Interim Head Athletics Trainer

Interim

Groton School, Groton, MA

Groton School is seeking an Interim Head Athletics Trainer to support the work of the Athletics Department by overseeing efforts to prevent, recognize, manage, and rehabilitate athletic-related illness and injuries resulting from sports. Reporting to the Director of Athletics, this is for the 11 weeks of the Fall 2023 Term (August 28 to November 11) for an average of 40 hours per week.

Responsibilities and Duties

The Interim Head Athletic Trainer:

  • Oversees therapeutic exercise/rehabilitation of athletic-related orthopedic injuries
  • Administers appropriate therapeutic modalities and directs daily athletic training room operations
  • Works closely with Health Center and Wellness Center staff, including general medical conditions/illness referrals to Health Center and psych/social referrals to Wellness Center
  • Communicates with athlete’s physicians, physical therapists, coaches, and parents to ensure proper care of injured athletes; schedules orthopedist appointments, as needed
  • Oversees and implements concussion pre-post injury evaluation and return-to-play protocols
  • Keeps records of all injured athletes
  • Assists in educating athletes and coaches on injury prevention techniques, proper stretching, pre-post game programs
  • Ensures adequate game coverage
  • Assists with proper equipment fitting, as needed
  • Supervises Assistant Athletics Trainer
  • Participates in the Independent School League Athletics Trainer Organization
  • Participates in RADAR Group, discussing student health and well-being concerns, on an as needed basis
  • Troubleshoots on game days

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree (required); Master’s degree (preferred)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a wide array of constituents (students, coaches, parents, faculty, health care providers)
  • Working knowledge of Google documents, excel, and pertinent record-keeping software
  • Sense of humor, positive attitude, and ability to keep high stress moments in healthy perspective

Please note that prior to hiring, the selected candidate will be asked to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

Groton School is an equal-opportunity employer.

Groton School

Groton, MA
Middle School, High School
Day, Boarding
All Gender
Religiously-Affiliated