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Do you like to work with people and help make positive changes in their lives? Do you have experience working with people that have a mental health issues? Northern Pines is a Private, Non Profit Rule 29 Community Mental Health Center committed to providing mental health care to residents in Morrison, Todd, Crow Wing, Wadena, Cass and Aitkin Counties. Part and full time positions are available. Unless otherwise specified cover letters and resumes need to be submitted via email to  Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.


Youth Assertive Community Based Treatment

Youth Assertive Community Based Treatment is seeking a full-time LADC and a full-time Mental Health Professional, licensed or licensed eligible. Youth ACT is an innovative and intensive wraparound program for adolescents and young adults. If interested, please contact Kristina Blake at


Children and Families Division

Northern Pines Mental Health Agency has exciting opportunities available for direct care positions in our ever growing Children & Families Division.   These positions would include school, home and community based care.  We are seeking passionate, motivated, dedicated staff longing to make a positive impact and grow their career!  Our agency mission:  Enhancing Lives and Restoring Hope! 

School Based Program:  Seeking Mental Health Professionals and Practitioners for our school based programs in Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd & Wadena counties.  Several of the school districts included are:  Brainerd, Crosby, Pequot Lakes, Pierz, Pillager, Pine River, Pillager, Little Falls, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle and Wadena-Deer Creek.
In-Home Program:   Seeking Family Therapists (Mental Health Professionals), Mental Health Practitioners and Mental Health Behavior Aides for Crow Wing, Morrison, and Todd Counties. 

Mental Health Professionals:  Applicants need to be independently licensed or license eligible. 
Mental Health Practitioners:  Applicants need to have a Bachelor’s degree plus 2000 hours of experience or 6000 hours of experience.
Mental Health Behavior Aides II:  Applicants need to have a Bachelor’s degree with less than 2000 hours of experience. 
Mental Health Behavior Aides I:  Applicants need to have a High School Diploma with experience. 

If you are interested joining a dynamic team of professionals dedicated to making a difference please send your resume to  Attention:  Children & Families Division


Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Service (ARMHS) - A successful candidate would have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a social science field and 2000 hours experience working in the mental health field. Duties include individual contact in homes, evaluations, resource development, report writing, crisis intervention and travel throughout the area. Candidate must be flexible and demonstrate good time management skills, have a positive attitude and be a team player. The ability to develop rapport and maintain confidentiality is a must as are excellent writing and computer skills. Reliable transportation is a must.


Chemical Health Services Department

LADC or LADC Eligible - To work in our Chemical Health Services Department & or other departments throughout our agency. Duties include providing Addiction/IDDT Education and/or therapy (individual, group, and family), case/chart management and collaboration with other service providers. This is your opportunity to work on a flexible team with different location possibilities, doing what you love, in an organization with a strong Mission. Any questions please contact (218) 454-3826. Cover letters and resumes need to be submitted via email to 


Internships, Field Placements, Practicums:

Northern Pines Mental Health Center is committed to the academic training of a professional workforce and supports higher education in a number of ways:

  1. The agency subscribes to a “grow our own” practice of encouraging current employees to return to colleges and universities for advanced training and credentials.
  2. Promotes and advances those employees who have demonstrated increased skill sets and abilities.
  3. Provides continued education opportunities to all staff.
  4. Actively participates in the MN Association of Community Mental Health Centers.   
  5. Northern Pines Mental Health Center partners with colleges and universities to assist in preparing students for direct practice.
  6. The agency hosts a variety of internships, field placements and practicums to provide opportunities for students to develop professional skills and abilities.

If you are interested in a field placement, internship or practicum with Northern Pines Mental Health Center, please review the process for application: 

The agency hosts bachelor’s degree and master’s degree students from the following accredited programs of Social Work, Psychology, and Marriage and Family Therapy. The catchment area of Northern Pines reaches a 6-county region: Cass, Crow-Wing, Aitkin, Todd, Morrison and Wadena counties. Northern Pines Mental Health Center offers a variety of services, provided by a variety of licensed mental health professionals, across this region.  Refer to our Website for information about the various services our agency provides.

With this breadth of services in this expansive geographical region, we cannot predict what supervision may be available, or what program may be able to host a student at any given time.  We do our best to partner student and their learning goals with opportunities to learn from highly qualified mentors.  An internship placement involves significant staff time for orientation, introduction and familiarization to our agency, practices, policies and programs, a minimal level of involvement is at least 16 hours per week, for at least 3-months’ time.

The vast majority of placements occur in August , Sept, and May, with a few in Dec. and a few in March.  Preparation for a placement involves: receipt and review of application/resume, consideration of potential placement sites and supervisors, arranging for an interview with student/supervisor, conducting the interview and considering the best student learning and programmatic fit, getting administrative approval for extending an offer to host, offering or declining to host an intern, acceptance and/or contracting for a field experience, submitting all necessary paperwork to our business office, arranging for a student to participate in an agency orientation and linking a student and supervisor for outlining a schedule and learning agreement.  Please send all resumes and cover letters to Pam Fore, via email at


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