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.
We are seeking a Learning Specialist. This Learning Specialist position will provide coaching, programs, and support for students with ADHD learning disabilities. Reporting to the Senior Associate Director of Clinical Services for Student Health and Well-Being Mental Health, the successful candidate will consult and work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of colleagues to coordinate care and support for students. Students' ADHD and learning disabilities can intersect with compounding factors such as co-occurring mental health challenges, academic probation, return from leave status, historically marginalized identities, and other stressors. The Learning Specialist will design and execute programs to support the development of strategies to address academic challenges and increase student/learner skills. The person in this position will spend 60% of time on the Homewood campus, and 40% on the East Baltimore medical campus. Occasionally, it may be necessary to provide programs or services in Washington, D.C. Flexible hours are required at key times in the academic year (e.g. orientation and special events) including evenings and weekends.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Creates a warm and welcoming environment where students/learners feel supported and respected as they pursue their personal, academic, and professional goals.
Determines students' learning and skill targets by interpreting neuropsychological or psycho-educational evaluations, interviews, collateral contacts, and the use of relevant structured tools and assessments.
Provides individualized coaching to address academic difficulties, compensatory strategies, executive functioning skills, and other sequelae of ADHD and/or learning disabilities.
Assists students/learners with creating study plans and test-taking strategies; skills to manage procrastination; time management; organizational skills; and increasing understanding of individual needs.
Develops and executes a range of skills-based group interventions for students/learners who are managing ADHD and/or learning disabilities.
Communicates and develops collaborative working relationships across the University, including with Homewood Academic Support, to facilitate students/learners in self-advocacy and connect to other campus resources.
Collaborates closely with Student Disability Services.
Provides trainings to SHWB Mental Health Services staff on working with students with ADHD and learning disabilities and best practices for addressing co-morbid mental health concerns.
Maintains knowledge of academic programs across the University to effectively tailor interventions to student/learner needs.
Maintains current knowledge the ADAAA and other laws relating to disability in higher education, as well as the ability to explain them and the implications for students with learning disabilities and/or ADHD.
Stays up-to-date on research and evidence-based approaches for adolescents and young adults with learning disabilities and/or ADHD.
Other duties as assigned.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Special training and/or relevant certifications related to ADHD and learning disabilities is strongly preferred.
Excellent group facilitation skills, as well as the ability to work one-on-one.
Experience providing services to college and professional students is strongly preferred.
Commitment to actively engage in practice with diverse populations, and to one's own ongoing development of multicultural competence as a professional.
PC, facsimile, photocopier, telephone, video conference.
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; consultation and general supervision will be provided.
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Starting Date: as soon as possible.
Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; some after-hours and weekend work is expected based on the programmatic needs of the University during the academic year (e.g. orientation, special events, etc.)
Master's Degree in counseling, education, special education, applied educational psychology or related field is required.
Two years of experience in coaching or as a learning specialist teaching skills related to ADHD and learning disabilities is required.
This position does not allow for education or experience substitutions.
Three or more years of experience in coaching or as a learning specialist teaching skills related to ADHD and learning disabilities preferred.
Proven ability to relate effectively to a wide variety of people of various ages, backgrounds and lived experience, including an understanding and appreciation of intersecting identities.
Classified Title: Clinical Services Learning Specialist Working Title: ADHD and Learning Specialist Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: $54,080 - $74,390 - $94,710 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30-5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Homewood Campus Department name: 60012201-UHS - Mental Health Personnel area: University Student Services
Total Rewards The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/
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 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.
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