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Mental Health and Performance Clinician

Company: Texas Tech University
Location: Lubbock
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Job Description:


Mental Health and Performance Clinician


Sports Medicine

Position Description

Work within an interdisciplinary team to provide mental and behavioral health services, applied sport and performance psychology services, and educational programming to student-athletes on behalf of Texas Tech Athletics.

About the Department and/or College

Texas Tech Athletics has a commitment to serving and working with diverse populations and demonstrated alignment with the University's strategic priorities and values-based culture.

Major/Essential Functions

Mental and Behavioral Health Services (60%)

  • Provide evidence-based treatments for a wide array of mental and behavioral health concerns.
  • Conduct mental health risk assessments for acute issues.
  • Conduct indicated objective psychological assessments to inform clinical treatment plans.
  • Collaborate with Health and Wellness Staff and other Athletics Staff.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity and competency in working with the full range of diverse groups.
  • Create, based on student-athlete interest, and facilitate group therapy treatment.
  • Administer student-athlete entrance and annual mental and behavioral health screenings.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues, coaches, student-athletes, physicians, and staff.
  • Compliance and understanding of Big 12 Conference and NCAA rules.
  • Ability to follow policies and procedures set forth by Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Athletics DepartmentApplied Sport and Performance Psychology Services (30%)
    • Teach mental skills topics to student-athletes via workshops and individual sessions.
    • Consult with coaching staff to enhance their knowledge of mental skills and identify team needs.
    • Collaborate with other Athletics staff to create optimal performance enhancement strategies.Psychoeducational Programming (10%)
      • Develop and provide workshops and presentations to student-athletes and staff on identified topics.
      • Create digital content for various platforms and other educational resources.

        Required Qualifications

        Doctorate in Psychology, Master's Degree in Psychology, Counseling, or Social Work. Licensed as a mental health professional in the State of Texas or license eligible. Five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

        Preferred Qualifications

        Preferred Qualifications
        • Licensed as a mental health professional in the state of Texas or license eligible.
        • 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
        • Certified Mental Health Performance Clinician
        • Demonstrate training in applied sport and performance psychology interventions.
        • Knowledge and compliance of relevant state and federal policies and laws
        • Knowledge of relevant NCAA, University, and Athletics Department rules, regulations, and policies.
          Preferred Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
          • Experience providing mental and behavioral health services in medical or rehabilitation settings.
          • Experience in the identification and treatment of a wide array of mental health disorders or issues that impact athlete populations.
          • Demonstrate a commitment to evidence-based practices and high ethical standards.
          • Strong skills in multidisciplinary collaboration, communication, and team-based healthcare
          • Experience with clinical outcome-based measurement and training in scientist-practitioner model

            Safety Information

            Adherence to robust safety practices and compliance with all applicable health and safety regulations are responsibilities of all TTU employees.

            Does this position work in a research laboratory?


            Required Attachments

            Cover Letter, Professional/Personal References, Resume / CV

            Job Type

            Full Time

            Pay Basis


            Minimum Hire Rate


            Pay Statement

            Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan by visiting

            Travel Required

            Up to 50%



            Schedule Details


            Grant Funded?


            Job Group

            Athletic Professionals

            EEO Statement

            All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Keywords: Texas Tech University, Lubbock , Mental Health and Performance Clinician, Healthcare , Lubbock, Texas

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