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Director of Wellness and Clinical Services

University of Missouri
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 27, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics, Counseling, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Hiring Department

Intercollegiate Athletics

Job Description

The MU Athletics Department encourages applications for a Director of Wellness and Clinical Services role. This full-time position is located with the department of athletics and collaborates closely with other units including sports medicine, mental performance, strength and conditioning, academic coordinators and executive team members. We are looking for an enthusiastic passionate psychologist committed to providing excellence in mental healthcare to our student-athletes.

This position is responsible for promoting the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletics program. This shall include adhering to the principles of the Athletic Department’s Mission Statement, Diversity and Inclusion Mission Statement, Core Values, Policies and Procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of the University, SEC conference and the NCAA.

As noted below, this posting requires an in-depth understanding of, and willingness to continue to reflect and grow, in providing culturally competent psychological care, cultural competence recognizes, appreciates, and celebrates the broad scope of dimensions of influence an individual’s personal identity.

Key Responsibilities

• Director of wellness and clinical services
• Supervise licensed mental health professional staff
• Work closely with the mental performance team in order to understand team values and dynamics
• Administer, review, and provide follow up care related to the Wellness Assessment.
• Provide culturally competent and confidential, individual and group counseling to student-athletes; Providing crisis interventions to student-athletes as needed
• Complete clinical case notes and necessary documentation.
• Review of supervisee's clinical case notes and necessary documentation
• Conduct weekly supervision to licensed mental health professional staff
• Follow-up on care plans. Note that appropriate authorization to release medial information is obtained from any student-athlete who is receiving care from IHT
• Provide consultation with head/assistant team coaches, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, academic coordinators, executive team members, and other athletics personnel regarding mental health, set up educational seminars, and conduct assessments on an as needed basis
• Daily mental wellness work that will allow student-athletes and staff to proactively work on their mental wellbeing.
• Coordinate with community resources to assist in providing mental health and wellness services
• Serve on Integrated Healthcare Team (IHT). Participate within the Integrated Healthcare Team (IHT). IHT composed of our 2 psychologists, a dietitian, a psychiatrist, a sports medicine physician and an athletic trainer. The group meets weekly for 1-1 ½ hours in order to provide comprehensive care to student-athletes coping with complex mental health concerns. Members of the group often have contact throughout the week to
• Serve on Student-Athlete Development and Championship Performance Team Meetings and Leadership Team Meetings
• Administer, review, and provide follow up care related to Wellness Assessment. The Wellness Assessment is a self-report assessment, utilizing reliable and validated measures of mental health. The Wellness Assessment is administered to all incoming student-athletes.

The MU Department of Athletics is a dynamic, fast paced department with a strong commitment to creating an overall positive experience for our student-athletes. The person in this position will have the opportunity to work with a broad range of other bright, committed professionals. The department of athletics strives to be a warm and welcoming environment for all individuals.


Commensurate with education and experience.


8:00 am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday. Nights and weekends as needed

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in related/ relevant area or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

A doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology OR a master's degree in counseling psychology or clinical social work with at least 5 years experience working with college athletes or similar high performing groups of individuals. License eligible in the State of Missouri. Eligible for a health provider certificate from the State of Missouri

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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