Counselor/Social Worker - req# 11404
|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.
CDD's HATCH Program have two openings for Counselor/Social Workers. The HATCH (Helping All To Come Home) Program is within the Early Childhood Home and Family Services Division at the CDD and provides a continuum of early childhood home visiting, early intervention and clinical evaluation and treatment services to young children and families. Our programs include preventative home visiting, Part C Early Intervention targeting infants and families at risk due to adversity and trauma, and children who have endured substantiated child abuse and neglect. The Counselor/Social Workers may be assigned to work in any or all of these services providing evaluation, service coordination, intervention/treatment, and/or community-based support.
Our Counselor/Social Workers provide direct services for the HATCH Program focusing on supporting family who have a newborn hospitalized in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) during their infant's hospitalization and as they transition home. Parents may self-refer to the program to obtain support around their child's hospitalization or may be referred by medical providers within the NICU setting. Services focus on supporting parents in meeting their infant's emotional and developmental needs, supporting the parent-child relationship, and helping parents access resources that will support them in meeting their child's/family's needs. Services are delivered using an evidence-informed practice with approaches that are relationship-based, trauma-informed, and developmentally-informed. Services may occur in the hospital, in the family's home, or in the community.
This position requires flexibility, teamwork, and the following skills:
Spanish speaking Candidates with a strong commitment to working with high risk families are encouraged to apply. Use of personal vehicle to travel to home visits and clinics within Albuquerque metro area is required.
|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.
**Be sure to address our preferred qualifications listed below in your cover letter**
One or more years of demonstrated experience providing:
|Additional Requirements||These positions require CYFD Background checks with fingerprinting and use of personal vehicle to travel to home visits and clinics within Albuquerque metro area.|
|Campus||Health Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM|
|Department||Pediatrics Center for Development (997H)|
|Staff Type||Term - Full-Time|
|Term End Date||06/30/2020|
|Pay||$3359.72 minimum to $4702.53|
|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 webpage.|
|Background Check Required||Yes|
|For Best Consideration Date||11/25/2019|
|Application Instructions||To be considered for this position: * Complete the official application; you must include all prior work experience and # of 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.
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