Job Description

Health Education Consultant

Requisition IDreq12287
Working TitleHealth Education Consultant
Position Grade12
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 Autism Programs at the CDD has long supported families to respond to the needs of other family members based upon their lived experiences with a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). As part of a University Center of Excellence, we subscribe to a family centered approach in all of our work. This position, with preference for a parent, will support the dissemination of specialized information and resources as well as advocacy that is driven by the needs of families of children with ASD in New Mexico. In addition, the successful candidate will have a unique role in the implementation of training and support for family peer support workers across the state in order to insure that community based advocacy and supports are available for all New Mexicans.

Occasional travel is required.


See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • May require discipline-specific licensure and/or professional certification, as specified by the department in the preferences.
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

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 our preferred qualifications listed below in your cover letter**

Parent of an individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Certified Family Peer Support Worker, or willing to take the training and exam within 12 months.

Graduate of a leadership advocacy program such as Partners in Policymaking or similar.

Bilingual English/Spanish skills both verbal and written.

Knowledge of and experience with:

  • Child serving systems in New Mexico.

  • Current issues in Autism Spectrum Disorder.

  • Family engagement.


Additional RequirementsThis position requires a Background Check and DOH Fingerprinting.
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentPediatrics Center for Development (997H)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Date06/30/2021
StatusExempt
Pay$3199.73 to $4478.93 Monthly
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 Date3/9/2020
Application Instructions

Only applications submitted throughthe official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this jobadvertisement on a 3rd party site, pleasevisit UNMJobs to submit an application.

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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