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MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR SUPERVISOR

Recruitment #21-000314-0002

GRADE

18

LOCATION OF POSITION

Allegany County:

Western Correctional Institution

13800 McMullen Highway SW

Cumberland, Maryland 21502

 

North Branch Correctional Institution

14100 McMullen Highway SW

Cumberland, Maryland 21502

POSITION DUTIES

The Mental Health Professional Counselor Supervisor is the supervisory level of professional counseling work, at the Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor level, providing counseling services to inmates with mental health disorders by using assessment, evaluation, intervention, rehabilitation, and treatment regimens. This position supervises Mental Health Professional Counselors including Mental Health Professional Counselor- Graduate (LGPC), Mental Health Professional Counselor (LCPC), and Mental Health Professional Counselor- Advanced. (LCPC).

 

The Mental Health Professional Counselor Supervisor (LCPC-S) is licensed by the Board to provide clinical supervision to Mental Health Professional Counselors including Mental Health Professional Counselor- Graduate (LGPC), Mental Health Professional Counselor (LCPC), and Mental Health Professional Counselor- Advanced. (LCPC).

 

This position applies directly to the mission of facilitating public safety be delivering effective programming to a defined population within the institution. 

    Administrative/Supervisory Duties

  • Hold the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) credential.
  • Licensed and approved by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors as an "Approved Supervisor in the Practice of Clinical Professional Counseling.
  • Administratively supervise the employees within the Psychology Department, focusing on applicable State and Federal law as it applies to mental health services, ethical and professional conduct, confidentiality, report preparation, and record maintenance. Supervision also includes guidance, case consultations, goal development, and relevant job training.
  • Provides clinical supervision to Licensed Graduate Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, or those seeking licensure which increases overall liability and accountability for the Mental Health Professional Counselor- Supervisor.
  • Provides clinical and administrative supervision to student interns.
  • Ensure that the monthly statistical report is completed and submitted to Headquarters. Ensure that the monthly Program statistical report is submitted to the Assistant Warden’s Office.
  • Reviews daily transfer lists to notify other institutions of the transfer of potentially problematic or seriously mentally ill inmates.
  • Develops or modifies departmental operating policies and procedures to correspond with the regulations and directives of the institutions and to improve the efficiency of the Psychology Department.
  • Coordinates mental health services with other institutional staff members including Psychiatry, Case Management, Medical, Custody, Social Work, Addictions, Administration, etc.
  • Assigns work and ensures coverage when employees are absent.
  • Sign requests for leave and timecards for employees of the Psychology Department.
  • Completes Performance Evaluations for the Psychology Department staff to include monitoring of performance, performance enhancement recommendations and/or discipline.
  • Serves on special work groups as assigned.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings relative to correctional functions and program development.
  • Acts as a training instructor and consultant regarding special programming.
  • May speak before professional, educational and community groups to explain the correctional system.
  • May collaborate with other professionals in carrying out research in correctional work.
  • Audits all clinical work completed by Mental Health Professional Counselors by reviewing mental health records in the electronic medical record for timeliness, completeness, and accuracy.
  • Assumes on-call responsibilities for emergency services outside normal business hours.

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    Psychological/Clinical Services

  • Functioning as an independently licensed mental health professional, the Mental Health Professional Counselor-Supervisor is responsible for providing primary mental health services to inmates within a correctional institution. In addition, the Mental Health Professional Counselor- Supervisor performs additional duties such as leading other staff in the management of inmates with a serious mental illness. The duties include but are not limited to:
  • Performs mental health evaluations to assess inmate’s mental status.
  • Develops and implements behavioral management plans for inmates who are disruptive to the operation of the institution.
  • Develops treatment plans and provides treatment to inmates with significant mental health issues with emphasis on providing care to those inmates.
  • Provides both group and individual counseling.
  • Performs suicide potential evaluations.
  • Provides crisis intervention.
  • Provides mental health screenings for new transfers.
  • Provides illness/death notifications to inmates with referral from administration.
  • Refers inmates in need of more acute care to CMHC-J and coordinates the transfer of these inmates.
  • Completes pre-adjustment hearing evaluations for competency and responsibility as requested.
  • Provides assessments for the Parole Commission regarding mental health stability as requested.
  • Maintains proper documentation in accordance with established procedures and protocols.

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 Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists under the requirements for Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC).

Experience: Three years of experience providing professional counseling to clients with mental health disorders by using assessment, evaluation, intervention, rehabilitation and treatment regimens.

Note: 1. These requirements are established by the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists. The Department of Budget and Management, Office of Personnel Services and Benefits does not have the authority to accept substitutions or equivalents.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a 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. 

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. In accordance with Health Occupations Title 17 and Code of Maryland Regulations 10.58.01.05, candidates placed in this classification must be licensed by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)

2. Candidates appointed to positions 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.

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 emailed to hr.recruitmentuser@maryland.gov or faxed to 410-484-5928. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment.

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 email the requested information to hr.recruitmentuser@maryland.gov referencing the recruitment number in the subject line, or fax to 410-484-5928 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information,
recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). Only additional materials that are requested 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 410-339-4200, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

J. Rolon

410-339-3695

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



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