YMCA OF LINCOLN, NEBRASKA

Climbing Wall Program Instructor

STATUS: Part-Time
LOCATION: Cooper

SUMMARY 
Develops and teaches a variety of classes.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Directly carries out leadership responsibilities to effectively oversee, train, guide and evaluate program participants.
  • Prepares lesson plans/activities and instructs classes.
  • Communicates and maintains personal contact with participants and/or parents/caregivers to discuss achievements and concerns related to the instruction.
  • Knows all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.  
  • Performs administrative functions to complete necessary program paperwork and assures participants have completed necessary participation paperwork.
  • Documents and notifies Director of incidents/accidents.
  • Performs general housekeeping tasks to setup/cleanup the program area and maintain a clean and safe environment.
  • Assists in overseeing the party and off-hour rental programs as needed.
  • Receives and carries out instructions.
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance.  Secures a substitute if unable to cover scheduled shift and notifies Director of schedule substitutions prior to the change.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 
  • Ability to read, write, talk, see and hear. 
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks at one time.
  • Ability to teach the development of skills and proper techniques in area of specialty.  
  • Must be able to connect with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Possesses a strong understanding of the YMCA and its purpose, mission and values.  Demonstrates this understanding through behavior and actions that support the purpose, mission and values.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE 
Knowledge of program area (e.g., Gymnastics, Tumbling, Dance, Gym, Climbing Wall, Music)
Experience working with children between the ages of 18 months and 13 years in a class setting.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT 
Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. as required.  
Ability to perform moderate physical activity that may include sitting and/or standing for extended periods, walking, crouching, kneeling, bending, twisting and reaching.  

OTHER
Approved YMCA staff attire.