Athletic Trainer (Staff Specialist II)
The mission of Academy District 20 is to educate every student in a safe and nurturing environment and to provide comprehensive, challenging curricular and extracurricular opportunities that meet the unique needs of every individual by expanding interests, enhancing abilities, and equipping every student with the knowledge, skills, and character essential to being a responsible citizen of our community, our nation, and the world.
- An educated citizenry is the cornerstone of a democratic republic.
- Every individual has innate worth and is entitled to be treated with respect.
- Learning is a lifelong endeavor.
- Every individual can learn and does so in a variety of ways.
- The education of each student is a responsibility shared by students, families, schools, and communities.
- Parents have both the right and the responsibility to choose the school, curriculum, and program(s) that best meet the needs of their student(s).
- The development of virtuous character is equal in importance to academic growth and critical to developing responsible citizens of our community, our nation, and the world.
- Whether in the classroom or at home, students achieve best in a nurturing environment where physical, intellectual, and emotional health is emphasized and safety is assured.
- Students must be held to the highest standards of academic achievement while recognizing the true success of our academic program is measured by the success of each student relative to his or her unique potential and individual progress.
- Every graduate must be fully prepared for the post-graduation path of his or her choice.
- Every student, staff member, and volunteer is responsible for the effective and efficient use of supplies, facilities, and financial resources.
Academy District 20 (ASD20), founded in 1957, serves more than 25,000 students in northern Colorado Springs. A growing district, ASD20 added approximately 7,000 students in the past 15 years, and anticipates adding 5,000 in the next 10 years. With more than 30 schools, including 19 elementary, five middle and five traditional high schools, plus several alternative, hybrid and online options, the district is considered, "The Peak of Excellence." Since 2010, the district has been Accredited with Distinction by the Colorado Department of Education and thanks to the overwhelming support of its constituency, ASD20 passed a $230 million bond measure in 2016. The bond funds are providing improvements to each school and are also being used to build two new elementary schools, one new middle school, a Center for Modern Learning and a permanent home for the School in the Woods.
Coordinates and implements training activities for athletes to improve their athletic performance. The athletic trainer will provide limited medical treatment such as initial injury assessment, evaluation, treatment, and disposition of student athletes in the training room and on the field. The athletic trainer will act as communication liaison between the student-athlete, parent, coach, physical therapist, and physician.
The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and other key duties that may be required. The description may not include all functions performed by the incumbents in various locations. The district reserves the right to modify or change the duties or the essential functions of this job at any time.
- Reports consistently for work as scheduled
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Attains proficient or higher evaluations on established Performance Standards
- Administers first aid and assistance to injured student athletes for the purpose of providing appropriate immediate care, as required
- Assists coaches and officials during selected athletic practices or events for the purpose of responding to equipment and/or initial medical needs of student athletes
- Attends meetings required by the Athletic Director
- Consults, with written parent permission, with physicians and other medical personnel for the purpose of carrying out the course of athletic training services for injured students
- Coordinates the ordering of athletic training equipment and supplies, and maintains an inventory for the purpose of ensuring that items are readily available as needed and are within established budget objectives
- Develops a variety of programs in cooperation with coaches and the athletic director (e.g. conditioning, injury prevention, etc.) for the purpose of preventing injury to students
- Documents all injury evaluation and daily treatments utilizing proper forms
- Educates coaches, parents/guardians, and players in the procedures of reporting injuries and obtaining a physician’s release
- Maintains a clean training room
- Maintains student athlete health records (e.g. physical exam records, emergency release, medical history, etc.) for the purpose of communicating and/or documenting information in accordance with established policies, regulation, and procedures
- Orients student athletes, parents, and coaches regarding potential health risks of athletic participation for the purpose of implementing preventive strategies
- Responds to emergency situations (e.g. injuries, disturbances, etc.) for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns
- Current CPR certification required
- Knowledge in human anatomy, human physiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, athletic training, extensive clinical affiliations with athletic teams under appropriate supervision.
- Knowledge of and experience in Acute care of injury and illness
- Knowledge of and experience in Assessment and evaluation
- Knowledge of and experience in General medical conditions and disabilities
- Knowledge of and experience in Health care administration
- Knowledge of and experience in Nutritional aspects of injury and illness
- Knowledge of and experience in Pathology of injury and illnesses
- Knowledge of and experience in Pharmacology
- Knowledge of and experience in Psychosocial intervention and referral
- Knowledge of and experience in Therapeutic exercise
- Knowledge of and experience in Therapeutic modalities
- Knowledge of and experience in Universal Precautions for blood borne pathogens
- Training in risk management and injury prevention
- Bachelor's degree
- Athletic Training Certification (numbered) from NATABO
Placement is dependent upon experience at Staff Specialist Salary Level II with a starting salary of $38,500.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a staff member typically encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive.
- The noise level in the work environment may alternate among quiet, moderate, and loud.
- The incumbent is frequently required to interact in person and through communication methods with the students, public, and/or other staff.
- The incumbent is required to work scheduled school/work hours and/or days.
- The incumbent may be required to work extended school/work hours and/or days as directed.
The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive. All physical demands, if listed, are considered essential functions.
- Sits, stands, walks, stoops, kneels, and crouches/squats while performing duties
- Has oral and auditory capacity enabling interaction interpersonally and/or through communication devices
- Uses eyes, hands, and finger coordination enabling the use of equipment and writing utensils
The following are some of the cognitive functions commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive. The staff member may be required to analyze, communicate, compare, compile, compute, coordinate, copy, evaluate, instruct, negotiate, synthesize, reason, and use interpersonal skills.
Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to contact those applicants not selected for interviews. Thank you for your understanding.
|New applicants (including current district staff members) must register with the Academy District 20 Employment Opportunities site and complete an online staff specialist application. A complete online application also includes the following uploaded documents:|
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