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Mental Performance & Life Skills Consultant

University of California

Application Deadline Ended
Apply by Ended 8/24/2022

Mental Performance & Life Skills Consultant | University of California

Mental Performance & Life Skills Consultant

University of California

Apply by Ended 8/24/2022

Posted 2 months ago

No Longer Accepting Applications



Berkeley, CA, USA

Job Type

 Job Description

The focus of the 1:1 sessions includes mental performance optimization and support for sport well-being, such as confidence, resilience, attentional focus, emotion regulation, motivation, and sport enjoyment, team culture, and leadership. This position does not provide mental health counseling or clinical diagnosis and is charged with referring potential mental health concerns to the University Health Services Tang Center and appropriate clinicians.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate transitional services and programming supporting the entry to college and the transition to life after Cal Athletics
  • Oversee all life skills-focused efforts of the Cameron Institute including financial literacy
  • Provide individual mental performance consultation to student-athletes
  • Conduct multi-method assessment to identify needs, areas for improvement, and presenting concerns
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of mental performance services provided
  • Ensure early identification of potential mental health concerns that should be referred to our psychologists and social workers to ensure holistic student-athlete care
  • Collaborate with professionals within the Mental Performance & Leadership Development pillar to ensure overall alignment
  • Support the Cameron Institute towards achieving ultimate outcomes for student-athletes through The California Way framework and a robust repertoire of metrics
  • Works closely with the Career Development and Community Engagement pillars of the Cameron Institute to incorporate and support leadership development opportunities across the Institute
  • Represents the Cameron Institute for Student-Athlete Development and Cal Athletics at department and team-specific functions, both on and off-campus
  • Other duties as assigned, including professional development

Qualifications RequiredQualifications Required

  • Certified Mental Performance Consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (or is very close to completing all coursework and mentored experience requirements)
  • Knowledgeable about performance psychology theories and frameworks and their application to practice
  • Advanced knowledge of consulting and counseling skills
  • Experience providing brief and long-term individual mental performance consultation with athletes
  • Experience providing mental performance services to diverse populations
  • Multiple years of post-graduate experience working as a mental performance consultant with elite athletes (e.g., collegiate, semi-professional, or professional)
  • Experienced and skilled in consulting and collaborating with mental health professionals, athletic trainers, physicians, dietitians, coaches, strength and conditioning professionals, and other athletics staff
  • Committed to providing culturally appropriate and responsive services to clients with historically marginalized and oppressed identities related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, ability, and socioeconomic status
  • Demonstrates a sophisticated multicultural understanding (e.g. race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, national origin) of self in the context of others (e.g., biases, EQ)
  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively with different diverse groups and personnel
  • Skilled in needs assessment and establishment of agreed outcomes with clients
  • Experience building and evaluating programs
  • Ability to develop original ideas and implement on a wide scale, while balancing multiple high-level priorities
  • Position requires exceptional political sensitivity, interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively across and outside the organization at all levels in a collaborative manner
  • Committed to continued personal and professional development
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