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Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Head Athletic Trainer


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Feb 27, 2024


Position Title:Head Athletic Trainer
Location:National Soccer Development Centre (UBC)
Terms:Full-time, Permanent

The Whitecaps FC mission is To Unite and Inspire Our Communities. We are looking for a new team member to join Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the position ofHead Athletic Trainer.

TheHead Athletic Traineris responsible for managing the daily medical operations for the Vancouver Whitecaps Club and reports to the Director of Therapy/Head of Player Medical Care for the Vancouver Whitecaps.

This role will be working cohesively and collaboratively with the Director of Therapy/Head of Player Medical Care, VP of Performance, CMO, technical coaching staff, other therapists, physical preparation coaches, and the clubs entire medical/sports science team.

Role Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Act as primary athletic trainer for the Whitecaps FC 1st team
Deliver a high-level of medical support as a Certified Athletic Trainer managing the healthcare of players including, but not limited to:

First aid/emergency care and on-site injury evaluation;
On field coverage, application of appropriate modalities, development of rehabilitation and prevention programs;
Assessments, medical referrals, treatments, administration, and conducting rehabilitation programs

Oversee emergency readiness at all sanctioned practices and events and implement athletic training staff emergency care procedures
Maintain and update all medical records with the league provided electronic recording system
Maintain athlete compliance with team physician treatment guidelines
Comply with all MLS medical policies and protocol
Assure confidentiality of athlete medical records
Order, maintain, and inventory all medical equipment and supplies
Provide effective written and verbal communication between athletes, coaches, sports performance staff, administrators, as well as the multi-disciplinary medical team regarding the status and progress of athletes

In addition to bringing a commitment to Vancouver Whitecaps FC vision and values, the ideal candidate will require degrees of demonstrated experience as follows:

CATA (or NATABOC) Certified Athletic Trainer
Current professional CPR, first aid for the healthcare provider/AED certification
Possess personal professional liability insurance
Prefer certification: CSCS, PES, LMT, and/or NREMT
Master degree in health-related field
Ability to travel for extended periods of time to athletics events
Work in a fast-paced environment and adjust to changes in schedules
Ability to engage in physically demanding manual tasks
Ability to work non-standard work week, including early mornings, evenings, weekends, holidays

The Club
Vancouver Whitecaps FC is the longest-running professional soccer club in Canada and the United States. Since its inaugural season in 1974, the club has united generations of loyal fans in British Columbia and beyond. With academies in eight out of ten provinces, a network of partner clubs, and hundreds of camps and clinics every year, Whitecaps FC provide a foundation for Canada soccer future.

In addition to its two professional men teams, the Club isproud to be one of the first two founding teams for a new professional women league in Canada, which will be launched in the year 2025. We are also stronglycommitted to providing opportunities to Canadian athletes, both male and female, with the largest soccer development structure in Canada. This includes academy programs in eight of ten provinces across the country.

In addition to building a winning team on and off the pitch, the Club places great importance in giving back to our community, harnessing the power of sportto create a stronger, more equitable inclusive society throughthree key community goals: helping meet critical needs, using soccer to build life skills and creating soccer participation opportunities in Indigenous communities.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC believes that diversity and inclusion is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.This includes but is not limitedto people of colour, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.Should you require any accommodation throughout the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to contact our People Culture department.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC provides a competitive compensation and benefits package.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.No recruiters or agencies, please.

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