Head Athletic Trainer

  • Oakland Roots SC
  • Oakland, CA, USA
  • 22 Feb, 2021
Full time Coaching

Job Description

About Oakland Roots SC:
Oakland Roots Sports Club is a professional soccer club set to compete in United Soccer Leagues - Championship division (USL-C).  
More than just a club, more than just a game. Oakland Roots Sports Club seeks to harness the magic of Oakland and the beautiful game of soccer as a force for social good
Whether on the pitch, in the stands or within the community, Oakland Roots will represent our one-of-a-kind city with passion, pride and commitment to all things Oakland.
Player by player. Supporter by supporter. Resident by resident. One day at a time. One game at a time. This is about Oakland first, always.
Overview of Responsibilities:
The ideal candidate will have a passion and enthusiasm for being part of a team of coaches, players and supporting staff, all with diverse and unique backgrounds, all driving high performance.  The candidate will thrive in a community club environment and demonstrate a commitment to continual refinement and improvement of our team mission and vision so as to meet the ongoing performance demands of the club.  
The Head Athletic Trainer works well in a team oriented environment, inspires, delegates and motivates others.  As a leader, the Head Athletic Trainer is expected to be professional, respectful, resourceful, organized and a good communicator.  Our leaders at Oakland Roots have a strong work ethic and lead by example.

Position Summary:
The Head Athletic Trainer will report directly to the Technical Director and work collaboratively with the Director of Performance and Team Physician.

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Coordinates and delivers athletic training and sports medicine services for all players and technical staff
  • Performs assessments and provides thorough care for athletic injuries
  • Coordinates rehabilitation with the Team Physician and Director of Performance
  • Communicates directly with the Head Coach and the coaching staff as it relates to the injuries and illnesses of the players
  • Oversees the assistant athletic trainer in their performance of athletic and sports medicine services
  • Designs therapeutic intervention and establishes individual exercise programs for specific conditions
  • Prepares athletes for trainings and games, applies taping, special padding and bracing techniques
  • Assists in maintaining athletic training facilities and inventory of equipment and supplies
  • Participates in meetings and provides reporting, as needed, to the HC on players health and fitness
  • Handles treatment scheduling, oversees medical records, maintains/updates rehabilitation progress reports, and reports injuries to the Team Physician and Director of Performance 
  • Initiates injury documentation by completing the first report, Workers Compensation forms when required, and assists with follow-up of Worker’s Compensation claims and claim management when necessary. 
  • Is accessible and flexible in facilitating care for athletes all-day every day, including those not present with the team. 
  • Attends all team-related activities, including travel to all matches. 

Competencies and Skills Required:
  • Must have effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Physical effort required for practice/game preparation and positioning athletes body during emergency care, management, and rehabilitation
  • Experience working with high-level professional athletes (preferred)
  • Experience working within a soccer environment and understanding of typical soccer-related injuries (Preferred but not necessary)
  • Openness to multi-disciplinary approaches to rehab, recovery, and performance
Knowledge and Experience:
  • Master’s degree in Athletic training or related field
  • Must be eligible for licensure in California
  • Possess state licensure as a certified Athletic trainer (essential)
  • A minimum of 5 years of athletic training experience (essential)
  • Familiar with FRS, FRC, FRA thought process/practices (preferred )
  • CSCS or equivalent overlap (preferred)
  • Three professional references, preferably from team physicians

We are 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.