Behavioral Health Associate Supervisor- Non-merit

Baltimore County
34 per week $22 - $34 Per hour MD US Department of Health & Human Services, 7500 Security Blvd, Windsor Mill, MD 21244, United States


Regular Schedule: 34 hours per week.

A non-merit vacancy exists in the Bureau of Behavioral Health, Department of Health and Human Services.

Non-Merit positions are not classified within the Baltimore County Government Classification and Compensation Plan.

A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

Current and future vacancies occurring within this class may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

List all


and changes in job duties due to


as separate work experience on your application.  Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

NOTE:  Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered. A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position. Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time. 

You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications, and Education will result in your application not being considered.  Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Examples of Duties

Behavioral Health Associate Supervisors manage Behavioral Health Associates and Outreach Workers in the various peer support programs to ensure program participants are getting the best quality service.  Peer support specialist supervisors must have Maryland Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) and a Registered Peer Supervisor (RPS) in Maryland.
Examples of Essential Duties


  • Builds and maintains a trusting professional relationship with the recovery specialist under their supervision that helps the peer recovery specialist meet job performance goals.
  • Models ethical boundaries between peer and supervisor to ensure ethical boundaries between peer support staff and program participants.
  • Maintains appropriate confidentiality of information disclosed during supervision that meets legal and professional requirements in order to assure appropriate and successful supervisor-to-supervisee relationships.
  • Evaluates and provides feedback to ensure that Peer Recovery Specialists are helping people served meet their goals, interacting in a peer-to-peer fashion, and working within the Peer Recovery Specialist scope of practice.
  • Understands and supports core values of peer support by building and maintaining effective working relationships with peer recovery specialists who acknowledge their role and experience, while maintaining the expectations of the workplace.
  • Establishes professional relationships based on mutual respect and recovery principles and ideals that promote environments in which peer recovery specialists’ efforts to self-monitor and take care of their own wellness are supported and encouraged, understanding that the recovery and growth process is not linear.
  • Ensures that all Baltimore County Health Department policies and procedures are followed and that all peer support staff represent the mission and values of the Baltimore County Health Department, Bureau of Behavioral Health.
  • Works with the program supervisor to effectively monitor the staff documentation, using the various programs and systems in place to collect data and schedule outreach, providing technical support when necessary.

  • May be required to carry a caseload of participants, depending on the staffing and the needs of the program.
  • Assists the program manager and the leadership with various administrative assignments and related duties as assigned.

(NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.)


Required Qualifications

Possession of a high school diploma or appropriate equivalent


two years working as a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist in a professional environment


Certification as a Peer Recovery Specialist and Certification as a Registered Peer Supervisor.

Licenses and Certificates

Certification as a Peer Recovery Specialist and Registered Peer Supervisor is required at the time of application.

Possession of a valid driver's license equivalent to a non-commercial, class C Maryland driver license is required at the time of application.

Proof of Certifications

Applicants are required to submit proof of Peer Recovery Specialist and Registered Peer Supervisor Certifications for this position.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application. 

Proof of Degree Equivalency
Applicants who have obtained a degree from outside the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc. ().

Mail or deliver documents to:
ATTN: Behavioral Health Associate Supervisor (Specialist Officer II) - Non-Merit
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204

You can attach your Peer Recovery Specialist and Registered Peer Supervisor Certifications to your application.

Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions.  Be sure to state the dates, duties and responsibilities of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes. 

Conditions of Employment

Employees hired after July 1, 2022 are required to participate in the Baltimore County Employees' Retirement System, with very little exceptions.

Employees in this classification may be assigned to a work shift which includes nights, evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.

Physical and Environmental Conditions

These positions are essentially sedentary with occasional walking, lifting, or other restricted physical activities.

Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation

Applicants selected for employment with Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination, drug screening and employment investigation, including, but not limited to criminal background, education certification and fingerprinting checks.