Phoenix House Fitness Trainer in Citra, Florida


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.


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


  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced


  • 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.


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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and employees are protected under Federal law from discrimination. Click to learn more.

EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled