Athletic Counselor


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Sports Psychology (12900279)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

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Definition of Class

This position provides assessment, diagnosis, mental performance support, and counseling for student athletes. The incumbent provides clinical services under the direction of a Licensed Sport Psychologist; conducts mental health, drug, and alcohol assessment, diagnosis, and counseling for student athletes; provides mental performance support and develops, plans, and implements educational programs including diversity and inclusion for coaches and athletes.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Provides clinical services under the direction of a Licensed Sports Psychologist to student athletes, including psychotherapy, crisis management and assessment.
  • Evaluates, counsels, and treats student athletes with substance abuse issues, addiction and other mental health issues.
  • Conducts drug and alcohol assessments as necessary.
  • Makes recommendations regarding appropriate level and modality of treatment for student athletes.
  • Provides appropriate feedback when applicable to staff that may be involved the treatment of the student athletes.
  • Develops relationships with student athletes, staff members, parents, and coaches and provides counseling to student athletes as requested.
  • Communicates with director of health and sport performance about the continuity of care.
  • Develops and implements programming under the direction of the sport psychologist.
  • Creates and presents educational content for coaches and student athletes.
  • Ensures all assigned tasks are in compliance with University, SEC Conference, and NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Performs other related or similar duties as required or assigned.

Essential Functions

The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.
  1. Provides assessment, diagnosis, mental performance support, and counseling for student athletes.
  2. Develops, plans, and implements educational programs for coaches and student athletes.
  3. Provides clinical services under the direction of a Licensed Sport Psychologist.

Minimum Education/Experience

A Master’s Degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or related field from an accredited four-year college or university.
One (1) year of experience related to the above described duties.
LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) or PLPC (Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor) or LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) in the State of Mississippi or license-eligible. If license-eligible, must complete licensure requirements within 24 months of date of hire.
Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Salary/Wage Information

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EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

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