Fitness Instructor (CAS)

Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada Ontario Branch - Owen Sound, ON (30+ days ago)

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Requisition Details:
Employment Status: Casual
Program Name: SMART Fitness and Exercise Program
Work Schedule: Days
Union/Bargaining Unit: OPSEU
On Call: No
Travel: Yes

Job Summary:
The SMART Group Fitness Instructor in this exciting new program will lead classes for older adults in Retirement Homes and in the community.

The Fitness Instructor will be guided by Regulated Healthcare Professionals associated with the program and by the certification standards of VON SMART. The incumbent will also be accountable to the Program Coordinator.

Successful candidate will be asked to upgrade his/her education as required. SFIC certification training will be provided by VON, as needed.

Opportunities for program growth and expansion to other VON sites are currently being considered, which will allow for increased employment opportunities across South Western Ontario!

Lead weekly classes under the direction of the PT/PTA
Work toward fulfillment of client goals as outlined on PT/PTA assessment
Participate in on-going review of service delivery process and evaluation
Attend any educational in-services that are deemed appropriate by PT and/or supervisor
Adhere to VON Canada policies
Reports any situations that are deemed uncomfortable to their supervisor/manager
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

Current VON SMART Certification as a Group Fitness Instructor preferred
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.

A combination of related education and experience will be considered
Experience teaching group fitness classes for older adults
Experience teaching specialized classes for chronic conditions i.e. Osteoporosis, Parkinson Disease, Diabetes, Osteoarthritis etc.
Experience promoting health and well-being through physical activity
Experience working in an assisted living environment i.e. recreation therapy
Respect for privacy and confidentiality
Dependability and trustworthiness
Compassion and Caring
Good communication and active listening skills
Must have personal vehicle and possess both a current driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance
Pre-health assessment may be required
First Aid/CPR certification
A current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check is required upon the start of your employment
A Vulnerable Sector Search and/or Child Abuse Registry Check may be required
Ability to speak French is an asset in French Designated areas
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Attention to detail; Lift and carry using appropriate lifting techniques; Bend, push, pull, grip, reach, kneel, crouch using good body mechanics; Walk, sit, stand, climb stairs; Hand movements

VON Canada is committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities and to providing accessibility accommodations for candidates who require them. If you are in need of accessibility support, please visit our website at for further details.

Attention Current Employees (Internal Applicants): If you are applying to a unionized position and you are a member of its bargaining unit, please be aware that this posting may remain open beyond the deadline if there are not enough applicants to fill the position(s). If the posting remains open after the initial deadline, VON may close the posting at its’ discretion or a rolling deadline equivalent to the posting period specified in your Collective Agreement will be deemed, and each successive period will be treated as a separate posting for purposes of comparing seniority between candidates.