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COUNSELOR III - 19-268-70-BL

Prince George's County Government Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Expired: October 01, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.
Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply
The Health Department is seeking qualified applicants to fill a Counselor III position, grade A-24, for the Fee for Service Program within its Behavioral Health Services Division.
This is a professional lead/supervisory position, whereby the incumbent provides guidance and assistance to targeted populations seeking substance abuse, emotional, behavioral counseling, or related treatment services. The incumbent is supervised and evaluated by a Program Chief in accordance with departmental rules, policies, and procedures. 

  • Conducts individual, group, and family counseling for clients seeking treatment services;
  • Develops, revises, and implements clients' treatment plans;
  • Maintains counseling and case management clinical documentation according to state and agency regulations;
  • Maintains case files, evaluations, status reports, and clients' progress records;
  • Consults with the clinic's physician and nursing staff to address clients' medical assistance/reviews;
  • Provides clinical expertise/leads lower level counselors;
  • Evaluates clients' cases for referrals to aftercare services;
  • Provides clinical oversight and monitors the quality of services/deliveries;
  • Consults with service providers and medical providers;
  • Ensures clients participate in assigned treatment plans; and,
  • Performs other tasks and duties assigned, which may not be specifically listed in the position description; however, are within the general occupational category and responsibility level typically associated with the employee's class of work.
Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or a closely related field; plus two (2) years of substance abuse, behavioral, or emotional disorder counseling experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. EACH CANDIDATE MUST INCLUDE INFORMATION THAT CLEARLY DEMONSTRATES THE ABOVE QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION.

Three (3) years of demonstrated professional experience, which involves counseling and assisting client populations with substance abuse, emotional, behavioral, or related disorders.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Upon selection, the candidate must possess one of the following licenses/certifications:
  1. LCPC: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
  2. LCADC: Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor
  3. LCSW-C: Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical
  4. LCSW: Licensed Certified Social Worker
  5. LCP: Licensed Clinical Psychologist
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Upon selection, the candidate must:
  1. Pass a thorough background investigation
  2. Pass a drug screen and submit to subsequent random drug screens.
  3. Possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
Candidates will be selected from a temporary register of eligibles, which will become effective approximately four (4) weeks after the closing date.  Once a selection has been made, the register will expire.

ELIGIBILITY TO WORK: Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, an employer is required to hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. Applicants who are selected for employment will be required to show and verify authorization to work in the United States.

CLOSING DATE: ONLY ON-LINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on November 1, 2019
Prince George's County Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Committed to Diversity in the Workplace
Employment Type: Fulltime/Permanent/Classified

Prince George's County Government


Upper Marlboro, MD
20774 USA