Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Cricket Tasmania: Sports Psychologist (Deadline – July 1)

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Link to Apply: https://cricket.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/6/home/requisition/1717?c=cricket

Cricket Tasmania is the governing body for cricket in Tasmania and promotes and develops the game of cricket throughout the State. Our purpose is to inspire, engage and entertain our communities on and beyond the field of play.  At Cricket Tasmania we strive to be a leader in sport and entertainment, delivering memorable experiences for all communities, and recognise our people are critical in achieving this vision. You are joining a team that is smart and energetic. We are focused and motivated – we deeply enjoy the work that we do and the impact it has in the community.

About the role

We are currently seeking to appoint a Psychologist to lead the mental health, wellbeing, and performance psychology services to Cricket Tasmania’s Male and Female State Teams, Hobart Hurricanes WBBL and BBL Teams, and Pathway Teams.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Provide and lead the mental health, wellbeing, and performance psychology services to ensure best practice service provision and direction in alignment with Cricket Australia objectives.
  • Support mental health and performance related delivery or guidance for players and staff in various performance settings.
  • Contribute and collaborate with the High Performance Team to ensure a robust performance and wellbeing strategy is delivered.
  • Monitor and act on mental health and performance screens (e.g. APSQ, EPQ) via the Athlete Management System (AMS).
  • Co-manage or lead the management of players unable to train or play due to mental ill-health and/or long-term injuries.
  • Develop and present content for group education that increases the mental health and performance psychology literacy of players and staff.
  • Develop an external referral network in the management of complex cases.
  • Develop strong working relationships with the Player Development Managers to enable the effective treatment of mental health and wellbeing of players.
  • Assist the SSSM and coaching teams to prepare players for competition through the provision of information from a mental health perspective.

About you:

  • Current full practicing Psychology registration with AHPRA.
  • Master’s degree in Sport Psychology from an accredited program or Dpsych/PhD in Psychology would be an advantage.
  • At least 3 years sport psychology experience with elite athletes or teams.
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team, as well as working autonomously with a high level of independence and initiative.
  • Knowledgeable about cricket and/or elite sport.
  • Ability to tailor strategies that assist athletes in managing difficulties, improving performance, and preparing for competition.
  • Innovative thinker with strong conceptual and problem-solving skills.
  • Passionate about enhancing the self-efficacy of athletes.
  • Resilience and energy to operate in a challenging working environment.
  • Well-developed management and leadership skills.
  • High-level interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Proven ability to operate with professionalism and integrity in challenging situations.

What’s in it for you?

Be part of an encouraging and successful sporting organisation. Work in a dynamic, flexible and progressive workplace that is committed to giving you the opportunities you deserve. Enjoy the fun of professional sport and the rewards of contributing to your community. Plus, employee benefits including a flexible working environment, potential learning and development opportunities, access to a national network via the Australian Cricket family and world-class facilities in a stunning location.

Additional Information

For further information or to request a copy of the position description, please email ctpac@crickettas.com.au.

Applications close 8.00am Monday 1st July, 2024.

At Cricket Tasmania, we embrace diversity in gender, age, ethnicity, disability, religion and sexual orientation and we are committed to providing a safe environment for children across Australian Cricket. 

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