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Staff Psychologist/Coordinator of Clinical Services to Student Athletes

Apply now Job no: 496220
Department: Student Counseling
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Advising, Counseling, Other, Student Services
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Staff Psychologist/Coordinator of Clinical Services to Student Athletes


Job Summary:

The Psychologist/Coordinator of Clinical Services to Student Athletes: (1) performs the duties of a psychologist, providing multi-culturally informed clinical services to Miami University students; training and supervisory services to mental health trainees; and consultation services to faculty, staff, students and parents; (2) provides expert clinical services specifically to meet the needs of student athletes, from a position largely embedded within the Department of Inter-Collegiate Athletics; and (3) coordinates the development and delivery of psycho-educational programming to ICA students, staff, and coaches on topics central to the mental health needs of student athletes following best practice guidelines outlined by the NCAA.

Duties/Physical Demands:

“Psychologist” responsibilities:
• Provides multi-culturally informed psychological services, including psychological, substance use, and attention problem evaluations, and individual and group counseling and psychotherapy to Miami University students presenting a wide range of mental health concerns, and makes referrals to other specialists as appropriate.
• Intervenes in crisis and emergency situations of a mental health nature with students, including after hours on-call responsibilities.
• Consults with faculty, staff, students, families, and other professionals regarding the mental health needs of students.
• Initiates and responds to requests to provide psycho-educational programming to various groups within the university community.
• Provides clinical supervision and training of staff, psychology interns within the SCS APA-accredited psychology internship training program, and other trainees such as doctoral and masters level students from Miami’s APA-accredited Clinical Psychology Training Program, commensurate with the psychologist’s licensure status.
• Maintains clinical records and provides clinical documentation and communication with external practitioners as necessary for ethical clinical treatment.
• Attends and participates in clinical staff meetings, consultations, and professional development.
• Assumes responsibility for other assignments including serving on divisional and university committees.

“Coordinator” and Administrative Responsibilities:
In collaboration with, and from a position predominantly embedded within, the Department of Inter-Collegiate Athletics, the Coordinator takes a leadership role in envisioning, developing and coordinating the implementation of the clinical, consultative, and programming services of Student Counseling Services to student athletes, staff, and coaches within the ICA. Following the NCAA guidelines for Mental Health Best Practices, the Coordinator also works to maintain currency in the latest trends in the field of sport psychology and keeps the staff of the SCS educated and informed as to best practices in serving the mental health needs of student athletes and the consultative/psycho-educational needs of the staff and coaches of ICA. This psychologist also participates on related Student Affairs, ICA, and University committees.


Minimum Qualifications:

• The successful candidate will have completed all course work for a doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology prior to the start date from an APA-accredited doctoral training program and completed an APA-approved internship.
• The successful candidate will have a demonstrated interest and experience in providing clinical and psycho-educational programming services to student athletes and consultative services to athletic staff and coaches and have a strong understanding of Athletics culture.
• The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to work independently, work well in a team setting, and serve in leadership roles.
• Licensed in Ohio or must be able to obtain Ohio licensure within one year of start date


Desired Qualifications:

• Received supervision hours towards certification by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.
• Experience working in a college counseling center.
• Experience working with high performance athletes within a college or university setting.
• Demonstrated training and interest in training and supervision of mental health professionals.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Experience working in mental health counseling/therapy
• Experience in crisis assessment/management/intervention, short-term treatment, and confidentiality requirements
• Demonstrated skills in working well under pressure to prioritize and manage multiple clinical situations and to coordinate these efforts as a part of a multidisciplinary team
• Energy to flexibly manage the professional demands of a challenging workload while maintaining positive and healthy perspectives and relationships
• Collaborative spirit of warmth, acceptance, respect, and trust towards colleagues
• Demonstrated sensitivity and commitment to multicultural issues/social justice and proven ability to interact with diverse individuals and groups
• Self-motivated, self-directed commitment to high professional ideals, standards and ethics
• Excellent oral and written communication skills


Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and a list of three professional references.


EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.
Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

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A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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