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Recruitment #20-001565-0002




Department of Juvenile Services

Mountain View Facility

124 Camp 4 Rd.

Swanton, MD 21561

Main Purpose of Job

The Alcohol and Drug Professional Counselor Provisional is the entry level of work, at the noncertified Master's degree level counseling clients with substance use disorders by using intervention, treatment and rehabilitation, under close supervision from a clinical supervisor approved by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists. Learns to provide counseling and case management services to clients with substance use 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 client treatment and coordinate all treatment activities with services provided to the client by other resources Learns to provide group counseling to clients with substance use disorders Learns to evaluate client progress in implementing the treatment plan and to make appropriate changes to ensure progress Learns to screen clients with substance use disorders and to determine the most appropriate initial course of action with regard to substance treatment Learns to assess clients with substance use disorders to gather and interpret information necessary for planning treatment and evaluating client progress Learns to develop client treatment plans and strategies to obtain the desired treatment outcomes Learns to make referrals to facilitate the client's use of available support systems and community resources in response to needs identified in clinical evaluation Learns to identify and respond to clients in crises Learns to provide life skills education relevant to the recovery process to clients with substance use disorders, their families, and community groups Learns to document client information in accordance with accepted principles of client record management Learns to adhere to accepted ethical and behavioral standards of conduct and participates in continuing professional development.


Education:   A Master’s or Doctorate degree in a health or human services counseling field from an accredited college or university approved by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists or completion of a program of studies judged by the Board to be substantially equivalent in subject matter and training.

Experience: None.


Experience providing substance abuse counseling to clients.
Experience creating treatment plans.
Experience performing intakes and assessments for admission to alcohol and drug counseling programs.
Case management experience.
Experience in crisis intervention.
Letter of Authorization to practice as a trainee from MD Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists 
Possession of a CAC-AD or CSC-AD from MD Board of Professional Counselors.


1. In accordance with Health Occupations Title 17 and Code of Maryland Regulations 10.58.07, candidates placed in this classification must apply for and receive a letter of authorization to practice as a trainee from the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists within 90 days of their date of hire.

2. Employees must successfully obtain licensure from the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists as a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor within one year of meeting the experience requirements for Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

3. 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.


Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.


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 the date.


The assessment will 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 experience and education. Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be placed on the eligible list categorized as Qualified, Better Qualified, or Best Qualified. Candidates shall be certified to the eligible list for a period of one year.  This list will be used by the DJS hiring agency to select employees. 

If you have completed education outside the US, you will need to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. 



Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. A paper application may be mailed to the address below or faxed to the fax number below. If you choose fax or regular mail you must include on each page of the attachment your First and Last Name, the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin and the last 4 digits of your SS#. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online application or paper application. Applications must be received by the closing date no postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted:

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services

OHR-Recruitment and Examination Unit

217 E. Redwood St., 15th Floor

Baltimore, MD 21202

Attn: Bonnie Smith

Fax Number 410-333-4188

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

The resulting Certified Eligible List for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other state agencies.

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact DJS Office of Human Resources at Include the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

Bilingual applicants are welcome to apply for all recruitments.