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City of Las Cruces, NM Police Wellness Coordinator in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Police Wellness Coordinator

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Police Wellness Coordinator


$22.86 Hourly


Las Cruces, NM

Job Type

Full-time Regular

Job Number

G031 02-24 EN



Opening Date


Closing Date

3/4/2024 11:59 PM Mountain

  • Description

  • Benefits

  • Questions

Nature of Work

Plans, designs, implements, and evaluates a comprehensive wellness program for the employees of the Las Cruces Police Department with a balanced emphasis on fitness, nutrition, physical health, and mental/emotional health that meets the needs of employees over time.

Environmental Factors

Work is performed in an office environment or a Police station environment.

Physical Factors

Light physical demands. Frequent to constant use of a personal computer.

Work Situation Factors

Position involves competing demands, performing multiple tasks, working to deadlines, occasional work beyond normal business hours, and responding to customer issues. Regular attendance is an essential function of this job to ensure continuity of services. Position is subject to drug testing in accordance with applicable State and Federal regulations and City of Las Cruces policies.

Meeting or exceeding the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the process.


Full-time, regular, non-exempt position

This position is graded at RN14.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducts and performs individual or group evaluations and assessments; identifies and recommends appropriate resources and services to improve psycho-social functioning.

  • Coordinates, facilitates, and monitors total well-being initiatives for sworn and civilian members; performs case management functions related to service referrals, coordination of care, monitoring, follow-up, connections with contract services, and case documentation in accordance with professional client standards.

  • Assesses, evaluates, and identifies department wellness offerings by tracking utilization of programs and services; maintains related records and databases, monitors utilization of programs, and formulates recommendations regarding program enhancements to ensure their ongoing effectiveness in addressing the unique challenges faced by first responders and those who support them.

  • Promotes and encourages employee wellness by coordinating training and conducting routine informational sessions to members on available resources.

  • Performs and provides training to educate supervisors and senior leadership to identify when to provide appropriate intervention, resources, and proactive support to direct reports; delivers specialized training for supervisors to identify physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral reactions to traumatic incidents.

  • Collaborates with senior leaders and department supervisors developing and implementing employee wellness policies and programs: ensures consistent communication about these programs across the organization.

  • Implements and supports education and awareness initiatives to improve the overall health and quality of life for members; maintains and updates a directory of resources and points of contact as necessary to provide accurate information to members; determines ongoing and future member needs for programs and services.

  • Communicates, collaborates, and coordinates with the human resources department and union leadership to promote preventative health benefits.

  • Remains current on national wellness initiatives and activities and develops a network of resources and contacts to further expand the Employee Wellness Program; explores and researches ideas and opportunities to personalize programs to increase employee participation.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors Degree in Human Services, Psychology, Social Work, or a related field AND four (4) years of experience in a clinical field such as counseling, social work, or other experience. A combination of education, experience, and training may be applied in accordance with City of Las Cruces policy.


Valid driver’s license may be required or preferred. If applicable, position requires an acceptable driving record in accordance with City of Las Cruces policies.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of: principles, practices, techniques, activities, rules, and regulations related to the operations and functions of the position and services provided; current principles of record keeping and records management; principles and practices of effective research methods and data analysis, customer service, and problem resolution techniques; occupational and environmental safety and health hazards, and safety practices; safe and effective use and maintenance of related tools, materials, and equipment; current methods and standards for preparing effective business correspondence; correct English usage, grammar, composition, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary; business and personal computers and related software applications; City organization, operations, policies, and procedures to effectively perform the required functions and duties of the position.

Ability to: perform a variety of duties and responsibilities and assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and demands to meet deadlines; ensure appropriate levels of customer service to achieve expectations and meet objectives; read, understand, and assure compliance with a variety of policies, procedures, rules, standards, and regulations governing related activities and functions; collect applicable information and maintain accurate and timely records; maintain confidentiality of information and data; communicate effectively orally and in writing and use interpersonal skills to sufficiently exchange or convey information and receive work direction; prepare and present accurate and reliable information and reports; establish and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public; safely and effectively operate relevant tools, equipment, and motorized vehicles; navigate across even and uneven surfaces; timely and accurately enter data and update records using various mediums and formats; take initiative and exercise sound independent judgment within established procedural guidelines and carry out primary responsibilities in accordance with all governing regulations, statutes, and procedures to ensure achievement of goals and objectives.

Skills in: reading, understanding, and applying relevant rules, ordinances, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures; effectively managing assignments; responding to inquiries timely and within the scope of delegated authority; responding appropriately, maintaining objectivity and freedom from prejudice, and exercising sound judgment and understanding in all interactions; effectively working independently, or as a team member, in various environments with changing priorities; preparing and presenting various reports, documents, forms, and correspondence; researching information, analyzing data, maintaining accurate records, and updating information in various mediums and formats; operating a personal computer with installed generic and specialized software; preparing and presenting information in a clear and concise manner; demonstrating appropriate and effective interpersonal communication and conflict resolution skills; performing highly effective support in assigned areas.

To view a summary of benefits offered by the City of Las Cruces,

Click here (http://www.las-cruces.org/207/Employee-Benefits)


Are you currently employed as a City of Las Cruces employee?

  • Yes

  • No


    Do you have the required Bachelor's Degree in Human Services, Psychology, Social Work, or a related field? (If you fail to include this information under the education section of the application, you may be disqualified from the selection process.)


    Do you have the required four (4) years of experience in a clinical field such as counseling, social work, or other experience. A combination of education, experience, and training may be applied in accordance with City of Las Cruces policy.


    Describe your work experience in counseling and social work. Please also indicate the name(s) of the organization(s) where you gained this experience. (If you fail to include this information under the work experience section of the application, you may be disqualified from the selection process.) If none, type N/A.


    Do you have a valid driver's License?

  • Yes

  • No


    If you answered "yes" to the previous question above, please indicate the type of license, license number, expiration date, any restrictions or endorsements, and the state that issued the license. If none, type N/A.

    Required Question


City of Las Cruces


P.O. Box 20000Las Cruces, New Mexico, 88004






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