Thank you for your interest in Northwestern Mental Health Center.

Applicants should submit: Agency Application, cover letter, resume and list of 3 professional references.  AA/EOE.

We will begin reviewing applications July 17th and continue until the positions are filled. For questions, to request a position description or to apply contact:

     Breanna Case   
     Human Resources Department   
     NWMH, P.O. Box 603     
     Crookston, MN 56716   

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                                                   OUTPATIENT PSYCHIATIC LPN

Northwestern Mental Health Center ( is hiring for a Full- Time Outpatient Psychiatric LPN.

Job Specifications:
The Licensed Practical Nurse works under the direct supervision of the Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting in the supportive tasks and activities related to the medication management provider functions or other supportive roles to support the agency as assigned. The LPN coordinates job tasks and duties with the Registered Nurse, the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatrist.

Minimum Requirements:
•    Minimum of a current License Practical Nurse license
•    Two plus years of experience in direct nursing either clinic or community based; psychiatric experience helpful
•    Describe concisely clinical data, presenting problems to others
•    Ability to relate to patients’ and the public professionally and work calmly under pressure
•    Ability to insure confidentiality
•    Must have excellent character references
•    Must be able to follow agency procedures
•    Insurable under NWMHC Insurance Carrier

                                 LICENSED ALCOHOL AND DRUG COUNSELOR (LADC)

The Northwestern Mental Health Center (NWMHC) is seeking an experienced LADC with a strong understanding of the interface of chemical health, mental health and primary health. The LADC will have the unique opportunity of being able to influence our service delivery model as we develop this new programming in response to our community’s needs.

Job Specifications:
The LADC will perform chemical dependency assessments, develops treatments plan, performs individual counseling, facilitates group sessions, provides case management duties, and secures funding for clients. The LADC manages a caseload and provides documentation of services. Position is salaried with full benefits.

Minimum Requirements:
•    Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor through the MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
•    Able to clear a DHS background study and sexual exploitation screening
•    A minimum of two-year freedom from chemical abuse problems
•    Able to document 12 hours of training in co-occurring mental health problems and chemical abuse or dependency

                                               COMMUNITY HOUSING SPECIALIST

Due to expansion of services, the Northwestern Mental Health Center is seeking a Community Housing Specialist to assist with our homeless clients.

Job Specifications:
The Community Housing Specialist is a direct service position.  The individual in this full time position is responsible for assisting homeless clients with a mental illness and/or chemical dependency to develop the skills and supports necessary to acquire and maintain, suitable, safe and affordable housing. These services will be provided in the client's home and community of choice primarily on a 1:1 basis but may also be provided in group settings.  Services will be delivered primarily within Polk, Mahnomen, Norman and Red Lake Counties but may include work in the two other counties served by the agency. This position is supervised by the Adult Services Director.

Minimum Requirements:
•    High School Diploma or GED
•    Prior human service related experience, preferably with clients who have a history of severe and persistent mental illness and/or chemical dependency.
•    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.
•    Good people and engagement skills are needed, flexibility and someone that can handle assisting clients with their immediate needs.

                                                       PEER RECOVERY SPECIALIST

Due to service expansion, Northwestern Mental Health Center is looking to hire Full or Part-Time Peer Recovery Specialists who will serve adults with mental illness or co-occurring mental health and substance use in Kittson, Marshall, Mahnomen, Norman, Polk and Red Lake Counties.

Job Specifications:
Peer Recovery Specialists use lived experiences in a trained non-clinical approach to assist individuals in discovering their strengths and develop their own unique recovery goals by incorporating models of wellness, personal responsibility, self-advocacy and hopefulness.   Ideal candidates will have lived mental illness, trauma or dual diagnosis recovery or substance use experience and be in long term recovery.  Candidates who also have experience working with individuals that have a mental illness, chemical health issue and/or homelessness are desired. Candidates may be required to live in counties served.   Candidates should have good oral and written communication skills, be able to work in a team and have good organizational skills. Supervision provided by a mental health professional.
Minimum Requirements:
•    2 or more years of mental health or dual diagnosis recovery
•    High school diploma or GED.
•    Must possess a valid driver’s license.  
•    Demonstrated knowledge of Mental Health services and supports or community resources.  
•    Must possess basic computer skills to perform job duties including email, time sheet management, and ability to learn the electronic health record program.
•     Ability to attend intensive training provided by the NWMHC to become credentialed as a Certified Peer Specialist or already maintain certification.   

Applicants should submit: cover letter documenting your lived experiences and resume.

                                  ADULT COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST

Due to expansion of services Northwestern Mental Health Center ( is hiring for a Community Mental Health Specialist in Polk County, MN.

Job Specifications:

Candidate will serve adults with serious and persistent mental illnesses in Polk County, MN. Responsibilities include: teaching consumers a variety of skills needed to better manage Mental Health symptoms as well as providing case management services to empower them in reaching long term recovery goals. Services are provided individually and in group settings, take place in the home and community, and occur primarily during regular business hours. Preference given to applicants with a Bachelor’s in a human service field, leadership skills and previous experience serving this population. Applicants should be proficient with computers/documentation and be self-motivated. This position is full-time, benefited and supervision is provided by a Mental Health Professional.

Skills Preferred:

· Preference will be given to candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in a human service field

· Consideration will be given to candidates with leadership skills and with experience working with people with serious mental illness or homeless individuals


Join the Children and Family Services Team at Northwestern Mental Health Center ( as a mental health practitioner/professional serving young children with behavioral health issues and their families in the home settings in Kittson and Marshall Counties.

Job Specifications:

The applicant must be willing to work traditional and non-traditional hours, including evenings with the advantage of establishing a flexible schedule.  Competitive salary and benefits.   Clinical supervision provided by a mental health professional.  Great working environment as part of the Children and Family Services Team and Early Childhood cohort.  Applicants of diverse cultural backgrounds or experience in serving diverse populations are encouraged to apply.   

Skills Preferred:
•    Applicants must qualify as a mental health practitioner or professional in the state of MN
•    Masters in human services degree for a full-time psychotherapy and skills building services provider
•    Consideration will be given to candidates with a bachelors degree with 2,000 hours supervised experience with children with mental health issues
•    must have experience in serving children under 5 who present with  social/emotional/behavioral challenges and their families, need to have training/education in child development

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