La Vernia ISD

Health Science Teacher/Athletic Trainer (400)

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TitleHealth Science Teacher/Athletic Trainer
Posting ID400


Primary Purpose

Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences in the core academic subject area assigned to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.  Work with coaches to plan, coordinate, and supervise all components of the athletic training program for student athletes. Work to prevent, recognize, assess, manage, treat, and recondition athletic injuries and illnesses.




        Bachelor’s degree from accredited university

        Valid Texas teaching certificate, Health Science or Vocational Health Occupations      

        Valid license from Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers
        Current adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED)


        Clear and valid CDL with passenger and school bus endorsement, or willingness to acquire


Special Knowledge/Skills

       Knowledge of core academic subject assigned

       Knowledge of curriculum and instruction

       Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior

       Knowledge of therapeutic modalities and injury prevention
       Ability to provide emergency care and rehabilitation for student athletic injuries       

       Knowledge of University Interscholastic League (UIL) rules

       Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills



          One year student teaching or approved internship

          Demonstrated competency as an athletic trainer; prior experience working with students   




Major Responsibilities and Duties


Instructional Strategies

  1. Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of district’s curriculum program and show written evidence of preparation as required. Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for differences in individual student differences.
  2. Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, equipment, and technology that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned and present subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations.
  3. Conduct assessment of student learning styles and use results to plan instructional activities.
  4. Work cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curricula as needed for special education students according to guidelines established in Individual Education Plans (IEP).
  5. Work with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to district requirements.
  6. Plan and assign work to instructional aide(s) and volunteer(s) and oversee completion.



Student Growth and Development

  1. Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal testing.
  2. Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned.                                    
  3. Be a positive role model for students; support mission of school district.


Classroom Management and Organization

  1. Create classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
  2. Manage student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
  3. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  4. Assist in selecting books, equipment, and other instructional materials.
  5. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.


Athletic Training

  1. Plan and implement a comprehensive athletic injury and illness prevention program for student athletes. 
  2. Accompany and supervise student athletes during athletic competitions in assigned sports both at-home and on out-of-town trips.
  3. Work with coaches to supervise physical conditioning training of student athletes.
  4. Attend practice sessions and athletic contests and prepare athletes using protective techniques and devices as needed.
  5. Provide emergency or continued care and refer athletes to physician for definitive diagnosis and treatment.
  6. Detect and resolve risks to athletes and determine continued participation in athletic events.
  7. Develop and establish specific procedures to be carried out in the event of a medical emergency.
  8. Provide health care information and counsel and instruct student athletes on subject matter related to athletic training.
  9. Determine therapeutic goals and objectives for individual athletes, apply therapeutic modalities, and instruct athletes on proper use of exercise equipment.
  10. Fit injured athletes with specialized equipment and oversee its use.
  11. Evaluate and record rehabilitation progress of athletes. Develop criteria for progression and return to practice and competition.
  12. Follow and enforce professional, ethical, and legal parameters regarding use of drugs and therapeutic agents for treatment and rehabilitation of injured athletes.
  13. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents indluding medical, accident, and treatment records as required.
  14. Maintain an inventory of training supplies and equipment. Requisition additional supplies in accordance with district procedures as needed. 
  15. Encourage, by example and through instruction, sportsmanlike conduct in all phases of athletic participation.
  16. Establish and maintain a professional relationship and open communication with parents, students, colleagues, and community members.


Professional Growth and Development

  1. Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.
  2. Comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers and athletic trainers.
  3. Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.


Supervisory Responsibilities

  1. Direct the work of assigned instructional aides/assistants.


Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors


Tools/Equipment Used: Personal computer and peripherals; standard instructional equipment; automated external defibrillator (AED)

Posture: Prolonged standing; frequent kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting

Motion: Frequent walking/marching

Lifting: Regular moderate lifting and carrying (15–44 pounds); may lift and move musical instruments

Environment: Work outside and inside; exposure to extreme temperatures (hot, cold, and inclement weather), humidity, and prolonged sunlight; work on uneven or slippery surfaces; frequent exposure to noise

Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress; work prolonged or irregular hours; frequent district and statewide travel

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary RangePer Year
LocationHigh School

Applications Accepted

Start Date05/20/2020

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