Job Req ID:  111884

Associate Director of Assessment and Student Success

The Student Health and Well-Being Mental Health Services (SHWB-MHS) at The Johns Hopkins University seeks an energetic, organized, and motivated Associate Director of Assessment and Student Success to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment focused on delivering innovative mental healthcare and supporting the well-being of a diverse community of learners. Reporting to the Director of Clinical Services, the Associate Director of Assessment and Student Success will develop the Mental Health Services testing and assessment program and supervise a new team of 4-5 mental health professionals and occupational therapists who primarily support undergraduate students served by the newly expanded JHU Student Success initiative. The Mental Health Services aspect of the program provides testing and assessment services, executive functioning and time management coaching, occupational therapy, and individualized support for the unique needs of undergraduate students who identify as first-generation and/or limited income, on the neurodiversity spectrum, as well as those who may benefit from expanded resources to support their overall success at JHU. This position offers an exciting opportunity to collaborate with key partners in Student Affairs and to build a team of professionals who are passionate about taking a holistic approach to supporting the well-being of students.


The Associate Director of Assessment and Student Success swill supervise the mental health clinicians and occupational therapists who provide direct clinical services to students through the Mental Health Services arm of the Student Success initiative, as well as provide oversight of the enrollment, outreach, and day-to-day operations of the program. The Mental Health Services assessment program will provide equitable access to psychological testing for the purposes of diagnostic clarification, facilitation of treatment for attentional disorders and disability accommodations. The Associate Director of Assessment and Student Success will design psychological testing batteries, clinical interview and assessment report processes that will be administered by the incumbent and other psychologists and doctoral interns. The Associate Director of Assessment and Student Success will supervise trainees within the APA-accredited doctoral resident program and provide consultation to SHWB-MHS clinical staff on matters related to assessment and diagnosis.

The Associate Director of Assessment and Student Success serves as a member of the leadership team of Mental Health Services and will collaborate closely with all members of the MHS interdisciplinary team. This inaugural position will also interface closely with other university departments – such as Student Disability Services, Center for Student Success and academic and non-clinical case management staff to support learners as they navigate their academic programs.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • This position’s direct clinical service and supervisory responsibilities will be primarily based at the Homewood clinic but may provide virtual or in-person services at other locations in Maryland or Washington, D.C. depending on demand and specialty.
  • See minimum qualifications for required timeframes of licensure. Jurisdictions required, Maryland and Washington, D.C.


Supervision and Administrative Duties (50%)

  • Provides day-to-day oversight of assessment and operations and the MHS student success team.
  • Provides oversight and coordination of testing and assessment services; includes assigning and supervising cases within the APA-accredited training program.
  • Provides training and supervision to trainees related to all aspects of testing and assessment, such as selection of appropriate measures, clinical interviewing, administration, scoring, interpretation, testing report writing, and providing appropriate feedback to clients.
  • Serves as primary consultant to MHS clinical staff on testing, assessment and the treatment of ADHD, learning disabilities, and neurodivergence.
  • Collaborates closely with members of the MHS leadership team to support the integration of testing and assessment into the clinical service delivery model.
  • Leads assessment group consultation/supervision for staff and trainees.
  • Develops and oversees range of services provided by occupational therapists and mental health clinicians.
  • Manages the ordering, inventory and maintenance of testing and assessment materials.
  • Effectively manages direct reports, including onboarding, goal setting, performance evaluations, performance management, and related HR processes.
  • Participates in MHS recruitment and hiring processes.
  • Contributes to clinical policies, procedures, and other written materials specific to testing and assessment.
  • Generates reports and tracks key performance indicators related to the MHS elements of the Student Success initiative.
  • Actively contributes to committees and collaboration groups related to Student Success.


Direct Clinical Services (15-25%, Depending on Clinical Demand)

  • Creates a warm and welcoming clinical environment where clients feel supported and respected as they pursue their personal, academic, and professional goals.
  • Conducts diagnostic clinical interviews, utilizes collateral information and reviews relevant treatment records.
  • Administers multiculturally-informed psychological testing batteries (including but not limited to tests of intellectual functioning, learning and memory, reasoning and problem solving, visuospatial skills, language, attention, mood and personality).
  • Writes comprehensive assessment reports including diagnosis and treatment recommendations.
  • Collaborates with, and refers to, campus partners for support and accommodations based on testing and assessment outcomes.
  • Provides individualized coaching to address academic difficulties, compensatory strategies, executive functioning skills, and other sequelae of ADHD, learning disabilities and neurodivergence.
  • Assists students/learners with creating study plans and test-taking strategies; skills to manage procrastination; time management; organizational skills; and increasing understanding of individual needs.
  • Develops and supervises the delivery of skills-based group interventions for students/learners who are managing ADHD and/or learning disabilities.
  • Collaborates with providers within SHWB as an interdisciplinary treatment team.
  • Consults, as appropriate, with providers in the community to facilitate continuity of care.


Collaborative and Other Activities (25%)

  • Remains abreast of current literature and research on testing, assessment, and coaching related to ADHD, learning disabilities, and neurodivergence.
  • Facilitates outreach and opportunities for support of students outside the clinic, such as participation in the Chat with a Counselor program or population-specific skills training.
  • Participates in outreach and educational activities including resource fairs, community meetings, and training to JHU faculty, staff and students.
  • Contributes to professional development of trainees and SHWB staff through provision of didactic training and seminars.
  • Participates in case consultation, student risk management, peer chart reviews, and other departmental committees as directed.
  • Participates in intern and extern recruitment, selection, training, supervision, and evaluation.
  • Participates in MHS staff recruitment and hiring processes.
  • Participates in MHS leadership team call rotation.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Special Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities

  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of anti-oppression, inclusive excellence and diversity through involvement and participation in university and division-wide projects and initiatives.
  • Expertise in multiculturally-informed psychological testing, assessment and treatment of learning and attentional disorders or other relevant conditions, as well as expertise working with neurodivergent students and learners.
  • Thorough knowledge of commonly used psychological tests and assessment processes, including clinical interviews, diagnosis, treatment plan formulation and recommendations.
  • Experience with coaching and direct services to address time management, executive functioning support and related interventions.
  • Applicable knowledge of ADA or 504 of the Rehabilitation Act pertaining to student population with disabilities to best consult and work with campus partners from a multiculturally-informed, person-centered perspective.
  • Sophisticated written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to produce high-quality assessment reports and review recommendations with learners, parents, and other stakeholders as required.


Additional Information

  • The successful candidate will specialize in multiculturally-informed psychological testing, assessment and treatment of learning and attentional disorders and related conditions, as well as expertise working with neurodivergent students. In addition to psychological testing and assessment, the Associate Director will have experience with coaching and clinical services to students and learners focused on the management of attentional and executive functioning difficulties.
  • The successful candidate demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in clinical work and all professional activities.
  • This position will be primarily based at the Homewood campus, and may provide or supervise assessment and coaching services provided to all JHU campuses (Homewood, East Baltimore, Mt. Vernon and Washington, D.C) during the work week. Flexible hours are required at key times in the academic year (e.g. orientation and special events) including evenings and weekends. The Associate Director of Assessment and Student Success will be a member of the MHS leadership team call schedule, which provides consultative support to the JHU Behavioral Health Crisis Support Team and contracted on-call services.


Work Schedule

  • This position requires evening and weekend work dependent on the programmatic needs of the University and for activities during the academic year (e.g., orientation, special events, etc.)
  • One day of remote work is standard; additional remote days may be required or permitted based on operational needs.
  • This position is designated as a Required Attendance Employee, designated as vital to the operation of a work group, and may be required to work during a university closure in response to operational needs.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree in psychology from an APA-approved program and an APA approved (or equivalent) internship
  • Minimum of 5 years of post-licensure clinical experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of clinical supervisory experience
  • Minimum of 1 years of experience in a supervisory role responsible for the management and evaluation of employees.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience administering psychological tests and assessments and report writing.
  • Licensed as a psychologist in required jurisdiction(s) noted in job description or license-eligible (licensed as a psychologist in another jurisdiction, must obtain licensure in required jurisdiction(s) within 6 months of hire).


    Preferred Qualifications
    • Experience supervising trainees in testing, assessment, and clinical services.
    • Experience providing individualized coaching to address academic difficulties, compensatory strategies, executive functioning skills, and other sequelae of ADHD, learning disabilities and neurodivergence.
    • Clinical experience in a university setting strongly preferred.

     


     

    Classified Title: Assoc. Dir. Assessment & Student Success 
    Job Posting Title (Working Title): Associate Director of Assessment and Student Success   
    Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG  
    Starting Salary Range: Min $86,500 - Max $151,400 Annually ($115,000 budgeted; Commensurate with experience) 
    Employee group: Full Time 
    Schedule: Varies, Mon - Fri / 8:30 - 5:00 
    Exempt Status: Exempt 
    Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus 
    Department name: ​​​​​​​Mental Health Services 
    Personnel area: University Student Services 

     

    Total Rewards
    The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/

     

    Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
    JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

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    Total Rewards
    The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/.

    Accommodation Information
    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 Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit https://accessibility.jhu.edu/.

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