YMCA of Metro Atlanta
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Wellness Coach I
at YMCA of Metro Atlanta
- YOUTH DEVELOPMENT - Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.
- HEALTHY LIVING - Improving the nation's health and well-being.
- SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.
? High school or GED degree required.
? Must be at least 18 years of age.
? Must obtain/maintain full access to Y-Exchange (yexchange.org), to the Metro Atlanta
YMCA YISE account (yise.ymcaatlanta.com), and to the Metro Atlanta YMCA Workday
? Must obtain YMCA/ACE online certification and supplemental courses required by YUSA
and Y-Metro Atlanta within 60 days of hire date.
? Must attend Wellness Coaching 101 Specialty Training within 60 days of hire date.
? Must maintain certifications by uploading continuing education credits via Y-Exchange
(yexchange.org) prior to date of expiration.
? Must possess current Basic Life Support/AED and Emergency O-2 Administration
certifications and renew them annually prior to date of expiration. Updated licenses
shall be uploaded via Y-Exchange (yexchange.org).
? Knowledge of general weight-lifting and health/wellness concepts and the ability to
demonstrate use of wellness-related equipment.
? Must be knowledgeable about fitness-related issues including but not limited to
aerobic vs. anaerobic exercise, nutrition, benefits of exercise, injury-prevention, and
THE COACH APPROACH®.
? The Wellness Coach-Level I, if he/she is administering THE COACH APPROACH®, must
attend THE COACH APPROACH® Initial Training within six months of hire date.
? Must possess visual and cognitive abilities to utilize computer-based and written
materials to administer all job-related responsibilities. 29
? Must possess a high degree of human relations skills, must be able to facilitate
member interaction and socialization, and should be considered a team player by
members, co-workers and management staff.
? Working knowledge of computers: MS Word, MS Excel, and database management.
? Exemplify YMCA ideals and leadership qualities.
? Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
? Ability to handle multiple tasks, to work independently, and to problem-solve.
? Possess effective time-management skills.
? Possess strong customer service skills and personal commitment to service and
? Pass a criminal background and drug-screening check.
? Carry out daily program tasks related directly to the position's scope and
? Stay updated on current issues regarding wellness programs.
? Promote, monitor, evaluate, and ensure that all wellness programs run smoothly with
a high level of service to participants.
? Participate in one group exercise class within six months of hire date.
? Maintain branch and association certifications in BLS, Emergency O-2 Administration,
and in any other certifications and/or training required by the Metro Atlanta YMCA.
? Maintain all wellness certifications by meeting continuing education requirements.
YMCA Health & Well-Being certifications require 10 CECs every two (2) years from
YMCA/ACE continuing education courses or other courses provided by/approved by
national organizations, which are recognized by Y of the USA, e.g., ACE, ACSM, AFAA,
NASM, NSCA, etc. per yexchange.org.
? Secure his/her own substitute coach in a timely manner if he/she is unable to work
an assigned shift. The substitute request must be accepted and approved before the
coach is relieved of responsibility for the shift.
? Attend all required staff meetings and trainings, including facility or equipment
orientations prior to working on the wellness floor.
? Assist as needed in all aspects of the YMCA and its community.
? Participate in and partner with wellness cabinet activities.
? Responsible for maintaining and reporting incident/accident paperwork.
? Perform other duties as assigned.
EFFECT ON END RESULT:
This position has a primary impact on the overall effectiveness of the wellness
department and the success of services to the community. The effectiveness of this
position is primarily measured by the stated satisfaction of members and by ensuring a
safe, clean, controlled, and fun environment in accordance with the Metro Atlanta YMCA
Sitting, bending, stooping, standing, 15% repetitive keyboard work, demonstrating
equipment use, lifting up to 45 pounds, and exposure to noise levels at an average of 90
decibels (music) over an eight-hour day.
? Must be available to work at least two, four-hour shifts per week. Up to
50% of this time may include teaching classes which are listed on the
Group Exercise schedule as being beginner and/or intermediate group
exercise classes. This does not include Group Personal Training Classes.
? Adhere to strength training and nutrition guidelines in alignment with
Y-USA/ACE and ACSM guidelines.
? Must know, understand, and consistently apply Metro Atlanta YMCA risk
and safety guidelines, best practices, and branch emergency
? Refrain from diagnosing injuries, offering medical advice, and
dispensing or endorsing any and all commercial health products,
especially nutritional supplements, vitamins, performance-enhancing
substances, and/or pain relievers.
It's fun to work in an organization where people truly BELIEVE in what they are
We're committed to bringing passion and people together to champion
communities where everyone belongs.
Location:Cecil Pruett Community Center YMCA