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Senior Sport Psychologist

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Agency: Sport Singapore
Job no.: 538888
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Research and Analysis, Training and Development

Why We Do What We Do?

Simply because we believe that everyone can live better through sport. At Sport Singapore, we aspire to transform the nation through an active lifestyle designed around innovative, fun and meaningful sporting experiences. Sport has the unique ability to bring people together through play, regardless of age, gender, race, ability or social status. It imparts life values, nurtures character and builds resilience. It inspires and evokes the Singapore spirit through shared experiences and strengthens our national identity. We help Singaporeans Live Better Through Sport.

Senior Sport Psychologist

Work Type: Contract Position

At Sport Singapore, we aspire to transform the nation through an active lifestyle designed around innovative, fun and meaningful sporting experiences.

Sport has the unique ability to bring people together through play, regardless of age, gender, race, ability or social status. It imparts life values, nurtures character and builds resilience. It inspires and evokes the Singapore spirit through shared experiences and strengthens our national identity. We help Singaporeans Live Better Through Sport.

Sport Singapore is constantly on the lookout for individuals who are passionate about what they do.

Anchored in our values of Passion for Sport, Strength through Teamwork and Care for People, we believe in working and playing, not just as a team, but as a family.

Responsibilities

Service Delivery

  • To plan and optimise Sport Psychology support and delivery to various sport programmes.
  • To provide high-quality, sport-specific, evidence-based and performance-focused services, to address issues identified by coaches and athletes.
  • To build in-depth technical capabilities in at least one sport. 

Research & Development (R&D)

  • To establish a robust R&D roadmap focused on strategic requirements and targeted issues that will enhance medal winning opportunities.
  • To conduct more upstream research in collaboration with the Universities and Research institutes to remain at the forefront of scientific enquiry.
  • To conduct exercise and health related R&D work that will impact the larger Singapore community.

Education

  • To develop and deliver educational materials, as well as to educate coaches, athletes and students through the means of workshops and courses. 
  • To teach, mentor and supervise interns and trainees attached to Singapore Sports Institute. 

Capability Development

  • To identify knowledge gaps and resources to bridge these gaps
  • To implement a career pathway based on best practices and in accordance with international standards
  • To reach out to the pool of experts in Singapore by engaging with local and international domain experts through seminars and workshops. 

Manpower planning

  • To conduct manpower planning and development of Sport Psychology support by the Sport Science and Medicine Centre.
  • To grow the pipeline of Psychologists and provide professional mentoring to specialists, students and interns on various assignments related to Singapore Sports Institute’s focus.

 

Requirements

We are looking for individuals who are committed to the sporting success in high performance sport.

In addition, an ideal candidate should possess the following;

  • Background in Sport Psychology, with a postgraduate in Sport Psychology or related psychological specialty preferred. 
  • Eligibility for registration with Singapore Psychological Society, Australian Psychological Society (APS), British Psychological Society (BPS) or British Association of Sport & Exercise Science (BASES), or equivalent. 
  • At least 8 years of working experience as a Sport Psychologist, with strong background in the application of progressive, evidence-based Sport Psychology support to individual athletes, teams and coaches, in a high-performance sporting environment.
  • Good background knowledge and understanding of other sport science disciplines such as physiology, nutrition, strength & conditioning, and biomechanics.
  • Good oral and written communication skills, effective negotiation and consultation skills open and dedicated to engaging in respectful and effective relationship building with stakeholders from diverse sports and backgrounds.
  • Ability to educate and motivate athletes and coaches to embrace scientific support
  • High levels of initiative and responsibility
  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Willingness and ability to work unconventional hours and undertake travel.

Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

The level of offer will commensurate with the applicant’s experience and track record. Successful candidates will be offered a 2 or 3-year contract in the first instance.

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