Fitness Assistant

We are looking for a part time Wellness Assistant to lead group fitness classes in our community. We require a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science or other health related field from an accredited four-year college or university and related experience or training working with older adults and you must be CPR/AED/FIRST AID certified. Must have a professional certification from the American College of Sports Medicine, American Council on Exercise, or similar organization. Please see below for full position description.

EOE

POSITION GOAL: The Wellness Assistant works directly with the Wellness Coordinator to help facilitate the Resident and Team Member wellness program to assure that on-going program is designed to promote the philosophy of health and wellness known as WellLife at Blakeford.

ENVIRONMENT: Blakeford at Green Hills provides multiple levels of care and services to its residents, through a continuing care plan, in an attractive surrounding while offering an array of personal services and activities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES: The Wellness Assistant:

¨ Becomes aware of the implication associated with every aspect of a successful wellness program for a senior living community.

¨ Manages and oversees the Wellness Center to ensure the facility and equipment are maintained and cleaned appropriately.

¨ Keeps workplace and appearance neat and organized

¨ Coordinates resident, team, and community resources as needed to promote physical health and wellness programs on campus.

¨ Assesses residents’ physical fitness, cardiovascular endurance, body composition, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility, developing personalized exercise programs for individual residents and monitoring their progress and safety.

¨ Observes and promotes safety practices with residents and team throughout campus.

¨ Must maintain all privacy rules and regulations pertaining to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA). Also must complete an annual mandatory HIPPA training session.

¨ Responds to, or reports to supervisor as necessary, resident grievances.

¨ Interacts with co-workers, physicians, residents and all other customers in a manner
which encourages harmonious working relationships, enhances the image and
reputation of the facility and promotes positive customer relations.

¨ Supports the community’s mission statement by dependability in attendance, punctuality, maintaining confidentiality, the timely completion of assignments, and attention to
principles of professional ethics and quality service.

¨ Has a commitment to professional and personal growth through development of
skills and knowledge, as well as improvement in the facility’s performance.

¨ Ensures the rights, dignity and confidentiality of all residents is maintained.

¨ Follows all other duties and guidelines assigned by the Administrator.

SUPERVISION & LEADERSHIP:
Receives guidance from the Wellness Coordinator with respect to overall objectives;
work is usually quite independent of others; operates within departmental policy
guidelines using independent judgement in achieving objectives.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science or other health related field from an accredited
four-year college or university and related experience or training working with older
adults.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED TO PERFORM THE
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THIS JOB:
Must be CPR/AED/FIRST AID certified. Must have a professional certification from the
American College of Sports Medicine, American Council on Exercise, or similar
organization.

SKILLS REQUIRED TO SUCCESSFULLY ACCOMPLISH THE ESSENTIAL
FUNCTIONS OF THIS JOB:

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, and interpret documents such as safety rules,
operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak proficiently before groups of residents or team members of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as
percentages, area, circumference, and interest.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and
draw valid conclusions. Ability to practice good common sense in situations involving
privacy, safety, or hospitality.

COMPUTER OPERATIONS: Intermediate computer skills, including e-mail, routine
database activity, word processing, spread sheet, and graphics.

Job Type: Part-time