Sportspeople Recruitment

Performance Psychologist - National and Pathway

Western Australian Institute of Sport

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  • Mt Claremont, Perth Western Australia Australia
  • Full Time, Contract/Temp
  • $101,087.11 - $110,461.41 pa incl. super
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  • Work with WAIS athletes & coaches
  • Located McGillivray Oval, Mt Claremont, Perth
  • Initially 2 year FT fixed term

The Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS) enables Western Australian athletes to achieve international success.

The Performance Psychologist plays a key role facilitating change in athlete and coach behaviours, building trusting relationships while providing innovative, thoughtful and personal counselling and advice to assist the WAIS athlete and coach performance outcomes.

You will be responsible for recommending, coordinating, and delivering specific psychological performance enhancement strategies to achieve the athlete psychological capability objectives underpinning their competition goals. In doing so, you will utilise a range of learning environments to teach psychological skills and elicit the desired behaviours. Success requires collaboration with coaches and core performance staff to develop training environments that enable psychological skill implementation and support behavioural change. 

The role is fully embedded in Sport Programs at WAIS, working directly with elite athletes and coaches as part of a multidisciplinary support team.  Accordingly, you’ll have the opportunity to work with some of the best current and emerging Olympic & Paralympic athletes in Australia as well as providing an important support role to the WAIS coaching resource.

You will be experienced in the application of Psychology practices in sport, with a flexible approach along with an understanding of elite performance and ‘what it takes to win’ at the Olympics and Paralympics. In return WAIS and the AIS will provide access to the High-Performance Sport System Psychology Peer Supervisory Network.

Selection Criteria

  • Undergraduate qualification in Psychology or Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Masters of Psychology
  • Registered as a Psychologist with APHRA
  • Desirable - Eligibility to be registered as a Sport and Exercise Psychologist

Please note Sportspeople Recruitment will commence screening and interviewing for this role immediately. If you are intending to apply, please do so now.

In the first instance enquiries should be directed to Scott Oakhill at Sportspeople Recruitment on 0408 258 337, FREECALL AU 1800 634 388 or +61 2 9555 5000


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