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Recruitment #24-002711-0001





MDH - Frederick County Health Department
350 Montevue Lane
Frederick, MD 21702

Main Purpose of Job

This position is responsible for the implementation of all components of the Kids Like Us program. Duties include, use of independent judgement and analysis in collaboration with public school counselors and program implementation with fidelity, including school-based and community-based supportive counseling groups for youth ages 8 to 18, program evaluation, annual art show implementation, training, and community outreach. This position will use appropriate judgement in applying program policies and practice standards in planning and implementing KLU school-based programs in assigned public schools to ensure fidelity. Analyze program implementation and develop solutions collaboratively with Frederick County Public School group co-facilitator to ensure program effectiveness and beneficial participant experience. Plan and implement summer day camp programming, training, the annual art show of participant artwork, and the public art reception. Assess and address individual needs of participants, debrief with school counselors, provide referral to other resources, and follow-up to insure linkage. Other duties include documenting implementation using fidelity checklists and adherence ratings forms in a timely manner according to program standards; administering evaluation surveys, reviews, and entering data, conducting community outreach to educate community partners and potential sources of referrals about Kids Like Us.


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

Experience: One year of administrative staff or professional work.


1. Candidates may substitute 30 college credit hours from an accredited college or university for the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


The desired candidate should possess the following:
  • Experience working with youth in a clinical setting. 
  • Master’s degree in a helping profession such as Social Work, Counseling, Art Therapy, or Psychology.


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.


Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

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