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Programs Officer/Sports Coach

LocationBraybrook, VIC 3019
Work TypeCasual
Positions1 Position
  • Coach / Instructor
  • Customer Service
Job no: JKTEM
  • Free access to gyms, recreation, and aquatics centres across the state!
  • Make a difference in the lives of individuals and the community by joining a team passionate about transformation
  • $29.56 per hour + Super | Casual

Our Vision is a better tomorrow where all people can belong. 

As the largest employer in fitness and recreation we have more than 5,000 staff at over 140 centres across Victoria. With us, you will work with fun colleagues who have a shared passion for making a difference in the lives of individuals and transforming communities for the better.

About the centre

The Inner West YMCA operates three community centres in the Footscray, Braybrook, and Moonee Valley areas. These centres offer a variety of programs and services for people of all ages and abilities, including:

  • Multi-sports stadiums
  • Health clubs
  • Community halls
  • Rooms
  • Gymnastics facilities

Our centres are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone. We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to participate in healthy and active living, regardless of their background or circumstances.

About the role 

As a Sports Program Officer, you will be responsible for providing coaching experiences for participants at the YMCA. The Sports Programs officer will enjoy working in a team-based environment, have a genuine concern for, and interest in the wellbeing and educational needs of participants. You will plan and deliver challenging and developmentally appropriate programs for all participants. Your role will involve:

  • Instructing and interacting with participants and guardians providing effective direction, feedback and support
  • Displaying interest, enthusiasm, patience, respect and innovation to participants and peers
  • Constructing and implementing lesson plans that promote group-teaching methods, combining skill development with fun, physical activity and enhancing the developmental assets aspect of YMCA programs
  • Directing and supporting volunteer coaches
  • Keeping accurate records of all classes taught and students in classes
  • Complying with procedures for safety, training, purchasing, document control, internal quality audits, corrective and preventative action, customer complaints and control of non-conforming products

This is a casual role with an hourly rate is $29.56 + super.

About you 

As a Sports Program Officer, you will work as a part of a team and create a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere. You will:

  • Be motivated and committed to perform at their best
  • Accept personal accountability for workplace actions and consequences to better influence
  • Act in a mature, reliable and professional manner towards the participants and colleagues
  • Teach and model effective problem solving and conflict negotiation
  • Display understanding & respect to those of different talents and abilities

Essential Qualifications   

  • HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

Desirable Qualifications

  • Cert 1 in Sports Coaching, Basketball, Soccer, Netball, or Tennis
  • Gymnastics experience or interest in gaining qulifications preferred but not essential

At the Y, we are committed to empowering all Children and Young People to feel safe and be safe. As such, we ensure that all of our candidates are appropriately screened (including police check, working with children check and reference checks). To learn more about our commitment to safeguarding children and young people visit victoria.ymca.org.au


At the YMCA, we value our people. Working for us means you’ll enjoy great work/life balance and a range of benefits which improve your wellbeing and help you develop as an individual, such as:  

  • Flexible working and rostering arrangements  
  • Opportunities for career development and growth  
  • Free access to gyms, recreation, and aquatics centres across the state  
  • Free access to the Virtual Y – online health and wellness  

How to Apply  

Working for the YMCA is a rewarding and challenging experience for those with a positive attitude, zest for life and who seek to contribute to the bigger picture. If this is you, click the Apply button now.

Y Victoria is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. We warmly welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

Y Victoria are proud to be a 2024 Circle Back Initiative Employer, we commit to respond to every applicant.