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The SKY Family YMCA Dance Instructor - Franz Ross Location in Port Charlotte, Florida

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the guidance of the Program Director, the Dance Instructor teaches the dance classes. The instructor is responsible for planning, organizing, and documenting each lesson.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Organizes, plans, and executes all activities for enrolled children.

  • Prepare for special program presentations.

  • Monitors the area at all times to ensure safety, and immediately makes changes as necessary.

  • Provides a positive environment for all participants, and actively encourages participation to ensure growth and development.

  • Exemplifies appropriate behavior and is a role model for participants; actively listens to all children and shows patience, understanding, and respect for others.

  • Instructs and guides participants through the rules of the program and ensures adherence; disciplines children within established guidelines of the YMCA and parent, and only when appropriate.

  • Exercises effective problem solving techniques, tackles issues directly and makes timely decisions based upon logical conclusions of factual information

  • Ensures that the Association provides its services with sensitivity to the cultural differences that are present among the Association?s employees, clients, members, and volunteers

  • Immediately reports all unusual incidents or accidents to the Program Director, and fills out all applicable and necessary reports.

  • Records daily attendance and maintains accurate and complete records.

  • Ensures the classroom is neat, orderly and free of all safety impediments.

  • Develops and fosters interpersonal relationships between participants, and is pro-active creating an environment of cooperation, friendliness, and helpfulness towards staff and customers.

  • Develops and maintains age appropriate activities.

  • Ensures all necessary supplies are on hand and well maintained at all times.

  • Attend scheduled staff meetings.

  • Responsible for upholding all staff safety requirements including cleaning protocols throughout the day, as required by my department.

  • All other duties as required and necessary

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Successfully complete State of Florida Criminal History Background Check requirements as well as meet the Association?s policies on background screening

  • Prior experience working with children

  • Enthusiasm for the sport of dance and children.

  • Ability to adhere to drug/alcohol/smoke free workplace policy

  • Able to maintain confidentiality

CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

  • CPR and First Aid Certifications required

  • Completion of YMCA Blood Borne Pathogens Training

  • Completion of YMCA Child Sexual Abuse Prevention class

  • Staff Safety Requirements/Cleaning Protocols

  • Additional training classes as recommended by Supervisor

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