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MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR

Recruitment #22-000312-0001

Introduction

If you are looking for an exciting career in Mental Health Counseling with competitive pay, great benefits, pension, and opportunity for advancement and professional growth – Apply to become a DPSCS Mental Health Counselor today!

The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) is seeking dedicated candidates for our Mental Health Counselor positions. The Mental Health Counselor positions within DPSCS are critical for the betterment, empowerment, and rehabilitation of those in our care. Our Mental Health Counselor professionals are constantly changing lives and bringing to those in our care a chance for a better, healthier, and more fulfilling future.

As a member of the DPSCS team, in addition to a competitive salary, you can enjoy a wide range of benefits such as medical and dental coverage, paid time off (i.e. vacation, sick leave), state pension, supplemental retirement options (i.e. 401k, 457b etc.) and even become a member of a state employee credit union.

Hiring Incentive

We are dedicated to ensuring that our Mental Health Professional Counselor employees are properly compensated for their vital role and professional experience. Our Mental Health Professional Counselor employees brought onboard at an increased salary starting at $66,817.

GRADE

17 

LOCATION OF POSITION

Howard County:

7555 Waterloo Rd, Jessup, MD 20794


POSITION DUTIES

Patuxent Institution is a maximum-security state prison designed to provide remediation programs and services to male and female offenders based upon current best practices. The Mental Health Professional Counselor is the full performance level of professional counseling work at the Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) level. The main purpose of this position is to provide direct counseling and assessment services to offenders in one or more programs. Such services may include, but are not limited to, the following: diagnostic and other assessments, mental status evaluations, cognitive-behavioral group psychotherapy (the primary treatment modality); individual counseling; and crisis intervention.

Conducts diagnostic and other assessments and mental status evaluations as assigned.

Provides direct psychotherapeutic services to offenders. Cognitive-behavioral group psychotherapy may include both process-oriented and more structured, didactic groups. Individual counseling services may be provided to a lesser extent, and may include both individual counseling of a long or brief nature, as well as crisis intervention services.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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 Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC).

Experience: Determined by the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists under the requirements for Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC).

Note: These requirements are established by the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists. The Department of Budget and Management, Office of Personnel Services and Benefits does not have the authority to accept substitutions or equivalents.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. In accordance with Health Occupations Title 17 and Code of Maryland Regulations 10.58.01.05, candidates placed in this classification must be licensed by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC).

2. Candidates appointed to positions 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.

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be emailed to hr.recruitmentuser@maryland.gov 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 hr.recruitmentuser@maryland.gov 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 Division at 410-585-3999.

J. Rolon

jacobg.rolon@maryland.gov

If you are having difficulties with submitting your online application, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at Application.Help@maryland.gov <Application.Help@maryland.gov> or
410-767-4850.

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.



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