Substitute Athletic Trainer - Physical, Recreation & Health Education - Modesto Junior College

Yosemite Community College District
Modesto, CA

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Job Title:

Substitute Athletic Trainer - Physical, Recreation & Health Education - Modesto Junior College

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Modesto Junior College

Salary Range / Other:

Range 40 – $30.19 per hour
(2021-2022 Classified Salary Schedule)

Substitute Short Term Athletic Trainers may be called short notice (same day) to fill in any shifts at any YCCD work-site, including MJC-East and MJC-West.

Monday – Friday
Up to 12 months per year
(Would include some weekends and evenings)

Appointments are hired at the first step of the range. The second step is paid after the first year of satisfactory service with subsequent steps annually thereafter to a maximum sixth step.

Benefits :

This work assignment is not eligible for District benefits.
Workers’ Compensation is a covered benefit.

Job Description:

Under general administrative direction, provide for an effective and efficient program of first aid emergency care, injury prevention, athletic training and rehabilitation for student athletes in intercollegiate sports activities.

This is an advanced working level class for athletic training within the YCCD. Incumbents in this class perform highly complex and specialized level duties associated with athletic training. Incumbents work independently to coordinate the operational needs of District athletic programs.

Receives general administrative direction from the assigned division dean. Incumbents plan and/or determine specific procedures required to meet assigned objectives and solve non-routine problems, referring only unusual matters to the manager. Incumbents in this class do not directly or indirectly lead or supervise other full-time employees.

Minimum Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The knowledge and ability requirements are representative of essential duties. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Knowledge of:
• First aid and athletic taping; knowledge and ability to work under the direction of the team physician in injury care; modalities used in injury care.
• Principles, techniques and guidelines relative to athletic training at the collegiate level.
• CCCAA guidelines
• Equipment and supplies used in the sports medicine setting
• Recruiting students and expanding the student Athletic Training program.

Ability to:
• Educate student-athletes and athletic training students about various injuries, illnesses, anatomy and physiology of injuries and illnesses.
• Recognize severity of injury and refer athletes to appropriate medical personnel.
• Work with both men and women’s athletic programs; communicate with coaches and staff members; handle equipment and supplies used in the sports medicine setting; must be CPR / AED certified.
• Communicate clearly with students and staff, both orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and the college administration.
• Work independently and make decisions affecting YCCD athletic programs

Education and Experience:

Any combination of education, experience and/or training that would likely provide the above-required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. Typical background patterns that would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities are:

• Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in athletic training, physical education, education or closely related field.
• Experience: Two years of responsible experience in practicing sports medicine, athletic training with student athletes.

Special Requirements:
• None

Example of Duties:

• Provide for an effective and efficient program of first aid emergency care, injury prevention, athletic training and rehabilitation for student athletes in intercollegiate sports activities.
• Provide initial evaluation and emergency first aid for athletes requiring such care, including determination of follow-up care.
• Maintain student athletes’ health records; assist with required team pre-season screenings; maintain inventory of equipment and supplies; help prepare orders for athletic training supplies.
• Under the direction of the team physician, design, develop, and supervise conditioning and reconditioning programs for the student athletes.
• Responsible for daily maintenance and operation of the Athletic Treatment Center.
• Responsible for recognition of injuries or conditions, which would require appropriate medical care, based on the findings.
• Determine appropriate modality uses such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, hydrotherapy, and exercises.
• Function as liaison between physician, other Athletic Trainer, coaches, student athletes and administration.
• Provide care for student athletes as it pertains to their participation in YCCD sports programs, including pre-participation health screenings, health care in preparation for their events, both practice and competitions.
• Attend assigned sporting events and perform emergency first aid in the event of injury to players; administer CPR or AED, clean, dress and bandage minor cuts, bruises, lacerations, abrasions and blisters.
• Educate student athletes and athletic training students on how to clean and dress minor cuts, bruises, abrasions and blisters to avoid infection.
• Provide athletic training coverage for all home/hosted contests as described by the CCCAA bylaws.
• Design and administer a concussion management plan that reflects current standards and practices regarding concussion management.
• Assist in mentoring student interns as they work under the athletic trainers’ supervision, in the Athletic Treatment Center and at events.
• Provide healthcare at games when the college is hosting the event.
• Provide care for visiting teams pertaining to taping and injury care.
• Provide follow-up care to athletes as directed by physicians within the scope of duty for an athletic trainer.
• Work with the other Athletic Trainer to accomplish the goals and duties of the Athletic Training Staff.
• Answer questions or concerns that both the men’s and women’s equipment attendants might have, in order to assist them with questions pertaining to any and all equipment that is assigned to the student athletes for their sports participation.
• Provide feedback to the administration as it relates to the needs of the Athletic Training staff.
• Travels with athletic teams when necessary.
• Provide information to the coaches that will assist them on current trends in the areas of nutrition, stretching, and general care for their athletes.
• Help maintain the Athletic Treatment Center in a clean and sanitary condition.
• Serve on college committees as assigned.
• Perform related duties as assigned.

Licenses and Certificates:

• Depending upon assignment, a valid license to drive in California may be required.
• NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer status in current good standings with the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA).
• CPR/AED Certificate

Physical and Mental Standards:

• Mobility: ability to stand or sit for prolonged periods; ability to stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach and twist.
• Dexterity: fine manipulation sufficient to operate a keyboard, handle individual papers, write and take notes
• Lifting: Lift, carry, push and/or pull athletic equipment and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds
• Visual Requirements: see in the normal visual range with or without correction.
• Hearing/Talking: ability to hear normal speech, speak and hear on the telephone, and speak in person with or without correction.
• Emotional/Psychological Factors: ability to make decisions and concentrate; frequent contact with others including public.


• Work is generally performed in an outdoor field environment and standard office environment.
• Requires travel to different sites.
• Work may require occasional evening and weekend hours.

Additional Applicant Information:

Applications are accepted online only at:
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Applications will be reviewed by a screening committee which will select candidates to be interviewed.
Those applicants selected for personal interview will be notified by email or phone. In accordance with Board policy official offers of employment will be made only by the Chancellor or Vice Chancellor/Human Resources, YCCD. Final appointment is subject to confirmation by the Board of Trustees.
Federal law requires the District employ only US citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. Written verification of employment eligibility is required.

BACKGROUND CHECK: A background investigation of new employees is required, including reference checks and a state criminal history report. Employment will not begin until the history check has been cleared by Human Resources. The cost for the criminal history report will be the responsibility of the successful candidate.

The District may hire more than one applicant from this applicant pool.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

The Yosemite Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

It is the policy of Yosemite Community College District (Modesto Junior College and Columbia College) not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability in its educational programs and its employment practices. YCCD BP 3410 Nondiscrimination can be found at:

Title IX Sexual Harassment regulations define Title IX Sexual Harassment to include four terms “as defined in” the Clery Act and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA): Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking.

In accordance with 34 C.F.R. §§ 100.6(d), 104.8, and 106.9; and 28 C.F.R. § 35.106, the following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504/Title II policies:

District Title IX/Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator
Yosemite Community College District
2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto, CA 95358
(209) 575-7935

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On behalf of everyone at the Yosemite Community College District Office, Modesto Junior College and Columbia College, we welcome you to our District. All of our employees throughout the District are dedicated to excellence in serving our students. Even with all the fiscal issues that we are facing within the State of California, our staff has been working miracles with continuously reduced budgets. We continue to serve our students well, and provide them with great opportunities and a quality education. As the Chancellor, I am very proud of their efforts and dedication.

One of my greatest challenges is to ensure the educational quality and fiscal stability of our institutions. One way this is accomplished is through long-range planning. There are many exciting things on the horizon for the Colleges of the YCCD - especially with all the construction and completion of our Measure E building projects. We are very grateful to the community for your support of these efforts. Students will benefit for years to come; we extend to you heartfelt thanks.

The Mission of the Yosemite Community College District is: "The YCCD is committed to responding to the needs of our diverse community through excellence in teaching, learning and support programs contributing to social, cultural and economic development and wellness." We take this mission statement seriously; it is the one key element that we base all our efforts on - it is our charge to provide excellent, meaningful service to the community.

As educators, we always focus on offering life-changing opportunities for our students; that is our business. One of the most enjoyable experiences in my 30 year higher education career has been witnessing lives changing right before my eyes as students graduate or achieve their educational goals. When they go on to create successful lives for themselves, their families and their communities I know we have done our job! This is the reward of the work that we collectively do at the Yosemite Community College District. I most cordially invite you to become more involved in our dynamic educational community called the YCCD.

Most sincerely,

Joan E. Smith, Ed.D.


Columbia College is a dynamic institution of learners and creative thinkers dedicated to high standards of student success. We prepare students to be fully engaged in an evolving world by offering comprehensive and high quality programs and services. Columbia College is committed to a culture of improvement through measuring student learning across the institution. We strive for excellence, foster a spirit of professionalism and embrace diversity.

Modesto Junior College, one of the oldest community colleges in the state, was organized in 1921 to serve the first junior college district established under a State Legislature Enabling Act. Modesto Junior College was established to meet the needs of the community. Today the college strives to maintain the same objective—that of dedication and service to the community.

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