Senior Academy Physiotherapist (U18)

West Bromwich Albion FC

Walsall, United Kingdom

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To lead the delivery of Physiotherapy services to all u18s squad players and support the wider delivery of therapy services to all academy players.

Job Role Summary

Job TitleSenior Academy Physiotherapist (U18)
LocationWalsall, United Kingdom, Europe
FunctionSports Science & MedicineDoctor
Employment TermsPermanent, Full Time
Closing DateClosing date and time for applications passed

Job Role Details

Reporting to: HEAD OF ACADEMY SPORTS SCIENCE & MEDICINE/ACADEMY MANAGER
Department: ACADEMY SPORTS SCIENCE AND MEDICINE DEPARTMENT
Location: WBA TRAINING GROUND, 430 BIRMINGHAM ROAD, WALSALL, WEST MIDLANDS, WS5 3LQ
Main Purpose: TO LEAD AND DELIVER PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICES FOR U18 PLAYERS.
Salary: £24,000 - £28,000
Interview date: INTERVIEWS PLANNED FOR W/S MONDAY 24th FEBRUARY 2020.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

- To lead the delivery of Physiotherapy services to all u18s squad players and support the wider delivery of therapy services to all academy players.

- To assist with the Athletic Development for Professional Development Phase players in line with the Academy Physical Curriculum.

- To develop, lead and implement evolving injury prevention strategies for the Academy with particular focus on relevant injury audit data.

- To ensure appropriate pre-habilitation sessions are delivered to all u18 players.

- To devise, where relevant, individual or small group specific programmes.

- Continually review and assess the programme in accordance with the latest research.

- Identify key performance indicators in relation to progress within the field.

- To assist with the sports science testing for all academy players as and when needed.

- To assist the sports science team in ensuring that all academy players receive appropriate information on their physical development and they are aware of their nutritional needs.

- To assist the Lead Sport Scientist and all academy Medical staff with screening of players throughout the Academy.

- To update and maintain relevant qualifications and to ensure you liaise with the Head of Academy Sports Science and Medicine and Lead Sports Scientist.

- To assist and deliver CPD to all Academy Staff.

- To ensure you liaise with the Safeguarding Officer to maintain awareness of Safeguarding issues and that the necessary Safeguarding training is adhered to.

- To inform the Head of Sports Science and Medicine and the Academy Manager of any issues which you feel are of a serious nature or may affect a player's ability to perform to the necessary standards.

- To maintain and update the performance management application (PMA)

- To update the Players Performance Clock where applicable.

- To support the management of Individual Player Programmes and Reviews

- To ensure the Academy Performance Plan underpins the work of the department.

- To attend all in-service training sessions and meetings when requested.

- To maintain qualifications in-line with FA and Premier League rules & regulations.

- To adhere to club policies with particular emphasis to safeguarding children and equity.

- To report any serious breaches of discipline to the Academy Manager.

- To complete all necessary paperwork as requested by the Academy Manager, The Premier League or FA including items such as session plans, feedback forms, NVQ folders, progress reports and any other forms should they be requested.

- To adhere to and enhance all aspects of the sports science and medicine programmes.

- To converse and liaise with parents when required.

- To participate in tour and tournaments including overseas.

- To report any matters of concern related to your duties to the Head of Academy Sports Science and Medicine and the Academy Manager.

ESSENTIAL AND DESIRABLE CRITERIA

Essential

- Chartered Physiotherapy Status

- Experience of working in the sporting environment

- Excellent communication skills

- Team player

- Positive attitude

- Desire to improve young athletes

-Two satisfactory references from previous employers & DBS check

- Energy and enthusiasm

Desirable

- MSc in related subject

- Trauma Management Qualification (ITMMIF / ATMMIF)

- Experience of working in a category 1 football academy

- Knowledge of LTAD frameworks

- Experience using PMA

- Experience using GPS

- Knowledge of the EPPP requirements

- Extensive delivery experience

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