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PSCS Social Work Manager, Criminal Justice

Assistant Director of Social Work

Recruitment #21-004718-0001




Baltimore City:

6776 Reisterstown Rd, Baltimore MD 21215


This position provides assistance to the Director of Social Work Services in managing social work and grant programs, overseeing activities of assigned regions, coordinating staff training and student internship programs; supervision data collecting and reporting and evaluation/quality assurance of programs.

Program planning and Implementation 

  • Assist to manage specific regions
  • Manage grant programs and budgets
  • Manage/Coordinate the Medical Parole Program
  • Manage the Burial Assistance Programs
  • Coordinate staff training and monitors Student Intern Program
  • Provide other duties as necessary to assist the Director

Data Collection and Reporting

Professional and Program Consultations


  • Advises Wardens; department heads and other administrators on social work counseling and other issues of concerns
  • Represents the Director and Office of Programs, Treatment and Re-Entry on various committees


Professional Development and Training


  • Identify training needs  
  • Coordinate FTO program throughout the state  
  • Assist with provision of training for departmental staff  
  • Provide student intern training for students assigned to HQ


Evaluation and other Quality Assurance


  • Visit each assigned region on a designated basis to examine, evaluate and consult on all aspects of the Social Work Program  
  • Coordinate and conduct annual quality assurance audits for all regions




  • Recruit and recommends for hiring professional and clerical staff  
  • Recommend personnel actions such as promotions, discipline, termination  
  • Prepare job descriptions, budgetary justifications, employee evaluations and documents for grant programs
  • Supervises professional and paraprofessional in the DPSCS institutions and prepare PEPs


Professional, Legal and Ethical Compliance


  • Ensures that all relevant laws, regulations and standards are adhered to
  • Provides or facilitates training on professional, legal and ethical development
  • Ensures valid licensure for all staff where required


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 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. A Doctoral degree in social work from an accredited college or university may be substituted for up to one year of experience.

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


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 (COMAR) 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 must complete an approved training program in group counseling techniques.

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

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

5. Employees 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 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.



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 410-484-5929. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment.

J. Rolon


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 410-484-5929 (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 410-339-4200, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

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

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 recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.