Campus Support – High School Teaching/Athletic Trainer
Frisco High School
Job Title: Athletic Trainer
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Reports to: Campus Principal and Campus Athletic Coordinator
Dept/School: Frisco High School
Work Year: 200 days
Base Salary: Actual salary will be calculated based on experience and credentials
*NOTE: For the 2021-2022 school year ONLY, FISD will accept applications for trainers who are not currently Texas certified teachers. An applicant hired without a Texas teaching certification for the 2021-2022 year would need to obtain a valid Texas teaching certificate by the end of the 2021-2022 school year to be eligible to serve as a high school athletic trainer for the 2022-2023 school year and beyond.
Provide student with appropriate learning activities and experiences in the academic subject area assigned to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society. Plan, coordinate, and supervise all components of athletic training program for student athletes. Work under the direction of team physician to carry out activities in the following areas: prevention, evaluation, emergency treatment, physical reconditioning, and rehabilitation of injuries. Treat athletic injuries in accordance with the Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers.
Bachelor’s degree from accredited university
Valid Texas teaching certificate (preferred for the 2021-2022 school year but required for the 2022-2023 school year and beyond) with required endorsements or required training for subject and level assigned
Demonstrated competency in the academic subject area assigned
Valid license from Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers
Current adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) certification
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
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Knowledge of academic subject assigned
General knowledge of curriculum and instruction
Ability to instruct students and supervise student athletes
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Capable of responding calmly in emergency situations
Minimum of two years of experience as an athletic trainer preferred
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Plan and implement a comprehensive athletic injury and illness prevention program for student athletes.
Attend practice sessions and athletic contests as assigned by athletic director.
Establish and maintain effective communication with students, parents, medical and paramedical personnel, coaches, and other staff.
Provide physical conditioning training to student athletes.
Fit injured athletes with specialized equipment and oversee its use.
Prepare athletes for games and practices by conducting evaluations and using tape, wraps, splints, braces, and other protective devices as needed.
Respond to emergencies and make quick, independent judgments about how to deal with injuries.
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.
Establish specific procedures to be carried out by a coach or student trainer in the event of a medical emergency.
Detect and resolve environmental risks to athletes.
Plan and put in place a comprehensive rehabilitation and reconditioning program for injuries and illnesses sustained by student athletes.
Determine therapeutic goals and objectives for individual athletes.
Apply therapeutic modalities and instruct athletes on proper use of exercise equipment.
Evaluate and record rehabilitation progress of athletes. Develop criteria for progression and return to practice and competition.
Follow professional, ethical, and legal parameters regarding use of drugs and therapeutic agents for treatment and rehabilitation of injured athletes.
Trainer with Valid Teacher Certification:
Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of district’s curriculum program and show written evidence of preparation as required.
Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for differences in student learning styles.
Present subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations.
Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned. Conduct assessment of student learning styles and use results to plan instructional activities. Work cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curricula as needed for special education students according to guidelines established in Individual Education Plans (IEP). Work with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to district requirements.
Plan and supervise assignments of teacher aide(s) and volunteer(s). Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process.
Trainer without Valid Teacher Certification:
Serve in a support capacity during non-athletic class periods as determined by the campus administration and campus athletic administration.
Student Growth and Development:
Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits.
Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal testing. Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned. Sponsor outside activities approved by the campus principal.
Be a positive role model for students, support mission of school district.
Classroom/Student Management and Organization:
Create classroom/athletic environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
Manage student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
Accompany and supervise student athletes during athletic competitions in assigned sports on out-of-town trips.
Instruct and advise students on NCAA regulations with regard to academic requirements for scholarships and recruiting practices.
Apply and enforce student discipline during athletic contests, practice sessions, and while on trips off school property in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook. Encourage by example and through instruction, sportsmanlike conduct in all phases of athletic participation.
Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers.
Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
Coordinate scheduling of athletic physical examinations and screening.
Select, train, and supervise student assistants.
Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents including medical, accident, and treatment records as required.
Maintain an inventory of training supplies and equipment. Requisition additional supplies as needed.
Professional Growth and Development:
Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.
Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers.
Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.
Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.
Supervise the work of student assistants.
Exercise equipment and devices including stationary bike, pulleys, weights, whirlpool, paraffin bath, ultrasound equipment, and cold packs.
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Maintain emotional control under stress. Frequent standing, stooping, bending, driving, pulling and pushing. Move small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom equipment. Frequent district wide and statewide travel; frequent and prolonged and irregular hours; outdoor exposure to sun and heat. Moderate exposure to extreme temperature (hot) and vehicle fumes.
Application Deadline: September 30, 2021 (4:00 PM CST)
The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.
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