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Rehabilitation Center Residential Advisor II

Sunday-Thursday 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Recruitment #23-000951-0001


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 - Div of Rehab Svcs - Workforce and Technology Center
2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218


This is a contractual position responsible for overseeing an assigned client residence area and provides crisis counseling and supportive teaching to residents of the dormitory at the Workforce & Technology Center. Maintain healthy, safe, and sanitary environment for individuals with disabilities who are generally independent in their activities of daily living. This position is identified as emergency essential personnel and as such, this position is required to report for work or remain at the work site to continue agency operations during an emergency situation. This position is primarily evening shift 3:00 – 11:30 pm Sunday - Thursday, but may be adjusted to cover other shifts and areas as needed.

Provides monitoring and supervision of the residential dormitories. Conducts physical walk-through of dormitory area with completion of rounds log to ensure overall safety and welfare of residents. Observes and monitors the behavior and progress of residents to ensure compliance with dormitory rules and regulations and health and safety standards. Mediates disputes and conflicts. Provides guidance and supports to residents in areas related to independence, employment, advocacy, and social skills development. Assists and escorts residents to local emergency rooms when emergency healthcare is needed. Provides cuing and monitoring for residents participating in medication reminder program. Schedules room assignments, process admissions, and facilitates dormitory orientation. Completes written documentation. Communicates resident progress and/or issues to appropriate staff. Carries out emergency and routine procedures for the protection and safety of consumers, staff, and the public. Facilitates resident group sessions. Instructs and monitors basic housekeeping skills so that residents can maintain their assigned living area.


Education:  An Associate of Arts degree or 60 credit hours with at least six credit hours in education, psychology or counseling from an accredited college or university.

Experience: One year of experience providing counseling or other rehabilitation services in a program serving persons with disabilities. 

1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree with 30 credit hours in a human services related field from an accredited college or university for the required experience.


  • Experience possessing basic sign language skills
  • Experience providing residential services to individuals with sensory (hearing and vision) disabilities and/or Autism Spectrum Disorders


  • Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of an automobile.   
  • Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland, and their driving records will be subject to investigation.  
  • Employees in this classification will be required to successfully complete training to obtain and maintain current cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification. 
  • Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 06.01.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs. 
  • Applicants must consent to State Police Investigation (fingerprinting) as a routine procedure for all employees with this Agency. 
  • Employees in this classification will be required to provide the agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.


  • Candidates for this classification may be given a medical examination and may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform the work required prior to appointment to the position. 
  • Employees in this classification will be required to provide the agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.
  • Applicants for this classification must submit proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. 
  • Applicants for this classification are subject to a criminal background investigation in accordance with the federal Family Law Article, Section 5. 
  • Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 06.01.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.


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.


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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