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School-Based Early Intervention Counselor

Recruitment #21-001561-0007




MDH/Cecil County Health Department, Elkton, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

This position will serve as the School-Based Early Intervention Counselor and provide screening, assessment, referral, and MET/CBT5 clinical services for adolescents who are identified as at-risk for a Substance Use Disorder (SUD). The goal of MET/CBT5 intervention is to provide basic alternative skills which will help adolescents cope with situations which might otherwise lead to substance use. In particular, this treatment approach focuses on interpersonal and self-management skills, as adolescent participants are asked to identify cues, recognize high-risk situations, and learn new coping skills.

This position will receive referrals from Cecil County Public Schools, as well as from the Department of Juvenile Services, the Neighborhood Youth Panel, and other youth-serving entities. Much of this position's work will occur on-site at school settings, in order to relieve common obstacles to youth engagement. With that said, this position will also provide clinical services at the Cecil County Health Department (CCHD), including, but not limited to, assessments; group and individual counseling; and, case management for adults and adolescents.


Education: Determined by the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists, under the requirements for Certified Supervised Counselors-Alcohol and Drug.

Experience: Determined by the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists, under the requirements for Certified Supervised Counselors-Alcohol and Drug.


The desired candidate should have experience completing work related to Substance Use Disorders (SUD), including SUD assessments and the facilitation of individual and group counseling sessions with adolescent and/or adult populations. The desired candidate should also have experience in crisis intervention, along with experience implementing trauma-informed care to clients in this particular field.


1. In accordance with Health Occupations Title 17 and Code of Maryland Regulations 10.58.07, candidates appointed to positions in this classification must be eligible for, and obtain certification by the Board of Professional Counselors as, a Certified Supervised Counselor-Alcohol and Drug, prior to permanent appointment.

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.


1. 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.

2. Employees in this classification perform the work in a Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), or a Maryland State Certified Addictions Program.


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.

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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.