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Recruitment #20-002008-0001




Victor Cullen Center
6000 Cullen Drive
Sabillasville, MD 21780

Main Purpose of Job

A Social Work Manager is a managerial level of professional social worker providing supervision as well as direct clinical services. This position is a full performance level professional social worker responsible for providing program design, development, training, and supervision at VCC. The Social Work Manager directs and coordinates activities of a treatment program in a juvenile services setting and supervises Social Work Regional Supervisors and may supervise Social Workers Advanced, Criminal Justice. The Social Work Manager is also expected to maintain a small caseload of direct services to youth at the facility and to provide consultation and/or supervision to other clinical staff.


Education:  Determined by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners under the licensing requirements for Social Workers.

Experience:  Six years of experience providing clinical and therapeutic services through the application of the principles, methods and procedures of professional social work to clients requiring rehabilitative counseling or forensic social work services, including eighteen months of experience completing assessments, formulating diagnostic impressions, treating mental disorders and other conditions or providing psychotherapy as a Certified Social Worker-Clinical and two years of experience supervising lower level Social Workers providing clinical and therapeutic social work to clients.


1. Candidates may substitute a Doctorate degree in social work from an accredited college or university for up to one year of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at the rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in Social Work classifications or Social Work specialty codes in Social Science, Psychology or Welfare fields of work for the required experience.


1. At least two years of experience supervising lower level social workers and/or coordinating or leading an adolescent/youth focused behavioral health team within the criminal justice system.
2. One year of experience providing Mental Health treatment to youth.
3. At least three years of experience providing behavioral health services to troubled adolescents and their families.


1. Employees are required to be licensed as a Certified Social Worker-Clinical by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners for eighteen months prior to appointment to social work supervisor positions in State service per Code of Maryland Regulations effective July 1, 2004.

2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of an automobile. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess an appropriate operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


1. Employees are required to meet mandatory standards for continuing education as determined by the hiring department. Employees who fail to obtain the required continuing education credits shall be subject to disciplinary action including demotion, suspension and dismissal.

2. Employees of the Department of Juvenile Services must complete an approved training program in group counseling techniques.

3. Employees of the Department of Juvenile Services may be required to complete the Level I Counseling course of the Maryland AIDS Professional Education Center.

4. Employees of the Department of Juvenile Services are required to qualify for and successfully complete the Entry Level Training Academy operated by the Maryland Police and Correctional Services Training Commissions.

5. Employees of the Department of Juvenile Services are required to complete the Correctional First Line Supervisor Training within one year of appointment.


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 eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The assessment will 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 educational and employment information on your application. Please make sure to provide sufficient information on your application to show 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. Please note that your answers on the Supplemental Questionnaire must correspond to the information provided on your application to receive credit. This list will be used by DJS hiring agency to select employees.



Online application process is strongly urged.  However, if you are unable to apply on line you may mail a paper application to the address below or fax a paper application and copy of license/certificate 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 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  
217 E. Redwood Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Attn: Shavonne Holman    
Fax number 410-333-4188 
TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

The resulting Certified Eligible List for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies. If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact DJS Office of Human Resources Recruitment & Examination Unit at  Include the Recruitment Title/Number that is located at the top of the bulletin.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.  Bilingual and disabled applicants are welcome to apply for all recruitments. DJS values the experience gained by Veterans while serving our country. Veterans are welcome to apply for all current recruitments.