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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Chief Information Officer

General Information

Job Title: Chief Information Officer
Location: 603 Bruce Street, Crookston, MN 56716
Employee Type: Exempt
Required Degree: 4 Year Degree
Manage Others: Yes

Job Description

The Northwestern Mental Health CIO is responsible for leadership, vision, and setting the strategic direction for Information Technology Systems. By identifying opportunities and implementing change, the CIO will lead IT to deliver reliability to the organization and support the mission, vision, and goals of the corporation.

The CIO will support business process owners, drive value from IT investments, contribute to the overall business strategy and have responsibility for process change management. The CIO also will orchestrate the flow of information, foster the integration of systems, ensure the integrity of data and monitor for redundancy. This person must also have the vision to match business and organizational needs to the appropriate information and technology platforms and ensure the continuity and integration of systems that support the future growth of the enterprise.

Requirements

Essential:

  • • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Health Informatics, Business Administration, Health Care Administration or similar field of work.
  • • Three years of experience with increasing responsibilities for management and support of health care information systems and IT.
  • • Ability to ensure confidentiality.
  • • Valid driver's license and insurable under the 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.
  • • Demonstrated ability to retrieve, understand, analyze, organize and present large volumes of complex data as required meeting program and financial reporting requirements.
  • • Demonstrated IT leadership abilities to:
    • • develop informational products and facilitate discussion as needed to assist the CEO in their fiduciary, business, and program oversight
    • • oversee the work of and provide leadership to a management team and other key leadership personnel
    • • develop and sustain effective working relationships with key NWMHC partners, affiliates, state agencies, and other organizations with whom the Center collaborates to deliver a mental health mission
  • • Ability to translate mission concepts to sustainable IT strategies
  • • Demonstrated ability to organize personal time and activities in response to presenting customer needs.  Initiate and carry out a range of program activities independently, without the availability of immediate supervision.
  • • Demonstrated ability to communicate to diverse audiences at all levels both internally and externally.

Desired:

  • • Specialized certifications related to IT.
  • • Five to ten years’ experience in facilitating problem-solving, making professional judgments and adapting to a variety of situations at the middle-management level of function or above.
  • • Bilingual in English and one of the other primary languages used in our service area (e.g. Spanish, Russian, Somali, Ojibway, Vietnamese, American Sign).

Essential Functions

This position is directly responsible to the CEO, for the following key accountabilities. 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.

Strategic Leadership

  1. Lead change management for a diverse organization and community
  2. Ability to collaborate, build alliances, and achieve tangible results by engaging a wide range of personalities will be fundamental to our mutual success
  3. Develop forward-thinking business strategies supported by the CEO

IT Management & Leadership

  1. Provides strategic and tactical planning, development, evaluation and coordination of the information and technology systems for the agency.
  2. Facilitates communication among staff, management, vendors, and other technology resources within the organization.
  3. Oversees all technology operations.
  4. Manages multiple information and communications systems and projects, included voice, data, imaging, and office automation.
  5. Designs, implements, and evaluates the systems that support end-users in the productive use of computer hardware and software.
  6. Manages user-training programs.
  7. Oversees, evaluates and tests system security and backup /recovery procedures.
  8. Manages vendor contract relationships including Systems Administration and Help Ticket Support, Printers, Telephone and Internet.
  9. Monitors ticket and troubleshooting reporting to identify trends and implements corrective measures as needed.
  10. Works with CEO and CFO to develop short and long-term budgets maximizing technological capacity and providing excellent stewardship of corporate funds.
  11. Prepares and updates an executive Information Management Plan annually.
  12. Creates a technology platform based on current best practices for healthcare and general business organizations.
  13. Creates and implements a change management control system to ensure business continuity.

Technology Architecture

  1. Establishes enterprise architecture, describing how applications, processes, interfaces, and data management systems should be constructed.
  2. Creates and maintains Data architectures, describing how data is defined, stored and managed.
  3. Supports transaction and service architecture, describing interfaces and processes for systems to connect to each other.
  4. Security Official
  5. Sets vision and strategy for Information Security and Cybersecurity ensuring the company has a consistent vision and operations focus for all security-related practices and NWMHC.
  6. Develops and implements security (physical and information) strategy to include standards, processes and procedures and guidelines for the agency.
  7. Function as the decision-maker on Security decision at NWMHC.

Supervisory Responsibilities

CIO will be involved in determining the best approach (internal staffing/contracting) of supportive IT functions.

Core Competencies

  • • Outstanding interpersonal skills including the ability to effectively communicate with people throughout the organization
  • • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • • Significant skills with data-processing methods and procedures, and major computer software systems
  • • Knowledge in systems design and development processes, including requirements analysis, feasibility studies, software design, programming, pilot testing, installation, evaluation, and operational management
  • • Familiarity with the design, management, and operation of health IT systems
  • • Proven ability to link and apply complex technologies to business strategies.
  • • Ability to effectively negotiate contracts with vendors, contractors, and others.
  • • Ability to analyze and resolve complex issues, both logical and interpersonal.

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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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Medical Records & Clerical Support Specialist

General Information

Job Title: Medical Records & Clerical Support Specialist
Location: 603 Bruce Street, Crookston, MN 56716
Employee Type: Non-Exempt
Required Degree: 2 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 Medical Records & Clerical Support Specialist. This position is a full-time, fully benefited role. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm at our Main office located in Crookston, MN.

The Medical Records & Clerical Support Specialist has a critical role in supporting client care through the timely management of in-coming and out-going medical records. This position ensures that clinicians have the information needed to make informed decisions regarding client care and that this is done in a manner compliant with data privacy regulations. The Medical Records & Clerical Support Specialist takes a proactive role in medical records process monitoring and works with the Health Informatics Manager to implement any improvements.

The Medical Records & Clerical Support Specialist will also provide administrative and clerical support to ensure the efficient operation of the agency.

Essential Requirements

  • • Two-year degree or Certification and experience in Medical Records Technology or related; or equivalent experience working with medical records, educational records or similar client/customer information.
  • • Technological proficiency needed for daily use of an electronic health record.
  • • Ability to manage data confidentially.
  • • Ability to ensure confidentiality.
  • • Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • • Ability to prioritize and/or seek assistance in determining task priority.
  • • A self-starter who possesses the ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • • Valid driver's license and insurable under the 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.
  • • Access to a personal vehicle, and the ability and willingness to use the vehicle in carrying out position responsibilities.
  • • 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.
  • • Ability to follow-through with task assignments and maturity with respect to duties
  • • Ability to work effectively with other agencies serving similar clientele. Ability to work harmoniously with others in a coordinated team staffing process. Ability to relate professionally to Clinical Supervisors, staff, clients and the public. Ability to effectively use supervision and to secure the consultative support from colleagues and designated staff as needed to serve clients.
  • • 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.

Summary

Medical Records:

  1. Responsible for the timely preparation and sending of medical records requested by other agencies.
  2. Responsible for the scanning of incoming records in advance of upcoming client appointments.
  3. Handles requests for PHI via telephone, e-mail, FAX or in person.
  4. Ability to work as a team with other staff involved in medical records.
  5. Assesses the need for requests requiring special considerations and works with an appropriate team member to handle those requests.
  6. Assists in destroying inactive client charts that are over ten years old.

Clerical Support:

Scanning

  1. Support agency scanning needs
  2. Paper copies of ITP’s, Intake Paperwork and North Star
  3. Scanning incoming medical records reports and reports created from CREDIBLE
  4. Coordination materials with community partners

Mailing/Communications

  1. Faxing documents
  2. Assist with daily mail
  3. Client statements monthly: collection letters
  4. Mailing of surveys, letters and bulk mailings to clients and community partners

Curriculum/Materials Prep

  1. Workbooks for individuals and groups
  2. Managing paper forms
  3. Possible assist with standard meeting materials

Assistance with Logistics and Scheduling

  1. Scheduling meetings as necessary
  2. Assist with meeting preparation
  3. Scheduling and ensuring technological set up for meetings and events

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Mental Health Practitioner | Crisis Services

General Information

Job Title: Crisis Services Mental Health Practitioner
Location: 603 Bruce Street, Crookston, MN 56716
Employee Type: Non-Exempt
Required Degree: 2 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 Mental Health Practitioner for our Crisis Services team. This position is a full-time, fully benefited role. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm at our Northwestern Apartments location in Crookston, MN.

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.

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 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 requirements include: 

  • • Valid driver's license and insurable under the Agency's automobile insurance policy.
  • • Access to a personal vehicle, and the ability and willingness to use the vehicle in carrying out position responsibilities, including travel within the service area and to other areas for workshops or as part of job duties.  May require extended periods in the car for work-related duties, so physical ability to do so is a job requirement.
  • • Demonstrated ability to function within legal and ethical boundaries consistent with the scope of personal practice or personal licensure, HIPAA guidelines, and other local, state, or federal regulatory guidelines.
  • • Must be free from substance use problems for a period of no less than 2 years.
  • • Must pass criminal background study through DHS NetStudy 2.0.

Summary

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

  • • Assist clients to develop a treatment plan consistent with their recovery goals.
  • • Assist clients, as needed, in successfully completing activities that support structured daily living.
  • • Identify the need for client skills development and facilitate skills training either individually or via a group.
  • • 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.
  • • 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.
  • • Assist clients to anticipate their housing needs, locate safe, affordable housing, access and apply for housing assistance, and maintain housing once obtained.
  • • Assist clients in accessing appropriate community services, applying for public assistance programs, and follow through with necessary appointments and paperwork for these services.
  • • Evaluates, facilitates and monitors services and clients’ progress in relation to established goals and objectives.
  • • Understands and provides services appropriate to assigned programs so that services can be billed appropriately (i.e. face-to-face, # of contacts allowed, etc.).
  • • 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:

  • • Documents in the medical records according to the requirements of regulatory agencies.
  • • Meets time deadlines for the management of clinical documentation, scheduling, submission of timesheets, expense vouchers, etc.
  • • Appropriately handles confidential data which if disclosed might have significant internal and/or external effects.
  • • Maintains licensure in good standing including compliance with training and education requirements; ethical standards of the profession; and providing services in compliance with license.
  • • 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:

  • • Attends work regularly and notifying appropriate individuals when leaves are necessary.
  • • Uses work time effectively.
  • • Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • • Works cooperatively with the supervisor, members of the NWMHC team and with stakeholders.

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Mental Health Professional | Early Childhood

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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Mental Health Professional | Open Access

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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Mental Health Professional or Clinical Trainee | School-Based Services (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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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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  • • 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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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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