800-1700
May 25th 26th, 2014- First Aid #1 @LGHQ 0800-1700
June 1st, 2014 - Skills @LGHQ 0800-1700
or call (831) 476-4992.