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Behavioral Health Associate- Non-merit

Baltimore County
34 per week 6401 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212, United States


Regular Schedule: 34 hours per week

Vacancies exist 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 in any Office or Department of Baltimore County General Government may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

All interested candidates must apply at this time.  

List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experiences 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

Under general supervision, this position’s primary responsibility is to provide peer support to individuals who inject drugs in the Harm Reduction Program. Staff are required to be certified Peer Recovery Specialists. 

  • This position will meet with program participants to provide peer mentoring, linkages to resources, and facilitation of contacts with the recovery community. 
  • Staff will also assist and if needed accompany program participants to complete applications for services, attend medical appointments and treatment assessments.
  • Provides outreach to the community and distributes literature, brochures, and other related materials in an effort to educate the general public and promote the program.
  • This position will be trained to perform rapid (oral and finger stick) HIV and Hepatitis C testing and opioid overdose prevention/harm reduction education.
Performs other duties as required.

Required Qualifications
Possession of a high school diploma or appropriate equivalent
a minimum of three years' lived experience of recovery, from which the applicant him/herself has maintained uninterrupted abstinence from a substance use disorder such as alcohol or drug addition
Certification as a Peer Recovery Specialist

Licenses and Certificates
Certification as a Peer Recovery Specialist 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 Licenses, Certifications and Education
Applicants are required to submit proof of licenses, certifications and education beyond high school to meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position. Diplomas or transcripts must show the applicant’s major field of study. Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

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
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204

You can attach your Peer Recovery Specialist Certification 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.  Applicants must state the dates and duties 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 limited exceptions. 

Staff must be willing to work non-traditional hours, including weekends and evenings. 

Physical and Environmental Conditions
The work of this classification is generally sedentary, but requires traveling throughout the County and some lifting and carrying in the set up of educational displays and presentations.

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.