Athletic Trainer – San Antonio Christian School 6/30

June 30th, 2022

San Antonio Christian School

Position Title: Athletic Trainer   

Reports To: Athletic Director

FLSA Status: Exempt

Schedule: Full-time/ 10-months or 12-months

The Athletic Trainer plans, coordinates, and supervises all components of athletic training program for student athletes. Work under the advice and consent of team physician to carry out activities in the following areas: prevention, evaluation, emergency treatment, physical reconditioning, and rehabilitation of injuries. This person shall be spiritually mature and shall reflect the purpose of the school, which is to honor Christ at all times.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities for this position, but are not limited, to:

 

  • 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..
  • 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.
  • Identify acute injuries and provide first-aid triage.
  • Detect and resolve environmental risks to 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 competition.
  • Follow professional, ethical, and legal parameters regarding use of drugs and therapeutic agents for treatment and rehabilitation of injured athletes.
  • Coordinate the scheduling of athletic physical examinations and screenings.
  • Select, train, and supervise student assistants.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Design training and rehabilitation programs for athletes
  • Use knowledge of sports-related injuries to diagnose and treat athletes
  • Refer athletes to another doctor or other medical staff members
  • Assist and monitor injured players as they heal and progress towards recovery
  • Maintain records relating to athlete condition and training, diet, and treatment plans
  • Ensure adequate hydration is provided to athletes for every practice or game
  • Handle clerical tasks, such as maintaining inventory, assisting with budgets, or restocking supplies

Professional Qualification

  • College degree required in athletic training or related field. Be willing to participate in continuing education opportunities that will increase proficiency and job skills. Proven work experience as an Athletic Trainer or similar role.
  • Valid license or certification from Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers.
  • Strong understanding of the challenges athletes face, proper nutrition, sports injuries, and treatment options.
  • Understanding of first-aid treatments, massage, and physical therapy techniques, and equipment.
  • Detail-oriented, analytical, and attentive.
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, decision making, and communication skills.
  • PC proficient with knowledge of standard software.
  • Demonstrated experience showing a genuine concern for the social, emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being of children.

Required Spiritual Qualities

  • Acknowledge Christ as Savior and seek to live life as His disciple. Share the Christian faith with others. Have a Christ-centered home.
  • Believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God—our standard for faith and practice.
  • Demonstrate a desire for spiritual growth as evidenced by his or her prayer life, Bible study, and spiritual outreach to others.
  • Actively participate in a local Bible-believing church. Have a conviction that God has called them to Christian school ministry.
  • Sign and live by the school’s lifestyle statement as a condition for employment and continued employment in this ministry.
  • Memorize and help fulfill the school’s mission statement by recognizing the role of parents as primarily responsible before God for their children’s education and be prepared to assist them in that task. Believe and actively support the school’s statement of faith.
  • Have the spiritual maturity, academic ability, and personal leadership qualities to “train a child in the way he should go.” Proverbs 22:6 (NIV).

Spiritual Leadership

  • Reflect the purpose of the school which is to honor Christ in every activity.
  • Integrate Biblical principles and Christian philosophy of education throughout all activities.
  • Evidence the fruit of the Spirit in dealing with people.
  • Be a model of God’s ideal for leaders. Demonstrate leadership and facilitative skills.

Professionalism

 

  • Have knowledge of the school’s curriculum, standards, and Christian mission.
  • Follow the Matthew 18 principle in dealing with conflict with students, parents, staff, and administration.
  • Be a Christian role model in attitude, speech, and actions toward others (Luke 6:40). This includes being committed to God’s biblical standards for sexual conduct. (Romans 1:18-32) Ensures the work environment is Christian-based, nurturing, wholesome, and loving.
  • Respectfully submit and be loyal to constituted authority.
  • Model good attendance.

§  Demonstrate the character qualities of enthusiasm, courtesy, flexibility, integrity, gratitude, kindness, self-control, perseverance, and punctuality. Meet everyday stress with emotional stability, objectivity, and optimism.

  • Display friendliness and a good sense of humor. Display courtesy and patience in dealing with others.
  • Maintain a personal appearance that is a Christian role model of cleanliness, modesty, and good taste consistent with school policy.
  • Maintain high standards of ethics, honesty, and integrity in all personal and professional matters.

§  Collaborate effectively with colleagues on a wide range of tasks. Contribute to team projects.

  • Informs administration in a timely manner if unable to fulfill any assigned duty.
  • Actively pursue professional development opportunities.

§  Demonstrate the importance of discernment, discretion, and confidentiality concerning the sharing of information.

  • Deal directly and frankly with the school administration in an earnest effort to resolve differences of opinion when they exist.
  • Use acceptable English in written and oral communication and speak with clear articulation.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to and support of diversity by complying with SACS’ EEO policies, regulations, and procedures.
  • Be open to new ideas, initiatives, and concepts in education. Recognize your own mistakes and take measures to correct them.

Academic and Cultural Support

  • Attend staff meetings and training programs as deemed necessary by the school administration.
  • Participate in the school’s development programs and activities in areas of constituency relations, fundraising, and student recruitment and retention.
  • Represent the school and its philosophy in a favorable and professional manner to the school family and the general public.
  • Participate in beginning-of-year staff orientation, staff devotionals, staff meetings, and parent/teacher fellowship meetings.
  • Supervise extracurricular activities, organizations, and outings as assigned.

Minimum Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  For this position an employee must be able to:

  • Remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time.
  • Use repetitive arm, hand, and finger movements.
  • Stoop, bend, push, kneel, squat, pull, reach, stand, walk, and sit.
  • Exercise mobility to promptly move around campus.
  • Communicate effectively with students, staff, and parents.
  • Lift/carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Be outdoors for extended periods of time year-round.
  • Travel locally, as well as nationally as needed.

Contact:

Robin Gerlich

Athletic Director

19202 Redland Rd., San Antonio, TX 78259

210-248-1650

RGerlich@sachristian.org

To apply for this job email your details to RGerlich@sachristian.org