Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union

Athletic Trainer, Philadelphia Union Academy


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Posting Date

Nov 10, 2022

Role description

ABOUT OUR COMPANYPhiladelphia was awarded the 16th Major League Soccer franchise in February, 2008 and the team was officially announced as the Philadelphia Union in May, 2009.  Owned and operated by Keystone Sports and Entertainment LLC (“KSE”), the group launched the Philadelphia Union's inaugural season in 2010 and opened what is now Subaru Park in June, 2010.  Subaru Park is an 18,500 seat, world-class soccer specific stadium that sits beautifully along the Delaware River at the base of the Commodore Barry Bridge and is only 15 miles from downtown Philadelphia.The club has reached the finals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 2014, 2015 and 2018, and has appeared in the MLS Cup Playoffs in 2011, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, securing their first showing in the CONCACAF Champions League in 2021.  In 2020, the Union were awarded the club’s first Supporters’ Shield after finishing with the best regular season record in MLS.  The club hosted the Eastern Conference Final in 2021 and were named the Eastern Conference Champions in 2022.  The Philadelphia Union have once again clinched a berth in the 2023 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League.  The 2022 season finished at the MLS Cup against LAFC, in one of the most intense matches in League history!   Philadelphia Union’s culture and brand positioning of Young, Fearless, Challengers differentiates us from others and focuses our vision to be unafraid and defy the ordinary.  KSE is relentlessly pursuing excellence both on and off the field and will lead the way, set the standards and share the glory.  Our connection to Philadelphia is symbolized in the Club’s crest as the snake, colors, shield, slogan and thirteen stars all represent Philadelphia as the original capital city and its call to action during the American Revolution.ABOUT THIS ROLE The Athletic Trainer assists the Athletic Trainer in managing the day-to-day sports medicine operations for the Philadelphia Union Academy.  In this capacity, the Athletic Trainers provide injury prevention strategies, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation for players’ medical problems.  The Athletic Trainer supervises the care of the athletes.  The Athletic Trainer shares responsibility for the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries.  The performance of duties is under the direction and supervision of the Performance Director and Academy Director. RESPONSIBILITIESPerforms as Certified Athletic Trainer in managing the health care of players.  Health care includes, but is not limited to: first aid / emergency care, on-site injury evaluation, application of appropriate modalities, developing rehabilitation and prevention programs, as well as conducting rehabilitation and making medical referrals.Shares Athletic Development Responsibilities with Performance Department Staff.Order, maintain and inventory supplies and clinical equipment.Keep training room and clinic area safe, clean and organized.Comply with all Academy medical policies and protocols.Comply with OSHA Standards with regards to blood borne pathogens.Perform other duties as assigned or required.Participate in community service/educational programs related to sports medicine. QUALIFICATIONS:Minimum four (4) year Bachelor’s Degree.Preferred Master’s degree in health related field.Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a sports environment, preferably with soccer team sports.Medical soccer experience preferred.Ability to work as business needs require which may include long days, evenings, weekends, occasional holidays, and travel if/when necessary.Must possess U.S. work authorization not requiring sponsorship by the employer.Required Licenses or CertificationsNATABOC (or CATA) Certified Athletic TrainerIn good standing with NATABOC and a member of the NATA (or CATA)State License in the state in which the team calls home, if required by the stateCurrent professional CPR certificationPossess personal professional liability insuranceThis position requires valid criminal background clearances in the state of PA:PA Child Abuse History Clearance PA State Police Criminal Record CheckFBI Criminal Background Check (via fingerprinting)Annual Safe Sport CertificationThe Philadelphia Union Performance Department takes a holistic approach to athlete care. This is a major reason for Strength and Conditioning Coaches, Sport Scientists and Athletic Trainers are all part of this department. In this role you will be asked to collaborate with individuals outside your profession (Athletic Training) EVERY DAY. Please answer the below questions during your application.We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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