Case Manager - Aztec, NM

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Job location
300 Gossett Drive
Aztec, NM 87410
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Law Offices of The Public Defender
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

Social workers assist attorneys representing clients faced with criminal charges in New Mexico through the development of plans for addressing life situations that if mitigated may improve a client's opportunity for improving their lives and providing alternatives to punishment through the criminal justice system.

Nature of Work
Social workers assist people by helping them cope with and solve issue in their everyday lives, such as family and personal problems and dealing with relationships. Some social workers help clients who face a disability, life-threatening disease, social problem such as inadequate housing, unemployment or substance abuse. Social workers also assist families that have serious domestic conflicts sometimes involving child or spousal abuse. Additionally, they may conduct research, advocate for improved services or become involved in planning or policy development.
The Social Worker Assistant (Case Manager): Provides case management services to Social Worker and defense team.
Conducts interviews for intake, assessment, referral and reassessment. Provide case management services, present case finding and review case records; maintaining accurate records and progress notes; and assist with treatment and discharge planning and risk assessments.
Conduct case follow up, coordinate programs and evaluate social service program delivery.
Prepare administrative reports, provide consultation and in-service training to staff; recommends service delivery; provides crisis and/or emergency services; maintains case records and management information systems; observes and describes behavior and interaction; counsel/families in behavior management.
Maintains regular contact with assigned caseload and communicates with the primary Social Worker regarding on-going needs of client; including but not limited to, medical, psychiatric, security or competency considerations. Maintains regular contact with assigned clients/ caseload as needed.


Associates degree in Human Services or Social Sciences and two (2) years of experience in mental health and/or substance abuse counseling. Any combination of education from an accredited college or university in a related filed and/or direct experience in this occupation totaling four (4) years may substitute for the required education and experience.

Must possess and maintain a valid driver's License.

Collective Bargaining: This position may be covered by a collective bargaining agreement and all terms/conditions of that agreement apply and must be adhered to.

Default FLSA: Non-exempt

The Law Offices of the Public Defender is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis on race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, spousal affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, political affiliation or religion, mental or physical disability, or serious medical condition.

This job advertisement may be used to fill multiple vacancies.

To apply: 


Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
$31,824.00 - $53,830.40 Annually
Submission deadline: 
Sunday, February 18, 2018