The mission of the University of Denver’s Health & Counseling Center is to enhance overall student well-being and success through inclusive physical and mental healthcare, prevention, education, advocacy, and recovery support services. The HCC is an on-campus facility with two counseling locations open 8am-5pm M-F with evening hours until 7pm two to three evenings a week during the academic year. The HCC provides a wide range of on-site medical and mental health services, along with advocacy, recovery and health promotion for the whole campus community. The University of Denver is deeply committed to Inclusive Excellence and Equity and seeks a licensed psychologist who possesses cultural humility and a strong understanding of systems of oppression and can integrate those perspectives into their work.
Position Summary The Sports and Performance Psychologist is an embedded position in the Health and Counseling Center (HCC) that is jointly funded by the Athletic department and the HCC. The Sports and Performance psychologist works with intercollegiate student-athletes and serves as a liaison to the athletic department. The Sports and Performance Psychologist is responsible for triaging requests for Mental Health and Performance based treatment for student athletes within an integrated health care clinic, along with serving student-athletes through regular office hours, educational programming, ADHD evaluations and consultation with staff within the Department of Athletics and across campus. This is a full-time, 40 hour a week, 12-month, benefited position and reports to the Director of Counseling Services.
Essential Functions Manage and provide specialized counseling and sport psychology services specifically for the DU Department of Athletics student-athlete population. Provide crisis intervention services via both our daytime crisis system (Counselor of the Day and Crisis Time coverage) and serving as back-up support for the after-hours on-call system. Administer and supervise a limited number of ADHD evaluations for student athletes. Provide direct counseling/psychotherapy services to non-athlete DU students as schedule allows. Consults and collaborates closely with the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Pioneer Performance and Head Medical Team Physician to ensure holistic student care. Recruit and supervise a clinical sport psychology practicum student. Develop and deliver outreach programs, workshops and psycho educational group presentations to student athletes and teams. Consult with DU Athletics personnel, parents, faculty, etc., when appropriate and with consent in order to provide quality of care. Maintain a diverse option of providers to accommodate student-athlete and Athletic Department preferences both on campus and through outside referrals. Maintain clinical records within a HIPAA medical records system. Generate yearly reports related to volume of clinical and team services. Supervise and participate in the development of generalist trainees, including practicum students, interns and postdoc/postgraduate fellows. Demonstrate sensitivity and competency in working with the full range of diverse groups. Perform additional professional service as individual skills and interests and agency needs indicate. Percentages: Direct clinical service (therapy, direct outreach, supervision): 60% Liaison to Athletic Department: 20% Training and Consultation: 5% Administrative Responsibilities: 15% (Attending and leading meetings, completing chart notes, responding to telephone calls/messages, responding to snail mail and email, reviewing and co-signing supervisees’ notes, committee work, completing administrative assignments such as chart reviews, committee assignments, etc.)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills with the ability to function independently with a broad perspective, maturity, discretion, and confidentiality. Ability to function independently and to supervise and train several personnel. Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with various students, coworkers, and departments with a positive attitude and to adapt to change with equanimity. Ability to demonstrate a commitment to the principles of multiculturalism, inclusive excellence and diversity through involvement and participation in university/division-wide projects and initiatives. Experience with the Microsoft Office environment, especially Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, and the ability to communicate effectively through email is essential. Familiarity and experience with electronic medical records systems is desirable. Able to understand and relate to complex theories behind several related concepts. Able to concentrate on fine details with constant interruption. Able to remember multiple tasks/assignments given to self and others for a long period of time.
Required Qualifications Licensed or license- eligible within three months in the State of Colorado as a psychologist (Ph.D. or Psy.D). Specialized training in Performance and Sports Psychology. Experience with supervision and crisis intervention. Experience working with college athletes, preferably in a high profile intercollegiate athletics setting. Experience with ADHD evaluations. Experience integrating the principles of Inclusive Excellence and anti-oppression/equity into the workplace.
Preferred Qualifications Certifications or licensed by professional organizations (e.g., APA, ACA, CC- AASP). Experience working in competitive athletic environments. Experience in working with a multi-disciplinary team. Experience with injury-related psychological services, (i.e. health or pain psych). Experience in university/college counseling center. Experience with outreach, prevention and groups.
Application Deadline For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Tuesday, June 8th, 2021.
Special Instructions Candidates must apply online through www.jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
Salary Grade Number The salary grade for the position is 12.
Salary Range The salary range for this position is $78,000 - $88,000.
The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.
Benefits The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.
Please include the following documents with your application: 1. Resume 2. Cover Letter
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.
All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.
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