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Behavioral Health Coordinator Supervisor **REPOST**


Recruitment #22-002820-0014




MDH, Howard County Health Department, Columbia, MD


This position supervises the Resource Linkage and Care Coordination Unit which supervises the State Care Coordinator, Immigrant Behavioral Health Program/Psycho-Geriatric Grant Monitor and the Contingency Management and Community Services Program Coordinator. Other duties include grant writing to obtain new funding sources for resource linkage and care coordination for the adult population, and referral linkages to residential placement for pregnant women/women with children through the Behavioral Health Administration’s grant funding. This position oversees grant funds of approximately $450,000 including salaries of staff in supervisory chain of command.

45% Supervises the Resource Linkage and Care Coordination Unit
  • Supervises the State Care Coordinator, Immigrant Behavioral Health Program/Psycho-Geriatric Grant Monitor, and the Contingency Management and Community Services Program Coordinator.  
  • Conducts programmatic oversight, as well as, system improvement strategies as needed. 
  • Submits programmatic data monthly to the Bureau Director and the Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) as required by due dates.
  • Responsible for planning and organization of special projects, attending internal/external meetings, conducting internal/ external presentations, and other duties as assigned. 

45% Supervises the State Care Coordinator, Immigrant Behavioral Health/ Psycho-Geriatric Grant Monitor and the Contingency Management and Community Services Program Coordinator
  • Supervises staff under direct supervision at the health department 
  • Conducts weekly/monthly supervision with clinical staff under direct supervision.  Documents weekly/monthly supervision by typing supervision notes per Bureau policies and procedures. 
  • Reviews/approves work conducted by staff under direct supervision.
  • Reviews/approves clinical/administrative documentation by staff under direct supervision.
  • Assignment of duties, evaluation of staff performance, signing/approving timesheets and leave requests of staff under direct supervision. Recommends new hires and provides training to new staff under direct supervision. Recommends training opportunities for staff under direct supervision. 
  • Performs direct care duties as needed during absences and heavy workloads to meet Bureau demands.

10% Behavioral Health Community Liaison 
  • Conducts screenings and referrals for residential placements of pregnant women and women with children through the Behavioral Health Administration’s grant funding
  • Provides outreach to those in need of services and coordinates with community agencies.  
  • Assists with sharing information and coordinating referrals for a broad array of community resources including outpatient and inpatient treatment, and medication assisted treatment.  
  • Follows up with individuals that were referred as well as their referral sources.
  • Collects and analyses data generated regarding those served and coordinates resources to address the need.  

Other Duties Assigned
Performs other related duties, including but not limited to: 
  • Accepts responsibility for special projects as assigned.
  • Develop/write grant proposals to secure funding sources for behavioral health services.
  • Participates in appropriate professional education and training for roles and responsibilities of work assignments, as requested or approved by Supervisor.
  • Participates in Emergency Preparedness drills or actual events.  


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

Experience:  Five years of professional experience in health services, two years must have been in the Health Services option.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of 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 Health Services option must be as follows: professional clinical or administrative work in health or    medical services in areas other than Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities or Addictions.

3. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in another field plus one additional year of professional experience in health services for the required education.

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.


Preferred candidates should possess the following:

  • Experience with grant monitoring, which includes but is not limited to tracking funding, planning and implementation
  • Ability to convene internal and external stakeholders to address the programming needs specific to resource linkage and care coordination
  • Experience with collecting and analyzing data that will inform program planning and adjustments
  • Ability to engage the community to increase awareness of services, campaigns and new highlights via presentations and other outreach formats


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.

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