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.
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)
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)