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YMCA of Greater Seattle Aqua Fitness Instructor - Healthy Living II in Seattle, Washington

Overview

Our Commitment to Equity

The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.

Job Summary

Instructs water exercise classes and provides motivation for class participants. Acts as a liaison and champion for YMCA Total Health.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is committed to providing a positive atmosphere that prioritizes safety and inclusivity for all employees. The YMCA of Greater Seattle has implemented safety standards and protocols related to preventative health measures based on CDC and local health department guidelines.

YGS will comply with all WA State mandates regarding COVID vaccinations.

All YGS staff in Child Care roles will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID by October 18, 2021. All YGS staff will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID by November 1, 2021 regardless of work location. Religious and Medical Exemptions will be considered at time of hire.

Responsibilities

  1. Plans and leads water fitness classes in accordance with YMCA guidelines.

  2. Develops positive relationships with class members/participants providing motivational support and guidance.

  3. Increases class member/participant awareness of all healthy lifestyle factors.

  4. Organizes and puts away class equipment and reports equipment problems.

  5. Maintains records as appropriate (i.e. class attendance).

  6. Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations, and procedures, including emergency procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.

  7. Attends staff meetings and applicable trainings approved by supervisor.

  8. Trains and supervises volunteer class aides as assigned.

  9. Encourages member involvement and identifies potential volunteers.

  10. Conveys basic knowledge of all program areas to members and participants and as appropriate referring members to appropriate Total Health program or staff member.

  11. May make follow up motivational phone calls to Total Health participants.

  12. May assist with total health orientation.

Qualifications

  1. 18 years of age or older.

  2. Current state approved first-aid certification.

    1. CPR for the Professional Rescuer.
    1. Water Fitness Instructor or equivalent. **
  1. Other applicable education, training, and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position will be considered.

  2. Ability to demonstrate proper water fitness techniques.

  3. Demonstrated knowledge of fitness protocol.

  4. 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 first available training.

** Within six months of employment, at first available training.

Shift Information: Wednesday and Friday between 8 and 11 am

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.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. As an employee you also recieve a YMCA membership.

“YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran , or any other status protected by local, state , or federal law.

We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on the results of a background check and (on applicable jobs) drug screening, including screening for marijuana. We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.

If you need assistance of any kind with the application process, reach out to recruiting@seattleymca.org or the HR department at 206.382.5082.”

Pool, Beach, Lifeguard, Life, Guard, Aquatics

MISSION STATEMENT:

Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.

OUR VALUES:

  • Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Honesty

  • Caring

  • Passion for Excellence

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle

Posted Date 3 weeks ago (9/3/2021 7:15 PM)

ID 2021-12400

Type Regular Part-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCA

Category Aquatics

Address 1700 23rd Avenue

Minimum compensation USD $16.69/Hr.

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