This position is responsible for providing mental health care for student-athletes. The psychologist is located at Health and Wellness Services and serves as a member of a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, and integrated health care team that includes team physicians, University counseling services staff, certified athletic trainers, wellbeing staff and registered dieticians. The psychologist for student-athletes is also a member of the Athletic Department's Mental Health Team, which includes: team physicians; University counseling services staff, athletics department student services staff and administrators. In addition, this position may also require administration and interpretation of cognitive-based academic testing (ADHD, LD) for student-athletes on a limited basis, or as time allows dependent upon need and qualifications of the position occupant in this area. |
Counseling (80%) (Liaison Athletic Medicine Coordinator and Athletic Training Staff)
-Provide individual counseling and crisis management for students with a range of clinical problems including eating disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and ADHD's, as requested by University Health and Wellness team physicians and University Counseling Services psychologists and counselors.
- Facilitate student-athlete access to appropriate professional health care providers on campus, as well as those within the surrounding communities.
- Develop and maintain open lines of communication and referral process with the athletic department staff and student service departments on campus.
- Manage working relationships with student-athletes and staff in a confidential manner.
- Work effectively with a diverse student-athlete and coach population.
Position Details Continued:
Website Development and Management (5%)
- Update and maintain the mental health services website for student-athletes, located at the Counseling Services website at http://counsel.wsu.edu/pages/404.asp?404;http://counsel.wsu.edu: 80/athletesMH
Psychological Testing (10%)
- Perform psychological testing and assessment for athletes, including assessments for Learning Disability, ADHD, traumatic brain injury, and other conditions.
Other Duties, as assigned (5%)
- Position requires doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology.
- Washington Licensure within 1 year to practice counseling/professional psychology.
Minimum/Required Qualifications continued:
-Licensure to practice counseling/professional psychology in WA State.
- Demonstrate concern and interest for the welfare of student-athletes.
- Successful experience providing one-on-one counseling in the areas of healthy relationships, life balance, and healthy life choices.
-Work experience that demonstrates ability to assist with crisis management.
- Experience that demonstrates ability to work successfully with a diverse student population and knowledge of multicultural issues.
- Demonstrated experience within an intercollegiate and/or elite level athlete environment.
- Demonstrated experience administering and interpreting cognitive- based academic testing (ADHD, LD)
Special Notification to Applicant
Apply online at: www.wsujobs.com. Applications must include the following materials: 1) A letter of application (Cover Letter) describing your experience relevant to position; 2) A current curriculum vitae; and 3) Three (3) letters of recommendation. Three (3) letters of recommendation are required and will be automatically requested and obtained from the reference provider automatically through our online application system.
Inquiries may be directed to Donna Hash at email@example.com or 509-335-6759.
Screening of applications will begin August 1, 2012.
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