YMCA of Greater Seattle Step Instructor in Seattle, Washington

Overview

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.

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We work side-by-side with our neighbors throughout King and south Snohomish counties to help kids and families thrive – and apply their positive behaviors and goals at home, school, the workplace, and beyond.

  • 13 branches

  • 2 overnight camps

  • 10 swimming pools

  • More than 200 program sites

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. Excelent benefit package includes, health, dental, life and disability insurance; tuition assistance; 12% retirement contribution, as eligible.

Job Summary

Instructs Step class on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:25pm at the West Seattle YMCA. Acts as a liaison and advocate for YMCA Total Health/Activate America.

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 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 Healthy Living programs.

  9. Accurately maintains related records.

Qualifications

  1. 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 class instructor, or equivalent (6-week instructor training course-shadowing experience).

  3. YMCA Healthy Lifestyles Principles, Foundations of YMCA Group Exercise** or previous YMCA or outside certification.

  4. Listen First Level I

  • and II** training.
  1. Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.

  2. Ability to set up, move and store class equipment.

  3. 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.

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.

ID 2019-7657

Type Regular Part-Time

# of Openings 1

Location West Seattle YMCA

Category Health & Well-being

Address 3622 SW Snoqualmie St