For applicants interested in working in Minnesota, Northland Counseling Center’s International Falls office is located within Koochiching County, on the border with Canada. This is a community where many of us are able to leave our homes and cars unlocked, where housing and taxes are very inexpensive, and where there is access to such natural beauty as the massive Rainy Lake system and Voyageurs National Park, minutes from our doorstep. We are only a 3 hr. drive to Duluth, 4 hr. drive to Winnipeg and 5 hr. to Minneapolis/St. Paul. This is an area affording escape from urban hustle and bustle and the opportunity to enjoy year around outdoor activities, such as canoeing, kayaking, cross-country skiing, hiking, biking, snowmobiling, boating, fishing, and hunting. The community has a healthy population of artists, authors, poets, and musicians. Cultural opportunities in the International Falls, MN and Fort Frances communities include The Rainy Lake Orchestra concerts, the annual subscription Border Concert Series, Rainy River Community College,  local dance school, a strong Community Education Program, local theater programs for adults and children, along with a number of local festivals and more!

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Northland Counseling Center’s International Falls office is a Rule 29 Community Mental Health center that provides employees a friendly and collegial atmosphere in which to work, including interdisciplinary consultation for clinical staff. In addition to competitive salaries, available are paid holidays, Paid Days Off, Health, Dental, Vision, and Disability Insurance benefits, and Retirement Plan.

Current Job Openings

Northland Counseling Center, Inc. Mission:  To promote hope and recovery through mutual respect, trust and empowerment.

Full-time, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)
Northland Counseling Recovery Program- International Falls, MN

Northland Counseling Recovery Program is an affiliate of Northland Counseling Center, Inc., a large provider of mental health and chemical dependency services. We are seeking an LADC to provide services within our Intensive Outpatient program. Currently, the group is offered using a hybrid model of in-person and virtual options. The program offers Assessment and Treatment services and is within a brand new, state of the art, mental health center. Northland Counseling Center is a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic, providing access to an array of services including Care Coordination, Outpatient Mental Health services, ARMHS, Behavioral Health Home, Telehealth Psychiatry, and so much more.

Northland Counseling Recovery Program is located in International Falls, MN approximately 150 miles north of Duluth, MN. Considered a Gateway to Voyageur’s National Park, International Falls is the perfect setting for the outdoor enthusiast. Escape the urban hustle and bustle for a picturesque view of Rainy Lake and Rainy River. Live where people vacation and enjoy activities such as canoeing, kayaking, hunting, fishing, cross country skiing, hiking, camping, snowmobiling, just to name a few. The community also boasts a healthy population of artists, authors, poets, and musicians. Located on the Canadian border, International Falls delivers numerous opportunities for adventures and fun.

Essential Functions of the LADC Position:
• Provide direct SUD services in Outpatient program for substance abuse and co-occurring
disorders using group and individual counseling, lectures, and other approved methods.
• Develop individualized treatment plans as required.
• Timely documentation of appropriate services including chemical use assessment summaries,
treatment plans, progress notes, and discharge summaries in the electronic health record (Credible)
• Participate in multidisciplinary clinical review meetings with clinical team at Northland
Counseling Center.
• Coordinate client involvement with community agencies and resources

Minimum Requirements:
• Must be licensed by the State of Minnesota as a Licensed Alcohol Drug Counselor
• Must have two years of freedom from chemical use problems
• Must pass a State of Minnesota Background Check
• Must possess a current Minnesota Driver’s License with acceptable driving record

Benefit Package:
Salary is competitive, $48,000-60,000, depending on qualifications. Benefits include health, dental, life, and short and long-term disability insurance; Health Savings Account with employer contribution; 403b with a 4% match; eligible for profit sharing; virtual wellness platform; access to ongoing consultation; training stipend; and paid days off. We are an equal opportunity employer and use E-Verify.

To Apply:
Send Resume or CV with letter of interest to Allison Meyers, Psy.D.,LP at


Residential Crisis Stabilization Unit Technician

Valley Pine Center

Position: Part-time to Full-time

Reports to: Residential Crisis Stabilization Unit Coordinator

Pay: DOQ, $14.50+/Hour, Dependent on Experience/Qualifications, overnight/weekend differential.  Typical Shift: Day, Evening, Overnight, Weekends

Benefits eligible including Medical, Dental, and Vision, HSA, 403b with 4%, Term Life Insurance, and others depending on employment status.

This position serves as a direct support technician for the Valley Pine Center Residential Crisis Stabilization Unit at Northland Counseling Center in International Falls, MN.  Valley Pine Center provides short-term, residential crisis stabilization services for up to 5 adults experiencing mental health crisis.


  • Pass a background check
  • Valid MN driver’s license
  • Interest in or experience working in the mental health field
  • 18 years or older
  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Position Responsibilities

  • Follow agency confidentiality and privacy policies
  • Respectfully communicate and interact with clients and staff
  • Comply with agency’s Policies & Procedures and update in accordance with relevant Minnesota Statutes when appropriate
  • Coordinate with Crisis Response Team Director and staff, other Northland Counseling staff, and outside agencies when needed
  • Timely completion of necessary paperwork
  • Preparation of meals with/for clients
  • Complete daily cleaning checklist
  • Provide awake supervision when clients are on the Unit
  • Complete all required training and ensure staff completion of required trainings
  • Participate in staff meetings as required
  • Other duties as needed

Northland Counseling Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer & uses E-Verify.  Please send resume and letter of interest to


Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Mental Health Clinician

We are seeking to hire a Licensed Clinical Social Worker to join our collegial clinical team. Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist may also apply. Unlicensed individuals pursuing licensure will be considered for the positions as well. Northland Counseling Center is an approved National Health Service Corps site eligible for loan repayment.  Additionally, as a non-profit, employees may be eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.  Enjoy a supportive team environment, regular consultation, and opportunities for professional growth.

Northland Counseling Center is Rule 29 Community Mental Health Center serving Koochiching County. We currently provide a broad range of safe and effective, outpatient mental health services as a Trauma Informed Care Mental Health Center including: assessment, evaluations and testing; individual, couples, family, and group therapy; as well as specialized services for individuals with serious and persistent mental health issues.

Primary duties of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Mental Health Clinician include: conducting diagnostic assessments, treatment planning, psychotherapy; coordination of care, complete clinical documentation consistent with professional standards and managed care contracts; attend weekly clinical staff meeting and case consultation meeting; maintain compliance with licensing board rules Code of Ethics, and agency standards.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of graduate degree by start of employment and in pursuit of license
  • Experience with DSM-V diagnoses
  • Experience completing required paperwork efficiently
  • Ability to work collegially with other professionals and staff
  • Flexible and adaptive
  • Ability to stay calm and think clearly under stress and when faced with crises

Preferred Qualifications

  • Licensed in the state of Minnesota by respective board
  • Trauma Informed Care experience
  • DC 0-5 and Early Childhood Intervention

Please send CV to Northland Counseling Center, 900-5th Street, Suite 305, International Falls, MN 56649. Contact Allison O’Hara Meyers, PsyD., LP,  Director of Operations with inquiries at  NCC is an equal employment opportunity employer.


Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the appropriate manager:

Allison O’Hara Meyers, PsyD., LP, Director of Operations regarding Licensed Mental Health Clinician positions,

Renae Bahr, Office Manager for a list of current position openings, job applications, or for Clerical Staff position details

Calli Erickson, MHP, Community Rehabilitation & Support Director Rehabilitative and Support Services, regarding CSP and ARMHS positions

Amie Madl, MA, Licensed Marriage & Family Counselor regarding Children’s Program positions

Joe Krause, BS, BA, MHP regarding Crisis Response Program positions,

Carmen Zahn,  Supported Residential Housing Director regarding ACFC

Ralph Tuck, BA, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor regarding Northland Recovery Pineview Center positions,

Northland Counseling Center’s International Falls Office is always interested in talking with potential applicants for the Mental Health Clinician position. 

If you are interested in joining our friendly, collegial clinical team, providing a wide range of mental health assessment and therapy services, please send resume/vita and letter of inquiry. NCC is an equal employment opportunity employer.