The Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) has an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced Performance Psychologist to join our world-class sports Institute in Albert Park, Melbourne in a dual role as the VIS Performance Psychology Lead & VIS Shooting Program Performance Psychologist.
The role will suit a qualified Sports/Performance Psychologist who has been working in a high performance sporting environment for a number of years and who will bring a passion for sporting achievement and a strong commitment to positively impacting high performance culture and working collaboratively in Interdisciplinary teams.
The VIS Performance Psychology Lead role will primarily be responsible for establishing the direction of the VIS Performance Psychology service. The role will provide leadership of the VIS Performance Psychology network and involve the development of an approach to upskill VIS coaches and support staff with regards to contemporary Performance Psychology and how this will impact VIS sport programs. The role will also involve some delivery of Performance Psychology services to VIS Sports programs.
The VIS Shooting Program Performance Psychologist role will lead the development of an overall performance psychology curriculum that adopts an integrated approach with coaches, athletes and key support staff in the VIS Shooting program. They will deliver interventions with these key stakeholders to create a high performance culture and the psychological capacity for success at the highest levels of competition.
This dual role (VIS Performance Psychology Lead and VIS Shooting Program Performance Psychologist) is a consultant contract position of on average 17 hours per week. These hours will vary depending on the cycle of the Sport Program calendars during the year.
Key Accountabilities Include:
- Lead and co-ordinate the VIS Performance Psychology services across the VIS
- Lead and develop the Performance Psychology pro-active strategy for the VIS
- Deliver professional development sessions to VIS Performance Psychologists, VIS Sports programs, coaches, Sports Science & Physical Preparation Staff & Performance Services Teams with regards to Performance Psychology topics/matters that will impact performance and wellbeing.
- In collaboration with the Head Coaches, Program Managers and other service providers develop a strong culture of integration and information sharing that will ultimately benefit athlete development/performance and staff engagement.
- Deliver Performance Psychology services to specific VIS Sport Programs. This will include the Shooting Program and Future Talent Program and other VIS Sports programs where appropriate. Refer to the VIS Shooting Program Performance Psychology PD for further information regarding the Shooting program role.
- Liaison with the AIS Psychology Lead, AIS AW&E Mental Health and NSO & NIN Psychology Leads to ensure that there is strategic alignment with the sports and National initiatives.
- Implement and review policies and procedures that relate to VIS Performance Psychology.
You Will Bring:
- A minimum of seven years’ experience in the provision of and application of Psychology services
- A minimum of two years’ experience working in a Sporting high performance environment as a Performance/Sports Psychologist
- Experience in strategic planning, preparing reports and coordinating service delivery
- Awareness of the contemporary issues relating to coaches and athletes within high performance sport and an understanding of Australian High Performance sports systems.
- Proven experience and commitment of working within an interdisciplinary sporting program environment with high performance coaches, athletes and performance support staff.
- Experience in workshop delivery and development of educational material for Sports Interdisciplinary teams and athletes
- Proven success in utilising sport psychology knowledge for planning and managing athletes across multiple seasons/campaigns to support medal winning performances
- Demonstrated ability to lead the provision of Performance Psychology and Wellbeing support within a National Sporting Organisation.
- Refer to the VIS Performance Psychology Lead PD and VIS Shooting Program Performance Psychology PD for further information.
You will be a registered Psychologist with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) with College of Sports and Exercise Psychology endorsement from APS CoSEP (Australian Psychology Society College of Sport and Exercise Psychology). With a relevant Postgraduate tertiary qualification (an applied Masters or PhD in Sport Psychology from a recognised institution with APS)
You will also require a Current First-Aid certificate, Current Driver’s License, Victorian Working with Children Check and Current Safeguarding Children Certification.
To apply for this position, you must be legally entitled to work in Australia.
If this sounds like you, an Information Pack with further details about the application process, the VIS and the role can be obtained from Nerissa Turner, Senior Performance Coordinator (VIS) on (03) 9425 0061 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications must be received at the VIS no later than 5pm Friday July 31 2020.
Applicants should provide a current resume, and a letter of application. Applications will need to address the essential selection criteria outlined in the Position Description for both Roles under “Experience and Skills” to be considered.
Interviews will be conducted via Microsoft Teams most likely in the week of the 24th August 2020.
The Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) is one of Australia’s elite high performance sports training and coaching organisations. Through promoting our maxim of “Success in Sport and Life” the organisation constantly strives to provide an environment in which talented athletes have the opportunity to excel in both their chosen sport and life in
general. Underpinning this dedication is a strong set of core values that promote excellence, courage, passion, community, simplicity and success amongst not only the athletes, but also the coaching and support staff equally.