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PSCS Social Worker I, Criminal Justice

Recruitment #24-004713-0002

Introduction

 
"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.

Visit our website to learn more about the work we do https://dpscs.maryland.gov/

GRADE

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LOCATION OF POSITION

This recruitment may be used to fill vacancies across the state. Please select all counties you are willing to work. 


Anne Arundel County

7943 Brockbridge Road. Jessup, MD 20794

7805 House of Correction Road. Jessup, MD 20794

7555 Waterloo Road. Jessup, MD 20794


Baltimore City

954 Forrest Street. Baltimore, MD 21202

 

Washington County

100 West Franklin Street. Hagerstown, MD 21740

POSITION DUTIES

The purpose of this position is to provide the full range of social work services to adult inmates housed in a correctional facility within the Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services. Provides clinical case management services and develops comprehensive aftercare plans for special needs inmates due to be released.

Duties include:

  • Conducts therapeutic/didactic groups with a cognitive-behavioral theory base to general inmate population
  • Maintains and completes monthly reports and statics
  • Serves on peer level consultation teams
  • Participates in institutional, regional, and divisional staff meetings as required
  • Serves on a special task force and work group as assigned by supervisor
  • Completes special projects or tasks as assigned
  • Provides individual counseling for crisis intervention as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications to be considered and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. 

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

Experience: None.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Employees are required to be licensed as a Graduate Social Worker (on or before June 30, 2018), Master Social Worker (on or after July 1, 2018), Certified Social Worker or Certified Social Worker-Clinical by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners prior to appointment to a position in State service.   Applicants who do not have a license may also apply pending receipt of the required license.  When the license is obtained, submit a copy to the hiring department.

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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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 must complete an approved training program in group counseling techniques.

3. Employees may be required to complete the Level I Counseling course certified by the Maryland AIDS Professional Education Center.

4. Employees required to qualify for and successfully complete the Entry Level Training Academy operated by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions.    

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

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.

BENEFITS

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.


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· 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

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be emailed to hr.recruitmentuser@maryland.gov. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.

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 hr.recruitmentuser@maryland.gov 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

Kimberly.Banks@maryland.gov

If you are having difficulties with submitting your online application, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at Application.Help@maryland.gov 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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