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Behavioral Health Program Manager

Recruitment #23-005477-0004


The Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state’s primary social service provider, serving over one million Marylanders annually.  The Department, through its 24 local departments of social services, aggressively pursues opportunities to assist people in economic need, provide preventive services, and protect vulnerable children and adults in each of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City.  DHS works in every community in Maryland to positively impact the lives of Marylanders. 

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




Baltimore City Department of Social Services
Director's Office
1910 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD. 21213

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as the Behavioral Health Program Manager for Child Welfare Services in the Baltimore City Department of Social Services. The position aligns with the mandates with federal requirements and mandates of LJ vs Massinga Federal Consent Decree. This position is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the agency’s child welfare behavioral health services which are outlined in the Federal Consent Decree.


The Behavioral Health Program Manager serves several important roles that are critical within the agency:

Provides direct oversight of the behavioral health /mental health services provided to children and families involved with the Baltimore City Child Welfare system including Child Protective Services, Family Preservation, and Out of Home Placement. 

Develops and manages strategic partnerships with community/governmental agencies that ensure BCDSS direct service programs have the support they need to assist families and children with behavioral health/mental health services.

Provides direct oversight for the MATCH healthcare program for approximately 2500 children in the foster care system in Baltimore City.

Acts as liaison between Internal Verification Agent (2) for the Federal Consent Decree LJ vs Massinga.  This position is directly responsible for compliance and reports of exit standards: Measure 75, 79, 82, 83, 93, 94, and 99.

Acts as a member of the Health Care Advisory Board as dictated by the additional commitments outlined in the Federal Consent Decree LJ vs Massinga. 

Requires availability via phone or in person for emergency cases 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Monitors 3-multimillion-dollar contracts for the agency related to healthcare and behavioral health services.

Provides supervision and oversight of the mental health navigators (Social Work Therapist).


Experience: 5 years of experience administering Behavioral Health or Child Welfare program.

Education: Master's Degree in Social Work or Counseling.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor- (LCPC ) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker- Clinical ( LCSW-C)

One year of experience providing customer service to internal and external stakeholders.

One year of experience using Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite.


The ideal candidate must be willing to work in Baltimore City.


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.


As an employee of the State of Maryland, you will have access to outstanding benefits, including: health insurance, dental, and vision plans offered at a low cost. CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR MORE DETAILS:   STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS

  • Personal Leave - new State employees are awarded six (6) personnel days annually (prorated based on start date).
  • Annual Leave - ten (10) days of accumulated annual leave per year.
  • Sick Leave - fifteen (15) days of accumulated sick leave per year. 
  • Parental Leave - up to sixty (60) days of paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child.
  • Holidays - State employees also celebrate at least twelve (12) holidays per year. 
  • Pension - State employees earn credit towards a retirement pension.


If you have any questions about this recruitment ,please contact Baltimore City Department of Social Services at 443-378-4530.

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated. This office, with your approval will verify your prior applicable work experience. In order to receive full consideration for time worked, please complete dates of employment in its entirety and identify number of hours worked for each entry.

College transcripts are not required for review of your application and don not need to be forwarded. Please clearly indicate your college degree and majors on your application. If selected for an interview, you may be required to bring and official transcript with you.

Online applications are STRONGLY preferred; however, the paper application may be submitted to Baltimore City Department Of Social Services, Att: Dorothy Dukes, 1910 N. Broadway, MD 21213. The paper application must be received by 5p.m. close of business on the closing date of the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted. Their previous Maryland State application (MS-100) will not be accepted.

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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