Junior A. Team Trainer

The Team Trainer is responsible for the prevention, treatment, assessment, rehabilitation, and documentation of athletic injuries. They coordinate the care of athletes with the health care team and communicate with coaches, parents and athletes. The Team Trainer must ensure the welfare and health of all students of Notre Dame in any activity as a main priority.
Essential Job Functions

Key responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  1. Provide emergency care and first aid to all illnesses and injuries in a safe and professional manner for the Junior A Hounds.
  2. Provide onsite intervention and care of injuries occurring at all practices and games (both home and away).
  3. Assess for/recognize the potential of a sport-related traumatic brain injury/concussion.
  4. Reassess the status of injuries, illnesses, and/or health-related conditions (physical and mental health), using standard techniques and documentation to determine appropriate treatment, rehabilitation and adhere to the return to play guidelines of the College.
  5. Educate and provide guidance and/or counselling to student-athletes in the treatment, rehabilitation and reconditioning of injuries, illnesses and/or health-related conditions to facilitate recovery, function and/or performance.
  6. General operation and coordination with the athletic therapist on staff, of the Training Room under guidance of the Health Care Manager.
  7. Minor sports equipment repairs when required.
  8. Perform all necessary taping techniques and the ability to tape for support or prevention depending on the injury.
  9. Training Room supply inventory.
  10. Maintain all medical records pertaining to the treatment required for each student-athlete.
  11. Facilitate communication with players, coaches, Health Care, House Parents, Teachers, parents, and other medical staff on the player’s health status and well-being.
  12. Be highly flexible to accommodate morning, afternoon or evening practices/games and weekend competitions.
  13. Display a commitment to Notre Dame’s Catholic nature, philosophy, principles, mission, history and strategic plan.
Success Factors 
These competencies describe the required behaviours and expectations for this position:  
Accountability: Assumes responsibility for own actions, decisions and results. Demonstrates commitment to accomplish work in an ethical, efficient and cost-effective manner. Exhibits a high level of dependability in all aspects of the job.
Collaboration: Demonstrates the ability to work cooperatively with the health care team, students, coaches, staff members and others outside the organization to ensure policies and procedures are followed and that all students receive proper treatment, therapy and rehabilitation of injuries.
Communication: Adapts communication strategy and interpersonal approach to a situation. Perseveres in the face of complex, hard-to-handle situations. Effectively conveys both readily apparent and underlying messages to a wide variety of audiences in diverse situations. Documents thoroughly.
Customer Focus: Anticipates, monitors and meets the needs of Notre Dame’s athletes and students and appropriately responds to them. Demonstrates a personal commitment to identify apparent and underlying needs and continually seeks to provide the highest quality service to all customers.
Critical Thinking: Ability to look at situations involving injuries from multiple perspectives, look for underlying causes, think through the consequences and different courses of action and demonstrates the ability to act quickly in potentially threatening situations to provide emergent care to injured athletes.
Integrity: Behaves in an honest, fair and ethical manner that contributes to maintaining the integrity of Notre Dame. Displays high standards of ethical conduct and understands the impact of violating these standards on the organization, self and others; is unclear or information is limited. trustworthy. Ensures confidentiality of student medical records and information at all times.
Leading and Developing Others: Guides student-athletes and coaches through therapy techniques and rehabilitation programs ensuring athletes can return to sport as quickly and safely as possible. Leads by example in the treatment room and can motivate student-athletes to understand the importance of proper rehabilitation of injuries.
Planning and Organizing: Establishes a course of action for self and others to ensure the accomplishment of work objectives. Ensures all injured athletes have therapy and/or rehabilitation plans to follow to get back to the sport. Sets priorities, goals, and timetables to achieve maximum productivity and ensure work is completed efficiently.
Professional Knowledge: Provides evidence in the pursuit of mastering the knowledge of treatment techniques, rehabilitation, strengthening and conditioning, a wide range of injuries and prevention, liabilities and risk/ethics in sport, and any other skills pertinent to this portfolio.
Judgement and Decision Making: The ability to effectively assess an injury or situation and determine a course of action by applying knowledge, experience, logic and insight. This also includes cases where discretion is required because the situation is unclear or information is limited.

Work Environment
As the Team Trainer, you will perform your responsibilities on the College’s campus, more specifically in the training room, health care, Maier Fitness Center, and gymnasium. This position requires work in non-traditional hours, often for extended periods outside the course of a typical working day. Highly flexible to accommodate early morning, late afternoon or evening practice and weekend competitions. Must be able to work within various degrees of noise, temperature and air quality. The scope of this position requires the ability to perform and/or demonstrate various physical treatment, therapy, exercises, and to assist others in performing those therapies and exercises.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are a representation of those that must be met by the Team Trainer to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to demonstrate the appropriate treatment, therapies techniques to be used by athletes. Regularly sitting, standing, bending, reaching, kneeling, squatting, and climbing stairs; capable to lift and carry up to 25 pounds; able to see and hear within normal parameters. Able to perform office tasks such as using office equipment, computers, intranet, phones and keyboards.
The ideal candidate in this position will possess;
  • First Aid, CPR, AED
  • 1-2 years’ experience working in a clinical environment is an asset.
  • Must have a clean Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must demonstrate an interest in working with youth.
  • Display a commitment to Notre Dame’s Catholic nature, philosophy, principles, mission, history and strategic plan.
  • A willingness to interact with the student body positively (i.e. coaching, student clubs, etc.)

Athol Murray College of Notre Dame ·

P.O. Box 100 Wilcox · SK, Canada S0G 5E0
Phone: 306-732-2080 · Fax: 306-732-4409 · Email: info@notredame.ca