Position Summary & Duties Responsible


Clinical Social Worker/Clinical Counselor will provide addiction counseling services in accordance with the scope of licensure to clients at various programs operated by the department. Provide delivery of treatment services in a manner consistent with the department’s treatment modality. Provide clinically based training to other professionals within the department on a variety of topics or as assigned.


  • Gather relevant client information though screening, assessments and the taking of case histories; evaluate informational findings to determine client treatment and intensity needs.
  • Formulate Individual Service Plans that systemically and holistically addresses client treatment needs.
  • Provide clinically-based training/supervision to other clinicians and/or interns within the department on a variety of topics or as assigned.
  • Provide therapeutic interventions as appropriate for clients in crisis situations, i.e., suicide.
  • Based on assessed needs, refer clients to other treatment/supportive needs services, such as medically based providers, psychological evaluations and other treatment arenas and/or support groups.
  • Conduct individual and group counseling sessions as appropriate to licensure level and within the guidelines of the department’s clinical structure.
  • Provide treatment oriented educational-based group facilitation following guidelines and protocols consistent with the department’s chosen treatment modality.
  • Provide consultation, training and treatment planning for staff.
  • Initiate and maintain accurate case files; document notes relevant to provided care; maintain record of referrals and related forms.
  • Prepare documents for presentation; prepare detailed client progress reports as required.
  • Maintain ethical standards of practice, professional competence, confidentiality, responsibility to clients and responsibility to the profession per New Mexico occupation and professional licensing board standards.
  • Attend staff meetings and team conference as assigned.
  • Performs other job related duties as required or assigned.
  • The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of all employees assigned to this job.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or related field, and five (5) years of work experience in social work, counseling, psychology, substance abuse (alcohol and drugs) or related field, plus a current Licensed Master Social worker (LMSW), Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).

Supplemental Information


The offer of this Bernalillo County position requires compliance with the following:

  • Employee must successfully complete the post-offer employment medical examination and background investigation.
  • Employee must comply with the safety guidelines of the County.
  • Employee must possess and maintain a New Mexico driver’s license.
  • Employee must complete required FEMA training(s) as assigned to position.
  • Pursuant to the criminal history screening for Caregivers Act, Section 29-17-1 through Section 29-17-5 NMSA 1978, new hires at the Department of Behavioral Health Services facility will be required to complete a caregiver criminal history screening for all caregivers. Conviction of a disqualifying condition is cause for termination or sufficient reason not to hire if applicant has a disqualifying condition on their record at time of application.
  • All positions may be required to work various shifts and scheduled per department needs.


  • Most essential duties are performed indoors in a temperature-controlled environment.
  • Indoor working surface is even and either carpeted or tiled.
  • Indoor surfaces are typically dry and may involve the use of stairs.
  • Work hazards or potential work hazards include those of a correctional facility environment with exposure to noise and dangerous situations that could involve serious bodily injury and other work hazards.
  • Works alone primarily, with or without direction; works with groups at times and/or with select teams.
  • Required to work varying shifts and schedules to meet department needs to include day, swing, nights and/or weekends.


  • Utilizes computers and communication equipment on a daily basis.
  • May utilizes facility keys, handcuffs, and shackles on a frequent basis.
  • May handle first aide and oxygen equipment on an occasional basis.
  • Equipment typically used to perform administrative duties include the fax machine, computer, photocopy machine and telephone/pager.
  • Materials and products typically handled in the performance of administrative duties include files, forms, reports, various other forms of paperwork with a variety of basic office supplies and equipment.

Equal Opportunity Employer


He alth Benefits:
Life Insurance
Deferred Compensation
Pre-Paid Legal
Flexible Spending Account
Long/Short Term Disability
Fringe Benefits:
Retirement Plan
Holiday Leave
Personal Holiday Leave
Annual Leave
Sick Leave
Employee Assistance Plan

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