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PSCS A/D Associate Counselor Supervisor

Recruitment #18-004710-0001




This recruitment will be utilized to fill multiple vacancies within DPSCS for multiple counties within the State of Maryland. Please select all of the locations in which you will accept employment.


Anne Arundel

Baltimore City

Washington County

Main Purpose of Job

To assess all incoming inmates in a designated institution for substance abuse problems and provide counseling, intervention, intense treatment and rehabilitation services to those inmates with substance abuse disorder(s) which may also include inmates that are dually diagnosed.


Supervise and evaluate the work of assessment addiction counselors in the Office of Substance abuse treatment services to include client assessment reviews and monitors the administration of screening and assessment services. Insure compliance with COMAR standards for substance abuse counselor supervision.

Provide corrective recommendations for improving skills in the administration of substance abuse screenings and assessments.

 Assign task to addiction counselors related to data collection, reports, and the administration of substance abuse assessment services.

Conduct meetings to review and revise procedures for substance abuse screenings and assessment.

Review screenings and assessments completed to assure scoring accuracy.

Assist the Director of Substance Abuse Treatment Services and the Assistant Director of Substance Abuse Treatment Services in the implementation of statewide substance abuse assessment services that comply with the department’s strategy for providing assessments.  

Review screenings and assessments to ensure completed documentation within the required timeframe.

Maintain contact with internal external resources such as institutional case management managers to communicate for passes and assessment scores.

Participate in continued professional development through educational training.


Education: Master’s degree in a health and human services counseling field from a regionally accredited educational institution.

Experience: Successful completion of a minimum of 3,000 hours of supervised experience in counseling approved by the Board, including: (1) 2 years of supervised experience completed after the award of the master’s degree; and (2) 100 hours of face-to-face clinical supervision obtained during the 2-year post-master’s time period.

Notes:  An applicant holding a doctoral degree shall have completed not less than 2 years with a minimum of 2,000 hours of supervised experience, including 50 hours of face-to-face clinical supervision, in counseling approved by the Board, 1 year of which shall have been completed after the award of the doctoral degree.


Applicants must meet this selective qualification to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Must possess a license in clinical alcohol and drug counseling (LCADC)


6 months of supervisory experience.


1. In accordance with Health Occupations Title 17 and Code of Maryland Regulations 10.58.07, candidates placed in this classification must be either certified by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists as a Certified Professional Counselor-Alcohol and Drug.  

2. Employees 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.  


1.      Candidates must possess graded courses in management and supervision as defined by the Abuse Administration (ADAA), Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.  This training must be approved by ADAA.  Inquiries concerning this training must be addressed to the Office of Education and Training for Addiction Services, 55 Wade Avenue, Catonsville, Maryland  21228.  

2.      Employees are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.


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 the above closing date.

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

The resulting eligible list will be used to fill current and future vacancies in this job classification. Applicants certified to this list will remain eligible for one year.



To submit qualifying documents; the preferred method is to upload them using the "other" tab on the online application. However, if you’re unable to upload your documents, please fax requested information only to 410-585-0570 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information, recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). We will not consider information submitted after the closing date of this announcement.


Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.


Online applications are STRONGLY recommended; if you do not have internet access, please mail the Maryland State Application (paper) by the closing date to:

HRSD-Recruitment & Examination

ATTN: K. Hare

300 East Joppa Road, Suite 1000

Towson, MD 21286


For more information, please call 410-339-4215

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

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