This position is for a mental health practitioner with specialized skills working with student-athletes in a diverse university setting. The Mental Health position primarily provides individual and group counseling to student athletes, consults with coaches and teams, sets up educational seminars, and conducts assessments on an as needed basis.
Conduct virtual and in-person intake assessments, treatment planning, ongoing individual therapy, group therapy, and performance consultations for student-athletes
Provide educational workshops, consultation, and outreach programming for student-athletes, Athletics staff, coaches, and teams
Provide crisis intervention, as needed, for student-athletes
Document clinical and consultative work in electronic health record
Coordinate additional needed patient care with UTC Counseling center
Attend sports medicine staff meetings.
Develop and maintain collegial relationships with Athletics staff and coaches
Consult, as needed, with UTC Counseling Center staff on student-athlete issues
Occasionally attend Counseling Center meetings
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to function independently; strong time management skills; strong counseling skills; strong public speaking skills; crisis management and intervention skills; and ability to be an interdisciplinary team player.
Master's Degree required in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology (or related field); required TN license in respective field or license-eligible within 2 years of hire; practicum, internship, or professional experience working with student-athletes in a college/university setting; experience working with diverse student population; and a valid Driver's License.
Four years' experience working with student-athletes in a college/university setting; experience being a student-athlete; knowledge of best practices regarding student-athletes' mental health and performance; knowledge of diversity issues and their impact on student-athlete wellbeing; and general knowledge of NCAA and Southern Conference guidelines.
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 217087
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an engaged, metropolitan university committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of the region through strategic partnerships and community involvement.