• Posted:
  • Job Type: Casual
  • Company: Maribyrnong College
  • Location: Victoria
  • Contact: msa@maribsc.vic.edu.au
  • Salary: $71.46/hour + Superannuation

ROLE

The aim of the Performance Psychology program is to assist individual student-athletes, and groups of athletes (e.g., sporting teams) to develop effective psychological skills as an athlete. The program focuses on enabling student-athletes to reach their potential academically and athletically, whilst also maintaining mental health and wellbeing. In addition, the MSA Performance Psychologists play a role in advocating for students regarding wellbeing issues and providing expertise to guide the ongoing academy approach in supporting student athletes’ overall mental health. MSA employs 2 Performance Psychologists which form part of the MSA wellbeing team which consists of the afore-mentioned Performance Psychologists, 3 Wellbeing Coordinators and a Sports Dietitian. This Performance Psychologist role will have a focus on developing broad mental health promotion initiatives within MSA.

This role is a leave coverage position consisting of a minimum of 7.6 hours per week negotiable, up to 19 hours during school terms. The successful applicant will work within a high-performance environment which includes 70 coaches, teachers, physical preparation and administration staff with International, National and State elite sport experience. The employment length is from 11/7/2022 – 6/4/2023.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Performance Psychologist will complete the following duties:

  • Provide a consultation and education service, designed to assist MSA student athlete’s preparedness and transition to senior elite training and competition environments
  • Develop and deliver education content for student-athletes (Years 7 – 10) within the school timetabled class High-Performance Preparation Program.
  • Contribute to the overall expertise in the Sports Academy Wellbeing team
  • Provide effective triage for student-athletes presenting with mental health concerns
  • Establish and maintain strong professional relationships that will allow external referrals for MSA staff and students if required
  • Keep appropriate records, and maintain ethical standards as required of a psychologist

SELECTION CRITERIA

  1. Ability to develop and deliver a Performance Psychology consultation service within an emerging athlete pathway or education setting.
  2. Sound interpersonal and professional skills related to dealing with student-athletes from widely diverse age groups and sports.
  3. The ability to meet competing demands through effective prioritization in a results-oriented environment is also desired
  4. An ability to work as part of the broader MSA team to ensure a holistic and complementary experience for all student-athletes.
  5. Exemplary values pertaining to personal qualities of objectivity, sensitivity, and integrity.

WHO MAY APPLY

Those with the following qualifications/experience should apply:

  • An appropriate postgraduate degree in Psychology, majoring Sports Psychology, or similar study area
  • Current Registration as a Psychologist with AHPRA
  • Endorsement as a Sport and Exercise Psychologist desirable
  • An appreciation and understanding of the demands faced by emerging and/or elite athletes across a number of individual and team sports.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department’s Human Resources website.

Application Instruction:

  • Please respond with Cover Letter and CV as one pdf file only
  • Please include 2 x references with valid mobile numbers
  • Closing date for applications is 11:59pm Wednesday, 8th June 2022 (Please note, we will be considering applications as received)

Enquiries:

Please contact Mark McAllion at 0432 426 477 or email msa@maribsc.vic.edu.au.


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