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YMCA of Greater Seattle Wellness Coach in Bothell, Washington

Overview

Job Summary

Instructs physical activity portion of our ACT! Actively Changing Together program. ACT! works with families promoting healthy nutrition, activity and lifestyles. Acts as a liaison and advocate for YMCA Total Health/Activate America. Understands the "Health Seeker" target market and provides motivational coaching.

Responsibilities

  1. Plans for and instructs wellness/fitness and/or related classes following Association standards and guidelines. Observes and discusses individual progress with participants.

  2. Develops positive relationships with participants and facilitates relationships among participants and members. Provides motivational support and guidance.

  3. Increases participant awareness of all healthy lifestyle factors.

  4. Encourages member and parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers.

  5. Sets up and takes down class equipment. Reports equipment problems.

  6. Attends staff meetings and approved trainings as required.

  7. Ensures safe and effective workouts. Responds to, and reports, accidents and incidents.

  8. Conveys basic information on Y Total Health/Activate America.

  9. Tracks, monitors, evaluates and transitions assigned Total Health participants providing motivational support.

  10. Accurately maintains related records.

  11. May lead Total Health Consultation.

  12. May lead one or more ongoing Y Total Health programs such as Y Personal Fitness, Eight Weeks to Wellness, Get Real etc.

Qualifications

  1. Experienced: proven ability in exercise class instruction, or personal training Current state approved first aid certification.
    1. Current state approved CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification.
  1. High school education or equivalent preferred.

  2. Twenty-five hours of practical experience as fitness, wellness, or personal trainer/instructor, or equivalent (Additional YMCA certification and/or external professional certification, i.e. .AFAA, ACE, ACSM, NSCA, or other).

  3. Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations. Ability to set up, move and store class equipment. Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.

  • Within 30 days of employment or at first available training.

** Within 90 days of employment or at first available training.

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you:

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment

  • Are very adaptable

  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic

  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet

  • Truly enjoy being of service to people

  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together

  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility. We also believe in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y membership as a benefit of employment.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana .

Health, Wellness, Ambassador, Coach, Educator, RN, Public, Healthcare, Trainer

ID 2019-7861

Type Regular Part-Time

# of Openings 3

Location Northshore YMCA

Category Health & Well-being

Address 11811 NE 195th Street

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