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Human Services Career Pathways

Human services workers help individual and families meet their personal needs. You might work in a government office, hospital, nonprofit agency, nursing home, spa, hotel, or school. Or, you might work in your own home.

Some of the businesses in Wright County that you will find in this tour will include, mental health facilities, school districts, county positions and many more.

Human Services Career Pathways

Human services workers help individual and families meet their personal needs. You might work in a government office, hospital, nonprofit agency, nursing home, spa, hotel, or school. Or, you might work in your own home.

Some of the businesses in Wright County that you will find in this tour will include, mental health facilities, school districts, county positions and many more.

Home Page - Health & Human Services | Wright County, MN - Official Website

Wright County Health & Human Services supports racial equity and works to eliminate racial disparity by bringing quality services to all of our county’s citizens recognizing we are a diverse and growing community.

Mission Statement

  • Strengthen, Support and Serve Our Community

Core Values

  • Integrity / Innovation
  • Compassion
  • Honesty
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Teamwork / Trust

Welcome to Wright County's application process!

To apply online, visit the Job Opportunities page, click on the job title you are interested in and click on the "Apply" link! If this is the first time you are applying using our online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can build an application by clicking on the "Build Job Application" link. This application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening. Go to the Applicant Login page to check the status of your application.

E-mail is the method of communication that is used to inform applicants of each step of the recruitment process.

It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.

All application materials, including Veterans Preference documentation (DD214), must be received by Wright County Administration by 4:30 p.m. on the posted close date. Veterans Preference documentation may be faxed to 763.682.6178 or mailed to Wright County Administration, 3650 Braddock Ave NE, Suite 3200, Buffalo, MN 55313.

If you require special accommodations to participate in the hiring process, please contact 763.682.7378.

Careers- https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wrightcountymn

Home Page - Buffalo Campus | CMMHC

Who We Are

CMMHC is a diverse organization committed to a Trauma Informed environment which fosters healing for the people and communities we serve. Open for business in 1959 and formally established as a 501(c)(3) private not-for-profit in 1964, CMMHC was among the initial wave of community mental health centers in Minnesota. Since our modest beginnings 60 years ago, CMMHC has grown to be an organization of nearly 300 staff and 17 service lines. CMMHC’s mission is “Fostering Healthy Lives and Thriving Communities” and we champion the values of Collaboration, Integrity and Inclusion. We provide a robust continuum of behavioral health services for Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, and Wright Counties.

Careers- Careers | CMMHC

Home Page - Home - Nystrom & Associates (nystromcounseling.com)

Nystrom & Associates provides therapy, psychiatry, and community-based programs to help adults, children, couples, and families struggling with their mental health.

We have 60 locations throughout Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. Our team of 1,000 clinical providers are here to help you find the right care plan. We work with every health plan to ensure we cover your needs. By visiting the links below you will learn more about what we do and how we can make a difference in your mental health.

Careers- Employment Opportunities - Nystrom & Associates (nystromcounseling.com)

Home Page - Mental Health Counseling | Rogers, Buffalo, & Lino Lakes MN (bridginghopecounseling.com)

What makes us different?

Individual, Couples, Teen, Family Therapy, Daring Way™ Groups & DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) Skills Groups 

At Bridging Hope Counseling, our approach is non-judgmental and focused on encouraging a sense of belonging, meaning and empowerment. We value and honor the greatness and authenticity of every person we are privileged to meet. We dedicate time and space to create awareness and well-being through the therapy process.

At Bridging Hope Counseling are committed to continuously and intentionally setting aside time to grow and learn in order to uphold the most welcoming and brave community of therapists, staff and clients.

No matter your race, gender, sexuality, culture, religion, ethnicity, or any other identifying part, you are welcome, and we believe you are worthy of love and belonging.

Careers- Career Opportunities | Therapist | Rogers, Buffalo, & Lino Lakes MN (bridginghopecounseling.com)

Home Page - Family Counseling Center | Buffalo, MN 55313 (fccmn.com)

Welcome to Family Counseling Center
The professional staff at Family Counseling Center have extensive training and experience working with individuals, adolescents and children, families and couples.  In addition, our center offers an inclusive and wide range of counseling, consultation, and assessment for our clients, including but not limited to ADHD/ADD evaluation, anger and psychological assessments, both self-referred and court ordered.   

Home Pages - Pivotal Approach Relationship Counseling | Buffalo, MN

We all have challenges. Challenges aren't meant to be navigated alone. 

Sometimes it takes a bit of courage to ask for professional help, but I assure you it’s the right choice. I understand the importance of positive connections and professional guidance.  The most successful people have a community of support that they can rely on for life's challenges. So often my clients tell me their only regret is that they wish they would have reached out sooner.

No matter what you're facing, we can find relief for your situation. One where the cause of your challenge is quickly identified and resolved.  You may feel disconnected, frustrated, or furious in your relationship.  Or you wish to find new ways to love your partner.  Or maybe you've been struggling to communicate.  Or, this is the last step before you call a lawyer.   

Whatever it is, you came here looking for answers and we have them!  The goal is to equip you with the skills for your situation, so you don't need to seek therapy or coaching sessions for years.  I've combined my clinical skills with my coaching approach that allows me to be more hands-on, directive, and tailor the sessions to your circumstances.  My education paired with extending trainings enables me to bring my clients the best support, techniques and evidence based practices.  

No one can do it all alone.

Happy relationships bring us the most joy in the world, yet you've never formally learned how to have a successful one.  With our help, we are confident you will feel more connected and fulfilled with your relationship.  Reach out to us today to book your free 20-minute session where you can come into our intentionally curated office, or you can do it all from the comfort and convenience of your own home with safe, secure video calls!

Home Page - Encourage Counseling Services

At Encourage Counseling Services, we provide counseling and therapy services to adults, teens, children, couples, and families.

We serve the communities of Howard Lake, Winsted, Waverly, Cokato, Lester Prairie, and the surrounding areas.  We take most insurances and we offer both in-person and telehealth (online) appointments.

Career Opportunities

If you are a therapist and you would like to learn more about career opportunities at Encourage Counseling Services, please contact us at 320-543-6847.  We are interested in therapists who enjoy working with a variety of backgrounds and mental health concerns and who share our commitment to and passion for continuing education and consultation, and providing high quality mental health care to underserved communities.

Home Page - Therapy & Counseling Services | Hutchinson, Buffalo, Wright & McLeod County, MN | Serenity Mental Health Services

Who We Serve

Serenity Mental Health Services serves children, adolescents, and adults with mental illness, emotional and/or behavioral disorders, developmental disabilities, and/or issues with alcohol or drugs. Referred clients experience functional impairments due to symptoms associated with their identified mental health diagnosis.

Serenity Mental Health Services provides skills training and supports to individuals based on their own unique situations, while recognizing individual needs. Skills training and supports are provided so that individuals will become independent and fully functioning within their family and community setting. Some of the many services provided include:

  • Independent living skills
  • Individual, family, and group skills training for a variety of diagnoses
  • Skills training in anger management, conflict resolution, problem solving, coping, etc.
  • Crisis stabilization/supports, handling emergency and crisis situations
  • Supports and training to apply for state/ county services, and/or grant programs
  • Training/supports on understanding and living with a mental health diagnosis
  • Employment Supports (skills training on locating, obtaining, and maintaining employment)
  • Family relations and family dynamics skills training
  • Parenting skills training
  • Community Access (transportation, using community resources, locating community resources
  • Cultural and/or religious supports (finding and accessing community resources)
  • Other areas as needed and deemed medically necessary

Careers- Employment | Serenity Mental Health Services

Home Page - Evolve Family Recovery

Evolve helps families impacted by addiction and substance use disorders through education and a gentle approach - to minimize immediate distress and increase healing efforts.

We offer compassion and hope, and provide you with tools to help your family navigate a loved one’s addiction.

Home Page - Big Woods Health

Mission / Vision

Big Woods Health is a local, family owned, mental wellness clinic in Delano, MN. We are different from a traditional clinic approach in that we believe in taking the time needed for high quality, collaborative, patient centered care. Our approach involves collaborating with the patient and other practitioners working with the patient to make sure the whole person is cared for rather than just treating the individual symptoms.


Our mission is to increase access to psychiatric medication management to support mental wellness in the communities of Minnesota. 


Our vision is to provide psychiatric medication management to local communities through the development of community partnerships, traditional clinic visits, telemedicine visits, in home visits, and within our schools to increase mental wellness for those in need. 

Home Page - Professional Counseling Center - Professional Counseling Center (professionalcounselingcenters.com)

A unique approach to treating addiction. 

Offering many different programs to suit various needs of people who struggle with addiction from a diverse team of specialists who understand the many challenges in managing addiction.

Home Page - Delano Counseling & Wellness | Delano, MN 55328

About Us

Delano Counseling & Play Therapy believe strongly in our core values and believe that they are the foundation that makes us who we are. These values are sewn into everything we do and the way we not only interact with each and every client, but also with our community as well. 

Respect: We are here to be considerate of every person and we recognize the value of human life. We are here to serve our community, and we do that by giving each and every client that comes through our doors the respect that they deserve.

Compassion: We are committed to having compassion with the clients we serve and our community. It is through empathy that we can deliver the best care to our community and those we serve. 

Integrity: We strongly uphold moral and ethical principals in our daily practice and in delivery of our services. Our clients entrust their wellness to our professional care and expect to be treated, and to receive treatment, in a manner that honors professional codes and standards.

Trust: Earning and respecting our clients trust is a top priority. Trust is a vital step in the recovery process and for the relationship to be productive.

Hope: We are here to help you lead your best life. No matter what you or your family are facing, there is always hope.

Home Page - New outpatient psychiatric clinic located in Monticello, MN (lifespanmh.com)

Welcome to Lifespan Mental Health

Lifespan Mental Health is a new outpatient mental health clinic located in the heart of Monticello, MN conveniently located off of I-94 and Hwy 25. Lifespan Mental Health offers outpatient psychiatric medication management services and brief, supportive psychotherapy to individuals of all ages.  Most major insurances are accepted!

Home Page - Young Adult Mental Health Treatment Centers & Rehab (newportinstitute.com)

Young Adult Mental Health Treatment Centers & Rehab for Ages 18–35

Newport Institute is a leader in young adult mental health treatment from the leaders in healthcare.

Newport Institute is a nationwide series of evidence-based healing treatment centers dedicated to transforming the lives of
young adults and their families and loved ones struggling with mental health issues and co-occurring disorders, such
as eating disorders and substance abuse. We treat young adults up to age 35 by empowering families, partnering with clinical
professionals, and supporting them at this critical juncture in life.

Home - Wright Technical Center – The WRIGHT Path For High School (wtc.k12.mn.us)

About Wright Technical Center

The Wright Technical Center is a cooperative public high school established in 1972 to provide instruction in career, technical and alternative education. The WTC services eight member school districts in both Wright and Sherburne counties. The eight local districts include: Annandale, Big Lake, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose, Delano, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, Maple Lake, Monticello, and St. Michael-Albertville. The WTC provides students with fourteen different career and technical program choices to meet their needs, skills and career interests.

Wright Technical Center's Mission

To partner with member school districts and industry to prepare students for careers, post-secondary education and life-long learning.

Careers - Employment – Wright Technical Center (wtc.k12.mn.us)

Home - Annandale Public Schools / Homepage (isd876.org)

Welcome to the Annandale Public Schools!

Our school district serves the communities of Annandale, South Haven, and Silver Creek. The Annandale Board of Education and our school district staff are committed to providing quality education to over 2,000 students in preschool through grade 12 and to the over 11,000 residents in our school district.

Our educational facilities include a Community Education Center that provides programs and services to preschool children and adults, Annandale Elementary which serves students in kindergarten through grade five, Annandale Middle School serving students in grades six through eight, and Annandale High School serving students in grades nine through twelve.

Due to the large number of quality lakes in the Annandale area, our community has adopted the slogan "Heart of the Lakes". Our schools exhibit a great deal of "heart" as well. We are proud of our highly trained and experienced staff and the value they place on each child's education. Our school district is small enough to allow staff to know our students as individuals and yet large enough to offer the variety of educational programs and extra-curricular experiences our youth need. We believe that the Annandale area is an ideal place for families to live and grow together.

Careers - Human Resources/Employment / Employment Opportunities (isd876.org)

Home - The Place to Dream, Believe and Achieve | Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools (bhmschools.org)


Personalization and innovation drive our learning.


Small district, with big opportunities in academics, arts and athletics.


Positive student/staff relationships enhance learning.


Small-town pride generates a supportive community.

Careers - Job Opportunities | Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools (bhmschools.org)

Home - Dassel-Cokato Schools / District Home (isd466.org)


In partnership with our communities and families, we will educate and inspire all learners to maximize their potential, promote lifelong learning, and become contributing members of society.


Educate. Innovate. Succeed.

Careers - Human Resources / Home (isd466.org)

Home - Delano Public Schools District

Our Vision
The vision of Independent School District #879 is to provide systemic growth toward educational excellence for every learner.

Strategic Goals
Technology: Provide a flexible, digital learning environment that enhances curriculum, instruction, assessment and professional development.

Curriculum: Well-rounded curriculum that is systemically aligned through all tiers of service.

Professional Development: Provide professional development opportunities supporting the district aims in curriculum and technology.

Facilities: Comprehensive facility plan for our district campus that maximizes the PreK-Adult environment and support co-curricular opportunities.

Careers - Job Postings (delano.k12.mn.us)

Home - HLWW Public Schools

Our Schools
Our schools create an environment that fosters positive teacher-student-parent relationships, allowing for individualized attention. Small class sizes help create an opportunity for all students to participate in activities and in their communities.

Our District
Independent School District 2687, serving the communities of Winsted, Waverly, and Howard Lake, provides a high-quality education for its youth. With that commitment, we strive for excellence and opportunity for each student in every offering and activity.

Our Community
Located just west of the Metro, Howard Lake, Waverly, and Winsted have a strong sense of pride and accomplishment. Our schools are at the center of many things our communities celebrate.

Careers - Employment Opportunities | HLWW Public Schools

Home - Home - Maple Lake Public Schools

ISD #881 Mission Statement

"Maple Lake Public Schools believes in developing a passion for learning that promotes active citizens who will enhance our society by building relationships, facilitating rigorous academic experiences, and meeting the needs of each student while maintaining a welcoming environment."

Careers - Employment - Maple Lake Public Schools

Home - Home - Monticello Independent School District 882

The Monticello School District has a proud history of excellent programming and a constant dedication to meeting the needs of each student that walks through our doors. The district has embraced and rallied around the mantra of “Every Kid, Every Day.” Students in Monticello are given every opportunity to succeed, thanks to talented and committed teachers and staff, top-notch technology, and a supportive, education-oriented community.

At Monticello Public Schools, we believe in whole child education and on investing in our youth not just with textbooks but with time, attention, and passion. We invite you to explore Monticello Public Schools, both via our website and/or a scheduled tour, to learn more about how our district can meet the educational needs of your family.

Careers - Employment Opportunities - Monticello Independent School District 882

Home - Home - Rockford Area School District 883

The Rockford School District consists of three school buildings--an elementary school for grades kindergarten through four, a middle school for grade five through eight, and a high school serving grades nine through twelve. The district has a student populations of approximately 1600 and a certified staff of 110. The district community population is approximately 9,450.


In partnership with our communities and families, Rockford Area Schools provides challenging opportunities to engage, inspire, and educate globally-minded citizens.



Rockford Area Schools provides a supportive, rigorous, and relevant learning culture producing courageous learners prepared to enter a global society.

Career - Employment - Rockford Area School District 883

Home - St. Michael - Albertville Schools (stma.k12.mn.us)

Who We Are


St. Michael-Albertville District 885 is known for having exciting opportunities in what feels like a small-town atmosphere. Just a short drive from the metro, we have exceptional educational opportunities, highly qualified, extraordinary and caring staff, and are proud to be the center of our community. More than anything, we are committed to putting students first and encouraging excellence on a daily basis throughout our schools. We are the home of the Knights, and we focus on the needs of our students and our community, providing support to students who need it, and ways to go even further to prepare our students for success.

Careers - Apply at St. Michael - Albertville Schools (stma.k12.mn.us)

Home - Home - Ridgewater College

About Ridgewater

A Minnesota community and technical college, Ridgewater offers nearly 100 educational programs in transfer and technical education. In fact, some of our programs are unique in not only Minnesota, but also the nation.

With campuses in Willmar, Hutchinson, and online , Ridgewater serves more than 5,500 students. For 2020 and 2021, Ridgewater has been ranked as Minnesota’s #1 Community College based on value, strong academics, student life, facilities, diversity, student experiences, location, and safety! (Source: www.niche.com)

Careers - Academic, Administration and Staff Job Postings | Ridgewater College

Home - Welcome to St. Cloud Technical & Community College | St. Cloud Technical & Community College (sctcc.edu)

Mission Statement

A mission statement is a succinct, memorable statement of an organization’s reason for being. The statement starts with “We” to reflect our collective and individual ownership and shared commitment to our mission.


SCTCC is a proud member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. The campus is located in the heart of a vibrant and diverse metropolitan community. Faculty and staff collaborate to offer a supportive environment that values active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability and global and cultural understanding. Our faculty and staff enjoy excellent benefits, and a team environment and challenging careers. As an affirmative action and equal opportunity institution, we are committed to supporting the continued growth of our diverse community. The College is 75 years strong and has a rich history and mission that is still relevant today.

Careers - Employment Opportunities | St. Cloud Technical & Community College (sctcc.edu)