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DBT Coordinator

Recruitment #23-002587-0068


This is a repost. Previous applicants need not reapply.




Victor Cullen Center 
6000 Cullen Drive 
Sabillasville, MD 21780

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to provide training, monitoring and coaching for new and current staff in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and other treatment programs. This position requires the incumbent to train staff in DJS treatment facilities on DBT skills and associated policies and procedures. The incumbent will provide training that includes Entry Level Training (ELT), initial onsite training, in-service refresher training, and remedial training on the DBT Program. This position must also be able to provide clinical services to youth as needed.


  • Provide onsite coaching, training, and monitoring of staff delivering DBT and other treatment programs at Victor Cullen Center as well as other locations if requested;

  • Provide the Department's DBT entry level, initial onsite, in-service, and remedial training;

  • Provide DBT and other clinical services at the Victor Cullen Center and other facilities, as needed;

  • Implement monitoring procedures to ensure DBT program fidelity.


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate. 

Experience: Five years of administrative staff or professional work.

1. Candidates may substitute 30 credit hours from an accredited college or university for each year up to four years of the required experience.
2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and one year of experience in administrative staff or professional work for the required experience.
3. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university for the required experience.
4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for- year basis for the required experience.


Candidates appointed to this position must possess a Mental Health (i.e., Counseling, Psychology or Social Work) license from the State of Maryland.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

  • Two years of experience assessing and/or providing therapy to the population of adolescents with mental health and/or substance abuse disorders in the Juvenile Justice system.  

  • Two years of experience working with an adolescent population with mental health and/or substance abuse issues.

  • Prior DBT Training and/or certification.


Employees 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.


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


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. It is important 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.

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



The online application process is strongly urged.  However, if you are unable to apply on line you may mail a paper application to the address below or fax a paper application 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 that is located at the top of the bulletin and the last four digits of your SS#.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for this recruitment.  No postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted:   


Maryland Department of Juvenile Services

OHR-Recruitment & Examination Unit

217 E. Redwood Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

Attn: Jakiraman Jones

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  Include the Recruitment Title/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.


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


Bilingual applicants and people with disabilities are welcome to apply for all recruitments.


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