Assistant Athletic Trainer

Job description

Title:Assistant Athletic Trainer Job Category:Classified Department:Athletics Req #:F2000097 Salary:$3,661 - $4,648 FT/PT/Pooled:Full-time Perm %:100 Perm Mo:10 Closing Date:10/12/2020 Position Description:

Under the direction of the Head Athletic Trainer and the Director of Athletic Operations & Events, the assistant athletic trainer assists in the development and implementation of programs for the prevention of injuries to student athletes, administers first aid and emergency medical care, administers rehabilitation for injuries, and related duties as assigned.


  • Job involves fieldwork in all types of weather, including moderate to heavy physical effort
  • Position may require evening and weekend duties, to be determined, which will be performed in training room, gymnasium, classroom, and athletic fields
  • Position requires some travel with athletic teams to away competitions
  • Frequent standing, sitting, reaching, walking; occasional lifting (overhead, waist level from floor), carrying, bending; frequent near vision use for reading; constant use of voice (somewhat above normal conversation level); frequent hearing use (ordinary conversation level); evaluative and cognitive thinking and decision making
Essential Duties:

The following duties are typical of those performed by employees in this job title; however, employees may perform other related duties, and not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each employee in this job title.

  • Follows written policies and procedures in collaboration with the head athletic trainer & team physician regarding emergency management, infectious disease mitigation, treatment and reconditioning of injuries for athletes
  • Assist with annual review and update of established programs as necessary
  • Perform day-to-day activities required of the athletic training personnel
  • Inspect and evaluate locker rooms, showers, playing fields, and other related facilities for potential hazards; monitor athletic equipment for product safety and integrity
  • Administer first aid and emergency medical care, including lifesaving procedures, to student athletes when necessary. Must be able to make independent decisions, as well as work collaboratively with the head athletic trainer, team physician, and coach(es) concerning the ability of an injured athlete to participate
  • Administer and operate rehabilitation equipment and related therapeutic modalities
  • Provide athletic training services for home and away competitions/events
  • Assist the head athletic trainer, college physician and health personnel with athletic health screening examinations and arrangements
  • Refer injured students to the head athletic trainer, team physician, college health center, or appropriate medical facility as necessary
  • Support head athletic trainer in maintaining accurate and detailed injury and treatment reports about student athletes
  • Maintain athletic training facilities in a clean and orderly condition
  • Maintain an effective working relationship with student athletes, coaches, head athletic trainer and health center personnel, and other campus and community members
  • Under direction of the head athletic trainer, secure quotes from multiple vendors for purchasing supplies and equipment for athletic training needs
  • May facilitate communication between athletes, head athletic trainer, coaches, parents, administration, and community concerning the health and physical status of athletes
  • Under the supervision of the head athletic trainer review athletic insurance coverage and assists student athletes and staff in the correct submission of insurance claims
  • Effectively communicate to student athletes, coaches, and when necessary parents, about aspects of injuries, reconditioning programs, and nutrition
  • Participates as an active member of the college student athlete health and welfare team
  • Assists the head athletic trainer in treatment of injuries and provide reconditioning according to authorized medical directions
  • May supervise student workers
  • Assist in game management duties
  • Performs related duties as assigned

Knowledge of/ Skills in/ Abilities to:

  • Methods, practices, terminology, and techniques used in athletic training activities, including the prevention of injuries
  • Principles and practices of athletic training
  • Ability to supervise student workers
  • Policies, procedures, and objectives of physical education and athletic programs
  • Advanced principles of anatomy and physiology. Symptoms of athletic injuries, applicable treatment, and first aid methods
  • Various types of therapeutic treatment, equipment, and conditioning programs
  • Rules and regulations applying to safe equipment operation and medical care.

Other Requirements:

  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Record-keeping techniques
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy
  • Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Meet schedules and time lines
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others including athletes, trainers, coaches, parents, doctors, and professional associations
  • Understand and work within the scope of authority
  • Maintain records and prepare reports
  • Operate a personal computer, calculator, and standard office equipment
  • Operate rehabilitation equipment and modalities

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Must be BOC certified
  • Bachelor’s in Physical Education, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Physiology of Exercise, or Adaptive Physical Education
  • Valid CA Drivers License with a safe driving record
  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Two years athletic training room experience, preferably at the collegiate level
  • Practical field experience in the area of Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science and Athletic Training
Desirable Characteristics:
  • Master’s in Physical Education, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Physiology of Exercise, or Adaptive Physical Education
  • Community college experience
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students
Required Documents:Cover Letter, Other, Resume/CV, Unofficial Transcripts




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Job No:
Posted: 9/19/2020
Application Due: 10/12/2020
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