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Recruitment #24-002148-0003


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Somerset County
Eastern Correctional Institution 
30420 Revells Neck Rd
Westover, MD 21890


The main purpose of this position is to serve as the Regional Mental Health Supervisor for the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) in the Jessup region.  As such the incumbent is responsible for directing coordinating and integrating psychology services within each correctional institution located within the region. This includes the regional Correctional Mental Health Unit (if applicable) located in the region. This involves program development, diagnostic assessment, clinical consultation, and audit functions. Additionally, the incumbent is responsible for administrative supervision as well as clinical supervision of the psychologists in the region.


Direct and coordinate all psychology activities of the mental health program within the DPSCS region.
Collect and review institutional monthly statistical reports to determine the status of the region’s mental health program activities.  This includes: ensuring that the reports are timely; assessing workload of each clinician; ensuring the accurateness of the information provided; and ensuring that the duties required of each clinician are being performed satisfactorily. 

Oversees peer reviews and/or audits of performance of mental health personnel within the region.  
Consults with other program directors and managers or officials of agencies outside the Department on policies, plans, goals of the mental health program, and needs of the inmate population.

Reports directly to the Deputy Director of Mental Health for DPSCS.


Provides direct supervision to all psychology associates where necessary in the region. Provides administrative supervision and clinical consultation to all other independently licensed mental health professionals in the assigned region. This includes resolving conflicts with regional mental health personnel when and where necessary; and ensuring adequate mental health clinical coverage in the region. 
Recommend appropriate personnel actions to the Director and Deputy Director of Mental Health regarding regional psychology staff.
Liaise with institutional personnel offices in ensuring that: all efforts are being made to fill vacant psychology positions within the region; all Performance Evaluations Plans for regional psychology staff are timely and adequately completed; all position descriptions adequately reflect the duties for positions in the region’s institutions.


Maintains a caseload of mental health patients for whom evaluation, risk assessment, and treatment are provided.  
Resolves any complex diagnostic questions arising within the region.
Provides advice on ethical issues within Mental Health Treatment Services.


Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. Please read all requirements before applying.

Education: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D, Psy.D) in Psychology.
Experience: One year of experience working within a correctional mental health department.


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 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.

Kimberly Banks

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