Under the supervision of the Senior Associate Athletic Director-Student Services, the Director of Clinical and Sport Psychology for students-athletes will oversee the delivery of clinical and sport psychology services provided to student-athletes within the established medical model. The incumbent will provide psychological services (evaluation, treatment and education) to student-athletes and counseling, consultation, and educational outreach services to student-athletes, coaches, athletic trainers, academic, student development and other athletics staff in a collaborative effort to enhance the personal, academic, and athletic success of the University of Wisconsin - Madison student-athletes. Additionally, the position is responsible for the development and implementation of philosophies, policies, and procedures of counseling and sport psychology service operations for student-athletes
Specific Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Recommending, arranging, and managing referrals to other treatment providers to ensure comprehensive and coordinated care; Working collaboratively with a multidisciplinary athletic department team (athletic administration, coaches, team physicians, athletic trainers, strength/conditioning, academics, compliance, dietitians, and student athlete development); dedicated to creating a healthy intercollegiate and personal environment for the student-athlete; updating and keeping current a mental health policy and procedure manual; demonstrating intervention competency in substance abuse, eating disorders, grief, depression, loss and suicidal ideation, sexual identity, family crisis, issues related to transition to and from college, and “burnout”; responding to and facilitating interventions in emergency and crisis situations; providing services across all 23 sports within the department; creating and providing individual and team strategies in enhancing sport performance; conducting team and group outreach, as requested by coaching staffs or administration; developing and disseminating educational materials to coaches, student-athletes, and teams; participating in academic courses, such as the New Student Orientation, Life Skills Academy and Career Transition; networking with and utilizing other mental health providers/services on and off-campus as needed; providing services in a manner that are compliant with the rules and regulations of the University, the Big 10 Conference, and the NCAA; Practicing within the APA’s Ethical Principles as well as the FERPA and HIPAA Guidelines; Within the statutory limits of confidentiality, keeping the athletic department administration abreast of developments within the department; and providing clinical supervision to practicum students and doctoral interns.
Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology; License/certification: One year licensed as a Psychologist and must be immediately license eligible to practice in the State of Wisconsin. Minimum of one year experience in a college mental health setting with the ability to provide clinical service, consultation and outreach to diverse college student populations; Prefer the person to be certified in sport psychology, such as the Certified Mental Performance Consultant credential.
Strongly preferred qualities of the candidate include: Experience participating in multidisciplinary teams including medical providers and academic faculty/staff; Experience in adolescent and/or young adult mental health crisis assessment, brief intervention, and confidentiality requirements; Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with persons of diverse socio-economic, racial/ethnic, international, and LGBTQ backgrounds, including knowledge and sensitivity about multicultural issues.
Minimum of 7 years related professional experience for appointment at the Senior level.
Conditions of Appointment: This is a 100% Academic Staff appointment. Salary will be assigned within the appropriate range, commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. An excellent benefits package is also included. Anticipated start date on or after October 5, 2018. Successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.
To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by no later than 11:55 p.m. CST, on the assured consideration date. Please complete the online application here: http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/499132/director-of-clinical-sport-psychology and attach a letter of application addressing your qualifications and experiences specifically relating to the responsibilities of this position, a comprehensive resume, and contact information for at least three professional references. All application materials will be reviewed by our search committee after the posted deadline. Applicants selected to participate further in the selection process will be notified directly. All applicants will be notified once a final selection has been made and the search has been completed.
NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.
Special Note: UW-Madison conducts criminal background checks for final candidate(s).
UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Internal Number: 95932
About University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison dedicates itself to the mission of providing athletic opportunities to a wide range of students in an environment in which all student-athletes can achieve their academic and competitive goals. The Division strives to provide equitable opportunities for all student-athletes and fosters the principles of sportsmanship, respect and fair play on the field of play. The Division sponsors teams in 23 sports (12 women, 11 men) competing under the regulatory guidelines established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Big Ten Conference, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA).
UW-Madison is located in the heart of Madison which is the state capital and the state's second largest city. Madison has a solid and long standing national reputation as a vibrant and thriving city.