Careers

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.

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Access Specialist

General Information

Job Title: Access Specialist | East Grand Forks & Crookston
Location: 603 Bruce Street, Crookston, MN 5671
Employee Type: Non-Exempt
Minimum Experience: 1 Year
Required Degree: High school
Manage Others: No

Job 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.

Northwestern Mental Health Center is a non-profit corporation that provides a comprehensive, integrated system of care to enhance individual health and well-being, serving residents of Kittson, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Polk and Red Lake Counties in northwestern Minnesota.

Requirements

  • • The 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 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.

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 the 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, provide appropriate solutions and alternatives within 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. 
  2. 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 the process of assigning to the appropriate program/staff.
  3. Assists in processing paperwork with each client, ensuring complete, accurate paperwork and signatures are obtained.
  4. Ensures all screeners and CCBHC requirements are met.
  5. Conduct financial Intake interviews with clients, which include assistance available to find funding.
  6. Assists clients with their enrollment into the MNSure Program.
  7. Understands and assists clients with the Sliding Fee Program, if applicable.
  8. Understands and operates Electronic Medical Records software.
  9. Check evaluations for appropriate language, ensuring the correct service is scheduled based on the evaluation recommendations.

Fiscal Systems Responsibility:

  1. Accurate data entry into the EMR which supports the billing process:
    • • Track insurance prior authorizations, research insurance issues, questions, and updates, report findings to the Revenue Manager if 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 a 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.

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Crisis Services Mental Health Practitioner

General Information

Job Title: Crisis Services Mental Health Practitioner
Location: 603 Bruce Street, Crookston, MN, 56716
Employee Type: Non-Exempt
Minimum Experience: 2 Years
Required Degree: 4 Year Degree
Manage Others: No

Job Description

The Crisis Services Mental Health Practitioner has direct contact with clients and is responsible for delivering specific psychiatric rehabilitative to adult clients with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness or Serious Mental Illness. Services to clients will primarily be individually within the clients’ homes and/or the community as well as in a group format.  Services will be delivered primarily within Polk County but may include work in the other counties served by the agency.

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 ethnic 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 another 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 Essential Requirements:

  • • 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.
  • • Demonstrated ability to provide the services described in the above position description, as well as excellent organizational skills, effective oral and written communication skills, and creative problem-solving skills.
    • • Two or more years of direct experience working with individuals in a similar setting.
    • • Bilingual in English and one of the other primary languages in our service area (Spanish, Russian, Somali, Ojibway, Vietnamese, American Sign).

Summary

This position is directly responsible to the Manager, for the following key accountabilities and the achievement of Key Performance Indicators (outlined at Attachment 1). All duties are to be fulfilled in accordance with agency policy and procedure and in compliance with generally accepted standards including state and federal laws, regulations and guidelines.

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 relation to established goals and objectives.
  9. Understands and provides services appropriate to assigned programs so that services can be billed appropriately (i.e. face-to-face, number of contacts allowed, etc.).
  10. Reviews and coordinates with the team on decisions involving transfers/level-of-care changes. Implements an appropriate role in the 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 timesheets, expense vouchers, etc.
  3. Appropriately handles confidential data which if disclosed might have significant internal and/or external effects.
  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 stakeholders.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Competencies:

  1. Communication Proficiency
  2. Ethical Conduct
  3. Decision making
  4. Technical capacity
 

Crisis Services Mental Health Practitioner | Evening/Weekend Shift

General Information

Job Title: Crisis Services Mental Health Practitioner, Evening/Weekend Shift
Location: 603 Bruce Street, Crookston, MN, 56716
Employee Type: Non-Exempt
Minimum Experience: 2 Years
Required Degree: 4 Year Degree
Manage Others: No

Job Description

The Crisis Services Mental Health Practitioner has direct contact with clients and is responsible for delivering specific psychiatric rehabilitative to adult clients with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness or Serious Mental Illness. Services to clients will primarily be individually within the clients’ homes and/or the community as well as in a group format.  Services will be delivered primarily within Polk County but may include work in the other counties served by the agency.

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 another 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 Essential 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.
  • • 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.
  • • Demonstrated ability to provide the services described in the above position description, as well as excellent organizational skills, effective oral and written communication skills, and creative problem-solving skills.
    • • Two or more years of direct experience working with individuals in a similar setting.
    • • Bilingual in English and one of the other primary languages in our service area (Spanish, Russian, Somali, Ojibway, Vietnamese, American Sign).

Summary

This position is directly responsible to the Manager, for the following key accountabilities and the achievement of Key Performance Indicators (outlined at Attachment 1). All duties are to be fulfilled in accordance with agency policy and procedure and in compliance with generally accepted standards including state and federal laws, regulations and guidelines.

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 relation to established goals and objectives.
  9. Understands and provides services appropriate to assigned programs so that services can be billed appropriately (i.e. face-to-face, number of contacts allowed, etc.).
  10. Reviews and coordinates with the team on decisions involving transfers/level-of-care changes. Implements an appropriate role in the 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 timesheets, expense vouchers, etc.
  3. Appropriately handles confidential data which if disclosed might have significant internal and/or external effects.
  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 stakeholders.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Competencies:

  1. Communication Proficiency
  2. Ethical Conduct
  3. Decision making
  4. Technical capacity

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Early Childhood Mental Health Professional

General Information

Job Title: Early Childhood Mental Health Professional
Location: 603 Bruce Street, Crookston, MN 56716
Employee Type: Exempt
Minimum Experience: 2 years
Required Degree: Masters
Travel: 50%
Manage Others: No

Job 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 Early Childhood Mental Health Professional for Polk County.

The Community Mental Health Professional has clinical responsibility for the ongoing treatment of children ages 0-5 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. 

Northwestern Mental Health Center is a non-profit corporation that provides a comprehensive, integrated system of care to enhance individual health and well-being, serving residents of Kittson, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Polk and Red Lake Counties in northwestern Minnesota.

Requirements

Northwestern Mental Health Center is seeking a Licensed Mental Health Professional or license eligible (LPCC, LMFT, LICSW) trainee who has a passion for working with children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.

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.
  • • 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.
  • • 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

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Licensed Psychologist or Post-Doctoral Psychology

General Information

Job Title: Licensed Psychologist (Ph.D.) or Post- Doctoral Psychology Resident
Location: 603 Bruce Street, Crookston, MN, 56716
Employee Type: Exempt
Required Degree: Doctorate
Manage Others: No

Job Description

Northwestern Mental Health Center is a non-profit corporation that provides a comprehensive, integrated system of care to enhance individual health and well-being. We serve residents of Kittson, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Polk and Red Lake Counties in northwestern Minnesota.

Our rapidly growing agency is actively looking for a full-time Licensed Psychologist or Post-Doctoral Resident. The Psychologist (Ph.D.) job duties include a full range of mental health services appropriate and relevant to a community mental health program. The primary focus includes direct treatment, psychological testing, diagnostic assessments, community consultations and other special assignments.

We are interested in hiring people who are committed to high quality patient care and service, have a collaborative view of treatment, excellent time management skills, and value a friendly culture.

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

  1. Doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from a regionally accredited university.
  2. Licensed (or licensable) as a Licensed Psychologist the State of Minnesota. If currently licensed, is currently in good standing with the respective licensing board. If currently licensable, license will need to be obtained prior to starting work.
  3. Two years of work experience or structured clinical practice in a supervised environment providing services to mentally ill persons.
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  5. Valid driver's license and insurable under agency's automobile insurance policy.
  6. Must be free from substance use problems for a period of no less than 2 years.
  7. 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. Administer, evaluates and interprets required psychological testing.
  2. Write psychological testing report to be included in the client’s medical record.
  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 performance management supervision and takes measures to make any improvements needed to meet the performance expectations of the position.

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Mental Health Professional | Youth & Family Services (Pennington, Marshall & Kittson counties)

General Information

Job Title: Mental Health Professional, Youth & Family Services
Location: Pennington, Marshall & Kittson counties
Employee Type: Exempt
Minimum Experience: 4 Years
Required Degree: Master's
Travel: 50%
Manage Others: No

Job 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 Mental Health Professional (or Clinical Trainee) for our Youth & Family Services team in Pennington, Marshall & Kittson counties.

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.

Northwestern Mental Health Center is a non-profit corporation that provides a comprehensive, integrated system of care to enhance individual health and well-being, serving residents of Kittson, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Polk and Red Lake Counties in northwestern Minnesota.

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.
  • • 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.
  • • Demonstrated ability to provide the services described in the above position description, as well as excellent organizational skills, effective oral and written communication skills, and creative problem-solving skills.

Summary

Home-based performance standards

  1. Provide family, individual and group therapy or skills-building services, primarily working with children with a severe emotional disturbance diagnosis and their families.
  2. May provide therapy services when qualified under the MHCP rules and regulations.
  3. Provide children’s mental health case management services, when appropriate.
  4. Provide resource and referral information to children and families.
  5. Coordinate and collaborate with other service providers and/or educators also working with the children and families on your caseload.
  6. Participate in child and family care team meetings, joint NWMHC & County Social Services staff meetings, NWMHC staff meetings (typically occurring every other week)
  7. Provide families with crisis services as clinical needs demand

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.

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Open Access Mental Health Professional

General Information

Job Title: Open Access Mental Health Professional
Location: 603 Bruce Street, Crookston, MN, 56716
Employee Type: Exempt
Required Degree: Masters
Manage Others: No

Job Description

The Northwestern Mental Health Center is looking to hire an Open Access Mental Health Professional. The position would be a full-time (M-F 8am-5pm), fully-benefited position, based out of Crookston, MN.

The Open Access 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.
  • • Current, unencumbered MN License in Social Work (LICSW)
  • • LADC preferred, but will consider person interested in working with Substance Use Disorder and being trained in completion of Rule 25 Chemical Health Assessments
  • • 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.
  • • 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.
  • • Demonstrated ability to provide the services described in the above position description, as well as excellent organizational skills, effective oral and written communication skills, and creative problem-solving skills.
DESIREABLE:
  • • Prefer a person with two or more years of direct experience in the delivery of services to adults and/or children with serious mental illnesses, use of various evidence-based practices and/or various populations.
  • • Bilingual in English and one of the other primary languages used in our service area (e.g. Spanish, Russian, Somali, Ojibway, Vietnamese, American Sign.)

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 the 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

Core Competencies:

  1. Communication proficiency
  2. Ethical conduct
  3. Personal effectiveness/credibility
  4. Problem solving/analysis
  5. Thoroughness

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Psychometrist

General Information

Job Title: Psychometrist
Location: 603 Bruce Street, Crookston, MN 5671
Employee Type: Non Exempt
Job Category: Rehab Worker
Required Degree: 4 Year Degree
Manage Others: No

Job 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 Psychometrist. The Psychometrist is responsible for the administration and scoring of psychological and neuropsychological tests under the supervision of a psychologist or neuropsychologist. The Psychometrist assists clients in understanding and engaging in the testing process and prepares data and observations with detail and accuracy to support the diagnostic and treatment planning process of the referring psychologist/neuropsychologist.

Northwestern Mental Health Center is a non-profit corporation that provides a comprehensive, integrated system of care to enhance individual health and well-being, serving residents of Kittson, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Polk and Red Lake Counties in northwestern Minnesota.

Requirements

ESSENTIAL:
  • • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related field.
  • • Valid driver’s license and insurable under agency’s automobile insurance policy.
  • • 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.
DESIREABLE:
  • • Certified Specialist in Psychometry (CSP)
  • • Experience administering psychological/neuropsychological tests.
  • • Two or more years of direct experience working with individuals in a similar setting
  • • Bilingual in English and one of the other primary languages in our service area (Spanish, Russian, Somali, Ojibway, Vietnamese, American Sign).

Summary

This position works with individuals referred to NWMHC for psychological and/or neuropsychological testing. Populations include but are not limited to individuals with suspected cognitive deficits, MCI, neurological conditions, age-related conditions such as dementia and ADD/ADHD.

Supports the delivery of psychological services through the following:

  1. Greets clients and prepare them for the testing process; responds to questions about the tests and procedures.
  2. Administers assigned tests to clients in accordance with standards.
  3. Makes decisions to maintain cooperation and ensure optimum performance. Testing durations vary and may last up to a full day.
  4. Makes and documents observations regarding the level of effort and motivation during testing.
  5. Collects any needed additional demographic data.
  6. Scores the test protocols with appropriate norms.
  7. Consults with the referring psychologist/neuropsychologist regarding additional tests needed or deletion of tests.
  8. Prepares the above diagnostic data regarding clients for the psychologists and neuropsychologists.
  9. Assists with referral management, authorizations and communications with referral sources.
  10. Orders and maintains testing materials.
  11. Coordinates scheduling of new clients referred for testing in collaboration with the Access Team.

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. Remains in good standing including compliance with training and education requirements, ethical standards of the profession, and providing services in compliance with regulations.
  5. Participates in supervision and takes measures to make any improvements needed to meet the performance expectations of the position.

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School-Based Clinical Trainee or Mental Health Professional (Warroad/Roseau)

General Information

Job Title: School-Based Clinical Trainee or Mental Health Professional for Warroad/Roseau
Location: 603 Bruce Street, Crookston, MN 56716
Required Degree: Masters
Travel: 50%
Manage Others: No

Job Description

School-based Mental Health Professional job duties

  1. Provide coordinated in-school mental health therapy and/or skill-building services to students identified as at-risk of an emotional disturbance or having a current diagnosis of an emotional disturbance.
  2. Complete and/or coordinate a mental health assessment with individual students referred by the school district or other allied agencies and make/coordinate follow-up recommendations for appropriate existing mental health preventive and treatment services.
  3. Provide consultation to educators regarding the mental health needs of students including behavioral management techniques and crisis intervention.
  4. Provide any other mental health service to students based on the needs and direction of the respective school district.  Specifically outreach services to children and their families who may otherwise not be recognized and develop programming to engage these students in civic or community based activities
  5. Participate in team meetings that may include principal, teachers, and paraprofessionals.
  6. Develop relationships with key school contacts to facilitate a system of care process with the school district for early identification, screening and referral to appropriate existing mental health preventive and treatment services
  7. Co-facilitate Northstar Summer Program groups, providing group skills-building/psychotherapy services.
  8. Participate in Essential Learning Training Opportunities.  Attend educational/workshop opportunities, especially as they pertain to your job duties and with the approval of the School-Based Mental Health Services Manager.
  9. Assess own performance as a part of on-going and annual staff performance evaluations.
  10. Assume responsibility for continued learning as a means of growth, development and maintenance of competence within the scope of practice and licensure.

Serve as a member of the School-Based Services Team

  1. Attend clinical staff meetings and other team meetings as assigned.
  2. Serve as a liaison between community agencies and the School-Based Services Team.
  3. Participate in School-Based Services program development activities as assigned by the School-Based Mental Health Services Manager. Provide outreach services in a manner that makes the School-Based Services Team visible and accessible to families.
  4. Provide crisis intervention to clients when required. Crisis response is considered part of the regular work week and flex scheduling may be used to account for additional hours associated with crisis interventions.
  5. Participate in on-call scheduling as a children’s mental health practitioner. Additional compensation will be provided for on-call services.

Completion of billing and clinical documentation

  1. Provide 6.5 hours of billable services per 8 hour period.
  2. Responsible for building caseload and organizing schedule with both start and end of day funded client services.
  3. Complete Comprehensive Evaluations and all concurrent documentation of sessions and contacts with children, families, school personnel and collateral agencies.  When concurrent documentation is not possible, documentation will be completed within 72 hours of the service happening.
  4. Complete an initial individualized treatment plan for each child participating in therapy/skills-building services and every 90 days thereafter until the client has been discharged from services.
  5. Completion of the initial SDQ & CASII and every 6 months thereafter with a discharge SDQ after services are completed.

Supervision received

  1. Notify your Program Manager via e-mail or phone call of days off and illness/sick leave.
  2. Maintain a good working relationship with supervisors, co-workers, county case managers and other outside agencies
  3. Respond to supervisory feedback, self-evaluate personal communication patterns with clients, colleagues and agencies, and modify as needed

Requirements

  1. Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, counseling, psychology or related field.
  2. Working toward licensure as an LICSW, LMFT or LPCC. (The Board of Social Work in MN requires LGSW licensure as well).
  3. Two years of work experience or structured clinical practice in a supervised environment providing services to mentally ill persons.
  4. Valid driver's license and insurable under agency's automobile insurance policy.
  5. 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 School-Based Mental Health Clinical Trainee or Mental Health Professional will provide co-located, school-based skills building and psychotherapy services, splitting time between the Warroad and Roseau school districts.

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Student Practicum

General Information

Job Title: Student Practicum (Nursing, Social Work, LADC)
Location: 603 Bruce Street, Crookston, MN 56716
Employee Type: Temporary
Required Degree: 4 Year Degree
Manage Others: No

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Supportive Housing Mental Health Practitioner | Foster Care

General Information

Job Title: Supportive Housing Mental Health Practitioner, Foster Care
Location: 603 Bruce Street, Crookston, MN, 56716
Employee Type: Non-Exempt
Minimum Experience: 2 Years
Required Degree: 4 Year Degree
Manage Others: No

Job 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 Supportive Housing Mental Health Practitioner for our Foster Care Program. This position is a full-time, fully benefited role, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm at our Northwestern Apartments location in Crookston, MN.

The Supportive Housing Mental Health Practitioner has direct contact with clients and is responsible for delivering specific psychiatric rehabilitative to adult clients with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness or Serious Mental Illness. Services to clients will primarily be meeting individually within the clients’ homes and/or the community as well as in a group format. Services will be delivered primarily within Polk County but may include work in the other counties served by the agency.

Northwestern Mental Health Center is a non-profit corporation that provides a comprehensive, integrated system of care to enhance individual health and well-being, serving residents of Kittson, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Polk and Red Lake Counties in northwestern Minnesota.

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 another 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 Essential 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 relation to established goals and objectives.
  9. Understands and provides services appropriate to assigned programs 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 an appropriate role in the 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 timesheets, expense vouchers, etc.
  3. Appropriately handles confidential data which if disclosed might have significant internal and/or external effects.
  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.

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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 | bcase@nwmhc.org

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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.

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Phone (Non-Crisis): 218.281.3940 | Toll-free: 1.800.418.7326

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