Job DescriptionThe 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 through 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. This Mental Health Therapist and Coordinator of LGBTQ+ position will focus primarily on providing services for graduate and professional students, trainees, postdoctoral fellows and house staff on the East Baltimore campus who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community. 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 who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Consults with clients about affirming surgical procedures and the psychological considerations of medical intervention in compliance with the WPATH standards of care. Provides documentation when deemed clinically appropriate.
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 LGBTQ+ community members outside the clinic, such as participation in the Chat with a Counselor program or population-specific skills trainings. In particular, the successful candidate will be familiar with common challenges faced by LGBTQ+ folks, and actively engage the community in novel ways to cultivate a culture of well-being and support.
In collaboration with other LGBTQ+ coordinators, provides trainings and workshops for SHWB staff on topics relevant to working with members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Demonstrates commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in clinical work and all professional activities.
Serves on the Gender Affirming Care team.
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 the LGBTQ+ community, 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.
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.
Must possess the ability to function independently, clinical supervision and consultation will be provided.
Experience with PC, facsimile, photocopier, telephone, video conference.
Masters' Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or a closely related field.
Must be licensed as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Maryland at time of hire.
Two years related experience including experience in eating disorders and other weight related issues required.
Proven ability to treat and relate effectively to a wide variety of people of various ages, backgrounds and lived experience, including an understanding and appreciation of intersecting identities.
Clinical experience working with members of the LGBTQ+ community in a mental health service setting.