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LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Coach

Company: YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg
Location: Largo
Posted on: June 4, 2019

Job Description:

Guided by the mission of the YMCA, The LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Instructor will facilitate the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program, an exercise program for cancer survivors. Under the direction and supervision of the Healthy Living Director, the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Coach will be responsible for providing quality leadership and facilitation in LIVESTRONG at the YMCA classes, while maintaining a supportive environment for participants through communication to participants in and out of group sessions. Primary Responsibilities

  • Facilitate LIVESTRONG at the YMCA classes in accordance with established YUSA guidelines
  • Lead small groups of adult cancer survivors and take responsibility for group dynamics and interactions among members
  • Conduct a safe and effective wellness class designed to improve muscular and cardiovascular strength, flexibility and range of motion, balance, coordination and self-esteem for cancer survivors
  • Build authentic relationships with the class participants and their support system, while also providing connections with other YMCA staff and members
  • Perform pre-and post-program assessments of class participants while maintaining confidentiality of the obtained information
  • Maintain accurate attendance, assessment and program data records by entering data into an online collection system within 24 - 48 hours of class
  • Work with the Healthy Living Director to create and disseminate a schedule of activities including assessments, guest speakers, group fitness classes, and graduation prior to the start of each session
  • Communicate with participants via Welcome calls approximately one week before the start of each session
  • Collect mandatory participant release forms and medical clearance forms from participants prior to allowing them to participate in physical activity
  • Understand the physical, mental and emotional limitations of each class participant due to cancer type, treatment or other medical complications and challenges by reviewing medical history and medical clearance form
  • Develop individualized exercise program for each participant based upon assessments and physical limitations
  • Work with the branch Membership director to ensure a trial membership is set up for participants and their support person
  • Encourage participants to use the YMCA membership outside of LIVESTRONG and to create a plan for continued Y membership or physical activity after the session ends
  • Report accidents and injuries as well as complete incident reports
  • Be accessible to participants both before and after sessions to answer questions and follow-up on any questions you cannot answer during class time
  • Promote the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program and answer questions from potential participants when needed
  • Participate in LIVESTRONG Instructor team discussions (meetings, emails, conference calls)Requirements A 2-4-year degree in a health, wellness, or exercise field, preferred. Nationally certified Personal Trainer or Group Fitness Instructor required. Must have general knowledge of exercise physiology, anatomy and kinesiology. Ability to build a community within a group and have empathy for cancer survivors and work with a wide variety of individuals and adults age 18 or older. Must be exceptional listener and engage in active listening with participants. Has a detailed knowledge of health behavior and the difficulties associated with making a lifestyle change. Has a detailed knowledge of cancer including common treatments and side effects as it relates to exercise and required modifications.Ability to manage priorities and workflow, with strong organizational, problem-solving and time management skills.Must be able to complete LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Coaching Certification within 30 days.Work schedule and hours per week will vary but will rarely exceed 5 hrs/week. Must be able to work at various times including mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends. $15/hr for class instruction. Join our team of cause driven leaders who support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Keywords: YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg, Largo , LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Coach, Other , Largo, Florida

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