Join the West Cook YMCA! Apply online today for the position of Group Fitness Instructor, PT @ $15.00/hr. You must be 18 and over to apply. Prospective employees will be required to complete a pre-employment background screening.
The West Cook YMCA, rooted in Judeo-Christian tradition, is dedicated to developing the spirit, mind, and body of all persons through quality leadership, programs and services, in cooperation with community groups for the common good.
West Cook YMCA Group Fitness Instructors provide instruction for group fitness classes onsite and offsite and may assist with other Healthy Living programming and special events. Group Fitness Instructors offer participants planned programs to advance their workout efficiency, improve their fitness level, and most importantly, make strides towards achieving vitality.
Model the YMCA’s commitment to improving health and well-being.
Lead onsite and offsite group fitness classes in a safe and effective manner and provide a high level of service to members and participants.
Allow adequate time pre/post class (15 minutes for 60-minute classes and 5 minutes for 30-45 minute classes) to engage with participants in order to help build a greater sense of community and provide opportunities for health literacy.
Respond immediately to emergency situations in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Adhere to all guidelines and procedures set forth in the West Cook YMCA Handbook.
Assist the Healthy Living Department in finding substitutes when unable to attend a scheduled group fitness class.
Know and enforce all YMCA rules and regulations.
Keep the facility areas and equipment organized, clean, and inviting.
Ensure that all certifications are current and up-to-date.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Healthy Living Fitness Program Coordinator.
YMCA LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES
Values: Demonstrates in word and action the Y’s core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility and a commitment to the Y’s mission, in all matters at all times.
Quality Results: Demonstrates and fosters a strong commitment to achieving goals in a manner that provides quality experiences.
Functional Expertise: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
Relationships: Builds authentic relationships in the service of enhancing individual and team performance to support the Y’s work.
Developing Others: Recognizes and acts on the need to continually develop others’ capabilities to attain the highest level of performance possible.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND REQUISITES
Group exercise certification from one of the following certifying bodies: AFAA, ACSM, ACE, YMCA, ADAA, NSCA, or another reputable national organization.
Certification or willingness to receive certification within 60 days of hire in CPR/AED, First Aid, and Bloodborne Pathogens through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.
Ability and willingness to respond to critical situations and act swiftly in an emergency.
Certification or willingness to receive certification in Child Abuse Prevention.
Understanding of the ACSM/ACE safety guidelines of contraindications.
Professional and friendly customer service skills and clear verbal communication skills.
Willingness and ability to work early mornings, evenings, and weekends.
Walking, standing, and sitting (including on the floor) for long periods of time and while maintaining alertness.
Exposure to communicable diseases and bodily fluids.
Lifting and carrying supplies weighing up to 50 pounds.
Frequent bending, leaning, and kneeling.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Mon-Fri 8am to 4pm
WEST COOK YMCA
255 S. Marion St., Oak Park, IL 60302
Print and complete the paper application by visiting www.westcookymca.org