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Recruitment #22-002008-0001


This is a repost. Previous applicants need not reapply.




Behavioral Health Unit
217 E. Redwood Street 
Baltimore, MD 21202

Main Purpose of Job

The position reports to the Director of Behavioral Health and is responsible for ensuring the administration of departmental policy and directing behavioral health operations in detention centers and serves as the Statewide Accreditation Manager for Substance Abuse. While engaged in directing behavioral health operations, this position is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing, administering and supervising the interpretation and application of agency and behavioral health specific policies, directives and procedures designed to accomplish the mission of the agency. This position, in collaboration with the Director of Behavioral Health, is responsible for program or project review, development, evaluation and coordination. This position supervises other licensed or certified behavioral health staff.


Directs behavioral health operations in assigned facilities:

  • Manages the daily operations of behavioral health services at assigned detention centers and supervises behavioral health staff in other facilities as assigned.

  • Evaluates efficiency of operations and develops, revises and recommends new policies, standards, and workflow procedures, using new technology where appropriate.

Lead the Mobile BH Support Team and respond to referrals to address the behavioral health needs of youth at DJS facilities with acute and/or persisting mental health and/or behavioral concerns.

  • Train BH staff who participate on the BH Support Team.

  • Upon referral respond to any DJS detention facility to support youth and staff with providing interventions, modeling appropriate de-escalation skills, and offering consultation or training to staff.

Statewide Accreditation and Quality Assurance

  • Evaluates all Agency QA audit outcomes for behavioral health services at assigned facilities and coordinates the development and implementation of corrective action plans to address audit deficiencies and monitor implementation to achieve full compliance.

  • Directs the Accreditation process including ensuring compilation of all needed items for accreditation, overseeing accreditation site visit, ensuring behavioral health staff are trained regarding the accreditation process, developing the accreditation work plan, adhering to established accreditation deadlines, ensuring ongoing compliance with accreditation, and coordinating with accreditation agency.


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

Experience: Six years of experience providing clinical and therapeutic services through the application of the principles, methods and procedures of professional social work to clients requiring rehabilitative counseling or forensic social work services, including eighteen months of experience completing assessments, formulating diagnostic impressions, treating mental disorders and other conditions or providing psychotherapy as a Certified Social Worker-Clinical and two years of experience supervising lower level Social Workers providing clinical and therapeutic social work to clients.


1. Candidates may substitute a Doctorate degree in social work from an accredited college or university for up to one year of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at the rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in Social Work classifications or Social Work specialty codes in Social Science, Psychology or Welfare fields of work for the required experience.


Three years of the above-required experience must be working with adolescents and/or their families.


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

  • Experience in program development and in working collaboratively with other agencies and contracts are highly desirable.
  • Experience with a juvenile justice population is highly desirable.
  • Experience coordinating or leading an adolescent/youth-focused behavioral health team within the criminal justice system.

  • Experience providing Mental Health treatment to youth.


1. Employees are required to be licensed as a Certified Social Worker-Clinical by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners for eighteen months prior to appointment to social work supervisor positions in State service per Code of Maryland Regulations effective July 1, 2004.

2. Employees 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.


1. Employees are required to meet mandatory standards for continuing education as determined by the hiring department. Employees who fail to obtain the required continuing education credits shall be subject to disciplinary action including demotion, suspension and dismissal.

2. Employees of the Department of Juvenile Services must complete an approved training program in group counseling techniques.

3. Employees of the Department of Juvenile Services may be required to complete the Level I Counseling course of the Maryland AIDS Professional Education Center.

4. Employees of the Department of Juvenile Services are required to qualify for and successfully complete the Entry Level Training Academy operated by the Maryland Police and Correctional Services Training Commissions.

5. Employees of the Department of Juvenile Services are required to complete the Correctional First Line Supervisor Training within one year of appointment.



The assessment will 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 experience and education.  Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  For education obtained outside the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.



Online application process is strongly urged. However, if you are unable to apply on line you may mail a paper application and copy of license to the address below or fax a paper application and copy of license to the fax number below. If you choose to fax or use regular mail, you must include on each page of the attachment your First and Last Name, the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin and the last four digits of your SS#. The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for this recruitment.  No postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted: 

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services  

OHR-Recruitment & Examination Unit 

217 E. Redwood Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

Attn: Jakiraman Jones

Fax number 410-333-4188

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please, contact DJS Office of Human Resources at  Include the Recruitment Title/Number that is located at the top of the bulletin.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

Bilingual applicants and people with disabilities 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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