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Health Department of Northwest Michigan's team is made up of nurses, community health coordinators, sanitarians, accountants, IT professionals, 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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If you are ready to make an impact, check out our open positions below and send ALL requested documents to careers@nwhealth.org.

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has three school based positions available to provide group and individual services to area youth. These are full time positions during the school year, September through June, with minimal, if any, time worked during the summer. Applicants with experience using electronic medical records and mental health billing are preferred.

Elk Rapids, Lakeland Elementary School. Current LMSW or LPC license preferred; LLMSW or LLPC will be considered.

Charlevoix Elementary School. Current LMSW or LPC license preferred; LLMSW or LLPC will be considered. Reimbursement for relocation expenses up to $5,000.00 may be available for this position, based on incumbent's location.

Ellsworth School. Current LMSW or LPC license preferred; LLMSW or LLPC will be considered. Reimbursement for relocation expenses up to $5,000.00 may be available for this position, based on incumbent's location.

Health Department of Northwest Michigan offers a day schedule (occasional evenings) during the school year, with no weekends or holidays, and minimal days worked during the summer, a year around competitive wage, generous time off, and excellent benefit and retirement plans. If you are interested in providing school based services, we want to talk to you!

First round interviews will be conducted over Zoom or Teams.

Interested and qualified applicants should submit a (1) cover letter, (2) resume, [3) completed HDNW job application and (4) copy of current professional license to careers@nwhealth.org. These positions will be open until filled.

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has two school based positions (one in Alanson and one in Central Lake) available to provide group and individual services to K-12 youth. These are part time position (roughly 20 hours a week) during the school year, September through June, with minimal, if any, time worked during the summer. Applicants with experience using electronic medical records and mental health billing are preferred.

REQUIREMENTS - Requirements for this position include:
Current LMSW or LPC license preferred; LLMSW or LLPC will be considered.

Interested and qualified applicants should submit a (1) cover letter, (2) resume, [3) completed HDNW job application and (4) copy of current professional license to careers@nwhealth.org. ***All four items must be submitted. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.*** This position will remain open until filled. First round interviews will be conducted via Teams or Zoom.

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.

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

This is a full time position with that offers a day schedule (with occasional evenings and weekends) with a competitive wage, generous time off, and an excellent benefit plan. 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.

Interested and qualified applicants should submit a (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and [3) completed HDNW job application to careers@nwhealth.org. ***All three 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

Download the complete Benefit Summary


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 PHExperience@nwhealth.org 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 PHExperience@nwhealth.org. This email is monitored regularly and an HDNW staff member will follow-up with you as soon as possible.