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Recruitment #19-001334-0006




MDH, Behavioral Health Administration, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to review and pre-approve all referrals or requests for Medicaid reimbursable residential Substance Use Disorder treatment services for PWWC in accordance with American Society of Addiction Medicine Placement Criteria. This position will pre-screen all supporting documentation to substantiate the clinical need and priority for the Medicaid service. This position will provide complex case consultation and technical assistance to referral sources and other entities on the nature and availability of PWWC specialty programs for Medicaid beneficiaries. In addition, this position will review information on the children of women seeking treatment to make sure that there are no barriers to the children remaining with their mother in the residential SUD treatment program. This position is responsible for monitoring and documenting treatment progress, completing monthly reports, and following up with providers to investigate any identified issues or concerns. This position reports critical and non-critical incidents to the Office Director and, when indicated, BHA and MDH leadership.


Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in nursing, social work, psychology, education, counseling or a related field.

Experience: Five years of professional experience in health services, two years of which must have been in the option for which application is made.

Notes: 1. Applicants may substitute a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a health or human service field for one year of the required general experience.

2. Experience in the option must be as follows: professional work related to treatment and services for persons with alcohol or other substance abuse addiction.

3. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in another field plus one additional year of professional experience in health services may be substituted for the specific degree.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Health Care Administration classifications or Civil Affairs Specialist specialty codes in the health related field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


The desired candidate should have experience working with the American Society of Addiction Medicine Criteria and residential treatment services for women with children.


Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.