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Job Req ID:  99296

Mental Health Therapist

The Johns Hopkins University Student Health & Well-Being practice group supports well-being, primary care and mental health services for JHU students and learners across all nine schools within the University. Our integrated service delivery model provides dynamic health and well-being promotion, support and programming, student disability services including guidance and resources, and in-person primary and mental health care options at our clinics as well as remote support though phone and online resources.

We are committed to recruiting, hiring, and supporting the professional development of a diverse team of practitioners and support staff who bring a range of intersecting identities as well as personal and professional experiences to their roles. The Johns Hopkins University comprises undergraduate and graduate students and learners from across the globe, and the division of Student Health and Well-being prioritizes innovative care delivery models to meet the evolving needs of our stakeholders and to support the development and sustainability of well-being.

We are seeking a Mental Health Therapist who will focus primarily on providing services for students, trainees, post-doctoral fellows, and house staff on the East Baltimore campus. Reporting to the Clinical Director of the University Health Services Mental Health clinic in East Baltimore, this staff member will provide direct and indirect clinical services, crisis intervention, outreach, and consultation. The successful candidate will consult and work collaboratively with colleagues to provide culturally competent, evidence-based care.

It is anticipated that the person in this position may provide some services at other campus locations in Baltimore and Washington, DC when coverage needs arise. Flexible hours are required at key times in the academic year (e.g. orientation and special events) including evenings and weekends.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides clinical services, including initial consultations, individual counseling, and crisis intervention to JHU students, with a special emphasis on services for graduate and professional students, trainees, post-doctoral fellows, and house staff on the medical campus.

  • Creates a warm and welcoming clinical environment where clients feel supported and respected as they pursue their personal, academic, and professional goals.
  • Utilizes goal-oriented approaches to treatment including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and interpersonal therapy, often in collaboration with treating psychiatrists.

  • Assesses the needs of clients with treating psychiatrist to determine therapy frequency, duration, and scope.

  • Collaborates with campus partners to provide outreach and opportunities for support of students outside the clinic, such as participation in the Chat with a Counselor program or population-specific skills trainings.

  • Demonstrates commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in clinical work and all professional activities.

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

  • Works to remain up to date in the literature on the needs of college and professional students, fellows and trainees; researches and executes evidence-based strategies and interventions targeted toward this population.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Experience providing services to college and professional students is strongly preferred.
  • Possess the ability to work with a wide range of presenting concerns in individual and group counseling.
  • 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, and to one’s own ongoing development of multicultural competence as a professional.

Machines and/or Equipment Used

  • PC, facsimile, photocopier, telephone, video conference.

Computer or other Special Requirements

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and facility in emails is required. Knowledge of Excel helpful.
  • Experience with electronic medical record systems is strongly preferred; training will be provided for SHWB platform

Degree of Independent Action Performed

  • Must possess the ability to function independently; clinical supervision and consultation will be provided.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Masters' Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or a closely related field.
  • Two years related experience.
  • Must be licensed as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Maryland at time of hire.

*Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.




Classified Title: Mental Health Therapist   
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC  
Starting Salary Range: $46,560-$64,100 Annually (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: ​​​​​​​Hybrid/School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​UHS - Mental Health 
Personnel area: University Student Services 


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:
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.


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


The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.


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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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