Aqua Fitness Instructor
Company: YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
Posted on: September 23, 2022
OUR CULTURE: Guiding Principles describe our behaviors to support
our organization's work throughout its life in all circumstances,
irrespective of changes in goals, strategies, and leadership. Our
Guiding Principles are as follows: We CULTIVATE-We grow staff and
volunteer leaders who will be stewards of the Y mission, resources,
and opportunities. We OWN-We think long-term and act on behalf of
the organization, beyond our own team. We WELCOME-We are inclusive
of all people and all communities. We SERVE-We provide timely and
excellent service to members, volunteers, community, and each
other. We LEARN-We are never done learning and always seek to
improve. We are curious about new possibilities and act to explore
them. We UNITE-We work together to achieve big goals and speak as
one voice. We RESPECT-We treat others with kindness and speak
positively about other people in all situations. We PLAY-We
celebrate, appreciate, and have fun! The YMCA of Great Grand Rapids
utilizes a Membership By Design framework, which is a member
involvement and community building model for YMCAs across the
country. All staff members-front-line, management, full- and
part-time-and volunteers have a role to play in member engagement.
These responsibilities can be broken into six steps:
- Enrollment: Staff and volunteers encourage potential members to
enroll in programs and activities that meet their needs.
- Satisfaction: Staff and volunteers ask members continually
about their satisfaction with a program or activity, track
responses, listen to suggestions, and respond promptly in a manner
consistent with the values of caring, honesty, respect, and
- Relationship Building: Staff and volunteers are open, friendly,
and approachable to all YMCA members and participants. Staff and
volunteers initiate interaction with and between members.
- Education and Conversion: Staff and volunteers know about and
share their knowledge of the YMCA, its programs, its policies, its
mission, its values, and how it benefits members and the
- Volunteerism and Leadership: Staff and volunteers create
opportunities for members to volunteer in their areas of interest,
and they ask members to do so whenever appropriate.
- Ownership: Staff and volunteers encourage members to own the
YMCA, using words such as we, us, and our association (and actions
that match those words) to include members as well as staff and
volunteers. POSITION SUMMARY: The Aquatics Fitness Instructor leads
fitness classes and demonstrates exercises for participants.
Modifications should be offered to accommodate varying ability
levels. Must be comfortable in both shallow and deep water. Should
be able to structure a workout to meet a wide variety of needs &
abilities. Our classes are offered early mornings, mid-mornings,
afternoons, evenings, and on the weekends. Subbing for other
classes when available will also be expected. ESSENTIAL
- Keeps Health Department records
- Completes lesson rosters
- Supervises shifts on designated days
- Orientates new staff members
- Informs Director of needed staff re-certifications
- Replenishes First Aid supplies
- Administers emergency First Aid and CPR
- Enforces aquatic rules and procedures
- Washes and maintains deck, equipment and pool bottom; keeps
deck free of obstructions
- Maintains supervision of participants
- Takes and records chemical readings
- Maintains all areas in clean, presentable fashion
- Enforces safety standards and follows emergency procedures
- Run Lifeguard In-service trainings
- Run a minimum of two (2) lifeguard certification or lifeguard
crossover classes per year
- Teach swim lessons and/or Lifeguard as the facility needs and
in a manner that leads by example to other Aquatics staff
- Support Aquatic Director in running of all required Aquatics
- Assists with scheduling of lifeguards and/or Swim
- Computer proficiency to support registrations and rosters for
swim lesson program Performs any other functions necessary for the
smooth and efficient operation of the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids.
COMPENSATION $17.78hr - $21.95 hr; Part Time; Non Exempt (up to 25
hours/week) Free YMCA membership provided!
QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or General Education Diploma
(GED). Ability to interact with people of all ethnic backgrounds,
ages, and lifestyles. Must have some background in physical fitness
training. YMCA experience preferred. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES,
- National Group Fitness Certification from AEA, ACE, AFAA, ACSM
or the YMCA required.
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for rescue (required)
- First Aid Certification required within the first 60 days
- AED-Oxygen Certification required within the first 60 days
- Blood Borne Pathogen training
- State of Michigan criminal background clearance (ICHAT) YMCA
LEADERSHIP COMPENTICES Functional Expertise
- Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the
job at a high level of accomplishment.
- Uses best practices, guidelines, and industry standards as a
framework to improve performance. Communication & Influence
- Interprets messages and body language effectively.
- Listens with the intent to understand the perspective of others
by using appropriate communication methods, including open-ended
- Responds to the individual needs of the other person. Critical
Thinking & Decision Making
- Recognizes own biases and suspends judgmental thinking.
- Responds to challenges with possible solutions in a timely
manner. WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS The work environment
and physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules,
operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
- Ability to speak effectively before groups of volunteers,
members, and staff.
- Ability to apply common sense understanding in order to carry
out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
- Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete
variables in standardized situations. While performing the duties
of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk,
reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is
frequently required to use hands to finder, handle, or feel. The
employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance; stoop,
kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee is
regularly required to swim; swim while supporting up to 300 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance
vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to
adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee
is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, outside
weather conditions, and extreme heat. The employee is frequently
exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work
environment is usually moderate to loud, in an echoing environment.
TRAVEL 0-5% of local travel within the state of Michigan;
occasional out-of-state travel may be required for educational
conferences or training. PM21 PI190770813
Keywords: YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids , Aqua Fitness Instructor, Other , Ionia, Michigan
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