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DIRECTOR OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES - WESTERN OR CENTRAL MARYLAND

PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES CHIEF

Recruitment #17-002148-0003

Introduction

This recruitment is for two part-time 50% positions.  One position is located within the DDA Central Maryland Regional Office in Baltimore and the other position is located within the Western Maryland Regional Office in Hagerstown.

GRADE

21

LOCATION OF POSITION

Central Maryland Regional Office, Baltimore, MD

Western Maryland Regional Office, Hagerstown, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This recruitment is for two part-time 50% positions.  One position is located within the DDA Central Maryland Regional Office in Baltimore and the other position is located within the Western Maryland Regional Office in Hagerstown.

This high level leadership position provides policy and program direction related to psychological and behavior supports within DDA's Central and Western Regions for individuals with developmental disabilities where nearly 12,500 people receive services. This includes development, implementation, coordination, and monitoring of behavioral support services for individuals with behavior support needs. This position will provide policy direction to Positive Behavior Support strategies and will work with external stakeholders in the development of policy and initiatives that facilitate the least restrictive technique to be used for people with developmental disabilities. This position will focus on both transformation of the system as well as building increased capacity while complying with applicable state and federal laws and regulations.

This position serves as contract monitor for a comprehensive behavioral, psychological, mobile crises and behavioral respite service contract within the Region.

This position serves as an expert witness for the Attorney General's Office for both State and Federal Court cases, including Administrative hearing (formal and informal). This position provides consultation to the Regional Director, the Management Team, the Eligibility Team, regarding developmental disability eligibility and appeals.

Monitor universe of behavior support services activity in the Region and provide technical assistance to effectively deploy behavioral support services by communicating and problem solving behavior support services with appropriate practitioners.

This position provides technical assistance to the quality enhancement team by reviewing data and making recommendations.

Serves as a member of the Statewide Behavior Supports Committee (SBSC) and participates with implementing the work of the SBSC and provides technical assistance to standing committees in the Region.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Requires a Doctorate in Psychology acceptable to the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists and five (5) years of experience rendering psychological services, including three years post-doctorate clinical experience and two years of supervisory experience.  The incumbent must obtain a current Maryland license to practice as a Psychologist from the Board prior to appointment. 

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will have experience with psychological and behavioral supports for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  The successful candidate will also have experience with Positive Behavior Support strategies and initiatives that facilitate least restrictive techniques.

SELECTION PROCESS

This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority. Resumes must accompany the application.

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689.  Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251. 

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.