The Athletics Department now welcomes applications for a Director of Psychological Health and Performance. This position will provide oversight of psychological health and performance programming for the CU-Boulder student-athletes as well as one-on-one counseling, personal development sessions, and consulting. Collaborate with campus-wide drug and alcohol initiatives and partner with on-campus entities with shared interests. Work with student-athletes and staff to foster a sense of inclusivity and cultural sensitivity within the Athletics Department and to demonstrate to interested entities on- and off-campus the same sense of inclusivity and cultural sensitivity. This position will be part of the Athletics Department, working with student-athletes on a daily basis. Periodically working some evenings and weekends, and adjusting work assignments accordingly to meet the changing needs of the Athletics Department.
This position is responsible for promoting the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletics program. This shall include adhering to the principles of the Athletic Department’s Mission Statement, Diversity and Inclusion Mission Statement, Core Values, Policies and Procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of the University, the Pac 12 Conference and the NCAA.
One-on-one Counseling, Education, & Personal Development:
•One-on-one counseling sessions and programming with current student-athletes and post-eligibility student-athletes on issues of a psychological nature, including but not limited to: social challenges, personal conduct, interpersonal relationships, substance abuse, addictive behaviors, anger management, stress management, anxiety disorders, depression, and suicidality.
Collaboration with Intra-Departmental Areas:
•Work closely with CU Sports Medicine on the Substance Abuse Education and Testing Program, and an Eating Disorder Plan for student-athletes struggling with disordered eating and eating disorders.
•Work closely with the Herbst Academic Center staff on Learning Disorder and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) identification and treatment planning, as well as on behavioral interventions for student-athletes in need. •Work closely with coaching staff members and athletic department staff to plan and implement various educational and personal development programs.
•Work closely with the Leadership Development Program (LDP) on the implementation of various programming efforts for student-athletes and Athletic Department staff.
On & Off-Campus Entities:
•This position will work collaboratively with the Alcohol & Other Drug Program (AOD), the Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) office, and Wardenburg Student Health Center on campus-wide initiatives pertaining to personal health and well-being for young adults.
•Additionally, the person in this position will avail themselves to other on-campus committees and offices, and to off-campus committees and organizations, deemed appropriate with the aim to collaborate around topics relevant to the student-athletes and staff of the Athletic Department.
Policy/Procedure Development & Implementation:
•Responsible for the creation, education, and implementation of guides, procedures, and/or policies for Athletic Department student-athletes and staff around issues pertaining to mental health and/or personal development.
•These include but are not limited to: Crisis Management, Disordered Eating/Eating Disorders, Alcohol/Other Drug Concerns, Addictive Behaviors, and Violence/Violent Behaviors.
Curriculum Development and Programming:
•Responsible for assisting with the creation, implementation, and follow-up of a summer bridge/orientation program for all freshmen and new transfer student-athletes.
•The aim of this program is to educate all student-athletes on the importance of personal conduct, personal responsibility, and leadership within the context of the City of Boulder, university, and departmental rules and regulations for conduct.
Other Responsibilities as Assigned:
•As other projects, programming, and initiatives arise that need attention, the person in this position may be asked to contribute, plan, or implement all or part of those activities. Additional clinical, collaborative, and/or administrative duties may also be requested of the person in this position
What we Require:
Master’s degree in a license-eligible, health-related field (e.g., psychology, social work).
Three years of experience in sports psychology or counseling.
Equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
Licensed in the State of Colorado, or ability to obtain such.
What you will need:
Knowledge of ADHD and Learning Disorders.
Knowledge of Addiction/Chemical Dependency Issues and Disordered Eating/Eating Disorders.
Knowledge of Sport Psychology Interventions.
Ability to work as a member of a team.
Willingness to participate in and present at professional development conferences and training workshops.
Demonstrated excellence in organizational skills, written, presentation, and group facilitation skills
What we would like for you to have:
Three years of work experience in intercollegiate athletics
Additional Salary Information: We can offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience
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