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Athletics Health and Wellness Counselor

Athletics Health and Wellness Counselor


Chestnut Hill College, founded by the Sisters of Saint Joseph in 1924, is an independent, Catholic institution that strives to foster equality through education. The College is situated in Chestnut Hill, a charming neighborhood in Northwest Philadelphia. The College community is proud of its mission to provide students with holistic education marked by academic excellence, shared responsibility, personal and professional growth, service to one another and to the global community, and concern for the Earth.

The Athletics Health and Wellness Counselor is responsible for providing a wide range of direct mental health services to student-athletes who are experiencing personal and academic challenges. In collaboration with the Athletic Department, the Coordinator of Athletic Health and Wellness will ensure that mental health issues of student-athletes are being addressed in a timely manner, will stay apprised of national trends, and will use this data to inform interventions as well as provide education to student-athletes, coaches, and staff. This is a 12-month position.

  • Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work, or a closely related field is preferred. Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology/Kinesiology or a related field will be considered.                                      
  • Member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology preferred.                                         
  • 2+ years of experience as a counselor.                                              
  • Passionate about enhancing the self-efficacy of student-athletes.                                           
  • Ability to create effective working relationships with coaches, administrators, and student-athletes
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working on a college campus and/or a clinical mental health setting.
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating psycho-educational workshops and/or training.
  • Experience in working with an ethnically and culturally diverse client population and a strong understanding of Athletics culture.
  • Provide student-athletes with evidence-based and culturally responsive individual counseling related to performance both on and off the playing field.
  • Counsel student-athletes with mental health conditions (including anxiety and depression) and sports injuries; refer to the Counseling Center as needed.
  • Develop & provide coping strategies to enable student-athletes to overcome personal setbacks and/or injuries.
  • Help student-athletes identify strengths and weaknesses that contribute to, or affect performance.
  • Develop & provide counseling and/or workshops focused on goal setting, visualization, and relaxation.
  • Apply modern and improvised concepts to enhance the physical potential of our student-athletes.
  • Provide psycho-educational workshops for student-athletes and staff to discuss coping strategies, health tips, and warning signs of depression, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, etc.
  • Provide periodic updates to coaches to keep them abreast of current stressors student-athletes are facing.
  • Work closely with Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Success and Community Engagement to identify and service student-athletes who may be exhibiting signs of personal struggle.
  • Collaborate with various campus offices, including DEI, Campus/Residence Life, Title IX, Mission & Ministry, and Student Success.
Contact Information: 

Currently, the College is requiring COVID vaccines for all faculty, staff, and students.  There will be limited exemptions for medical or religious reasons.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, and resume to Jobs@chc.edu.  No phone calls, please.

Chestnut Hill College is an employer committed to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core value.  To foster an inclusive community and support our diverse student body, we embrace equal access and welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, and encourage applications from groups historically underrepresented in higher education.  We are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. 

Chestnut Hill College is an equal opportunity employer