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MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR

Recruitment #23-000312-0017

GRADE

18

LOCATION OF POSITION

Western Maryland Children’s Center
18420 Roxbury Road 
Hagerstown, MD 21740 

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to provide professional counseling work at the Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor level, providing counseling services as an expert in a specialty area or defined treatment or population area for youth with mental health disorders involved with the Dept. of Juvenile Services. The professional counselor represents the Behavioral Health Unit in DJS facilities and community offices providing behavioral health screening, assessment, supportive counseling and consultation and other supportive services to identified youth.

POSITION DUTIES

Duties of this position include but are not limited to: 

Provide the following Mental Health services to youth being held in Juvenile Detention Facility: 
  • Individual counseling  
  • Facilitate psychoeducational groups with youth 
  • Complete Forensic Mental Health evaluations   
  • Engage with youth's family members  

Provide Crisis and On-Call Services for Behavioral Health Emergencies both on and off-site working in rotation with other licensed clinicians. 

Work as a leader, consultant, and/or member of a multi-disciplinary healthcare team to assist the team's understanding of social and emotional factors underlying the juveniles' involvement with DJS and the implementation of the Behavior Management/Motivation Program.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Determined by the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists under the requirements for Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC).

Experience: Determined by the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists under the requirements for Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). 

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.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. In accordance with Health Occupations Title 17 and Code of Maryland Regulations 10.58.01.05, candidates placed in this classification must be licensed by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC).

2. Candidates appointed to positions in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please ensure 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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment will be a rating of your application based on your education, training, and experience related to the position’s requirements. 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 must provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application is preferred. However, if you are unable to apply online, you may email or mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to the address below or fax a paper application and supplemental questionnaire 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 located at the top of the bulletin, and the last 4 digits of your SS#. Paper application materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date for this recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted. Incomplete application forms will not be accepted.

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services   
OHR-Recruitment & Examination Unit   
Attn: Laurita Lesperance  
217 E. Redwood Street  
Baltimore, MD 21202

Fax number 410-333-4188

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact the DJS Office of Human Resources at djs.careers@maryland.gov. 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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