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PSCS Social Worker Supv, Criminal Justice

Recruitment #20-004716-0001

GRADE

18

LOCATION OF POSITION

North Branch Correctional Institution

Cumberland, MD

 

Dorsey Run Correctional Facility

Jessup, MD

POSITION DUTIES

The main purpose of this position is to provide the full range of Social Work services to inmates housed in a correctional facility within the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. The incumbent of this position also services to social workers/student interns.

Supervisor Responsibilities
The incumbent is responsible for clinical and administrative supervision of the Social Work staff/student interns of the assigned institution. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
*Directly supervise subordinate staff and recommend personnel actions.
*Completes periodic evaluation of staff.
*Assigns and reviews work of subordinate staff/student interns.
*Identify staff/student intern training needs.

Related Administrative Duties
*Set unit priorities
*Maintains and completes monthly reports and statistics.
*Particpates in institutional, regional, and divisional staff meetings as required. Attends institutional and other
meetings as assigned
*Serves on special task force and work groups as assigned.
*Assists with student internship program as assigned.
*Coordinates program with other activities in the facility. Serve as liaison to institutional Psychology/Mental
Health Services.

Direct Service-Clinical Responsibilities
*Provides individual services: Counseling & information, Domestic Violence screenings, Geriatric Assessments, etc.
*Provides HIV pre & post test, counseling & related services as involved in a staff exposure.
*Provides clinical case management services & develops comphrensive aftercare plans for eligible inmates.
*Facilitates or co-facilitates cog/behavior group
*Serves as member of interdisciplinary team for special management issues.
*Completes social histories on inmates involved in the level system or institutional programming.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. Please read all requirements before applying.

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

Experience: Four years of experience providing clinical and therapeutic 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.

Notes:

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

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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 10.42.08.04(2)(b) 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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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 or 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.

SELECTION PROCESS

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 placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

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: Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, HRSD-Recruitment & Examination, 300 E. Joppa Road, Suite 1000, Towson, MD 21286. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

J. Rolon

410-339-3695

If you are submitting additional information, the preferred method is to upload it with your application. All uploaded additional information must be received by the closing date and time. If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-585-0570 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information, recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, HRSD-Recruitment & Examination at 410-339-6500, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

If you are having difficulties with submitting your online application, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at Application.Help@maryland.gov or 410-767-4850.

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 recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.