Social Worker I, Criminal Justice (2024)


Social Worker I, Criminal Justice (1)

"Together, we are building a stronger Maryland."

- Governor Wes Moore

Do you want to join a dynamic, innovative team? Join one of the State of Maryland’s largest agencies, the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS)! When you work at DPSCS, it’s an opportunity to support and impact our large workforce, help ensure the public safety of Maryland’s residents and change the lives of returning citizens.

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This recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies throughout the state of Maryland. Please select all locations you are willing to work, but know that working locations may vary. This is a hybrid position.

Allegany County

123 South Liberty Street

Cumberland, Maryland 21502

Baltimore City

428 E. Preston St

Baltimore, MD 21202

3027 E. Madison St

Baltimore, MD 21205

Baltimore County

1 Rolling Cross Road

Catonsville, MD 21228

Montgomery County

8552 Second Avenue

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Prince George's County

14735 Main Street

Upper Marlboro , MD 20772


The purpose of this position is to provide direct social work services to offenders under the supervision of Division of Parole and Probation.

Duties include:

  • Providing clinical supportive services and individual counseling for crisisintervention as assigned
  • Providing psychosocial assessments/remediation plans as assigned
  • Conducting therapeutic/didactic groups, as well as individual support groupswith a cognitive-behavioral theory base to the general population
  • Participating in multi-disciplinary treatment team which may includeprogress review meetings or group formatted sessions as assigned
  • Completing a variety of administrative tasks associated with carryingout the social work functions such as maintaining and completing monthly reportsand statistics
  • Serving on special work groups as assigned bysupervisor
  • Attending clinical staff meetings when scheduled


Education: Determined by the State Board of Social Work Examiners under the licensing requirements for Social Workers.



1.Employees are required to be licensed as a Graduate Social Worker (on or before June 30, 2018), Master Social Worker (on or after July 1, 2018), Certified Social Worker or Certified Social Worker-Clinical by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners prior to appointment to a position in State service. Applicants who do not have a license may also apply pending receipt of the required license. When the license is obtained, submit a copy to the hiring department.

2.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.


1.Employees are required to meet mandatory standards for continuingeducation as determined by the hiring department. Employees who fail to obtain the required continuing education credits shall be subject to disciplinary action including demotion, suspension anddismissal.

2.Employees must complete an approved training program in group counseling techniques.

3.Employees may be required to complete the Level I Counseling course certified by the Maryland AIDS Professional Education Center.

4.Employees required to qualify for and successfully complete the Entry LevelTraining Academy operated by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions.


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 placed on theeligible (employment) list for at least one year.


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.


As an employee of the State of Maryland, you will have access to outstanding benefits, including: health insurance, dental, and vision plans offered at a low cost.


·Personal Leave - new State employees are awarded six (6) personnel days annually (prorated based on start date)

·Annual Leave - ten (10) days of accumulated annual leave per year
·Sick Leave - fifteen (15) days of accumulated sick leave per year
·Parental Leave - up to sixty (60) days of paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child
·Holidays - State employees also celebrate at least twelve (12) holidays per year

·Pension - State employees earn credit towards a retirement pension

Additional benefits may be available to employees of this classifications.

·Release time for job-related CEU training

·Reimbursem*nt of costs of licensure or certification as required by clinical specialty

·Tuition reimbursem*nt available through the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program


Online applications are highly recommended.However, if you are unableto apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire maybe emailed to Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing datefor the recruitment.

If you are submitting additional information, the preferred method isto upload it with your application. All uploaded additional informationmust be received by the closing date and time. If you are unable to upload, please email the requested information to hr.recruitmentuser@maryland.govreferencing the recruitment number in the subject line. Onlyadditional materials that are requested will be accepted for thisrecruitment.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the Departmentof Public Safety and Correctional Services, HRSD-Recruitment Division at410-585-3999.

Kimberly Banks

If you are having difficulties with submitting your onlineapplication, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division or 410-767-4850.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed torecruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of theState's diversity.

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