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COORDINATOR SPECIAL PROGRAMS HEALTH SERVICES II, Mental Health

PART-TIME CONTRACTUAL

Recruitment #18-002721-0009

GRADE

13

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH, Frederick County Health Department, Frederick, MD

Main Purpose of Job

A Coordinator Special Programs Health Services II, Mental Health is the full performance level of work coordinating programs in the Department of Health. The Kids Like Us program (KLU) provides free counseling support in small groups of children and youth adversely impacted by the substance misuse of a caretaker or close family member. KLU is school-based (Frederick County, MD) during the school year and community-based during the summer months. Over the past few years KLU has been expanding to reach more students in additional schools. This position will provide the services of this established selective prevention program. Our staff provides trauma-informed group services to students in grades 4 and above with a variety of mental health and human development needs including trauma, depression, anxiety, problematic behaviors, loss, and grief. Sessions take place in public schools and KLU provides mileage reimbursement and all supplies and materials. Our team members offer a consistent presence in the lives of those we serve by following students within their school feeder patterns through elementary, middle, and high school and offering summer programming. This is a part-time contractual position working 24 hours per week.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:    Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in nursing, social work, psychology, education, counseling or a related field.  A copy of your transcript must be attached to the application. 

Experience:  Two years of professional experience in health services, one year of which must have been in the option for which application is made.

NOTES:

1. Applicants may substitute a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a health or human service field for one year of the required general experience.

2. Experience in the option must be as follows: professional work related to treatment and services for mentally ill patients.

3. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in another field plus one additional year of professional experience in health services may be substituted for the specific degree.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Health Care Administration classifications or Civil Affairs Specialist specialty codes in the health related field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred applicant should have a master's degree in art therapy, counseling, social work, or related field; supervised clinical experience with youth ages 8 - 14; strong group facilitation and communication skills; knowledge of the impact of substance abuse and addiction on children/families or experience providing substance abuse treatment or recovery services; Maryland license as a professional or graduate clinical art therapist (LCPAT or LGPAT), counselor (LCPC or LGPC), or social worker (LGSW or LCSW-C).

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. 

If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689.  Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251. 

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov.  Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a temporary/contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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.