Employment Opportunities


School Based Social Worker / Mental Health Professional

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has school based Social Worker / Mental Health Provider positions available providing individual and group mental health services to youth in Charlevoix, Boyne Falls, Boyne City, Ellsworth, Gaylord, and Harbor Springs. These positions are 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.

To receive full consideration, interested and qualified applicants should send their (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) completed HDNW application to careers@nwhealth.org.


Public Health Technician / Community Health Worker - Gaylord

Public Health Technicians are the first point of contact for our clients, and provide assistance and information to individuals regarding program opportunities and enrollment. They assist with insuring smooth clinic operations by preparing charts, processing paperwork, scheduling clients, and by performing activities such as answering telephones, utilizing multiple computer systems, performing routine health tests and lab procedures.

In addition to the onsite clinical and clerical role, this individual will provide Community Health Worker (CHW) services. CHWs are responsible for helping clients and their families in the HDNW jurisdiction navigate and access community services, other resources, and adopt healthy behaviors. A CHW provides for the screening, assessment and referral of the target population to address Social Determinate of Health needs, and performs home visits to assist in the care delivery for each individual and family. The CHW works closely with a Registered Nurse or Social Worker as part of a service team.

Applicants must have strong organizational and communication skills, the ability to interact and work well with a variety of people, the ability to safely and effectively case manage a client caseload, and the ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously while following established policies and meeting deadlines.

This full time position offers a day schedule (with occasional evenings and weekends) a competitive wage, generous time off, and excellent medical, vision, dental, and retirement plans.

Requirements for this position include a high school diploma or its equivalent, and a minimum of one to three years' experience working in a clinic or medical setting and/or working with children. A Community Health Worker certification is preferred but not required. Valid driver's license and reliable transportation required.
In order to be considered for the position, applicants MUST submit three documents: (1) cover letter, (2) resume, (3) completed HDNW application to careers@nwhealth.org. Submissions that do not include all three documents will not be considered.

Health Department of Northwest Michigan is an equal opportunity employer.


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