Student Athlete Psychological Services Psychologist

Providence College,

Personal Counseling Center
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Last Posted:

Fri, Nov 18th, '22


Open until filled.

Start Date:

As soon as possible.

Last Updated:

Fri, Nov 18th, '22

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  • Full Time


Provide diagnostic assessment and psychotherapeutic interventions to support the wellbeing of the varsity student-athlete population.

Essential Duties:

  • Provide counseling, diagnostic assessment, and crisis intervention to student-athletes dealing with mental health and developmental challenges. Work with both on- and off-campus resources to provide coordinated support to students in need. Provide culturally appropriate individual, group counseling, and outreach to diverse student populations. 
  • Work in collaboration with the PCC training director to coordinate SAPS training program. Work with local doctoral programs to promote SAPS training program. Coordinate interviews with prospective trainees. Provide supervision for clinical interns or practicum students and collaborative consultation with other staff as needed. Maintain communication with program personnel at trainee institutions regarding trainee progress and needs. Evaluate trainee performance and progress and provide related feedback to trainees.
  • Diagnostic assessment and intervention in acute crisis such as risk of suicide, trauma, and/or major campus catastrophe. Provide crisis intervention for student-athletes who are experiencing acute emotional distress as a result of varying emergencies such as trauma, e.g. sexual assault, death, substance use, or who are a danger to themselves or others. Participation in monthly after hours on-call crisis rotation for the PCC
  • Provide leadership in developing outreach strategies and educational programs that are consistent with the mission and outreach plan of the SAPS/Personal Counseling Center, and Athletics. Provide consultation/representation of PCC/SAPS with Athletics and Student Affairs in various campus initiatives via committee and liaison work as assigned. 
  • Write up psychological intakes, critical incidences, and progress notes on each session/collateral contact/student contact in electronic medical records. Maintain records necessary for rendering professional services to students and as required by law, regulations, or institutional procedures. Ensure records are secured safely and confidentially.
  • Work in collaboration with the Sr. Associate Athletic Director of Health & Wellness to maintain a presence within the Big East and NCAA organizations focused on student-athlete mental health and wellness. Support efforts to work in collaboration with Big East and NCAA partners to maintain the highest quality of resources for student-athlete mental health. 

Marginal Duties: 

  • Perform all other duties as may be required.


Providence College, a primarily undergraduate, liberal arts, Catholic institution of higher education conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars, seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its mission. The College is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment that supports all of its students, faculty, and staff. All members of the community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning experience valuing differences and practicing inclusion. We invite applications from qualified individuals who possess the experience, knowledge, and commitment to work within a diverse learning environment. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Providence College is an equal opportunity employer.


Education and Experience Required:

Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
  • Communication skills using the spoken word
  • Ability to see within normal parameters
  • Ability to hear within normal range
  • Ability to move about

EEO Statement: 

Providence College does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, gender, except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or genetic information. The College will develop, and from time to time update, an affirmative action program and will insist on a good-faith effort on the part of its employees to comply with the program. The College will request and expect its agents and those with whom it conducts its affairs to meet the commitment of this important program.