Career Opportunities

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.

Counselor

LocationResidential Campus
DeadlineUntil Filled
DescriptionNorthwood Children's Services is recruiting for residential 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.


QualificationsTwo 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 with working successfully with diverse populations is also preferred.

A valid driver's license and clean driving record is required.
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Evening Janitorial/Housekeeping

LocationMain Campus
DeadlineUntil Filled
DescriptionThe primary function of this position is to maintain a clean, safe and healthy learning and living environment.

This position is responsible for cleaning offices, hallways, bathrooms, classrooms, etc. Carpet cleaning, floor waxing and other duties as assigned by the supervisor. This position assists in maintaining the physical grounds, as needed.

Hours are 2:30-11pm, Monday-Friday.
QualificationsHigh school diploma, preferably with one or more years work experience. Experience with commercial or residential cleaning is preferred.

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Director of Campus Operations

LocationMain Campus
DeadlineUntil Filled
DescriptionNorthwood Children's Services is recruiting for a Director of Campus Operations.

The Director of Campus Operations serves as the administrator of Northwood’s Residential Treatment Program (Main Campus) and Diagnostic and Assessment Center.

This is a high energy job that requires complex decision making. The successful candidate will:

•Create a positive team environment that fosters high performance
•Build effective relationships internally and with external program stakeholders
•Be passionate about social services and dedicated to helping children and families
•Have experience/ability to create and oversee program budgets, ensure programs operate within budget and implement solutions to any budget issues
•Have a proven track record reflecting the ability to communicate effectively, prioritize work, multitask, stay organized in a high paced environment and utilize time management skills
•Develop and implement short and long term program goals and objectives that are in alignment with the agency’s mission, vision and values
•Value the collaboration that comes from working on a team
•Provide ongoing coaching and feedback with staff
•Be 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

QualificationsMaster’s degree plus five (5) years experience in child and youth services or related field. Licensed Mental Health Professional credentials (LP, LICSW, LPCC or LMFT) required.
Five years of supervisory experience is preferred.

EEO Employer
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Northwood offers these benefits:

  • Dental
  • 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
  • Holidays
  • Vacation
  • 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:

Human Resources
careers@northwoodchildren.org

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