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MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATE II

Company: STATE OF MARYLAND
Location: Catonsville
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Job Description:

Introduction Spring Grove Hospital Center is the largest psychiatric hospital operated by the State of Maryland, with 377 beds. We are located in Catonsville, previously named by Money Magazine as one of the best place to live! Convenient to DC, Baltimore and BWI airport, our 180-acre wooded campus feels more like a college setting. Our mission is to provide quality mental health services to patients from across the State. We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive health benefits package, 11 paid holidays and six personal days annually, pension and retirement savings plans, training opportunities, free onsite parking and much more! Join our team and be a part of the change! GRADE ASTD9 LOCATION OF POSITION MDH/Spring Grove Hospital Center 55 Wade Avenue Catonsville, Maryland 21228 Main Purpose of Job The main purpose of this position is to provide peer support counseling services and therapeutic activities to patients/clients (consumers in the hospital), in areas/wards of the hospital identified as having specific needs involving recovery and trauma informed care. This position will function a the intermediate level of care, under moderate to general supervision provided by a licensed psychologist or a licensed professional clinician. Minimum Qualifications Education: Completion of 60 credit hours at an accredited college or university including 15 credit hours in a human service program. The program must have included either a supervised practicum in providing counseling or other therapeutic services to the mentally ill or at least nine credit hours in psychology, including abnormal psychology. Experience: Two years of experience providing counseling or other therapeutic services to the mentally ill. Notes - Candidates may substitute one year of experience providing counseling or other therapeutic services in a mental health setting under the supervision of a licensed professional staff member or a Master's degree prepared mental health professional for the required practicum. - Candidates may substitute additional education at an accredited college or university in a human service program at the rate of 30 credit hours for one year for up to two years of the required experience. - Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Mental or Behavioral Health Counseling classifications or Mental or Behavioral Health Nursing and Specialist specialty codes in the Counseling field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education. Desired Or Preferred Qualifications The desired candidate should possess one or more of the following: - Certified as a WRAP (Wellness, Recover, Action Plan) facilitator - Certified as a NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) support group facilitator - Certified as a Peer Recovery Support Coach - Completion of Peer Recovery Advocate Training LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS NOT APPLICABLE. SELECTION PROCESS 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. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies. Benefits Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits 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 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 highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to . 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 . 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 or . Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: or MD TTY Relay Service 1-. 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 to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

Keywords: STATE OF MARYLAND, Catonsville , MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATE II, Healthcare , Catonsville, Maryland

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