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Be the change you want to see in the world… make a difference in the lives of children!

We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities with Northwood Children’s Services. Northwood has an exceptional 135-year history of providing compassionate service for the care and treatment of children with emotional, behavioral and learning disabilities. We are known for our excellent work environment and providing opportunities to advance within our organization.

 

Northwood offers these benefits:

  • Dental
  • Long Term Disability, Accidental Death and Dismemberment and Life Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Student Loan Repayment Program
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Social Security
  • Unemployment Benefits
  • Professional Liability
  • Tax Sheltered Annuity
  • Health Savings Account
  • Holidays
  • Vacation
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Benefits Continuation (COBRA)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Free access to a Certified Financial Planner
  • An excellent in-house training program
  • Opportunities for Advancement

If you want to make a difference in a child’s life, come to join our staff of qualified, caring individuals whose mission is to help disadvantaged children and their families.

 

For more information please contact:

Matt Silverness
Northwood Children’s Services
Human Resources Director
714 W. College Street
Duluth, MN 55811

218-728-7192

msilverness@northwoodchildren.org

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Internships

Northwood Children’s Services has undergraduate internships, graduate internships, and volunteer opportunities available year round. We provide a learning experience that will be advantageous for anyone looking at a career in a child-oriented or human service field.

Internship opportunities at Northwood:

  • Students seeking undergraduate or graduate internships (must be arranged through the academic program and are for the primary benefit of the student)
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and a willingness to learn
  • Professionalism, dedication, and motivation
  • A desire to work with children
  • Students searching for valuable, hands-on and real-world experience in working with children
  • Motivated candidates with a desire to jump-start a career in a human services field
  • Respect and care for our students

Northwood offers:

  • Two 24-hour residential campuses, day treatment programs, and several satellite programs
  • Convenient locations near local colleges
  • Direct contact hours with children with social, emotional, and behavioral needs
  • Valuable experience in human service careers
  • “Hands-on” approach to learning
  • Flexible schedules
  • The opportunity to be a part of one of the leading child-care agencies in the Midwest
  • Involvement in a growing and dynamic organization
  • Learning opportunities in the areas of recreation, daily living, social skills, education and behavior management
  • Supervisor contact with professor or internship coordinator

 

For more information please contact:

Mel Winkler
Director of Community Residential Services
Northwood Children’s Services
4000 W. 9th Street
Duluth, MN 55807

(218) 625-2638

mwinkler@northwoodchildren.org

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Volunteer Opportunities

Northwood Children’s Services offers many unique opportunities to make a difference in a child’s life. Our volunteers can contribute in a variety of ways. All Northwood Children’s Services volunteers must meet age requirements, submit a completed application, pass a criminal background check, and participate in a volunteer orientation.

Mentor
Time commitment: 1-2 hours per week

Requirements: Must be 21 or older*, have an interest in at-risk youth, pass a complete background check and mantoux, maintain appropriate boundaries with the children, commit to consistent visits, and attend a volunteer orientation.

Description: Provide one-on-one mentoring sessions weekly or biweekly to Northwood youth ages 6 – 17. Sessions may include activities such as reading, playing games, cooking, doing craft projects, etc.

Tutor
Time commitment: 1-2 hours per week

Requirements: Must be 21 or older*, have an interest in at-risk youth, pass a complete background check and mantoux, have previous tutoring or teaching experience, maintain appropriate boundaries with the children, commit to consistent visits, and attend a volunteer orientation.

Description: Many of Northwood’s youth have struggled in traditional academic settings. Tutors provide one-on-one or small group instruction and support. Tutors may work with students in a classroom setting or help with homework out of school hours.

*Executive approval of an individual under age 21.

 

For more information on becoming a mentor or tutor, please contact:

Matt Silverness
Northwood Children’s Services
714 W. College Street
Duluth, MN 55811
218-728-7192

msilverness@northwoodchildren.org

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