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Healthy Kids/Healthy Families Activity Leader

Company: YMCA of Rock River Valley
Location: Rockford
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionPOSITION SUMMARYTo facilitate the movement activities for all individuals participating in the Healthy Kids/Healthy Families program, using an evidence based physical activity curriculum, and promote the general safety of all participants. Will also assist, as needed, in the content portion of the program.LOCATIONSwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA200 Y BlvdRockford, IL 61107OUR CULTUREOur mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Instruct the movement portion of the program in accordance with YMCA guidelines, following lesson plans accordingly
  • Build effective, authentic relationships with children and adults; help them connect with each other and with the YMCA
  • Encourage adult and youth involvement in all activities
  • Create a motivating environment that is friendly and noncompetitive
  • Facilitate activities, as appropriate, and refer children and adults to other YMCA programs, as deemed beneficial
  • Prepare before each class (i.e., develop plans for games and activities, review content for class, place reminder calls to participants)
  • Be accessible to participants both before and after sessions to answer questions and follow up on any questions that could not be answered during class time
  • Follow up with participants outside of class if they are unable to attend
  • Support and encourage goal setting on a weekly basis
  • Arrive for class on time and dressed appropriately
  • Foster healthy living behaviors in a holistic manner
  • Maintain records, as required (i.e., attendance, goal tracking, weight and other measurements) and enter data within 24 hours of session
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings, as scheduled
  • Follow all YMCA policies, rules, regulations, and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures; complete incident and accident reports, as necessary
  • Organize and put away needed class equipment; report damaged equipment
  • Assist content leader, as needed; support participants in all areas of the programQUALIFICATIONS
  • Certifications: Adult/Child CPR/AED and Basic First Aid; Child Protection; Bloodborne Pathogen
  • Must be flexible to work with adults and children
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Must have strong communication skills, the ability to build strong relationships with individuals and build community within a group, and empathy for health seekersSCHEDULE & COMPENSATION1 PositionSwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCAPart TimeTuesday & Thursday 5:30-7:30 pmSession-based program- first 12 week session starts February 2022$15.00/hour The Y is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer more than just a job, rather the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you. The Y offers work/life balance, and excellent membership & program benefits.
    • Complimentary YMCA Membership
    • Program Discounts
    • 8% Retirement contribution following 2-year vesting requirementThe Y: We're for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

Keywords: YMCA of Rock River Valley, Rockford , Healthy Kids/Healthy Families Activity Leader, Other , Rockford, Illinois

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