Program Therapist - req# 10239
|Working Title||Program Therapist|
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 and Other Developmental Disorders Division has an opening for a part-time Program Therapist. The Program Therapist will work predominantly with the New Mexico SAFE (Supports and Assessment for Feeding and Eating) Pediatric Resource Team. SAFE is a multi-disciplinary, clinic-based assessment team with expertise in swallowing disorders and feeding difficulties. The team provides feeding evaluations and recommendations for children birth-17 years of age, with feeding difficulties such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), behavior difficulties, and medical concerns. Feeding assessment focuses on behavioral feeding issues, oral motor function, positioning, adaptive equipment, food textures, health screening, and diet analysis. As a valued member of the team, the nutritionist participates in the evaluation of pediatric clients and engages with their family to provide an assessment of the child’s nutritional status and provide individualized recommendations as part of a comprehensive evaluation report.
|Conditions of Employment|
Bachelor's degree; no previous experience required.
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**
|Additional Requirements||Background check with fingerprinting will be required.|
|Campus||Health Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM|
|Department||Pediatrics Center for Development (997H)|
|Staff Type||Term - Part-Time|
|Term End Date||06/30/2020|
|Pay||$2986.30 to $4478.93 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||8/20/2019|
|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.
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