Arthritis Foundation Water Fitness Instructor
Put your love of fitness to work in this fun and theraputic water fitness class. We are seeking instructors to teach morning classes. Must have current CPR/First Aid, AED and Emergency Oxygen certification within the first 30 days of employment - the YMCA offers great training opportunities to help you get certified in group exercise and water fitness.
Instructs aquatic group classes in a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment that promotes member wellness and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS include the following, other duties may be assigned:
Thinks, communicates and behaves as a cause-driven leader and role model for other staff and members when it comes to desired staff behaviors; promotes youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility in all job-related functions.
Leads energizing, fun, safe, and educational group classes, as directed by the supervisor, to accomplish the YMCA mission and goals.
Prepares and adheres to curriculum and routine where applicable, (such as with Water in Motion).
Answers questions from members to support them in achieving their goals related to healthy living. Maintains working knowledge of wellness and trends to provide effective information and support to members.
Builds effective, authentic relationships with members; helps members connect with each other and the YMCA; implements “3 minutes” in every class.
Keeps accurate class attendance records.
Follows YMCA policies and procedures; responds to emergency situations.
Passionate belief in the Y’s cause of nurturing the potential of all youth, supporting healthy living for all people and finding ways to help and support our neighbors.
Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
High school diploma and experience teaching group exercise classes preferred.
American Red Cross CPR, First Aid, AED, Emergency Oxygen Administration certification must be obtained within the first 30 days of employment.
Must obtain YMCA Water Fitness Instructor, AOA, or ARTHR certification within one year of hire (certification needs to be in area of expertise/instruction).
YASA, YMCA Healthy Lifestyles certification desirable