Team China is seeking experienced Physical Therapists (or Sport Chiropractors) to work with national teams in China
This is a one of a kind opportunity to work with Chinese national athletes preparing for the next summer and winter Olympics. Contracts will be directly with the Chinese Olympic Committee (COC) with recruitment and hiring managed by Beijing Yanding – Team China PT/PC Recruitment Director. Beijing Yanding has already successfully placed over 40 PTs and PCs with Chinese National Teams.
Physical Therapists (PT) will be responsible for the direct physical therapy care and team therapy programming for one or more national sport teams including injury prediction and prevention, injury assessment and treatment, as well as performance enhancement. The COC will match your experience and interests to the appropriate national sport(s) teams. PTs will operate out of Training Centres or any other location as directed by the requirements of the team. Domestic and international travel will be required.
Candidates MUST have a minimum of a MSc. in physiotherapy (or equivalent) from a recognized institution AND a minimum of five years’ experience working with high performance athletes and teams (e.g. Div I, National, International, or Pro). Candidates must also have a current PT license in good standing in their place of origin, malpractice insurance, and a current first aid/CPR/AED certification. You will work with Team China athletes as part of a performance team which includes experienced Chinese trained doctors (acupuncture/massage) as well as Technical and Performance Coaches.
Specifically, we are looking for PTs with advanced training in manual therapy/manipulation, dry needling, movement analysis (e.g. FMS, SFMA etc.), advanced assessment and treatment systems training (e.g. DNS, Anatomy Trains KMI, FST, FRR/FRS etc.) and strength and conditioning (e.g. CSCS, CEP).
Successful candidates will be offered extendable one-year contracts. A performance review will be completed annually, and extensions may be offered at that time. The goal is to maintain PT staff with teams in order to prepare athletes for the next Summer and Winter Olympics (2-4 years). The ability to read, write, and speak English is mandatory.
The COC does not support all Olympic sports in China (e.g. team or court team sports such as basketball, soccer, volleyball etc.) as these sports are coordinated by their federation. Please include these sports in your application as Beijing Yanding also works with several of these federations.
The COC is prioritizing recruiting for PTs with experience in Winter Olympic sports as Team China prepares their winter teams for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
COC is offering a salary range from 5,000-6,000USD (equivalent in RMB) per month (pre-tax) dependent upon experience and qualifications. COC benefits include economy return flight to China, health insurance plan, reimbursement for visa application costs upon arrival in China, 20 days of paid holidays per year, and no cost accommodations and food provided at the appropriate training site(s). Beijing Yanding will be offering a minimum of 12 days of education per year through the Movement Academy.
The COC offers no support to family travel or accommodations.
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter by 31 October, 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org and include “PT Application – Your Last Name” when emailing your CV and Cover Letter in the subject line of the email (e.g. TCP PT Application – Crumback) and please name your files with your last name and CV or Cover Letter (e.g. Crumback CV or Crumback Cover Letter).
Ensure your CV and Cover Letter specifically refers to the above-mentioned requirements.
Daniel Crumback MSc.RS (candidate), BSc.PT, Dip Sport PT, CEP, CSCS, CAFCI
Team China PT/PC Project Director