As a member of staff at YMCA Geelong, this position requires you to work as part of a large team committed to the goals and mission that actively fosters community participation and involvement.
This role has joint responsibility for quality direct coaching in the Gymnastics Program – WAG International Development Squad program at the lower levels working primarily through ALP levels 3-7 as well as administrative responsibility for YMCA Geelong WAG/MAG coach and athlete development and wellness.
As a Gymnastics Senior Coach at YMCA Geelong, you will be required to possess knowledge and understanding of Gymnastics Australian Levels Program for children 5 -15 years of age and ensure all patrons receive the highest possible level of instruction. An employee at this level works independently with mentorship and supervision from the IDS Coordinator with specific instructions and procedure after appropriate in house training.
The administrative component will entail an educational approach to developing a positive and holistic culture for staff and athletes and will implement an annual plan and supportive strategies to achieve this. This will include assisting coaches to upgrade their qualifications, identify programs, activities and strategies to improve the wellbeing of coaches and athletes at the club.You will be required to undertake further education, training and workshops to ensure professional development.
The position requires the successful candidate to perform Duty Manager role at specified times in the absence of management staff in the facilities. This includes opening and closing procedures, maintaining a healthy and safe work place and attending to incidents during shifts and administering first aid.
The Gymnastics Coach (IDS) / Wellbeing Co-ordinator component will be directly accountable and responsible for the following:
- Act as the Duty Manager as required.
- Provides high level instruction to members of the IDS program to form a strong technical background in gymnastics to allow them to move successfully into the higher levels.
- To liase with parents and provide knowledge on the program curriculum and their childs progress.
- To use an athlete centre approach in effective liasing with and taking feedback on from the medical, sports and gymnastics professionals.
- To assist with talent identification and develop effective assessment and tracking processes.
- To assist with complying tracking systems for physical development, Injury and competition performance for the IDS program.
- Exercises high levels of initiative and judgment with broad instruction in the performance of their duties. Required to supervise Beginner –Advanced coaches where requested.
- To exercise high level of discretion and professionalism when representing YMCA Geelong IDS program
- Attend YMCA Gymnastics coaching meetings and other relevant networks.
- Attend all staff meetings and training sessions where appropriate.
- Developing and implementing high safety standards for lesson plans and a strong methodology in technical skill development in line with the yearly training plan.
- Communicate effectively with supervisor and other coaching staff.
- Co-operate with YMCA with respect to legislative occupational health and safety requirements and the ‘YMCA General Health and Safety Guidelines’
- Perform other duties as directed by the supervisor and in line with centre/site objectives
- Coach Australian Levels Program curriculum accordance with prepared lesson plans and in line with Gymnastics Australia skill development matrix and coaching standards.
- Direct involvement with the provision of service delivery for the YMCA Gymnastics program.
- Work with other staff in regards to programs, equipment set up and pack up and safe equipment usage and allocation.
- Communicate with parents and carers about their child’s development. Providing high-level customer service.
- To act in a mature, reliable and professional manner towards the centre and participants.
- Ensure classes start and finish on time.
- To show interest and enthusiasm in your coaching.
- To be bright, cheerful and encouraging when coaching.
- Ensure qualifications are updated and maintained.
- Ensure children are gaining maximum benefit from their classes, engaged and are physically active 90% of their classes.
- To arrive on time to set up equipment for each shift in preparation for the classes.
- Ensure thorough preparation for each class and provide a high standard of instruction.
- Keep abreast of new and innovative teaching techniques, this may mean attendance at YMCA Geelong professional development sessions.
- Assess regularly when children are required to progress to the next level when necessary and communicate changes through to administration.
- Ensure each individual is given adequate attention and classes a managed in a way the encourages participation and engagement of the children
- Involvement with assisting with the YMCA Development Coaches Program as required.
- Keep accurate records of all classes taught and students in classes – mark attendance role for each class
- Handout all information to class participants as outlined in your role folder.
- Maintain responsibility for assigned classes, find replacement if unable to teach, and telephone change through to the Centre.
- Comply with procedures for safety, training corrective and preventative action, customer complaints.
- Complete the online Safeguarding Children and Young People Training.
- Complete Gymnastics Victoria Manual Handling Course and Children Protection Online Course.
The Health and Wellbeing C-ordinator component will be directly accountable and responsible for the following:
- Organising an annual education plan for coach wellbeing
- Organising an annual education plan for athlete wellbeing
- To promote an holistic approach to learning incorporating physical, mental, emotional, social aspects of development and provide opportunities for growth in these areas.
- Organise and host onsite seminars / training or updating opportunities using YMCA Geelong qualified staff members or qualified external personnel.
- Develop and build relationships with partner organisations in relation to the field of wellbeing to assist implementing the YMCA wellbeing strategies.
- Maintain and develop effective tracking systems for athletes and coach development, injury history and competition performance.
- Develop and implement a training and coach development plan in consultation with program coordinators and coach’s aspirations.
- Maintain and develop effective tracking systems for coach development and ensure compliance in regards to mandatory qualifications, updates and maintenance of technical accreditations.
- Beresponsible for seeking new information and keeping abreast of knowledge in the fields of gymnastics coaching and coach and athlete wellbeing.
- Be committed to personal and professional development.
About the Y…….
YMCA Geelong is a for purpose, not for profit community organisation celebrating 65 years servicing the community across recreation, camping, youth, and children’s services.
How to Apply……
Position descriptions and YMCA Employment Application forms are available to download on www.geelong.ymca.org.au. – Jobs @ the Y
All applicants must complete the Employment Application Form on our website and provide current resume with three referees is provided to be considered for the position.
Safeguarding Children and Young People Requirements
YMCA Geelong Board and Management are committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in accordance with our Safeguarding Children and Young People framework. All applicants must undergo satisfactory screening prior to commencement, including but not limited to:
· a national criminal history check;
· an international criminal history checks where applicants have worked overseas;
· holding or obtaining a valid Working with Children Card;
· Three reference checks.
The successfully appointed applicant will be required to adhere to the Safeguarding Children and Young People policies and practices which include; safeguarding children and young people induction, annual SCYP training programs & committing to upholding the safety and wellbeing of children and young people throughout terms of employment.
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Applications close: Friday 19th April, 2019