Vanderbilt Athletics Department prepares student-athletes to become leaders and champions in life by placing the highest values on integrity, character, sportsmanship and victory.
The Massage Therapist is responsible for the daily execution of the massage therapy program. This position will work closely with the University Athletic department's experts to provide collaborative massage programming. Additionally, the position acts as a liaison for the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center with University and community patrons.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide various massage options including but not limited to Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Sports or other massage within the scope of practice and licensing
Provide clients with guidance and helpful information about the health and wellness benefits of receiving massage therapy
Design sessions around clients' specific needs as well as suggesting frequency
Complete massage therapy session utilizing the appropriate pressure and style of manipulation and demonstrates ability to distinguish among those needed (myofascial, reflexology, trigger point, lymphatic drainage massage, etc.)
Maintain the cleanliness and upkeep of the massage therapy room and common areas per department policies and procedures
Assist in maintaining inventory of massage equipment and the upkeep including laundry services
Participate in both University and Rec wellness and marketing events
Provide onsite and mobile massage, which will involve on-campus or off-campus travel
Follow all Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center policies and protocols
Maintain professional appearance at all times
Adheres to and stays abreast of state and local licensing laws and regulations and ensures compliance with any changes
Maintain client profiles and detailed records of appointments in a legible manner
Check schedule of appointments and cancellations regularly
Attend all Rec required trainings and meetings
Maintain and safeguard client confidentially per Vanderbilt University policy
Other duties as assigned
Hours: This position is part-time non-exempt with a limit of 29.5 hours per week. This position is expected to work Monday through Friday. Ability to work special events, evenings, and weekends required. Therapists will work only when there is a scheduled appointment or Rec required meeting/training. Shifts will vary the following days and times. This is not a set schedule.
Monday: 8:30 AM to 3 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM to 3 PM
Fridays: 8:30 AM to 3 PM
Saturdays: 8:00 AM to 1 PM
Profile of an Ideal Candidate
Candidates must have a High School Diploma or GED
Current massage license and continued education requirements must be met in order to provide services in the state of Tennessee
Knowledge of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal and Sports massages required
Three years of professional massage therapy experience in a professional spa or therapy center setting
Ability to perform, possibly consecutive, 60, 90, and 120 minute quality massage therapy sessions
Experience working with and maintaining massage therapy equipment
Ability to communicate effectively with clients and staff in a professional, courteous manner
Must be flexible and to adapt easily to changes that occur on short notice
Reliable transportation required
Knowledge of other various modalities, specifically Deep Muscle Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Acupressure, Cranial Sacral, Lymphatic Drainage, and Muscle Activation
CPR/First Aid/AED, or ability to obtain within 45 days of hire.
In addition to offeringa lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity,Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package includinghealth, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disabilityinsurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match.Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependentchildren. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% ofthe tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor'sdegree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VU Benefits Overview.
Vanderbilt is a renownedprivate institution founded in 1873 and located in the heart of Nashville,Tennessee. The university's students and faculty frequently cite Nashville andthe surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbiltcommunity. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will bevalued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a placewhere your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employeesknow they are part of something bigger than themselves, take exceptional pridein their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbiltwas recently ranked #2 for ‘best quality of life’ and ‘great financial aid,’ #5for ‘best run colleges’ and ‘beautiful campus,’ and #6 for both being in a ‘collegecity that students love’ and having ‘great campus/city relations.’
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