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Recruitment #22-000314-0002


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.


Salary Grade: 18


2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, Maryland  21218

Main Purpose of Job

To provide direct leadership and specialized technical assistance in the development, planning, implementation/service delivery, and administration of Behavioral Health Services, which contributes to the Division's goal of promoting independence and employment of individuals with disabilities. Evaluates program effectiveness, determines program needs and recommends plans for program enhancements and policy updates. The position will supervise, direct, train and evaluate the staff of the Behavioral Health Services Department to ensure the achievement of the department's program goals and outcome measures for services provided to consumers, and other required measures, in compliance with WIOA, state and federal laws, COMAR and Center/Agency policies in providing Behavioral Health Services to eligible individuals with disabilities in support of program objectives of the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) and the Workforce & Technology Center (WTC).


Manage, coordinate and monitor the WTC Behavioral Health Services for DORS/WTC. Develop, research, implement, revise, and evaluate, as necessary, program policies and structure in order to ensure program effectiveness, determine program needs and recommend plans for advancing program objectives. Manage contract-related services including the urinalysis screening contract and the psychiatric services contract as needed. Serve as a resource and provide technical assistance, training and education to DORS leadership and staff on the awareness and understanding of behavioral health issues; and interpretation of clinical assessments, screenings, reports, and recommendations. Provide fiscal management/oversight of related budgetary operations. Supervise and provide general direction over the technical, professional, and clerical employees assigned to the WTC Behavioral Health Services department. Conduct monthly staff meetings, run service and outcome queries, maintain departmental statistics, and conduct Performance Evaluation Programs (PEP's). Coordinate the administration of and provide behavioral health assessments and screenings such as alcohol and drug addictions, behavioral addictions, and mental health. Provide brief counseling and education via tele counseling and/or in-person for consumers referred to the WTC. Facilitate psychoeducational support or awareness group meetings related to behavioral health issues. Assist with or conduct prevention education for WTC Training consumers via distance learning and/or in-person. Create interventions and provide technical assistance based on assessment or counseling outcomes. Assist with the coordinating care with community service providers through communications, sharing of progress reports, and/or referrals. Lead and/or attend team meetings to discuss issues related to behavioral health issues and concerns. Co-lead the Center Services Team review meetings for new referrals in collaboration with the Center Counseling Supervisor. Serve as the liaison between DORS and community programs, and other state agencies. Represent DORS/WTC at community meetings related to Behavioral Health Services. Plan and facilitate awareness trainings to support overall behavioral health for DORS and its partners; and provide specialized staff training and consultation regarding addictions and behavioral health information and services. Research and select empirically supported assessments and screenings for the provision of behavioral health assessments and/or counseling for consumers utilizing this support. Develop and maintain a DORS Counselor's Guide to Substance Abuse. Research, write, and recommend behavioral health-related best practices. Provide consultation for Agency policies and procedures. Participate in staff development, special assignments and program activities required to maintain and improve professional skills for licensure and supervising interns.


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

Experience: Three years of experience providing professional counseling to clients with mental health disorders by using assessment, evaluation, intervention, rehabilitation and treatment regimens.

Note: 1. 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.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Mental or Behavioral Health Counseling classifications or Mental or Behavioral Health Nursing and Specialist specialty codes in the counseling field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience. 


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 providing leadership and program development
  • Professional experience planning and providing training activities and presentations  
  • Experience with supervision of staff 
  • Bilingual skills including American Sign Language (ASL)


1. In accordance with Health Occupations Title 17 and Code of Maryland Regulations, candidates placed in this classification must be licensed by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)

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.


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


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 ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and 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.



Applicants must complete the MD State Government on-line application for employment recruitment #22-000314-0002. The Application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite minimum qualifications for the position. Paper applications can be completed and faxed to 410-554-9397 or mailed to DORS Human Resource Department at 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218. To obtain a paper application visit our website or TDD (410) 554-9399. Inquiries can be made to 410-554-9391. 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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