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Psychologist - Adelaide


The Australian Cycling Team purpose is to develop and celebrate Lasting Champions by delivering sustained performance success on the international stage and create healthy, inspirational role models that value their connection with the sport.

The Australian Cycling Team is seeking a psychologist (0.2 FTE) to co-ordinate and deliver psychological support to athletes while also referring athletes to preferred providers. It is preferred that the candidate is Adelaide based, but this is not essential for the role.

This role will be part of the Performance Health Team and report to the Director of Health, Wellbeing and Performances Services. The role will liaise closely with the Chief Medical Officer, athlete wellbeing and engagement advisor, coaches, and head coaches.

Remuneration will be negotiable upon the experience of the successful candidate.

Primary Purpose of Role:

  • The purpose of this role is to coordinate and deliver evidence-based psychology support to the Australian Cycling Team as part of a holistic health model, in the lead into Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

  • The role will focus on delivery and referrals of psychological support to enhance the mental health and performance of able and para-athletes in The Australian Cycling Team.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate, and implement evidence-based psychological strategies to support athletes of the Australian Cycling Team and refer when appropriate.

  • Execute a targeted approach to psychology ensuring athletes have the mental performance skills required leading into Olympics and Paralympics in Paris 2024.

  • Collaborate with coaches and head coaches to align sports psychology to team objectives.

  • Clinical management of athletes, (coaches & staff) in collaboration with CMO, leveraging the AIS Mental Health Referral Network for clinical psychology support.

  • Develop & maintain a relationship with psychologist’s athletes have been referred to.

  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary support team to collaborate and share knowledge and best practice in the Australian Cycling Team.

  • Utilise the Athlete Management System for recording athlete information & ensure all medico-legal documentation obligations are adhered to.

  • Flexible working hours and hours outside of typical business hours may be required.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Registered as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency with rights to practice in Australia.

  • Post graduate qualification of master’s degree in clinical or Sport Psychology desired.

  • 5+ years’ experience in the provision of psychology services to improve performance and mental health.

  • Exposure to NSO &/or NIN environments.

  • Demonstrated success integrating psychology and managing athletes across a season or campaign and a major event.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Experience working in high-performance sport systems.

  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain trusting relationships both internally and externally with a diverse range of stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated understanding and application of strong reasoning and skills in the assessment, formulation, intervention, and evaluation of both individual and team interventions.

  • Knowledge & understanding of current quality assured, evidence based, best practice processes for psychology in the sports environment.

  • Demonstrated strong communication skills (including interpersonal, negotiation, influencing and representation) and an ability to be well planned and organised.

  • Demonstrated willingness to be part of a professional network, to share knowledge, continue learning and consistently drive excellence.

  • Experience operating relevant technology related to data storage for psychological records.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Working with Children’s Check clearance from the relevant authority.

  • Satisfactory Police Check.

  • Satisfactory No Doping Declaration (in the absolute discretion of the Company).

  • Successful completion and currency of Level 1 & 2 Sport Integrity Australia (SIA) accreditation.

  • Successful completion of SIA "Keep Sport Honest" Anti-match fixing education components.

Role is a fixed term until end of 2024.

Email applications to hr@auscycling.org.au with a CV & covering letter.

For more information or questions contact jill.leckey@auscycling.org.au

Applications will close Tuesday 6th June at 5pm.

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