YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo Wellness Program Facilitator Part Time in Waterloo, ON

YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo

Branch Waterloo ON CA

Wellness Program Facilitator
Waterloo, ON

We are dedicated to the enrichment of our communities through the development of people and families. You will provide motivational support to participants…

LOCATION: Waterloo HOURS: Part time, various hours START DATE: ASAP

Do you enjoy improving exercise habits and helping people become more active in your community? Do you have a passion to help people improve their quality of life? Do you have a proven track record of building relationships and partnerships with people? Do you want to grow and learn in your career? If so, this might be the right fit for you!

Who we are…

The YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo is one of the community’s largest non-profit organizations. We are dedicated to the enrichment of our communities through the development of people and families. Through our work we foster belonging and wellbeing, and dedicate ourselves to building a healthy and vibrant community every day.

What you will do…

As a wellness facilitator, you will be responsible for assisting the Wellness Supervisor in delivering and developing programs to participants with chronic diseases and disabilities at the YMCA. You will help deliver appropriate exercise prescriptions to individuals and help with designing and supervising exercise sessions for participants with certain health issues (such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, spinal cord injury, MS, and Parkinson’s). You will also provide ongoing psychosocial support during exercise classes and assist new participants with their exercise routine and recording of information (such as blood pressure and blood sugars). You will provide motivational support to participants regarding long-term behavioural modification, assist the Wellness Supervisor with the evaluation and development of wellness programs and to ensure a safe and clean environment is maintained at all times. You will also assist program participants in recognizing the signs and symptoms of exercise intolerance and cardiovascular stress and other health concerns, provide leadership and direction to volunteers or students assisting in the delivery of the wellness programs and provide a proactive approach with members and participants assisting them with any needs inquiries or concerns. You will facilitate participant assessments at intake and exit of program, deliver and collect group surveys, provide personal feedback to program team regarding program delivery and content to participants. A large part of this role from date of commencement to December 2018 will be the development and implementation of a senior mentorship initiative aimed at breaking down barriers for individuals who are 65+ years of age. You will also attend workshops, trainings, conferences and staff meetings as required and also assume other duties as assigned.

*What you will bring…
*Ideally, you will have completed a university or college degree or diploma, have a YMCA Individual Conditioning Instructor Certificate, cardiac and diabetes training, Standard First aid and CPR training, acquired your YMCA Group Fitness Instructor Certification, have strong communication skills and leadership skills, have effective and thoughtful judgement and an acceptable up to date police vulnerable sector check. We also ask that you have 1-2 years of relevant experience as the client group has specific challenges requiring some experience in problem solving and managing.

*What you will gain…
*You will be an integral part of the YMCA Wellness team at the Chaplin Family YMCA. You will be joining a dynamic team that is dedicated to providing an optimal exercise environment in our programs to as many adults with chronic diseases and disabilities as we can. You will be doing work that has a large and positive impact in many communities. If you are looking for a challenge that will make a difference – this is it.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 24, 2018 at noon.

The YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace, welcoming applications from all qualified persons. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation need known to the YMCA. The YMCAs comply with the Employment Standards Act, Pay Equity Legislation and privacy laws. In keeping with privacy laws, we are committed to protecting personal information by following responsible information handling practices. For more information on the YMCAs commitment to privacy, please visit our web site at www.ymcacambridgekw.ca. Only candidates under consideration will be contacted

Job Type: Part-time

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Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Waterloo, ON, CA
Posted on: 2018-09-11
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