Job: District Athletic Trainer

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Posted: 07/12/2017

Job Reference #: 2017-2500

Job Description

Job Number:2017-2500
District Athletic Trainer
Highline High School

FTE: 0.000
Hours Per Day: 5.20
Position Type: Continuing

Start Time:
End Time:

Salary: $22.99 - $25.64

Closing Date: Open Until Filled - To be considered for this position, please submit a
completed online application and upload required documents on or before
this date.

Additional Information: This position will be combined with the 2.8 FTE CTE Sports Medicine position to
create a 1.0 FTE full time position. Applicants must apply for both positions to
be considered.

Please apply for JOB ID 2017-2498 to be considered


GROUP: Professional/Technical (Non-represented) LEVEL: 9

: Nonexempt

: 200 HOLIDAYS: 12

SUMMARY: The position of athletic trainer is to provide injury prevention, care, and rehabilitation for student

athletes and assist the Director of Athletics in the implementation of a comprehensive athletic training

instruction program for District athletics coaches. This position also provides First Aid, CPR and AED instruction

and is responsible for coordinating a student athletic trainer program.

CONTEXT AND MISSION: Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of

Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center Heights in Washington State.

Starting in the fall of 2012, the Highline community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan outlining

the community’s bold goals and big dreams for its children. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline

Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for college, career, and citizenship.

The collective commitment embodied in the plan is grounded in the community’s deep belief that Highline
students are capable of reaching the plan’s ambitious goals and is driven by students’ aspirations for their future.

The instructional vision articulated in the plan is organized around Four Pillars that guide professional and

organizational practices:

- Equitable access to rigorous, standards-based instruction. High-quality instruction for all students.

- Results-focused professional learning and collaboration. Investing in our people so they continuously fine-
tune their craft and grow in their profession.

- Strong partnerships with families and community. Schools can’t do it alone. We are better when students,
families, community and educators work hand-in-hand.

- A culturally responsive organization. Our diversity is a strength and an asset. We are committed to equity,
excellent service for all, and continuous improvement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not

exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also

be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the

essential functions.

- Assist the Director of Athletics in the development and implementation of the Athletic Training Coaches

Education Program for District coaches.

- Assist the Director of Athletics in the coordination of a Student Athletic Trainer Program; identifies

eligibility requirements and appropriate athletic training activities for students participating in the

Program; provide instruction to student athletic trainers on First Aid techniques, protective taping,

wraps and dressings, and the use of therapeutic modalities; coordinates with District coaches on the

supervision of student athletic trainers.

- Assist Building Athletic Directors and District coaches to establish and implement an athletic training

program of injury prevention, conditioning, and emergency treatment procedures.

- Provide athletic trainer services, as scheduled by the Director of Athletics, to District schools and the

District stadium site, including post-season, holiday, and/or weekend events.


- Practice prevention of athletic injuries through application of protective taping, wraps, and braces to

student athletes.

- Make recommendations to the Director of Athletics for safety improvements to athletics facilities and

equipment; assist District coaches with the evaluation, proper fit, and inventory of safety equipment.

- Assist Building Athletic Directors in the maintenance and distribution of Athletic Training kits to in-

season coaches.

- Evaluate athletics injuries and performs necessary First Aid; ensure proper preventative and safety

measures for the transport of injured athletes by appropriate conveyance.

- Make recommendations to parents regarding medical care related to student athlete injuries, illnesses,

or conditions.

- Maintain accurate, current, and complete records of accidents, injuries, and treatments involving

District athletes and athletes or spectators injured on District property.

- Provide follow up treatment and rehabilitation of injured athletes, under the direction of the treating

physician, using approved treatment modalities such as whirlpools, guards, electrical stimulation,

braces, ultrasound, and splints.

- Ensure the efficient organization of training equipment and supplies, and the orderliness, security, and

cleanliness of assigned District training rooms.

- Prepare annual assessment of the District’s athletic training equipment and supplies; inventories

training equipment and supplies as directed; makes recommendations for upgrades to training room


- Attend coaches’ and Building Athletic Director meetings as directed.

- Provide District and/or community event management supervision as directed.

- Perform other related duties as directed by the Director of Athletics.


Education and Experience

B.A. degree in athletic training, education, or related field

Must possess and maintain National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification (NATABOC) status, with

successful completion of each of the five practice domains

Must possess First Aid/CPR/AED certification

Must successfully complete and maintain certification as First Aid/CPR/AED instructor within 60 days of



Willing to complete WA State CTE certification and teach CTE sports medicine to students upon request if this

position is tied to a Sports Medicine Teacher position.


Criminal background clearance

Valid Driver’s License and proof of insurance


Athletic training principles and practices regarding injury prevention, care, and rehabilitation

First Aid, CPR and AED methods

School board policies and procedures



Communicate effectively verbally and in writing

Operate a variety of modern office equipment including microcomputers and related software

Maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups in a multicultural and diverse community

Work collaboratively with school and central office administrators, parents, and community members

Demonstrate understanding of and experience with cultural competence

Develop curriculum for and provide instruction in athletic training principles and practices to adults and student

athletic trainers

Work with high school and middle school age students and supervise the activities of student athletic trainers

Evaluate injuries, apply appropriate treatments, and understand possible adverse effects which can occur

Work under the direction of physicians to provide medically appropriate care and rehabilitation of injuries

Operate athletic training and treatment equipment such as whirlpools, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and

other therapeutic items

Maintain accurate records of accidents and injuries

Organize District training room facilities, equipment, and supplies

Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: District Athletic Director

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an

employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made

to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk. The employee

frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The

employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an

employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be

made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor and outdoor conditions and may

be required to work in various degrees of weather. The employee may frequently work near video display. The

noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. The employee must deal with angry and upset

students, parents, and community members. Exposure to blood and other body fluids that may contain

hazardous or infectious agents. Employee may be required to work on weekends and/or holidays.


Updated by Human Resources, 2016.02.12

Updated Preferred Qualifications as outlined by Director of Athletics, 2015.02.06

Transferred to newest format by Human Resources, 2014.04.25

Updated by Human Resources, 03/2012

Created by Human Resources, 10/2010

Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not

intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.

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