Youth Gym Instructor

Location: 
Northeast
Status: 
Part-Time

SUMMARY
Develops and teaches a variety of gym classes. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Directly carries out leadership responsibilities to effectively oversee, train, guide and evaluate program participants.
  • Prepares lesson plans/activities and instructs classes.
  • Responds seriously and confidentially to suspicious and inappropriate behaviors and follows mandated reporting requirements related to abuse. 
  • Communicates and maintains personal contact with participants and/or parents/caregivers to discuss achievements and concerns related to the instruction.
  • Knows all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. 
  • Performs administrative functions to complete necessary program paperwork and assures participants have completed necessary participation paperwork.
  • Documents and notifies Director of incidents/accidents.
  • Performs general housekeeping tasks to setup/cleanup the program area and maintain a clean and safe environment.
  • Assists in overseeing the party and off-hour rental programs as needed.
  • Receives and carries out instructions.
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance.  Secures a substitute if unable to cover scheduled shift and notifies Director of schedule substitutions prior to the change.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to read, write, talk, see and hear.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks at one time.
  • Ability to teach the development of skills and proper techniques in area of specialty. 
  • Must be able to connect with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Possesses a strong understanding of the YMCA and its purpose, mission and values.  Demonstrates this understanding through behavior and actions that support the purpose, mission and values.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Knowledge of program area (e.g., Gymnastics, Tumbling, Dance, Gym, Climbing Wall, Music)
Experience working with children between the ages of 18 months and 13 years in a class setting.