The Hotchkiss School seeks a full-time certified, energetic, and knowledgeable Athletic Trainer to head our athletic training staff. As part of a complete health care team, the certified athletic trainer works under the direction of the school medical director and in cooperation with other health care professionals, athletic administrators, coaches, and parents.
Responsibilities include the prevention, management, treatment, and rehabilitation of student athletic orthopedic injuries. Previous experience working with high school student-athletes is a plus.
The School is eager to consider applications from applicants who identify with groups traditionally underrepresented in independent school communities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead the School’s athletic training staff; establishing clear direction, fostering a collaborative environment and providing formative feedback to staff members.
Supervise the management of the daily operation of the athletic training room.
Provide skilled assessment of a variety of injuries.
Provide treatment of injuries including splinting, taping, bracing, use of modalities, and rehabilitative exercises.
Provide practice and game day coverage (Monday-Saturday, occasional Sundays) including emergency response, injury evaluation, first aid and referral to the health center as appropriate.
Administer the ImPACT Test to incoming students and oversee the five-day concussion return to play protocol as directed by the medical director.
Record injuries using online injury reporting system.
Provide CPR training to faculty and staff.
Conduct annual certification of wrestlers and input information into the Track Wrestling Program.
Additional duties and responsibilities as needed and assigned.
Skills and Experience:
EMR certification or higher highly desired.
ARC Instructor Certification in FA/CPR/AED highly desired.
Licensed, or eligible to be licensed, as an athletic trainer in CT.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, students, medical professional, and parents.
Ability to work with a diverse population of high school aged student-athletes.
Previous experience working with Football, Ice Hockey, Wrestling and Lacrosse preferred.
Previous experience working in a school or boarding school environment preferred.
Outdoor environment (heat, cold, rain, snow) when covering games and practices.
A significant amount of time standing and walking.
Occasional bending, reaching, stooping.
Repetitive motion (use of computer keyboard).
Periodic need to lift (no more than 50 lbs).
The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.
The Hotchkiss School does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other School-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices.
The Hotchkiss School is a tobacco-free environment.
About The Hotchkiss School
Founded in 1891, The Hotchkiss School is a competitive, college-preparatory boarding school for 600 students in grades 9-12. Located in Lakeville, Connecticut, the School sits on 827 acres of woods, fields, and farmland in the midst of the scenic Berkshire-Taconic region - a place the Nature Conservancy calls "one of the most extraordinary landscapes in the Northeast."
The Hotchkiss School seeks to inspire a diverse range of students who are committed to the betterment of self and society, and to cultivate in them, at the highest standards of excellence, imagination and intellect, openness and personal integrity, and empathy and responsible citizenship, that they may discover and fulfill their potential as individuals fully engaged in our world. As of the 2018-2019 school year, 33% of students are U.S. students of color, 16% are international, and 95% of students are boarders.