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DBT Program Supervisor (Repost)

Recruitment #23-002589-0038






Victor Cullen Center
6000 Cullen Dr. 
Sabillasville, MD 21780

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to plan, coordinate, and oversee the implementation of the Department of Juvenile Services' (DJS) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Program and other treatment programs at the Victor Cullen Center to include supervising the DBT Coordinator and providing training, monitoring and coaching for new and current staff. This includes staff of various classifications across the state in DJS community offices, detention facilities, and committed facilities. 

This position requires the incumbent to train staff on DBT skills and associated policies and procedures, as well as supervise a DBT coordinator who trains, coach, and monitor staff at DJS' treatment facilities on DBT skills and associated policies and procedures The incumbent and the DBT Coordinator will provide training that includes Entry Level Training (ELT), initial onsite training, in-service refresher training, and remedial training on the DBT Program, The incumbent will also conduct DBT Skills Training Groups weekly and maintain a small caseload of up to four (4) youth for whom the incumbent will provide individual and family therapy. The incumbent will lead one monthly multifamily group at the Victor Cullen Center.


  • Provide twice weekly DBT Skills Training Group and weekly individual and family sessions to assigned youth. Maintain a caseload of up to four (4) youth;

  • Provide onsite coaching, training, and monitoring of staff delivering DBT and other clinical services at the Victor Cullen Center and other locations as needed; 

  • Supervise DBT Coordinator who develops training materials, provides training, monitoring, and coaching of staff as well as fidelity monitoring of clinical services at the Department's treatment facilities.


Education:   Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Six years of administrative staff or professional work. 


1. Candidates may substitute 30 credit hours from an accredited college or university for each year up to four years of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and two years of experience in administrative staff or professional work for the required experience. 

3. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university for five years of the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Applicants must meet the minimum and selective qualifications to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Candidates appointed to this position must possess a Mental Health (i.e., Counseling, Psychology, and Social Work) license from the State of Maryland.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

  • Two years of experience assessing and/or providing therapy to a population of adolescents with mental health and/or substance abuse disorders in the Juvenile Justice system.

  • Two years of experience working with an adolescent population with mental health and/or substance abuse issues.

  • Two years of experience supervising Behavioral/Mental Health Professionals.


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.


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 ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year. 

The resulting Certified Eligible List for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.


The assessment will be a rating of your application based on your education, training, and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related experience and education. 

For education obtained outside the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. Please note that your answers on the Supplemental Questionnaire must correspond to the information provided on your application to receive credit.



The online application process is strongly urged.  However, if you are unable to apply on line you may mail a paper application to the address below or fax a paper application to the fax number below.  If you choose to fax or use regular mail, you must include on each page of the attachment your First and Last Name, the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin and the last four digits of your SS#.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for this recruitment.  No postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted:   


Maryland Department of Juvenile Services

OHR-Recruitment & Examination Unit

217 E. Redwood Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

Attn: Jakiraman Jones

Fax number 410-333-4188

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay


Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact the DJS Office of Human Resources at  Include the Recruitment Title/Number that is located at the top of the bulletin. 


As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.


DJS values the experience gained by Veterans while serving our country. Veterans are welcome to apply for all current recruitments. 


Bilingual applicants and people with disabilities are welcome to apply for all recruitments.

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