We are passionate about what we do and delight in providing excellent programs that make permanent, positive changes in the lives of those we serve. Our programs are designed to equip our clients with the vision, motivation, life skills, education, and self-discipline necessary to lead a successful life.
Located in Albuquerque, NM, Bernalillo Academy is a 63-bed sub-acute residential treatment center that serves youth between the ages of 5 and 18 with a diagnosis of Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, and other Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as Emotional and Behavioral Disorders and Developmental Delays.
Provides quality services for children and adolescents, using individual family and group treatment modalities. Assess, diagnose, and treat students with emotional, behavioral, and mental health issues. Provides services in sub-acute residential treatment, community, and school settings. Provides case management, discharge, planning and utilization review. Participates in weekly treatment team meetings. Serves as primary therapist for assigned caseload, formulates individualized treatment plans, and serves as contributing member of multi-disciplinary treatment team. Completes all paperwork (treatment plans, assessment tools, progress notes, etc.) with accuracy and within regulatory timeframes.
Provide counseling, therapy to students and families as appropriate.
Conduct individual, group, and family therapy.
Prepare treatment plans and monitor results to determine effectiveness of treatment.
Discuss progress toward goals with students.
Maintain clinical records by documenting sessions and treatment, including progress notes, activities, evaluations, and recommendations.
Consult with Clinical Director, other therapists, and/or other specialists concerning treatment plan and the performance of therapeutic work.
Coordinates services, amend plan as needed, and refer students to appropriate services.
Interview student, using techniques such as testing, interviewing, discussion, and observation, to obtain information concerning clinical history and other pertinent information.
Develop, implement and administer individualized therapeutic treatment to assist student in decrease of target behavior and increase in skill development.
Review results of tests to evaluate student needs.
Refer to student to supportive services to supplement treatment and counseling.
Confer with students and families to develop plans for post treatment activities.
Write evaluations of student for use by courts and testifying in court, if necessary, after receiving a court order and consulting with supervisor.
Provide case management and discharge planning to children/adolescents.
Provide utilization review.
Facilitate communication between parents and the treatment team and physician.
Serves as a liaison between Bernalillo Academy and other agencies in the community.
Assist Residential Counselors with problem solving.
Make visitation and pass arrangements with student and families.
Participate in therapeutic intervention and problem solving to include but not limited to emergency services and crisis intervention for children with serious emotional and behavioral disturbances.
Document all services provided in a timely manner and according to regulatory requirements.
Master's degree in Behavioral Science or related discipline from an accredited college or university.
1 to 2 years of experience working with adolescents in a residential setting.
Clinical licensure in the state of New Mexico as a LISW, LPCC, or LMFT or license eligible.
Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance after 90 days.
Company provided Short Term and Long Term Disability
Company provided AD&D insurance
Flexible Spending Program/Health Savings Account
401K after 90 days - Match coming 2/1/2020!!
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Daily Pay - a company sponsored benefit that allows employees to access a portion of their base wages in advance of their payday