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ALCOHOL AND DRUG ASSOCIATE COUNSELOR PROVISIONAL

TCA Assessor/Outpatient Addictions Treatment Counselor

Recruitment #21-001562-0001

GRADE

13

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH/Cecil County Health Department, Alcohol & Drug Recovery Center, Elkton, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

This position will help patients identify behaviors and problems related to their alcohol and other drug use. This position will support patients' efforts to reduce and eliminate their use with participation in recovery. This position will also provide assessments, diagnoses, crisis interventions, and both individual and group treatments.

Outpatient and intensive outpatient services are provided within the Cecil County Health Department (CCHD), as well as within other community and institutional-based settings. Clinical practice within the department incorporates Motivational Enhancement (MET) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Additionally, the CCHD's Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center integrates the, 'Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment- A Research-Based Guide,' as published by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), as well as the, 'Stages of Change' model, as developed by Prochaska and DiClemente.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in a health or human services counseling field from an accredited educational institution approved by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists, or completion of a program of studies judged by the Board to be substantially equivalent in subject matter and training.

Experience: None.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The desired candidate should have professional experience with substance use disorders (SUD), as well as experience with completing SUD assessments. He/she should also have experience facilitating individual and group counseling sessions with adolescent and/or adult populations.

Finally, the desired candidate should have crisis intervention experience, along with experience implementing trauma-informed care to clients who suffer and/or are in recovery from, alcohol and other drug use.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. In accordance with Health Occupations Title 17 and Code of Maryland Regulations 10.58.07, candidates must apply for, and receive, a letter of authorization to practice as a trainee from the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists within 90 days of their date of hire. 

2. Employees must successfully obtain certification or licensure from the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists as a Certified Associate Counselor-Alcohol and Drug within one year of meeting the experience requirements for Certified Associate Counselor-Alcohol and Drug.

3. 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

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.

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.

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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.



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