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 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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NWMHC is seeking a RN Care Coordinator. The RN Care Coordinator will support the mission of the organization by providing care coordination efforts surrounding an assigned client case load.  Care coordination involves working with internal and external team members involved in each client’s care; working with client identified family and community resource partners and, most importantly, coordinating care in a patient-centered manner. The RN Care Coordinator has a unique role in helping to be a part of the re-design of community systems to better support care across agency lines and result in better health and overall outcomes for clients.

Minimum requirements

•   Minimum of a current Registered Nurse License

•    2 + years of experience in direct nursing either clinic or community based; psychiatric experience helpful

•   Able to effectively communicate presenting problems and recommendations with various scopes of practice. 

•   Able to describe, understand, address and monitor key health indicators and data. 

•   Able to assess needs, triage, refer, directly provide and/or coordinate care of clients.    

•   Insurable under NWMHC Insurance Carrier

•   Must Pass a Background Check

•   Ability to relate to patients’ and the public professionally and work calmly under pressure

•   Ability to insure confidentiality

•   Possess a valid driver’s license and valid motor vehicle insurance.

•   Administrative and Clinical Writing and Reporting Skills


Northwestern Mental Health Center is seeking a Full-time experienced Customer Service Representative for our Crookston office. Due to growth and expansion of services, 8 hour shifts would occur during hours of operation. The Customer Service Representative serves as a first point of contact for the majority of customers (internal and external) either in person or via telephone. The CSR works in a fast paced environment and sets the tone for the customer experience with NWMHC through welcoming, positive interaction and quick and efficient resolution of customer needs.
The CSR’s primary role involves extensive use of the electronic health record as well as extensive use of the telephone system. The CSR must be able to quickly prioritize and respond to incoming customer service needs switching effectively back and forth between in –person, e-mail and telephonic responses.
Minimum requirements
•    High School Diploma or G.E.D.
•    One year experience working in a customer service oriented setting.
•    Excellent verbal communication skills.
•    Ability to ensure confidentiality.
•    Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Word and general office equipment.
•    Well organized, enthusiastic, energetic and highly motivated.
•    Proof of valid driver’s license and current/adequate vehicle insurance coverage


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


Due to service expansion, Northwestern Mental Health Center is looking to hirea 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 , Polk and East Grand Fork 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.


Life Coach


Northwestern Mental Health Center’s ( ) Children and Family Services Team is hiring for a bachelors level staff


Job Specifications:

Bachelors in social service fields to aid in transition services for youth and young adults ages 16-21 in Polk County who are either currently in county/tribal social services approved out-of-home placement or who have left care.  The individual will work with youth/young adults to screen and assess needs and jointly determine the best interventions to support their success with the goal to prevent them from becoming homeless by focusing on assisting them to secure stable housing, help them build supports, assist them in going to school or gaining employment, and in linking them with needed resources such as health care coverage, primary doctor, etc.

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.  Applicants of diverse cultural backgrounds or experience in serving diverse populations are encouraged to apply.  

Skills Preferred:

  • Preference will be given to candidates who are mental health practitioner status (a bachelor’s degree with 2,000 hours supervised experience with children with mental health issues)
  • experience preferred in serving children with social/emotional/behavioral challenges and their families need to have training/education in child development, as well as experience with 6-18 year olds with mental health issues.
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