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Recruitment #21-001561-0005




Baltimore City:
300 E. Madison St. Baltimore, MD 21202


The Alcohol and Drug (A/D) Supervised Counselor is the full performance level of work, at the Certified Associate’s Degree level, counseling clients with substance use disorders by using intervention, treatment and rehabilitation. Employees in this classification do not supervise. Employees in this classification receive close supervision from an Alcohol and Drug Professional Counselor Supervisor or other supervisor approved by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists. The work is performed in addictions programs located in State institutions and facilities. Positions in this classification are evaluated using the classification job evaluation methodology.

The Alcohol and Drug Supervised Counselor and Alcohol and Drug Supervised Counselor Provisional are differentiated on the basis of certification status and supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees. The Alcohol and Drug Supervised Counselor is the certified level of work where the employee performs the full range of duties under general supervision. The Alcohol and Drug Supervised Counselor Provisional is the noncertified level of work where the employee learns to perform duties under close supervision. Provides counseling and case management services to clients with substance use disorders with the least complex problems as defined by standard treatment criteria.

Screens clients with substance use disorders to determine the most appropriate initial course of action with regard to substance treatment. Assesses clients with substance use disorders to gather and interpret information necessary for planning treatment and evaluating client progress. Develops client treatment plans and strategies to obtain the desired treatment outcomes. Makes referrals to facilitate the client's use of available support systems and community resources in response to needs identified in clinical evaluation. Responds to clients in crises. Provides life skills education relevant to the recovery process to clients with substance use disorders, their families, significant others and community groups. Documents client-related information in accordance with accepted principles of client record management. Adheres to accepted ethical and behavioral standards of conduct and participates in continuing professional development.


Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. Please read all requirements before applying.

Education: Determined by the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists under the requirements for Certified Supervised Counselors-Alcohol and Drug. (CSC-AD) or Alcohol and Drug Trainee (ADT) status.

Experience: Determined by the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists under the requirements for Certified Supervised Counselors-Alcohol and Drug. (CSC-AD) or Alcohol and Drug Trainee (ADT) status.


1. In accordance with Health Occupations Title 17 and Code of Maryland Regulations 10.58.07, candidates appointed to positions in this classification must be eligible for and obtain certification by the Board of Professional Counselors as a Certified Supervised Counselor-Alcohol and Drug (CSC-AD) or Alcohol and Drug Trainee (ADT) status prior to permanent appointment.

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

2. Employees in this classification perform the work in a Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) or a Maryland State certified addictions program.


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 placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits 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 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.


Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be emailed to or faxed to 410-484-5928. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment.

If you are submitting additional information, the preferred method is to upload it with your application. All uploaded additional information must be received by the closing date and time. If you are unable to upload,
please email the requested information to referencing the recruitment number in the subject line, or fax to 410-484-5928 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information,
recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). Only additional materials that are requested will be accepted for this recruitment.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, HRSD-Recruitment & Examination at 410-585-3999, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

J. Rolon

If you are having difficulties with submitting your online application, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at <> or

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People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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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