Overview: Sporting Kansas City is seeking to hire a certified athletic trainer for a paid fellowship position for the 2021 – 2022 season. This position is intended for professional development and is focused on furthering knowledge and skills in the field of athletic training. The individual will take an active role in all phases of the sports medicine program and will assist the Sporting KC sports medicine and performance staffs in the running of their departments and the daily operation of their jobs. He or she is expected to act in a professional manner at all times while representing Sporting KC. This entry level position is available immediately.
The Athletic Training Intern will gain hands-on experience performing a variety of roles within a fast-paced, behind-the-scenes environment, with the chance to have a direct impact on professional soccer in Kansas City. Sporting KC’s collaborative environment is full of learning opportunities and is designed to help all fellows evolve as professionals, challenge their strengths and reach their fullest potential.
Duties and Responsibilities The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job.
Perform as a certified athletic trainer in assisting in the management of the health care of the Sporting athletes. Health care includes, but is not limited to: first aid/emergency care, on-site injury evaluation, application of appropriate modalities, assisting in rehabilitation and prevention programs, pre- and post-training treatments, taping athletes
Works under the direction and supervision of the Sporting KC medical/performance staff; he or she reports directly to the Director of Sports Medicine
Helps maintain a complete up to date roster of player health and participation records
Maintain medical supplies inventory
Assist in documentation and filing medical information
Assist in packing medical bags for away trips
Keep the athletic training room clean, organized, and safe
Assist in coverage of Sporting KC, Sporting KC II, and Sporting Academy practices/games (as required for SKCII and SKCA)
Comply with all Sporting KC, Swope Park and US Soccer medical policies and protocols
Comply with OSHA standards with regards to blood borne pathogens
Perform other duties as assigned or required
Some travel may be assigned as required
Regular attendance and hours in conformance with the standards, which may be established by Sporting KC from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position. Due to the cyclical nature of the entertainment industry, the employee may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the team needs including working game nights.
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Possess a strong work ethic
Must be punctual and accountable every day
Must be trustworthy and have a positive attitude
Ability to work well within the group environment
The ability to multitask and complete multiple jobs at once
The ability to remain calm during stressful or complicated situations
Willingness to learn from a wide variety of medical professionals
Demonstrate ability to relate effectively with individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds and project a professional attitude
Proactive and able to function independently
Must have strong analytical and problem solving skills, have attention to detail, show initiative, and possess leadership characteristics
Ability to communicate with medical, performance, technical, equipment, and administration staff
Requires weekend and holiday work, 40+ hours/week, and exposure to all kinds of weather
A work history of regular attendance and positive performance evaluation
Proficiency in Spanish and coverage of soccer is preferred
Licenses or Certifications
Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree in Athletic Training curriculum from a CAATE accredited school
Application deadline is open until the position is filled. The selection process will begin immediately.
Sporting KC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.