Job Purpose: To conduct specialized one-on-one gymnastics lessons (rhythmic and/or artistic) for beginning to intermediate levels ranging from children to adults with disabilities, in a fun, safe environment. To teach routines and coach athletes in preparation for the Special Olympic competitions and tournaments.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):
Teach class content appropriate to the appropriate level of skill to each participant and demonstrate gymnastic techniques.
Assist in communication of opportunities available at FVSRA and the FVSRA philosophy to participants, parents, and other professionals.
Lead programs in areas assigned, and assist in preparing part-time staff and volunteers working in the assigned areas.
Prepare and implement behavior management strategies when necessary, to ensure safe involvement in recreation programs by people with disabilities.
Supervise part-time staff and volunteers assigned to work in programs or events.
Develop skills and abilities necessary to carry out assigned duties by attending meetings, in-service training programs and other opportunities, when scheduled.
Adhere to FVSRA safety policies and procedures.
Maintain constant communication and quality customer service toward parents, staff, participants and the general public, as a representative of FVSRA.
Demonstrate creativity, enthusiasm, and take initiative.
Responsible for collecting and turning in receipts from program expenses in a timely fashion.
Responsible for record keeping such as attendance sheets, as well as incident and accident reporting forms.
Provide assistance and instruction to the participants when needed.
Complete all weekly and daily paperwork and documentation as assigned by your supervisor.
Understand needs of persons with disabilities and adapt activities to enable participation;
Communicate effectively with individuals, and large and small groups of people;
Full range of physical movement including tumbling, bending, stooping, lifting, pushing with arms and hands, walking, standing, etc.
Follows and enforces safety rules and regulations of the gym.
Set up and take down equipment as required.
Receive and understand written materials, whether by mail, facsimile, or email;
Go to and from designated points in a program site quickly and without hesitation;
Communicate and interact effectively with supervisors, partner agency staff, emergency service personnel, other seasonal employees, volunteers, participants, and families; and
Work efficiently and effectively under pressure such as deadlines or emergencies.
Solve moderately complex problems regarding the use of program supplies and materials by participants, behaviors, and facility use;
Solve complex problems arising from the supervision of part-time employees and volunteers;
Report any problems or concerns to the Support Staff Manager and FVSRA Liaisons.
Perform other duties related to the Gymnastic Instructor necessary, or duties in the best interest of the Association when requested by the supervisor.
Three to five years gymnastics experience (or 3-5 years coaching gymnastics)
Ability to instruct all levels of Special Olympic Gymnastics. See http://www.soill.org for additional information (click on “Get Involved/Coaches/Rule Interpretations”)
Proven experience with children and adults with various disabilities in community recreation or related fields.
Must demonstrate knowledge of disabling conditions, and experience in planning individual gymnastics lessons.
Experience leading and supervising volunteers and part-time staff.
Must have good organizational skills, ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people in and out of FVSRA.
Must demonstrate dependability, promptness and punctuality.
Be a team leader, promoting group cohesiveness.
Demonstrate a professional attitude when working with staff, parents and community contacts.
Be safety conscious.
Good oral and written communication skills are essential.
Must be 18 years of age and complete Handle with Care Training within 6 months of hire.
Ability to engage in activities requiring physical exertion. Ability to perform required duties under stressful situations without supervision.
The Fox Valley Special Recreation Foundation (FVSRFoundation) is a registered 501c3 charity established in 2010, which supports the recreation, leisure and social opportunities provided for people with disabilities by the Fox Valley Special Recreation Association.
The Fox Valley Special Recreation Association (FVSRA) provides year-round recreation opportunities to enable residents with disabili...ties to experience active, healthy and playful lifestyles.
Our role is to establish and foster support from individuals, businesses and organizations in an effort to further the goals and ideals of the Fox Valley Special Recreation Association (FVSRA).
Comprised of seven member agencies (the Park Districts of Batavia, Fox Valley, Geneva, Oswegoland, St. Charles and Sugar Grove; and the South Elgin Parks and Recreation Department), the FVSRA district spans nearly 450,000 households. We have been providing our own year-round programming & summer day camps, inclusion support within each respective agency and Special Olympic athletics for individuals with disabilities for nearly 40 years.