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Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Second Assistant Athletic Trainer/Therapist


Role Type



Posting Date

Sep 6, 2023

Role description

Position Title: Second Assistant Athletic Trainer/Therapist

Location: National Soccer Development Centre (UBC), Vancouver, BC

Terms: Full-time, Permanent

Reports to: Head Athletic Trainer/Therapist

Vancouver Whitecaps FC is looking for a new team member to join our Sports Medicine & Science department in the position of Second Assistant Athletic Therapist.

The Second Assistant Athletic Trainer/Therapist assists the Head Athletic Trainer/Therapist in managing the day-to-day sports medicine operations for the Club. In this capacity, the Assistant Athletic Trainer/Therapist provides injury prevention strategies, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation for Players' medical problems.

The Assistant Athletic Trainer/Therapist works under the direction and supervision of the Head Athletic Trainer/Therapist, and Club Chief Medical Officer. The Assistant Athletic Trainer/Therapist will assume the duties of the Head Athletic Trainer/Therapist in the event the Head Athletic Trainer/Therapist is unable to or at the discretion of the Head Athletic Therapist and/or Club Chief Medical Office.

Specific Job Duties include, but are not limited to:

Manages the healthcare of Players including, but not limited to: first aid/emergency care, on-site injury evaluation, application of appropriate modalities, development of rehabilitation and prevention programs, as well as conducting rehabilitation and making medical referrals
Maintain a complete and up to date roster of Player health and participation records in the League-provided electronic medical record (EMR) system.
Order, maintain and inventory supplies and clinical equipment
Keep athletic training room and clinic area safe, clean, and organized
Help the Club Medical Staff regarding Player's health and safety
Comply with all MLS medical policies and protocols
Comply with OSHA standards with regards to blood borne pathogens
Attend all activities/meetings/programs as required by the League
Perform other duties as assigned or required

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

Minimum of two (2) years certified athletic trainer/therapist experience
In good standing with NATABOC
Experience within Soccer is preferred
Minimum four (4) year bachelor's degree. Preferred Master's degree in a health-related field
NATABOC (or CATA) Certified Athletic Trainer/Therapist
CPR certification for Health Care Provider
Preferred certifications include: CSCS, PES, LMT, and/or NREMT
Must be proficient with the MS Office software suite
Must complete a Vulnerable Sector Check and additional background screening
Must successfully complete MLS Safe Sport training
Must possess a passport and be able to freely travel internationally
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's soccer future.

In addition to its two professional men's teams, the Club is proud to be one of the first two founding teams for a new professional women's league in Canada, which will be launched in the year 2025. We are also strongly committed 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 sport to create a stronger, more equitable & inclusive society through three 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 limited to 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.

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