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Certified Athletic Training Intern - Portland Timbers (Portland, OR)

Description: The Portland Timbers are looking for a highly self-motivated athletic training intern. The ideal candidate is a self- starter, diligent with detail, has a strong work ethic, and is driven by wanting to be the best in their field. We are looking for someone who is a team player with the ability to handle multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment. If you have a love for athletic training and appreciate working with young athletes in a highly competitive environment, this could be the job for you! This athletic trainer will report directly to the Director of Sports medicine/Head Athletic Trainer.  This position will begin immediately and will extend through the end of the MLS season.    

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Athletic training or similar field of study
  • Valid NATA certification
  • Valid CPR/AED certification
  • Valid State of Oregon license
  • Valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of working with athletes

  • FMS certification

  • SFMA certification

  • CSCS certification

  • Background in soccer

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of all PDL/U23 injuries.
  • Attendance at every Timbers PDL/U23 training session and match is required.  This will include Travel with the team to away matches.
  • Must communicate effectively to Timbers PDL/U23 coaches in regards to athlete’s injuries, return to play protocols and all timelines.     
  • Meticulous record keeping of all injuries and illnesses.  This includes accurate injury reporting and all treatments associated with injuries.
  • Coordination, chaperoning and recording of all medical appointments related to injuries that occur during PDL/U23 activities.
  • Regular meetings with the Director of Sports Medicine to review injuries, treatments, and return to play.    
  • Strict adherence to the PDL budget in regards to purchasing of supplies and equipment
  • The PDL/U23 academy athletic trainer may be called upon to fill in for an absence of other athletic trainers within our sports medical team if their schedule permits. 
  • Develop strong relationships with the Portland Timbers PDL physicians and communicate with them regularly regarding injuries. 
  • Invited to but not required to work during all Timbers 1st team home matches, schedule permitting during the PDL/U23 season.

Commitment: As a member of the Portland timbers medical staff you may be asked to assist the first team, USL team, and, academy teams, however the certified interns overall hours will be limited to 30 per week.  The main focus of the certified intern will be acting as the head athletic trainer of the Portland Timbers 2015 PDL team. The PDL competitive seasons begins in May 2015 and ends in July 2015 with the possibility of post season competition.  Certified intern may be asked to stay through the end of the MLS season after the PDL/U23 season ends.

Compensation:  $9.25 per hour.

About Us: Founded Nov. 11, 2008, the Portland Timbers U-23s is an amateur team affiliated with the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer and serves as a development platform for the club's USL and MLS teams. The team consists of standout players from collegiate and youth programs from Oregon, the Northwest and throughout the country, and competes in United Soccer Leagues’ Premier Development League (PDL).. The Timbers U-23s assembled an historic campaign in 2010, posting a perfect 16-0-0 record during the regular season on their way to becoming the first undefeated champion in PDL history.

ABOUT PREMIER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE

The top developmental men’s league in North American, the PDL season consists of 16 regular season matches for each team, eight home and eight away, and provides elite collegiate players the opportunity to taste a higher level of competition while maintaining their eligibility. In addition to league play, PDL teams compete in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as well as various exhibitions. The PDL has proven to be an important stepping-stone for top professionals now playing throughout the world. For more on the PDL, visit www.uslsoccer.com. Follow the PDL on Twitter at @USLPDL.

The Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC are an equal opportunity employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have a valid NATA certification?

2. Do you have CPR/ AED certification license

3. Do you have a valid State of Oregon license?

4. Do you have a valid driver's license?

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