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Assistant Director, Training Coordinator of Psychological Health and Performance

Requisition Number:

21921

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

University Staff

Schedule:

Full-Time

Posting Close Date:

22-Nov-2019

Date published:

18-Oct-2019

Job Summary

The Athletics Department encourages applications for a Assistant Director, Training Coordinator of Psychological Health and Performance. The Assistant Director, Training Coordinator of Psychological Health and Performance will assist the Director and Associate Director in the delivery of general psychological services (evaluation, treatment, and education) to student-athletes contending 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.

The Assistant Director, Training Coordinator will develop and determine components of the sport psychology and counseling pre-doctoral internship rotations, post-doctoral fellow, and master's level training programs offered to trainees, manage the assignment of trainees to other supervising staff, coordinate the selection process and make final decisions regarding accepted trainees, oversee agreements and relationships with participating programs, coordinate schedules, and facilitate ongoing training and continuing education in training for other training supervisors. The Assistant Director, Training Coordinator will also provide individual and group supervision of trainees and provide supervision of supervision conducted by post-docs.The Assistant Director, Training Coordinator will work closely with Psychological Health and Performance's Director and Associate Director in coordinating the training program with direct service and outreach needs to the athletic department, and in ensuring high quality, inclusive and responsive services to athletes and the department as a whole. The Assistant Director, Training Coordinator will evaluate the effectiveness of the training program in achieving training objectives and have the ability to build an APA-Accredited pre-doctoral internship site with a specialization in sport psychology. 

Additionally, the Assistant Director, Training Coordinator will have demonstrated commitment, skills, and experience in diversity and inclusion programming and clinical expertise in working with traditionally underserved or marginalized populations.

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 Mission Statement, Core Values, Policies, and Procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of the University, the Pac 12 Conference and the NCAA.

Who We Are

As one of 34 U.S. public research institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—our goal at CU Boulder is to directly affect Colorado communities through collaborative research, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Our faculty, staff, and students work with the broader community to establish unique connections that have lasting outcomes—both across Colorado and around the world.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Clinical
  • Responsible for assessing and treating 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. 
  • Serve as a resource for diversity and inclusion work within the department, including participation in ongoing cultural outreach efforts. 
  • 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 and performance education outreach needs and offer relevant programming.
  • Provide daytime crisis intervention and emergency services in situations involving individual student-athletes or teams.
  • Participate in relevant special projects and meetings.
Administration
  • Lead all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the post-doctoral residents, doctoral interns, and practicum counseling training program.
  • Provide support to trainees, and facilitate ongoing training and education of trainees.
  • Ensure trainees are providing high quality, inclusive and responsive services to student-athletes and department as a whole.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the training program, make necessary adjustments and improvements, and develop an APA-accredited internship site with a specialization in sport psychology.
  • Develop and manage relationships with organizational units that can assist and/or improve the mental health services provided to student-athletes.
  • Participate in continuing education and professional association activities related to the performance of job functions and the maintenance of skills.
  • Participate in professional organizations and activities, workshops, seminars, and develop programs related to expertise.
Departmental responsibilities
  • Understand and follow 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 detailed 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 dedication to the mission by all staff and student-athletes under his/her supervision.

What We Can Offer

We can offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience.

Benefits

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.

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Be Impactful. Be Proactive. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Master's degree in Counseling Psychology or Clinical Psychology, Counseling, or Social Work. At least three (3) to five (5) years of clinical experience. A Doctorate degree may substitute for experience.
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas is required: 
    • Trauma and trauma-related disorders, treatment, and approaches
    • Crisis management
    • Mood disorders
  • Licensed as a psychologist or license-eligible and ability to obtain license in the State of Colorado within six (6) months of employment, OR Licensed as a counselor or social worker or license-eligible and ability to obtain license in the State of Colorado within six (6) months of employment.

What You Will Need

  • Multicultural competence and interest/expertise in trauma-focused therapeutic approaches.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and inclusivity in a multicultural learning environment.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Earned Doctorate in Counseling Psychology or Clinical Psychology.
  • CMPC through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. 
  • Clinical supervision and training of post-doctoral residents, doctoral interns, and practicum clinicians. 
  • Experience in Division I intercollegiate athletics or with professional athletes.
  • Experience working as a training director/coordinator.
  • Experience treating clients across various spectrums, including race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, and economic status through a social justice lens.
  • Experience in trauma-informed care.
  • Experience working with high-risk populations.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
1.A current resume. 
2.A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by 11/22/2019 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.