COMMUNITY NEWS

Santa Maria El Mirador Starting Rates Of $18 An Hour!!

Exciting news!! We are pleased to announce that based on much needed minimum wage
increases for our Intermediate Care Services we are able to offer generous
salaries to all of our staff. Our entry level hourly wage has now increased
from $15 an hour to $18 an hour. We encourage those interested in serving
Intellectually Disabled adults to apply for this rewarding career.
We also offer scholarship opportunities, generous paid time off, paid holidays,
retirement benefits and many other employment benefits for our staff. Check
out our openings and call our Human Resources Department for additional
information.
We are a community with Heart for both our clients and our staff.

A Grateful Tribute to one of Taos Counties Community Leaders

40 years of professional service to New Mexico does not begin to
describe the commitment, compassion and integrity of Carlos D. Miera
longtime resident of Taos County. Carlos, a retired Licensed
Independent Social Worker, with a Master’s Degree in Policy, Planning
and Administration has held several positions during his professional
career. Those positions included Executive Director of the Sangre de
Cristo Mental Health Services in Taos, Associate Director of Treatment
Services at Rio Grande Alcoholism Treatment Program, Director of
Community Development and Planning at Taos County, CEO at Tri-
County Community Services and Senior Director of CYFD Services at
OptumHealth New Mexico. He is a rancher farmer so he is an active
volunteer for the Des Montes Ditch Association where he is the
Secretary, a position he has held for 20 years. He is also a veteran,
having served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1972.
Carlos has volunteered on the Board of Directors for Santa Maria El
Mirador for over 8 years where he served as Vice Chair and Chair.
During his tenure he supported the Governance and Leadership in
stabilizing the agency and establishing a Governance Team of
outstanding professionals dedicated to serving the disability
community. Carlos retired from the board this month to spend more
time with his beloved wife Teresa, his children and grandchildren. The
agency will miss his leadership, integrity and knowledge along with his
sense of humor. Santa Maria El Mirador was fortunate to have Carlos
lead our Governance and we remain a better organization because of
his leadership. Thank you Carlos for all you have done for your
community, for the disability community and for those less fortunate in
New Mexico. You will missed be and we are forever grateful.
SMEM Board of Directors and Leadership
https://988nm.org/