The Athletics Department at CU Boulder is now accepting applications for a Psychological Health and Performance Counselor. This position will assist the Director of Psychological Health & Performance in the delivery of general psychological services (evaluation, treatment and education) to student-athletes competing for a highly competitive, Division I athletics program. Additionally, the individual in this role will provide consultation and relevant training to coaches, athletic trainers, academic staff, and other athletic department staff within the realm of psychological services. This is a full-time position within the Department of Athletics, reporting to the Director of Psychological Health and Performance.
What your key responsibilities will be:
•Assess and treat common psychological issues such as anxiety/depression, eating disorders, substance abuse, grief, sexual trauma, and personality disorders.
•Provide consulting and outreach services to coaches, athletic trainers, academic staff, and other administrative personnel regarding the psychological well-being of individual student-athletes and team members.
•Coordinate delivery of substance use/abuse education and treatment.
•Work closely in collaboration with team physicians regarding appropriate NCAA documentation as well as making medication recommendations for disorders/disabilities.
•Participate in student-athlete pre-performance physical examinations by introducing behavioral health and how to access services.
•Identify psychological education outreach needs and offer relevant programming.
•Provide daytime, evening, and weekend crisis intervention and emergency services in situations involving individual student-athletes or teams
•Participate in relevant special projects and meetings.
•Develop and maintain relationships with organizational units that can assist and/or enhance the mental health services provided to student-athletes.
•Participate in continuing education and professional association activities related to performance of job functions and the maintenance of skills.
•Participate in professional organizations and activities, workshops, seminars, and development programs related to expertise.
•Stay abreast of current issues and best practices within collegiate student-athlete psychological care.
•Understand and comply with state statutes governing the ethical provision of psychological care, as well as those rules governing the Athletic Department, University, PAC-12, and the NCAA.
•Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of and remain current on rules and regulations of the NCAA and the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) regarding banned drugs and restricted substances, particularly NCAA by-law 16.5.2. (g) & (h).
•Adhere to principles stated in the Athletic Department’s Mission Statement and promote loyalty to the mission by all staff and student-athletes under his/her supervision.
What we require:
Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Counseling Psychology or Clinical Psychology, Counseling, or Social Work
Clinical counseling experience in Division I intercollegiate athletics or with professional athletes.
Substitution: at least 3 to 5 years of clinical experience
Expertise in one or more of the following areas:
Disordered eating/eating disorders
Psychological issues related to injury
Licensed as a psychologist or license-eligible in the State of Colorado within one year of employment
OR licensed in the State of Colorado as a counselor or social worker within one year of employment
What we’d like you to have:
Earned Doctorate in Counseling Psychology or Clinical Psychology
CMPC through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology
Experience in an intercollegiate athletic department.
Additional Salary Information: We can offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience. The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.
The University of Colorad...o is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127.