State of Maryland

ALCOHOL AND DRUG PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR SUPERVISOR (#006820)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $47,795.00-$76,513.00 Yearly


GRADE

17

CLASS ATTRIBUTES

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE            BARGAINING UNIT:  X

NATURE OF WORK

The Alcohol and Drug (A/D) Professional Counselor Supervisor is the supervisory level of work, at the certified Master's Degree level, counseling clients with substance use disorders by using intervention, treatment and rehabilitation. Employees in this classification supervise lower-level Alcohol and Drug Professional Counselors and other professional level counselors.

Employees receive general supervision from a program administrator. Employees in this classification may be required to work evenings and weekends. The work is performed in State addictions programs located in State institutions, facilities and offices including inpatient and outpatient facilities, halfway house facilities and community-based programs.

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 the classification specification.

The Alcohol and Drug Professional Counselor Supervisor is differentiated from the Alcohol and Drug Professional Counselor Advanced in that the Alcohol and Drug Professional Counselor Supervisor has supervisory responsibility for lower-level Alcohol and Drug Professional Counselors and other professional level counselors while the Alcohol and Drug Professional Counselor Advanced performs an advanced level of professional alcohol and drug counseling work in a specialty area.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Plans, coordinates, supervises and evaluates the work of lower-level Alcohol and Drug Counselors, other professional level counselors and related support staff;

Trains lower-level Alcohol and Drug Counselors and related support staff;

Conducts staff meetings to interpret policies and procedures, reviews progress reports and coordinates other phases of the addictions program;

Reviews case material to assure compliance to standards and procedures for providing addiction services;

Represents the agency in cooperative relationships with other agencies and institutions;

Assists in planning and conducting in-service training activities for Alcohol and Drug Counselors and other health services personnel;

Makes recommendations in regard to personnel or budgetary needs;

Reviews and evaluates policies and procedures and makes recommendations to improve the quality of staff performance and client services;

Provides counseling and case management services to clients with substance use disorders with the most complex problems as defined by standard treatment criteria;

Coordinates all treatment activities with services provided to the client by other resources and collaborates with other disciplines involved in providing client treatment;

Evaluates client progress in implementing the treatment plan and makes appropriate changes to ensure progress;

Provides group counseling to clients with substance use disorders;

Adheres to accepted ethical and behavioral standards of conduct and participates in continuing professional development;

May direct the work of component addictions programs for clients with substance use disorders;

Performs other related duties.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

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

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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 and General Requirements for a classification in the Management Service.   Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; specific Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

This is a Professional Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Professional Service positions.  Some positions in Professional 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 from collective bargaining. Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and therefore, all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Date Revised

May 30, 2017

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 006820; EST: ; REV: 5/30/2017;

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