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Program Instructor - Community Youth

Company: Greater Philadelphia YMCA
Location: Camden
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Job Description:

Greater Philadelphia YMCA Employment Opportunity!

We are hiring immediately for the Camden County area!

The Greater Philadelphia YMCA is hiring part-time instructors for its growing after-school watershed education program. Watershed Education by Bike (WEB) is a groundbreaking program that gets youth active by teaching them how to safely ride an urban, suburban and trail environments, while also focusing on watershed and environmental education. Bicycles allow students to get out of the classroom and offers hands-on experiential learning opportunities in the community. When working in multiple environments, instructors will lead a group of 13 students in grades 5th-8th on program-owned bicycles through the trails in Camden and Burlington Counties, NJ. When working in our school aged classroom setting, instructors will prepare and implement watershed education lessons/experiments with children grades K-8th.

--- Teach participants basic bicycle safety and maintenance
--- Teach participants watershed and environmental education through the implementation of a provided program curriculum.
--- Establish relationships with local partners to help support the WEB program
--- Facilitate environmental education lessons and activities at several after-school sites
--- Assist in developing lessons based on provided resources
--- High school diploma or equivalent required, college degree preferred
--- Must be available Monday - Friday between 2:00pm - 6:00pm
--- Experience or interest in physical activity & environmental education
--- Must be willing to travel throughout Camden City, and Burlington and Camden counties
--- Have a basic knowledge of bicycle mechanics and be able to ride a bicycle at 8-12 MPH
--- Strong classroom management, conflict resolution, and oral communication skills
--- Ability to complete tasks independently
Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of spoken word to impart oral information and to convey detailed, spoken instructions to staff, members, children, and volunteers accurately, quickly, and loudly. Ability to perceive the nature of sounds by ear; ability to lift and carry 50-75 pounds; ability to maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling. Ability to move about on foot quickly; ability to stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl. Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time. Ability to judge distances and spatial relationships so as to see objects where they actually are and clearly see at 20 inches or less and 20 feet or more.

Exposure to high levels of noise and various environmental conditions.

Acquire and maintain the following certifications:
--- CPR/AED/O2/First Aid obtained through the American Red Cross (valid 2 years)
--- Requisite OSHA online trainings (valid 1 year unless otherwise noted)
--- Requisite Redwoods Online Trainings (valid 2 years unless otherwise noted)
--- Mandated Reporter Training (valid 5 years)
--- Additional training and development specific to your role as reference in onboarding packet.

At the YMCA we value CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY in personal character and behavior and believe that they are essential to attaining our mission


The Greater Philadelphia YMCA is an equal opportunity employer. The Y considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran or other protected classification and in accordance with applicable laws.

Keywords: Greater Philadelphia YMCA, Camden , Program Instructor - Community Youth, Education / Teaching , Camden, New Jersey

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