Supervisor, YMCA Healthy Heart
245 E Columbia St, New Westminster, BC V3L 3W7
Some work may be done virtually from home
35 hours per week
Under review, includes benefits
As soon as possible
Manager, YMCA Healthy Heart
The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is a charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community, by nurturing the potential of children, teens & young adults, promoting healthy lifestyles, fostering a sense of social responsibility and delivering lasting personal & social change. We are building a community in which a generation of children and families reach their full potential. Our values guide our decision-making and behaviour—we do the right thing, put people first, keep our promises and lead by example.
For over 130 years, we have been part of the community, a place where people of every age and background find the support they need to grow in spirit, mind and body. One of the Lower Mainland’s leading charities, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver provides services in health & fitness, child care, camping, employment & community services to over 120,000 participants annually.
The YMCA Healthy Heart Program is a community based cardiac prevention, rehabilitation and maintenance program. Medically directed exercise classes will be offered in the communities of New Westminster, Port Moody and Vancouver, as well as virtually through our new Healthy Heart at Home program, in the Fall of 2021, with the possibility of additional classes added in early 2022.
Nature & Scope:
The Healthy Heart Supervisor will provide leadership to the Healthy Heart program, ensuring we deliver high quality programming in our community. Reporting to the Manager, and working closely with a Part-time Supervisor, this position will support the overall planning, development, oversight and functioning of all Healthy Heart program operations. The Supervisor is responsible for leading and supervising exercise sessions, developing and leading training, supervising and mentoring program staff, and completing all related administrative functions.
- Provide overall leadership and oversight to the development and delivery of the YMCA’s cardiac rehabilitation, prevention and maintenance exercise program
- Monitor, evaluate and further enhance existing program standards, on an ongoing basis, ensuring that program design and delivery is in keeping with the latest cardiac rehabilitation best practices and is delivering the best outcomes for program participants
- Assist Manager with the recruitment and onboarding of program staff and volunteers, and provide overall leadership, as well as ongoing training, supervision, mentoring and development to the staff and volunteer team
- Lead and supervise weekly in-person and virtual exercise classes for individuals with known heart disease and other chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and congestive heart failure.
- On an ongoing basis, assess participants’ exercise capacity and provide exercise prescription and recommendations
- Provide health education to participants and address any questions or concerns as it relates to their exercise prescription
- Respond to medical emergencies and follow medical emergency protocols
- Create and maintain staff schedules to ensure adequate coverage of all classes, and provide back-up coverage in classes when required
- Ensure the health and safety of all participants, staff, volunteers and property by following YMCA standards, policies, and procedures and ensuring they are adhered to by all program participants, volunteers and staff
- Manage inventory of program supplies and medical/exercise equipment
- Develop and maintain positive relationships with community partners, YMCA colleagues and program participants
- Assist with program office admin functions as needed
- Promote philanthropy through the YMCA’s annual campaign and assist with Community Health fundraising initiatives
- Other duties as required
- Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Physiology or Human Kinetics required as well as American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) with Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP) OR Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) with Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP) certification
- Minimum one – two years working in a program leadership/supervisory role
- Minimum one – two years related clinical experience in a similar program setting
- Excellent interpersonal, conflict resolution, team and relationship-building skills
- Proficient computer skills (especially Office 365)
- Valid Driver’s License and access to a vehicle required
- Current Standard First Aid and CPR-C & AED certificate (can be completed once hired)
- Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than six (6) months preceding your start date
In addition to bringing a commitment to YMCA vision and values, the candidate should possess the following competencies:
- Evolve in Professional Capability – Commit to being better
- Achieve Excellence and Authenticity – Show up with the best version of you
- Develop the Potential in Others – Help people grow and lead
- Create a Culture of Connection – Build bridges between people and partners
- Think and Act Strategically – Make good decisions and act on them
- Make an Intentional Impact – Advance the strength and cause of the Y