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Athletic Therapist

  • Job ID: SUPP-EXT-22/23-049
  • Location: Kingston
  • Deadline: June 29, 2022
  • Job Type: Support
  • Start Date: Immediately
  • Department: Athletics and Student Engagement

Duties

The Athletic Therapist (AT) provides athletic therapy, injury prevention and assessment services for our varsity athletes on women’s & men’s basketball, rugby, soccer teams, and tournament sports as needed. Primary responsibilities of the AT are to provide acute and chronic athletic therapy care to varsity athletes and extramural events with a high potential for injury, to recruit and oversee Athletic Trainer placement students for varsity and extramural on field coverage and be responsible for the administration and coordination of the Athletic Therapy Clinic.

The AT ensures that all varsity student-athletes have completed a baseline concussion test with the use of ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) and conducts all post-concussion return-to-play protocols. 

Leadership is a key component in this role, which is associated with fostering the positive physical, social, and mental development of varsity athletes. This position reports to the Manager of Athletics & Student Engagement and receives functional guidance from the Athletics & Student Engagement Officers, Sports Information Officer, and varsity coaching staff. This position provides exceptional learning experience for Athletic Therapy placement students. 

Qualifications

    Education and Experience:

    A minimum of a three-year diploma / degree plus professional certification or equivalent in Kinesiology, Physical education, Athlete therapy or related degree. First responder certification through accredited provider required. Re-certified for First responder every 3 years. First-aid and CPR + recert required. Athletic Therapist certification and membership to the Canadian Athletic Therapy Association (CATA) preferred.

    A minimum of two-years experience working in a clinic, preferably at a post-secondary institution. General knowledge of different sports is an asset, including familiarity with the OCAA & CCAA.

    Other Required Qualifications:

    • Experience with student leadership and training.
    • Time management and organization skills.
    • Proficient computer knowledge in Microsoft Office
    • Scheduling skills
    • Communication skills
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Time management
    • Ability to analyze and prioritize based on multiple factors
    • Trouble-shooting skills
    • Knowledge of the varsity program
    • First responder skills
    • Management skills

    Physical/Work Environment Essential Requirements:

    The successful incumbent must have the ability to report to the work location.

    The incumbent may be required to lift light (up to 5 kg or 11 lbs.) or medium (between 5 to 20 kg and 11 to 44 lbs) objects such as athletic therapy related supplies and equipment. Incumbent is required to travel with MRUG program as per OCAA policy. Where possible, travel with team(s) to Championships.

    Salary & Terms

    • Support Group: Pay Band H
    • Hours per week: 35
    • Start Rate: $33.05/hour
    • Posted Date: June 23, 2022
    • Closing Date: June 29, 2022 (4:00 p.m.)

    Documents

    How to Prepare your Application for Submission: You will be able to attach only one document to your application. To prepare your application: Combine your cover letter and resume as one document. Save your document in .PDF, .doc, or .docx format using Last Name, First Name as your naming convention. Click on the Apply Here link and complete the application form. Attach your cover letter/resume document to the application form.

    THIS IS A FULL-TIME BARGAINING UNIT POSITION

    This competition will be processed in accordance with College policy, the Academic and Support Staff Collective Agreements. In addition to comparing candidates’ qualifications and experience to the listed technical skills, education, work experience, and personal characteristics (values, attitudes, motivation, and performance), the seniority of Bargaining Unit members will be considered. If the search extends beyond the Bargaining Unit, consideration will be given to accumulated service with the College.

    St. Lawrence College is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace. We encourage and welcome applications from members of the designated groups, including women, racialized minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation and identity.  St. Lawrence College is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free selection process. SLC provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Belonging, Human Resources and Organizational Development at employ@sl.on.ca. To obtain a copy of this position vacancy or any of the position related documents in an alternate format please contact employ@sl.on.ca and our Human Resources Consultants will address your requests for accommodation confidentially.