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** REPOST ** MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR

Recruitment #17-000312-0008

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

14100 McMullen Hoghway, Cumberland, Maryland 21502

13800 McMullen Highway, S.W., Cumberland, Maryland 21502

18601 Roxbury Road, Hagerstown, Maryland 21746

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to provide counseling services to clients with mental disorders by using assessment, evaluation, and intervention, rehabilitation, and treatment regimens.

POSITION DUTIES

Assesses the inmate's situation to determine the appropriate services using clinical interview techniques, objective assessments, and psychological testing under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.

Intervenes in crisis situations to de-escalate the situation and provide acute care using suicide prevention planning and crisis intervention techniques.

Develop treatment plans and provides treatment to inmates who have significant mental or emotional disorders through the use of individual and or group counseling.

Develops and implements behavioral management plans for inmates that are disruptive to the operation of. Refers inmates for other services such as psychiatric care, inpatient mental health services case management planning, medical evaluations, addictions services, etc.

Documents services rendered to the inmates.

Evaluates inmates for changes in security classifications using psychological tests combined with information gathered in the clinical interview in accordance with applicable regulations.

Reviews charts as needed and assigned by department head.

Adhere to accepted ethical and behavioral standards of conduct and participates in continuing professional development

May collaborate with other professionals in carrying out research in correctional work.

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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

 All persons who meet the minimum qualification will be approved on the certification list and will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

 

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 the closing date.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

To submit your qualifying documents; the preferred method is to upload them using the "other" tab on the online application. However, if you’re unable to upload your documents, please fax requested information only to 410-585-0570 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information, recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). We will not consider information submitted after the closing date of this announcement.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.

Online applications are STRONGLY recommended; if you do not have internet access, please mail your application by the closing date to:

HRSD-Recruitment & Examination

6776 Reisterstown Road, Suite 309

Baltimore, MD 21215

Attn: T. Johnson

For more information, please call 410-585-3117

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

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