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MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR

Recruitment #22-000312-0010

Introduction

The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland.

GRADE

17 

LOCATION OF POSITION



MSDE DORS Workforce and Technology Center

2301 Argonne Drive

Baltimore, Maryland  21218

POSITION DUTIES

The Mental Health Professional Counselor will provide clinical counseling as part of the new Behavioral Health Services unit at the Workforce & Technology Center (WTC), which prepares individuals with disabilities for competitive employment. Work in collaboration with a variety of interdisciplinary team members to review consumer referrals, assess needs and provide support to help consumers succeed in their career training programs and other WTC services. The position is a member of the Behavioral Health Services team, which provides mental health services, addictions assessments and monitoring, as well as education and prevention programming. Individual and group sessions are done both in-person and virtually.

This position provides assessments, education and counseling services to consumers of the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS).

Position duties include:
  • Assisting in developing and implementing assessment, counseling and program services. 
  • Serving as a resource and provide technical assistance and consultation to DORS counselors and staff on the awareness and understanding of behavioral health issues. Interpret clinical assessments, screenings, and reports; and offer recommendations for vocational rehabilitation planning.
  • Coordinating and administering behavioral health assessments and screening referrals. 
  • Providing brief counseling and psychoeducation, such as early intervention or for prevention purposes via tele counseling and/or in-person. 
  • Assisting with and/or create community or treatment referrals as needed. 
  • Leading and/or attending team meetings to discuss issues related to behavioral health concerns. Participating in the Center Services Team review meetings for new vocational referrals.
  • Serving as the liaison or representative between DORS and community programs, and other state agencies. 
  • Participating in staff development, special assignments and program activities required to maintain and improve professional skills for licensure and supervising interns.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Determined by the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists under the requirements for Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC).

Experience: Determined by the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists under the requirements for Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). 

Note: These requirements are established by the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists. The Department of Budget and Management, Office of Personnel Services and Benefits does not have the authority to accept substitutions or equivalents.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.


· Training/licensure/credentialing in providing Addictions Counseling services 

· Professional experience planning and providing training activities and presentations  

· Bilingual skills including American Sign Language (ASL)

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. In accordance with Health Occupations Title 17 and Code of Maryland Regulations 10.58.01.05, candidates placed in this classification must be licensed by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). Those candidates within 6 months of obtaining the license will be accepted in pending status.

2. Candidates appointed to positions 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

Applicants must consent to State Police Investigation (fingerprinting) as a routine procedure for all employees in this classification.

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

It is preferred that applicants complete the MD State Government online application for employment. The application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the position. If the applicant is unable to apply online, paper applications can be obtained from the link below and be faxed to 410-554-9397 or mailed to DORS Human Resources Department at 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218. All application materials must be received in our office by the closing date. Postmarks will not be accepted. Additional required materials may be uploaded with the online application, submitted to the fax number, or mailed to the address listed.


Inquiries can be made to 410-554-9391, TDD (410) 554-9399. Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities.

 

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. TTY Users: Call via Maryland Relay.


Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, and travel throughout the State are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.


As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. 


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