Maryland DJS is Hiring!

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Maryland DJS is hiring for the role of Deputy Secretary of Residential Services!

Join an agency and leadership team committed to transforming young people’s lives, creating safer communities, and creating a fairer system by holding justice involved young people accountable while building on their strengths.

The Deputy Secretary of Residential Services is an executive strategic leadership position that is youth focused within residential programs & facilities within Maryland. This executive role entails ensuring the highest standards of care, safety, and rehabilitative services for youth in custody, while fostering an environment that supports positive behavioral changes and successful reintegration into society.  Ultimately, the Deputy Secretary will be responsible for residential services treating young people the way any of us would want our own children treated if they were in the same situation.

This position:  

  • Empowers Residential Services staff to improve how young people and families experience the juvenile justice system and improve youth and community safety outcomes;  
  • Leads strategic reform initiatives focused on holding young people accountable while creating pathways for success in a system that values equity, inclusion, and safety; 
  • Initiates and manages collaborative partnerships with justice system stakeholders, including young people, families, community organizations, law enforcement, state and local governments, child serving state and local agencies, judiciary, and legal counsel;  
  • Manages and coaches an executive team to implement and cultivate innovative strategies aimed at connecting youth and families to developmentally-appropriate, evidence-based, and culturally relevant services, supports and opportunities and achieving positive outcomes for young people;  
  • Coordinates with other Departmental units, such as those responsible for equity and inclusion initiatives, community and support services, and research and evaluation functions to develop a cohesive approach to supporting staff, young people, families, and communities.

This position is telework eligible.