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Regional Director of Mental Health

Recruitment #22-002148-0003


If you are looking for an exciting career with great benefits, pension, generous leave, competitive salary, and the opportunity for advancement and professional growth, apply to join the DPSCS team today!

The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) is seeking dedicated candidates to fill important roles within our department. We are one of the largest departments in Maryland with nearly 12,000 employees and a budget of more than $1 billion. In order to fulfill our mission of promoting safety, we have increased security at our institutions while leading the way in innovative restorative justice projects that will help offenders reintegrate into society upon release.

As a member of the DPSCS team, you can have a fulfilling career, while also enjoying a wide range of benefits such as medical and dental coverage, paid time off (i.e. vacation, sick leave), becoming vested in the State pension, supplemental retirement options, and even joining the Maryland State Employees Credit Union.

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




Anne Arundel County:
Maryland Correctional Institution for Women
7943 Brock Bridge Rd, Jessup, MD 20794


The main purpose of this position is to serve as the Regional Mental Health Supervisor for the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) in a geographical region.  As such the incumbent is responsible for directing coordinating and integrating psychology services within each correctional institution located within the region. This includes the regional Correctional Mental Health Unit (if applicable) located in the region. This involves program development, diagnostic assessment, clinical consultation, and audit functions. Additionally, the incumbent is responsible for administrative supervision as well as clinical supervision of the psychologists in the region.


Direct and coordinate all psychology activities of the mental health program within the DPSCS region.
Collect and review institutional monthly statistical reports to determine the status of the region’s mental health program activities.  This includes: ensuring that the reports are timely; assessing workload of each clinician; ensuring the accurateness of the information provided; and ensuring that the duties required of each clinician are being performed satisfactorily. 
Oversees peer reviews and/or audits of performance of mental health personnel within the region.  
Consults with other program directors and managers or officials of agencies outside the Department on policies, plans, goals of the mental health program, and needs of the inmate population.
Provide advice consultation to the Chief of Mental Health Treatment Services


Provides direct supervision to all licensed psychologist and psychology associates where necessary in the region.  This includes resolving conflicts with regional mental health personnel when and where necessary; and ensuring adequate mental health clinical coverage in the region. 
Recommend appropriate personnel actions to the Chief of Mental Health Treatment Services regarding regional psychology staff.
Liaise with institutional personnel offices in ensuring that: all efforts are being made to fill vacant psychology positions within the region; all Performance Evaluations Plans for regional psychology staff are timely and adequately completed; all position descriptions adequately reflect the duties for positions in the region’s institutions. 


Maintains a caseload of mental health patients for whom evaluation, risk assessment, and treatment are provided.  
Resolves any complex diagnostic questions arising within the region.
Provides advice on ethical issues within Mental Health Treatment Services


Education: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D, Psy.D) in Psychology

Experience: One year of experience working within a correctional mental health department.


Candidates for this classification must be licensed as a Psychologist by the Maryland State Board of Examiners of Psychologists prior to permanent appointment to a position in State service. Applicants who do not have a Maryland license may also apply pending receipt of the required license. When the license has been obtained, submit a copy of the license to the Maryland Department of Health Testing Unit.


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.


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.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be emailed to or faxed to 410-484-5928. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment.

If you are submitting additional information, the preferred method is to upload it with your application. All uploaded additional information must be received by the closing date and time. If you are unable to upload,
please email the requested information to referencing the recruitment number in the subject line, or fax to 410-484-5928 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information,
recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). Only additional materials that are requested will be accepted for this recruitment.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, HRSD-Recruitment Division at 410-585-3999.

J. Rolon

If you are having difficulties with submitting your online application, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at <> or

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People with disabilities and bilingual candidates 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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