CAREERS AT ABRAZOS

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It is the policy of Abrazos to provide an atmosphere free from discrimination, to provide equal employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, serious medical condition, sexual orientation, or gender identity, and to base all employment decisions on this principle.

 

For 6 years in a row, Abrazos has been recognized as a New Mexico Family Friendly Business.

 

Abrazos is located in Bernalillo, New Mexico and provides best-in-state training, a fun, caring, and welcoming work environment, competitive compensation, and a superior benefits package with ample opportunities for growth and learning.

Open Positions at Abrazos

We are looking for energetic and passionate individuals to work in the community as Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for working under the supervision of a BCBA, and the Program Director, to learn new skills and to ensure mastery of skills needed for evaluations and assessments.
  • Direct services including the implementation of behavior intervention plans, skills acquisition plans, data collection and assessments as directed by the BCBA.
  • Utilize required evaluation tools such as VB-MAPP, Vineland, and preference assessments.
  • Under the supervision of a BCBA administer, score, and interpret formal testing instruments as appropriate and summarize results.
  • Consult with therapists and related professional staff, as appropriate, in the performance of behavior technician work.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to linguistic, cultural, social, economic, individual and role difference among clients and families served.
  • Maintain confidentiality of client information and records as required by HIPAA and FERPA laws, and Department of Health and AFSS policies and procedures.
  • Occasional evening and weekend work.
  • Travel within the state.
  • Other duties as required.

Professional Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Unquestioned integrity required.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to solve unexpected problems as they arise while considering the clients and caregivers needs/capabilities and best practices.
  • Outstanding interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Superior writing ability preferred.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Flexible.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and coordinate a caseload.
  • Computer experience, knowledge of or demonstrated ability to use Word, Excel, and other computer programs, as needed.
  • Compliant with all applicable New Mexico Public Health Order requirements.
  • Valid NM driver’s license, reliable transportation with current automobile liability policy (bodily injury liability minimum must be $100/300) with continuous coverage.
  • A current professional liability insurance policy with continuous coverage. The agency will reimburse up to $100 per year.
  • Clearing a criminal background check required.

Educational Requirements and Qualifications:

Education: Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency is required. Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Other: Have completed the 40-hour RBT training and 4-hour ASD training and are a certified Registered Behavioral Technician with a high school diploma and 2 years or more of exemplary ABA service. Or have an Associates or Bachelor’s degree in in Psychology, Education, Applied Behavior Analysis, Child Development, or related field, and have completed or are capable of completing the 40 hour RBT training and 4 hour ASD training, provided by Abrazos, and required to become an RBT®, and successfully pass the RBT exam to become certified as an RBT within 6 months of the first date of being hired.

To Apply:
Email cover letter and resume to info@abrazos.org

Full time Developmental Specialist to provide New Mexico Family Infant Toddler Program early intervention services to families whose infants and toddlers have developmental delays or disabilities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Continuous learning, training, development and improvement.
  • Provide in-person, in-home and community-based early intervention services in accordance with NM Family Infant Toddler Program (FIT) and Agency guidelines in Sandoval County communities (Pena Blanca, Placitas, Bernalillo, Rio Rancho, Corrales) and Bernalillo County communities (Ventana Ranch, Eagle Ranch, Paradise Hills).
  • Work as part of a transdisciplinary team with therapists, education and health care providers to help parents/caregivers learn how to support the child’s development during daily routines/activities.
  • Integrate informal assessment, behavioral observation, developmental history, and medical/health information with formal testing information to reflect a holistic view of the child and family based on their strengths and needs. Work as part of a team to analyze and summarize results in a report.
  • Build relationships with each child and family in support of their individual service plan.
  • Consult with therapists and other professional staff, as appropriate, in the performance of early intervention work.
  • Participate in transition conferences to support the family, give recommendations, and provide feedback concerning a child’s strengths and needs.
  • Assist in preparing children for transition at age 3 to special education preschool or community preschools, or other community services.
  • Share pertinent information with supervisor and team members regarding work progress, successes, barriers, concerns and other areas that may have an impact on the program services or image.
  • Conduct community outreach activities to identify potential service recipients.
  • Maintain confidentiality of client information and records as required by HIPAA and FERPA laws, and NM Early Childhood Education and Care Department policies and procedures.
  • Fulfill compliance, reporting and documentation requirements.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to linguistic, cultural, social, economic, individual and role differences among children and families served.
  • Monitor and ensure quality assurance requirements.
  • Qualify and obtain required state certifications.
  • Occasional evening and weekend work.
  • Travel within the state.

Professional Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Unquestioned integrity required.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • High energy level.
  • Outstanding interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Superior writing ability preferred.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Experience working with young children and families preferred.
  • Computer experience, knowledge of or demonstrated ability to use Word, Excel, and other computer programs, as needed.
  • Compliant with all applicable New Mexico Public Health Order requirements.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred but not required.
  • Valid NM driver’s license, reliable transportation with current automobile liability policy (bodily injury liability minimum must be $100/300) with continuous coverage.
  • A current professional liability insurance policy with continuous coverage. The agency will reimburse up to $100 per year.
  • Clearing a criminal background check required.

Educational Requirements and Qualifications:

Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Education, Special Education, Social Work, Human Services or another related field.

To Apply:
Email cover letter and resume to info@abrazos.org

Full time  position for a Family Service Coordinator to assist families with infants and toddlers who have developmental delays or disabilities to access and coordinate community-based early intervention services for their children.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Continuous learning, training, development, and improvement.
  • Conduct individual intakes, enrollments, schedule evaluations, conduct interviews, facilitate, and lead team meetings, write and develop service plans, monitor service delivery, and support transition to other services in accordance with the requirements of the New Mexico Family Infant Toddler Program.
  • Coordinate services with therapists, health care providers, community daycares, preschools, and school personnel.
  • Support families to access other community resources, as needed.
  • Provide in-home and community -based services in Sandoval County communities of Pena, Blanca, Bernalillo, Placitas, Rio Rancho, Jemez Valley) and Bernalillo County communities of Paradise Hills, Eagle Ranch, and Ventana Ranch.
  • Qualify and obtain required state certifications.
  • Fulfil compliance, reporting, and documentation requirements.
  • Conduct community outreach activities to identify potential service recipients.
  • Share pertinent information with supervisor and team members regarding work progress, successes, barriers, concerns and other areas that may have an impact on the program services or image.
  • Maintain confidentiality of client information and records as required by HIPAA and FERPA laws, and NM Early Childhood Education and Care Department policies and procedures.
  • Build relationships with each child and family in support of service plans.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to linguistic, cultural, social, economic, individual and role differences among children and families served.
  • Travel within the state.
  • Occasional evening and weekend work.

Professional Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Unquestioned integrity required.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • High energy level.
  • Flexible.
  • Outstanding interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Superior writing ability preferred.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Experience working with young children and families preferred.
  • Compliant with all applicable New Mexico Public Health Order requirements.
  • Computer experience, knowledge of or demonstrated ability to use Word, Excel, and other computer programs, as needed.
  • Valid NM driver’s license, reliable transportation with current automobile liability policy (bodily injury liability minimum must be $100/$300) with continuous coverage.
  • A current professional liability insurance policy with continuous coverage. The agency will reimburse up to $100 per year.
  • Clearing a criminal background check required.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred but not required.

Educational Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Education, Social Work, Human Services or another related field.

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to Abrazos Family Support Services, PO Box 788, Bernalillo, NM 87004; fax 505-867-3398; or email to info@abrazos.org

Abrazos’ Respite Program is a flexible, support service that provides care to people with disabilities. This service allows families to take a break from the daily routine of care giving. Contractor Respite providers assist in activities of daily living and promote the individual’s health and safety, while providing opportunities for leisure, play, and other recreational activities. We are looking for energetic and passionate Independent Contractors who have a desire to make a difference in someone’s life by providing companionship and personal care to children or adults with developmental disabilities.

Scope of Contractor’s Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement delivery of respite services to children and their families on designated caseload.
  • Services include DD Waiver and General State Funded Respite as defined and regulated by DOH Developmental Disabilities Supports Division.
  • Provide services which reflect developmentally appropriate practice, as well as cultural and linguistic sensitivity.
  • Communicate verbally and in writing accurately, precisely and in a professional manner.
  • Partner with parents and families of the children served by respite effectively and efficiently, following the training, supervision and direction provided by the families.

Educational Requirements:

Education:  Must be at least 18 years of age and have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency.

Professional Requirements:

  • Unquestioned integrity required.
  • Must be independent, responsible, and able to respond to emergency situations.
  • Meet all the training requirements of the New Mexico DOH for respite providers and provide evidence.
  • Maintain current CPR and First Aid Certification.
  • Valid NM driver’s license, reliable transportation with current automobile liability policy (bodily injury liability minimum must be $100/300) with continuous coverage.
  • Clearing a criminal background check required.

To Apply:
Email cover letter and resume to info@abrazos.org

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