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Mental Performance Apprentice

Houston Astros

Mental Performance Apprentice | Houston Astros

Mental Performance Apprentice

Houston Astros


Apply by 2/13/2023

Posted 28 days ago

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Houston, TX, USA

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 Job Description

The Houston Astros are adding part-time Mental Performance Apprentices to the team. These positions provide direct mental performance coaching services to our players. The mental performance apprentices will work closely with an integrated staff (medical, S&C, dietitians, coaches, life skills) to provide performance support to players. These two positions will be located in Asheville, NC and Fayetteville, NC.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • With the assistance of the Mental Health & Performance Coordinator, create individualized mental performance plans for players.
  • With the assistance of the Mental Health & Performance Coordinator, provide individual mental training to players.
  • Maintain up to date licensing and credentials, along with participating in yearly trainings.
  • Develop and present group workshops and trainings to players and coaches.
  • Communicate consistently and appropriately with members of the Mental Health & Performance Department, medical department, S&C, and other parties as needed.
  • Document in detail the services provided throughout the season.
  • Assist the Mental Health & Performance Department with the development, implementation, and evaluation of mental performance services for the organization.
  • Develop trusting and meaningful relationships with players, coaches, and staff.
  • Must follow and uphold AASP ethical standards/maintain CMPC.
  • Must possess the ability to self-reflect and display personal & situational awareness.
  • Must be able to work independently, while also consulting/collaborating/supporting the MP team.
  • Ability to adapt interventions to athletes and coaches of various cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Must be open to learning and actively seek growth opportunities.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Mental Health & Performance Coordinator.

Qualifications RequiredQualifications Required

  • Completion of Master’s degree focused in Applied Mental Performance, Sport Psychology or similar.
  • Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology or ability to obtain CMPC within a year of hire.
  • Fluent Spanish proficiency, both verbal and written

Preferred

  • Baseball/softball experience and knowledge.
  • Licensed clinician in North Carolina or Texas

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