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Field Consultant-School of Social Work

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About NMHU

Highlands University is an open admissions university with over 70% Hispanic, Native American or African American with nearly 40% studying at the Master’s Degree level. The university is committed to student success and improved retention and graduation rates. NMHU serves approximately 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students at the main campus in Las Vegas, NM (one hour east of Santa Fe) and another 1300 students at centers in Santa Fe, Rio Rancho, and Albuquerque. For more information about the university, visit the website at

Position Information

Job Title
Field Consultant-School of Social Work

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Position Summary

The Field Consultant is a licensed social worker that functions as liaison between the School, Student, and Agency Instructor(s) for BSW and MSW students in field practicum placements.

Duties and Responsibilities

-Ensuring a minimum of two face to face visits and one phone contact per semester: ideally one visit at start of practicum to review and approve learning contract, one phone contact at midterm, and one visit during finals week;
-Providing support and consultation, (as needed), to students, agency instructors and agencies throughout the duration of the practicum;
-Assisting students and agency instructors, (as needed), in the development of a written learning contract reflecting the School of Social Work’s mission and goals, the agency’s mission, and the student’s practice activities;
-Meeting with the student and agency instructor to review and approve learning contract at the onset of practicum;
-requiring learning contract revisions as needed;
-Monitoring field placements throughout the year through on-site visits and telephone contacts to ensure academic and experiential activities are fulfilled in accordance with the Mission of the
School and Program accreditation standards;
-Ensuring that mid-term and final written field evaluations meet standards established by the School;
-Assisting the Field Director/Coordinator with selection and evaluation of practicum sites as needed;
-Acting as mediator in conflicts that may arise between a student and agency instructor and keeping the Director of Field Education/Coordinator informed of any discussions and/or actions regarding student performance below School, University or agency standards;
-Reporting in writing to the Field Director/Coordinator, student’s progress and placement performance and requesting direction on arbitration or when professional misconduct issues are suspected;
-Orienting students and agency instructors to the nature, purpose, and expectations of field practicum, (as needed), by providing information and materials that may enhance the learning opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications

Field Consultant must hold a MSW degree, current Social Work License and
have (2) years post- MSW social work experience.

New Mexico Highlands University has implemented a mandatory COVID -19 vaccine requirement for NMHU students and employees. For detailed information, visit Coronavirus ( COVID -19) information – New Mexico Highlands University (

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Strong communication and problem solving skills; knowledge of field practicum policies and procedures; previous supervisory and/or leadership experience; attention to detail; sufficient time to carry out expected duties and address issues, if needed, in field placement

Work Location
Multi Campus/Center Locations

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Posting Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application must include 1) A letter of application, 2) Curriculum vitae and, 3) unofficial copies of advanced degree transcripts. Online applications must include names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three (3) professional references. References will be contacted in conjunction with an on-campus interview and official transcripts should be requested upon acceptance of the on-campus interview. For disabled access or services call 505-454-3242 ir TDD 505-454-3003. New Mexico Highlands University is an EEO Employer.

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