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Nursing Home Fitness Trainer (TBI Program)

Company: Centers Health Care
Location: Bronx
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Fitness Trainer - TBI Program Richmond Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare is actively seeking a Fitness Trainer / Instructor to work in the TBI Neurobehavioral program at our Skilled Nursing Facility located in Staten Island, NY. The ideal candidate will have a pleasant demeanor and excellent communication skills!Job Description:Fitness trainers and instructors lead, instruct, and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities, including cardiovascular exercise (exercises for the heart and blood system), strength training, and stretching. They work with people of all ages and skill levels with an emphasis on those with strength and balance issues to enhance or improve mobility and decrease risk for falls in any setting.Duties Include:Demonstrate how to carry out various exercises and routinesObserve residents during exercises and teach correct techniques to minimize injury and improve fitness, especially balance, strength and general mobilityEvaluate residents' current fitness level, personal goals, and skills and give alternative exercises during workouts or classes for different levels of fitness and skillMonitor residents' progress and adapt programs as neededExplain and enforce safety rules and regulations on recreational activities, and the use of exercise equipmentInformally share and promote information and resources about nutrition, weight control, and lifestyle issuesChoose music that is appropriate for exercise classesCreate routines and moves for classes to follow or teach pre-choreographed routines that were originally created by fitness companies or other organizationsDesign and carry out workout routines specific to the needs of their assigned residentsQualities and Requirements:Personal fitness trainer certification or related specialty fitness certification is preferredExperience with older clients or outpatient/nursing home residents is a plusAbility to lift 50 lbs maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 poundsWalking, standing, bending, stooping and sitting for prolonged periodsFull use of gross and fine motor skills of the upper and lower extremitiesStrong communication, listening and customer service skills to assess and strengthen residents' physical and emotional capabilitiesExcellent motivational and positive encouragement skills to help residents stay fit and to get residents to come back for more classesLocation:Staten Island, NYAbout Us:Richmond Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare is a 300-bed rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility located in the borough of Staten Island. Our size enables a warm, nurturing environment, which allows each resident to maintain his/her individuality. Our staff is committed to ensuring the highest quality of life for all our residents, by maintaining each resident's dignity and independence. Richmond Center is a proud member of the Centers Health Care Consortium. Centers Health Care is a fully integrated post-acute care continuum offering rehabilitation and skilled nursing services in more than 45 locations covering four states. In addition, we provide special services including in-center and home dialysis, ventilator care, and care for those with Alzheimer's. The Centers Health Care family offers Skilled Nursing, Urgent Care, Managed Care, Renal Dialysis Services, Clinical Laboratory Services, Adult Day Health Care, and Assisted Living services, as well as every level of Home Care. Centers is well known for our commitment to our employees, offering outstanding ongoing training and development, career advancement opportunities, competitive pay rates, generous compensation packages and more.

Keywords: Centers Health Care, New Rochelle , Nursing Home Fitness Trainer (TBI Program), Human Resources , Bronx, New York

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