Assistant Athletic Trainer – Dayton ISD 4/30

April 30th, 2021

Dayton ISD

Job Title: Assistant Athletic Trainer
Reports to: Athletic Director and Head Athletic Trainer                           Salary: Dayton ISD Teacher Pay Scale + Athletic Stipend 187 days

Plan, coordinate, and supervise all components of the athletic training program for student athletes primarily at the junior high level with assistance at the high school when needed. Work under the advice and consent of Head Athletic Trainer and team physician to carry out activities in the following areas: prevention, evaluation, emergency treatment, physical reconditioning, and rehabilitation of injuries.



Bachelor’s degree – CAATE Accredited Program Preferred Valid license from Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers BOC Certified – Preferred
CPR, First Aid, and AED certification

Special Knowledge/Skills:

Ability to provide injury prevention and rehabilitation services
Ability to provide emergency care
Knowledge of therapeutic modalities and ability to treat student athletes Ability to instruct and supervise student athletes and assistants Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills


1+ years preferred (although new graduates are encouraged to apply)

Major Responsibilities and Duties: Illness/Injury Prevention

  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 the athletic director.

Job Description

  1.  Establish and maintain effective communication with students, parents, medical and paramedical personnel, coaches, and other staff.
  2. Provide physical conditioning training to student athletes.
  3. Fit injured athletes with specialized equipment and oversee its use.
  4. Prepare athletes for games and practices by conducting evaluations and using tape, wraps, splints, braces, and other protective devices as needed.
  5. Identify acute injuries and provide first-aid triage.
  6. Detect and resolve environmental risks to athletes.
  7. Travel with Varsity Football if necessary and any Varsity team that makes postseason playoffs.
  8. Evaluate injured athletes returning from middle school or high school out of town games.
  9. Maintain good standing with Texas Dept. Health and NATA.


  1. Plan and put in place a comprehensive rehabilitation and reconditioning program for injuries and illnesses sustained by student athletes.
  2. Determine therapeutic modalities and instruct athletes on proper use of exercise equipment.
  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 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 reports, records, and other documentsincluding medical, accident, and treatment records as required.
  4. Maintain an inventory of training supplies and equipment. Requisition additional supplies as needed.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  1. Attendance is an essential job function.
  2. Perform other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.Supervise the work of student assistants.

Equipment Used:

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

Working Conditions:

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Maintain emotional control under stress. Continual walking and standing; moderate lifting and carrying; stooping, bending, kneeling, and reaching. Work outside lifting and carrying; stooping, bending, kneeling, and reaching. Work outside (exposure to sun, heat, cold, and inclement weather) and inside. Exposed to biological hazards, bacteria, and communicable diseases. Frequent district wide and statewide travel; frequent prolonged and irregular hours.


Tara Humphrey

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