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PSCS A/D Associate Counselor Provisional

Contractual

Recruitment #18-004706-0002

Introduction

This recruitment will be used to fill multiple Contractual vacancies at the Maryland Correctional Training Center (MCTC) in Hagerstown; however, this recruitment will be used to fill future vacancies in other DPSCS institutions. We encourage you to apply at this time and select all of the locations in which you are willing to accept employment.

GRADE

13

Main Purpose of Job

To assess all incoming inmates in a designated institution for substance abuse problems and provide counseling, intervention, intense treatment and rehabilitation services to those inmates with substance abuse disorder(s) which may also include inmates that are dually diagnosed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:     Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in a health or human services counseling field from an accredited educational institution 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.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. In accordance with Health Occupations Title 17 and Code of Maryland Regulations 10.58.07, candidates 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 a Certified Associate Counselor-Alcohol and Drug within one year of meeting the experience requirements for Certified Associate Counselor.  

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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

All persons who meet the minimum and selective 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 above closing date.

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS

The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit. 

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a temporary/contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year. 

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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

DBM-Recruitment & Examination

ATTN: Barbara Middleton

301 W. Preston Street,  Suite 608

Baltimore, MD 21201

We will not consider information submitted after the closing date of this announcement. Do not submit unsolicited documentation. Resumes are NOT accepted and will not be reviewed in lieu of completing the online or paper application.

For more information, please call 410-767-4854

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

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

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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