HCZ requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Accordingly, successful candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement of employment.
The mission of HCZ Promise Academy Charter Schools is to provide a first-rate, year-round, extended-day, college-preparatory, K-12 education to students living in under-performing school districts. Our schools are rooted in the belief that all students are capable of academic and personal success when surrounded by parents, teachers, and mentors who not only hold them to highest of expectations, but also give them the individualized support they need to help them fulfill their potential. To this end, all children and their families have access to HCZ’s comprehensive network of supportive services. These services, combined with Promise Academy’s rigorous academic program, wide-ranging recreation opportunities, and high-quality enrichment activities, are designed to get students to and through college.
We are seeking an Athletic Trainer to guide our middle school and high school students through interscholastic athletic programs, activities, and events. The Athletic Trainer will be responsible for creating and improving athletic programs and developing and administering effective policies and procedures that ultimately keep student-athletes engaged athletically and promote positive academic and personal growth. The ideal candidate will bring a passion for the mission of Harlem Children’s Zone, an understanding and respect for the culture of all residents of Harlem, and experience working in a school-based setting that fosters a love for children.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The athletic trainer will practice said profession within the parameters of the New York Athletic Trainers Licensing Law as laid out by the New York Board of Athletic Trainer Examiners, and will follow both the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics as set forth by the National Athletic Trainers Association. These duties are based on the needs of the school and its athletic programs. The athletic trainer will be present at home athletic contests and practices and shall attend other post-season and home-hosted contests as directed by the Athletic Director.
Other duties include:
· Assistant Coach at every game; should have contact of every kids’ family physically on their person; in addition to blank incident reports
· First Aid kit & AED on the bench at every game away game, sits with second coach; First Aid kit & AED rest under the scorer’s table at everyone home game
· Assistant coach first person off the bench at any sign of injury
· If Director/ AD available — second responder to support; assess first efforts and give direction. Director/ AD becomes the “lead” in executing the safety protocol
· Coach manages rest of the team, clears area
· If we (1) haven’t ordered an ice machine – do so; (2) if we haven’t changed the source of ice packs from the cheap brand we were using last year – switch immediately
· For all suspected serious injuries — student should not be moved until EMS arrive. We define “serious” as any injury that may appear to require additional medical attention because the
participant appears unable to immediately resume play. Even if this means the game does not go on
· Every staff member takes the following two online concussion trainings annually: https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/resources/training.html
· Every staff member should review pages 14-15 of the NCAA emergency procedures annually: https://www.ncaa.org/sites/default/files/2013-14%20Sports%20Medicine%20Handbook.pdf
· We drill. We practice and we drill protocols with staff – together – both Athletics’ teams, together. (Armory staff TBD). At the beginning of each season. Once during season. By sport.
· Request scholars to have in-house physicals or a copy of medical history- to ensure Administration and Coaches are aware of scholar’s medical history re: athletics.
· Ensure coaches remain up to date with all First Aid, CPR, AED and Sports injury trainings.
Qualification, Skills and Knowledge Requirements
Maintain current certification and continuing education requirements as set forth by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification. Maintain current state licensure in accordance with the New York Board of Athletic Trainer Examiners and maintain current certification in CPR/Emergency Cardiac Care.