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Johns Hopkins University Staff Counselor - Social Worker in Baltimore, Maryland

General Summary:

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, as well as the Peabody Institute of Music.

This Staff Counselor position will focus primarily on developing and providing services for first generation/low 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/low 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. 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/low income students.

  • Provides outreach, and consultation services to the university community, particularly regarding the unique challenges faced by first generation/low income students.

  • Provides and participates in opportunities for less formal interactions with first generation/low income students outside of the CC.

  • Operates a Chat with a Counselor location (based on the Let’s Talk model) at a location(s) that will best serve first generation/low income students.

  • Works collaboratively with other offices on campus to develop and provide a network of supportive services for first generation/low income 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 first generation/low income students to CC staff, including CC doctoral interns.

  • Works to remain up-to-date regarding the literature on the needs of first generation/low income students and research supported strategies and interventions targeted at this population.


  • Master’s degree in Social Work required. Must be licensed as a Certified Social Worker – Clinical (LCSW-C) in Maryland or eligible to obtain LCSW-C licensure within 1 year of hire.


  • Experience providing services to first generation/low income 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 first generation/low income 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 psychologist or social worker.

Classified Title: Clinical Social Worker

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC

Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Employee group: Full Time

Schedule: Mon - Thurs 8:30-6:00 and Fri 8:30-5:00

Exempt Status: Exempt

Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus

Department name: 10001408-Counseling Center

Personnel area: Homewood Student Affairs

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu . For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.