Job Title: AmeriCorps - Healthy Living Coach
Hours Per Week: See below
Wage: $675/month + $2822 Education A
Job Category: Fitness/Health Job Type: Off-Campus Job
Work Type: Non work-study job
Position Description: Shift: 4:00pm - 9:00pm Monday - Friday during school year, summer hours vary between 9:00am - 9:00pm Monday - Friday, and rotating weekend shifts all year.
This position requires 900 hours of service between, October 2014 - September 2015.
I will get things done for America to make our people safer, smarter, and healthier. I will bring Americans together to strengthen our communities. Faced with apathy, I will take action. Faced with conflict, I will seek common ground. Faced with adversity, I will persevere. I will carry this commitment with me this year and beyond. I am an AmeriCorps member, and I will get things done.
Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor and AmeriCorps Program Coordinator, this position is responsible for providing continued wellness support and tools based upon member needs and goals. The Coach assists in administering programs of the Youth Development Department. Healthy Living Coaches are responsible for learning names of members and assisting them in safe equipment usage, exercise form and basic nutrition tips. They promote and field questions regarding existing YMCA programs, conduct equipment orientations, conduct the YMCA Healthy Family Home Program, monitor equipment for repair needs, and maintain a clean and safe environment for members.
Required Education, Certifications, Experience:
High School Diploma or GED
US Citizen, US National or lawful permanent resident of the US
Minimum of 18 years of age
Required Within a Specific Time Frame:
Within 3 months of enrollment: First Aid, CPR/AED Certification
Within 1 month of enrollment: Mandated Reporter Training
Other Important Skills and Abilities:
Prefer a degree or currently pursuing a degree in Exercise Science, Nutrition, Physical Education or a related field
The ability to attract and maintain members to classes through safe and effective instruction and interaction
Positive, effective, calm and professional communication â€“ verbally and written â€“ with staff, children, parents and others â€“ tailoring the communication style to the appropriate audience.
The ability to work effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions and perceptions.
The ability to maintain confidential information
The ability to positively facilitate change
Proficient use of computers with working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
YMCA Competencies â€“ Leader:
1. Mission Advancement:
Accepts and demonstrates the Y's and AmeriCorps's values and pledge
Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs
Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them
Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions and perceptions.
Builds rapport and relates well to others.
Seeks first to understand the other person's point of view and remains calm in challenging situations.
Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively.
Takes initiative to assist in developing others
3. Operational Effectiveness:
Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another.
Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience
Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work, and actively participates in meetings.
Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members
4. Personal Growth:
Pursues self development that enhances work performance.
Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process.
Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths, and limitations and how they impact relationships.
Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well
Uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.
Job Specific Competencies:
Conducts safe, appropriate activity sessions using age-appropriate modalities.
Keeps workout area neat and clean in order to ensure safety.
Effectively coaches one-on-one or in a small group settings to meet member(s) goals
Follows certifying agency's guidelines and exercise prescription
Performs daily maintenance of equipment, carries out proper maintenance procedures and reports any damaged equipment to the Director
Aids in the operations of the Youth Development Department and its programs.
Educates members in proper use of equipment
Engages members in what best fits their needs.
Creates a positive environment that is non-competitive and non-threatening.
Provides a cohesive approach to customer service and coaching that directly impacts the end user's commitment and personal growth.
Builds a culture of service delivery that is reflective of the Y and AmeriCorps mission and responsive to member issues and needs.
Is on time and present for scheduled shift; when unable to work scheduled shift â€“ informs supervisor per policy and finds own replacement if possible
Attends mandatory departmental meetings and training sessions as required.
Maintains a neat and clean work area, free of hazards.
Follows YMCA and AmeriCorps policies and departmental procedures.
Wears name tag and AmeriCorps gear at all times.
Maintains and submits monthly progress report data in a timely manner
Maintains and submits AmeriCorps timesheet in a timely manner
Other duties upon request by immediate supervisor.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an AmeriCorps member to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this position, this AmeriCorps member is frequently required to stand, use their hands and fingers to operate a keyboard and other objects, speak, hear and understand the English language. This AmeriCorps member is required to lift and/or assist members in moving weights up to 50 pounds or potentially more in an emergency.
AmeriCorps conducts a pre-employment drug test and criminal background checks on all members. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
How to Apply: www.ymcacassclay.org/jobs