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ALCOHOL AND DRUG PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR PROVISIONAL

Recruitment #17-001565-0002

GRADE

14  salary negotiable to mid-point with experience

LOCATION OF POSITION

Backbone Mountain Youth Center, Swanton, MD 21561

Main Purpose of Job

The Alcohol and Drug (A/D) Professional Counselor Provisional is the entry level of work, at the noncertified Master’s Degree level, counseling clients with substance use disorders by using intervention, treatment and rehabilitation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Master’s or Doctoral degree in a health or human services counseling field from an accredited college or university approved by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists or completion of a program of studies judged by the Board to be substantially equivalent in subject matter and training.

Experience: None.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience providing substance abuse counseling to youth.

Experience creating treatment plans.

Experience performing intakes and assessments for admission to alcohol and drug counseling programs.

Case management experience.

Experience in crisis intervention.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. In accordance with Health Occupations Title 17 and Code of Maryland Regulations 10.58.07, candidates placed in this classification must apply for and receive a letter of authorization to practice as a trainee from the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists within 90 days of their date of hire.

2. Employees must successfully obtain certification or licensure from the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists as either a Certified Professional Counselor-Alcohol and Drug or a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor within one year of meeting the experience requirements for Certified Professional Counselor-Alcohol and Drug.

3. 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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in 
accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.

SELECTION PROCESS

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 employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position.  It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If the online application process is not available, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire (by the closing date) to:

Department of Budget and Management Recruitment and Examination Division 301 W. Preston Street, Room 608 Baltimore, MD 21201

For education obtained outside of the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application. 

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay

Should you have questions about this recruitment, please call 410-767-4910. 

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. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.



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