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Recruitment #19-000311-0006




North Branch Correctional Institution

14100 McMullen Hwy SW, Cumberland, MD 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 of Licensed Professional Counselor with a 'Supervisor' designation.


Learns to provide mental health diagnosis, clinical counseling and case management services to clients with mental disorders with the most complex problems as defined by standard treatment criteria;

Learns to advocate for client services, collaborate with other disciplines involved in providing treatment and coordinate all treatment activities with services provided to the clients by other resources;

Learns to provide group counseling to clients with mental and emotional disorders;

Learns to evaluate client progress in implementing the treatment plan and to make appropriate changes to ensure progress;

Learns to screen clients with mental and emotional disorders and to determine the most appropriate initial course of action with regard to treatment;

Learns to assess clients with mental disorders to gather and interpret information necessary for planning treatment and evaluate client progress;

Learns to develop client treatment plans including problem areas, desired treatment outcomes and the strategies for achieving them;

Learns to make referrals to facilitate the client’s use of available support systems and institutional resources in response to needs identified in clinical evaluation;

Learns to identify and respond to clients in crisis;

Learns to provide mental health-related education and to teach life skills relevant to the recovery process to clients with mental and emotional disorders;

Learns to document client-related information in accordance with accepted principles of medical records management;

Learns to adhere to accepted ethical and behavioral standards of conduct and participates in continuing professional development;

Performs other related duties.


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 this date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year. 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.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Room 608, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

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 recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.