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Job TitleSupervisory Therapist, grade 25 (CATS)
LocationRockville, MD, US
Organization NameHealth and Human Services
Medical ExamPhysical and Drug and Alcohol Screen
Background InvestigationYes
Financial DisclosureNo
Job Description

Closing Date: 05/04/2013


The position provides oversight of daily operations of the CATS unit which assesses newly arrested inmates that are identified with behavioral health issues.  The position makes determinations of risk of harm to the inmate population harm and attempts to divert those inmates who have minor, non-violent misdemeanor offenses out of the criminal justice system and into community mental health treatment. The position provides clinical supervision to a team comprising therapists, a psychiatrist and clerical staff.  Additional responsibilities encompass: screening, assessment, evaluation and case management services as well as individual counseling to the behavioral health population served by the CATS unit; ensuring timely intake and assignment of cases; and data and statistical reporting.


Additional Employment Information

Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws.

Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: Considerable (3 years) post licensure professional clinical counseling experience.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or a related field appropriate to the area of specialization required by the position.
Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.


Selected candidate will be required to successfully complete a physical, drug and alcohol screen and background investigation prior to appointment.


Employees in this class have a mandatory licensure requirement, as cited in COMAR which contains regulations governing the practice of clinical counseling/psychotherapy. One of the following licenses, issued by the State of Maryland, must be held and maintained by the employee:

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapy (LCMFT)
Licensed Clinical Alcohol Drug Counselor (LCADC)
Licensed Certified Social Worker/Clinical (LCSW-C)
Certification as Advanced Practice Registered Nurse/Psychiatric Mental Health (APRN-PMH)
Licensed Psychologist


Preferred Criteria

Resume must include information specific to the preferred criteria listed below. Make sure that your resume references your knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to the preferred criteria. Ideally, the preferred criteria should be addressed in a separate section in your resume.  The system only allows for one document to be submitted so your preferred criteria must be part of the resume.



1.     3-5 years of professional clinical supervisory experience

2.     Professional experience in a correctional setting with inmates affected by behavioral health issues

3.     Experience working with databases to prepare statistical reports



If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.


All applicants will be reviewed by OHR to determine whether or not they meet minimum qualifications for the position.  All applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be reviewed and rated by subject matter experts based on the Preferred Criteria.  Based on the results of Preferred Criteria evaluation, applicants will be rated and placed on the Eligible List as either "Qualified" or "Well Qualified." The highest rated applicants will be placed on the Eligible List and may be considered for interview.  Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are same grade or higher will be placed on Eligible List as a "Transfer" candidate and may be considered for interview. Note: In the event there are 5 or less minimally qualified candidates, all will be placed on the Eligible List as Qualified and will be interviewed.

Minimum Salary56631
Maximum Salary93944
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