Academy Sports Psychologist

  • Celtic Park, Glasgow
  • 31st May 2019

Employer: Celtic Football Club
Reference: N/A
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000
Contract: Full time

Description

Celtic Football Club is recruiting for an Academy Sports Psychologist within the Youth Academy. The role will be responsible for providing support throughout Celtic FC’s Youth Academy (9s – 23s). The role will focus on the design and delivery of the psychological programme, embedding and normalising psychological support within the talent development process. 


Key Responsibilities
  • To create a player-centred environment & to influence at a cultural, training, team and individual level
  • To lead the psychological support across the Academy, including delivery of various sessions
  • To build psychological support into the daily practices of the development football environment
  • To promote the welfare and well-being of the players within the development pathway
  • To build an approach to enhance performance, focusing on building athletes mental skills
  • To build a lifestyle approach primarily focused on general youth development
  • To maintain a comprehensive and thorough database of work conducted with all Academy players
  • To educate players, parents and staff on the role of psychology within the developmental pathway
  • To assist with the development of the Academy Sports Science philosophy
  • To contribute to monthly departmental CPD and to the department’s research strategy
  • To follow Club policies and procedures to ensure safeguarding of all players within the Academy

Skills and Experience required

  • MSc Degree in Psychology or Sports Psychology (or equivalent)
  • BPS Chartered or BASES Accredited
  • HCPC registered or working towards HCPC registration as a Psychologist/Sports Psychologist
  • Experience in the provision of psychological and personal development support
  • Knowledge of latest psychology research in elite youth environments and Project Brave
  • Previous experience working with youth athletes within an elite environment/professional sport
  • Experience working within a multi-disciplinary team and within a busy/pressured environment
  • An appreciation of clinical psychology and formulation driven practice
  • Able to apply scientific knowledge in a variety of contexts to players of different ages and development
  • Organised with a passion for talent development and meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent communication, presentation and team working skills
  • Positive attitude to an ever-changing, fast and dynamic environment

A full UK driving license and flexible approach to working hours, including evening and weekend work, is essential.

Full job description available on request from jobs@celticfc.co.uk

Vacancy website address: http://www.celticfc.net/mainindex

Vacancy email address: omorgan@celticfc.co.uk 

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