Football Academy Performance Psychologist

Football Academy Performance Psychologist

Website Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club

– Salary: “Dependent Upon Experience”
– Hours: 12-15 hours per week
– Closing Date: 18/10/2019
– Job Role : Football Academy Performance Psychologist

Key roles & responsibilities

1 To work with the U23 lead staff, lead academy sports psychologist and academy manager to create a person-centred environment to influence at a system, cultural, training, team and individual level
2 To lead the psychological support for U23 players and staff
3 To promote the welfare and well-being of the players with the Academy system
4 To have the capability to model and promote a fully multi-disciplinary approach
5 Where appropriate, identify and facilitate communication methods to inform and educate players, coaches and support staff
6 To ensure that the delivery of the psychological support services effectively meets its commitments to players and staff and is in line with the BHAFC academy philosophy and values
7 To provide individual psychological intervention with players to address performance and well-being challenges
8 To maintain a comprehensive, indexed database of work conducted with players and staff

General duties and accountabilities
• To support Brighton & Hove Albion FC and AITC in their aims and objectives at all times.
• To ensure compliance with all relevant club policies, including health and safety policies.
• To ensure compliance with all relevant legal, regulatory, ethical and social requirements.
• To keep confidential any information gained regarding the charity, club and its personnel.
• To represent Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club and AITC in a professional manner.
• To maintain a flexible approach to work at all times.
• To undertake other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time.

General Expectations
• To uphold and live our Team Brighton Values; Treat people well, Exceed Expectations, Aim high (never give up), Act with Integrity and Make it special.
• To be a champion of equality and diversity in the workplace and treat all staff, customers, sponsors, clients and applicants with fairness, dignity and respect
• To report incidents of any form of discrimination through the correct channels.
• To promote best practice in safeguarding and create an environment that is safe for children young people and vulnerable adults.
• To report safeguarding concerns through the correct channels
• To ensure that any safeguarding training and certificates are kept up to date.

• MSc in Sport Psychology or Psychology (or equivalent)
• British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered or British Associate of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Accredited
• Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
• Valid and Enhanced FA DBS
• Valid FA Safeguarding Workshop Certificate

Skills, Knowledge and Experience
• Experience of working alongside young athletes
• Experience within a professional football setting
• Qualifications and/or experience in counselling and/or counselling skills and an understanding of the importance of relationships to effective practice

A full and comprehensive job description will be made available to candidate selected for interview

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