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Recruitment #21-001994-0001




MDH, Potomac Center/SETT, Hagerstown, MD

Main Purpose of Job

A Social Work Supervisor, Health Services is a supervisory level of professional clinical social work providing direct social work services to clients in a special population in a health care setting. Employees in this classification supervise lower-level Social Workers, Health Services. The Social Work Supervisor directs the work of a diversified social work program within a health setting for clients in a specialized population, such as mentally ill, developmentally disabled, physically disabled; conducts staff meetings to interpret policies and procedures, review progress reports, and coordinate other phases of the social work program; reviews case material to assure compliance to standards and procedures for providing social work services; evaluates existing social service programs and may initiate or modify programs as necessary; represents the agency in cooperative relationships with other agencies and institutions; assists in planning and conducting in-service training activities for social workers and other health services personnel; makes recommendations in regard to department, personnel or budgetary needs; administratively coordinates psychosocial and legal components required by the admissions and hearings processes; reviews and evaluates policies and procedures and makes recommendations to improve the quality of staff performance and client services; provides guidance and social work consultation to other members of the health care program in problematic case situations; may coordinate a social service program with residential administrators in residential facilities to assure the delivery of service; may attend and participate in committees to set standards for social work service and other service delivery; and, may participate and represent the agency on committees and in professional social work organizations. The Social Work Supervisor will participate in direct residential care.


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

Experience:  Four years of experience rendering clinical social work services in a health care or treatment setting subsequent to the receipt of an approved Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university.

Note: 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, and Welfare field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


The desired candidate should possess experience participating in direct residential care as well as experience working with family members of identified patients/residents, and forensic experience (i.e., court-involvement). The desired candidate should also possess previous supervisory experience.


1. Candidates must be licensed as a Certified Social Worker-Clinical by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners prior to appointment to a position in State service. Applicants who do not have the license may also apply pending receipt of the required license. When the license is obtained, submit a copy to the Maryland Department of Health Testing Unit.

2. Candidates appointed to positions in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of an automobile. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess an appropriate operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


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 that 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 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.

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