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Career Opportunities 2018-03-26T12:52:54+00:00

Vista Taos Renewal Center is an equal opportunity employer, providing a friendly work environment, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package, including Health, Vision & Dental Plans and a 401k plan.

To Apply:

If you are interested in applying for a position with Vista Taos Renewal Center, please print out the Application for Employment and e-mail or fax the completed application, your resume and cover letter.   Submissions should reference the position you are applying for in the subject line and must include salary requirements.

Submit completed application and resume to:

Current Opportunities:


Residential Therapist


The Residential Therapist is accountable to the Clinical Director for providing treatment and casework services to the clients of the program(s) to which he/she is assigned.  He/she is to provide leadership and supervision of treatment planning, to lead group, individual and family therapy sessions, and to work with other treatment personnel in establishing a therapeutic environment within the program.  Travel as necessary.


  • Licensed in Addictions and /or Mental Health in New Mexico as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADAC) or Licensed Substance Abuse Associate (LSAA).
  • Master’s Degree or other proven accredited training in Addictions, Co-Dependency and / or Family Dynamics by a national (i.e. NAADAC) or New Mexico CEU provider.
  • Proficient in basic PC skills. Including Microsoft Word, Outlook email system, EMR systems and ability to learn the time keeping Signetwork.
  • Command of therapeutic interventions such as Experiential Therapy, Group Therapy, Holistic Practices (Yoga, Acupuncture, Rosen Method, Equine Therapy, Massage Therapy, Psychodrama), 12-Step Recovery and ancillary services typical for residential programs.
  • Working knowledge of medical practices to be able to discuss patient issues with the Medical Director and RNs.
  • Ability to write professionally, including documenting clinical notes and assessments, professional articles for print and /or publication and Policy and Procedures related to clinical care.
  • Proven skill, experience and training in verbal de-escalation techniques.
  • Ability to handle employee confidentiality.
  • Interpersonal skills that promote interdisciplinary collaboration and effective communication.
  • Compliance with accepted professional standards and practices.
  • Demonstrate excellent observation and communication skills.
  • Initiative to take charge of unforeseen situations, solve problems and adjust to schedule changes. 
  • Satisfactory references from employers and/or professional peers.
  • Satisfactory criminal background check.


Recovery Advocate


The Recovery Advocate employed by Vista Taos Renewal Center acts as the primary liaison between the Clinical Director and the patient staff.  This highly responsible position requires direct patient care skills, the ability to abide by a shift schedule for all the Recovery Advocates for both the Intensive Residential Program at Vista and the Extended Care facility at Casa Feliz. This position requires the incumbent to have excellent communication skills with the patients who are in treatment for substance abuse, the ability to follow Policy and Procedures. The ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a clinical and support staff team.


  • Minimum age requirement of 18
  • Ability to speak and write in English; knowledge of Spanish a plus.
  • Computer literacy to use emails and basic word processing skills and learn our human resources program.
  • Current certificate of basic life support by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross or ability to obtain through  provided training.
  • Excellent customer service and multi-cultural sensitivity demeanor
  • Interpersonal skills that promote interdisciplinary collaboration and effective communication.
  • Satisfactory references from employers and/or professional peers.
  • Satisfactory criminal background check.
  • Self-directed with the ability to work with little supervision.
  • Flexible and cooperative in fulfilling all obligations.
  • The ability to operate a 15 passenger van.