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Cognitive Performance Specialist (CPS), H2F

Company: Magellan Health
Location: Fort Bragg
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Job Description:

The CPS manages and provides education based on cognitive performance and tailored training programs for individuals and teams. Operationalizes resilience core competencies. Identifies and cultivates existing mental skill sets to assist the Soldier in performing optimally during physical, technical, and tactical training in preparation for combat operations, garrison, and life stressors. Recognizes and addresses mental barriers to physical performance by focusing on stress and emotional regulation; normalizes physiological responses to stress, to include combat situations; conducts tactical breathing and arousal regulation, team cohesion, imagery, and provides cognitive/learning strategies. Advises the commander on the implementation of cognitive enhancement programs to optimize specific performances.

Cognitive Performance Specialist 
Cognitive Performance is an interdisciplinary field spanning kinesiology, psychology, and motor learning and control. The CPS shall train personnel, to develop and use the cognitive skills necessary to perform optimally in training and operations. The CPS shall provide and perform the following services in support of H2F: 
• Based on evidence-based peer-reviewed literature train and educate personnel, in individual and group settings, in specific cognitive, mental, behavioral, psychosocial, perceptual, learning, adaptive thinking, human engagements, and emotional control skills, strategies – including understanding, acquisition, and retention – performance improvement and maintenance with documentation of work performed, implemented, and provided to Soldiers. 
• Assist and advise the H2F Program Manager and/or Coordinator in matters relating to mental performance, exercise and sports psychology. 
• Provide information about mental performance, exercise and sports psychology factors in sports, exercise, and physical activity. 
• Train and educate on goal-setting, performance profiling, visualization, performance development, and planning. 
• Participate in periodic meetings to review human performance training provided to patients and identify opportunities for improvement. 
• Attend and participate in meetings with other H2F staff members and medical personnel as requested and/or required. Collaborate with the H2F staff to enhance the quality and effectiveness of mental and human performance development and expertise delivered. 
• Conduct periodic literature reviews to ensure H2F stays current with the provision of care. 
• Support research conducted under supervision of the Program Manager and/or Coordinator. 
• Assist the Program Manager and/or Coordinator in developing and maintaining practice guidelines to ensure consistency of service across all Soldier Performance Training Centers (SPTCs). 
• Develop and promulgate training materials as requested and required by the Program Manager and/or Coordinator. 
• Participate in periodic in-service training for members of the H2F Staff. 
• Perform other tasks, within the scope of the position description, as assigned by the Program Manager and/or Coordinator. 
• Collect and report all data as requested by the Program Manager and/or Coordinator and required by CIMT and H2F staff. 
• Document work performed, utilization, referrals, and all other information in the Enterprise-wide database as directed by Program Manager and/or Coordinator and required by CIMT and H2F Staffs 
• Literately utilize computers, software, and technologies as required and requested by the Program Manager and/or Coordinator and as required.

Other Job Requirements

Responsibilities

The Contractor shall possess a Master’s degree (Doctoral degree preferred) in Human Performance, Kinesiology, or Exercise Science, and/or Sport Sciences with a specialization in Sport Psychology. A Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) credential through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology is desired, but not required.

The contractor shall be capable of properly lifting and manipulating loads or weights up to 25 kilograms and capable of meeting physical demands of training with Soldiers including the ability to hike over rough terrain, function in austere environments to observe Soldier training evolutions and to conduct training and education. The contractor shall have a minimum of five years or more of demonstrable accumulated experience (continuous and sustained experience preferred) as a mental performance coach or Sport Psychologist with individual athletes and groups of athletes at the levels of NCAA Collegiate, Olympic, professional sports, and Soldiers in the accompanying, respective settings.

General Job Information

Title

Cognitive Performance Specialist (CPS), H2F

Grade

ACQ

Work Experience

Education

Masters: Kinesiology (Required), Masters: Psychology (Required), PhD

License and Certifications - Required

License and Certifications - Preferred

Magellan Health Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Tobacco-free workplace. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. Every employee must understand, comply and attest to the security responsibilities and security controls unique to their position.

Keywords: Magellan Health, Fayetteville , Cognitive Performance Specialist (CPS), H2F, Other , Fort Bragg, North Carolina

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