Work with Us: Certified Athletic Therapist or Physiotherapist

Jun 04, 2021

Certified Athletic Therapist or Physiotherapist

Title of Position: Certified Athletic Therapist or Physiotherapist

Term: Full Time

Start Date:  August 23, 2021

Remuneration: Salary and benefits are according to internal OHA salary policy, and based on experience

Announcement Date:  June 4, 2021

Closing Date:  June 30, 2021

The Okanagan Hockey Academy is seeking a full time Certified Athletic Therapist or Physiotherapist 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 Under 18 Prep, Under 17 Prep, Under 16 Prep, Under 15 Prep, Under 15, Under 18 Female Prep and Under 17 Female 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 therapist will be responsible for player injury assessment and management, rehabilitation, return to sport conditioning and game coverage.  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 therapist 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 institution of Athletic Therapy or Physiotherapy
  • CATA Certified Athletic Therapist or CPTBC Registered Physiotherapist (Sport Diploma preferred)
  • Valid First Responder Certification
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in the field of strength and conditioning/Kinesiology
  • 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 (can be completed at time of hire)
  • 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 Perrin, Manager of Athletic Therapy and Medical Services via email at heatherperrin@okanaganhockey.com 

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