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Counselor/Social Worker - req 2036

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The University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

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Counselor/Social Worker - req# 2036

Job Description

Counselor/Social Worker

Requisition ID


Working Title

Counselor/Social Worker

Position Grade


Position Summary

The Center for Development and Disability (CDD), established in 1990, is New Mexico's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service. These centers, authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, build the capacities of states and communities to respond to the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

The CDD’s Early Childhood Home and Family Services division (ECHFS)

is seeking to hire a Counselor/Social Worker to provide direct services to families with children, birth to four, at risk for and/or having experienced child abuse and neglect and/or attachment disruptions. All services are delivered using an infant mental health, family centered, and developmentally informed approach.

The Counselor/Social worker will provide direct clinical assessment and treatment services as well as community based social work support services commensurate with experience and licensure. Experience with or knowledge of Infant Mental Health, Child Parent Psychotherapy, Circle of Security, or other evidence-based early childhood intervention modalities is preferred. In addition to direct, family centered services, the Counselor/Social Worker may also provide reflective supervision and/or consultation for other home visiting providers in the ECHFS Division as assigned and congruent with his or her training and experience.

The ECHFS division provides a continuum of early childhood home visiting, early intervention and clinical evaluation, and treatment services. Our programs include preventative home visiting, Part C Early Intervention targeting infants and families at risk due to prenatal substance exposure and children who have endured substantiated child abuse and neglect. The Counselor/Social Worker may be assigned to work in any or all of these services providing evaluation, treatment, community-based support, and/or consultation/reflective supervision.

Endorsement at Level III or higher as an Infant Mental Health Specialist by the NM Association for Infant Mental Health (NMAIMH) is preferred, but not required if the candidate demonstrates relevant experience working in an infant and early childhood mental health setting. Training in Infant Mental Health and related intervention modalities is preferred but not required if candidate demonstrates relevant clinical experience and interest in training in these areas. Candidates with a strong commitment to working with high risk families are also encouraged to apply.

Additionally, the Counselor/Social worker will demonstrate:

* Capacity for effective collaborating with internal and community partners;

* Knowledge of community resources including resources for meeting basic needs, housing, behavioral health counseling, and other needs presented by families;

* Knowledge of state and federal reporting requirements;

* Strong organizational skills, capacity to meet program documentation billing requirements; and

* Strong writing skills

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment

Subject to credentialing process; must maintain credentialed status.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work, or directly related field; at least 6 months of directly related experience which may include internship and/or practicum.Certification/LicensureNM licensure as LPCC, LPC, LMHC, LMSW, LCSW, or equivalent level, OR licensed out of state and eligible for NM licensure.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

**Be sure to address these preferred qualifications in your cover letter**

One or more years of demonstrated experience with the following:

Providing services to high risk families and/or children, birth to five, and their families with demonstrated knowledge of child development and infant mental health practices

Providing clinical services and/or community support and/or service coordination/case management as a clinician in a clinical setting serving young children and families or within an early intervention program

Providing clinical evaluation and/or developmental assessment, including report writing and development of a treatment plan: goal planning, monitoring progress toward meeting goals, and linking families to community resources

Providing clinical and/or case management in the areas of substance abuse, domestic violence, trauma, child development, and/or behavioral/mental health

Receiving or providing reflective supervision or consultation

Endorsement at Level III or higher as an Infant Mental Health Specialist by the NMAIMH

Training in Infant Mental Health and related intervention modalities

Additional Requirements


Health Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM


Pediatrics Center for Development (997H)

Employment Type


Staff Type

Term - Full-Time

Term End Date





Monthly: $3,135.02 - $4,702.53

Benefits Eligible

This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits

home page for a more information.

ERB Statement

Temporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified


Background Check Required


For Best Consideration Date


Application Instructions

To be considered for this position: Complete the official application; be sure to include all prior work experience. Attach your Current Resume; listing three former or current Supervisor References.Attach your Cover Letter that addresses our Preferred Qualifications.Incomplete Applications may not be considered.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


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Founded in 1889 as New Mexico’s flagship institution, the University of New Mexico now occupies nearly 800 acres along old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 900,000 people. From the magnificent mesas to the west, past the banks of the historic Rio Grande to the Sandia Mountains to the east, Albuquerque is a blend of culture and cuisine, styles and stories, people, pursuits and panoramas. Offering a distinctive campus environment with a Pueblo Revival architectural theme, the campus buildings echo nearby Pueblo Indian villages. The nationally recognized campus arboretum and the popular duck pond offer an outstanding botanical experience in the midst of one of New Mexico's great public open spaces.

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