Program Therapist (Senior)
University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, NM

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Position Title:
Program Therapist (Senior)

Appointment Type: Definitions

Staff - Term: Full Time

Working Title (if applicable):
Sr Program Therapist


Psych Outreach

Salary Grade


$3,163.33 min to $4,525.73

Work Location:
UNM Health Sciences Center (Abq)

Position Summary:
The University of New Mexico, Department of Psychiatry Center for Rural and Community Behavioral Health (CRCBH) is seeking a self-motivated individual to join our dynamic multi-disciplinary team. The mission of CRCBH is to address health care disparities through: health services research and evaluation; capacity building; training and workforce development; and through increasing access to quality behavioral health services that are holistic, cost-effective and provided with respect to unique cultures within New Mexico communities. We are seeking a Senior Program Therapist to serve as the Project Director (PD) on a multi-year grant, called ACTION, funded through the SAMHSA National Child Traumatic Stress Network (Level III). The goal of the ACTION project is to implement an outpatient trauma-informed children's clinic, with special emphasis on serving children from military families and Native American (NA) children. The project's primary intervention will be the evidence-based practice Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Specific duties of the PD include: manage all aspects of the project, maintain oversight regarding planning and design, project implementation and progress. This may include: assisting the project PI with meeting grant obligations with regard to reporting requirements, coordination of referrals and service delivery, determining project eligibility, case assignment and facilitating ACTION team meetings. This position will also assist the operations team with contractual and fiscal monitoring, and project logistics. The PD will provide clinical services, including delivering and supervising TF-CBT, and will oversee training and outreach. This is a position that requires: vision, leadership, assertiveness, patience, organizational and communication/relationship building skills. This position requires a licensed professional with both administrative and clinical skills, resourcefulness, follow-through and flexibility. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position. 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 Prospective Employee page for a more complete explanation of UNM benefits.

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

Preferred Qualifications:
Project management and administrative experience Licensed in a mental health related field (Master's in social work, counseling, or related degree) Experience working with military families Experience working with Native American communities Experience with Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Experience providing clinical supervision, training and leadership to a multi-disciplinary team Experience with outreach and building community relationships

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Closing Date:
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Application type required for this position:
Staff/UNMTemps Employment Application

Additional requirements for this position:
Candidates for this position must be eligible for employment as verified by the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Government Services Administration (GSA); those individuals on the OIG/GSA Exclusion Lists will not be considered for hire. Once hired, periodic checks will be made for eligibility of continued employment. Employees must be credentialed per UNM HSC policies and procedures if billing for services under Medicare/Medicaid. Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check. Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.

Required Applicant Documents:
Resume Cover Letter

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Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please submit a brief writing sample discussing your thoughts about the impact of trauma on children and families in New Mexico. Please email the writing sample to: immediately after you submit your online application. Applicant must submit the names of 3 present/past supervisors as references that the hiring official will be able to contact. Only past/present supervisory references are acceptable. Failure to do so may delay and/or stop the application and interviewing process. If selected for this position, applicant will be required to submit copies of their official college transcripts due to educational requirements for this position. Applicants must submit this before the hiring packet can be processed. Please note: the selected candidate will be required to complete a thorough background check prior to hire, and will be required to be credentialed within the UNM system post-hire.

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University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the diversity of our campuses. UNM is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.



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