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MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATE II

Recruitment #20-002500-0001

Introduction

This position is limited to current employees of the Allegany County Health Department only.   

GRADE

ASTD9

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH/Allegany County Health Department, Community Support Services Office, Cumberland, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

At the intermediate level, under general supervision, this position will assist with the assessments of mental health and other human service needs. This position will also conduct multi-agency and multi-discipline efforts, in order to meet the needs of people released from jail, or prison, into the local community. Such efforts will include collaborating with staff members of the Allegany County Detention Center to make and carry-out post-release plans for individuals with mental illness.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Completion of 60 credit hours at an accredited college or university, including 15 credit hours in a human service program. The program must have included either a supervised practicum in providing counseling or other therapeutic services to the mentally ill, or at least nine credit hours in Psychology, including Abnormal Psychology. 

Experience: Two years of experience providing counseling or other therapeutic services to the mentally ill.

Notes: 

1. Candidates may substitute one year of experience providing counseling or other therapeutic services in a mental health setting,  under the supervision of a licensed professional staff member, or a Master’s degree prepared mental health professional, for the required practicum. 

2. Candidates may substitute additional education at an accredited college or university in a human service program, at the rate of 30 credit hours for one year, for up to two years of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Non-Commissioned Officer in Mental or Behavioral Health Counseling classifications, or Mental or Behavioral Health Nursing and Specialist specialty codes in the Counseling field of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience and education. 

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The desired candidate should have experience coordinating services and linking clients with resources in the community. He/she should also have experience working with individuals who have serious mental illness diagnoses and are being released from jail. Finally, the desired candidate should have experience monitoring grant programs.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

This position is limited to current employees of the Allegany County Health Department only.

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to, 410-333-5689. Only additional materials which are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division, at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service, at 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.