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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Current Openings

 

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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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 dementias 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

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: Temp
Required Degree: 4 Year Degree
Manage Others: No

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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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