Staff Counselor/Coordinator of Services for FLI (First Generation, Low Income) Students

Johns Hopkins University,

Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Thu, Feb 4th, '21


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Start Date:

June 2020.

Last Updated:

Thu, Feb 4th, '21


The Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center (CC) provides services to students in full-time graduate and undergraduate academic programs in the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering located on the Homewood campus, as well as the Peabody Institute of Music.

This Staff Counselor position will focus primarily on developing and providing services for first- generation/limited-income students.  This person is expected to work collaboratively with other offices on campus to develop systems and programs that will be particularly, but not exclusively, supportive for first- generation/limited-income students.  The approach will emphasize capitalizing on the students’ resilience and other skills and capacities that have brought them to JHU. As with all Counseling Center staff, this person will also operate as a generalist who provides a full range of clinical services including individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, outreach, consultation, supervision, and training.  As one of the CC positions that includes a heavy emphasis on community outreach, collaboration and consultation, this counselor will devote approximately 25-40% of their time to direct clinical services (including initial clinical assessments, individual and group counseling, and crisis intervention).  It is anticipated that the person in this position will provide some services at other locations around campus outside 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 first- generation/limited-income (FLI) students.

·       Provides outreach and consultation services to the university community, particularly regarding the unique challenges faced by FLI students.

·       Provides and participates in opportunities for less formal interactions with FLI students outside of the CC.

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

·       Develops close collaborative ties to offices on campus that serve FLI students; in particular, maintains a strong presence in the Center for Student Success as a hub for FLI students.

·       Provides afterhours (as backup to ProtoCall) on-call shifts, in rotation with the rest of the clinical staff.

·       Shares expertise and provides training regarding FLI students to CC staff, including CC doctoral interns.

·       Works to remain up-to-date regarding the literature on the needs of FLI students and research supported strategies and interventions targeted at this population.



Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology or Master’s degree in Social Work or Counseling required. Must be eligible to be licensed as a Psychologist, Certified Social Worker – Clinical (LCSW-C) or Counselor (LCPC) in Maryland and obtain licensure within 2 years of hire.


·       Experience providing services to FLI students.

·       Experience providing services to college students.


Special Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities:

·       Possess the ability to work with a wide range of college student presenting concerns in individual and group counseling, with special expertise and experience working with FLI students.

·       Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, campus departments, and student groups.

·       Ability to effectively engage audiences during presentations.

·       Commitment to actively engage in practice with diverse populations.

·       Commitment to one’s own ongoing development of multicultural competence as a professional.


Commensurate with experience.


To view complete posting and to apply, please visit, then enter requisition numbers #48416 (Psychologist), #48417 (Social Worker) or #48836 (Mental Health Therapist).  Please include a cover letter with your application materials.