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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.

Children and Families Division

Drivers & Program Assistants needed for school based summer program.  This is a great job for college students home for the summer!

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Children’s Mental Health Case Manager – Todd County
Applicants need to have a Bachelor’s degree. 


Mental Health Professionals are needed for direct service in our school based CTSS services in the following schools:

  • Pequot Lakes
  • Crosby
  • Brainerd
  • Aitkin
  • Pine River
  • Swanville/Upsala
  • Pierz
  • Little Falls
  • Staples/Motley
  • Bertha Hewitt
  • Long Prairie

In-Home family therapists are needed in the following counties:

  • Crow Wing County
  • Morrison County
  • Todd County

Applicants need to be independently licensed or be license eligible.


Mental Health Practitioners are needed for in-home programs in the following counties:

  • Todd County
  • Morrison County
  • Crow Wing County

Applicants need to have a Bachelor’s degree plus 2000 hours of experience or 6000 hours of experience. 


Mental Health Behavior Aides are needed for in-home and community based services in Todd County, Crow Wing County, and  Morrison county. Must have a strong desire and ability to work independently with youth experiencing mental health issues. 

MHBA II: Need to have a Bachelor’s degree with less than 2000 hours of experience. 


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


Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
Vocational Specialist - For our Assertive Community Treatment team to complete comprehensive vocational assessment for work preferences of people with severe and persistent mental illness to identify their vocational needs. Develop and maintain work opportunities for consumers with local employers. Prefer higher education in a mental health discipline and licensed with at least one year of training or experience working with people to meet vocational goals and qualify as mental health practitioner. We may provide additional support / training in the evidence based model of supported employment.

Additionally, this position includes the duties of a Mental Health Professional / Practitioner working with a multidisciplinary team as you will maintain a full-time caseload, building relationships with consumers to assist them in identifying goals for functional improvement to be independent, write treatment plans and notes, be computer proficient, use excellent written and verbal communications skills. Some evening and weekend hours. Must have current MN driver license for daily driving, vehicle, clear a background check. Send letter of interest, resume, list of three references to: Dr. Edwards at  Northern Pines Mental Health Center, Brainerd, MN is an equal opportunity employer.


Mental Health Professional or Practitioner - Our ACT team is seeking a Mental Health Professional or Practitioner with education in a mental health field and experience working with people who are dealing with severe mental illness. The ACT Team serves people with severe persistent mental illness in their homes. Duties include case management, crisis intervention, illness management recovery teaching, completing assessments, writing treatment plans, using electronic records, passing medications, and daily local travel. You need excellent written and verbal skills, valid driver’s license and pass a background check. Includes some nights, weekends, and on-call duties. Email letter of interest, resume, & references to Dr. Edwards at  Northern Pines Mental Health Center is an equal opportunity employer.


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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