UCF Athletics
  • Student Athlete Welfare and Development - Knights Leadership Academy
  • Orlando, FL, USA
  • Commensurate
  • Salary
  • Full Time
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UCF Athletics at the University of Central Florida,  an NCAA Division I institution and Big XII Conference member, is seeking applications for the position of Student-Athlete Mental Health Psychologist.

As a Student-Athlete Mental Health Psychologist within UCF Athletics, the position will serve in a leadership capacity in the mental health / wellness of student-athletes representing 16 NCAA Division I sports within UCF, Conference and NCAA rules and regulations.  In this capacity, the recommended candidate will use their knowledge / skills / abilities in the area of psychology to research and solve problems, provide assessments and recommendations for appropriate treatments, as well as diagnose and treat various mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders.

Responsibilities include areas associated with, but are not limited to:

  • Student-athlete counseling
    • In collaboration / consultation with University medical professionals and student-health partners, position observes, identifies / assesses, diagnoses, advocates, and develops / implements treatment strategies (including referrals where appropriate) for student-athletes struggling with everyday problems, as well as potential personal, emotional and mental health concerns impacting their overall well-being and ability to succeed both academically and athletically.  Serves as an active responder to individuals in crisis situations and provides intervention where appropriate
  •  Student-athlete education
    • In collaboration with coaches and student-athlete care team, position researches best practices / protocols and develops / implements educational programming towards the advancement of mental health and wellness initiatives impacting student-athletes
  •  Performance enhancement
    • In collaboration with sports coaches and sports performance coaches, meets with student-athletes / teams in the development and implementation of mental training activities / strategies towards performance enhancement

Minimum qualifications: Doctoral Degree (Either a PhD, PsyD, or EdS) in the field of Psychology and eligibility for licensure in the state of Florida.  Prefer minimum two (2) years counseling experience working with student-athletes or related populations.  Strong attention to detail and communication (written / verbal) skills also preferred.  Due to the nature / scope of athletics and athletics events, position often requires work on evenings, weekends, and holidays, in addition to occasional travel.  As a UCF Athletics staff member, the selected candidate will be a person of integrity and character who shares a commitment for knowing and complying with NCAA, Conference, and institutional rules as they apply to the UCF Athletics program.

Cover letter, resume, and three professional references will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Note: the person selected for this position will be employed by UCF Athletics, which is a Direct Support Organization (DSO) of the University of Central Florida.

UCF Athletics is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity, and fosters an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and supportive for all members of our community. Qualified women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Our mission is to positively transform the lives of our students academically, athletically, and personally through a nationally competitive intercollegiate athletics program that enhances the reputation and visibility of the University. We strive to be Florida's preeminent athletic program representing UCF and our community with distinction on the national stage as "Orlando's Hometown Team". To learn more about UCF and Athletics, please visit our websites at www.ucf.edu and www.ucfknights.com.


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