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Refugee Mental Health Program Coordinator

Recruitment #22-001992-0019






MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Outbreak Response Bureau/Center for Global Migration and Immigrant Health, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

This position will serve as the Refugee Mental Health Program Coordinator (RMHPC) for the Center of Global Migration and Immigrant Health (CGMIH), within the Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Outbreak Response Bureau (IDEORB). This position will be responsible for overseeing, planning, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating refugee mental health programs for humanitarian immigrants who live in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area (BMA) and the Suburban Washington Metropolitan Area (SWMA). As part of the Maryland Refugee Health Program (MRHP), this position will administer adjustment and other types of support groups. This position will also review and evaluate overseas medical paperwork for psychological conditions, and make recommendations for medical, psychological, and/or psychiatric referrals.

Additionally, this position will develop culturally and linguistically appropriate adjustment support group curriculum and related educational materials, while coordinating community outreach, staff development, and training courses. This position will also compile and maintain a project database; track mental health screening and referral data; provide written reports; and, identify additional resources to expand clients’ access to mental health services through new and established partnerships. To add on, this position will provide support for other refugee health-related endeavors, as needed. 

Furthermore, this position will provide technical assistance for both State and local MRHP program staff members, while serving as the Refugee Mental Health Program Liaison with federal, State, and local public and private health promotion entities. This position will function as the Technical Liaison/Contract Monitor for all programmatic aspects to several sub-contractors (‘sub-grantees’), in regards to refugee mental health screening, referrals and group therapy, along with the implementation of their grant award programs. Finally, this position will be responsible for relevant reporting requirements to both the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) and the Maryland Office for Refugees and Asylees (MORA).


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

Experience: Two 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 have professional Social Work experience in a dynamic clinical setting, as well as experience working with humanitarian immigrants. The desired candidate should be licensed as a Clinical Social Worker, in addition to possessing knowledge of U.S. immigration policies.


1. Candidates must be licensed as a Certified Social Worker or 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 a license may also apply, pending receipt of the required license. When the license is obtained, submit a copy to the Maryland Department of Health's 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 which 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, at 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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