The Aquatic Group Instructor is expected to develop and conduct aquatic fitness classes; prepare class routines in accordance with YMCA program standards; conduct and deliver member feedback to ensure that programs are responsive to their needs; maintain accurate records and information regarding class participation program progress; ensure a positive, healthy and valuable experience for all members.
Set an example of healthy living and personal fitness.
Prepare routines and/or choreography within YMCA standards.
Provide support and encouragement to members and reinforce healthy lifestyles.
Arrive prior to the class time to set up equipment/music and to encourage members.
Maintain professional appearance.
Ensure the safety and well being of members and staff. Notify supervisor of any safety hazards or concerns within the facility.
Provide excellent service to all members and notify supervisor of member needs, supplies or other items needed to ensure program quality and member satisfaction.
Ensure that safe movement and technique is utilized by every member in all classes.
Maintain knowledge of emergency and safety procedures and maintain records on any incidents.
Participate as a member of the staff team in providing excellent member service.
Participate in staff meetings and trainings as required.
Contribute to the instructor team by covering additional classes when requested by co-worker
ROLE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
18 years of age and high school diploma or equivalent.
YMCA Foundations of Group Exercise certification with experience or National certification (1).
Addresses members by name, has a positive rapport with members.
Exhibit strong leadership skills; possess a passion for member service, building and maintaining a culture of member service excellence
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
All Greater Philadelphia YMCA staff are responsible for the following:
COMMITMENT TO CHILD PROTECTION
Ensure that children in the care of the GPY and participating programming are kept safe from harm.
As a Mandated Reporter you are obligated to report ALL suspicions of abuse or neglect to the requisite state agency.
COMMITMENT TO SAFETY
Maintaining the safety of all members and staff by identifying and correcting risk situations, and ensuring incident-reporting procedures are followed.
Ensuring the overall cleanliness of the facility.
Maintaining a clean, well-groomed appearance and keeping in compliance with the Association and Department Dress Code Policy.
Exhibit strong leadership skills; possess a passion and commitment to member service and satisfaction, building and maintaining a culture of ensuring excellent Member Experience (MX).
A commitment to Diversity and Inclusion.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Essential Duties and Responsibility Addition for All Staff:
In order to ensure the health and wellness of the employees, members, and visitors of the GPY YMCA and all locations where GPY YMCA operates business, in addition to the essential duties and responsibilities listed on your current job description, the following are additional duties and responsibilities that may be assigned at any time where appropriate during the COVID-19 pandemic or any pandemic/communicable disease where the duties are appropriate. These additions are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive and other duties may be assigned and required as needed:
Enhanced cleaning in areas where the employee is not directly/normally assigned as well as normally assigned areas. All employees are expected to assist in and support the efforts of the GPY YMCA when it comes to health and wellness for the facility and other locations where the GPY YMCA conducts business. All employees are expected to wipe machines, screens, computers, or anything that is used after they use it, all employees are expected to wash their hands on a frequent basis (recommended every 30 minutes if possible), and use hand sanitizer when hand washing is not available.
Temperature Taking/Wellness Questionnaire Taking Assignments
Directing Members/Visitors in areas where the employee is both normally and not normally assigned
The employee may be assigned to areas other than their normally assigned area as needed to meet organizational needs. Examples of this include, but are not limited to, being assigned areas to count people, help direct flow of traffic in an area, being assigned to a specific area to assist with doors, and any other duty as needed by the organization.
All other duties as assigned as it relates to COVID-19 or other communicable disease and/or pandemic.
Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of spoken word to impart oral information and to convey detailed, spoken instructions to staff, members, children, and volunteers accurately, quickly, and loudly. Ability to perceive the nature of sounds by ear; ability to lift and carry 50-75 pounds; ability to maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling. Ability to move about on foot quickly; ability to stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl. Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time. Ability to judge distances and spatial relationships so as to see objects where they actually are and clearly see at 20 inches or less and 20 feet or more.
Exposure to high levels of noise and various environmental conditions.
Acquire and maintain the following certifications:
CPR/AED/O2/First Aid obtained through the American Red Cross (valid 2 years)
Requisite OSHA online trainings (valid 1 year unless otherwise noted)
Mandated Reporter Training (valid 5 years)
Additional training and development specific to your role as reference in onboarding packet.
At the YMCA we value CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY in personal character and behavior and believe that they are essential to attaining our mission