Pool Attendant Ref EIJB0406 | Enable Ireland

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Pool Attendant Ref EIJB0406

Location: Kildare
Contract Type: Permanent full time

We have an exciting opportunity for a Pool Attendant, based at our Enable Ireland Kildare / West Wicklow Services - Mid Kildare Network Disability Team, Jigginstown, Naas, Co. Kildare

The Role: The purpose of the role is to manage the operation of the hydrotherapy pool and to assist therapists during hydrotherapy sessions.

Overview of Duties & Responsibilities

• Provide lifeguard cover to the pool during the assigned times.
• Carry out ongoing testing and treatment of pool water and routine pool plant procedures in line with policy.
• Monitoring of all Hydrotherapy pool area maintenance contracts
• Liaise with outside contractors when pool maintenance issues arise or as requested.
• Supervise all service users during their therapy sessions in the pool.
• Assist the therapists in the pool where necessary
• Support service users to enter/exit the pool using the equipment provided.
• Maintain the general order, cleanliness and tidiness of pool and surrounding areas, including changing area in accordance with guidelines.
• Carry out departmental stock control, ordering and receiving supplies.
• Ensure all pool equipment is kept fully operational and is cleaned after use, as appropriate. 
• Monitor equipment and reports faults in same in line with procedure.
• Support the therapists in scheduling hydrotherapy appointments.
• Assist in group activities, summer camps, etc.
• Provide first aid as and when required.
• Carry out administrative functions for the pool, including the recording of activities
• Assist the [Manager] with Risk Assessments in the Hydrotherapy Pool Area
• Maintenance of pool chemicals and supplies and provision of relevant data sheets for relevant chemicals
• Opening/closing up of the pool as required – this will include some weekend hours to cover leave periods

The successful candidate will have:

Essential Criteria:

• Rescue 3 with Pool Plant Operators Course or Rescue 4 Qualification (Water Safety Ireland) or equivalent

Desirable Criteria:

• Experience of Pool Plant management including water treatment procedures.
• Experience of working with children.
• Experience working with children with a disability.
• Level 2 Swimming Teacher Qualification or equivalent
• Experience of working in a pool and/or hydrotherapy pool environment

We would love to hear from you if you have a passion for working with our organisation and have the relevant experience/skills required for the role

To apply please download person specification, job description and application form below and forward completed applications by email to Anne Hardy at ahardy@enableireland.ie.  Alternatively please contact Anne Hardy by phone on 045 846 101 to obtain an application form and details on how to apply.

Closing date for applications:  1 pm on Tuesday 17th December 2019

Interview Date: January 2020

Applications must be made on the Enable Ireland Application Form only. CV’s will not be accepted

Enable Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.
• The post will be subject to reference checks and may be subject to Garda vetting/police clearance, as relevant
• Due to the large volume of applications, we are not in the position to provide individual feedback to applicants who are not shortlisted for interview.
• Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants from all sections of the community.
• The above information serves only as a guide to the advertised position. Enable Ireland, at its discretion, reserves the right to change this prior to appointment

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Pool Attendant Ref EIJB0406

2019.12.03 Pool Attendant Job Description

2019.12.03 Pool Attendant Person Specification

Employment Application Form Word Version