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Job Req ID:  48416

Staff Psychologist - FLI Students

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 Staff Psychologist position will focus primarily on developing and providing services for first- generation/limited-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/limited-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.  As one of the CC positions that includes a heavy emphasis on community outreach, collaboration and consultation, this counselor will devote approximately 25-40% of their time to direct clinical services (including initial clinical assessments, individual and group counseling, and crisis intervention).  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/limited-income (FLI) students.
  • Provides outreach, and consultation services to the university community, particularly regarding the unique challenges faced by FLI students.
  • Provides and participates in opportunities for less formal interactions with FLI students outside of the CC.
  • Works collaboratively with other offices on campus to develop and provide a network of supportive services for FLI students.
  • Develops close collaborative ties to offices on campus that serve FLI students; in particular, maintains a strong presence in the Center for Student Success as a hub for FLI 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 FLI students to CC staff, including CC doctoral interns.
  • Works to remain up-to-date regarding the literature on the needs of FLI students and research supported strategies and interventions targeted at this population.


Minimum Qualifications:


Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology required. Must be eligible to be licensed as a Psychologist in Maryland and obtain licensure within 2 years of hire.


  • Experience providing services to FLI students.
  • Experience providing services to college students.

Additional 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 FLI 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.


Application Deadline:  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please include a cover letter with your application materials.


Classified Title:  Staff Psychologist   ​​
Working Title: Staff Psychologist - FLI Students  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME 
Starting Salary Range: Competitive; Commensurate with experience
Employee Group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: Homewood Campus 
Department name: Counseling Center 
Personnel Area: Johns Hopkins University


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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