Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.
The Faculty of Health Sciences is a large, diverse, and comprehensive unit, comprised of six Schools (Nursing, Kinesiology, Health Studies, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Communication Sciences and Disorders), a large Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and four Research Centres. The Faculty has more than 3,200 undergraduate students and more than 800 graduate students (200 PhD students).
Established in 1989, the CCAA is Western’s longest-running national research and education centre within the Faculty of Health Sciences at Western University. It promotes physical activity and well-being for older adults through a combination of basic and applied research, education, and community-based exercise programs. Its education and leadership training programs instruct thousands of individuals across Canada in standard, evidence-based practices to enhance the functional fitness of older adults at every level of mobility. More than 300 London older adults participated in CCAA face-to-face exercise classes each week and more than 500 people from across Canada are trained in CCAA leadership training courses each year. These classes and courses are developed based on evidence-informed research and introduce physical activity programs for older adults across the mobility spectrum.
The Online Fitness Instructor is responsible for leading a range of safe, effective and enjoyable online fitness classes via the Zoom platform while adhering to the CCAA Seniors' Fitness Instructor Course standards. The incumbent will also demonstrate exercises, explain proper technique and suggest modifications for different functional mobility levels.
Leads online fitness classes
Tracks class attendance
Use of Zoom video conferencing application to generate and share meeting links and record classes
Coordinates with students to develop a safe virtual environment for the delivery of fitness classes
Works toward fulfillment of participant goals as outlined on the fitness assessment
Attends educational in-services that are deemed appropriate by the CCAA
Reports any situations that are deemed inappropriate to the CCAA
Ensures all incidents are reported in a timely manner in accordance with legislation and Western's policies and procedures
Functions and reports in compliance with the Western's and CCAA policies and procedures
- Secondary School Diploma
- Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging’s Seniors’ Fitness Instructor Certification (SFIC)
- Current First Aid & CPR certifications or must be obtained prior to employment start date
Skills, Abilities & Expertise:
- 1 year related online or in-person fitness instruction experience
- Experience working with older adults and promoting health and well-being through physical activity
- Experience with video conferencing applications
- Ability to develop, teach and effectively lead a range of fitness classes and activities - Strong verbal communication skills
- Ability to maintain a positive, outgoing attitude with genuine customer service orientation
- Ability to create a positive impression while interacting with others and responding to inquiries, by telephone, or electronically
- Demonstrated ability to understand and resolve technical issues
- Passion to work hard with a propensity to pursue goals with energy and persistence
- Reliable with the consistent ability to work assigned shifts is paramount
Western offers a broad and exciting variety of part-time and temporary employment opportunities with ample room for job exploration and growth. Within our beautiful campus, you are part of a progressive work environment that promotes work/life balance including access to our state-of-the-art recreation centre. Apply for an opportunity to be part of the Western community and contribute to its success!
Proof of Seniors Fitness Instructor Certification is mandatory prior to any offer of employment.
Applying at Western
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