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Job Req ID:  35836

Staff Counselor - Coordinator of Services to Black Students

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 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.  Our mission is to facilitate the personal growth and development of students. Our services are designed to enhance the personal and interpersonal development of students and to maximize their potential to benefit from the academic environment and experience. We further strive to foster a healthy, caring university community that is beneficial to the intellectual, emotional and physical development of students.

This Staff Counselor position will include a significant focus on coordinating services for African American/Black students.  This person is expected to work collaboratively within the CC, with other offices on campus and with the students themselves to develop programs and services designed to best meet the needs of the university’s African American and Black identified students.  As with all Counseling Center staff, this person will also operate as a generalist who provides a full range of services to the JHU student body, including individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, outreach, consultation, supervision, and training. The person in this position may be asked provide some services at other JHU locations in addition to the CC.


Note: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.


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 Black students.
  • Provides outreach, and consultation services to the university community, particularly for Black students.
  • Works collaboratively with other offices on campus to develop and provide a network of supportive services for Black students.
  • Provides after-hours on-call coverage (as backup to ProtoCall) in rotation with the rest of the clinical staff.
  • Shares expertise and provides training regarding the needs of Black students to CC staff, including CC doctoral interns, on topics such as racism, anti-blackness and racial trauma.



  • Master’s degree in Counseling required. Must be licensed as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Maryland.



  • Two to three years of directly related experience required.
  • Provision of individual and group counseling to a diverse population.
  • Development and implementation of psycho-educational programming
  • Provision of individual and group counseling to a college student population.


Special Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of college student presenting concerns in individual and group counseling, with special expertise and experience working with Black 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 diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Commitment to one’s own ongoing development of multicultural competence as a counselor.


Classified Title: Mental Health Therapist 
Working Title: Staff Counselor - Coordinator of Services to Black Students 
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC 
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: 37.5 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus 
Department name: 10001408-Counseling Center 
Personnel area: Student Health & Well-Being


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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