State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $39,768.00-$62,882.00 Yearly






A Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) Specialist II is the full performance level of work developing, coordinating and providing specialized programs and distinct interventions unique to the individual physical, mental, learning and social development and treatment needs according to the treatment plan for seriously mentally ill children and adolescents.  The work of the classification may be in State inpatient, residential, community-based or in-home treatment settings.  Employees in this class do not supervise other CAMH Specialists but may supervise assigned support staff.            

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a licensed health professional, or a mental health professional.  Employees may be assigned to day, evening or rotating shifts to include holidays and weekends and are subject to call-in and overtime based on staffing needs and program responsibilities.  Employees may be required to restrain clients displaying violent or aggressive behavior.  The work may involve lifting wheelchairs and other heavy objects.  

Positions in this classification are evaluated using the classification job evaluation methodology.  The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work Sections of a class specification.             

The CAMH Specialist I and the CAMH Specialist II are differentiated on the basis of degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees.  The CAMH Specialist I performs duties under close supervision at times and under general supervision at times depending on the complexity of the specific duty being performed and the CAMH Specialist II performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision.


Provides educational support services for seriously mentally ill children and adolescents through one-on-one tutoring, group tutoring, classroom assistance and homework assistance;

Plans, develops, coordinates and implements daily educational, recreational, social and physical programs and experiences suited to varied individual and group needs of seriously mentally ill children and adolescents;

Participates and interacts with clients in planned, structured activities such as community meetings, community outings, substance abuse groups, therapeutic recreation groups, and remotivation activities and models appropriate coping, problem solving and social skills;

Observes and documents clients’ behavior, staff interventions performed, and clients’ progress and development related to the goals of the individual treatment plan and the individual education plan;

Participates in multidisciplinary team and staff meetings and in-service training activities;

Assists professional staff in the collection of data for Quality Improvement monitoring and evaluation and for Utilization Review and assists in the development and implementation of quality improvement standards, policies and procedures;

Presents in-service training;

Performs other related duties.


Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.


Class Descriptions are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies.  Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position. 

Class Descriptions provide information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work, General Requirements and Acknowledgements.  The Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

This is a Skilled Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Skilled Service positions.  Some positions in Skilled Service classifications may be designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.

This classification is not assigned to a bargaining unit, as indicated by the designation of S (Supervisor), M (Manager), T (Agency Head), U (Board or Commission Member), W (Student), X (Used by Agency or Excluded by Executive Order), or Z (Confidential).  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Employees in this classification are eligible to receive overtime compensation.  An employee who works more than the normal workweek is entitled to be compensated for that overtime, as provided by the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 8-305.

Date Revised

January 12, 2018

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 006421; EST: ; REV: 1/12/2018;

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