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Psychology Department Head ***REPOSTED***

Recruitment #17-000313-0001




7943 Brock Bridge Road Jessup, Maryland 20794

14100 McMullen Highway S.W. Cumberland, Maryland 21502

Main Purpose of Job

This is an advanced level of professional counseling where knowledge and skill regarding the assessment and treatment of inmates with a serious mental illness is required. Extensive experience in the specialty areas of behavior management and cognitive behavioral treatment is needed. As an advanced counselor this employee provides instruction, guidance, and consultation to lower-level Mental Health Professional Counselors, Psychology Associates, and other staff in working with defined treatment and population areas. This position applies directly to the mission a specific nature of the Maryland Correctional Institution-Women and the desire to implement effective programming for maximum security inmates.


Administratively supervise the employees within the psychology department at Maryland Correction Institution-Women (MCIW), focusing on applicable state and federal law as it applies to mental health services, ethical and professional conduct, confidentiality, report preparation, and record maintenance.

Provides clinical supervision to other licensed graduate professional counselors, licensed clinical professional counselors, or those seeking that license.

Ensure that the monthly statistical report is completed and submitted to Headquarters

Ensure that the monthly program statistical report is submitted to the Assistant Warden’s Office.

Reviews daily change sheets to complete chart reviews of each new transfer to Maryland Correction Institution-Women (MCIW).

Develops or modifies departmental operating policies and procedures to correspond with the regulations and directives of the institutions and to improve the efficiency of the Maryland Correction Institution-Women (MCIW) psychology department.

Assists in planning, developing, and revising policies and procedures to improve the effectiveness of the Special Needs Unit population.

Reviews 2-24 month release list to ensure that appropriate referrals are made to social work for release planning.

Coordinates mental health services with other institutional staff members including psychiatry, medical, custody, social work, addictions, administration, etc.


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

Experience: Two years of experience providing professional counseling to clients with mental health disorders by using assessment, evaluation, intervention, rehabilitation and treatment regimens.

Note: 1. 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.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Mental or Behavioral Health Counseling classifications or Mental or Behavioral Health Nursing and Specialist specialty codes in the counseling field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


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.

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.


All persons who meet the minimum qualification will be approved on the certification list and will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

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 closing date.


The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.




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

ATTN: T. Johnson

6776 Reisterstown Road, Suite 309

Baltimore, MD 21215

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.

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