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Head Athletic Therapist

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online on the Douglas College Career Site [www.douglascollegecareers.ca]. Qualified internal applicants shall be given first consideration in filling the position. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying. All candidates selected for interview will need to bring original certificates and diplomas of educational credentials noted on their resume.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Head Athletic Therapist
Posting Number 02219SA
Location Various Douglas College Campuses/Satellite Campuses
Grade or Pay Level See Salary Range
Salary Range $55,000
Position Type Contract Employment
Posting Type External
Regular/Temporary Contract
Employment Type Full-Time
Posting Category Contract Employment
Start Date 08/01/2024
End Date 06/14/2025
Day of the Week Other - Other - Week days, evenings, weekends, etc as required.
Shift Flexible work schedule
Work Arrangements
This 10 month contract position is available from the date of hire and may be renewed yearly based review. A commitment to being able to work evenings and weekends and travel to and work at multiple locations, including off campus sites throughout the lower mainland, British Columbia and Canada is required.
What Douglas Offers

DO what you love. Be good at it. That’s how Douglas College defines a great career. It’s a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC’s Top Employers. We love what we do. And we’re looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada’s best colleges even better.

The Role
Douglas College Athletics invites fully qualified candidates to apply for this Head Athletic Therapist, Full-Time, Contract Position. Reporting to the Manager, Athletics & Recreation Operations, the Head Athletic Therapist (AT) is responsible for the development,coordination and delivery of a comprehensive sports medical and physical wellness program for the Royals varsity sports teams. The AT will perform professional and administrative services essential for the successful implementation and compliance of the College safety policies and department procedures
Responsibilities
  • Develop overall athletic therapy program for the Athletics varsity sports, including: injury prevention programs, injury evaluations, injury management, injury treatment and rehabilitation, educational programs and injury management guidance for student-athletes;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of growth and development principals of over the student-athletes’ life span, and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the student-athletes’ status and interpret the appropriate information and course of action;
  • Provide athletic therapy services for the athletic department, including attendance at scheduled team practices, and at home and away competitions as required;
  • Provide input to the Director, Athletics and Recreation in the forecasting of theAthletic Therapy supplies budget;
  • Conduct pre-season physical wellness and sport specific assessments, i.e. baseline concussion tests, assessing medical history, including related health and safety requirements;
  • Provides recordkeeping and documentation to provide historical information on student-athletes;
  • Maintains injury data information in proper order and reported in pre-assigned time frame.
  • Ensures the confidentiality of student-athlete health and medical information;
  • Schedules student-athlete treatment and/or other intervention as necessary;
  • Demonstrate proper athletic therapy techniques; i.e. tapping, cupping, strapping, bracing, etc, including fitting of athletic equipment;
  • Support the coordination and scheduling of physical examinations and medical referrals for student-athletes to determine their ability to practice and compete;
  • Work in conjunction with the Strength and Conditioning Coach and Athletics staff to ensure physical wellness safety of student-athletes;
  • Responsible for the formation of the Student Athletic Trainer (Student ATs) mentor program, including onboarding, training, monitoring and providing direction;
  • Schedule and coordinate Student Athletic Trainer (Student ATs) for coverage of all team practices and athletic competitions, as needed;
  • Evaluate and recommend new techniques and equipment that would enhance the benefit of the athletic therapy program;
  • Maintains awareness of the College’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)and Policies and procedures;
  • Attends department meetings as required;
  • Communicates reports in a concise, informative manner;
  • Maintains injury data information in proper order and reported in pre-assigned time frame.
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need
Bachelor degree in the related field, Athletic Therapist, Kinesiology, etc.;
Maintain all professional certifications in accordance with the appropriate governing bodies and respective institutions. i.e. Canadian Athletic Therapist Association (CATA);First Aid/CPR;
Satisfactory completion of a Criminal Record Check;
NCCP Safe Sport Certified;
Abides by all established policy and procedures specific to both the Athletic Therapy facilities.
Link to Full Position Profile
Equity Statement
Douglas College is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. In support of this journey, we welcome all people to apply, including people from groups that are experiencing inequity, including, but not limited, to Indigenous Peoples, racialized or persons of colour, persons with mental or physical disabilities, persons who identify as women, and/or persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and persons of all faith identities, age, marital status, and parental status.
Needs a Criminal Records Check Yes
Posting Detail Information

Open Date 07/12/2024
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online on the Douglas College Career Site [www.douglascollegecareers.ca]. Qualified internal applicants shall be given first consideration in filling the position. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying. All candidates selected for interview will need to bring original certificates and diplomas of educational credentials noted on their resume.
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current or former Douglas College employee/student?
    • Current employee
    • Former employee
    • Current student
    • Former student
    • None of the above
  2. * If you are a current/former employee/student, enter your ID number. (Type in N/A if not applicable.)

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * If you are not a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, do you currently have a valid Canadian work permit?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  4. * If you have a valid Canadian work permit, please indicate expiry date and the type of work permit you hold. (Type N/A if not applicable).

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please confirm that you will maintain residency in the Lower Mainland for the duration of your employment.
    • Yes, I confirm
    • No, I am not able to meet this requirement
  6. * How did you first find out about this employment opportunity?
    • Douglas College Careers Site
    • LinkedIn
    • Indeed
    • Social Media (Facebook, Instagram)
    • Personal Referral
    • Agency Referral
    • Professional Association Website
    • Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICAN)
    • Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)
    • Douglas College CareerHUB
    • Career Fair or Other Hiring Event
    • Other
    • Glassdoor

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. References with Contact Information
  2. Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Verification