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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: Access Specialist
  • Location: Crookston, MN
  • Employee Type: Non-Exempt
  • Minimum Experience: 1 Year
  • Required Degree: High school
  • Manage Others: No
Description

Join an exciting team focused on serving a rural area with the best in mental health services. Our rapidly growing Agency is actively looking for a Full-Time Access Specialist

The Access Specialist team will work together to provide direction of services needed, meeting directly with clients and their families, working with an array of financial situations and special requirements.  This function involves extensive use of the electronic health record with data entry accuracy. Within the team, Access Specialists will assist in multiple duties, including answering multi-line telephone system, registrations, insurance verification, referrals, scheduling, and financial counseling to clients and family members.

Each member of the team will assist one another in order for the team to function as a whole. This position requires the ability to communicate clearly, in a friendly manner, providing an in-depth knowledge of programs, services, and financial information with a wide variety of both internal and external customers.

Requirements
  • Minimum requirement includes a minimum of High School Diploma or G.E.D. with similar work experience
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to ensure confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, etc. and general office equipment.
  • Well organized, enthusiastic, energetic and highly motivated.
  • Proof of valid driver’s license and current/adequate vehicle insurance coverage.
  • Must pass criminal background study through DHS NetStudy 2.0.
  • 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.
Summary

The position establishes a foundation upon which excellent clinical services and excellent financial outcomes can be achieved through the following:

Client Services:
  1. Welcomes clients and others as they arrive and inquire into their needs.
  2. Provide necessary information regarding services and clinician availability.
  3. Creates client accounts and/or updates client accounts in the EMR.
  4. Answers and appropriately routes standard telephone calls.
  5. Handles complaints, provides appropriate solutions and alternatives within the time limits and follows up to ensures resolution.
  6. Schedules clients with appropriate services based on insurance, insurance requirements, clinician credentialing and availability.
  7. Maintains the schedule for the Psychological Testing Rooms and coordinates the testing process.
  8. Manages and creates group templates and follows through with all required elements of the group resulting in clean claim submissions and timely payments.
  9. Makes reminder calls as requested and reschedules appointments when necessary.
  Intake & Referral:
  1. Receive, verify and process client intakes for the following Departments:  Outpatient, Psychiatry, Adult, Youth, Substance Use Division, Homeless and Northwestern Apartments.  Identifies Emergency Referrals (i.e. needing a response within 24 hours; individuals being discharged from the hospital; individuals needing intensive programming) and refers to the Crisis MH Practitioner immediately while continuing process of assigning to the appropriate program/staff.
  2. Assists in processing paperwork with each client, ensuring complete, accurate paperwork and signatures are obtained.
  3. Ensures all screeners and CCBHC requirements are met.
  4. Conduct financial Intake interviews with clients, which include assistance available to find funding.
  5. Assists clients with their enrollment into the MNSure Program.
  6. Understands and assists clients with the Sliding Fee Program, if applicable.
  7. Understands and operates Electronic Medical Records software.
  8. Check evaluations for appropriate language, ensuring the correct service is scheduled based on the evaluation recommendations.
Fiscal Systems Responsibility:
  • Accurate data entry into the EMR to support the billing process.
    • Track insurance prior authorizations, research insurance issues, questions, and updates, report findings to the Revenue Manager if the outcome results in clinical implications.
    • Works in conjunction with the Finance Department regarding client billing and collecting of client balances.
    • Receives cash, check, and credit card payments for client co-pays, deductibles, and co-insurance and provides receipt if requested.
    • Demonstrates daily fiscal responsibility by handling and managing petty cash and client payments.
    • Collaborate to create and maintain procedures and documentation that conform to changing regulations.
General Information
  • Job Title: Awake Overnight Direct Care Specialist
  • Location: Crookston, MN
  • Employee Type: Non-Exempt
  • Minimum Experience: 2 Years
  • Required Degree: High school
  • Manage Others: No
  • Shift: 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! We are hiring for a part-time Awake Overnight Direct Care Specialist. 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 Clinical Trainee | Adult, Youth & Family Services
  • Location: Central and East Polk County
  • Employee Type: Exempt
  • Minimum Experience: 2 Years
  • Required Degree: 4 Year Degree
  • Manage Others: No
  • Travel: 50%
Description

As a Community Clinical Trainee for our Adult Services/Youth & Families, you will work in collaboration with early childhood staff and families to improve their ability to prevent, identify, treat and reduce the impact of mental health problems among children prenatal to age 17. You will work in cooperation with community child care providers and other disciplines to provide infant and early childhood mental health consultation to improve the capacity of providers and families to support social and emotional development.

While working with the Adult Services Team you will have direct contact with clients and is responsible for delivering specific psychiatric rehabilitative services, including case management and skills building to adult clients with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness or Serious Mental Illness. Services to clients will primarily be individuals within the clients’ homes and/or the community as well as in a group format.  

As a Clinical Trainee, you will provide mental health training, social-emotional assessments and referrals, staff support, and provision of appropriate consultation services. You will also support the program’s overall goals and objectives; represents NWMHC and the mental health profession in a positive and professional manner.

Requirements
Qualified applicants must possess a willingness to learn and apply research-based practices and work well in a team-oriented environment.
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, counseling, psychology or related field.
  • Current, unencumbered MN License in Social Work, License in Professional Counseling or License in Marriage and Family Therapy.
  • Trained in DC:0-5 
  • Understanding of typical child development
  • Desire to work with Early Childhood age and families
  • Ability to serve Head Starts in classrooms 
  • 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 diagnostic and treatment services to support clients in achieving their recovery goals in the following ways:

  1. Provide diagnostic assessments as needed to serve individuals, families, and children.
  2. Develops and updates appropriate client-centered treatment plans.
  3. Provide direct treatment services, including individual, marital, emergency, family, group therapy, and other direct treatment services as needed. 
  4. Participates in interdisciplinary treatment planning.
  5. Provides effective and efficient management of caseload including the appropriate discharging of open, inactive cases.
  6. Facilitates referrals to appropriate internal and/or external resources where indicated.
  7. Provide community consultation to allied service providers as needed for integration with agency services, treatment activities, and with other community programs serving the client. 
  8. Provide community education and prevention services to other agencies and the community as requested and possible. 

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.
General Information
  • Job Title: Community Clinical Trainee | Adult, Youth & Family Services
  • Location: Marshall, Kittson & Pennington counties
  • Employee Type: Exempt
  • Minimum Experience: 2 Years
  • Required Degree: 4 Year Degree
  • Manage Others: No
  • Travel: 50%
Description

As a Community Clinical Trainee for our Youth & Families, you will work in collaboration with early childhood staff and families to improve their ability to prevent, identify, treat and reduce the impact of mental health problems among children prenatal to age 17.

You will work in cooperation with community child care providers and other disciplines to provide infant and early childhood mental health consultation to improve the capacity of providers and families to support social and emotional development.

As a Clinical Trainee, you will provide mental health training, social-emotional assessments and referrals, staff support, and provision of appropriate consultation services. You will also support the program’s overall goals and objectives; represents NWMHC and the mental health profession in a positive and professional manner.

We will also provide training and development in Early Childhood!!

Requirements
Qualified applicants must possess a willingness to learn and apply research-based practices and work well in a team-oriented environment.
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, counseling, psychology or related field.
  • Current, unencumbered MN License in Social Work, License in Professional Counseling or License in Marriage and Family Therapy.
  • Trained in DC:0-5 
  • Understanding of typical child development
  • Desire to work with Early Childhood age and families
  • Ability to serve Head Starts in classrooms 
  • 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 diagnostic and treatment services to support clients in achieving their recovery goals in the following ways:

  1. Provide diagnostic assessments as needed to serve individuals, families, and children.
  2. Develops and updates appropriate client-centered treatment plans.
  3. Provide direct treatment services, including individual, marital, emergency, family, group therapy, and other direct treatment services as needed. 
  4. Participates in interdisciplinary treatment planning.
  5. Provides effective and efficient management of caseload including the appropriate discharging of open, inactive cases.
  6. Facilitates referrals to appropriate internal and/or external resources where indicated.
  7. Provide community consultation to allied service providers as needed for integration with agency services, treatment activities, and with other community programs serving the client. 
  8. Provide community education and prevention services to other agencies and the community as requested and possible. 

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.
General Information
  • Job Title: Community Mental Health Practitioner | Youth & Family Services
  • Location: Mahnomen and Norman County
  • Employee Type: Exempt
  • Required Degree: 4 Year Degree
  • Manage Others: No
  • Travel: 50%
Description

Our Agency is actively looking for a Full-Time Community Mental Health Professional- Youth & Families for Mahnomen and Norman County. The Community Mental Health Professional has clinical responsibility for the ongoing treatment of clients who are experiencing mental health issues. The position provides diagnostic assessment, formulates individual treatment plans in conjunction with the client and other individuals as indicated. The position also formulates diagnoses and completes treatment plan updates as evidenced through clinical chart review. 

Requirements

ESSENTIAL:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, counseling, psychology or related field.
  • Current, unencumbered MN License in Social Work, License in Professional Counseling or License in Marriage and Family Therapy.
  • Two years of work experience or structured clinical practice in a supervised environment providing services to mentally ill persons. 
  • 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 diagnostic and treatment services to support clients in achieving their recovery goals in the following ways:

  1. Provide diagnostic assessments as needed to serve individuals, families, and children.
  2. Develops and updates appropriate client centered treatment plans.
  3. Provide direct treatment services, including individual, marital, emergency, family, group therapy, and other direct treatment services as needed. 
  4. Participates in interdisciplinary treatment planning.
  5. Provides effective and efficient management of caseload including the appropriate discharging of open, inactive cases.
  6. Facilitates referrals to appropriate internal and/or external resources where indicated.
  7. Provide community consultation to allied service providers as needed for integration with agency services, treatment activities, and with other community programs serving the client. 
  8. Provide community education and prevention services to other agencies and the community as requested and possible. 
  9. Keeps current with trends and developments related to essential job competencies.
  10. Participates in program development and rapid cycle change improvement activities as requested and possible.
  11. Reviews and coordinates with the team on decisions involving transfers/level-of-care changes. Implements appropriate role in plan of action.
  12. Provide other services as may be consistent with the role of a Mental Health Professional and as requested by the Chief Executive Officer and/or the Chief Clinical Officer.

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: Homeless Specialist
  • Location: Crookston, MN
  • Employee Type: Non-exempt
  • Minimum Experience: 2 Years
  • Required Degree: 2 Year Degree
  • Travel: 50%
  • Manage Others: No
Description

Join an exciting team focused on serving a rural area with the best in mental health services. Our Agency is actively looking for a Full-Time Housing Specialist for our Homeless Team. 

NWMHC was recently awarded the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV1).  We are looking for individuals to join our team to provide services to homeless individuals. The grant is expected to go through September 2022.

As our Homeless Specialist, you will be responsible for assisting homeless clients with a mental illness, trauma, and/or chemical dependency to develop the skills and supports necessary to acquire and maintain, suitable, safe, and affordable housing. These services will be provided in the client’s home and community of choice primarily on a 1:1 basis but may also be provided in virtual settings.  Services will be delivered primarily within Polk County but may include work in the five other counties served by the agency.

Requirements
  • Possess a High School diploma or equivalent, AA degree preferred
  • Experience working with mentally ill, chemically dependent, or victims of trauma
  • 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
General Information
  • Job Title: Homeless Support Coordinator
  • Location: Crookston, MN
  • Employee Type: Non-exempt
  • Minimum Experience: 2 Years
  • Required Degree: 2 Year Degree
  • Manage Others: No
Description

Join an exciting team focused on serving a rural area with the best in mental health services. Our agency is actively for looking you!

Competitive pay plus benefits including 401K retirement savings plan, health/dental insurance, vacation pay, holiday pay, short-term disability insurance, life insurance, training/educational opportunities, and professional development allowance.

Requirements
  • Have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent.
  • Demonstrates ability to retrieve, organize and present large volumes of complex data as required meeting program and financial reporting requirements.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to ensure confidentiality.
  • Excellent computer skills including QuickBooks, Microsoft Office Suite (specifically Outlook, Excel, and Word).
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Well organized with an equivalent maturity with respect to duties.
  • Valid driver’s license and insurable under agency’s automobile insurance policy
  • 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

As our  Homeless Support Coordinator, you will be responsible for the coordination of the ESG-CV1 Grant for Street Outreach and Emergency Shelter and our ESG-CV2 Grant for Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing in our six-county area for the length of the grant (October 1, 2022).

In this role, you will have strong outreach, networking, and relationship-building skills that will allow you to work with partner agencies, area housing, motel/hotels, and restaurants in implementing Street Outreach and Shelter, Homeless Prevention and Rapid rehousing activities through the ESG-CV1 and CV2 grant. You enjoy analysis and billing, grant reporting and preparation of financial reports; preparation of materials, coordination, and facilitation of orientation sessions with the housing communities and local counties. You will also be responsible for the coordination of training events and/or provide training for Homeless Intervention Program Staff and Agency partners providing ESG-CV1 Street Outreach and Emergency Shelter and ESG CV2 Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing regarding clinical, billing, and quality assurance issues.

NWMHC typically provides internships for students in social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy, addiction counseling, and advanced practice psychiatric nursing. We offer career opportunities for students in Ph.D./PsyD programs (Clinical or Counseling) who have obtained their Master’s degree. We are not, at this time, an official internship site for Clinical or Counseling Ph.D./PsyD interns.

We are open to discussing internship possibilities from other disciplines. To request an internship please contact Breanna Case at 218-289-6982 or [email protected].

General Information
  • Job Title: North Star Summer Program
  • Location: Crookston, MN
  • Employee Type: Temp
  • Minimum Experience: 1 Year
  • Required Degree: 4 Year Degree
  • Travel: 50%
  • Manage Others: No
Description

 We are looking for temporary summer staff to join our School-Based Mental Health Team as Group Facilitators for our 2021 program from June 7- August 13. We are looking for both Mental Health Practitioners and Professionals, part or full time.

North Star is a 10-week therapeutic skills-building program through Northwestern Mental Health Center designed to provides children with a mental health diagnosis a group therapeutic skills-building experience over the summer months, utilizing a curriculum designed specifically to promote the building of healthy relationships, problem-solving skills, healthy expression of emotion, respecting others, and goal setting.

North Star sites meet 2x/week for 3-hour sessions that focus on skill lessons, therapeutic art, and peer/social skills building games that provide participants with opportunities to learn, practice, and review skills in a safe and nurturing group setting.

Requirements
  1. Education and experience must fall within at least one of the following requirements:
    • Have a Bachelor’s degree in a Mental Health related field and have 2,000 hours of supervised clinical experience
    • Have a Master’s Degree in a Mental Health related field and hold a professional license
    • Have a Master’s Degree in a Mental Health related field and be receiving clinical supervision and be working towards licensure
    • Be currently enrolled in a Master’s Program in a related Mental Health field
  2. Demonstrated ability to provide the services described in the above job description.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with children with mental health needs in the school setting.
  4. Prior human service-related experience, preferably with clients who have demonstrated histories of severe and persistent mental illness.
  5. Prefer a master’s degree in psychology, education, social work or other human services
  6. Demonstrated ability to organize personal time and activities in response to presenting client needs.  Initiate and carry out a range of program activities independently, without the availability of immediate supervision.
  7. Ability to effectively use supervision and to secure consultative support from colleagues and designated staff as needed to serve clients.
  8. Prefer persons’ residing in counties they are providing services to.
  9. Require persons able and willing to drive personal or agency vehicle when requested or needed for the provision of services and must be insurable by the Center’s insurance carrier as well as possess a valid driver’s license and valid motor vehicle insurance.
  10. Require maturity, accountability, and an ability to relate well to staff, children, other professionals, the community, and parents.
  11. Ability to work harmoniously with others in a coordinated team staffing process and possess effective written and verbal communication skills
  12. Ability to solicit and maintain the cooperation of children, staff, and the respective school district.
  13. Require a commitment to the value of quality services and a commitment to meet student’s/client’s needs
  14. Must pass a criminal background check.
Summary

To provide direct clinical and supportive mental health services to children in the respective service site(s) assigned

  1. Provide direct CTSS skills-building services to children with a diagnosed mental health illness; under the clinical supervision of your assigned supervisor and under the direction of the site coordinator.
  2. Implement and adapt group curriculum to meet child and program needs and abilities.
  3. Complete daily client progress notes and document within the electronic mental records system (Credible); as assigned by the site coordinator.  Complete documentation within 24 hours of the service.
  4. Complete initial and/or comprehensive evaluations on referred children and determine eligibility; as assigned.
  5. Complete treatment plans for eligible and invited children; as assigned.
  6. Lead small group lessons and activities based on the developed curriculum.
  7. Provide any other program-related service to children based on the needs of the client and the direction of the site coordinator, such as contacting the child’s family to coordinate transportation or other program-related information.
  8. Provide consultation to staff regarding the mental health needs of children including behavioral management techniques and interventions.
  9. Participate in respective site meetings to debrief and to prep and plan future group sessions.
  10. Utilize a process in coordination with the school districts, county social service agencies, and other agencies for early identification, screening and referral to NSSP of child and facilitate contact with families to secure all paperwork necessary to participate in the program.
  11. Help prepare for daily activities, prep and prepare snack/mealtime, and support the cleanliness and organization of the site location and supplies.

 

Serve as a member of NSSP team

  1. Be on time and arrive prior to the group beginning; a specific arrival time may be determined by the site coordinator.
  2. Notify the site coordinator if you will be late to group or are unable to attend group due to being sick or for any other reason.  Consult with the site coordinator to determine if there is a need for additional staff coverage.
  3. Arrive at group prepared to support all daily activities; preview the curriculum for the day.
  4. Be present for all site activities throughout each day.
  5. Participate in NSSP activities with the child when able.
  6. Participate in NSSP development activities as assigned by the program manager.
  7. Attend training days to deepen understanding of programming strategies.
  8. Attend site team meetings at the conclusion of group to prep and plan future meetings.
  9. Share and discuss any issues or concerns regarding any of the following: programming and curriculum, fellow team members, facilities, child and/or behaviors with team members, site coordinator, or program manager.
  10. Serve as a liaison between the community, parents, other agencies, respective school district, and the NSSP team.

 

Transportation

  1. Assist in arranging transportation utilizing school buses or public transportation if applicable.
  2. Assist in transporting children to and from program meetings when applicable utilizing school vehicle when approved or agency vehicle.
  3. Arrange transportation schedule with families for a child requiring a ride that coincides with site duties and responsibilities thus not interfering with prep and planning time.

 

Documentation

  1. Complete daily clinical documentation of group sessions within 24 hours of the service.
  2. Maintain quality assurance by reviewing assigned client charts and completing necessary documentation such as intake, SDQ, CASII, treatment plans, etc.
  3. Be aware of changing funding sources and make necessary changes within clinical documentation; consult with the site coordinator, assigned supervisor, and/or program manager.
  4. Complete daily child attendance form.
  5. Complete any forms necessary to document child or staff injury during program activities.
  6. Complete and submit mandated reporting form when required to do so.
  7. Maintain all grocery/supplies receipts, complete expense form, and submit to designated supervisor for approval
General Information
  • Job Title: Outpatient Mental Health Professional
  • Location: Crookston, MN
  • Employee Type: Exempt
  • Minimum Experience: 2 years
  • Required Degree: Masters
  • Manage Others: No
Description

Our agency is actively looking for a Full-Time Outpatient Mental Health Professional.

The assignment as Mental Health Professional includes a full range of mental health services appropriate and relevant to an integrated system of care community mental health program. The primary focus includes direct treatment, diagnostic assessments, community consultations, and other special assignments as may be consistent with the position at the NWMHC agency or co-located primary care setting.

An outpatient clinician participates in all team staffing and program development activities, contributing to the leadership and development of the Outpatient Services.  The position includes community education and prevention activities which are provided in response to community requests.

Requirements
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, counseling, psychology, or related field.
  • Current, unencumbered MN License in Social Work, License in Professional Counseling, or License in Marriage and Family Therapy.
  • Two years of work experience or structured clinical practice in a supervised environment providing services to mentally ill persons.
  • 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

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.