Employment Specialist - Cloquet


 Employment Specialist

Union Category: XI

FTE: Full Time

Location:Cloquet, MN

Salary: $17.58 - $23.86 (Dependent upon Experience) *$2,000 Sign on bonus for all qualifying individual's*

Benefit Eligible - Yes



-  The employment specialist position primarily works directly with program consumers to develop competitive employment positions with employers in the community that are suitable to the needs and desires of consumers, coordinates and/or provides training for career development, and provides long-term supports as needed to program consumers to help them maintain employment and mental health.

-  This position will be based out of HDC's Cloquet CSP building and will serve Carlton County. Coordinates with inter-disciplinary team consisting of Case Managers, ARMHS Providers, Therapists, Psychiatrists, etc.


-  Bachelor's degree from four-year College or University;

-  or High School Diploma/GED and 1-2 years related direct experience and/or training;

-  or equivalent combination of education and experience.


-  Experience in mental health, social services, or human services working with diverse populations.

-  Experience providing MFIP services and working knowledge of local businesses and job market.

-  Demonstrated ability in navigating social service resources, networking with business professionals, and effectively working on a team.


-  Flexible Scheduling

-  Personal Training/License renewal budget

- Emphasis on life/work balance with manageable caseloads (agency average of 60 sessions per month). Starting on 1/1/2024 start working smarter, not longer. Have the opportunity to work 36 hours every week while still getting paid for 40 hours worked.

-  Ability to work collaboratively with team and community partners.

-  Opportunity for growth and advancement in largest, most comprehensive behavioral health clinic north of the Twin Cities. 

-  Full Benefit Package including Vacation, Sick Time, Personal Time, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and matching 401K.

OBTAINING APPLICATIONS: Apply online at www.humandevelopmentcenter.org

FILING APPLICATIONS:  APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED OR POST-MARKED BY THE CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Job applicants must meet all minimum qualifications.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to verify that applications are on file on or before the closing date.

The Human Development Center

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

 Minorities Encouraged to Apply