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Counselor/Social Worker

UNM Health Sciences Center

The mission of the Community Health Worker Initiatives (CHWI) of the University of New Mexico Office for Community Health is to contribute to the enhancement and integration of Community Health Workers (CHWs) into the NM workforce in an effort to increase health equity. CHWI is dedicated to designing, implementing, and evaluating projects that utilize Community Health Workers (CHWs) as a strategy to increase New Mexican’s well-being, promote health equity, and minimize the negative impacts associated with the social determinants of health. The Counselor/Social Worker will be imbedded onsite at the Tiny Homes Village Program, a unique transitional housing program and first of its kind in New Mexico. The Counselor/Social Worker will work closely with Bernalillo County Staff, Tiny Homes Village Administrator, UNM Senior Program Manager and Case Managers to provide direct services to include individual and group therapeutic services and high-level case management for villagers. The Counselor/Social Worker in this role will work onsite at the Tiny Homes Village to ensure all residents (or “villagers”) have a psychosocial assessment, treatment plan or individualized service plan and receive personalized assistance towards healing and personal goals. Ideal candidates for this position should have a strong background in providing therapy, both group and individual, in addition to experience working with high-needs populations such as those with Substance Use Disorder and co-occurring Mental Health conditions and those experiencing homelessness. Candidates who have received training in Trauma-Informed Care Practices, Motivational Interviewing, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) are highly encouraged to apply. Spanish-speakers or multilingual candidates are also encouraged to apply. Candidates with a strong commitment to working with high risk adults are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the Counselor/Social worker will demonstrate: • Capacity for effective collaborating with internal and community partners; • Knowledge of community resources including resources for meeting basic needs, housing, behavioral health counseling, and other needs presented by families; • Strong organizational skills and capacity to meet program documentation/billing requirements.

Contact Information

Name: Jeri Barros-Vera