Fitness Instructor
Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada
Thunder Bay, Ontario , CA
4d ago

Requisition Details :

Employment Status : Casual

Program Name : Fall Prevention Program

Job Summary :

The Fitness Instructor is responsible for leading fitness classes to clients under the direction of the Program coordinator and / or Physiotherapist (PT) associated with the program and in line with the certification standards.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Leads fitness classes.
  • Works toward fulfillment of client goals as outlined on assessment.
  • Participates in on-going review of service delivery process and evaluation.
  • Attends educational in-services that are deemed appropriate by PT and / or coordinator.
  • May provide fall prevention education as directed by Coordinator and / or regulated professionals.
  • Reports any situations that are deemed inappropriate to their PT / coordinator.
  • Ensures all incidents are reported in a timely manner in accordance with legislation and VON policies and procedures.
  • Reports any defect in any equipment which may endanger themselves or others.
  • Functions and reports in compliance with the OHS legislation, regulations, and VON policies and procedures
  • External and Internal Relationships :

  • Frequent interaction with Coordinator, Physiotherapist and clients.
  • Education, Designations and Experience :

  • High school graduate.
  • CCAA Certification as a Seniors Fitness Instructor and / or equivalent is required at the time of hire or within 3 months from time of hire.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience teaching group fitness classes for older adults including experience teaching specialized classes for chronic conditions i.
  • e. Osteoporosis, Parkinson Disease, Diabetes, Osteoarthritis etc. is an asset.

  • Experience promoting health and well-being through physical activity.
  • Experience working in an assisted living environment i.e. recreation therapy is an asset.
  • Bilingual in French / English is an asset.
  • Skill Requirements :

  • Respect for privacy and confidentiality.
  • Dependability and trustworthiness.
  • Good communication and active listening skills.
  • Capacity to remain calm in unexpected situations.
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • Other :

  • Must have access to a personal vehicle for business use and possess both a current driver’s license and proof of vehicle Insurance.
  • Current criminal background check including a vulnerable sector screen is required.
  • Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities : fast-paced environment; attention to detail; lift and carry using appropriate lifting techniques;
  • bend, push, pull, reach, kneel, and crouch using good body mechanics; walk, sit, stand, and climb stairs; grip and repetitive fine hand movements

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