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.

Residential Treatment Counselor

LocationResidential Campus
DeadlineUntil Filled
DescriptionNorthwood 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.


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 working successfully with diverse populations is also preferred.

A valid driver's license and clean driving record is required.
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Program Coordinator

LocationMerritt IDT
DeadlineUntil Filled
DescriptionNorthwood Children's Services is recruiting for a full time Program Coordinator (Mental Health Practitioner ).

Duties include providing individual, group and family skills training (including teaching social skills, problem solving, conflict resolution, parenting strategies, independent living, anger management, communication, etc), crisis assistance, case management responsibilities, and report writing.

Program Coordinators must possess excellent communication skills (oral and written), the ability to work with a diverse student base, organization and time management skills, excellent behavior management skills, and the ability to form positive relationships with children, families and community members.

Program Coordinators 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

QualificationsA Bachelor’s degree and at least 2,000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of mental health services to children with emotional disturbances is required.

Demonstrated experience of working successfully with diverse populations is also preferred.

A valid driver's license and clean driving record is required.

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Team Supervisor

LocationWest Campus
DeadlineUntil Filled
DescriptionNorthwood Children's Services is recruiting for a Residential Team Supervisor.

This position offers an exciting opportunity to work with children and adolescents in a residential treatment setting. Key responsibilities include supervision of a team of eight treatment staff and case management for children on the residential treatment team. The successful candidate must have the experience and confidence to develop and maintain a team culture to perform at high standards.

Supervisors succeed at Northwood when they:

*Have the ability to communicate professionally with staff, social workers and families
*Have case management skills and the ability to generate professionally written and timely reports
*Are passionate about social services and dedicated to helping children and families
*Have a proven track record reflecting the ability to prioritize work, multitask, stay organized in a high paced environment and utilize time management skills
*Value the collaboration that comes from working on a team
*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


QualificationsBachelor's degree in social work, psychology or related field, plus one year experience in child and youth services or two years experience in other related human services work. Previous supervisory and case management experience is preferred. Demonstrated experience of working successfully with diverse children and families is also preferred.

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Insurance Billing Specialist

LocationWest Campus
DeadlineUntil Filled
DescriptionNorthwood Children's Services has an immediate opening for a full time Insurance Billing Specialist.

The Insurance Billing Specialist is responsible for checking benefits and eligibility, obtaining authorizations, data entry of claims and claims resolution.

QualificationsQualifications include relevant college or vocational education and two years previous work experience. Desirable qualifications include experience in Mental Health billing or at least one year of experience within a medical facility.

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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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