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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.

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

Please Note: Due to our ongoing response to the Covid19 pandemic, we are not able to accept requests for nursing or medical school internships at this time.

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.