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Fitness Coordinator

Posted: 03/24/2023

The Fitness Coordinator delivers professional, fun, and motivating exercise designed for a diverse group of participants with varying levels of fitness. This position helps plan and implement a comprehensive fitness program for residents and must be knowledgeable of the geriatric population and their physical capabilities for exercise. Responsible for maintaining and monitoring the resident holistic wellness program, including but not restricted to resident evaluation, muscular strength, aerobic and flexibility training, wellness education, social-recreational activities and volunteer program development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties are normal for this position. This list is not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.
• Instructs and supervises group and individual physical exercises. Must be able to adapt exercises to the individual capabilities and functional fitness levels.
• Evaluates for functional fitness levels and activity interests.
• Plans, organizes and implements group and individual social and recreational activities.
• Maintains Community equipment in safe and clean condition
• Must be able to motivate and encourage Residents to learn and engage in the programs.
• Monitors progress and effectiveness of exercise and activity programs and makes adjustments/changes as necessary.
• Observes changes in Resident status, needs or preferences and communicates them appropriately.
• Will provide a positive representation of the department including a polished appearance and proper uniform.
• Adheres to all established policies and procedures.
• Observes all work, safety and administrative rules.
• Ability to work flexible hours to meet requirements of the job.
• Willingness and ability to study and learn programs of exercise and activities.
• Assures that local and state laws, policies and procedures are consistently followed
• Attend in-service classes and staff meetings, as required.
• Dependable and able to meet schedule requirements (attendance and punctuality).
• Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
• The position falls under the direct supervision of the Director of Lifestyles but is expected to perform independently and exercise good judgment. The position does not assist with the supervision, direction, oversight, direction, and evaluation of the work of other employees.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required.
Educational Requirements and Experience:
• High school diploma or equivalent (GED) required.
• At least one (1) year of related work experience working with seniors in a similar position.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to read and write, follow written and oral instructions, and communicate effectively in English. Ability to work with the elderly in a courteous and friendly manner, demonstrating patience and compassion. Ability to perform duties with consideration for residents’ rights at all times and demonstrate integrity and discretion in the care of residents and in handling their health information. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills.

Technical Skills:
• Willingness and ability to study and learn programs of exercise and activities. Enjoy working with seniors, have sensitivity to their needs and be able to teach and encourage them to learn and engage in the programs.

Physical Requirements:
• On a daily basis, throughout the workday: Must be capable of sitting, standing, walking, climbing stairs, reaching, turning, bending, stooping, crouching and kneeling, reaching over the head, grasping with both hands, and fine manipulation. Must physically be able to lift up to 25 pounds unassisted. Must physically be able to carry, transfer, push and pull, and reposition residents with assistance or using appropriate equipment. Must have normal eyesight or use corrective lenses. Must have three-dimensional vision and ability to judge distances and spatial relationships so as to see objects where and as they actually are. Must be able to recognize colors. Must be able to hear and distinguish between normal tones and be able to perceive the nature of sounds. Must be able to exchange ideas by means of the spoken word as well as engage in activities to convey detailed or spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, and/or quickly. Must have normal sense of touch and smell.

Environmental Adaptability and Safety:
• Works in well-lighted, well ventilated building. Must be able to tolerate occasional exposure to heat, cold, dust, fumes, odors, water, etc., as well as some noise. When outside, must be able to tolerate exposure to weather, fluctuations in temperature (hot, cold), wet and/or humid conditions. Subject to frequent interruptions. Subject to hostile or emotionally upset individuals. Must be willing to work, when necessary, beyond normal working hours and on weekends, as well as in other positions as necessary. The position requires exposure to some risk to physical and/or mental health and safety (i.e., physical assault, communicable disease, etc).