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Thank you for your interest in The Nord Center! The Nord Center has been at the forefront of behavioral healthcare since 1947. We offer a variety of programs and services catering to children, adolescents and adults, all of which are listed in the Services Section of the website.

Careers at The Nord Center provide opportunities for personal growth and satisfaction, as well as to be part of an organization that touches the lives of thousands of Lorain County residents each year. Employees at The Nord Center work with motivated and supportive teams of co-workers, dedicated to making a positive impact on those we serve.

Our benefits

The Nord Center offers an array of benefits and amenities including:

  • On-campus workout room
  • Outdoor walking trail
  • Continuing education programs
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off (vacation, sick and personal)
  • Long-term disability
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Paid holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Free supervision hours towards independent licensure

Location

The Nord Center is located in Lorain, right off Route 2 at the South Broadway exit. Less than 30 minutes from Lakewood and Strongsville, The Nord Center is easily accessible from I90 and the Ohio Turnpike. This convenient location allows for a relaxed and easy commute. View our location on Google maps.

Career opportunities

Below is a list of our available career opportunities. Click on the drop down listings below to see the full descriptions of each position. For a printable overview of our Psychiatry Opportunities, click here.

If you find a position of interest and would like to apply, click the link below to complete an online application. If you have any difficulty with the online application, please forward your resume to lgleason@nordcenter.org.

The Nord Center is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome those with diverse backgrounds and experience, and encourage bilingual (Spanish / English) individuals to apply.

 

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Available Positions:

Advanced Practice Nurse

POSITION SUMMARY:

Full and Part-Time positions are available.  Please join us as we grow our team and expand our services to the local community!

The APRN (Nurse Practitioner) meets with consumers to evaluate mental health needs and prescribes medications as needed.  Will facilitate communication with Primary Care Providers outside of the agency when laboratory abnormalities are discovered. Assists other nurses with implementing medical treatment and tracking procedures and meets regularly with collaborating Psychiatrist to effectively communicate about open cases. Collaborates actively with patient’s other therapists or case managers to ensure best care and common treatment goals.

QUALIFICATIONS:

A Master’s degree in Nursing and certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse with prescriptive authority and one year of experience working with individuals who have been diagnosed with a chronic mental illness is required. The employee must possess exceptional oral and written communications skills.  Bilingual abilities (especially Spanish) are not required, but a great advantage for this position.

Case Manager (Bilingual Opportunities Also Available)

POSITION SUMMARY:

Provides a wide range of direct and indirect case management services to consumers with severe and persistent mental illness. Services are provided in the office, home, and various locations in the community.  Positions are available in Residential Services, Case Management, and Counseling Services.

QUALIFICATIONS:

A Bachelor’s Degree in mental health or related field is required.  Must have basic computer skills, including familiarity with Windows and Microsoft Office. Experience working with severely mentally disabled persons preferred. The necessity for travel in this job requires that the employee possess a valid Ohio driver’s license with less than 6 points in a 36 month period, have proof of adequate personal automobile insurance, and use of a personal vehicle. TBS Specialists on the Bilingual team must be fluent in Spanish. Favorable references and/or evaluations are required.

Client Access Specialist

Full-time and PRN available

POSITION SUMMARY:

The staff in this position are cross-trained to perform a variety of job functions in various settings including greeting, assisting, and directing incoming clients and visitors, answering and directing telephone calls, ensuring that client data is up to date in the EMR. The Client Access Specialist will be required to sit for extended periods, spend a large portion of their time on the telephone and computer, and have much face-to-face client contact in an office environment.

QUALIFICATIONS:

High school graduate or equivalent. Must have a minimum of one year of experience as a receptionist and/or switchboard operator in a health care setting, or three years of general receptionist/clerical experience.

Counselor/ Therapist

POSITION SUMMARY:

The purpose of this position is to provide managed behavioral health care services in a culturally diverse community. The emphasis is on time-effective, time-intermittent psychotherapy and counseling with individuals, couples, families and groups. The position provides face-to-face screening, assessment, crisis intervention and referral services in response to requests for assistance with mental health issues.

QUALIFICATIONS:

A master’s degree in a mental health related field with the following license is required: LSW or LPC.  LISW or LPCC preferred.  Experience in assessment, crisis intervention, conducting long and short-term therapy and counseling or other experience in the treatment of mental health/chemical abuse are preferred. Must have strong oral and written skills. Basic computer skills required, including familiarity with Windows and Microsoft Office. Must be highly skilled at behavioral health screening/assessment and counseling in both chemical abuse and mental illness, making appropriate referral, and working effectively under pressure.  Must have favorable references and/or evaluations.  Bilingual (English/Spanish speaking) is preferred.  Experience with EHR (electronic health records) a plus.

Counselor/ Therapist: Sexual Assault Services

POSITION SUMMARY:

To provide managed behavioral health care services for adults, children, adolescents, and their families in a culturally diverse community. The emphasis is on time-effective, time-intermittent psychotherapy, counseling and community psychiatric support & treatment. Essential duties include face-to-face screening, assessment, crisis intervention, crisis counseling, community outreach and referral services to survivors of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse and witnesses of violent crime; evaluating the nature and degree of trauma; coordinating treatment with other agencies and providing consultation and education services to community groups.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s degree in mental health related field with an LISW or LPCC with three to five years’ clinical experience is preferred, LSW or LPC license is required. Specialty training in adult and childhood trauma, including sexual abuse and sexual assault.

Crisis Response Team / Crisis Assistant

POSITION SUMMARY:

To respond with a licensed Clinician to crisis scenes in the community and gather collateral data at the scene. Essential duties include accompanying clinician health officers in pre-hospital screenings, providing one-on-one assistance to clients and their families at the crisis scene in collaboration with the Crisis Clinician, answering the Hotline and making referrals, coordinating services with other members of the treatment team and transporting clients as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field and at least two years’ work experience in mental health are required, along with good interpersonal skills and oral/ written communication.

Crisis Hotline Intervention Specialist/ Part-time or PRN (weekends only)

POSITION SUMMARY:

To respond appropriately to Hotline calls and provide crisis intervention for clients at ESS when needed. Essential duties include gather information to determine level of crisis and need, provide telephone support and crisis interventions on the hotline, provide referrals for routine requests and assist and support ESS clinicians.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree in mental health or related field preferred with previous experience in mental health.

Pharmacist (PRN)

POSITION SUMMARY:

The PRN Pharmacist provides as needed coverage when the Pharmacy Manager is out of the office.  The Pharmacy operates Monday through Friday from 8:30am until 5:00pm (no weekends or holidays).  Supervises and provides guidance to the pharmacy technicians.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Licensed in the State of Ohio as a Pharmacist.  At least one year of retail experience (mental health field experience preferred).  Excellent customer services skills required.

Registered Nurse

POSITION SUMMARY:

The purpose of this position is to work, as a critical member of the Residential team, to help promote the overall physical and mental health of residential/housing clients through the implementation of duties within the scope of nursing practice.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Work closely with the physicians or nurse practitioner(s) regarding the care and treatment of clients receiving psychotropic medication (possibly assignation of specific nurses to work with certain physicians. Take verbal orders from physicians and assist with implementation of written orders.
  • Monitor clients newly prescribed medication or those undergoing medication changes through scheduled appointments.
  • Provide education to both staff and clients on the purposes, benefits, risks, side effects of psychotropic medication.
  • Conduct physical/mental health assessments.
  • Obtain vital signs, blood sugar testing, weights, BMI, waist circumferences and other parameters relevant to medication monitoring and health. Obtain vital signs and conduct screening tests for blood sugar and/or other parameters as requested by physician.
  • Administer urine drug screening and breathalyzer testing
  • Provide education on physical/mental wellness in individual and group settings. Facilitate groups, clinics to aid with promotion of physical/mental health. Facilitates med groups, clinics, and client and family education as appropriate.
  • Provide education on the effects of alcohol and other drugs on physical/mental health in individual and group settings.
  • Monitor needed and completed lab work and other relevant medical testing.
  • Assist with the administration of prescribed psychotropic medication including injections. Provides medication monitoring, conducts physical/mental health assessments, gives injections to clients.
  • Assist with medication monitoring for example assisting clients with pill minders.
  • Identify current and potential physical/mental health care needs and provide needed care and or assist the individual with securing needed care in the community.
  • Collaborate and coordinate linkages with agencies, treatment providers in the community for continued physical/mental health care.
  • Assist with the obtaining of psychotropic medication via samples or through Central Pharmacy or calling prescriptions into local pharmacies.
  • Respond to routine and emergency requests for medical assistance.
  • Assist and teach clients and staff about client self-care of medical conditions.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates must possess: Valid Ohio state license as an RN. Experience working with severely mentally disabled persons preferred.  Computer skills including familiarity with Windows and Word applications required. Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus. The necessity for travel in this job requires that the employee possess a valid Ohio driver’s license with less than 6 points in a 36 month period, have proof of adequate personal automobile insurance, and use of a personal vehicle.  Favorable references and/or evaluations are required.

Psychiatrist

POSITION SUMMARY:

Full-time and part-time positions are available.  Flexible schedules are available!

Provides outpatient psychiatric services to diverse populations that include patients  diagnosed with severe and persistent mental issues as well as patients suffering from non-persistent mental illnesses in a community mental health setting. Performs psychiatric evaluations on new patients who have received a clinical diagnostic assessment or as clinically appropriate. Incorporates the new or revised medical treatment plan into the existing Electronic Health Record (EHR) and maintains necessary and required concurrent documentation. Participates in the rotating on call schedule in support of clinical staff, Crisis Stabilization Unit and/or step down (by phone only, no reporting in person). Supervises Advanced Practice Nursing staff as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must hold a valid, unrestricted Medical License in the State of Ohio and DEA License. Must meet all requirements as set forth by licensing and accrediting bodies as well as ODMHAS, CARF, and the Lorain County Mental Health Board. Must have basic computer skills and excellent documentation skills. Must be eligible to be paneled by private insurers, Medicaid, and Medicare.

Residential Aide

Permanent and Float positions available

POSITION SUMMARY:

Residential aides provide service in a client’s residence, the Group Home, or out in the community. Our goal is to provide support and guidance to ensure clients’ skill enhancement in two major areas, independent living and social skills. Essential job functions include but are not limited to writing up daily reports on the observation of the client’s progress, monitoring clients’ medications, educate client in the Insect Inspection and Control process, attendance checks for client meetings, and provide independent living skills such as light housekeeping and laundry if client is unable to perform tasks. Be able to work with clients to develop social skills which interaction with others. May also need to intervene in crises and be able to react to change.

QUALIFICATIONS:

High school graduate or equivalent is required.

Residential/ Supportive Housing Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY:

To provide supervision and clinical leadership of the staff and for the onsite administration and management of the assigned Nord housing program(s). Responsible for site-specific oversight and growth of the Housing Program, and ensures compliance with regulatory requirements. Essential duties include facilitating the concepts, techniques and fidelity of best practice models; preparing and disseminating data and reports; implementing programs that address chronic physical health, mental illness, addiction and trauma; and participating in the screening, interviewing and hiring of new staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree with LSW required. A minimum of three years’ work experience in a social service environment and one year of supervisory experience.

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner/ SANE, RN

POSITION SUMMARY: 

This is a PRN position.

Provide comprehensive medico-legal examinations; timely and accurate collection of forensic evidence; collaborate with physicians, local law enforcement, city & county prosecutors and victim advocates to provide complete care for patients, ensure safety, and maintain chain of evidence.

QUALIFICATIONS:

•Registered Nurse with current licensure to practice nursing in the State of Ohio.

•Successful completion of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Training and certification.

•Two continuing education units in forensics completed annually after the first year of work with the SACU Program

Site Worker

POSITION SUMMARY:

To oversee the daily operations at the facility and to provide support and mentoring to the residence. Essential duties include reviewing and enforcing apartment rules and regulations; communicating with Case Managers and Team Leaders; implementing emergency plans; arranging safety inspections; providing site-specific training; coordinating facility sanitation; supporting residents with medication compliance, meal preparation and ADLs as needed and planning social activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

High school diploma or equivalent is required.  Prior experience working in a residential setting is preferred, along with knowledge and familiarity with the mental health field and substance abuse.

Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) Specialist (Case Management)

POSITION SUMMARY:

Provides a wide range of direct and indirect case management services to clients with severe and persistent mental illness, including assessment of strengths, abilities, needs, desires, preferences, referrals and coordination of services.  Services are provided in the office, home, and various locations in the community. The goal is focus on effective functioning in work, school and daily lifestyle while providing additional resources, developing coping strategies, establishing a support network, and enhancing personal relationships. Collaborates with clients, families, property owners, and other Nord Center staff associated with client’s treatment plan. Ability to adapt to weather changes.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, social work, sociology or related field is required. The necessity for travel in this job requires that the employee possess a valid Ohio driver’s license, a clean driving record, have proof of adequate personal automobile insurance, and use of a personal vehicle.

Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) Specialist/ Residential (Case Management)

POSITION SUMMARY: 

To provide pro-active services and develop goals and objectives for clients which focus on strategies to maintain housing, comply with mental/ physical health treatment and address AOD issues. Essential duties include educating clients regarding independent living expectations, developing treatment plans that identify and promote stable housing goals, providing case management services and resources necessary for independent living skill building and access to health care needs. All services are provided as part of a multidisciplinary team.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, sociology or related field is required, along with a valid Ohio driver’s license, clean driving record, proof of adequate personal auto insurance and use of personal vehicle.

Vocational/Employment Specialist (Job Coach)

POSITION SUMMARY:

Provides services and supports to clients in obtaining and maintaining successful employment.  The majority of the work occurs out in the community.  Duties include assisting clients with identifying potential employment opportunities, assisting with the hiring process, and follow along services once employment is obtained. Also connects and collaborates with local employers to identify potential opportunities for clients. The goal is focus on effective functioning in work and daily lifestyle while providing additional resources, developing coping strategies, establishing a support network, and enhancing personal relationships.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, social work, sociology or related field. The necessity for travel in this job requires that the employee possess a valid Ohio driver’s license, a clean driving record, have proof of adequate personal automobile insurance, and use of a personal vehicle.

 

 

The Nord Center is an equal opportunity employer.