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Full Time - Fitness Specialist

Employment Type
Full Time
Contact Email
recruiting@judsonsmartliving.org
Location
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

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Description

Judson Services, Inc. is a highly-respected, long-standing Ohio Not-for-Profit organization serving seniors in the Northeast Ohio market for over 100 years. Judson Park is looking for a Full-time (25-32 hour week) Fitness Specialist to provide direct service physical activity programs promoting functional independence and quality of life for individuals having different levels of fitness. The individuals may be Judson residents, staff or community participants. The programs will be held either on-site or at satellite locations. The programming will include individual and group services providing a variety of modalities such as group exercise classes, individual one-on-one programs, weight room monitoring, group and individual aquatic classes and special maintenance services based on a referral from any of the skilled services(Rehab Services). This position requires the following hours: MONDAY - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM TUESDAY - 8:00 AM - NOON WEDNESDAY - 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM THURSDAY - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM FRIDAY - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

In this position you will: •Support the components of the Health and Wellness philosophy by taking an active role in programs and activities that contribute to the physical, social, emotional, spiritual, vocational and intellectual development of residents and community participants. This could include assisting other Resident Life/Wellness staff with tasks and activities that lead to resident participation and assisting residents with self-initiated programs. •Implement/initiate/teach at least two of a variety of physical activity programs that offer residents, from all levels of care, and community members, the opportunity to participate in daily physical activity that meets the minimum daily requirement of 30-minutes a day. All programs will be designed to address functional independence. The programs may include land and water classes; ie- Water Aerobics, Arthritis H2O, Strength and Conditioning). May also include teaching Pilates or Yoga if certified in these areas. •Maintain individual attendance and program forms, progress documentation, records and reports on a daily basis as required by the Department. •Establish and maintain positive working relationships with Health Maintenance, Skilled Therapies, Resident Care Managers at the Manor/Park in the Health Care Center, Coordinators of the Assisted Living Areas at the Manor or at the Park in order to promote new referrals to group or individual program offerings. •Attend new employee orientation and departmental orientation prior to or within one month of employment to gain an understanding of the organization: the Mission, Goals, Health and Wellness Philosophy. •Provide initial set-up and on-going routine assessment for individuals just beginning their physician-approved strength training program, and guiding participants to appropriate exercise classes and/or Personal Training (one-on-one). •Implement and maintain an existing standardized physical assessment program for all new participants in the Strength Training Room and phase in an assessment for existing participants. •Maintain a safe and sanitary environment in the Strength Training Room. •Plan and orchestrate strategies to promote additional participation in the Strength Training Room. Encourage social interaction among users, reward their accomplishments, motivate and follow up with individuals whose attendance is erratic. •Implement and maintain an existing standardized physical assessment program for all new participants in the Strength Training Room and phase in an assessment for existing participants. •Establish and maintain positive working relationships with Health Maintenance, Skilled Therapies, Resident Care Managers at the Manor/Park in the Health Care Center, Coordinators of the Assisted Living Areas at the Manor(Terrace II); at the Park (Hillside) in order to promote new referrals to group or individual program offerings. •Plan and participate in the mutual setting of goals and objectives that will advance physical wellness for residents, staff and community participants. •Actively participate in staff meetings, in-services and workshops to maintain/increase skills as required by the organization/department.

Responsibilities

  1. This position is FULL TIME.

  2. Attend new employee orientation and departmental orientation prior to or within one month of employment to gain an understanding of the organization: the Mission, Goals, Health and Wellness Philosophy.

  3. Support the components of the Health and Wellness philosophy by taking an active role in programs and activities that contribute to the physical, social, emotional, spiritual, vocational and intellectual development of residents and community participants. This could include assisting other Resident Life/Wellness staff with tasks and activities that lead to resident participation and assisting residents with self-initiated programs.

  4. Implement/initiate/teach at least two of a variety of physical activity programs that offer residents, from all levels of care, and community members, the opportunity to participate in daily physical activity that meets the minimum daily requirement of 30-minutes a day. All programs will be designed to address functional independence. The programs may include land and water classes (Arthritis H2O, P.A.C.E., Free Weights, Weight Machines, Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, Balance Ball).

  5. Maintain individual attendance and program forms, progress documentation, records and reports on a daily basis as required by the Department.

  6. Provide initial set-up and on-going routine assessment for individuals just beginning their physician-approved strength training program.

  7. Maintain a safe and sanitary environment in the Strength Training Room.

  8. Plan and orchestrate strategies to promote additional participation in the Strength Training Room. Encourage social interaction among users, reward their accomplishments, motivate and follow up with individuals whose attendance is erratic.

  9. Implement and maintain an existing standardized physical assessment program for all new participants in the Strength Training Room and phase in an assessment for existing participants.

  10. Establish and maintain positive working relationships with Health Maintenance, Skilled Therapies, Resident Care Managers at the Manor/Park in the Bruening Health Care Center, Coordinators of the Assisted Living Areas at the Manor(Terrace II); at the Park (Gardenview/ Hillside/Reinberger) in order to promote new referrals to group or individual program offerings.

  11. Plan and participate in the mutual setting of goals and objectives that will advance physical wellness for residents, staff and community participants.

  12. Actively participate in staff meetings, in-services and workshops to maintain/increase skills as required by the organization/department.

Required Skills and Experience

Minimum Qualifications, Education and Certifications:

The successful candidate is expected to possess: •A Bachelors or Associate Degree in exercise science or a related health services area is desirable but not required; or High school diploma with 3-5 years working with a senior population and holding a fitness certification from a recognized organization such an American College of Sports Medicine, American Council on Exercise(ACE), Senior Fitness Association, Adult Fitness Association, etc.

•CPR and First Aid

•Current driver’s license and an insured vehicle for staffing programs that occur in Satellite locations

•The physical demands of the job require that the employee be physically fit and exemplify the characteristics of fitness: good coordination, balance, agility, strength and cardiovascular endurance

•The position is physically active, conducting water and land exercise classes and individual exercise sessions encompassing at least 80% of the workday

Job Type: FULL TIME

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands of the job require that the employee be physically fit and exemplify the characteristics of fitness: good coordination, balance, agility, strength and cardiovascular endurance. The position is physically active, conducting water and land exercise classes and individual exercise sessions encompassing at least 80% of the workday.