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Counseling Operations Manager #10106776-23200, TERM, Full-time, Albuquerque, NM

Opening Date: 09-27-2018 - Close Date: 10-24-2018

Job Pay Range: LL/MM: $30.387 - $47.480 per hour

Target Pay Range/Rate: $30.387 - $37.984 per hour

The Second Judicial District Court is recruiting for a full-time, TERM Counseling Operations Manager position #10106776-23200 for the Judicial Supervision Diversion Program in Albuquerque, New Mexico. SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Judicial Supervision and Diversion Program Director, manage the work and supervise the staff of the Problem Solving Court Program(s), prepare reports, compile monthly statistics, and conduct individual, family, and group counseling sessions, and serve as an expert witness for the court pursuant to the NMRA Section 11-706. The duties of the Counseling Operations Manager shall include but are not limited to: Management, oversight and technical writing of grants for grant submission, implementing best practices and policies for Problem Solving Court Programs to include Mental Health Court, Vet Court, Young Adult Court, DWI Court and the administration of grant funds to enhance programs such as Drug Court. Ensure all Problem Solving Court Programs are meeting best practices by following national drug court standards, provide clinical oversight for treatment services provided by community providers to ensure needs of participants are being met and are appropriate for target population. Provide recommendations and clinical insight for participants to assist programs in meeting treatment needs. Work with Program Director to enhance current programs and develop new programs aimed at diversion and reducing recidivism. May perform other duties as assigned in order to meet the operational needs of the Second Judicial District Court. Finalist(s) may be subject to criminal background check.


  • Education: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Psychology, Counseling or other mental health related field.
  • Education Substitution: None.
  • Licensure: Must possess and maintain license to practice in the state of New Mexico as a Licensed Professional Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LPCC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or as a Psychologist.
  • Experience: Six (6) years’ experience working in a therapeutic setting, of which three (3) years must have been in clinical supervision and administration.
  • Experience Substitution: A licensed PhD in Psychology, Counseling or other mental health related field may substitute for up to two (2) years of experience.
  • Other: Completion of a post-offer background check may be required. Completion of state Defensive Driving Training and valid New Mexico driver’s license may be required.
  • Knowledge: Knowledge and experience of the key components of Drug Courts as established by the National Association of Drug Courts. Understanding of legal evidence practices of treatment courts, pretrial supervision and target populations each program may service. Experience with implementing programmatic changes, program development and organizational change. Knowledge of general supervisory skills (i.e. coaching, performance evaluations; hiring, training, discipline, termination); knowledge of anti-social behaviors as it relates to conduct; clinical information for decision making and directing counseling; individual, couples, family and group counseling; child/adolescent development; psychopathology; family systems theory and therapy; psychological testing procedures and interpretations; clinical interviewing and mediating; dynamic and clinical interventions; agencies of the NM district court justice system; statewide mental health agencies and resources; NM Counseling and Therapy Practice Board rules, and regulations; and professional code of ethical conduct.
  • Skill & Ability: Skill in establishing cooperative working relationships; analyzing complex statistical data, agency operational needs, and program components; evaluating and revising programs associated with Problem Solving Court programs and clients; researching and writing grants; working within a multi-disciplinary team; working with a culturally diverse population; maintaining confidentiality; communicating effectively both orally and in writing; and working with judicial/legal professionals, judges and other agencies. Ability to independently supervise counselors and train interns; organize and prioritize workload of staff; use initiative and independent judgment; convey and implement clinical and administrative decisions; analyze complex situations; conceptualize and implement solutions to problems; develop and implement measures of accountability.
  • EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED Management and Employee Supervision - Plan, organize, direct and supervise program initiatives; hire, train, evaluate and discipline professional, intern and clerical staff; conduct staff meetings and attend various court, panel and departmental meetings as invited or required; monitor counselors’ compliance with code of professional and ethical standards and conduct; staff cases and discuss, evaluate and develop appropriate treatment plans; compile and analyze statistical data for annual and monthly reports and may assist with budget requests; and represent the Problem Solving court/judicial district in various interagency meetings and on a local, statewide, and national level. Counseling Services - Identify problems and assess behavior; design and implement customized programs to prevent and intervene in specific areas of psychiatric, behavioral, and developmental deficits; direct individuals/families through implementation of appropriate interventions and conduct emergency therapy sessions and crisis interventions as ordered by the court; provide information on adolescent/child development and factors that impact it; independently implement specialized multi-therapeutic modalities and techniques to coach, motivate, shape and restructure behavioral outcomes; make appropriate responses/referrals by the court and juvenile justice system. Training - Programming innovations include: developing parenting, domestic violence, substance abuse, social skills and experiential wilderness groups training and education; consult, collaborate and educate the court, namely judges, probation officers, and administrators, regarding social and psychological needs/trends in the areas of juvenile delinquency, family dynamics, and adolescent psychopathology. May - Provide expert opinions to the court; formulate and recommend child custody and perform other duties as assigned.
  • WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS The following functions are representative of the work environment and physical demands an employee may expect to encounter in performing tasks assigned to this job. Work is performed in an office, court setting, or in the field. The employee may be exposed to hostile or violent situations that arise when dealing with individuals involved in court cases. The employee may be exposed to disturbing court exhibits and contagious health conditions. The work requires the use of computers, repetitious hand, arm and finger motions as well as manual/finger dexterity. The employee may also be required to move, pull, lift, and/or carry up to twenty five (25) pounds; work overtime and/or flexible hours, weekends, and holidays; and may be exposed to fluctuating outdoor and building temperatures. The employee may be required to sit or stand for long periods of time. Travel may be required. A valid driver’s license may be required.
TO APPLY: Submit a New Mexico Judicial Branch Application for Employment or a Resume and a Resume Supplemental form and proof of education to:

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Second Judicial District Court
Human Resource Office
400 Lomas Blvd. NW (Third Floor/Room 325)
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Telephone: (505) 841-5497

Applications not including copies of information requested on the employment application will be rejected.