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Fitness and Nutrition Skills Instructor

Company: Meristem
Location: Fair Oaks
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

Fitness and Nutrition Skills InstructorThis isn't just a job, it's a calling.Our mission at Meristem is to prepare young adults on the autism spectrum to build a strong sense of self, develop an enhanced social capacity, and create a life of increased social and economic independence. We strive to create a world where the unique capabilities of adults on the spectrum are respected and appreciated. We facilitate the ability of adults with autism to have full and meaningful lives, with ample opportunities for mainstream employment and independent living.Meristem is a great place to work and grow. We all work together, each of us motivating those around us with our commitment to high standards. At Meristem we have a highly motivated team, a rewarding career path and opportunities for personal growth. -Location: - - - - - - - - - - - - 9200 Fair Oaks Blvd. Fair Oaks, CA 95628Status: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Non-Exempt, Full-time Shift: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Monday - Friday or Wednesday - Sunday 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM and 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. -Our Benefits show how much we value our team!

$20 - $25 per hour depending on experienceMedical, Dental and Vision insurance; generous portion paid by the FoundationExtremely Generous Paid Holiday Schedule that includes extended holiday breaks (Spring Break - 5 days/ Thanksgiving Break- 5 Days/ Winter Break- 10 Days) in addition to 5 other holidays.Paid Vacation Paid Sick Leave This position both challenging and rewarding!There is a deep connection between the food we eat and the movement of our bodies. - This position provides an opportunity to exhibit, teach and lead the students into understanding and educating them on that special connection. - There is a deep intrinsic fulfillment for a teacher when they have the opportunity to see a student learn what is being taught. - If you would like to have this kind of opportunity, then read more about what is offered this unique role at Meristem.Job Responsibilities:
Prepare developmental curriculum and implement daily instruction.Assess students' abilities, connect them with projects and lessons that support them to develop their -skills and track their progress through the progression.Record daily notes from the field based on students' goals and objectives.Develop individualized plans with students as needed.Maintain Meristems cultural norms and be active in shaping a positive culture.Maintain and manage the space and materials of the classroom/dorm room spaces you use forinstruction and as directed by supervisor.Attend daily and weekly staff meetings and staff check in'sParticipate in staff training and practice the Meristem method to the best of your ability.Develop a professional growth plan with your immediate supervisor.Engage with parents as asked or directed.Build and manage budgets around material needs for your classes to be submitted to direct supervisor.Support the onboarding process of new students and staff.Engage in hands on director support of students generally and specifically in areas of hygiene.Actively familiarize and engage with the materials from the key founding bodies of work that theMeristem program is built on. (Waldorf Education, Transformative movement education, Ruskin Mill).Engage in collaborative educational offerings with colleagues.Achieve the highest level of your skills as an instructor.Teach other program specific content when asked (Hygiene and Medical support)Implement program-oriented approaches.Participate in student substitutions when members of the team are out.Knowledge of a wide range of movement needs and develop and lead healthy exercise classes for our clients.Be able to create tailored exercise routines for clients to implement on their own throughout the week.Understand the pace and recovery time for clients with neuro diversity and tailor the physical development appropriately.Work with clients on healthy nutritional plans for them to understand the key concepts and practices to live a healthy nutritional lifestyle.Develop individual nutritional plans that can be implemented with clients in the culinary classes.Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent educational experience.Physical training certificate such as NASM or similar level of training.At least two years of experience working in direct support and hands-on care.
  • 1-2 years' experience working with a comparable participant population to meristem or similar experience.
  • Familiarity with either Transformative movement education, Ruskin Mill therapeutic craft education orWaldorf -education.Powered by JazzHR

Keywords: Meristem, Sacramento , Fitness and Nutrition Skills Instructor, Education / Teaching , Fair Oaks, California

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