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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                                                  DATA ENTRY SPECIALIST

The NWMHC is recruiting for Data Support Specialist which is a full-time, fully benefitted position to help us with the key role on our health care information team. We are looking for a highly computer literate, detail oriented individual  whose  timely and accurate data entry of critical documentation will support the clinical team in delivering services to clients as well as facilitating reporting to management, funding sources and regulatory entities. The Data Support Specialist will also serve as part of the medical records team facilitating the movement of medical records both into and out of the agency in compliance with data practices acts.

Minimum requirements

•    G.E.D. or High School Diploma
•    Proficiency in terms of both speed and accuracy in keyboarding/data entry skills.
•    Demonstrated use of various computer programs.
•    Strong attention to detail.
•    Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse team.
•    Ability to read, understand and transcribe behavioral health and demographic data

                                                   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

                                                       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

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