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Recruitment #18-000314-0002




North Branch Correctional Institution

14100 McMullen Highway SW

Cumberland, Maryland 21502

Main Purpose of Job

The purpose of this job is to direct and oversee the delivery of mental health services to the inmate population in a maximum security adult correctional institution. This position relates directly to the mission of this agency since specialized mental health services are a component of the operation of this facility. In addition this position oversees training initiatives across the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services regarding implementation of Special Needs Units( SNU). 


The primary responsibilities of the person in this position involve Administrative duties. These duties include, but are not limited to:

1.Directs the Psychology Department staff that oversees 2 specialized programs the Behavioral Management Unit(BMP) and the Special Needs Unit (SNU)

2. Plans, organizes and supervises the work of the other employees associated with the Psychology Department.

3. Reviews and writes departmental policy associated with the BMP, SNU and delivery of mental health services.

4.Promotes the work of the program by frequent contact with other staff and other agencies

5. Represents the department as a liaison to other services.

6. Completes performance appraisals for the staff in the department.

7.Develops and modifies departmental operating procedures, regulations and standards of care

8. Directs the treatment planning committee.

9. Coordinates mental health services with other departments.

10.  Attends and represents the department at agency staff meetings.

11.  Chairs the multi-discipline SNU review committee.

Direct inmate contact to include:

1.Perform mental health evaluations in order to assess inmate’s mental status

2. Develops treatment plans and provides treatment to inmates with significant mental health issues.

3. Provides individual and group counseling.

4. Performs suicide assessments.

5. Provides crisis interventions.

6. Assumes on-call crisis mental health coverage.

7. Coordinates the Critical Incident Response Team for critical incident debriefing.

8. Mental Health Screenings for new transfers.

9. Participates in planning aftercare for inmates with mental disorders.

10.  Monitors the mental health of the SNU population.


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

Experience: Three 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 (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.


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 employment (eligible) list for at least one year.



To submit 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

300 E. Joppa Road, Suite 1000

Towson , MD 21286

Attn: T. Johnson

For more information, please call 410-339-4214.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.