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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 four 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 MSW or LPC license preferred; LMSW or LLPC will be considered.

Charlevoix Elementary School. Current MSW or LPC license preferred; LMSW or LLPC will be considered.

Ellsworth School and MIHP. Current MSW or LMSW license only.

This rewarding position will also work across Health Department programs, including maternal infant health services, home visiting, and be involved with the community at large. Will provide services to students K-12 in addition to the Maternal Infant Health Program.

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!

nterested 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, with application materials received by Friday, July 22 receiving first consideration.

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has two school based positions (one in Alanson and one in Pellston) 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 MSW or LPC license preferred; LMSW or LLPC will be considered.

nterested 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. Application materials received by Friday, August 19, 2022, will receive first consideration. First round interviews will be conducted via Teams or Zoom.

The Community Health Coordinator is responsible for helping to build healthier communities through health education and project management. This position will carry out grant activities for the Empowering Youth Today program. This program promotes sexual risk avoidance and focuses on healthy youth relationship education, coordinating youth community service learning, convening youth and adult community groups and community outreach. This position is based in the Emmet County office and requires travel to support operations throughout the four county district. This position requires autonomy, initiative, strong interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational development skills, problem solving, and creativity.

Education
Possession of a Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Nursing, Social Work or a related field is required; Master degree and Community Health Education Specialist (CHES) preferred.

Experience
A minimum of two years of progressively more responsible experience and diverse public health, health education, grant coordination, or related experience is required.

nterested and qualified applicants should submit a (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and [3) completed HDNW job application to careers@nwhealth.org. This position will be open until filled, with application materials received by Wednesday, August 17 receiving first consideration.


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 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.