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PSCS Social Worker Supv, Criminal Justice

Recruitment #22-004716-0001


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

The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) is seeking dedicated candidates for our Social Work positions. The Social Worker positions within DPSCS are critical for the betterment, empowerment, and reintegration into society for those in our care. Our Social Workers are constantly changing lives and bringing to those in our care a chance for a better, healthier, and more fulfilling life.

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 Social Work employees are properly compensated for their vital role and professional experience. Our Social Work employees are brought onboard at an increased salary starting at $78,392.

The Incredible Work You Will Be Doing 
What it means to be a Social Worker in Corrections: Helping patients in their transition

What it means to be a Social Worker in Corrections: Seeing the Human side




Allegany County
North Branch Correctional Institution
14100 McMullen Hwy SW, Cumberland, MD 21502


The main purpose of this position is to provide the full range of Social Work services to inmates housed in a correctional facility within the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. This position also provides administrative and clinical supervision to social worker I and II working within the institution as well as providing field supervision for social work student interns from various schools of social work.

*Set unit priorities

*Maintains and completes monthly reports and statistics.

*Participates in institutional, regional, and divisional staff meetings as required. Attends institutional and other meetings as assigned

*Serves on special task force and work groups as assigned.

*Assists with student internship program as assigned.

*Coordinates program with other activities in the facility. Serve as liaison to institutional Psychology/Mental Health Services.

*Provides individual services: Counseling & information, Domestic Violence screenings, Geriatric Assessments, etc.

*Provides clinical case management services & develops comprehensive aftercare plans for eligible inmates.

*Facilitates or co-facilitates cog/behavior group

*Serves as member of interdisciplinary team for special management issues.

*Completes social histories on inmates involved in the level system or institutional programming.

*Directly supervise subordinate staff and recommend personnel actions.

*Completes periodic evaluation of staff.

*Assigns and reviews work of subordinate staff/student interns.

*Identify staff/student intern training needs.


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

Experience: Four 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.


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 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 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 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 or 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 must qualify for and successfully complete the Entry Level Training Academy operated by the Police and Correctional Training Commissions.

5. Employees are required to complete the Correctional First Line Supervisors 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 410-484-5928. 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 Division at 410-585-3999.

J. Rolon

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.

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