Phoenix House Fitness Trainer, Part Time in Citra, Florida

At Phoenix House, change is something we embrace every day as part of our values to deliver exceptional care. Phoenix House provides individualized, holistic drug and alcohol addiction treatment, with a legacy spanning nearly 50 years. We are passionate about healing individuals, families and communities challenged by substance use disorders and related mental health conditions. Phoenix House supports the mission through a holistic approach that focuses on the distinct mental, physical, and social needs of every person; innovation of best-in-class and evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery programs; and, the promotion of greater understanding of addiction. Our devoted staff are committed to treating the whole person—and come from all fields.

We operate personalized, strength-based, gender-responsive programs while living the values and being accountable for our commitments. Being introspective and becoming part of the solution is integral to every interaction and person we touch. As ‘One Phoenix House’ we believe in having fun along the way – embracing ‘progress not perfection’ as our journey continues.


  • Work with adult and adolescent patients of all fitness levels, with an emphasis on proper technique and functional movements

  • Demonstrate how to carry out various exercises and routines. Give alternative exercises during workouts or classes for different levels of fitness and skill

  • Monitor patients’ progress and adapt programs as needed

  • Explain and enforce safety rules and regulations on sports, recreational activities, and the use of exercise equipment

  • Give patients information or resources about nutrition, weight control, and lifestyle issues and their application to substance use recovery

  • Design workouts activate the neuroendocrine response (responsible for the “runner’s high”)

  • Provide education on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, which may also minimize drug cravings, serve as a positive distraction and is a beneficial way to structure the day without using drugs or alcohol



  • Bachelor’s degree related to a fitness field (exercise science, physical education, kinesiology or related subject)

  • International Fitness Professional Association certification preferred

  • CPR and First Aid certification


  • Minimum three (3) years of related experience working with patients with substance use disorder or PTSD

  • Experience as a Physical Therapist Assistant preferred


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in written form, and interact with staff and patients.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discern who has a need to know sensitive data or information

  • Ability to instill and maintain a strong customer service environment and a sense of professionalism within a stressful environment

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment

  • High comfort level with technology, including proficiency in MS Office products

  • Ability to establish and consistently enforce appropriate boundaries with patients

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Maintain current certifications as required


  • Must have a high degree of energy, be physically fit and have the endurance to complete workouts and lead groups and physically demonstrate proper use of equipment and sports techniques

  • Frequently required to walk, sit, stand, run, talk and hear

  • Must use hands and feet to operate objects and equipment

  • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crouch and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • Exposure to patients infected with Hepatitis B, HIV, TB, or other Infectious Diseases is possible


Days can be flexible based upon applicant availability, shift 10:30am – 4:00pm (some flexibly with hours)

Phoenix House conducts as needed, job-related background checks, fingerprints, drug testing, physical exams, medical exams, TB testing, verification of employment history and/or reference checks prior to employment.

Phoenix House is an Equal Opportunity Employer providing equality of opportunity to all whoare protected against discrimination by law, regulation or executive order, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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