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 Independent Contractors to join our team of professionals providing Occupational, Physical or Speech-language Therapy services to families in our Early Intervention program.

Scope of Services:

The New Mexico Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Program uses a transdisciplinary team approach when possible. That means if more than one provider is working with a child and family, those professionals work together to support the child and family. They conduct co-visits and talk with each other in-between visits to discuss ways to work with the family to support the child’s overall development. That includes cross-disciplinary sharing of information and training. All teams are led by a Family Service Coordinator. Team members may include a Developmental Specialist, Speech-language therapist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Dietician and/or a Family Support Specialist.

Services are based on the following eight key principles:

  • Infants and toddlers learn best through everyday experiences and interactions with familiar people in familiar contexts.
  • All families, with the necessary support and resources, can enhance their children’s learning and development.
  • The primary role of a service provider in early intervention is to work with and support family members and caregivers in children’s lives.
  • The early intervention process, from initial contacts through transition, must be dynamic and individualized to reflect the child’s and family members’ preferences, learning styles, and cultural beliefs.
  • Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) outcomes must be functional and based on children’s and families’ needs and family-identified priorities.
  • The family’s priorities, needs, and interests are addressed most appropriately by a primary provider who represents and receives team and community support.
  • Interventions with young children and family members must be based on explicit principles, validated practices, best available research, and relevant laws and regulations.
  • Support for families in developing strategies to understand, interpret and nurture their child’s development is best achieved through the use of reflective practices.

Professional Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Unquestioned integrity required.
  • Independent and Responsible.
  • Flexible.
  • Outstanding interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Compliant with current relevant state COVID 19 Vaccination and Booster Card requirements for in-person in-home services.
  • Desire to work with children in a home or daycare setting.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Clearing a criminal background check required.
  • Current Professional Liability Insurance.

Educational Requirements and Qualifications:

Current New Mexico Occupational, Physical or Speech-language Therapist License

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

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

We are looking for a candidate to join our agency full time as a Development Director responsible for all fundraising initiatives for Abrazos Family Support Services.  Directly responsible for major gifts, planned giving, sponsorship development, corporate and private fundraising, grant writing and community outreach.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plan, develop and implement year-round fund development plan, marketing strategies and donor/capacity building activities that meet the short- and long-term resource needs of the agency.
  • Develop and maintain a database of donors, or potential donors, including individual, corporate and foundation benefactors.
  • Prepare written materials for fundraising solicitations, donor outreach and marketing, including case stories, web site content, brochures and other public relation materials.
  • Prepare written proposals for public, private and foundation grants.
  • Develop and maintain a system of soliciting, documenting and thanking donors.
  • Identify and work collaboratively with community resources.
  • Negotiate with potential donors/funding sources, including in-kind donations.
  • Evaluate and monitor all fundraiser expenditures and results.
  • Develop, implement and maintain a database/reporting system showing the efficacy of agency fund development efforts.
  • Read and follow all agency employee policies.
  • Maintain and upgrade professional expertise and relations in the community.
  • Participate in agency health and safety activities.
  • Assist Executive Director in carrying out related tasks and duties as may be requested.

Professional Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Unquestioned integrity required.
  • Outstanding interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Three plus years of experience in business development, marketing coordination for fund raising activities/events, grant writing and community outreach.
  • High Energy Level.
  • Superior writing ability preferred.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Computer experience, knowledge of or demonstrated ability to use Word, Excel, and other computer programs, as needed.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred but not required.
  • Valid NM driver’s license, reliable transportation with current automobile liability policy (bodily injury liability minimum must be $100,000/300,000 and property damage of $100,000) with continuous coverage.
  • Clearing a criminal background check required.

Educational Requirements and Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, education or a related field from an accredited university.

Location & Compensation:

The position is based 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.

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

We are looking for a candidate to join our agency full time as a Program Manager responsible for planning, organizing, implementing, and monitoring Respite and Family Living Service programs. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure Respite and Family Living services are provided in accordance with NM Family Infant Toddler Program (FIT), Developmental Disabilities Supports Division (DDSD), Developmental Disabilities Medicaid Waiver (DDW), and AFSS guidelines.
  • Grow the programs, as allowable by state and grant funding, to best serve the clients and their families in our service areas.
  • Meet all the FIT and DDSD criteria to be a supervisor/ case manager.
  • Identify and recruit potential service recipients as needed.
  • Document client eligibility.
  • Conduct client intake and enrollment, match families to appropriate program, connect families with appropriate providers as applicable.
  • Identify and recruit potential respite, sub-care, and family living providers.
  • Serve as the agency’s Incident Reporting Manager, supporting all staff and contractors.
  • Perform duties in an organized, efficient and timely manner.
  • Comply with the AFSS Employee and Direct Services policies and procedures.
  • Maintain confidentiality of client information and records as required by HIPAA and FERPA laws, and Department of Health and AFSS policies and procedures.
  • Present a positive, professional image of AFSS, providing information as appropriate.
  • Practice ethical and professional conduct with staff, Board of Directors and families and community partners at all times.
  • Adhere to established guidelines for billing and documentation.
  • Other duties as required.

Professional Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Unquestioned integrity required.
  • Three plus years of experience in program management serving children and/or adults with developmental disabilities.
  • High Energy Level.
  • Superior writing ability preferred.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Computer experience, knowledge of or demonstrated ability to use Word, Excel, and other computer programs, as needed.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred but not required.
  • Valid NM driver’s license, reliable transportation with current automobile liability policy (bodily injury liability minimum must be $100,000/300,000 and property damage of $100,000) with continuous coverage.
  • Clearing a criminal background check required.

Educational Requirements and Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, education, psychology, or a related field from an accredited university.

Location & Compensation:

The position is based 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.

To Apply:
Email cover letter and resume 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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