Mental Health Specialist

USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 11, 2017
Temple University
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Provision of general psychological services (evaluation, treatment and education) to student athletes. Coordinate and provide consultation and relevant training to coaches, athletic trainers, and other athletic department staff. Additionally, the position is responsible for the development and implementation of philosophies, policies, and procedures of counseling service operations for student-athletes. This is a full-time position within the Department of Athletics, reporting to a senior staff member or the Director of Athletics. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

Master's degree in Counseling Psychology or Clinical Psychology, Counseling, or Social Work; two (2) to four (4) years of experience in D-1 or with professional athletes or five (5) to seven (7) years clinical experience; expertise in one or more of the following areas is required: experience with stress management, substance abuse and alcohol education, eating disorders, crisis management, depression, anxiety, grief, identity crisis and other psychological issues related to injury and rehabilitation in competitive athletes. Licensed as a psychologist or license-eligible in the State of Pennsylvania within six months of employment, or Licensed in the State of Pennsylvania as a counselor or social worker within six months to one year of employment. Licensure must be maintained as a condition of employment. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:

*Knowledge of psychotherapy and clinical/counseling psychology.

*Ensures all assigned tasks are in compliance with University and NCAA rules.

*Knowledge of psychological testing standards and principles.

*Personal qualities and skills that enable effective interaction with the sport medicine staff, athletic department, colleagues, administrators, faculty, and student-athletes.

*Commitment to diversity and demonstrated competency in multicultural counseling skills.

*Knowledge of and adherence to professional, legal, ethical, and professional standards endorsed by licensing professional organization.

*Ability to work autonomously to conceptualize, diagnose problems, and implement appropriate treatment solutions.

*Ability to make accurate judgments concerning the physical, emotional, and educational welfare of student-athletes.

*Ability to educate and present to the athletic department community a wide variety of psychological topics.

*Ability to present and represent Temple University at local, national, and international conferences.

*Knowledge of community-based mental health resources and strong work ethic.

*Ability to work evenings and weekend hours, and ability to travel.

Administrative experience managing a practice to include documentation of treatment, development of policies and coordinating the treatment schedules of clients.


*PhD in Counseling Psychology or Clinical Psychology

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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