Sr. Clinical Social Worker and Coordinator of LGBTQ+ Services
Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 99297-en_US
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.
This Sr. Clinical Social Worker and Coordinator of LGBTQ+ Services 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.
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.
MSW from accredited university required.
Two or more years of case management experience in a healthcare or public welfare setting with knowledge of HIV, substance abuse, and psychiatric illness required.
LCSW-C License required in Maryland or license-eligible (licensed as a social worker in another state, licensed in Maryland within 6-months).
Classified Title: Sr. Clinical Social Worker Working Title: Sr. Clinical Social Worker and Coordinator of LGBTQ+ Services
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: $54,080-$74,390 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 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.
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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