social work Positions



The Social Work Division is always looking for passionate and dedicated social workers who have a desire to work alongside public defenders on behalf of indigent clients.  This is forensic social work which is a specialized area of social work practice.  Current positions under recruitment are listed below and/or on our State of Maryland job site. 


OPD's Social Work Division, on a case by case basis, also hires Panel social workers to perform an array of social work services such as assessing and linking clients to evidence based services, creating alternative sentencing plans, conducting psychophysiology assessments.   If you are interested in being part of our dynamic panel team, please click here to learn how to apply. 


Please check back at a later date for updates. 

OPD's Social Work Division is a certified CEU site. We provide annual training's specific to defense-based forensic social work. 


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