The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth has exciting summer employment opportunities for professional counselors interested in working with a special population of academically advanced and twice-exceptional young learners.
For decades, CTY’s summer programs have provided a fun and enriching experience for the most academically gifted elementary, middle, and high school students in the world. As a CTY counselor, you provide short-term, goal-focused counseling services to students and support the residential and instructional staff in meeting the social, emotional, and educational needs of students.
As a highly visible member of the administrative team, academic counselors observe classes, visit residence halls, participate in student activities, facilitate workshops for students and staff, and maintain office hours. The academic counselor is the case manager for students with accommodations for disabilities and special needs.
In addition to a competitive salary, counselors receive housing and meals on campus. Opportunities are available for staff to work four or seven weeks. Positions are available at 24 residential and day program locations.
Successful candidates have graduate training in school counseling, social work, or related field with at least two years of work experience.
Experience in a boarding school, residential camp, or related environment.
Experience working with gifted students and/or training in the characteristics of gifted students,
Experience working with students with learning disabilities and special needs
Experience working as a member of an administrative/educational team
Ability to lead discussions, conduct brief workshops, and assist staff with issues related to adolescence, gifted and talented students, community building, conflict resolution, team building, positive discipline, suicide prevention, eating disorders, active listening skills, and classroom management
Strong communication skills
Terms of Employment
Salary ranges from $6,000 to $6,400 for a seven-week period, commensurate with education and experience.
Attendance the first weekend in June at an orientation in Baltimore, Friday to Sunday (no additional compensation, but CTY pays travel expenses and provides room and board).
Availability for occasional telephone consultations during the year, as needed.
Employees pay their travel to and from domestic program locations.
Travel assistance is provided for international travel to sites outside of North America.
Room and board are provided at residential sites.
Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.