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Recruitment #17-000311-0004




Western Correctional Institution, 13800 McMullen Hwy SW, Cumberland,  Maryland 21502

Main Purpose of Job

This is an entry level of professional counseling where knowledge and skill regarding the assessment and treatment of inmates with a serious mental illness is required. Graduate level education and training in the specialty areas of behavior management and cognitive behavioral treatment is needed. As a Graduate level counselor this individual must be clinically supervised and under the purview of a Board Licensed Professional Counselor with a “Supervisor “designation. This position applies directly to the mission specific nature of the Maryland Correctional Training Center and the desire to implement effective programming for medium security inmates.


 Evaluate, assess, & diagnose inmates who have a broad range of mental health diagnoses.

Work with the inmate to develop and implement an individual treatment plan.

Develop & implement behavioral management plans for inmates engaging maladaptive behaviors.

Maintain a spreadsheet of inmates who are actively receiving services via psychology/ psychiatry and / or have received services within the past two years. This includes but is not limited to inmates with an SMI and inmates on segregation.

Conduct individual counseling and group therapy sessions, specializing in those who have serious mental illness, the segregation population, and the dually diagnosed with substance abuse difficulties.

Develop & implement therapeutic group protocols utilizing evidenced-based therapies & treatment interventions.

Provide crisis intervention for all inmates including those who have serious mental illness and inmates who are experiencing suicidal ideation, have made a suicidal gesture and / or an attempt.

Keep abreast of professional literature and attend special conferences and seminars.

Maintain licensing standards for continued education.

Attend regularly clinical supervision meetings with the licensed supervisor in accordance with applicable law.


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

Experience: None.

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, a candidate placed in this classification must be licensed as a Graduate Professional Counselor by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists.

2. Employees certified as a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) may practice graduate professional counseling for 2 years under the supervision of an approved supervisor. As required by the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists, these employees must possess certification as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) by the end of this 2 year period.

3. 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.


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 the above closing date.



To submit your qualifying documents; the preferred method is to upload them using the "other" tab on the online application. However, if you’re unable to upload your documents, please fax requested information only to 410-585-0570 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information, recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). We will not consider information submitted after the closing date of this announcement.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.

Online applications are STRONGLY recommended; if you do not have internet access, please mail your application by the closing date to:

HRSD-Recruitment & Examination

6776 Reisterstown Road, Suite 309

Baltimore, MD 21215

Attn: T. Johnson

For more information, please call 410-585-3117

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

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.