Staff Counselor - Coordinator of Services for Athletes (Embedded Position)

Johns Hopkins University,

Student Health and Well-Being: Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Wed, Apr 14th, '21


May 15, 2021

Start Date:

August, 2021

Last Updated:

Wed, Apr 14th, '21

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  • Full Time

General Summary:

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 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 embedded counselor position will focus on developing and providing supportive services for student-athletes. The person in this position will provide direct clinical services in a dedicated office in the Ralph S. O’Connor Center for Recreation and Well-Being, and they will be expected to provide psychoeducational programming and indirect clinical services in various locations in the O’Connor Center and the Newton White Athletic Center. This person is expected to consult with and work collaboratively with the Athletics Department to develop systems and programs designed to serve JHU student-athletes. This person will have a non-clinical supervisor within the Athletics Department, but they will be an employee of the CC, will have a supervisor within the CC, and will operate under the same confidentiality rules that apply to all CC providers. In order to best meet the needs of the student-athlete population, this position is expected to routinely include work outside of the CC hours of operation.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provides multi-culturally informed direct clinical services, including initial consultations, intake assessments, individual counseling, group counseling, relationship counseling and crisis intervention to a diverse body of JHU student-athletes. These services will be provided at the Ralph S. O’Connor Center for Recreation and Well-Being.
  • Provides psychoeducational workshops, outreach, and consultation services to the Athletics community. In addition to programming targeted toward the student-athletes, programming will be provided to coaches, sports performance staff, and administrators to help them best support the student-athletes and reduce barriers to counseling.
  • Provides and participates in opportunities for less formal interactions with student-athletes, including informal drop-in hours focused on the reduction of barriers to counseling, and attendance at games, practices, and/other athletics events.
  • Works collaboratively and consults with sports performance staff, Student-Athlete Development, Coaches, and Administrators in the Department of Athletics to develop and provide a network of supportive services for student-athletes.
  • Serves on the Student-Athlete Wellness Team, and collaborates with colleagues across campus regarding best practices and supportive services for student-athletes
  • Provides afterhours (as backup to ProtoCall) on-call shifts, in rotation with the rest of the clinical staff.
  • Shares expertise and provides training regarding student-athletes to CC staff, including CC doctoral interns.
  • Works to remain up-to-date regarding the literature on the needs of student-athletes and research supported strategies and interventions for this population.
  • Attends all relevant Counseling Center meetings, including ongoing supervision, and professional development programming on-site at the CC.
  • Provides services to the wider student population if the need arises and availability allows.

This position serves 3 schools within Johns Hopkins University:

  • The Krieger School—made up of 22 departments and 33 centers, programs, and institutes—is home to students interested in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.
  • The Whiting School, a global leader in innovation and research, teaches students to think creatively while drawing upon mathematics and scientific principles to tackle difficult, real-world problems.
  • Founded in 1857 as America’s first academy of music, Peabody trains musicians and dancers of every age and at every level through its degree-granting Conservatory and its community-based Preparatory.


  • Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology and must be either (1) licensed as a psychologist in Maryland or (2) eligible to be licensed as a psychologist in Maryland and obtain licensure within 2 years of hire, or
  • Master’s degree in Social Work or Counseling and must be either (1) licensed as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) or a Licensed Certified Social Worker – Clinical (LCSW-C) in Maryland or (2) eligible to obtain LCPC or LCSW-C licensure in Maryland and obtain licensure within 1 year of hire. Two years of experience providing clinical services is required.


  • Experience providing services, including counseling, outreach and consultation, to student-athletes.
  • Experience providing services to college students.
  • Experience in collegiate athletics preferred.

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 student-athletes.
  • 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 counselor.
  • Specialized training and/or certification in mental skills for athletes and/or sport psychology valued.

Commensurate with experience.


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