The physical education (PE) instructor's goal is to develop motor skills and physical development among younger children and proper exercise and eating habits through fun interactive games and activities. The PE instructor is to provide maximum physical activity time within the class period, teach skills and activities that transfer into physical activity outside of physical education class, motivate children to be physically active, and take the role of physical activity director for the school.
Plans and teaches skills and activities for youth that are developmentally appropriate and enriching. Develops positive relationships including providing prompt and courteous service to members, participants and guests.
ResponsibilitiesPlans and implements culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate activities within the curriculum in accordance with the Youth Development goals of the YMCA. Supervises a group of children to ensure their health and safety and to provide for a positive experience for each child.Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures.Professionally engages with parents/guardians to provide pertinent information about their child's experience and to promote upcoming programs.Ensures that toys and equipment are clean and safe, set up and stored properly. Reports equipment problems to supervisor.Attends staff meetings and training programs as required.Other duties as assigned.Qualifications
18 years of age or older (21 years of age if the position requires driving).High school education or equivalent.Ability to plan and initiate culturally relevant and age appropriate games and activities.Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.Current state approved first-aid certification.
*Current state approved community CPR certification. *
Current Driver's License with a minimum of 3 years safe driving experience and a driving record which meets or exceeds YMCA standards.Maximum of one minor violation.
PREFERRED POSITION ATTRIBUTES AND SKILLS
One year+ previous experience with children and families from diverse backgrounds.
6 months+ experience teaching specified activity/skill hired for.
Program lesson planning and instructional skills.
Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.).
Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.
EFFECT ON END RESULTS Program participants learn new skills in an enriching and supportive environment. Member expectations are exceeded resulting in increased retention.
Competencies for success at the Y
Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. Competitive pay range and excellent benefit package includes YMCA membership, health, dental, life and disability insurance; tuition assistance; 12% retirement contribution, as eligible.
The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.
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