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 with working successfully with diverse populations is also preferred.

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

LocationWest Campus
DeadlineUntil Filled
DescriptionNorthwood Children's Services has an immediate opening for a full time Insurance Specialist. The Insurance Specialist is responsible for the checking of 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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Health & Wellness Intern - Spring Semester

LocationNorthwood Children's Services
DeadlineUntil Filled
DescriptionSpring Semester 2015

The Health and Wellness Intern is responsible for planning and implementing wellness related programs, incentives and classes, under the guidance of the Wellness Committee.
QualificationsThe Internship must be arranged through the student’s College/University academic program with a minimum of 200 hours over the course of the semester.

The internship is for the primary benefit of the student and is unpaid.
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Registered Nurse (RN)

DeadlineUntil Filled
DescriptionNorthwood is recruiting an experienced, talented Registered Nurse (RN) to work in a leadership position with our agency.

The ideal candidate will possess pediatric and mental health experience, value both teamwork and autonomy, have strong writing skills, and be comfortable with delegating and multitasking.

RNs provide leadership and supervision to other health services staff. Duties include daily medical and health supervision of students, maintenance of necessary medical charts and files, conducting sick visits, supervising dispensing of prescribed medications, performing medical intake examinations, maintaining communication with other agency staff, conducting periodic medical training seminars and workshops for non-medical staff, and coordinating medical needs and delivery of services with the contract physicians. RNs also supervises the processes for psychotropic and other medications required by national, state and agency standards.
QualificationsMinnesota Licensed Registered Nurse, valid driver's license and First Aid/CPR certification required. A BA/BS is preferred. Previous experience working with children is also preferred.

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Full Time Cook

DeadlineUntil Filled
DescriptionNorthwood Children's Services is recruiting for an experienced full time cook. We are looking for a candidate that is dependable, brings a positive attitude to work and is willing to go the extra mile.

This position works two weekends per month and rotating holidays. Hours are generally 10am-6pm, with other hours/shifts as needed.

We offer competitive pay and benefits.

QualificationsOne year of vocational training or equivalent and one year of experience is required. The ability to lift at least 30 pounds is required.

Volume cooking experience preferred.

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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

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