The MU Athletics Department encourages applications for a licensed mental health professional position. This full-time position is located within the department of athletics and collaborates closely with other units including sports medicine, mental performance, strength and conditioning, academic coordinators, and executive team members. We are looking for an enthusiastic passionate psychologist committed to providing excellence in mental healthcare to our student-athletes.
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 Missouri Statement, Core Values, Policies, and procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of the University, the SEC Conference, and the NCAA.
As noted below, this position requires an in-depth understanding of, and willingness to continue to reflect and grow in providing culturally competent psychological care. Cultural competence recognizes, appreciates, and celebrates the broad scope of the dimensions that influence an individual’s personal identity.
Provide culturally competent and confidential, individual counseling to student-athletes; providing crisis interventions to student-athletes as needed.
Work closely with the mental performance team to understand team values and dynamics.
Participate within the Integrated Healthcare Team (IHT). IHT is composed of 2 psychologists, a dietitian, a psychiatrist, a sports medicine physician, and an athletic trainer. The group meets weekly for 1 -1 ½ hours to provide comprehensive care to student-athletes coping with complex mental health concerns. Members of this group often have contact throughout the week to follow-up on care plans. Note that appropriate authorizations to release medical information are obtained from any student-athlete who is receiving care from IHT.
Provide consultation with head/assistant team coaches, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, academic coordinators, executive team members, and other athletics personnel regarding mental health.
Administer, review, and provide follow up care related to the Wellness Assessment. The Wellness Assessment is a self-report assessment, utilizing reliable and validated measures of mental health. The Wellness Assessment is administered to all incoming student-athletes.
Provide psycho educational information to student-athletes, coaches and staff as needed.
Complete case notes and necessary documentation in a timely manner.
The MU Department of Athletics is a dynamic, fast paced department with a strong commitment to creating an overall positive experience for our student-athletes. The person in this position will have the opportunity to work with a broad range of other bright, committed professionals. The department of athletics strives to be a warm and welcoming environment for all individuals.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: Job ID# 34361
About University of Missouri
The University of Missouri is located midway between Kansas City and St. Louis and has a current enrollment of approximately 32,000 students. The city of Columbia (pop. 120,000) is also home to Columbia College and Stephens College and is consistently ranked as one of the most affordable communities in which to reside. The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, a proud member of the SEC, is home to 20 sports and employees approximately 230 full-time and 450 part-time individuals. The University of Missouri seeks a diverse work force and is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran employer.
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