Be the change you want to see in the world… make a difference in the lives of children!
We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities with Northwood Children’s Services. Northwood has an exceptional 130 year history of providing compassionate service for the care and treatment of children with emotional, behavioral and learning disabilities. We are known for our excellent work environment and providing opportunities to advance within our organization.
Below, is a brief description of positions that we offer and the preferred qualifications for those positions.
Residential Treatment Counselor
|Description||Northwood Children's Services is recruiting for residential treatment counselors.|
This position offers exciting opportunities to work with children and adolescents in a residential treatment setting. A counselor's primary duties include the day-to-day care and supervision of the students within their group. Counselors provide a constructive model for the students to emulate, teach various coping and communication skills, physical and social skills, and help enable students to develop socially acceptable values and attitudes.
Counselors are responsible for creating a living and learning environment that offers a variety of opportunities that serve to meet students' recreational, intellectual, social, and emotional needs.
Counselors succeed at Northwood when they:
*Are passionate about social services and dedicated to helping children and families
*Value feedback and accountability
*Value the collaboration that comes from working on a team and thrive working independently
*Are results driven and detailed oriented
*Have a sense of humor and find creative ways to implement ideas
*Think "outside the box"
*Value a strength-based treatment approach
*Are looking for more than just a job
This position works shifts, including days, evenings, overnights and weekends.
|Qualifications||Two year’s of college or other related post high-school education, or four years of experience in child care or the human services field. A Bachelor's degree and one or more years experience in the human services field is preferred.|
Demonstrated experience of working successfully with diverse populations is also preferred.
A valid driver's license and clean driving record is required.
Mental Health Professional (Therapist)
|Description||Northwood Children's Services is recruiting for a Mental Health Professional (therapist).|
This position offers exciting opportunities to work with children in a day treatment setting. A key responsibility is to provide individual, group and family therapy. Therapists also facilitate group therapy sessions. The successful candidate must have the ability to manage behaviors in a fast paced environment.
Therapists succeed at Northwood when they:
•Are passionate about social services and dedicated to helping children and families
•Value feedback and accountability
•Value the collaboration that comes from working on a team and thrive working independently
•Are results driven and detailed oriented
•Have a sense of humor and find creative ways to implement ideas
•Think "outside the box"
•Value a strength-based treatment approach
•Are looking for more than just a job
|Qualifications||Master's Degree in social work, counseling or other related mental health field, plus two years of experience with families and children required. |
Licensed Mental Health Professional required (ex: LICSW, LGSW, LP, LAMFT, LMFT, LPC or LPCC).
The candidate must have strong clinical skills and experience working with diverse populations. A valid driver's license and clean driving record is also required. The position requires flexibility to work some evenings and weekends, as needed.
|Description||Northwood Children's Services is recruiting for a Housekeeper to maintain a clean, safe, and healthy living and work environment at Northwood.|
|Qualifications||High school diploma preferably with 1 or more years of work experience.|
|Description||Founded in Duluth, Minnesota in 1883, Northwood Children's Services has provided a brighter future for thousands of children. Its tradition of compassionate service has made Northwood the "program of choice" for the care and treatment of children with emotional, behavioral and learning disabilities. |
The Clinical Director serves a crucial role as part of an eight member executive team. The primary responsibility of the Clinical Director is to provide oversight and leadership to programs and personnel designated by the President & CEO. Agency leadership is provided by the Clinical Director through the creation of an optimum climate for shared leadership, group participation and productivity. Primary duties include the planning, organizing, supervising, coordination and promotion of activities that will achieve agency and program objectives.
|Qualifications||Master’s degree plus ten (10) years experience in child and youth services or related field. Licensed Psychologist credentials (LP) required. PhD preferred. Five years of supervisory experience is required.|
Northwood offers these benefits:
- Long Term Disability, Accidental Death and
Dismemberment and Life Insurance
- Medical Insurance
- Worker’s Compensation
- Retirement Benefits
- Social Security
- Unemployment Benefits
- Professional Liability
- Tax Sheltered Annuity
- Cafeteria Plan/Flexible Benefits Plan
- Credit Union
- Benefits Continuation (COBRA)
- Employee Assistance Program
If you want to make a difference in a child’s life, come join our staff of qualified, caring individuals whose mission is to help disadvantaged children and their families.
If you would like more information on any of the positions listed above, please contact: