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PSCS Social Work Reg Supv, Criminal Justice

Recruitment #19-004717-0002


This recruitment will be used to fill vacancies in the following locations; Baltimore City, Jessup, and Cumberland. Candidates in those areas that are interested in this position are encouraged to apply. Candidates must specify on their application which locations they are willing to work.




Maryland Reception, Diagnostic and Classification Center

550 E. Madison Street

Baltimore, MD 21202


Maryland Correctional Institution – Jessup

7800-7899 House of Correction Rd.

Jessup, MD 20794  


Western Correctional Institution

13800 McMullen Hwy, SW

Cumberland, MD 21502

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to provide overall administration, direction, coordination, and integration of the social work program in the correctional facilities. The incumbent is responsible for planning, organizing, managing and controlling the operations of specific programs within the region of the facility. The incumbent is responsible for providing administrative leadership in program planning, development, implementation, supervision and evaluation and provides a social work perspective to policy making issues and decisions.


Directly supervises subordinate staff and recommends personnel actions.

Completes periodic evaluation of staff.

May assign and review work of subordinate staff/student interns.

Identify staff/student interns training needs.

Coordinates the use of staff among institutions within region.

Provides individual services on an as needed basis.

Leads or co-leads groups during staffing shortages to provide training to new staff/student interns.

Develops release planning services when necessary due to staff shortages or other emergencies.

Implements treatment programming within region.

Reviews medical parole plans and other release planning cases and consults on specific needs.

Reviews all completed program records (groups, release plans, individual) for staff directly supervised to ensure completeness and compliance with policy.


Education:  Determined by the State Board of Social Work Examiners under the licensing requirements for Social Workers.

Experience:  Five years of experience providing clinical and therapeutic social work services through the application of the principles, methods and procedures of professional social work, to clients requiring rehabilitative counseling or forensic social work services, including eighteen months of experience completing assessments formulating diagnostic impressions, treating mental disorders and other conditions or providing psychotherapy as a certified social worker-clinical and one year of experience supervising lower level social workers providing clinical and therapeutic social work to clients.


1. A doctoral degree in social work from an accredited college or university may be substituted for up to one year of the experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in Social Work classifications or Social Work specialty codes in the Social Science, Psychology, or Welfare fields of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


1. Employees are required to be licensed as a certified social worker-clinical by the State Board of Social Work Examiners for eighteen months prior to appointment to social work supervisor positions in State service. (COMAR, effective July 1, 2004).

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.


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 of the Maryland AIDS Professional Education Center.

4. Employees must qualify for and successfully complete the Entry Level Training Academy operated by the Police and Correctional Training Commissions. 5. Employees are required to complete the Correctional First Line Supervisors Training within one year of appointment.


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.


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. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.



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: Tracy Green 

300 E. Joppa Road, 11th Floor

Towson, MD 21286

For more information, please call 410-339-4218.

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay  

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.