Posted: Oct 23, 2020

Staff Psychologist - Student Athlete Specialist

Salary: Annually
Application Deadline: Feb 26, 2021
Staff Psychologist / Social Worker / Counselor

The Staff Psychologist, Student Athlete Specialist will provide all services provided by staff psychologists at the University Counseling Center, including counseling, evaluation, crisis intervention, consultation, referral, outreach, after-hours on-call, and other services as needed. The individual in this position will specialize in serving the counseling needs of student athletes, and will provide educational programs on mental health throughout the University, and especially for the Department of Athletics, and other students, as time permits. The Psychologist will maintain a range of clinical records, in keeping with the established standards for record-keeping within the counseling center. The Psychologist will make use of the Counseling Center Database (Titanium), will attend and participate in clinical/administrative meetings, as scheduled, and perform other duties as assigned.

Located on the Main Line, a beautiful Philadelphia suburb, the Villanova University campus spans 260 acres. There are 11,000 students in the University’s six colleges, including 6,500 undergraduates. Villanova competes as a member of the NCAA Division 1 level, and is a member of the Big East Conference. There are 22 varsity sports and more than 600 student athletes, who have earned an average GPA of 3.0 or greater for 32 straight semesters.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Short-term individual and group counseling to student athletes and other students, crisis appointments both daytime and after-hours as required, and referral to off-campus therapists.
  • Counseling Center meetings and weekly clinical supervision.
  • Consultation with families, faculty, staff, deans, administrators, Athletic Department liaisons, and other health professionals.
  • Evaluation, through interview and consultation, of students at-risk and those requesting departure and/or return from medical leave of absence.
  • Mental Health Educational and Outreach programs campus-wide, and for the Athletics Department.
  • Seeking and respecting supervisory consultation/input and adhering to all ethical and professional standards.
  • Relating comfortably to and working collaboratively with peers in a mutually supportive setting.
  • Actively participating in case conferences, psychiatric case reviews, crisis meetings, and clinical discussion.
  • Flexible work schedule required. While counseling occurs within usual weekday office hours, other activities occur beyond office hours, including outreach, educational programs, and crisis intervention.
  • Use of Titanium Electronic Medical Records software for case notes and scheduling.
  • Maintaining a Pennsylvania psychology license and earning continuing education as required by Pennsylvania licensing law, or obtaining license within 14 months of hire.
  • Perform additional duties and assist with projects as assigned.