Work With Us: Athletic Therapist/Strength and Conditioning Coach

Apr 12, 2017

Title of Position:  Athletic Therapist/Strength and Conditioning Coach
Term: Full Time
Start Date: August 1, 2017
Remuneration: Salary and benefits are according to internal OHA salary policy, and based on experience
Announcement Date:  April 12, 2017
Closing Date:  April 28, 2016

The Okanagan Hockey Academy is seeking a full time Certified Athletic Therapist with a background in strength and conditioning to join our team of therapists and strength coaches.  The successful candidate will become part of a world class hockey development program that believes in a commitment to excellence in all areas of the athlete’s on and off ice training.

Our Mission   

To create an environment that gives every student athlete the best possible opportunity to achieve and surpass individual potential through structure, support, knowledge and experience.

OHA Background

The Okanagan Hockey Academy is a division of Okanagan Hockey Group Ltd which is the longest and oldest running hockey school in the world. We have provided professional hockey instruction since 1963 and are located in Penticton, British Columbia. We have a state of the art facility to provide a unique development opportunity for each of our student athletes. The Okanagan Hockey Academy is a prep school environment which consists of 8 teams that include both male and female programs. These programs include teams at the Midget Prep, Midget Varsity, Midget Elite 15, Bantam Prep, Bantam Varsity, Female Prep and Female Varsity levels.  For more information on Okanagan Hockey Academy, please visit our website at www.okanaganhockey.com

Scope of Work:

Reporting to the Manager of Athletic Therapy and Medical Services, the Athletic Therapist will be responsible for player injury assessment and management, rehabilitation, return to sport conditioning and game coverage.  Strength and conditioning duties will include collaborative program design with the AT/SC team, periodization planning and execution of the training program.  The successful candidate will also be required to assist with equipment management, skate sharpening, laundry, and driving OHA vans to transport players as required. The Athletic Therapist/Strength and Conditioning Coach must have a strong work ethic, be a self-starter, team player and must be flexible and adapt quickly to change.  

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Graduated from an accredited institute of Athletic Therapy
  • CATA Certified Athletic Therapist or Certification Candidate with intent to complete exams
  • Valid First Responder Certification
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in the field of strength and conditioning
  • CSCS or CPT Certification required  
  • Good analytical and trouble shooting skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Class 4 driver’s licence and a current driver’s abstract required at time of employment
  • Criminal record check and vulnerable persons check
  • Hockey Canada Safety Person, Respect in Sport, Concussion Awareness Training Tool online courses
  • Hockey experience and/or team training experience is preferred
  • Experience with skate sharpening is an asset

Application Procedures: Please send resume and cover letter to Heather Corliss, Manager of Athletic Therapy and Medical Services via email at heathercorliss@okanaganhockey.com

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