HFB Preschool Sports/Dance Instructor
YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties - Washington

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Job Number: HFB Yth 01 Close Date: N/A

Location: Haselwood YMCA

Job Type: Part Time

Starting Wage: $9.19+/hr Depending on Qualifications

Hours: Part time, up to 34 hours per week

The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties is seeking experienced and innovative Preschool Sports/Dance Instructors to provide supervision, instruction and motivation for preschool aged children in sports and dance following the YMCA guidelines. Instructors provide a quality experience to students and parents focused on YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring and represent the YMCA and self in a professional manner of safety and fun.

The Haselwood Family YMCA is a part of YMCA’s Activate America national initiative that is committed to:
• Supporting those who want to lead a healthy lifestyle, but struggle to do so.
• Being an integral part of our community’s efforts to make long-lasting changes that support healthy living.
• Working in collaboration through partnerships with public, private and other nonprofit organizations.

Key Responsibilities

• Promote a positive environment that fosters fun, safety and our YMCA values.
• Treat every child fairly and equally regardless of circumstances and abilities, making each feel good about themselves and encouraging a fun environment.
• Accentuate positive attributes nurturing the whole child; physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally. Give praise for effort.
• Maintain good public relations with members and always represent the best interests of the YMCA.
• Arrive with ample time to report to position at the scheduled time.
• Be responsible and fulfill your commitments to scheduled shifts. Notify a supervisor personally and in a timely manner if you are unable to meet your commitment. This includes illness and extenuating circumstances.
• Participate in staff meetings as required.
• Participate in trainings as required.
• Assume other responsibilities as mutually agreed upon with a supervisor.

Preschool Sports and Dance Instruction
• Teach and demonstrate in a positive manner.
• Prepare class lesson plans with a natural progression of appropriate gymnastics skills for the abilities and ages of the classes. Outline class lesson plans to keep children moving, eliminate of lot of turn taking and standing or sitting for long periods of time. Show excitement through voice, actions, and posture.
• Monitor student progress in all classes. Report progress to the gymnastics director and inquiring parents.
• Assist the gymnastics program in answering parent questions and concerns, and enforce all safety rules and regulations of the gym.
• Be available before and after class to speak with parents.
• Find a substitute teacher if one is needed or show for class if there is not one available.
• Finish each class with a fun group activity. Incorporate and discuss the YMCA values and mission statement in the teaching of gymnastics classes.

Branch Team Member and YMCA Values
• Model the YMCA values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility through fun, positive relationships with members & staff. Seek every opportunity to encourage, motivate and thank fellow staff members for their work.
• Be enthusiastic toward members by learning their names and expressing an interest in their YMCA activities. Strive to enrich their Y experience by introducing them to new programs, staff, members and volunteer activities.
• Understand the Y’s mission, goals, objectives and programs to better relay this information to members for Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility.

Professional Image and Development
• Maintain a consistent, professional image through dress, actions and relationships with members. Speak enthusiastically on behalf of the Y at given opportunities.
• Participate in applicable training and conferences to further professional growth as outlined in annual training plan.
• Participate in staff meetings and other association or branch committees, and with Branch Advisory Committee, as needed.
• Represents the YMCA and self in a professional manner of safety and fun.

Minimum Qualifications

• Experience working with preschool aged children.
• Preferred: Knowledge and skills to instruct boys and girls gymnastics.
• Preferred: Experience in teaching gymnastics and/or years of personal gymnastics experience.
• Minimum of 16 years of age.
• Knowledge of safety procedures and equipment set-up.
• Preferred: CPR and First Aid certifications.
• YMCA required trainings including Child Abuse Prevention training (within 60 days), Listen First Training, and Blood borne Pathogen Training (within 90 days).
• Outstanding ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
• The ability to demonstrate a friendly, courteous and professional manner while working with volunteers, staff, parents, and participants, and the ability to understand, articulate and enforce YMCA policies and procedures in a positive way.
• Sensitivity to the needs of families including adults and children.
• Physical Demands:
 Ability to plan, lead and participate in activities.