Assistant Athletic Trainer – Taylor ISD 4/6

April 6th, 2022

Taylor ISD

Job Title:  Assistant Athletic Trainer                                       Exemption Status/Test:  Exempt/Professional

Reports to:  Head Athletic Trainer and Athletic Director                                    Date Revised:  4/01/2022

Dept./School:  Taylor Independent School District/Athletic Department

Location: Taylor, Texas 

Primary Purpose and Position Description:

The purpose of the Assistant Athletic Trainer position is to provide athletic training services to the high school and occasionally middle school of Taylor Independent School District. The Assistant Athletic Trainer will work closely with the Head Athletic Trainer on a daily basis to evaluate, diagnose, treat, rehabilitate, and prevent athletic injuries. This position will be contracted for 187 days/year, with occasional responsibilities for athletic event coverage on the weekends. This is also a teaching position, responsible for teaching the Sports Medicine classes at Taylor High School. 

Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Athletic Training from a CAATE accredited program  
  • Valid Texas Athletic Training License from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation  
  • Texas Certified Teacher, or willing to obtain Alternative Teaching Certification  
  • Current CPR/AED certification 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years experience as a certified athletic trainer (However, new grads are encouraged to apply) 
  • BOC Certified Athletic Trainer 
  • Master’s degree related to athletic training, sports medicine, or athletics 

 

Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Knowledge of therapeutic modalities and injury prevention
  • Ability to provide emergency care for athletic injuries
  • Knowledge of injury rehabilitation and the ability to adjust exercises for individual athletes
  • Ability to instruct and supervise student athletes and athletic training student helpers 
  • Ability to use computer software to develop spreadsheets, databases, and do word processing
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

 

Salary Information: 

  • For a certified teacher AT salary is based-off of the Teacher Compensation Scale: TISD Compensation Scale- Teachers
  • Additional Athletic Training Stipend 
  • Position is eligible for health benefits and insurance 

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Practice within the scope of an athletic trainer, which includes:
    1. Injury and Illness Prevention
    2. Clinical Examination, Evaluation, and Diagnosis of athletic injuries 
    3. Immediate and Emergency Care 
    4. Therapeutic Intervention and Rehabilitation of athletic injuries
    5. Healthcare Administration and Professional Responsibility
  2.  Stay up-to-date on all professional certifications, licensure, and state requirements 
  3. Teaching of the Sports Medicine classes, following the Texas Education Agency guidelines 
  4. Establish and maintain effective communication with students, parents, medical and paramedical personnel, coaches, and other staff.

Rehabilitation/Reconditioning

  1. Plan and implement a comprehensive rehabilitation and reconditioning program for injuries and illnesses sustained by student athletes.
  2. Determine therapeutic goals and objectives for individual athletes, apply therapeutic modalities, and instruct athletes on proper use of exercise equipment.
  3. Fit injured athletes with braces, crutches, splints, and oversee student-athlete use.
  4. Evaluate and record rehabilitation progress of athletes. Develop and follow criteria for progression and return to practice and competition.

Administration

  1. Documentation of all athletic injury evaluations, treatments, rehabilitations, and progress updates
  2. Coordination of physician referral documentation, physician injury notes, and post-surgical protocols
  3. Aid the Head Athletic Trainer in the scheduling of athletic physical examinations and screening, and organization of the UIL medical history and physical evaluation forms 
  4. Select, train, and supervise athletic training student assistants.
  5. Maintain an inventory of training supplies and equipment. Requisition additional supplies as needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Mentor and supervise the athletic training student assistants in the Student Athletic Training Program at Taylor High School. 

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

  • Posture: Prolonged standing; frequent kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting. Frequently moderate lifting or carrying (15-44 pounds)  
  • Environment:  Work outside (exposure to sun, heat, cold, and inclement weather) and inside; exposure to noise; exposure to biological hazards, bacteria, and communicable diseases; some district wide and state wide travel may be required
  • Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress; frequent prolonged and irregular hours

 This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

Interested applicants can send any questions and resumes and cover letters to:
Taylor Huffman, MS, LAT, ATC
office phone: 512-352-1730 ext 6218

                               

 



To apply for this job email your details to thuffman@taylorisd.org