Assistant Athletic Trainer – Foster High School 4/23

April 23rd, 2021

Foster High School - Lamar Consolidated ISD

Foster High School–Lamar Consolidated ISD (Assistant Athletic Trainer)

Primary Purpose: To facilitate the teaching and learning process within a positive learning environment (in-person, distance and/or virtual) so that students acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for them to become responsible, contributing adults in a democratic society. Plan, coordinate and supervise components of the athletic training program for student athletes and work under the direction of a team physician to carry out activities in the following areas: prevention, evaluation, emergency treatment, physical reconditioning and rehabilitation of injuries.

Major Responsibilities and Duties

Instructional Management

  1. Plan a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of students.
  2. Enhance the academic growth of students through the use of effective teaching practices as utilized in the instructional model.
  3. Guide the learning process towards the achievement of curriculum goals by establishing clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects.
  4. Employ the instructional methods and resources that are most appropriate for meeting state objectives.
  5. Meet and instruct assigned classes in the location and at the time designated.
  6. Assess the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provide progress reports as required.
  7. Diagnose the learning disabilities of students on a regular basis, seeking the assistance of district specialists as required.

School/Organizational Improvement

  1. Attend staff meetings and serves on staff committees as required.
  2. Counsel with colleagues, students and/or parents regarding student achievement and the instructional program.
  3. Accept a share of responsibility for co-curricular activities as assigned.

School/Organizational Climate

  1. Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students.
  2. Strive to implement the District’s philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives.
  3. Cooperate with other members of the staff in planning instructional goals, objectives and methods.

Personnel Management

  1. Maintain order in the classroom in a fair and just manner through reasonable rules and regulations.
  2. Plan and supervise purposeful assignments for teacher aide(s) and/or volunteer(s), and cooperatively with department heads and/or grade level leaders, evaluate their job performance.

Administrative and Fiscal/Facilities Management

  1. Take necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
  2. Maintain accurate, complete and correct records as required by law, district policy and administrative regulations.
  3. Assist in upholding and enforcing school rules, administrative regulations and Board Policy.
  4. Assist in the selection of books, equipment and other instructional materials.

Professional Growth and Development

  1. Accept responsibility for professional growth through involvement in an ongoing program of reading, workshops, seminars, conferences and/or advanced course work at institution of higher learning.

School/Community Relations

  1. Be available in-person, by phone, email, or video conferencing to confer with district personnel, students and/or parents.
  2. Communicate with students and parents on a regular basis via phone, video conference, email, or district-approved website.
  3. Make provisions for being available to students and parents for educationally related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.


  1. Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures.
  2. Attendance at work is an essential function.
  3. Perform other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and/or Superintendent.

Athletic Training

  1. Plan and implement a comprehensive athletic injury and illness prevention program for student athletes.
  2. Attend practice sessions and athletic contests as assigned by athletic director.
  3. Establish and maintain effective communication with students, parents, medical and paramedical personnel, coaches and other staff.
  4. Provide physical conditioning training to student athletes.
  5. Fit injured athletes with specialized equipment and oversee its use.
  6. Prepare athletes for games and practices by conducting evaluations and using tape, wraps, splints, braces and other protective devices as needed.
  7. Respond to emergencies and make quick, independent judgments about how to deal with injuries.
  8. Identify acute injuries and provide first-aid triage, including assessing injuries and deciding whether an athlete should seek further medical attention and should discontinue participation in the athletic event.
  9. Establish specific procedures to be carried out by a coach or student trainer in the event of a medical emergency.
  10. Detect and resolve environmental risks to athletes.


  1. Plan and put in place a comprehensive rehabilitation and reconditioning program for injuries and illnesses sustained by student athletes.
  2. Determine therapeutic goals and objectives for individual athletes.
  3. Apply therapeutic modalities and instruct athletes on proper use of exercise equipment.
  4. Evaluate and record rehabilitation progress of athletes. Develop criteria for progression and return to practice and competition.
  5. Follow professional, ethical, and legal parameters regarding use of drugs and therapeutic agents for treatment and rehabilitation of injured athletes.


  1. Coordinate scheduling of athletic physical examinations and screening.
  2. Select, train, and supervise student assistants.
  3. Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents including medical, accident, and treatment records as required.
  4. Maintain an inventory of training supplies and equipment. Requisition additional supplies as needed.
  5. Attendance at work is an essential function.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervise teacher aides and volunteers as assigned
  • Supervise the work of student assistants
  • Supervise students

Equipment Used

Exercise equipment and devices including stationary bike, pulleys, weights, whirlpool, paraffin bath, ultrasound equipment, and cold packs

Minimum Education/Certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Valid Texas teacher certificate or teaching certificate from out of state appropriate for position
  • Must meet requirements under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) for highly qualified teachers
  • Valid license from Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers

Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Working knowledge of curriculum and instruction
  • Effective communication skills/collaborative working style
  • Ability to instruct students using a variety of technology applications and platforms
  • Ability to exercise effective teaching practices appropriate for assigned modality
  • Ability to support students with computer setup, navigation, and technology issues if assigned to distance or virtual instruction
  • Expertise in one or more academic areas and/or developmental age group or population
  • Ability to provide injury prevention and rehabilitation services
  • Ability to provide emergency care
  • Knowledge of therapeutic modalities and ability to apply appropriate treatment to treat student athletic injuries
  • Ability to instruct and supervise student athletes and assistants
Equipment Used: Exercise equipment and devices including stationary bike, pulleys, weights, whirlpool, paraffin bath, ultrasound equipment, and cold packs. Working Conditions: Mental/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors: Ability to concentrate (detailed work), communicate effectively (verbal and written); interpret policy, procedures and data; reason, understand verbal instructions, analyze, differentiate, read, coordinate district functions, compile, compute, instruct, maintain emotional control under stress. Moderate lifting and carrying (15-44 pounds), pushing, reaching above shoulders, use of fingers, walking, standing, kneeling, repeated bending, sitting, climbing (stairs), balancing, stooping, crouching, pulling, pushing, repetitive hand motions, hearing, speech, visual acuity, distinguishing colors, outside and inside, temperature extremes, humidity extremes, noise, microwaves, slippery surfaces, uneven surfaces, sunlight exposure, working with hands in water, works around moving objects or vehicles, works alone; exposure to biological hazards, bacteria, and communicable diseases; frequent district-wide and statewide travel, frequent prolonged or irregular hours.
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