Sports Medicine Teacher and Athletic Trainer Secondary-Grades 9-12

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Position Purpose 
This position develops and implements an athletic training program and a sports medicine instructional program that will effectively meet the needs of all students.  The Athletic Trainer evaluates and treats sport-related injuries as well as student performance in the classroom.  The Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) is a highly educated and skilled professional specializing in athletic health care.  In cooperation with physicians, allied health professionals and administrative personnel, the ATC functions as an integral member of the athletic health care team in the high school.

Salary: $47,098- $72,855 (Commensurate with Experience)
Please visit the NCPS website to determine salary specifics according to the current salalry scale:
Rideshare opportunities available*
*Not all positions will qualify, Rideshare limited to teachers living on South side of the CBBT

Essential Functions

(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)
  • Completes required reports promptly and accurately.
  • Accepts responsibilities outside the classroom as they relate to school.
  • Assumes responsibility for care of materials, equipment, and facilities.
  • Assumes responsibility for a neat, safe environment for students committed to the teacher's care.
  • Practices and promotes positive interaction with and among students.
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm for learning.
  • Demonstrates interest in students and athletes.
  • Encourages self-direction and self-motivation in students and athletes.
  • Adapts and adjusts instructional presentation of subject content to students' needs and interests.
  • Maintains and organizes programs of instruction based on effective long-range plans.
  • Exhibits evidence of effective lesson planning.
  • Utilizes a variety of appropriate materials and resources.
  • Communicates the lesson objective and its importance to students.
  • Utilizes appropriate and varied teaching techniques and learning activities both in class and out of class.
  • Maintains an effective system of monitoring student progress and informs appropriate persons of such progress.
  • Adheres to guidelines of confidentiality as outlined in federal and state laws and School Board Policies and Procedures.
  • Maintains a record of appropriate attendance and punctuality.
  • Serves as an optimal role model for students, colleagues, and the general public.
  • Works in close harmony with colleagues, supervisors, and co-workers.
  • Maintains a clean, neat appearance, appropriate to position.
  • Complies with all District and School policies and regulations.
  • Pursues professional growth activities.
  • Performs other related duties as required/assigned.
Position-Specific Responsibilities of the NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer:
  • Assists with prevention of athletic injuries.
  • Assists with early recognition, evaluation, and care of athletic injuries.
  • Provides assessment of the type of injury, rehabilitation and reconditioning of athletic injuries to minimize the risk of re-injuring.
  • Provides referrals for injured athletes to appropriate medical professionals when necessary
  • Manages the health care administration including medical record keeping, documentation and reporting.
  • Establishes policies and procedures related to athletic training.
  • Oversees the budget and inventory of the athletic training program.
  • Provides education and training to coaches, parents, and student athletes.
  • Provides supervision and training of student assistants.
  • Provides supervision of athletic practices and athletic home events.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of the Virginia High School League rules and regulations pertaining to athletics.
  • Knowledge of the subject being taught.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with the total staff and medical health care professionals.
  • Ability to relate positively to parents and other community representatives.
  • Ability to demonstrate appropriate use of written and verbal communication; thorough knowledge of English grammar and usage.
  • Ability to demonstrate effective time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate classroom management strategies appropriate to the learning situation.
  • Ability to assess individual needs and performance.
  • Ability to address criticism in an appropriate manner and develop constructive outcomes.
  • Ability to practice appropriate protocols in the field of athletic training.
Additional Duties
This position will require after student school day duties, for this a supplement may be avaiable to the teacher.
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent. 

                Note:  The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility. 

Working, Conditions & Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Duties are performed in a school environment.
  •  Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Exhibit manual dexterity to dial a telephone, to enter data into a computer.
  • See and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids.
  • Hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors and on the telephone.
  • Speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classrooms, outdoors, and on the telephone.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Physical ability to lift up to 25 pounds, bend, stoop, sit on the floor, climb stairs, walk and reach overhead.

Travel Requirements
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required. 

Work Schedule
Standard teacher work schedule as set forth in the Teachers' Contract and additional after hours sports related duties.


  • Bachelor's Degree in applicable field of education from an accredited college or university.
  • Must hold current CPR/First Aid Certification.
  • Must hold National Athletic Trainer's Association Board of Certification (NATABOC) in addition to state licensure eligibility.
  • Hold or be eligible for a valid teaching license which meets Commonwealth of Virginia requirements with specific endorsement in the area to which assigned.
Successful prior teaching experience for the appropriate grade level and/or subject is a plus. 

FLSA Status:       Exempt        10-month position


Posted By

Northampton County Public Schools

7207 Young Street , Machipongo, VA 23405

At the following locations

Northampton High School

16041 Courthouse Rd. , Eastville, VA 23347