Appalachian State University Staff Psychologist / Sports Psychologist in United States

AA/EEO Statement:

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Background Check Statement:

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Eligibility for Employment:

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology, or related field, and eligibility for appropriate licensure in North Carolina. The successful candidate will be expected to obtain licensure in North Carolina within one year of start date and maintain licensure for the continuation of the appointment.

License/Certifications Required:

Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology, or related field, and eligibility for appropriate licensure in North Carolina.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties of the position include short-term individual, group, couples, and family therapy; psychological assessment; crisis intervention; consultation; outreach and psychoeducational workshops (sometimes after hours); clinical supervision and training; case management as needed; liaison/consultant relationships with university partners; and rotating after hours emergency/crisis on call responsibilities. All clinical staff positions involve some administrative duties and roles.

Specific responsibilities of the position include:

• Build relationships and provide direct clinical services to student athletes, while also helping to connect student athletes with the comprehensive services of the Counseling Center (e.g. Individual or Group Therapy, Eating Concerns Treatment Team, Referral Coordination, and Daytime/After-Hours Emergency Services), as well as other resources on campus.

• Provide consultation, assistance, and educational opportunities for coaches, Athletic Administrators, Sports Medicine Staff (including Team Physicians and Athletic Trainers), Strength and Conditioning Staff, Academic Advisors, and other support staff members of the Athletics Department.

• Provide performance enhancement services to students and teams.

• Collaborate with Student Athlete Development to provide requested programming that can assist with the overall development of Student-Athlete health and well-being.

• Serve as an active member of the Athletics Health Care Providers Team.

Preferred Qualifications:

A successful candidate should be committed to a proactive student affairs perspective involving an active relationship with the campus community; be team-oriented and collaborative with students, colleagues, and university staff; be prepared to handle a busy caseload and work at a fast pace; have skills for advanced planning; have thorough knowledge and adherence to mental health ethics and law; have proficiency in oral and written communication skills, public speaking, and leading group discussions; have broad generalist clinical skills in assessing and intervening with a wide range of disorders, concerns, and degrees of pathology in treatment utilizing a time limited model of care; demonstrate a commitment to a developmental philosophy toward both clients and trainees; and be available and willing to attend occasional evening or weekend activities.

Preference will be given to candidates who:

  1. APA approved training for both academic and internship preparation.
  2. Experience in a university counseling center with a student affairs perspective.
  3. Demonstrated skills and interest in working with diverse populations (diverse gender identity and sexual orientation, cultural background, ethnicity, etc.).
  4. Experience as a clinical supervisor.
  5. Have both interest and experience working with athletes and have a proactive student affairs perspective involving an active relationship with the university community.

Type of Position: Full Time Position

Work Schedule/Hours: Generally 8:00-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday with some evenings and weekends.

Department: Counseling Center & Psychological Services - 315100