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Health & Fitness Specialist - Fluent in Russian is a plus

Company: Hebrew Senior Life
Location: Brookline
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary: The Health & Fitness Specialist (H&F Specialist) is in charge of creating and implementing all fitness related activities at the Hebrew SeniorLife Brookline location - Center Communities of Brookline. All programs are used to reinforce the value of fitness to all senior housing tenants. The H&F Specialist also serves as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team made up of (but not limited to) administrative, medical and social service associates. About us: Hebrew SeniorLife, a Harvard Medical School affiliation, is a top provider of senior care in the Boston area and a national leader in redefining the experience of aging. With more than 2,600 employees and six campuses in Greater Boston, Hebrew SeniorLife is the fifth-largest nonprofit in Massachusetts and a four-time winner of the Boston Globe's Top Places to Work, including in 2021. Our Harvard affiliation also connects us to one of the richest biomedical research collectives in the world, which includes four major teaching hospitals in the Boston area as well as Harvard Medical School's 18 academic health care centers. Position Responsibilities: * Create and implement individual exercise programs for seniors.
* Conduct fitness consultations and physical performance evaluations (physical performance evaluation includes: 1-RM testing and Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) assess vital signs)
* Run supervised exercise sessions and resident programming surveys and assist in the organization of educational activities and fitness events
* Provide leadership, supervision, and mentoring to the Health and Fitness Specialist, including performance management and feedback, and formal annual performance reviews
* Maintain all fitness facility equipment and areas
* Attend and contribute to fitness and housing site administration staff meetings
* Work closely with other site Fitness Departments and/or HSL Fitness staff with regards to all aspects of health and fitness programming Core Competencies: * Available to build trusting relationships with the residents, team members and colleagues
* Listen attentively; speak respectfully. Promote an "emotional" connection
* Commit to providing the highest quality of preparation and presentation
* Commit to having a "can-do" service mentality
* Accept responsibility for all tasks assigned
* Follow all work and safety rules Qualifications: * A bachelor's degree in exercise science or related field and/or a minimum certification level equal to the ACSM Health and Fitness Instructor (HFI)
* Current CPR certification.
* Recognize exercise contraindications and refer to appropriate health professional as well as recognize signs of fatigue, injury and physiological stress and respond appropriately
* Exceptional customer service, teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills
* Ability to promote good relations in-house and with outside vendors
* Demonstrate flexibility, adjusting behavior, style or schedule as circumstances change
* Computer proficiency i.e. ability to use MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel Preferred Qualifications: * 2-4-year experience with aging and disability issues
* Fluent in Russian Benefits: * Excellent medical and dental benefits, available on your first day
* A 403b retirement plan open to all employees, including per diems
* Generous paid time off
* Nine (9) paid holidays
* On-site health and wellness programming
* Tuition reimbursement and scholarships
* An employee recognition program and much more... We have a firm belief that diversity and mutual respect make us a stronger organization. That's why we live by a set of cultural beliefs focused on succeeding together, speaking up for what matters, and growing professionally. We are also committed to ensuring employees have the resources they need to do their jobs safely and effectively. In today's world, that means adequate supplies of personal protective equipment, extensive infection control procedures, paid sick time, mental health resources, and much more. Because our incredible team is the heart and soul of our organization, and the reason that seniors across Greater Boston turn to Hebrew SeniorLife first. Hebrew SeniorLife is an equal employment opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and competence and not influenced or affected by race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, ancestry, marital status, military status, veterans status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local law. Hebrew SeniorLife requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment. All new hires must be fully vaccinated, which includes any recommended COVID-19 boosters, before their start date. Any exemption requests for medical or religious reasons will be considered on a case by case basis and must be processed prior to any start date. Hebrew SeniorLife is an equal employment opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and competence and not influenced or affected by race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, ancestry, marital status, military status, veterans status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local law.

Keywords: Hebrew Senior Life, Brookline , Health & Fitness Specialist - Fluent in Russian is a plus, Healthcare , Brookline, Massachusetts

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