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Teacher - Guidance Counselor (*REPOST*)

Recruitment #23-005895-0005



The Department of Juvenile Services is searching for passionate and compassionate education professionals to join our team at our local government youth education facility’s. As a Counselor, you will play a pivotal role in transforming the lives of youth by providing them with the guidance, support, and education they need to overcome obstacles and unlock their full potential. This position offers a rewarding opportunity to make a profound difference in the lives of vulnerable youth while contributing to the betterment of our community.


This recruitment will be use to fill a Guidance Counselor positions with the Alfred D. Noyes Youth Center. Candidates with secondary education Conditional, Standard Professional, Advance Professional, Advance Professional +30, or Advance Professional +60 Certifications in all endorsement areas are welcome to apply.


Candidates who do not have a current active Maryland State Department of Education certification in are required to complete and submit a certification application at; before applying to this recruitment.



Selected candidates are eligible for a sign on bonus up to $3,500.

Locally employed educators may receive a leave balance transfer. (subject to eligibility and verification of leave balance by the local employer).


TEAC 0001 – TEAC 0005

(Salary to be determined based on the institutional salary scale following assessment of the applicant’s educational, credentials and experience).


Alfred D. Noyes Children’s Center,
9925 Blackwell Road, 
Rockville, MD 20850 
(Montgomery County)

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position responsible for providing a school-based, needs-attentive, comprehensive, planned school counseling program, including services that facilitate skills in personal and academic achievement, educational/career decision-making, and interpersonal relationships to juvenile students in a congregate care juvenile services facility.  

The incumbent will uphold the ethical and professional standards of ASCA and other applicable professional counseling associations and promote the development of the school counseling program based on the following areas of the ASCA National Model: foundation, delivery, management and accountability; provide a needs-based, comprehensive, planned school counseling program; provide services that facilitate skills in personal and academic achievement, educational/career decision making and interpersonal skills; assist the principal in planning, implementing and administering educational services, related student services; and perform administrative functions as needed.

This position may require assignment to another site, if needed, to provide systemic support.


1. Foster a safe, inclusive, and supportive classroom environment where youth feel valued, respected, and motivated to learn.


2. Design and deliver engaging lesson plans that cater to the unique needs, learning styles, and abilities of youth, promoting academic growth and personal development.


3. Employ a variety of teaching strategies, methodologies, and technologies to enhance student engagement and facilitate effective learning experiences.


4. Assess student progress regularly through formative and summative assessments, providing constructive feedback and individualized support to promote academic success.


5. Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams, including social workers, counselors, and administrators, to develop holistic plans for student success and address individual challenges effectively.


6. Utilize restorative practices and conflict resolution techniques to foster positive relationships among students and encourage a sense of accountability and responsibility.


7. Act as a mentor and positive role model, demonstrating empathy, patience, and understanding while promoting positive behavior and responsible decision-making.


8. Communicate regularly and effectively with students’ families or guardians, keeping them informed about academic progress, behavior, and any concerns that may arise.


9. Stay updated with the latest educational research, best practices, and interventions for working with youth, continually refining teaching strategies and approaches.


10. Participate in professional development opportunities, workshops, and training sessions to enhance teaching skills and maintain a high level of professional competence.


Education: Possession of appropriate educational credentials as determined by the Maryland State Board of Education.

Experience: None.


One year of professional experience in teaching and/or school based counseling.

Valid Maryland State Teaching Certification with a guidance counselor endorsement.


Teachers in State operated school programs are required to acquire and maintain certification to teach in the State of Maryland per Education Article, Section 6-101 of the Annotated Code of Maryland and Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 13A.12.01.03B(2). Applicants recommended for appointment will be required to complete an Authorization and Verification of Credentials. Information on requirements for certification and procedures for application may be obtained from the Maryland State Board of Education, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2595.

Additional educational credits beyond the Advanced Professional Certificate must meet the following criteria established by the Institutional Educators Pay Plan Committee in order to qualify for application toward the APC plus 30 level:

Credits must be beyond the education level held at the time the educational requirements for the Advanced Professional Certificate were met and must either relate to the current job responsibilities or be part of an employer approved program of study.

Credits mean semester hours from a regionally accredited college or university or Maryland State Department of Education approved workshops.

No more than one half of any additional credits applied to these criteria may be earned through Maryland Department of Education approved workshops.


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. 


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. Please do not write "resume.” Incomplete applications will not be considered.



The online application is preferred. However, if you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to the address below or fax a paper application and supplemental questionnaire 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 located at the top of the bulletin, and the last 4 digits of your SS#. Paper application materials must be received by 5 p.m. on the closing date for this recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted. Incomplete application forms will not be accepted.

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
OHR-Recruitment & Examination Unit
Attn: Crystal Wilson
217 E. Redwood Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

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 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.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

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