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Northwestern Mental Health Center, Inc. Invites Applications for the Positions of:


Experienced Financial Professional (You) + Dynamic Behavioral Health Non-Profit (Us) = A Fiscal Leadership Career Improving the Well-being of Individuals, Families and Communities!                                                                                                                  
The Northwestern Mental Health Center is seeking a strong fiscal leader to partner with the CEO, the Board and the Management Team to support individual and family recovery and wellness through an integrated system of care funded by diverse funding streams, including grants. The Finance Director will implement financial strategy to help the organization achieve its mission; will demonstrate excellent stewardship of assets and investments; and will create and manage fiscal systems to provide a solid infrastructure to support operations. The FD will work with the Management Team to create an environment which supports fiscal literacy among all staff and to ensure compliance with all fiscal regulations and best-practices. Successful applicants will have a full understanding of non-profit fiscal systems and will work well with a diverse team of people. This fully benefitted position reports to the CEO and supervises a Financial Manager and Facilities Coordinator. Minimum requirements include a BA or equivalent experience in Finance, Accounting or similar and a minimum of one year experience at an upper fiscal management level.

We will begin reviewing applications on April 24, 2015 and review until the position is filled. Initial interviews will begin May 8th.  For questions, to request a position description or to apply contact:  Joan Tronson, Operations Director, NWMHC, P.O. Box 603, Crookston, MN 56716; 218-281-3940; Jtronson@nwmhc.org. Applicants should submit: cover letter, resume and list of 3 professional references.  AA/EOE.


Peer Recovery Specialist
Due to service expansion, Northwestern Mental Health Center is hiring five Part-Time Peer Recovery Specialists who will serve adults with mental illness or co-occurring mental health and substance use in Kittson, Marshall, Mahnomen, Norman, Polk and Red Lake Counties (preferably one per county served).  Peer Recovery Specialists use lived experiences in a trained non-clinical approach to assists individuals discover their strengths and develop their own unique recovery goals by incorporating models of wellness, personal responsibility, self-advocacy and hopefulness.   
Preference will be given to candidates with a lived mental illness, trauma, or substance use experience and be in long term recovery.  Candidates with experience working with individuals that have a mental illness, chemical health issue and/or homelessness is desired.  Candidates may be required to live in counties served.   Candidates should have good oral and written communication skills, be able to work in a team and have good organizational skills.
Minimum Qualifications include: high school diploma or GED. Must possess a valid driver’s license.  Demonstrated knowledge of Mental Health services and supports or community resources.  Must possess basic computer skills to perform job duties including email, time sheet management, and ability to learn the electronic health record program.  Ability to attend intensive training provided by the NWMHC to become credentialed as a Certified Peer Specialist or already maintain certification.   
Looking for individuals willing to work a flexible schedule and live in or near assigned area.   Supervision provided by a mental health professional.   If interested please complete application and sumbit to: Denise Gudvangen, Adult Services Director, Northwestern Mental Health Center, PO Box 603, Crookston, MN 56716-0603, dgudvangen@nwmhc.org. Application deadline: April 30, 2015.  EOE/AA
Certified Peer Support Specialist - Description of Peer Role/Functions


Professional Home  Based Family Therapist 
Join the Children and Family Services Team at Northwestern Mental Health Center as a Professional Home Based Therapist serving young children, 6-12 year olds and/or adolescents diagnosed with mental health issues and their families in Northwestern Minnesota, serving Polk, Marshall, Kittson, Norman, Red Lake and Mahnomen Counties.
Due to an increased demand for services we are hiring three behavioral health therapists to provide in-home family therapy and skills-building services.  One position will be hired to work with the 0-5 age population and two will be hired to work with the 6-18 age population. 
 We are looking for a dynamic individual willing to work a flexible schedule, including evenings.  Preference will be given to individuals with a Master’s Degree in a human services field, will consider Bachelor’s Degree with experience working with children and families.  Competitive salary and benefits.   Supervision provided by a mental health professional.  National Student Loan Repayment Site.  
Send or e-mail resume and cover letter to Brenda Mack, Director of Family & Children’s Services, Northwestern Mental Health Center, PO Box 603, Crookston, MN 56716-0603.  bmack@nwmhc.org  EOE/AA


Outpatient Mental Health Therapist
Northwestern Mental Health Center is seeking an ideal candidate to fill a salaried, fully-benefitted, Outpatient Therapist position to help us respond to growing and changing community mental health needs. Our vision is to provide an integrated system of care in order to achieve our mission of wellness and recovery. Our outpatient team serves individuals across the life-spectrum. If you are seeking work with a dynamic team, we would like to hear from you!  At this time the organization is particularly interested in professionals who can serve clients age 5 and older. We are also interested in professionals with experience and/or interest in providing chemical health services. The organization believes in fostering creativity and innovation as well as in the training and development of staff.

While we prefer a fully licensed LICSW with at least 5 years of professional experience in an outpatient mental health setting, our priority is to find the right person to join our team. We will consider fully licensed clinicians without outpatient experience and recent graduates who need clinical supervision before obtaining full licensure. Work would primarily be conducted in our Crookston office but also includes handling crisis and serving satellite offices. We are a National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment site.

Send cover letter and resume via mail or e-mail to: Janet Denison, LICSW, LADC, Outpatient Director; NWMHC, PO Box 603, Crookston, MN 56716 or Jdenison@nwmhc.org. Application deadline is May 1, 2015 or until filled. EOE/AA.


Crisis Response Mental Health Specialist
Northwestern Mental Health Center (NWMHC) is hiring two full-time, benefitted Mental Health Specialists to work at the Crisis Stabilization Site located in Crookston, MN.  One position is Monday through Friday working 12AM to 8AM.  The second position includes evening and weekend shifts.  These positions will provide direct services to individuals experiencing mental health crisis.  
A minimum of 2000 hours of documented supervised experience and/or education in the human service field is required.  Duties include:  conduct crisis screenings and assessment of mental health stability, develop and implement individual recovery- based treatment plans, teach coping and crisis management skills and relapse prevention, provide case management services, monitor for health and safety, collaborate and connect with professional and personal supports and resources, etc.  
Send or email a cover letter and resume to:  Sheri Solheim, MA LPCC, Northwestern Mental Health Center, Inc., P.O. Box 603, Crookston, MN 56716-0603, ssolheim@nwmhc.org   Application deadline:  April 10, 2015.   EOE/AA


Community Mental Health Specialist
Due to an expansion in services, Northwestern Mental Health Center is hiring two Community Mental Health Specialists who will serve adults with serious and persistent mental illnesses in Polk County and as needed in the other counties we serve.  Preference will be given to candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in a human service field, but consideration will be given to candidates with leadership skills and with significant experience working with individuals with serious mental illness, chemical health issues and/or homeless individuals. Candidates may be required to live in counties served.  
Duties include: treatment planning, crisis management, skills training, assistance with daily living skills, benefits assistance, and a variety of other individual and group mental health services.  Looking for individuals willing to work a flexible schedule and live in or near assigned area.  Position is salaried with full benefits.  Supervision provided by a mental health professional.  National Student Loan Repayment Site.  
Send or email letter and resume to:  Denise Gudvangen, Adult Community Services Director, Northwestern Mental Health Center, PO Box 603, Crookston, MN 56716-0603, dgudvangen@nwmhc.org  Application deadline: April 17, 2015.  EOE/AA