Employment Services Elgin


Fitness Instructor

Date Posted:

September 20th, 2021




Job Id:

MDS305 (AD)

Employment Type:

Permanent Job Postings

Category Type:

Full Time

Application Deadline:


Education Requirements:

How to Apply:

Apply online: https://jobs.jobvite.com/von/job/olqYgfwJ or visit - www.von.ca/careers


Description:  The Fitness Instructor is responsible for leading fitness classes to clients under the direction of the Program coordinator and/or Physiotherapist (PT) associated with the program and in line with the certification standards.


  • Leads fitness classes.
  • Works toward fulfillment of client goals as outlined on assessment
  • Participates in on-going review of service delivery process and evaluation.
  • Attends educational in-services that are deemed appropriate by PT and/or coordinator
  • May provide fall prevention education as directed by Coordinator and/or regulated professionals
  • Reports any situations that are deemed inappropriate to their PT/coordinator.
  • Ensures all incidents are reported in a timely manner in accordance with legislation and VON policies and procedures
  • Reports any defect in any equipment which may endanger themselves or others.
  • Functions and reports in compliance with the OHS legislation, regulations, and VON policies and procedures
  • Frequent interaction with Coordinator, Physiotherapist and clients

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities:

  • Attention to detail
  • Lift and carry using appropriate lifting techniques
  • Bend, push, pull, grip, reach, kneel, crouch using good body mechanics
  • Walk, sit, stand, climb stairs
  • Hand movements



  • High school graduate
  • CCAA Certification as a Seniors Fitness Instructor and/or equivalent is required at the time of hire or within 3 months from time of hire
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience teaching group fitness classes for older adults including experience teaching specialized classes for chronic conditions i.e. Osteoporosis, Parkinson Disease, Diabetes, Osteoarthritis etc. is an asset
  • Experience promoting health and well-being through physical activity
  • Experience working in an assisted living environment i.e. recreation therapy is an asset.
  • Bilingual in French/English is an asset
  • Respect for privacy and confidentiality
  • Good communication and active listening skills
  • Capacity to remain calm in unexpected situations
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Must have access to a personal vehicle for business use and possess both a current driver’s license and proof of vehicle Insurance.
  • Current criminal background check including a vulnerable sector screen is required.
  • Must be able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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