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Adaptive & Inclusive Recreation Instructor/Assistant
YMCA of the Foothills La Cañada Flintridge, CA

Adaptive & Inclusive Recreation Instructor/Assistant

YMCA of the Foothills
La Cañada Flintridge, CA
  • $18 to $20 Hourly
  • Full-Time
Job Description


The mission of the YMCA of the Foothills is to organize, develop, finance, and conduct programs for an association of persons of all ages that will, by putting Christian principles into practice, enrich the quality of their lives spiritually, mentally, physically and socially.


Following Individualized Education Program (IEP) guidelines, under supervision from coordinator, facilitates and provides instruction to participants in adaptive and inclusive aquatic and land programs.


  • Supervises participants in recreation activities (aquatic & land)
  • Maintains attendance and progress records for class participants.
  • Supports Director in implementation of class activities.
  • Adheres to YMCA program standards regarding water safety and risk management.
  • Conveys information on programs and schedules and refers members to other programs as appropriate.
  • Record and maintain daily attendance and other documentation as required in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that program spaces are clean, organized, and safe.
  • Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention, emergencies, dress guidelines and cleanliness standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y's values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person's point of view and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths, and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.


  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Must be CPR and First Aid certified within 90 days of hire, the YMCA will provide the training.
  • One year of relevant work experience, preferably experience working with individuals with disabilities
  • Previous experience assisting, supervising, or leading activities for individuals with disabilities.
  • Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
  • Energetic, youth-friendly, and creative person with a prominent level of enthusiasm about providing meaningful opportunities. Self-starter who is committed and possesses effective communication and teamwork skills.
  • Knowledge of the principles of full inclusion and the Americans with Disabilities Acts.
  • Knowledge of behavioral modification techniques.


  • CPR/AED and First Aid certifications within 90 days of hire, training provided by YMCA.
  • Child Abuse Prevention training within 30 days of hire, training provided by YMCA.
  • Must have doctors' clearance and TB testing.
  • Must have clearance through fingerprinting, drug testing, criminal records, and child abuse index check.


  • Ability to lead and participate in a range of activities in a variety of indoor/outdoor settings.


YMCA of the Foothills

La Cañada Flintridge, CA
91011 USA



Posted date

Over a month ago

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