University of New Mexico
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Counselor/Social Worker - req# 7934
at University of New Mexico
|Working Title||Counselor/Social Worker|
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 Counselor/Social Worker position provides direct services for a DOH-funded Family Infant Toddler (IDEA Part C) early intervention program as part of the UNM Center for Development and Disabilities (CDD) Early Childhood Home and Family Services (ECHFS) Division. The ECHFS Division at the CDD provides a continuum of early childhood home visiting, early intervention and clinical evaluation and treatment to young children and families.
The position provides direct services to families with children birth to three. Most families served are considered "at risk" in that they have experienced adversity and/or trauma. Children in the program may be at risk for developmental delays due to medical or environmental vulnerabilities or currently demonstrating developmental delays/differences. Children may also have experience relationship disruptions impacting the parent-child relationship. All services are delivered using evidence-informed practices with approaches that are relationship-based, trauma-informed, and developmentally informed. The Counselor/Social Work position provides a range of services including developmental assessments, developmental guidance interventions, evidence-informed parenting interventions, infant mental health consultation, and case management. Services are provided primarily in family homes and/or community-based settings.
This position requires flexibility, teamwork and the following skills:
* The ability to engage difficult to reach families for collaborative work in improving their child’s lives;
* Solid knowledge of early child development and in working with parents, and children birth to three, including infants;
* Experience with child and family assessment including developmental assessment of infants and toddlers;
* Capacity for effective collaboration 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 and capacity to meet program documentation and billing requirements.
Current credentialing or eligibility to become credentialed as a Developmental Specialist III is preferred. Spanish speaking ability is also prefered. Candidates with a strong commitment to working with high risk families are encouraged to apply.
|Conditions of Employment|
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.
One or more years of demonstrated experience in:
Home visiting experience including home visiting in high-risk neighborhoods.
|Additional Requirements||This position requires a CYFD background check and fingerprinting.|
|Campus||Health Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM|
|Department||Pediatrics Center for Development (997H)|
|Staff Type||Term - Full-Time|
|Term End Date||06/30/2019|
|Pay||$3,135.02 to $4,702.53 Monthly|
|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 webpage.|
|Background Check Required||Yes|
|For Best Consideration Date||2/11/2019|
|Application Instructions||To be considered for this position: * Complete the official application; be sure to include all prior work experience and hours worked per week. * 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.|
Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.
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.