Careers

CURRENT OPENINGS

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


Customer Service Representative

Seeking individual with positive energy to be a part of a team providing a warm welcome to individuals at various stages on their mental health and/or chemical health recovery journey. Full-time, full-benefits. Typical schedule will be Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

Applicants must be able to pass a background check and must have a valid driver’s license.  Send or email cover letter, resume and three professional references to:  Human Resources, Northwestern Mental Health Center, Inc., P.O. Box 603, Crookston, MN 56716-0603; or e-mail to:  HR@nwmhc.org.  Review of applications will begin on April 22 and will continue until filled. AA/EOE

Crisis Mental Health Practitioner

Seeking various mental health practitioners preferably with experience in mental health crisis response to help us staff our 24/7/365 crisis stabilization unit. May need to work shifts including evenings, weekends and overnights. Positions may be full-time or part-time. Education and experience to meet MN requirements as a mental health practitioner.

Applicants must be able to pass a background check and must have a valid driver’s license. Preference is given to applicants who are bilingual in one or more of the languages represented in the communities served. Review of applications will begin on April 22 and will continue until filled. AA/EOE

Send or email cover letter, resume and three professional references to:  Human Resources, Northwestern Mental Health Center, Inc., P.O. Box 603, Crookston, MN 56716-0603; or e-mail to:  HR@nwmhc.org. For questions, please call Joan Tronson at 218-281-0270.

Part Time Licensed Practical Nurse

The LPN position will support the psychiatric services team by collecting and entering vital statistics on clients; ordering medication refills; providing direct nursing services and assisting in the coordination of care with other providers. Services will primarily be delivered out of the Crookston office with some times scheduled at our Ada and/or East Grand Forks offices (mileage provided). Must have a valid MN nursing license and successfully pass a background study.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with people with serious mental illness. Competitive salary and benefits.  Send or email cover letter, resume and three professional references to:  Human Resources, Northwestern Mental Health Center, Inc., P.O. Box 603, Crookston, MN 56716-0603; or e-mail to:  HR@nwmhc.org.  Review of applications will begin March 28th and continue until filled. AA/EOE.


Part Time Psychiatric Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

This position will emphasize the integration of both the primary and behavioral healthcare needs of patients through addressing issues that arise through screenings and assessments and working with team members to coordinate care with other clinics, providers and disciplines.  Services will include: 1) psychiatric evaluations 2) medication management 3) consultation in an outpatient clinic setting either face to face or through tele-health modalities.  Services will be delivered out of the Crookston office with tele-health options across the entire six county catchment areas M-F 8am-5pm.  Must have a valid MN nursing license to prescribe and successfully pass a background study.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with people with serious mental illness. Competitive salary and benefits.  Send or email cover letter, resume and three professional references to:  Human Resources, Northwestern Mental Health Center, Inc., P.O. Box 603, Crookston, MN 56716-0603; or e-mail to:  HR@nwmhc.org.  Review of applications will begin March 28th and continue until filled. AA/EOE.


Community Mental Health Specialist

Come join our growing team!  Northwestern Mental Health Center is responding to growing needs by hiring a Community Mental Health Specialist who will serve adults with serious and persistent mental illnesses in Polk/Red Lake counties. 

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 people with serious mental illness or homeless individuals, and individuals with experience in assisting mentally ill individuals with finding and maintaining employment. 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 Health Service Corps student loan repayment site.

Applicants should submit: cover letter, resume and list of 3 professional references.

We will begin reviewing applications on February 18, 2016 and review until the position is filled. For questions, to request a position description or to apply contact: Joan Tronson, Human Resources Department, NWMH, P.O. Box 603, Crookston, MN 56716, 218-281-0270, hr@nwmhc.org.


Community Mental Health Manager

Northwestern Mental Health Center (NWMHC) is seeking a Mental Health Professional with supervision and leadership skills to serve as a Manager of its Northwestern Apartments (NWA) and Adult Foster Care located in Crookston, MN. NWA provides psychiatric rehabilitation services in a community based setting to adults who have a serious mental illness, are in need of treatment and are able to reside in the community.

The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability working with various community partners; experience in managing staff and a strong understanding of quality assurance in a mental health setting. As the on-site leader, the Manager oversees day-to-day operations as well as provides administrative and budgetary leadership of these services. To achieve the desired outcomes, the Manager will work with a diverse team of full-time and part-time staff to maintain a person-centered approach to working with individuals with mental illness. The Manager must be available to respond to emergent needs and effective leadership will require periodic work in the evenings and weekends in order to ensure on-going, effective, client care. Preference will be given to candidates residing in or able to relocate to the community.

The position is salaried and fully-benefitted. Salary will be commensurate to experience. NWMHC is a National Health Service Corps student loan repayment site. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to hr@nwmhc.org or HR, NWMHC, PO Box 603, Crookston, MN 56716. Review of applications will begin 3/18/16 and shall continue until filled.  


Peer Recovery Specialist

Due to service expansion, Northwestern Mental Health Center is looking to hire Full or 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.  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 who also have experience working with individuals that have a mental illness, chemical health issue and/or homelessness are 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.   Supervision provided by a mental health professional.

Applicants should submit: cover letter, resume and list of 3 professional references.  AA/EOE. We will begin reviewing applications March 4th and review until the positions are filled. For questions, to request a position description or to apply contact: Joan Tronson, Human Resources Department, NWMH, P.O. Box 603, Crookston, MN 56716, 218-281-3940, hr@nwmhc.org


Mental Health Specialist

Due to expansion of services, Northwestern Mental Health Center (NWMHC) is hiring a full-time/part-time Mental Health Specialist position for its Northwestern Apartments in Crookston, MN.  The position would have the primary function of implementation of direct services to individuals experiencing mental health issues.   

Applicant must be 21 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent.  Preference given to individuals with an Associate of Arts or bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences or human services, or 3 years personal life experience with serious and persistent mental illness or as the primary caregiver to an adult with a serious mental illness or traumatic brain injury or 4000 hours supervised work experience in the delivery of mental health services to adults.   

Duties include:  resident education on mental health issues, providing coping skill education and modeling (deep breathing, muscle relaxation, distraction, visualization, etc.) prompting and observing residents to meet their activities of daily living, complete professional documentation of client interaction and coordinate and communicate with relevant professionals related to the care and well-being of the resident.  The NWMHC is looking for individuals willing to work a part-time flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends, as needed to meet the needs of the programs.

Applicants should submit: cover letter, resume and list of 3 professional references.  AA/EOE. We will begin reviewing applications March 11th and review until the position is filled. For questions, to request a position description or to apply contact:

Joan Tronson, Human Resources Department, NWMH, P.O. Box 603, Crookston, MN 56716, 218-281-3940, hr@nwmhc.org.


Full-time Psychologist or Neuropsychologist.

NWMHC is a Community Mental Health Center serving a six-county region in NW MN. We are looking for the right community-focused candidate to join our team. Successful candidate will become part of an agency culture that is known for its community collaborations and work with cross functional teams to help promote the recovery and resiliency of individuals across the age continuum.  This culture is rooted in a history of support while striving towards Clinical, Professional, Organizational and Relationship Excellence. Candidate will be on a collaborative team that seeks to support both the practitioners on the team and clients they serve with a positive, recovery-orientated environment. The culture of the team seeks to provide the optimal place in which each team member can grow and operate at the highest level of each individual’s abilities   

Job specifics include:

  • Diagnostic testing/interpretation and neurobehavioral status examinations in an outpatient
    clinic setting
  • Assist in providing inpatient diagnostic evaluation, assessment  and mental health status
    evaluations as needed in local long-term care facilities 
  • Work closely with a team of Licensed Psychologists, Licensed Independent
    Clinical Social Workers, LPCC’s, LMFT’s and APRN and contracted Psychiatrists
  • NWMHC offers regionally competitive compensation, malpractice insurance, and      
    comprehensive benefits with funds set aside for professional development
  • Typical schedule is Monday-Friday, 8a to 5p
  • Agency is a National Health Service Corps site and would be willing to discuss allowing
    dedicated time to prepare for Board Certification with the right candidate
    Plusses to working with a smaller, dynamic organization include:
  • Opportunity to develop the practice
  • Opportunity to collaborate with a local University in educating the next generation of  
     professionals                                                                                                            
  • Opportunity to respond to local training needs, developing the skills of partner agency  
     staff    
  • Opportunity to serve a full spectrum of clients
  • Opportunity to design the position to best meet the community needs

Requirements:
  • Doctorate in Psychology from and APA accredited program (PhD or PsyD) required            
  • 2 years post-doctoral training in clinical neuropsychology preferred

For more information about this position or to submit your curriculum vitae (CV), contact Joan Tronson, Director of Operations, at 218-281-0270  or via e-mail jtronson@nwmhc.org. Review begins February 22, 2016 and will continue until filled.

NWMHC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 


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