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Counselor/Social Worker - req# 7677

at University of New Mexico

Posted: 5/2/2019
Job Reference #: 7677

Job Description

Counselor/Social Worker

Requisition IDreq7677
Working TitleCounselor/Social Worker
Position GradeAE12
Position Summary

The University of New Mexico Health Science Center Pediatric Department encompasses a network of hospitals, clinics and community based services that are integrally linked through education and research to apply advanced medical science to the patients they serve and an abiding concern for the well-being of children to improve and restore health for New Mexico’s youngest residents into adulthood.

The Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology is seeking one full-time Social Worker to work with the pediatric/adult hemophilia and thrombosis patient population in the Ted R. Montoya Program in addition to the pediatric hematology segment of the program. The Ted R. Montoya Hemophilia Program and Treatment Center was established in 1980 by the New Mexico State Legislature to identify and care for New Mexico residents with bleeding disorders. It is federally recognized as one of 130 comprehensive treatment centers across the nation that provides state-of-the-art medical services, psychosocial support, education and research.

The Social Worker is an integral member of the treatment team responsible for in-patient/ out-patient psychosocial support including assessments, treatment plans, resource development and referrals, patient/community outreach, education and research. Interagency collaboration with local, regional and national hemophilia centers is core to providing comprehensive patient services. Participation in a week-long hemophilia summer camp is required. A willingness to learn and problem solve insurance related issues is essential, in addition to an understanding of hemophilia treatment and medication expenditures. Coordination and participation in state-wide education and outreach activities targeting patients/families, schools, health providers, hospital emergency departments and rural communities is based on funding availability. Work with regional hemophilia treatment centers to support research and patient care directed activities is important in advancing patient quality of life. Assisting with data collection and annual reporting for government entities and funding sources will be required to support the viability of the program.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Subject to credentialing process; must maintain credentialed status.
Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work, or directly related field; at least 6 months of directly related experience which may include internship and/or practicum.Certification/LicensureNM licensure as LPCC, LPC, LMHC, LMSW, LCSW, or equivalent level, OR licensed out of state and eligible for NM licensure.

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 as a social worker in healthcare environment for pediatric and adult patients
  • Experience supervising others
  • Experience as a social worker on an interdisciplinary medical team
  • Experience with insurance coordination for patients
  • Experience in presenting educational information to patients and health care workers
  • Experience providing social worker services in the community (i.e. at schools, in patient homes)
  • Experience collaborating with other healthcare organizations on a regional and/or national level
  • Experience with medical charting in a hospital setting
  • Ability to work independently to achieve tasks
  • Bilingual skills in English/Spanish
Additional Requirements
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentPediatrics Hematology Oncology (997M)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
Pay$3,135.02 to $4,702.53 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 Date1/15/2019
Application InstructionsA complete application will consist of current resume, cover letter and reference. Please describe in your cover letter how you meet the preferred qualifications for the position. Include three references in your resume. The references must be former supervisors. Finalists should be prepared to provide official educational transcripts if selected for hire.

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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