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PSCS Social Worker I, Criminal Justice

Recruitment #18-004713-0005

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Correctional Institution-Women

Metropolitan Transition Center

 

Main Purpose of Job

The main 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.

POSITION DUTIES

Provides clinical case management services and develops comprehensive aftercare plans for special needs inmates due to be released.

Provides individual counseling for crisis intervention as assigned.

Provides psychosocial assessments for inmates referred for medical parole and court ordered addiction assessments.

Conducts therapeutic/didactic groups with a cognitive-behavioral theory base to the General inmate population.

Provides Re-Entry resources to inmates due to released.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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, certified social worker or certified social worker-clinical by the 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 are required to qualify for and successfully complete the Entry Level Training Academy operated by the 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 ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

 

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position.  You may be required to complete supplemental questionnaire.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. 

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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.