Athletics Counselor

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics,

Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
Last Posted:

Wed, Jan 13th, '21


The position will be posted for a minimum of 14 days, set to expire 1/27/2021.

Start Date:

Unique to the selected candidate.

Last Updated:

Wed, Jan 13th, '21

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  • Full Time

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation is seeking an Athletics Counselor to provide psychological services to assist student-athletes in attaining mental health and well-being. These services may include individual psychological evaluation and treatment, individual mental health counseling, case management, coordination of clinical referrals for care, crisis intervention and management, group counseling, and educational and outreach programming. All aspects of student-athlete identity, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, should be attended to and respected when providing mental health care. Duties to include:
  • Manage and provide specialized counseling and sport psychology services specifically for the UI Department of Athletics student-athlete population.
  • Prepare psycho-social histories, participate in clinical staff diagnostic and treatment staffing, interpret student-athletes’ psycho-social functioning and needs, and recommend and plan social treatment methods to meet these needs.
  • Provide direct services to include casework, social group work and therapy as assessed and recommended.
  • Provide indirect services through responsibility for and participating in program development, teaching and research.
  • Perform case management, write case reports covering on-going social services for inclusion in clinical records, maintain statistical records of social service activity.
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary team(s) within the athletic department in the management of student-athletes with significant mental health issues, disordered eating, etc.; assist with case management and coordination of mental health care for clinical referrals to outside resources for mental health and AOD services for student-athletes; provide referrals to students as needed.
  • Plan for and provide consultations to individual athletic trainers, academic coordinators, coaches, and administrators regarding mental health crisis, student-athletes of concern, challenging situations, general mental health issues and strategies for implementing performance psychology techniques.
  • Contribute to the formation of the department, hospital or clinic policies affecting patient and client care, training programs and departmental and professional growth.
  • Promote coordination of care and assure quality in services and program delivery.
  • Establish and disseminate referral, scheduling and documentation procedures to provide clinical services. Coordinate referral sources.
  • Participate in related research projects; responsible for administrative tasks and functions
  • Participate in the development, strengthening and delivery of needed health and social services.
  • Embraces the Win. Graduate. Do It Right. philosophy of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, as stated in the departmental mission and its accompanying values and commitments.
  • Commitment to team goals and shared accomplishments.  Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to understand group dynamics and drive results.
  • Adheres to the rules and regulations of the University, the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA; commits to reporting any Big Ten or NCAA violations involving the University of Iowa to departmental compliance personnel.
  • Contributes to the development of an environment for student-athletes that is healthy, safe, equitable, and culturally diverse.  Establishes a positive relationship with student-athletes, founded on fairness, openness, honesty, and leadership opportunity.
  • Manages resources and petitions for change in a way that minimizes gender bias and maximizes compliance with federal and state laws regarding gender equity.  Acts as an advocate for any student-athlete, employee, or program that experiences unjustified inequity.
The department intends to hire for one position from either Athletics Counselor, requisition 21001050 or Athletics Social Worker, requisition 20004370, based on the qualifications of the successful candidate. Please apply to the specific position for which you qualify and wish to be considered for.
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®
Percent of Time: 100%
Pay Grade: 4A
Pay Structure A:
Benefits Highlights:
Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
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Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®

Required Qualifications
  • Licensed or license-eligible in the State of Iowa as a Licensed Clinical Provider (Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW))
  • 2 years or more of clinical experience, required.
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively, respectfully and appropriately with diverse populations in the Department, University and the community.
  • Excellent written and electronic communication.
  • Capable of handling multiple tasks in a high-stress environment.
  • Able to accurately interpret and adhere to NCAA and BIG Conference rules, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, University of Iowa and the Department of Athletics policies, and Iowa licensure-related statutes.
  • Knowledge and understanding of working with diverse and multicultural populations.
Desirable Qualifications
  • 2 years or more of clinical experience in sport, higher education, or other related setting.
  • Advanced training in sport psychology.
  • Knowledge and understanding of unique aspects of student-athlete population.
  • Experience, knowledge and understanding of eating disorders/disordered eating-assessment and treatment.
  • Experience, knowledge, and ability to treat trauma and trauma-related issues.

Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload a cover letter and resume that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.
The position posting will expire after 14 days.
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.