State of New Mexico CPS Placement Specialist (CYFD #26358) in Los Lunas, New Mexico

CPS Placement Specialist (CYFD #26358)



CPS Placement Specialist (CYFD #26358)


$35,380.80 - $61,568.00 Annually


Los Lunas, NM

Job Type

Permanent Position


Children, Youth & Families Dpt

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Job Description

NEOGOV is currently working on a system update for applicants who use screen readers. If you are applying with a screen reader and need assistance, please contact Andrea Rivera-Smith @ (505) 695-5606.


Attached resumes will not be reviewed or considered. You are required to include your work experience in the Work Experience section of your application. If you have previously included work history on a resume you must transfer your work history into the Work Experience section prior to submitting your application. For more information please visit our website: Employment with the State of New Mexico

Purpose of Position:

This position will provide expert case consultation to field staff in the area of foster care and adoption services and will provide services to foster and adoptive families requiring specialized skills or expertise.

This position is a Pay Band 70.


Classification Description

CPS Placement Specialist

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from an accredited college/university and four (4) years of any combination of experience including working with communities, working on health or social service related matters, social work/case management experience, behavioral health and/or health care. Must possess licensure by the New Mexico Board of Social Work Examiners at the LBSW, LMSW, or LISW level, or licensure in another state and qualified to sit for the next testing session.

Employment Requirements:

Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License. Pre-employment background investigation is required and is conditional pending results.

Statutory Requirements:

All applicants for this position must be licensed in accordance with the Social Work Practice Act, Sections 61-31-1 through 61-31-25 NMSA 1978, and 16.63.1 through 16.63.20 NMAC.

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Working Conditions:

Work is performed in an office setting: late hours, weekends, on-call and callback work may be required. Will be exposed to regular periods of video display terminal and keyboard usage and stressful situations. Travel is required. Possible exposure to irate clientele. Incumbent will work under stress and frequent time constraints. Incumbent will be required to furnish a personal vehicle for carrying out assignments which may include transporting clients including children. Must have own mode of transportation.

Conditions of Employment:

Working Conditions for individual positions in this classification will vary based on each agency's utilization, essential functions, and the recruitment needs at the time a vacancy is posted. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

Default FLSA Status:


Bargaining Unit:

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

Agency Contact Information:

Adrianna Miller, (505) 867-2373.

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Risk Management Division Employee Benefits

The State’s General Services Department Risk Management Division, Employee Benefits Bureau (EBB), is responsible for the procurement and oversight of employee benefits - including Medical, Pharmacy, Dental, Vision, Short & Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance. EBB insures approximately 68,000 State of New Mexico and Local Public Body employees and family members. The State’s Group Benefits Plan also offers COBRA, Flexible Spending Account Programs, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Erisa Administrative Services, Inc. (Erisa) is the State’s Third Party Administrator. They provide benefits administration to all plan participants, and offer knowledgeable staff to answer your questions. To learn more Benefit Information

In addition to the benefits listed above, the State of New Mexico Offers a retirement plan and a medical program for retirees. For more information regarding the State of New Mexico's plans you can visit the following websites:

Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico Website

New Mexico Retiree Health Care Authority


Please indicate the highest level of education you have completed.

PLEASE NOTE: If you state that you have a degree higher than a high school diploma, please attach a copy of your official/unofficial transcript(s) that clearly state the type of degree and date awarded/conferred, institution name, applicant name and is in a format that cannot be modified (edited). Attachments are NOT automatically attached to your application. You will need to select which documents to attach to each application. (The last 15 attachments uploaded are available for selection).

  • Eighth Grade

  • Tenth Grade

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Associates Degree or Technical/Vocational Certificate

  • Bachelors

  • Masters

  • Juris Doctorate

  • Ph.D. / PsyD / Ed.D. / M.D. / D.O. / Doctorate


*How many years of experience do you have RELATED to the PURPOSE of this position?

Please note that the purpose of this position is an extension of the minimum qualifications. Please review both the purpose of position and minimum qualifications before responding to this question.

If you worked a part-time position (less than 40 hours a week) please be aware that your experience for this time period will be pro-rated. Additionally, if you have work experience that overlaps, you will only be credited for a maximum of 40 hours per week for that time period. Please note, that only related work experience will be considered.

  • Zero or less than 4 years of experience

  • 4-5 years of experience

  • 6-7 years of experience

  • 8-9 years of experience

  • 10 or more years of experience



Are you currently licensed in accordance with the Social Work Practice Act, Sections 61-31-1 through 61-31-25 NMSA 1978 and 16.63.1 through 16.63.20 NMAC as applicable, or licensure in another state and qualified to sit for the next testing session

  • Yes

  • No


Please provide licensure details below including: License number, location issued and expiration date.


Do you possess a valid New Mexico Driver's License?

  • yes

  • no

  • Non Applicable


Do you have experience providing case management services which included identification of services and the coordination of activities designed to achieve the goals and outcomes of a case plan?

  • yes

  • no


Do you have experience conducting assessments on individuals or on families to determining functioning levels and capacity?

  • yes

  • no


Do you have experience working with individuals or families to develop case plans?

  • yes

  • no


Do you have experience participating as a member of a team to implement social service programs including following agency policies and procedures?

  • yes

  • no


Do you have experience conducting interviews for the purpose of collecting information for decision making?

  • yes

  • no


I understand that my response to the experience question will be confirmed. I have included my related work experience in the Work Experience Section of my application.

I understand that l must complete the Certificates and Licenses section of my application or attach proof of this license/certificate to my application if this position has a statutory requirement.

I understand that my application will not be further considered if I fail to provide this required information and documentation at the time my application is submitted.

  • I understand

    Required Question


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