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Recruitment #24-002007-0001


Mission statement: To transform young people’s lives, create safer communities, and forge more equitable systems through community-based partnerships that hold youth accountable while building on their strengths and support systems.

Vision Statement: Providing pathways to success for youth and families through partnerships across Maryland.

This is a repost. Previous applicants do not need to reapply.




Western Maryland Children's Center (WMCC) - Behavioral Health
18420 Roxbury Road 
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Note: This position may require reporting to other facilities/offices as-needed to meet a youth at a community office to complete an evaluation.

Main Purpose of Job

The Social Work Regional Supervisor, Criminal Justice is a regional supervisor providing professional and expert clinical and therapeutic social work services in behavioral health in the Department of Juvenile Services. The social worker serves as a supervisor and mentor of social workers and other behavioral health staff at intermediate, full, advanced, and supervisor levels, represents the Behavioral Health Unit in the region, and ensures the completion by social workers of forensic and placement assessments and clinical services to youth under the care of DJS. 

Employees in this classification 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.

Note: This position may require reporting to other facilities/offices as-needed.


Provide supervision of a multidisciplinary behavioral health team and provide leadership and consultation to facility and region.

  • Assign, review, and oversee behavioral health services completed by assigned supervised and mentored employees ensuring that they meet DJS and professional standards.
  • Provide leadership on assigned projects and participate in the development of behavioral health programming and policies in facilities or regions.

Complete comprehensive psychosocial and other Behavioral Health (BH) evaluations and clinical services for the most clinically demanding of youth and document per professional and agency standards.

  • Complete comprehensive evaluations for referred youth, and their families, in DJS facilities or community settings and provide Clinical Diagnoses.
  • Complete evaluations in compliance with the DJS standards, within specified time frames following the relevant templates and provide clinical recommendations.


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

Experience: Five years of experience providing clinical and therapeutic social work 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 and one year of experience supervising lower level Social Workers providing clinical and therapeutic social work to clients.


1. Candidates may substitute a Doctorate degree in social work from an accredited college or university for up to one year of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at the rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in Social Work classifications or Social Work specialty codes in Social Science, Psychology or Welfare fields of work for the required experience.


Candidates must have one year of experience providing mental health treatment to the youth.


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

Candidates who have more than three years of experience providing behavioral health services to troubled adolescents and their families along with experience in coordinating or leading an adolescent/youth-focused behavioral health team within the Criminal Justice field are preferred.


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 per Code of Maryland Regulations, 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 and dismissal.

2. Employees of the Department of Juvenile Services must complete an approved training program in group counseling techniques.

3. Employees of the Department of Juvenile Services may be required to complete the Level I Counseling course of the Maryland AIDS Professional Education Center.

4. Employees of the Department of Juvenile Services must qualify for and successfully complete the Entry Level Training Academy operated by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions.

5. Employees of the Department of Juvenile Services 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 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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