UBC Bodyworks Outreach Fall Position

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UBC Bodyworks Outreach Position – Outreach Exercise and Health Instructor
Volunteer or Employment?
Employer name
UBC BodyWorks
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UBC School of Kinesiology OutreachPrograms BodyWorks
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Job description
Through the UBC BodyWorks Fitness Centre, the School of Kinesiology strives to develop valuable learning opportunities. We are able to provide an enriched environment to both the drivers of our program, the students and those who receive our services, our valued clients.
The Outreach Exercise and Health Instructor (O-EHI) plays a vital role in delivering specialized community-based fitness classes that targets aging and clinical population’s off-campus at community recreation centres: Sunset Community Centre, Kerrisdale Community Centre and Dunbar Community Centre. These participants undergo a physical activity intervention centered on risk factor modifications to ameliorate the effects of chronic diseases such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes and some neuromuscular disorders. The program is also designed to prevent injuries by performing special exercises designed to promote independent living. The O-EHI will fine-tune the theoretical and applied skills necessary to modify exercise programs to address exercise
contraindications and deliver an exercise program that is challenging, yet suitable for the needs and abilities of the participant. The O-EHI will be responsible for the delivery of health and fitness programs and services to low-moderate risk clientele who have been cleared by a physician to exercise.
The primary responsibilities are to:
• Ensure the logistical client intake forms including referral forms, agreements and waivers are up to date and completed.
• Design and monitor individualized and/or group fitness exercise classes for older adults (in stable health condition) who are low-moderate risk with a variety of medical conditions and abilities.
• Ensure the safe and effective delivery of fitness techniques and exercise intensities.
• Provide leadership amongst the other BodyWorks student staff and volunteers and aid in the development and implementation of trainings.
• O-EHI’s will be required to prescribe exercise for a group with a periodization plan for the term that focuses on fall prevention, joint health and risk factor modification.
• Other duties may include providing answers to general inquiries as a Supervisor of the facility, assisting with the daily operations and ensuring safety of members by reviewing exercise programs and checking for proper exercise technique.
• Opportunities to deliver workshops and seminars to health organizations/associations/corporate businesses on health/fitness related topics where applicable.
The student may also be asked to perform other duties as assigned.O-EHI’s report to the Program Manager and liaises with the Program Assistant where necessary. The O-EHI works more independently within the community. The O-EHI’s will consult with the Program Manager on matters which depart from established policy and procedures. The Program Manager mentors the O-EHI to  ensure a well-rounded skill set in community-based health promotion. The O-EHI works as part of the Fitness Centre team, with regular opportunities to interact with the Program Manager.Qualifications:
This role involves high level coordination of a variety of health concerns for a variety of individuals simultaneously during the delivery of group fitness classes and while overseeing the fitness facility. Well-developed organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills are required. O-EHI’s must be able to work professionally among peers, while being a team leader and exercise judgement and make decisions with little guidance.O-EHI’s most suitable for the position will have:
• Undergoing undergraduate studies in a health and/or fitness-related field is desired.
• Valid Personal Training certification by an NCCA accredited organization (ie: NSCA, ACSM, CSEP, CanFit Pro, ACE)
• Specialized health and fitness training (workshops/courses) to work with aging and clinical populations preferred
• Valid CPR-C/AED and Emergency First Aid Certifications
• Experience using fitness equipment is preferred
• Knowledge of diverse cultural and social issues surrounding health and fitness
• Ability to make acute observations and apply corrective exercise to prevent injury
• Strong verbal communication skills
• Problem solving skills
• Good judgement
• Compassion, integrity, and concern for others
• Ability for self-directed learning
Hours/time commitment
Dunbar Community Centre: 8:00-8:55am/ 9:00-9:55am/ 10:00-10:55am
Kerrisdale Community Centre: 8:30-9:25am/ 9:30-10:25am/ 10:30-11:25am
How to apply
If you acquire the above qualifications and are interested in pursuing an opportunity with UBC Bodyworks, please send your resume and confirm the term you’re able to start to Program Manager Janelle Iglesias at janelle.iglesias@ubc.ca
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