Middle School Athletic Trainer – Forney ISD 5/26

May 27th, 2021

Forney ISD

POSITION AVAILABLE;  Middle School Athletic Trainer

You must apply online at: https://www.teacherjobnet.org/Jobs/Jobpost.exe
POSTING DATE:   05/24/2021
CLOSING DATE:   07/23/2021
LOCATION:   Forney ISD District Wide
POSITION:   Athletic Trainer – Middle School
JOB DESCRIPTION:   Primary Purpose:  Plan, coordinate, and supervise all components of athletic training program for student athletes.  Under the direction of the Head Trainers and team physician, carry out activities in the following areas: prevention, evaluation, emergency treatment, physical reconditioning, and rehabilitation of injuries.

Bachelor’s degree from accredited university

Valid license from Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers

Valid Texas Teaching Certificate



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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   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, accurate 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

11.   Plan and put in place a comprehensive rehabilitation and reconditioning program for injuries and illnesses sustained by student athletes

12.   Determine therapeutic goals and objectives for individual athletes

13.   Apply therapeutic modalities and instruct athletes on proper use of exercise equipment

14.   Evaluate and record rehabilitation progress of athletes.  Develop criteria for progression and return to practice and competition

15.   Follow professional, ethical, and legal parameters regarding use of drugs and therapeutic agents for treatment and rehabilitation of injured athletes

16.   Coordinate scheduling of athletic physical examinations and screening

17.   Select, train, and supervise student assistants

18.   Maintain an inventory of training supplies and equipment; acquisition additional supplies as needed

19.   Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required

20.   Participate in staff development, faculty meetings, and special events as assigned

21.   Maintain emotional control under stress

22.   Maintain confidentiality

23.   Perform other duties as assigned

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:   Previous Trainer Experience Preferred
CONTACT:   Athletic Director Neal Weaver @ ioweaver@forneyisd.net
APPLY TO:   In addition to completing the online application through the Region 10 Teacher Job Network, please send a resume to ioweaver@forneyisd.net with the subject “Athletic Trainer Applicant”
SALARY:   $59,085 minimum
MONTHS:   11
START DATE:   July 12, 2021