Mental Health Counselor

The Mental Health Counselor will counsel individuals and groups to promote optimum mental health. The Mental Health Counselor will help individuals deal with thoughts of suicide; addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; problems with self-esteem; and issues associated with aging and mental and emotional health.

Requirements: Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Marriage and Family Counseling, or other Behavioral Health related field and hold an active Mental Health License with the State of New Mexico’s Regulation and Licensing department. 


The High-Fidelity Children’s Wraparound Initiative is to serve the population of most vulnerable children and youth who meet certain conditions. Using Wraparound values, principles and practices, the Wraparound Facilitator provides intensive, supportive interventions for identified families. Such interventions include running team meetings, coordinating care with other agencies, developing and utilizing informal/formal supports, identifying and making use of family strengths, etc. The goal of Wraparound services is to help the child/youth and family realize their vision and increase their autonomy from formal systems.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in social services, or High School diploma or high school equivalent with experience with working in individual, family and children’s behavioral health services and working with abused, neglected and traumatized children, adults and/or families. 


Contractor will participate in the Children, Youth & Families Department’s (CYFD) differential response pilot. Contractor will help develop the differential response service manual which will delineate the service requirements, including but not limited to: eligibility requirements, referral process, service duration, scope of services, and quality assurance process. Contractor will complete an individualized family assessment with each participating household member, including children, will adhere to the Tiered Case Management Model, and will provide transportation as needed to assist the family in meeting their goals. Contractor will participate in program development meetings and trainings as requested by CYFD.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Education, Counseling, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Family Studies, or a related degree approved by CYFD from an accredited college/university and two (2) years of any combination of experience including working with communities on health or social service related matters, social work/case management experience, behavioral health and/or health care.

Residential Treatment Assistant

Residential Treatment Assistants (RTA) are primarily responsible for the care and supervision of youth residents in all facets (including physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being) of their daily lives. Residential Treatment Assistants are also responsible for implementing assigned treatment services, maintaining accurate documentation of services and ensuring that the daily routine of the facility is upheld.

Requirements: Must be at least 21 years old and have a High School diploma or high school equivalent. 

Peer Support Worker

Peer Support Workers are those who provide peer delivered services to an individual or family member with similar life experience.  The Peer Support Worker seeks to expand the role from services focused on behavioral health and addictions recovery to include physical health promotion, and disease prevention and intervention activities for individuals and their families who experience mental health and substance abuse challenges.

Requirements: Must be at least 21 years old and have a High School diploma or high school equivalent. 

Guidance Center of Lea County, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.