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Part-Time Assistant Athletic Trainer

Part-Time Assistant Athletic Trainer

Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School invites applications for a part-time Assistant Athletic Trainer (contracted or per diem) for the second half of the 2018 - 2019 academic year. Located in Washington, DC, and founded in 1799, Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School educates young women in grades 9 – 12 in a faith-centered community focused on educational excellence and rooted in the Roman Catholic faith and Salesian tradition.  

The Assistant Athletic Trainer provides prevention of, care for, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and illnesses to student athletes; partners with the Athletic Department, coaches, parents, family physicians and School Nurse to provide therapeutic rehabilitation for student athletes; supports school concussion protocols; develops and maintains emergency medical kits for school teams; and serves as first-responder to emergency situations on campus that involve injury.  The Assistant Athletic Trainer must work collaboratively with the Athletic Department and the School to ensure appropriate support for student athletes, in accordance with all school policies and relevant state / district regulations. The Assistant Trainer will work with the Athletic Director and Assistant Director to support coaches’ professional development and ensure the safety of student athletes at all times.  The Assistant Athletic Trainer actively supports the life and mission of the school by serving students and families and advancing the efforts of the school’s Athletic program.   

Successful candidates should have previous experience working in a school / with young people and their families, a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree, and all relevant certifications (National Athletic Trainers Association, state athletic training licensure, CPR / AED for the Professional Rescuer, etc.). The Assistant Athletic Trainer should have knowledge about a large range of common medical problems for student-athletes, sound decision-making skills, and the ability to explain complex information in a pressured situation when speaking with students, medical professionals, staff, and families. The ability to perform complex tasks independently, communicate information and outcomes clearly, and nurture students’ development physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally is essential.  Candidates will be able to complete physically demanding tasks (to include lifting heavy weight and work in outdoor conditions), with availability afternoons / evenings and occasionally weekends. Candidates must also be willing to work closely with colleagues and students in a dynamic, collaborative setting.  NOTE: This position will either be a contracted position or on a per diem basis, depending on the needs of the school and the candidate. Please send resume, cover letter, and completed employment application to hiring@visi.org.