Lifeguards wanted for Indian Well and other state parks

Lifeguards are wanted to apply to work at state parks, including Indian Well in Shelton, according to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

Lifeguards monitor activities in designated areas to provide assistance to swimmers and attempt to prevent accidents; caution swimmers regarding unsafe areas; maintain order in swimming areas; rescue swimmer in danger of drowning; administer first aid and/or cardiopulmonary resuscitation as required; instruct patrons in water safety; participate in physical and rescue skills training; perform general maintenance tasks including beach cleaning; and perform related duties as required.

Other parks in need of lifeguards are:

• Black Rock State Park, Watertown;

• Mt. Tom, Litchfield;

• Silver Sands State Park, Milford;

• Sherwood Island State Park, Westport;

• Wadsworth Falls State Park, Middletown;

• Wharton Brook State Park, Wallingford.

Qualified applicants must possess a valid American Red Cross Lifeguard certification which includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Basic First Aid. Those applicants that do not already possess the waterfront skills module will be required to attend and successfully complete the prerequisites for it. All certifications must be valid through the last day of employment.

Dates of employment are from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The normal work week is 40 hours, including weekends and holidays. Pay ranges from $9.60-$13 per hour, depending upon years of experience and qualifications.

Parties should visit the DEEP website at www.ct.gov/deep/lifeguards for more information, including an application. Information on lifeguarding in a Connecticut state park is also available on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CTStateParkLifeguards.

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