Northwood Children's Services


Duluth, MN
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Feb 27, 2018
Job Type
Full Time

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Northwood Children's Services is recruiting for Therapists.

This position offers exciting opportunities to work with children and adolescents in a residential treatment setting. The primary responsibility of the therapist position is to provide individual, group and family therapy. Therapy is defined as a dynamic process utilizing several different therapeutic approaches and methods to facilitate the resolution or relief of symptoms or problems in an individual, group or family structure. The foundation of the therapeutic process is built from extensive information provided to the therapist through interviews, review of records and evaluations as well as information provided by the individual, family, county, court and significant others. Typically the PRIDE therapist will complete a diagnostic assessment upon intake into the program. The therapist determines the need and direction of therapy based on the diagnostic and assessment information reviewed and analyzed by the therapist, the Clinical Team, and in clinical supervision. Ongoing clinical notes are maintained and reports and treatment plans are provided to the team, as needed, on a timely basis.

The therapist acts as a consultant to the various teams including enforcing Northwood policies and procedures, providing the Executive Team with feedback on program needs and development, development of therapeutic programs and a member of the clinical community. The therapist is also responsible to coordinate and communicate with insurance companies and maintain updated diagnostic assessments on the students.

Therapists succeed at Northwood when they:

• Are passionate about social services and dedicated to helping children and families
• Value feedback and accountability
• Value the collaboration that comes from working on a team and thrive working independently
• Are results driven and detailed oriented
• Have a sense of humor and find creative ways to implement ideas
• Think "outside the box"
• Value a strength-based treatment approach
• Are looking for more than just a job


Masters degree plus two years experience in child and youth services or a related field. Licensed Mental Health Professional credentials required (LGSW, LICSW, LAMFT, LMFT, LPC, LPCC or LP).

Training Opportunities
Opportunities for Advancement
Scholarship Program
Student Loan Repayment Program
Wellness Program

Excellent Medical/Dental
Life/Disability Insurance
403b Retirement Plan Contribution

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