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DHMH, Developmental Disabilities Administration, Secure Evaluation & Therapeutic Treatment (SETT) Unit, Jessup or Sykesville, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as a Behavioral Technician, working closely with the Clinical Director and Psychology Associates. The main purpose of this position is to provide assessment and therapeutic services, data collection and analysis, at an advanced level, to court committed individuals at the SETT facilities in Jessup and Sykesville. In addition, this position will assist with staff training of behavior support plans and conduct reliability checks for program integrity at SETT facilities. The SETT Program has two locations - the Jessup SETT (10-12 beds) is an evaluation unit and the Sykesville SETT (20 beds) is a longer term unit for individuals with intellectual disabilities in need of care and treatment.


Education: Completion of 60 credit hours at an accredited college or university 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: Four years of post education experience providing counseling or other therapeutic services to the mentally ill including 100 hours of clinical supervision and 25 hours of inservice training in mental health

Notes: 1. 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 prepared mental health professional may be substituted for the required practicum or for the 100 hours of clinical supervision and 25 hours of in-service training. Each year of experience may be credited one time toward either the educational or experience requirements.

2. Additional college education in a human service program may be substituted on a 30 credits for one year basis for up to two years of experience.

3. Applicants should list the course titles and credits received in the social and behavioral sciences or human service area on the application (MS100) along with a detailed description of the clinical practicum.

4. Documentation of the required clinical supervision and inservice training in the form of a letter of verification from all supervisors during the training period must be attached to the application form.


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated. 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. For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Applicants certified to list will receive eligibility for a period of one (1) year.

Eligibility may be extended beyond one (1) year period. For Recorded Job Information Call: 410-767-6018.

Online applications are highly recommended, however the paper application may be submitted to DHMH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.


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.




As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

If you need to submit additional information, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689.

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