Military School Job Openings

Location: Roswell, NM
October 19, 2022

         New Mexico Military Institute

           Employment Opportunity


    Licensed Counselor/ Social Worker –  

               Cadet Counseling Center


About New Mexico Military Institute: NMMI is a state-supported, co-educational college preparatory high school and junior college, complete with Junior and Senior ROTC programs. With a Corps of Cadets numbering up to 1000 young men and women, NMMI provides an accredited college preparatory curriculum for high school cadets.

Position: The Cadet Counselor (CC) provides support to cadets identified as needing/seeking emotional, social or behavioral support through evaluation, and providing therapeutic interventions to improve overall wellness and quality of life.  The CC serves as a direct report to the Clinical Supervisor in coordination with the Commandant of Cadets and is responsible for the day-to-day therapeutic service provided by the Cadet Counseling Center.  The CC works with a team to identify and build resiliency factors for at-risk cadets. Contributing to staff trainings and Corps-wide Self-Awareness initiatives is essential. The CC receives clinical supervision and guidance weekly and as needed.  This is a full-time, 10-month position.


·       Demonstrate appropriate therapeutic skills in working with individual cadets (and groups) between the ages of 14-22 in direct therapeutic services

·       Assist in the collection of evaluation data (i.e. observation, interview, informed assessment) to assist the multidisciplinary team in identifying individual needs and appropriate services

·       Provide direct or indirect service to cadets in collaboration with Clinical Supervisor

·       Collaborate with Cadet Counseling Center staff to provide ethical and professional cadet-centered care to promote dignity and respect

·       Contribute to the creation of content, delivery, assessment and data analysis of Corps-wide self-awareness initiatives to support the development of cadets

·       Respond, assess, make recommendations on crisis situations


Essential Skills:

·       Technical knowledge in psychology, human development and sociology to be able to assess their cadets’ emotional health status and develop treatment plans according to best practices

·       Interpersonal skills–must be able to speak clearly and concisely about cadets’ emotions, life events and resources

·       Respond, administer, refer from Crisis Intervention Assessment

·       Critical thinking

·       Facilitating Self-Awareness Trainings as prevention initiative



·       A master’s degree in social work/counseling with NM licensure

·       A minimum of five years of experience teaching, instructing, or counseling youth/adults ages 14 – 22

·       Cultural Awareness in practice and communication

·       Military/military school experience preferred

Why Should You Apply?

·       Excellent comprehensive benefits through the State of New Mexico: Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, sick leave, paid holidays, and much more

·       NMMI offers a rich history and tradition of educating tomorrow’s leaders since 1891

·       Development opportunities


How to Apply: Send application, resume, transcripts, and letter of interest to the NMMI HR Office located in Lusk Hall, 101 W College Blvd, Roswell, NM, 88201 or email to Applications are located at:   NMMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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