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Athletics Mental Health Clinician

University of Central Missouri
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 26, 2024

Job Details

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title
Athletics Mental Health Clinician

Working Title
Athletics Mental Health Clinician

150010-Athletic Director

Pay Rate



Position Number


Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a full-time benefits-eligible position. Benefits include competitive salary; health, dental, vision, life insurance, AD & D, long-term disability; 3 weeks paid vacation per year; 3 weeks of accrued sick leave per year; 13 paid holidays; retirement; and generous education assistance for an employee, spouse and dependent children taking classes at UCM .

Completed UCM online application for employment, cover letter and resume required.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Initial review of applications will begin on 02/22/2024 and continued until the position is filled.

NOTE : A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer and specifically invites applications from women, minorities, veteran status, and people with disabilities.

Working hours:

Professional hours

Bargaining Unit

Work Location
Warrensburg Campus

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Purpose

The IACS accredited UCM Counseling Center (CC) seeks an Athletics Mental Health Clinician to join its team of professionals. The candidate would join a team that values diversity, strives to practice and promote healthy functioning, and supports one another to do its best work.

The full-time Athletics Mental Health Clinician supports UCM Athletics through direct clinical services to student athletes, coordination of treatment with team physicians and athletic trainers, outreach and training to coaches, teams, and athletic staff, and consultation to athletics leadership and staff. The services are intended to promote student-athlete mental health, holistic wellness, academic achievement, and athletic excellence. An understanding of athletic identity and culture is critical to the success of this position.

The successful candidate will be a team-oriented professional who enjoys supporting student athletes and will work closely with Athletics personnel to created a healthy and successful program. We encourage individuals from a variety of diverse backgrounds to apply.

Education & Formal Training
Master's degree (Specify field(s) of study below)

Other Education & Formal Training

Masters in Counseling, Social Work, or in related field that meets criteria for Missouri (MO) State licensure as Licensed Professional Counseling ( LPC ) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker ( LCSW ) or Licensed Marital & Family Therapist ( LMFT ) required.

Coursework or additional training in sport psychology, athletics, performance.

Computer Skills
Word-Processing, Spreadsheet, Other - Electronic health record system.


Two (2) years (full time or equivalent) providing clinical mental health services required.

One (1) year in higher education setting working with student athletes or one (1) year in sports psychology required.

Experience in university/college counseling center preferred.

Other Experience

Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements of Position:
Criminal History check, Driver's license

Other Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements

Current license for independent practice required (licensed psychologist, licensed professional counselor, licensed clinical social worker, or equivalent). If licensed in a different state, must become licensed to practice in Missouri within 3 months of hire. Preferred: additional certification by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (i.e., CMPC ).

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:
Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality

Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

Mental skills, including concentration, memory, complex decision making, analytical thinking, and/or conceptual thinking.

Understanding of and ability to navigate athletic culture, including knowledge of NCAA Rules and Regulations.

Experience working with high risk concerns (suicidality, eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma) and providing risk assessment and crisis intervention.

Training, experience, and demonstrated competence and humility in providing culturally responsive services to diverse student groups.

Commitment to professional learning and growth.

Ability to comply with HIPAA privacy and security requirements to maintain confidentiality at all times, per discipline and facility standards, as well as athletic program standards.

Ability to adhere to legal, ethical, professional, and accreditation standards and requirements.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Specify sensory abilities:

Physical & Environmental Factors:

Other Physical & Environmental Factors

Lifting weight

Special Working Conditions:
On call/standby work required, Work in stressful conditions, Professional appearance

Other Special Working Conditions

Irregular work hours – occasional after-hours availability.

Ability to Keyboard
No keyboarding test required.

Special Qualifications:

Other Special Qualifications

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you understand that the university requires a background check for this position and that any job offer made to the selected candidate is contingent upon the results of this check?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Will you now or in the future require employer sponsorship to acquire or maintain U.S. work authorization?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you understand that two professional letters of recommendation must be emailed to PRIOR to a second interview?
    • Yes
    • No
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents


University of Central Missouri

The University of Central Missouri is an innovative school that offers a high-quality education while remaining one of the most affordable universities in the country.

The University of Central Missouri believes its responsibility is to enrich each student’s perspective through a cumulative experience that starts with academic rigor and integrates applied learning and servant-leadership opportunities. Our model of continuous learning allows each student to find and fulfill his or her own sense of purpose. By engaging students with multiple sources of learning and creating a dynamic environment that encourages individuals to find their passions and reach beyond themselves, UCM prepares students by giving them knowledge and experiences that broaden and deepen their education so they may flourish in a world of accelerated change.

The University of Central Missouri has two campus locations, a site office at Whiteman Air Force Base and an online presence. Both UCM campuses are centrally located in Missouri, which means you're close to just about everything.

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