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PSCS A/D Certified Associate Counselor

PSCS A/D Associate Counselor

Recruitment #24-004707-0005


"Together, we are building a stronger Maryland."

-  Governor Wes Moore

Do you want to join a dynamic, innovative team? Join one of the State of Maryland’s largest agencies, the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS)! When you work at DPSCS, it’s an opportunity to support and impact our large workforce, help ensure the public safety of Maryland’s residents and change the lives of returning citizens.

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Select all locations you are willing to work as this recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies across the state of Maryland.

Anne Arundel County
DPSCS Maryland Correction Institution - Women
7943 Brock Bridge Rd
Jessup, MD 20794

Washington County
DPSCS Maryland Correctional Institution
18601 Roxbury Rd
Hagerstown, MD 21746


The Alcohol and Drug Certified Associate Counselor, assesses all incoming inmates in a designated institution for substance abuse problems and to provide counseling, intervention, and treatment and rehabilitation services to those inmates with substance abuse disorder(s). This may also include inmates that are dually diagnosed.

Such services may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform screening as needed on inmates entering the institution utilizing the TCU Drug Screen 5. Score the instrument and complete the Screening and Assessment Result form documenting the results and provide the form to case management. Maintain original testing instrument in treatment files.

  • Assess inmates as needed using the TAP to identify inmates needing substance abuse treatment services. Score and add the results of the TAP to the Screening Assessment Result form and provide to case management. Develop inmate files to maintain original testing instruments.

  • Provide substance abuse treatment on an individual basis twice monthly and two group sessions a week for two groups with approximately 15 members. Facilitate one aftercare services group weekly.

  • Documentation of all group and individual notes to include treatment plans and discharge summaries in inmate files.

  • Maintain contact with internal and external resources such as community based addiction providers in support of providing aftercare services.

  • Participation in continued professional development through educational training.

  • Completion of monthly statistics on substance abuse treatment activities.


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

Education: Determined by the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists under the requirements for Certified Associate Counselors.  

Experience: Determined by the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists under the certification requirements for Certified Associate Counselors.


1. In accordance with Health Occupations Title 17 and Code of Maryland Regulations 10.58.07, candidates must be certified by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists as a Certified Associate Counselor.  

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.  


Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.


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 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.


As an employee of the State of Maryland, you will have access to outstanding benefits, including: health insurance, dental, and vision plans offered at a low cost.


· Personal Leave - new State employees are awarded six (6) personnel days annually (prorated based on start date)
· Annual Leave - ten (10) days of accumulated annual leave per year
· Sick Leave - fifteen (15) days of accumulated sick leave per year 
· Parental Leave - up to sixty (60) days of paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child 
· Holidays - State employees also celebrate at least twelve (12) holidays per year
· Pension - State employees earn credit towards a retirement pension

Additional benefits may be available to employees of this classification.

· Release time for job-related CEU training
· Reimbursement of costs of licensure or certification as required by clinical specialty
· Tuition reimbursement available through the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program


Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be emailed to 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. 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

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.

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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