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Mental Health Clinician, Athletics

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


About the Department

The University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics competes at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics with the vision to reach Next Level Success for all 18 varsity teams and more than 500 student-athletes. The Bearcats have a proud athletics history, winning eight national championships and 117 conference titles. The Cincinnati men's basketball team is among the 15 winningest programs all-time, while the football team became the first American Athletic Conference program to compete in the College Football Playoff in 2021. Olympic gold medalist volleyball player Jordan Thompson, NBA Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson and Major League Baseball legend Sandy Koufax are among the several luminaries who have competed as Bearcats.


UC student-athletes collectively posted a 3.387 overall GPA in the fall of 2021 with 78 percent earning spots on the Honor Roll.


Under the leadership of Director of Athletics John Cunningham, and supported by more than 150 full-time staff members, UC Athletics' mission is to connect our community, enhance our University and impact the lives of student-athletes as they prepare to change the world on and off the field.

Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati, Department of Athletics seeks applications for a Mental Health Clinician. The position reports to the Director of Sports Psychology & Wellness and provides counseling services for UC varsity student-athletes including diagnosis and treatment of patients. Collaborate and provide education to UC Athletics community while following all professional association standards, state and federal laws, university, conference and NCAA policies and regulations.

Essential Functions

  • Provide psychotherapeutic interventions to assist student-athletes to cope with mental health disorders, relationship problems, performance issues, and related environmental, educational, and vocational concerns.
  • Identify present and potential student-athlete psychosocial problems and implement plans for problem resolution.
  • Maintain quality documentation for medical records which may include (but not limited to): assessment, consult notes, consents, and releases of information in accordance with regulatory bodies.
  • Consult with supervisor and other medical specialists to enhance student-athlete outcomes.
  • Keep abreast of developments in professional field.
  • Deliver psychoeducational programming to student-athletes.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary student-athlete care conferences and team meetings.
  • Work collaboratively with the student-athlete care team to ensure comprehensive care.
  • May participate in staff meetings, in-services, continuing education programs, and research activities.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or related field.

Required Trainings/Certifications

  • Licensed in the State of Ohio or license eligible as a Social Worker (LSW or LISW), Professional Counselor (LPC), Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), or Independent Marriage and Family Therapist (IMFT).
  • Must obtain Ohio licensure within two (2) months or as soon as possible.
  • Must be able to maintain all credentialing requirements. 

Required Experience

Three (3) years of clinical experience.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Application Process

  • Interested and qualified applicants must apply online and include a cover letter of interest and a current CV/Resume.
  • All certifications and other documentation can be uploaded using the Additional Documents section in the application.
  • Applications without a cover letter and CV/Resume will not be considered for the position.



Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 90682 


Mental Health Clinician, Athletics

Date:  Nov 23, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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