Staff Counselor, Coordinator of Services for Black Students

Johns Hopkins University,

Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Fri, Jul 31st, '20


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Start Date:

September 2020.

Last Updated:

Fri, Jul 31st, '20


The Counseling Center (CC) is a member of the Johns Hopkins University Student Health & Well-Being (SHWB) practice group which supports wellness, primary care and mental health services for JHU students and learners across all nine schools within the university.  In addition to the SHWB wellness office, our integrated service delivery model provides in-person primary and mental health care options at our clinics as well as remote support though phone and online resources.  The Counseling Center (CC) provides services to students in full-time graduate and undergraduate academic programs in the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering, as well as the Peabody Institute of Music.  Our mission is to facilitate the personal growth and development of students. Our services are designed to enhance the personal and interpersonal development of students and to maximize their potential to benefit from the academic environment and experience. We further strive to foster a healthy, caring university community that is beneficial to the intellectual, emotional and physical development of students.

This Staff Counselor position will include a significant focus on coordinating services for African American/Black students.  This person is expected to work collaboratively within the CC, with other offices on campus and with the students themselves to develop programs and services designed to best meet the needs of the university’s African American and Black identified students.  As with all Counseling Center staff, this person will also operate as a generalist who provides a full range of services to the JHU student body, including individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, outreach, consultation, supervision, and training.  The person in this position may be asked provide some services at other JHU locations in addition to the CC.

Essential Job Functions:

·       Provides clinical services, including initial consultations, individual counseling, group counseling, couples counseling and crisis intervention to JHU students, with a special emphasis on services for Black students.

·       Provides outreach, and consultation services to the university community, particularly for Black students.

·       Works collaboratively with other offices on campus to develop and provide a network of supportive services for Black students.

·       Provides after-hours on-call coverage (as backup to ProtoCall) in rotation with the rest of the clinical staff.

·       Shares expertise and provides training regarding the needs of Black students to CC staff, including CC doctoral interns, on topics such as racism, anti-blackness and racial trauma.

·       Participates in the CC’s APA-approved psychology internship training program. Licensed psychologists will enter the pool of available individual supervisors.

  • Required: (1) Doctorate degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology, (2) Master’s degree in Social Work or (3) Master’s degree in professional counseling or related field. 
  • Must be licensed in Maryland as a (1) Psychologist or must be eligible to be licensed as a psychologist in Maryland and obtain licensure within 2 years of hire, (2) Social Worker (LCSW-C) or must be eligible to obtain LCSW-C licensure within 1 year of hire or (3) Counselor (LCPC) or must be eligible to obtain LCPC within 1 year of hire.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of college student presenting concerns in individual and group counseling, with special expertise and experience working with Black students. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, campus departments, and student groups.
  • Ability to effectively engage audiences during presentations, including development and implementation of psycho-educational programming.
  • Commitment to actively engage in practice with diverse populations.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Commitment to one’s own ongoing development of multicultural competence as a professional.
  • Supervision of graduate student trainees is preferred.

Commensurate with experience.


To view complete posting and to apply, please visit, then enter requisition #34616 (Psychologist), #34316 (Social Worker) or #35836 (Counselor) in the "Search Staff Jobs” field.