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Company: VON Canada
Location: Strathroy, ON, Canada
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Description Position at Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada Ontario Branch

Requisition Details

Employment Status: Casual
Program: Community Supports Services/SMART
Work Schedule: Days
On Call: No

Job Summary:

A SMART Group Fitness Instructor will lead approximately 2 to 4 classes per week for older adults in retirement homes and community sites. Fitness Instructors will lead both high and low mobility classes for this population. The Fitness Instructor will be guided by Regulated Healthcare Professionals associated with the program and by the certification standards of VON SMART. The incumbent will also be accountable to the Program Coordinator. The successful candidate will be asked to upgrade his/her education as required. SMART training will be provided by VON as needed.


  • Leads weekly classes under the direction of a regulated care provider
  • Works toward fulfillment of client goals as outlined in their assessment
  • Participates in on-going review of service delivery process and evaluation
  • Attends any educational in-services that are deemed appropriate by the SMART Coordinator
  • Adheres to VON Canada policies
  • Reports any situations that are deemed uncomfortable to their supervisor/manager
  • Ensures all incidents are reported in a timely manner in accordance with legislation and VON policies and procedures
  • Reports any defect in any equipment which may endanger themselves or others
  • Functions and reports in compliance with the OHS legislation, regulations, and VON policies and procedure


  • VON SMART Certification as a Group Fitness Instructor will be required (and is provided)
  • CCAA Certification as a Seniors Fitness Instructor is an asset
  • First Aid/CPR certification
  • A combination of related education and experience will be considered
  • Experience teaching group fitness classes for older adults at a variety of mobility levels
  • Experience teaching specialized classes for chronic conditions i.e. Osteoporosis, Parkinson Disease, Diabetes, Osteoarthritis etc.
  • Experience promoting health and well-being through physical activity
  • Experience working in an assisted living environment i.e. recreation therapy
  • Ability to show respect for privacy and confidentiality
  • Ability to demonstrate dependability and trustworthiness
  • Ability to demonstrate compassion and caring
  • Good communication and active listening skills
  • Capacity to remain calm in unexpected situations
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to both set and adhere to support boundaries
  • Must have personal vehicle and possess both a current driver's license and proof of vehicle insurance; this vehicle will be used to travel between classes
  • Pre-health assessment may be required
  • A current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check is required upon the start of your employment
  • A Vulnerable Sector Search and/or Child Abuse Registry Check may be required
  • Ability to speak French is an asset in French Designated areas

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Attention to detail; Lift and carry using appropriate lifting techniques; Bend, push, pull, grip, reach, kneel, crouch using good body mechanics; Walk, sit, stand, climb stairs; Hand movements.

VON Canada is committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities and to providing accessibility accommodations for candidates who require them. If you are in need of accessibility support, please visit our website at http://www.von.ca/en/accessibility for further details.

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