Sport Psychologist

Company: Premier Sport Psychology, PLLC
Location: Minneapolis metro area in Minnesota
Type: Full-time; Hybrid
Work Schedule: Monday – Friday 8am-5pm; some evenings and weekends as required
Start Date: As soon as possible
Benefits Provided: Yes

About Company:
Premier Sport Psychology (PSP) is among the largest sport and performance firms in the country. At Premier, we know optimal performance and wellness are connected, and our providers are experts in both. PSP works with collegiate, high school, and youth of all levels as well as professional teams and athletes in all major sport leagues. PSP provides a broad spectrum of services such as mental health counseling, performance optimization, leadership development, and resilience training for youth and high school athletes, collegiate athletic departments, professional sports organizations, USA National Teams, and business owners and executives. PSP is based in the Twin Cities area and is also an experienced provider of virtual services across the country. Our team is incredibly passionate about our work and strive to be the best.

PSP Mission: Premier Sport Psychology exists to empower people to think better, feel better, perform better, and be better.

PSP Values:

  • Premier Service
  • Passion
  • Gratitude
  • Growth Mindset
  • Collaboration

Position Summary:
The sport psychologist at Premier Sport Psychology will be responsible for providing mental health and mental performance services to athletes in the private practice setting and university athletic department setting. This individual will be expected to serve one of PSP’s on-site clinical rotations at a local DI-DIII university. Additionally, the sport psychologist is likely to see up to 28 total individual clients per week between their contract rotation clients and PSP clients. This position is designed for an individual who is interested in collaborating as a member of an action-oriented, passionate, and innovative sport psychology team. The ideal candidate is an agile learner, provides high-quality work, adaptable, and collaborative.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide individual, short- and long-term, multiculturally-competent mental health counseling for athletes with diverse presenting concerns in athletic department and private practice settings
  • Function as an integral member of a multidisciplinary sports medicine team including athletic trainers, team physicians, psychiatrists, and sport dietitians
  • Provide education and outreach to athletes, coaches, and other athletics staff on mental health and well-being
  • Provide consultation to athletic department staff, including coaches, administrators, academic counselors, and health and performance unit members
  • Develop and support various initiatives to promote overall athlete health, resilience, and wellness in collaboration with various campus groups
  • Manage sensitive and confidential information related to athletes, coaches, and staff utilizing discretion and in accordance with procedures, laws, and ethical codes
  • Provide sport psychology team sessions, presentations, outreach, and workshops to athletic teams in the community, athletic department sports teams, and student-athlete leadership groups
  • Participate in case management, peer consultation, business meetings, and professional development activities
  • Engage in identification of, treatment planning for and referral of athletes who require a higher level of or specialized mental health care
  • Maintain excellent record-keeping and exhibit strong communication skills
  • Comply with all applicable National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations in the performance of job duties
  • Maintain a team-oriented and growth mindset and a willingness to support the team in times of need
  • Other duties as assigned (e.g., assist with administrative activities, etc.). Some unconventional hours may be required.

Required Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology with 1 year of post licensure experience OR Master’s degree in counseling or clinical psychology with 5 years post licensure experience
  • Current Minnesota LP or ability to obtain MN license within 3 months of employment
  • Demonstrates commitment and care to providing multiculturally responsive and competent clinical services
  • Strong generalist knowledge and experience in providing mental health counseling to college students and/or athletes
  • Ability to adapt to complex situations and work independently
  • Interpersonal and communication skills to initiate and foster relationships with athletes, coaches, staff, other clinicians, various stakeholders, and PSP team
  • Knowledge, skills, and expertise required to proficiently conduct, document, and evaluate individual, crisis intervention, and consultation/outreach
  • Ability to utilize an electronic health record system

Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Clinical supervision experience
  • Post licensure experience providing mental health services to athletes or serving as the primary mental health provider/consultant to a collegiate athletics department
  • Experience working in a university counseling center and/or working as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Eligible to be a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)
  • PSYPACT approved
  • Strong presentation skills to groups of all ages and backgrounds
  • Crisis intervention experience

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Depending on performance and workload, bonus opportunities are available. Benefits include 401k, 401k matching after one year of full-time employment, health insurance, health savings account, long-term group disability insurance, professional development/continuing education time and funds, paid time off, workers compensation, and paid parental leave. Additionally, this position will benefit from regular in-house didactic educational opportunities and consultation with a team of 10+ sport and performance consultants at Premier Sport Psychology.

If interested, please submit the following application materials:

  • Completed Premier Sport Psychology Employment Application (Download HERE)
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume and/or Curriculum Vitae
  • 2-3 Professional References

All questions and applications should be sent via email to:
Savanna Townsend,

Premier Sport Psychology
7401 Metro Blvd, Suite 510
Edina, MN 55439