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Behavioral Health Coordinator

Recruitment #20-001340-0003




MDH St. Mary's County Health Department, Leonardtown MD

Main Purpose of Job

This is a full service position involving case management and care coordination for individuals with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) in the County. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • care coordination for individuals who are in need of Behavioral Health Services
  • monitoring, planning and administers community based programs
  • representing the local Health Department in its outreach efforts in addressing Substance Use Disorders in the community
  • performing outreach to the homeless, hospitals, and outpatient care providers, as well as working with institutions and providers on the SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Recovery and Treatment) program to improve access to Substance Abuse and Mental Health services
  • coordinating outreach efforts as a member of the Behavioral Health Team, alongside the Prevention Team and the Overdose Outreach Coordinator, to inform the community on treatment options and programs in St. Mary's County

This position is subject to call-back to provide disaster relief services during a disaster emergency.  The duties of this position require use of a State government vehicle to perform the assigned essential job functions; therefore, the incumbent must possess and maintain a valid Class C non-commercial driver's license valid in the State of Maryland. Driving privileges will be regularly monitored for compliance.


Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in nursing, social work, psychology, education, counseling or a related field.

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

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 to persons with alcohol or other substance abuse addiction.

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.


The desired candidate should have experience supporting clients/patients in a Mental Health or Addiction setting; knowledge of HIPPA and code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR); understanding of confidentiality laws and policies; and experience with managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced, goal/solutions oriented work environment. Experience with MS Excel and Access is also desired.


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. 

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

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.



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

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information 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.

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

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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