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PSCS A/D Associate Counselor, Lead

Recruitment #21-004709-0001




Baltimore City:

Metropolitan Transition Center

954 Forrest St, Baltimore, MD 21202


To assess all incoming inmates in a designated institution for substance abuse problems and provide counseling, intervention, intense/brief treatment and rehabilitation services to those inmates with complex substance abuse disorder(s) which may also include inmates that are dually diagnosed. This position will supervise all monitors and certified counselors at the CAC-AD and CSC-AD levels in the Baltimore Region. In addition will provide guidance administratively to the addictions secretarial staff.

Perform screenings on those inmates who will enter group utilizing the TCU Drug Screen II. Score and assess for appropriate treatment. Complete the Screening and Treatment Assignment Protocol (TAP) Assessment Result form with recommendations and provide the form to case management.

Assess adult inmates using the TAP to identify inmates needing substance abuse treatment services. Score the TAP and make recommendations on the Screening Assessment Result form. Develop inmate files to maintain original testing instruments.

Provide intensive/brief substance abuse treatment on an individual basis twice monthly and two group session a week for with approximately 15 members in the group.

Documentation of all group and individual notes to include treatment plans and discharge summaries in inmate files. 

Maintain contact with internal and external resources such as community based addiction providers in support of providing Aftercare services.

Participation in continued professional development through educational training.

Completion of monthly statistics on substance abuse treatment activities.

Assign, review and approve the work and train lower-level Alcohol and Drug Counselors.


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

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


1. In accordance with Health Occupations Title 17 and Code of Maryland Regulations 10.58.07, candidates must be certified by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists as a Certified Associate Counselor-Alcohol and Drug.

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.


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.


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.


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.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be emailed to 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 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 Division at 410-585-3999.

J. Rolon

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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.