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Mental Health Graduate Professional Counselor

Recruitment #23-000311-0014


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. As part of the Maryland State Department of Education, the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) provides services to assist students with disabilities prepare for the work world, vocational rehabilitation services to assist adults with significant disabilities who are seeking to enter or reenter the workforce, and the adjudication of Social Security disability claims for the citizens of Maryland.




MSDE-DORS-Workforce and Technology Center
2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, Maryland  21218


This is a contractual position responsible for providing clinical counseling as part of the new Behavioral Health Services unit at the Workforce & Technology Center (WTC), which prepares individuals with disabilities for competitive employment. Work in collaboration with a variety of interdisciplinary team members to review consumer referrals, assess needs and provide support to help consumers succeed in their career training programs and other WTC services. The position is a member of the Behavioral Health Services team who works under clinical supervision, which provides mental health services, addictions assessments and monitoring, as well as education and prevention programming. Individual and group sessions are done both in-person and virtually. This position provides assessments, education, and counseling services to consumers of the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS).

Position duties include:
  • Assisting in developing and implementing assessment, counseling, and program services.
  • Serving as a resource and provide technical assistance and consultation to DORS counselors and staff on the awareness and understanding of behavioral health issues. Interpret clinical assessments, screenings, and reports; and offer recommendations for vocational rehabilitation planning.
  • Coordinating and administering behavioral health assessments and screening referrals.
  • Providing brief counseling and psychoeducation, such as early intervention or for prevention purposes via tele counseling and/or in-person. 
  • Assisting with and/or create community or treatment referrals as needed.
  • Leading and/or attending team meetings to discuss issues related to behavioral health concerns. Participating in the Center Services Team review meetings for new vocational referrals.
  • Participating 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 Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC).

Experience: None. 

Note: 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.


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 planning and providing training activities and presentations.


In accordance with Health Occupations Title 17 and Code of Maryland Regulations, a candidate placed in this classification must be licensed as a Graduate Professional Counselor by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists.


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


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


It is preferred that applicants complete the MD State Government online application for employment. The application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the position. If the applicant is unable to apply online, paper applications can be obtained from the link below and be faxed to 410-554-9397 or mailed to DORS Human Resources Department at 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218. If there is a supplemental questionnaire, this must be completed and sent in with your paper application, if you are unable to apply online.

All application materials must be received in our office by the closing date. Postmarks will not be accepted. Applications must be complete to be considered including all related job duties, even if those are also listed on an attached resume. Additional required materials may be uploaded with the online application, submitted to the fax number, or mailed to the address listed.

Inquiries can be made to 410-554-9391, TDD (410) 554-9399. 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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