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Recruitment #23-000311-0012






Green Ridge Youth Center
10700 Fifteen Mile Creek Road
Flintstone MD 21530

Main Purpose of Job

The Mental Health Graduate Professional Counselor is the entry-level of professional counseling work, at the Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor level, providing counseling services to clients with mental disorders by using assessment, evaluation, intervention, rehabilitation, and treatment regimens. 

Employees in this classification that work in a criminal justice environment provide clinical and therapeutic services to clients who have demonstrated a need for rehabilitative intervention because of behavioral factors or personality disorders and co-existing mental health, health, substance abuse, or other social adjustment factors. The Mental health graduate professional counselor represents the Behavioral Health team in the facility providing direct clinical services based on a comprehensive assessment & service plan. Employees in this classification do not supervise other positions.


  • Provide individual, family, and group therapeutic counseling to assigned youth, including lending Seven Challenges groups, TAMAR-Y, and other assigned groups to address behavioral health issues including social adjustment as indicated through the development of the youth's individual Treatment Service Plan (TSP);

  • Provide Crisis and On-Call Services for Behavioral Health Emergencies both on and off-site working in rotation with other licensed clinicians to provide emergency coverage;

  • Work as a leader, consultant, and/or member of a multi-disciplinary healthcare team to assist the team's understanding of social and emotional factors underlying the juveniles' involvement with DJS and the implementation of the Behavior Management Program.


Education: Determined by the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists under the requirements for Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC).

Experience: None.

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.


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

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

  • Experience working with an adolescent population with mental health and/or substance abuse issues.


1. In accordance with Health Occupations Title 17 and Code of Maryland Regulations, a candidate placed in this classification must be licensed as a Graduate Professional Counselor by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists.

2. Employees certified as a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) may practice graduate professional counseling for 2 years under the supervision of an approved supervisor. As required by the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists, these employees must possess certification as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) by the end of this 2 year period.

3. 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.


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 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 online you may mail a paper application and copy of the license to the address below or fax a paper application and copy of the license 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 4 digits of your SS#. The paper application, copy of the license and any additional pages you wish to attach to show how you meet the qualifications for this recruitment 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 or if you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DJS Office of Human Resources at  Include the Recruitment Title/Number that is located at the top of the bulletin.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies. 

 As an equal-opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.

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