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PSCS A/D Professional Counselor Supervisor

Recruitment #21-004712-0001




Jessup, MD

Hagerstown, MD

Somerset, MD

Baltimore, MD


To provide administrative and clinical supervision, and leadership to addiction counselors who are responsible for providing substance abuse treatment services, including those who are dually diagnosed.

Supervise and evaluate the work of addiction counselors, to include client record reviews and monitor the administration of treatment services. Insure compliance with COMAR standards for substance abuse treatment. Provide corrective recommendations for improving skills in the administration of substance abuse counseling services.

Assign tasks to addiction counselors related to data collection, reports, and the administration of substance abuse services.

Conduct meetings to review and revise procedures for substance abuse assessments and counseling interventions.

Establish and regularly monitor quality assurance to ensure proper treatment services and compliance with COMAR standards for substance abuse treatment.

Assist the Director of Substance Abuse Treatment Services in the implementation of regional substance abuse services that comply with the department’s strategy for providing services.

Review clinical files to ensure completed documentation within the required timeframe.

Conduct performance reviews for addiction counselors twice yearly in accordance with State personnel policies and procedures.

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

Approved by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapist to supervise

Participation in continued professional development through educational training.


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 Alcohol and Drug Counselors or Certified Professional Counselors-Alcohol and Drug on or before September 30, 2008.    

Experience: Determined by the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists under the requirements for Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselors or Certified Professional Counselors-Alcohol and Drug on or before September 30, 2008.


1. In accordance with Health Occupations Title 17 and Code of Maryland Regulations 10.58.07, candidates placed in this classification must be licensed by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists as a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor or as a Certified Professional Counselor-Alcohol and Drug on or before September 30, 2008.

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. Candidates must possess graded courses in management and supervision as defined by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration (ADAA), Maryland State Department of Health.  This training must be approved by ADAA.  Inquiries concerning this training must be addressed to the Office of Education and Training for Addiction Services, 55 Wade Avenue, Catonsville, Maryland  21228.

2. Employees 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

If you are having difficulties with submitting your online application, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at <> or

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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.

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