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PSCS Mental Health Professional Counselor I

Recruitment #24-004357-0004


STD 0019


Allegany County:
North Branch Correctional Institution
14199 McMullen Hgwy., SW
Cumberland, Maryland 21502

Anne Arundel County:
Maryland Correctional Institution-Jessup
7803 House of Correction Road
Jessup, Maryland 20794

Jessup Correctional Institution
7800-7899 House of Correction Road
Jessup, Maryland 20794

Patuxent  Institution
7555Waterloo Road
Jessup, Maryland 20794

Baltimore City:
Maryland Reception, Diagnostic and Classification Center
550 E. Madison Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Somerset County:
Eastern Correctional Institution
30420 Revells Neck Road
Westover, Maryland 21890 

Washington County:
Maryland Correctional Training Center
18800 Roxbury Road
Hagerstown, Maryland 21746


Main Purpose of Job

The PSCS Mental Health Professional Counselor I is a Mental Health professional with a full license as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor(LCPC) with prior experience providing mental health services within corrections. As such the PSCS Mental Health Professional Counselor I provides the full performance level of professional counseling work, providing counseling services to Incarcerated Individuals experiencing situational stress and/or with mental disorders by using, assessment, evaluation, and intervention, rehabilitation, and treatment regimens. The PSCS Mental Health Professional Counselor-I is supervised by the institutional supervisor or Regional Psychology Services Chief.


Provides mental health diagnosis, clinical counseling and case management services to clients with mental and emotional disorders with the most complex problems as defined by standard treatment criteria for PSCS;

Advocates for client services, collaborates with other disciplines involved in providing treatment and coordinates all treatment activities with services provided to the client by other resources;

Provides group counseling to clients with mental and emotional disorders;

Evaluates client progress in implementing the treatment plan and makes appropriate changes to ensure progress;

Screens clients with mental and emotional disorders to determine the most appropriate initial course of action with regard to treatment;

Assesses client with mental and emotional disorders to gather and interpret information necessary for planning treatment and evaluating progress;

Develops client treatment plans including problem areas, desired treatment outcomes and the strategies for achieving them;

Makes referrals to facilitate the client’s use of available support systems and resources in response to needs identified in clinical evaluation;

Identifies and responds to client in crisis;

Provides mental health-related education and teaches life skills relevant to the recovery process to clients with mental and emotional disorders;

Documents client-related information in accordance with accepted principles of medical records management;

Adheres to accepted ethical and behavioral standards of conduct and participates in continuing professional development;

Performs other related duties.


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

Experience: Determined by the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists under the requirements for Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC).

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.


1. In accordance with Health Occupations Title 17 and Code of Maryland Regulations, candidates placed in this classification must be licensed by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC).

2. 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.



Candidates for this classification, prior to probationary appointment, must meet all selection standards as set forth in the Code of Maryland Regulations for the Maryland Correctional Training Commission. Candidates who receive a probationary appointment must satisfactorily complete a prescribed training program prior to permanent appointment. Selection standards of the Correctional Training Commission may be obtained from the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.


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 Kym Hilton-Washington @

If you are having difficulties with submitting your online application, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at <> or 410-767-4850.

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 recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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