Hiring Personal Trainer at West Seattle at West Seattle YMCA

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    Job Summary
    *This is an on-site position

    Provides specialized individual or small group training. Instructs individual or group wellness, fitness, trainings and/or related classes. Acts as a liaison and advocate for YMCA. Understands the Health Seeker target market and provides motivational coaching to members participating in ongoing YMCA programs.

    Expected Hours of Work: 3 Evenings and 1 Weekend Day per week. Monday-Wednesday from 2:30pm-7:30pm, choice of Saturday OR Sunday from 8:30am-1:30pm.

    What you’ll get from working at the Y

    Individual membership to the YMCA of Greater Seattle
    Free access to mental health resources
    Rapidly-accruing paid time off (PTO) available immediately upon hire
    Hiring Range: $24/hour – $34.80/hour

    The YMCA of Greater Seattle is committed to providing a positive atmosphere that prioritizes safety and inclusivity for all employees. The YMCA of Greater Seattle has implemented safety standards and protocols related to preventative health measures based on CDC and local health department guidelines.

    As of March 12, 2022 COVID Vaccinations Requirements for this role are Highly Recommended. Certain programs at the Y of Greater Seattle may require proof of vaccination, in compliance with local state and federal guidelines. If applicable will be assigned within onboarding. To see requirements for each program within our association, click here.

    Plans and instructs classes or programs in a specialty area. Observes and discusses individual progress with participants.
    Develops positive relationships with participants and facilitates relationship building among participants and members. Provides motivational support and guidance.
    Increases participant awareness of all healthy lifestyle factors.
    Encourages member and parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers.
    Attends staff meetings and approved trainings as required.
    Sets up and takes down class equipment. Reports equipment problems.
    Ensures safe and effective classes. Responds to, and reports, accidents and incidents.
    Conveys basic knowledge of all Y Total Health/Activate America programs.
    Tracks, monitors, evaluates and transitions assigned Total Health participants providing motivational support and counseling. Accurately maintains related records.
    Leads ongoing YMCA Total Health classes or programs in a specialized area.
    Two or more years experience teaching or practicing in specialized area.
    Ability to lead a class or provide individual service.
    Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.
    Ability to motivate and educate members.
    Ability to set up, move and store equipment.
    Personal Trainer certification: Nationally recognized certification such as YMCA Fitness Specialist Trainer, YMCA Fitness Testing and Assessment Specialist Trainer, ACSM, ACE, NSCA.
    Preferred Qualifications:

    Current state approved first aid certification.*
    Current state approved CPR certification.*
    High school education or equivalent.
    Total Service/Total Health Training**
    Knowledge of and previous experience with diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.).
    Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.
    * Within thirty days of employment.

    ** Within 60 days of employment.

    Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.

    *Internal Candidates can apply without the certification, certification must be obtained within 90 days of hire through the YGS professional development opportunity. For more information speak to your district director.

    You’ll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you

    Thrive on working in a collaborative environment.
    Are very adaptable.
    Have high ownership and strong work ethic.
    Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet.
    Truly enjoy being of service to people.
    Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together.
    Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all.
    Our Mission

    Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.

    YMCA of Greater Seattle’s Core Values

    Passion for Excellence
    YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by local, state, or federal law.

    Email Lisa Hellier at ehellier@seattleymca.org to learn more!

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