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Aqua Fitness Instructor

Company: YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
Location: Ionia
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

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 responsibility.
  • 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 community.
  • 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 FUNCTIONS:
  • 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 Audits
  • Assists with scheduling of lifeguards and/or Swim Instructors
  • 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, REGISTRATION
    • 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 questions.
        • 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 essential functions.
            • 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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