Job Description

Program Therapist

Requisition IDreq6998
Working TitleProgram Therapist
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 New Mexico SAFE (Supports and Assessment for Feeding and Eating) Pediatric Re-source Team 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 in order to provide an assessment of the child’s nutritional status and provide individualized recommendations as part of a comprehensive evaluation report.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
Minimum Qualifications

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.

Preferred Qualifications

**Be sure to address our preferred qualifications below in your cover letter**

Experience:

  • Working with families in a clinical evaluation setting.

  • Working with children with behavioral health, development and/or physical challenges relative to their nutritional needs.

  • In verbal communication with families, colleagues and other medical professionals regarding nutritional needs of clients.

  • Writing evaluation results and recommendations for clients, families and medical professionals.

  • Working cooperatively as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Knowledge of pediatric clinical nutrition theory and practice.

Additional RequirementsBackground check with fingerprinting will be required.
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentPediatrics Center for Development (997H)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Part-Time
Term End Date06/30/2019
StatusExempt
Pay$1,493.15 to $2,239.47 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 Date11/5/2018
Application InstructionsTo 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.

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