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Social Worker

Health Leadership High School is currently seeking to fill their open Social Worker position.

Job Overview

Posting Date: April 18, 2021 - Closing Date: May 21, 2021 or until filled

The school social worker is a trained mental health professional to support behavioral concerns, positive behavioral support, academic and classroom support, consultation with teachers, parents and administrators and provide individual and group therapeutic support services. The school social worker is instrumental in supporting Advisory programming and furthering the academic mission where home, school and community collaboration is necessary to supporting student success. At Health Leadership High School we believe that all students deserve social work support. In addition to special education students and IEP goals, the social worker provides global service to the whole school environment.

Required Skills

Minimum Qualifications:
● Master of Social Work degree from an accredited institution of higher education
● Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW); will consider candidates with a Provisional
● Must have demonstrated experience working with children, youth and families
● Must be willing to comply with a state and federal background check
● Must be able to work at least 40 hours with the flexibility and willingness to work at least five evenings a month in our re-engagement program (night school) plus additional hours when necessary for periodic evening school functions
● Must be comfortable with completing home visits as needed in various parts of
Albuquerque, including home visits after normal school hours
● Must have strong critical thinking skills, experience working on teams, commitment to
ethical practice and the ability to work autonomously

Preferred Qualifications:
● Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Provisional LCSW from the State of NM
● Licensed as a School Social Worker by the New Mexico Public Education Department or eligible and willing to become licensed within two to three months
● Bilingual in English and Spanish
● Experience working with diverse populations, including refugees and undocumented
immigrants and knowledge of their unique needs and challenges
● Experience working with at-risk youth that have experienced complex trauma, grief and loss
● Experience working in a secondary educational setting, preferably as a school social
● Knowledge of IDEA, Restorative Justice, Positive Youth Development and SEL and
experience applying these to a school setting
● Certified by the American Heart Association in CPR/First Aid or BLS certification

Application Process

For consideration, applicants must submit the following materials directly to Leticia Archuleta, Executive Director/Principal, at

● Letter of interest demonstrating qualifications and experience
● Current resume or curriculum vitae
● 3 references – direct supervisors preferred
● Copies of current license(s)

All applicants will be screened based on qualifications and experience. The most qualified applicants will be scheduled for position interviews. All other applicant submissions will be placed in a talent bank for future consideration.

Contact Information

Leticia Archuleta, Executive Director/Principal