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MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR ADVANCED

Recruitment #18-000313-0004

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

J. Deweese Carter Youth Center

P.O. Box 229

300 Scheeler Road

Chestertown, MD 21620

Main Purpose of Job

The Mental Health Professional Counselor Advanced practices at the Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor level. The Mental Health Professional Counselor Advanced will provide counseling services to youth under the supervision of the Maryland Dept. of Juvenile Services. The Mental Health Professional Counselor Advanced represents the Behavioral Health team in committed facilities providing mental health and substance abuse services to identified youth, completing forensic and placement assessments, crisis counseling, on-call and recommending youth for services that will meet their needs. The highly desired applicant will possess experience providing mental health or substance abuse treatment to adolescents in a juvenile justice setting.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Determined by the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists under the requirements for Certified Professional Counselors.

Experience: Two years of experience providing professional counseling to clients with mental health disorders by using assessment, evaluation, intervention, rehabilitation and treatment regimens.

Notes: 1. These requirements are established by the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists. The Department of Budget and Management, Office of Personnel Services and Benefits does not have the authority to accept substitutions or equivalents.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Mental or Behavioral Health Counseling classifications or Mental or Behavioral Health Nursing and Specialist specialty codes in the counseling field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience. 

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience assessing and providing therapy to population of adolescents with mental health or substance abuse disorders in the Juvenile Justice system.  

Experience working with an adolescent population with mental health and or substance abuse issues.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. In accordance with Health Occupations Title 17 and Code of Maryland Regulations 10.58.01.05, candidates placed in this classification must be licensed by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.

2. Candidates appointed to positions in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment will be a rating of your application based on your education, training, and experience as it relates to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate educational and employment information on your application. Please report all related experience and education.  Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show how you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.

For education obtained outside the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service.

This list will be used by DJS hiring agency to select employees.  

Please complete the supplemental questionnaire, if applicable. They will be used when rating applications. Please note that your answers on the supplemental questionnaire must correspond to the information provided on your application to receive credit. Missing supplemental questionnaires may affect application ratings. 

If you are a Veteran applying for this position, please submit your DD 214 Long Form with your application to receive proper credit.  

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is strongly urged. However, if you are unable to apply on line you may mail a paper application and copy of license to the address below or fax a paper application and copy of license to the fax number below. If you choose to fax or use regular mail, you must include on each page of the attachment your First and Last Name, the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin and the last 4 digits of your SS#. The paper application, copy of license and any additional pages you wish to attach to show how you meet the qualifications for this recruitment must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for this recruitment.  No postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted:

  Maryland Department of Juvenile Services

  OHR-Recruitment & Examination Unit

  One Center Plaza

  120 W. Fayette St

  Baltimore, MD 21201

  Attn: Linda Padgett

  Fax number 410-333-4188

  TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please, contact DJS Office of Human Resources at djs.ohr@maryland.gov.  Include the Recruitment Title/Number that is located at the top of the bulletin.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies. 

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.