Job Description

Counselor/Social Worker,Sr

Requisition IDreq11918
Working TitleCounselor/Social Worker,Sr
Position GradeAE13
Position Summary

Counseling Services at UNM Student Health and Counseling (SHAC), is recruiting for a Clinical Counselor/Clinical Social Worker for a half-time position (20 hours per week) at the UNM Valencia Branch.

This position provides specialized clinical services (assessment, diagnosis, and brief therapy), consultation, and psycho-educational outreach to UNM branch campus students and will consult to the Student Affairs committee regarding students of concern. This position may require occasional after-hours service. The position will be located at the Valencia campus but administratively and clinically connected to the Counseling Services of Student Health and Counseling located on the main campus in Albuquerque. New Mexico licensure as an LPCC, or LISW is minimally required.

Strong mental health clinical skills are a must, especially in the areas of psychotherapy with high functioning, highly intelligent and goal oriented diverse clients, with crisis assessment and intervention, and brief treatment with evidence-based methods. Expertise in mindfulness based interventions, substance use disorders, and brief consultation is also key. The candidate must be credentialed prior to beginning employment.

UNM-Valencia is a branch campus of the University of New Mexico, a 2 year public university located just South of Albuquerque, New Mexico in Los Lunas. There are 2,236 students enrolled in the Fall of 2019. The high altitude and relatively mild weather affords many year-round recreational opportunities. New Mexico also offers a rich cultural climate with a diverse population and a welcoming attitude.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • Must be employment eligible as verified by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Government Services Administration (GSA).
  • May be subject to credentialing process; must maintain credentialed status, if applicable.
  • Must maintain certification status.
Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work, or an equivalent field; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.Certification/LicensureLicensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) or equivalent OR Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) or equivalent OR licensure pending, as documented by temporary license.

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

Experience with treating high functioning, goal oriented clients in an outpatient setting.

Experience providing services to marginalized clients.

Experience providing services to under-resourced clients in rural communities.

Experience assessing and treating issues common to college students, non-traditional students.

Experience in managing mental health crisis and emergency situations.

Experience in time-limited treatment and disposition of cases of all degrees of severity.

Cultural Competence/Sensitivity in service clients of color as evidenced by education, training.

Experience applying empirically supported treatments for specific diagnoses.

Experience developing and facilitating workshops/outreach programming for diverse students on campus.

Evidence of ability to function both autonomously and as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team.

Experience in conducting consultations with professional staff and/or faculty.

Additional Requirements-Official transcripts, High school diploma, or GED certificate will be required for hire. Please see minimum qualifications for specifics.-This position will require a pre-employment criminal background check. Future and/or continued employment in the position is contingent upon obtaining and maintaining a satisfactory background check, which is one that does not include any disqualifying findings.
DepartmentStudent Health and Counseling (037A)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Part-Time
Term End DateI year from hire date
Pay$20.81 - $31.21 Hourly
Benefits EligibleThis 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 StatementTemporary 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 RequiredYes
For Best Consideration Date1/31/2020
Application Instructions

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Applications should include three professional references, cover letter and CV.

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.

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