Military School Job Openings

Location: Roswell, NM
March 2, 2023

New Mexico Military Institute Employment Opportunity

Mental Health Support Counselor

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.



  •   Demonstrates appropriate therapeutic skills in working with individual cadets (and groups) between the ages of 14-22 in direct therapeutic services.
  •   Demonstrates a broad base of knowledge to effectively perform a wide range of professional responsibilities.
  •   Provides direct or indirect service to cadets in collaboration with the Institute’s Clinical Supervisor.
  •   Collaborates with Cadet Counseling Center staff to provide ethical and professional cadet-centered care to promote dignity and respect.
  •   Contributes to the creation of content, delivery, assessment, and data analysis of Corps-wide Cadet Leadership and Character Development Program.
  •   Serve as a member of the Student Assistance Team and participates in weekly meetings in support of at-risk cadets.

Essential Skills:

  •   Technical knowledge in psychology, human development and sociology 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 bachelor’s degree in a Human Services Related Field (required).
  •   Willing to pursue education and training to obtain a master’s degree and a Mental Health Clinical Board of Examiner’s License (required).
  •   Experience teaching, instructing, or counseling youth/adults ages 14 – 22 years of age (preferred).
  •   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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