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Behavioral Health Manager

Recruitment #22-002148-0002


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.




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

Main Purpose of Job

This position is responsible for providing psychological consultation and integrating psychological services with other disciplines to address problems related to mental health, emotional disturbances, behavioral and developmental deviations, or other disabling conditions. The incumbent will share oversight of all clinical activities in detention programs and community offices within the Behavioral Health Services Unit in the Division of Clinical Services for the DJS.


  • Directs the hiring, training, leadership and supervision for psychologists, professional counselors and other behavioral health professionals as assigned by the Director of Behavioral Health;

  • Directs the development and provision of behavioral health (BH) services including Multidisciplinary Assessment Staffing Team (MAST) and other clinical assessments in assigned detention and community settings;

  • Develops and implements policies and procedures to monitor staffing and specialized programs to meet the needs of the youth in DJS’ care;

  • Assists the Director of Behavioral Health by leading or participating on internal and external agency committees/workgroups, developing program initiatives, preparing and implementing budgets and other administrative responsibilities as well as representing the Director as needed;

  • Manages Behavioral Health contracts for assigned facilities and prepares documents and quality service reviews to ensure compliance with DJS standards.


Education: Determined by the Maryland State Board of Examiners of Psychologists under the requirements for Licensed Psychologist. 

Experience: Minimum of three years of experience working as a licensed psychologist and at least one year of experience directing the hiring, training, leadership and supervision for psychologists, professional counselors and/or other behavioral health professionals for a mental health agency, state agency, hospital or clinical practice.

The incumbent must obtain a current Maryland license to practice as a Psychologist from the Board prior to appointment.


Candidates must possess a current Maryland license to practice as a Psychologist from the Maryland Department of Health: Board of Examiners of Psychologists or have the ability to obtain a Psychologist license prior to appointment.


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 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. 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. Please note that your answers on the Supplemental Questionnaire must correspond to the information provided on your application to receive credit.



Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. A paper application may be mailed to the address below or faxed to the fax number below. If you choose fax or 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 4 digits of your SS#. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online application or paper application. Applications must be received by the closing date, no postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted:


Maryland Department of Juvenile Services

OHR-Recruitment and Examination Unit

217 E. Redwood St., 15th Floor

Baltimore, MD 21202

Attn: Jakiraman Jones

Fax Number 410-333-4188

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

The resulting Certified Eligible List for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other state agencies.


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


As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.


Bilingual applicants are welcome to apply for all recruitments.


DJS values the experience gained by Veterans while serving our country. Veterans are welcome to apply for all current recruitments.

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