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Mental Health Services Clinician/Liaison to International Students

Johns Hopkins University
East Case, MD
Closing date
Jul 16, 2024

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Job Req ID: 114331

Mental Health Services Clinician/Liaison to International Students

Student Health and Well-being (SHWB) Mental Health Services at Johns Hopkins University seeks an energetic, organized, and motivated Mental Health Services (MHS) Clinician/Liaison to International Students 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 Associate Director of Outreach, the MHS Clinician/Liaison to International Students is part of a growing team of clinicians focused on outreach and support for students and learners who may under-utilize traditional mental health services.

The MHS Clinician/Liaison to International Students will focus on utilizing generalist clinical skills and experience, along with expertise in outreach and consultation as essential mental health interventions. This position will work collaboratively within the MHS outreach team, as well as with students, student organizations, and offices across the university to develop relationships, programs, and services designed to best meet the needs of the university's international student population. As with all staff within Mental Health Services, this MHS Clinician/Liaison to International Students will also operate as a generalist who provides a full range of clinical services including initial consultations, individual goal-directed therapy, workshops, groups, and crisis intervention. This position will also demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in clinical work and all professional activities.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities
  • This position's direct clinical service responsibilities will be split between the Homewood and East Baltimore campuses, and may provide some virtual or in-person services in Washington, D.C. See minimum qualifications for required timeframes of licensure. Jurisdictions required - Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Direct Clinical Service (50-55%)
  • Creates a warm and welcoming clinical environment where clients feel supported and respected as they pursue their personal, academic, and professional goals.
  • Provides multiculturally informed direct clinical services, including goal-oriented approaches to initial consultations, intake assessments, single-session therapy, individual counseling, group and relationship counseling, and crisis intervention for a diverse community of undergraduate, graduate and professional students and learners.
  • Utilizes both flexible and goal-oriented approaches to individual treatment, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and interpersonal therapy, often in collaboration with treating psychiatrists.
  • Collaborates with providers within SHWB as an interdisciplinary treatment team, including therapists, psychiatric providers, primary care clinicians, case management, and disability services staff.
  • Provides clinical case management to support connections to appropriate resources and bridge clients to care.
  • Consults, as appropriate, with providers in the community to facilitate continuity of care.

Outreach (25-30%)
  • Develops, implements, and integrates evaluation feedback for psycho-educational workshops and other presentations for JHU students and learners with a special emphasis on prevention and intervention efforts for international students.
  • Develops and facilitates opportunities for informal interactions with students to reduce barriers to counseling, which may include offering drop-in and chat hours, attending student events, and participating in a range of student-led and student-focused programs.
  • Maintains a visible presence through participation in outreach and educational activities, including resource fairs, heritage events, and community activities.
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of international student holistic needs through meetings and collaborations with students, campus partners, and the broader community of JHU to help eliminate barriers to counseling and mental health services.
  • Generates content for MHS social media related to the mental health of international students.
  • Makes the lead in developing and maintaining partnerships with students, student organizations, and university-wide groups for international students.
  • Works collaboratively with the Office of International Students, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Center for Student Success, and other offices to develop a network of support services to proactively address the holistic well-being needs of international students.

Collaborative and Other Activities (20%)
  • Remains abreast of current literature and research on student behavioral health and evidence-based intervention strategies.
  • Contributes to the professional development of trainees and SHWB staff through the provision of didactic training and seminars, including topics such as racism and racial trauma.
  • Participates in case consultation, student risk management, peer chart reviews, and other departmental committees as directed.
  • Participates in clinical training programs; licensed psychologists will enter the pool of available individual supervisors for the APA-approved psychology internship training program after 2 years of post-licensure experience.
  • Works collaboratively with campus partners to support both the clinical and programmatic needs of students and learners.
  • Participates in MHS recruitment and hiring processes.
  • Completes documentation and administrative duties in accordance with MHS policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Special Knowledge, Skills & 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.
  • Knowledge of priorities and concerns specific to international students and learners, including visa and immigration considerations.
  • Ability to create and develop new programs with a level of independence and initiative.
  • Experience independently executing psycho-educational presentations, programs, and events for a wide audience.
  • Specialized training, interest, and/or experience working with international student populations.
  • Bilingual proficiency is highly desirable.

Additional Information

  • This is a 37.5-hour/week position. One evening clinic per week (until 7 pm) may be required; additional flexible schedule options may be available.
  • This position requires evening and weekend work dependent on the programmatic needs of the University and for activities during the academic year (orientation, special events, etc.).
  • One day of remote work is standard; additional remote days may be required or permitted based on operational needs.
  • This is a 12-month position, a year-round position.
  • This position is designated as a Required Attendance Employee, designated as vital to the operation of a workgroup, so may be required to work during a university closure in response to operational needs.
  • Work split between 3101 N. Charles St Baltimore 21218 and 933 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore 21218

About Johns Hopkins University Division of Student Health and Well-being

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.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in Counseling, Psychology, or Social Work from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 2 years post-graduate clinical experience.
  • Independently licensed as a mental health provider in primary required jurisdiction(s) noted in prior to start date; licensure in additionally required jurisdiction(s) required within 6 months of hire.

  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in psychology from an APA-accredited program and completion of an APA internship.
  • If eligibility is based on a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in psychology, post-grad experience is not required to meet the minimum qualifications.
  • Recent doctoral graduate hires must obtain licensure as a psychologist in a minimum of one required jurisdiction(s) noted in the job description within 12 months of hire; licensure in additional required jurisdictions is required within 2 years of hire.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctoral Degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) from an accredited program.
  • Licensed as a psychologist in required jurisdiction(s) noted in the job description or license-eligible (must obtain licensure in required jurisdiction(s) within 6 months of hire).
  • Clinical experience in a university setting is strongly preferred.

Classified Title: Mental Health Services Clinician

Job Posting Title (Working Title): Mental Health Services Clinician/Liaison to International Students

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME

Starting Salary Range: $64,000 - $112,200 Annually (Commensurate with experience)

Employee group: Full Time

Schedule: Varies, M-F / 8:30am-6pm, Some Evenings

Exempt Status: Exempt

Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus

Department name: Mental Health Services

Personnel area: University Student Services

Total Rewards

The referenced base salary range represents the low and high end of Johns Hopkins University's salary range for this position. Not all candidates will be eligible for the upper end of the salary range. Exact salary will ultimately depend on multiple factors, which may include the successful candidate's geographic location, skills, work experience, market conditions, education/training and other qualifications. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

Education and Experience Equivalency

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.

Applicants Completing Studies

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.

Background Checks

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

Diversity and Inclusion

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

EEO is the Law

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 For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit

Vaccine Requirements

Johns Hopkins University strongly encourages, but no longer requires, at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. We still require all faculty, staff, and students to receive the seasonal flu vaccine. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. This change does not apply to the School of Medicine (SOM). SOM hires must be fully vaccinated with an FDA COVID-19 vaccination and provide proof of vaccination status. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit and all other JHU applicants should visit

The following additional provisions may apply, depending upon campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

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.

Hybrid: On-site 3-4 days a week

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