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Special Needs Coordinator

Recruitment #20-002820-0003




MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Office for Genetics and People with Special Health Care Needs, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

This position in the Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA)'s Office for Genetics and People with Special Health Care Needs (OGPSHCN) will be responsible for the family-professional partnership program, which is housed in OGPSHCN's Systems Development Program. This position will manage the provision of information and resource support to families of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN), as well as to health care providers.

Using a systematic approach of planning, collaboration, trainings, and community education, this position will prompt and facilitate effective utilization of parent perspectives, while coordinating efforts to improve family-professional partnerships and family-centered care among all OGPSHCN programs and throughout the State of Maryland. This position will also actively inform and participate in CYSHCN initiatives, under the Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant Program. In addition, this position will serve as one of the grant monitors for the Title V grants distributed by the office.

This position may represent OGPSHCN on advisory councils and committees. Additionally, this position will assist with efforts to improve the following: access to a medical home; successful transition to adult medical care; access to specialty services; and, work force development for CYSHCN. Furthermore, this position will encourage effective utilization of parent perspectives in various policymaking and health organizations, both internally and externally. Finally, this position will require the development and presentation of various outreach and education materials. Community engagement activities may be outside of normal business hours.


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 professional clinical or administrative work in health or medical services, in areas other than Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities or Addictions. 

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 clinical or administrative work in health or medical services, in areas other than Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities or Addictions.

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 monitoring grants and contracts, as well as experience building and maintaining partnerships with healthcare stakeholders. He/she should also have experience with public speaking, including providing health education to a group of people. Finally, the desired candidate should have professional experience with community engagement and case management. 


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.



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

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.