Behavioral Health Coordinator for Clinical & Sports Psychology (55 views)

Towson University (TU) is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. Located north of Baltimore, TU currently enrolls over 22,000 students and is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland.  Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion to cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.

The Towson University Counseling Center seeks to fill a Behavioral Health Coordinator for Clinical and Sports Psychology position. This position will be dedicated to the delivery of exceptional clinical and sporty psychology services for Towson student-athletes. This clinician will provide leadership, oversight and clinical expertise that enhances student athlete success on and off field of competition. Employing high impact and industry leadership practices, this clinician will enhance student-athletes’ personal, academic, and athletic success. This position will maintain regular office hours for student-athletes; serve as a liaison to Athletics from the University Counseling Center; provide clinical mental health and performance enhancement services to individual student-athletes and sport teams; and support educational programming provided to student athletes and Athletic staff. This position will also utilize well-developed therapy skills, maintain a strong interest in working with a culturally and racially diverse student population, and commit to advancing the vision of a culturally competent sports medicine department.

We are a strong, vibrant Center that values diversity, and we seek to provide a safe, welcoming, and affirming environment for all.  We seek a clinician who, in addition to having strong clinical skills, will provide an innovative vision and administrative leadership in supporting the mental health needs of student-athletes. Applicants with strong cultural competence expertise will be given extra consideration.

Responsibilities

PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES:

  • Maintains regular office hours for clinical appointments and intakes designed for intercollegiate student-athlete population.
  • Serves as initial point of referral for mental health services for student-athletes and as a liaison to the Counseling Center.
  • Develops and/or modifies treatment/performance plans and counsels individual athletes, charts progress, and provides follow-up care as required.
  • Consults with co-treating providers (i.e., psychiatric, medical, nutrition), for an integrated service, as appropriate.
  • Conducts post-injury and rehabilitation group workshops.
  • Serves as part of the sports medicine team.
  • Oversees external psychological service provider referral network.
  • Maintains confidentiality, professional boundaries, and practices competently, as defined by the State of Maryland.
  • Collaborates in Counseling Center efforts to provide services in new and creative ways.
  • Adheres to NCAA and/or agency standards regarding case management, documentation, and parameters of service, including occasional availability for emergency response or outreach during non-traditional hours of operation.

MENTAL PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT CONSULTATION AND SERVICES:

  • Consults high performance teams, coaching staffs, and student athletes regarding sports performance sports performance needs and initiatives.
  • Consults and engages with established athletics mental health resilience program.
  • Provides education and training to student athletes and Athletics staff regarding athlete mental health.
  • Periodically attends sports practices and home events.

COUNSELING CENTER, STUDENT AFFAIRS AND UNIVERSITY-WIDE PARTICIPATION:

  • Attends weekly Counseling Center staff meetings for management of suicidal students and general staff meeting.
  • Contributes to the training of doctoral interns by conducting seminars and other training activities.
  • Participates in the Student Affairs Division and the University mission in a variety of ways, such as collaborating with other departments on campus, attending university functions, and serving on task forces and committees as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum of two years of experience providing psychological services for a college or university setting with specialized training in sport psychology (e.g., training, practicum, etc.) and/or AASP certification. Licensure eligibility in Maryland as a Psychologist, Social Worker, or Counselor. Licensure must be obtained within 12 months of starting the position.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here.

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