Academy Physiotherapist, Ghana

Right to Dream Academy is seeking an academy physiotherapist to join our Department of Human Performance to provide medical care at Africa’s leading football academy and play an integral role in player development as part of our collaborative sports medicine team.


The selected candidate will operate across the continuum of injury risk reduction, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement. We are seeking a physiotherapist skilled in injury diagnosis, rehabilitation, and sideline management. The selected candidate will also have opportunities to assist with strength and conditioning and sports science initiatives.


KEY COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

  • Degree in Physiotherapy/Physical Therapy (minimum Bachelor’s; Master’s preferred)

  • At least 1 year of relevant experience in a sports setting.

  • Ability to work as a part of a team.

  • Highly motivated and able to adapt.

  • Ability to think on his/her feet in a challenging environment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Background/experience in Strength & Conditioning and/or Sports Science.

  • Work experience with youth athletes

  • Experience with data collection/research.

  • Experience communicating with coaches and stakeholders.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead physiotherapist for the U16 (Advanced) squad
    Injury diagnosis/rehabilitation
    Training/match coverage
    Lead squad warmups and pitch-based fitness
    Assist with carrying out strength and conditioning initiatives
    Assist with sport science and data collection initiatives
    Assist with carrying out training periodisation initiatives
    Assist with monitoring and reporting GPS data
    Work in collaboration with other members of the medical department


  • General responsibilities of the sports medicine team
    Assist with physiotherapist duties for other squads as needed
    Provide skilled physiotherapy services to injured athletes
    Implement and contribute to the student development plan
    Assist in performance testing and ongoing data collection
    Contribute to the physical performance aspects of the Individual Development Plans (IDPs) for your players
    Understand and implement the organisation’s Best Practice models for rehabilitation and physical performance
    Documentation using the athlete monitoring system
    Accompany academy students on medical trips as necessary
    Assist with and provide guidance to pastoral staff for general first aid/medical needs with the students

Flights, Visa, Accommodation, and Food are offered. Remuneration to be discussed on interview.


APPLICATION PROCESS

Rolling deadline for applications through 24 July 2022. Applicants selected for interview will receive notice.

Interested applicants please send the following to the Head of Medical & Physical Performance, Matt DeLang (matthew.delang@righttodream.com).

  • Cover letter (one page only)
    State why the job interests you
    Include relevant experience (including travel, if any)

  • Resume/CV (including references)

  • Copy of diploma (highest degree)

COMMENCEMENT DATE

This position will ideally be appointed for a September 2022 start date.