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Health Department of Northwest Michigan's team is made up of nurses, community health coordinators, sanitarians, accountants, data management analysts, mental health professionals, nurse practitioners, public health techs, administrative professionals, and more. Our team is dedicated to promoting well-being, preventing disease and protecting the environment in the communities in which we live, work and play.

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The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has a school based social work position available providing individual and group mental health services to youth in Gaylord. This position is full time during the school year, September through June, with minimal days during the summer.

Current license to practice as a LMSW or LPC is required; LLMSW will be considered. Experience with electronic medical records and mental health billing is preferred.

We offer competitive wages ($43,896.32 - $61,318.00) generous time off, and an excellent benefit package. If you're a provider who enjoys working with children and adolescents as a team member in an independent, integrated care setting, we want to talk with you.

Application instructions
Interested and qualified applicants should submit a (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) completed HDNW application, and (4) copy of their professional license to All four items must be submitted. Application materials received by March 9, 2020 will receive first consideration.

Health Department of Northwest Michigan is seeking a talented, motivated, and dedicated addition to the leadership team. The Deputy Health Officer works in collaboration with the Administrative Health Officer and Medical Director to manage the daily operations of the health department, a 4-county district health department covering Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Otsego Counties with over 140 employees.

The Deputy Health Officer serves as senior management, with responsibility for establishing and implementing plans and strategies to achieve the mission and goals of the health department. Applicants must have a strong public health background and experience in personnel management, budget management, leadership, public health practice, and advocacy. The Deputy Health Officer needs to demonstrate the highest level of verbal and written communication skills and have the capacity to lead agency-wide changes.

This full time position offers a competitive wage, generous time off, and excellent medical, vision, dental, and retirement plan benefits.

Applicants must possess a master's in public health or related field and a minimum of two years of progressive management experience in public health. Valid driver's license and reliable transportation required.

Application instructions:
In order to be considered for the position, applicants MUST submit four documents by Friday, April 3, 2020:
(1) cover letter, (2) resume, (3) completed HDNW job application, and (4) a copy of unofficial college transcripts. Official transcripts required upon hire. All four items must be submitted. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Employee Benefits

Our full-time staff have:
  • Insurance
  • Health Care Savings Account
  • PTO (Paid Time Off) Days
  • Paid Bereavement
  • Retirement (Employer match %)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program

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Student Internship Opportunities

Students seeking an Observation Experience that equates to 1 week or less of observation with a HDNW employee in a clinic or in the field should send an email to outlining their request.

Students seeking an Internship for 1 or 2 semesters must complete the Student Observation/Internship Request Form and provide the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Course syllabus, if applicable
  • Specified course requirements, if applicable

Please send required documents and any questions to This email is monitored regularly and an HDNW staff member will follow-up with you as soon as possible.