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Because our world and our business are evolving so quickly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our hiring process may take a bit longer than we’d like. Please be patient with us and know that we look forward to connecting with you about our current openings.

Northwestern Mental Health Center is one of the leading behavioral health organizations in Minnesota — a responsibility we are proud to uphold. Founded in 1962 to meet the expanding needs of our communities, we have assembled an ever-growing team and vast resources. Yet what matters equally is the size of our heart. Our ambitions. And our potential to do bigger things.

We want to add people to our team who have a passion and purpose to live out our mission in the behavioral health setting. Members of our team enjoy a collaborative environment, competitive employee benefits packages, support to learn and grow, and an opportunity to do meaningful work and empower individuals who trust us with their care.

Current Openings

General Information
  • Job Title: Part-time Awake Overnight Direct Care Specialist
  • Location: Crookston, MN
  • Employee Type: Non-exempt, Part-time
  • Required Degree: High school
  • Manage Others: No
  • Shift available: 12-hour overnight weekend shift, Saturday/Sunday, every other weekend
Description
Is your passion to help others and make a difference in someone’s life? Would you like to have the opportunity to support clients in the Foster Care setting providing experiences to assist our clients in daily living skills and fostering their growth? If so, then you are the person we are looking for!

Direct Care Specialists provide individualized services to people with disabilities and/or mental illness who are living in home settings. The people who receive services from NWMHC Foster Care rely on their specialist to provide a safe living environment and to help meet all of their physical, emotional, social, medical, spiritual, and recreational needs and wants. As the Direct Care Specialist, you will provide assistance with daily activities such as meal preparation and planning, medication administration, and personal care. In this role, you will also facilitate community involvement by accompanying individuals on outings in the community or providing transportation to work or other activities.

Requirements
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age
  • Possess a High School diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license and insurable under agency’s automobile insurance policy.
  • Access to personal vehicle, and the ability and willingness to use the vehicle in carrying out position responsibilities, including travel within the service area and to other areas for workshops or as part of job duties.  May require extended periods in car for work-related duties, so physical ability to do so is a job requirement.
  • Demonstrated ability to function within legal and ethical boundaries consistent with the scope of personal practice or personal licensure, HIPAA guidelines, and other local, state, or federal regulatory guidelines.
  • Must be free from substance use problems for a period of no less than 2 years.
  • Must pass criminal background study through DHS NetStudy 2.0.
Summary
Northwestern Mental Health Center is a private, non-profit organization established in 1962. We are a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center that serves individuals, children and families in six northwestern Minnesota counties including Kittson, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Polk and Red Lake. Our organization provides a full range of mental health and substance use disorder services.
General Information
  • Job Title: Community Mental Health Practitioner | Adult & Youth/Family Services
  • Location: East Grand Forks, MN
  • Employee Type: Exempt
  • Required Degree: 4 Year Degree
  • Manage Others: No
  • Travel: 50%
Description

Is your passion to help others and make a difference in someone’s life? As a Community Mental Health Practitioner, you’ll carry out rewarding work, seeing your impact on lives on a daily basis. You will be providing case management and teaching skills to those most in need. The population served includes those with serious and persistent mental illnesses living in and around the East Grand Forks, MN area. You will work closely with your team to support the therapeutic and behavioral plans in place.

Requirements

“Mental Health Practitioner” as defined by MN Statute 245.462 is defined as a person providing services to adults with mental illness or children with emotional disturbance who is qualified in at least one of the following ways:

Through relevant coursework:

Has completed at least 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours in behavioral science or related fields AND:

  • Has at least 2,000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of services to adults or children; OR
  • Is fluent in the non-English language of the ethic group two which at least 50% of the practitioner’s clients belong; OR
  • Is working in a day treatment program; OR
  • Has completed a practicum or internship that requires direct interaction with adults or children served AND is focused on behavioral sciences or related fields.

Through relevant work experience:

  • Has at least 4,000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of services to adults or children; OR
  • Has at least 2,000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of services to adults or children AND receives clinical supervision from a mental health professional at least once per week until the requirement of 4,000 hours of supervised experience is met.

Through a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree if:

  • Holds a Master’s degree or other graduate degree in behavioral sciences or related fields; OR
  • Holds a Bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences or related fields AND completes a practicum or internship that requires direct interaction with adults or children served AND is focused on behavioral sciences or related fields
Other Requirements
  • Valid driver’s license and insurable under agency’s automobile insurance policy.
  • Access to personal vehicle, and the ability and willingness to use the vehicle in carrying out position responsibilities, including travel within the service area and to other areas for workshops or as part of job duties.  May require extended periods in car for work-related duties, so physical ability to do so is a job requirement.
  • Must be free from substance use problems for a period of no less than 2 years.
  • Must pass criminal background study through DHS NetStudy 2.0
Summary

Provides planning and implementation of services to support clients in achieving their recovery goals in the following ways:

  1. Assist clients to develop a treatment plan consistent with their recovery goals.
  2. Assist clients, as needed, in successfully completing activities that support structured daily living.
  3. Identify the need for client skills development and facilitate skills training either individually or via a group.
  4. Coordinate with collaborative providers (e.g. county social services) to provide individualized client services and participate in joint treatment planning with outside providers on a regular basis to work towards the recovery goals of each client.
  5. Assess for client safety in the community and develop a plan in conjunction with the client, client’s team and your supervisor to maintain safety and/or provide necessary referrals.
  6. Assist clients to anticipate their housing needs, locate safe, affordable housing, access and apply for housing assistance, and maintain housing once obtained.
  7. Assist clients in accessing appropriate community services, applying for public assistance programs, and follow through with necessary appointments and paperwork for these services.
  8. Evaluates, facilitates and monitors services and clients’ progress in relationship to established goals and objectives.
  9. Understands and provides services appropriate to assigned program so that services can be billed appropriately (i.e. face-to-face, # of contacts allowed, etc.).
  10. Reviews and coordinates with the team on decisions involving transfers/level-of-care changes. Implements appropriate role in plan of action.

Supports the quality assurance goals of the agency and minimizes potential risk in the following ways:

  1. Documents in the medical records according to the requirements of regulatory agencies.
  2. Meets time deadlines for the management of clinical documentation, scheduling, submission of time sheets, expense vouchers, etc.
  3. Appropriately handles confidential data which if disclosed might have significant internal and/or external effect.
  4. Maintains licensure in good standing including compliance with training and education requirements; ethical standards of the profession; and providing services in compliance with license.
  5. Participates in Supervision and takes measures to make any improvements needed to meet the performance expectations of the position.

Supports a positive work environment with the goal of delivering client-centered, team-based care in the following ways:

  1. Attends work regularly and notifying appropriate individuals when leaves are necessary.
  2. Uses work time effectively.
  3. Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing.
  4. Works cooperatively with Supervisor, members of the NWMHC team and with community stakeholders.
General Information
  • Job Title: Part-time Direct Care Specialist| Adult Foster Care
  • Location: Crookston, MN
  • Employee Type: Non-exempt
  • Required Degree: High school
  • Manage Others: No
  • Shift available: 12-hour weekend shift, Saturday/Sunday, every other weekend
Description
Is your passion to help others and make a difference in someone’s life? Would you like to have the opportunity to support clients in the Foster Care setting providing experiences to assist our clients in daily living skills and fostering their growth? If so, then you are the person we are looking for! Direct Care Specialists provide individualized services to people with disabilities and/or mental illness who are living in home settings. The people who receive services from NWMHC Foster Care rely on their specialist to provide a safe living environment and to help meet all of their physical, emotional, social, medical, spiritual, and recreational needs and wants. This position supports individuals we serve in a residential overnight setting and providing assistance, such as cleaning and household duties, assisting the individuals throughout the night, helping the people we support to get ready in the morning, preparing meals, and teaching strategies to live as independently as possible.
Requirements
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age
  • Possess a High School diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license and insurable under agency’s automobile insurance policy.
  • Access to personal vehicle, and the ability and willingness to use the vehicle in carrying out position responsibilities, including travel within the service area and to other areas for workshops or as part of job duties.  May require extended periods in car for work-related duties, so physical ability to do so is a job requirement.
  • Demonstrated ability to function within legal and ethical boundaries consistent with the scope of personal practice or personal licensure, HIPAA guidelines, and other local, state, or federal regulatory guidelines.
  • Must be free from substance use problems for a period of no less than 2 years.
  • Must pass criminal background study through DHS NetStudy 2.0.
Summary
Northwestern Mental Health Center is a private, non-profit organization established in 1962. We are a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center that serves individuals, children and families in six northwestern Minnesota counties including Kittson, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Polk and Red Lake. Our organization provides a full range of mental health and substance use disorder services.
General Information
  • Job Title: Life Skills Specialist
  • Location: Crookston, MN
  • Employee Type: Non-exempt, Part-time
  • Required Degree: High school
  • Manage Others: No
  • Shifts available (3):
    • Sunday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. (Full-time)
    • Saturday/Sunday, 3:00 p.m- 11:00 p.m., every other weekend (Part-time)
Requirements
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Passion for helping others accomplish their goals
  • Strong desire to work with those with mental illness and/or disability, required
  • Experience working in the mental health or human services field preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and insurable under the agency’s automobile insurance policy.
  • Access to a personal vehicle, and the ability and willingness to use the vehicle in carrying out position responsibilities, including travel within the service area and to other areas for workshops or as part of job duties.  May require extended periods in the car for work-related duties, so physical ability to do so is a job requirement.
  • Demonstrated ability to function within legal and ethical boundaries consistent with the scope of personal practice or personal licensure, HIPAA guidelines, and other local, state, or federal regulatory guidelines.
  • Must be free from substance use problems for a period of no less than 2 years.
  • Must pass criminal background study through DHS NetStudy 2.0.
Summary

Northwestern Mental Health Center is a private, non-profit organization established in 1962. We are a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center that serves individuals, children and families in six northwestern Minnesota counties including Kittson, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Polk and Red Lake. Our organization provides a full range of mental health and substance use disorder services

General Information
  • Job Title: Support & Crisis Screener
  • Location: Crookston, MN
  • Employee Type: Non-exempt, Part-time
  • Required Degree: High school
  • Manage Others: No
Description
As the Support and Crisis Screener and under the guidance of the Crisis Services Manager, you will be responsible for screening calls placed to the crisis line by answering phones, and using screening tools to collect data to assess for depression, anxiety, and suicidality. You will also collect referral information and dispatching crisis responders. We have every other weekend shifts available (12-hour shifts):
  • Fri-Sat (2 positions) Midnight-Noon
  • Sat-Sun (2 positions) Noon-Midnight
Requirements
  • HS graduates with relevant experience
  • Must have at least 30 hours of crisis intervention and stabilization training during the past two years
  • Valid driver’s license and insurable under the agency’s automobile insurance policy
  • Access to a personal vehicle and the ability and willingness to use the vehicle in carrying out position responsibilities, including travel within the service area and to other areas for workshops or as part of job duties.  May require extended periods in the car for work-related duties, so physical ability to do so is a job requirement.
  • Demonstrated ability to function within legal and ethical boundaries consistent with the scope of personal practice or personal licensure, HIPAA guidelines, and other local, state, or federal regulatory guidelines.
  • Must be free from substance use problems for a period of no less than 2 years
  • Must pass criminal background study through DHS NetStudy 2.0
Summary
Northwestern Mental Health Center is a private, non-profit organization established in 1962. We are a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center that serves individuals, children and families in six northwestern Minnesota counties including Kittson, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Polk and Red Lake. Our organization provides a full range of mental health and substance use disorder services

Here are a few of the ways we’re achieving our goals:

  • By developing academic alliances with other respected institutions, including the University of North Dakota School of Medicine
  • By earning important credentials and accreditations
  • By making a real investment in employee development
  • And by building upon our reputation for excellence on the regional level, with the goal of realizing national prominence

Be part of a team that is providing unparalleled care and has unlimited potential to effect positive change. Discover a career at Northwestern Mental Health Center, and share with us a higher purpose: to enhance the model of modern healthcare for every patient and professional—not just those who walk through our doors.


Applicants are encouraged to explore the job openings listed above and apply by following the appropriate link. Applicants may also apply by submitting our agency application, cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 professional references. We begin reviewing applications immediately and continue until the positions are filled. For questions, to request a position description, or to apply contact:

Northwestern Mental Health Center
ATTN: Breanna Case, Human Resources
P.O. Box 603 | Crookston, MN 56716
218-289-6982 | [email protected]

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Northwestern Mental Health Center is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.