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Sport Psychologist/Counselor with The Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore, MD

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Job Title: Sport Psychologist
Reports To: Assistant General Manger
Employ Status: Regular, Full Time

Baltimore Orioles Minor League Baseball Affiliates, US Naval Academy and University of Maryland

Job Summary:
This position is a consortium experience between the Baltimore Orioles Minor league affiliate teams, the US Naval Academy and the University of Maryland. The primary role of this position is to develop and implement a mental skills curriculum for two Baltimore Orioles Minor League Baseball (MiLB) affiliate teams. In addition, clinical psychology and sport performance services will be provided for student-athletes and military academy members at the University of Maryland and US Naval Academy. Under the supervision of two licensed providers/Certified Mental Performance Coach, this position will be first point of contact for players and staff seeking assistance and/or information related to performance, mental health, and wellness.

We are seeking a license-eligible psychologist, clinical professional counselor or clinical social worker to fill this position.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  1.  Responsibilities for working with the MiLB teams include: 
    • Development of mental skills curriculum for minor league teams 
    • Implementation of mental skills curriculum: 
      •  Provide individual and group skill building sessions 
      • Educate staff on issues that affect players and coaches 
      •  Attend practices, games, training room and other facilities regularly 
      • Provide reports of utilization and common concerns 
      • Consult with sports medicine team 
      • Meet with new players and staff to provide information on scope of services 
    • Brief counseling and performance interventions for players 
    •  Provide appropriate referrals for mental health concerns for players and staff 
    • Consult with supervisors for program development and implementation 
  2. Responsibilities for working at the University of Maryland and US Naval Academy 
    • Provide psychotherapy for individuals, focusing on the mental health needs of student-athletes 
    • Provide brief counseling and performance interventions for student-athletes 
    • Provide group talks and educational workshops for teams 
    • Weekly supervision 
  3. Work within larger system of standards and criteria to ensure overall compliance with services and treatment provided within the MLB and NCAA
  4. Work with supervisors to provide support on an on-call basis






Qualifications:
  •  Must be able to travel an estimated 3 to 4 weeks per year and/or as needed
  • Ability to work in a medical department environment and comply with all confidentiality requirements
  • Proven ability to effectively present to large groups on sport psychology related topics
  • Participate in weekly supervision
  • Ability to be on call
  • Must reside or be willing to relocate to Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area in order to respond to department needs effectively and efficiently
  • Ability to develop relationships with athletes, coaches and staff within professional and collegiate organizations

Education and/or Experience
  • Doctorate or Master's in psychology, counseling or social work with education in sports psychology.
  • One to two years of related experience and/or training and working with athletes/athletic teams. 
  • License eligibility to practice mental health in Maryland as a psychologist, licensed clinical counselor, or licensed clinical social worker is required.






Position Specifics:
  • One year, full-time contract position
  • This position entails night and weekend work coverage and occasional travel
  • Reporting structure within MiLB organizations, USNA and UMD
  • Orioles are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Start Date: September 2019
End Date: August 2020

Documents to Submit:
Candidates that are interested in applying to this position, should send an updated CV and cover letter to be considered.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.