Helpful Information for New Grads, Job or Internship Seekers

We are always looking for new talent to join our mental health network.

There are several ways to get experience and knowledge if you already are, or aspire to be, a community-based mental health worker, a social worker, a peer support specialist, or a clinician.

New Grads or Current College Students:

Search open positions
Visit our Join Our Team page to learn about opportunities within our network, or go directly to the employment pages on each agency’s website.

Find an internship
To learn about current internship or professional shadowing opportunities, contact Dr. Kathleen Kern at [email protected]. Our Board and our network offer a changing roster of learning opportunities. For example, in 2015, our Board approved stipends of $2,000 for five Masters-level Social Work or Counseling students from Cleveland State University and John Carroll University who completed an internship in community-based service at a funded agency.

4 out of 5 of those interns were hired by an agency in our mental health network.

Access our creative funding option to help attain your license or degree
The Board has a special fund that can help an individual – not an agency – who is part of the Lorain County mental health network of professionals. The Slanina Fund offers scholarships to assist mental health network staff in obtaining undergraduate or graduate education required for certification. “Staff” includes interns, so if you are interning at one of our provider agencies and want to take advantage of this funding opportunity, visit our Funds page to acquire an application.

Network with current professionals
Join our e-news list to learn about upcoming trainings and events like our annual luncheon. These are easy ways to get in the same room with people from our network of provider agencies, and make important connections for your career.

Follow us on LinkedIn
Our Board can notify our LinkedIn network when new opportunities are developed.
View our LinkdIn page:

Mental Health Workers Looking for a New Opportunity:

Find a job in our network and relocate to live in or near Lorain County

If you live outside of Northeast Ohio, Ohio, or even the United States, and you are a mental health worker who is thinking about making a change, we are interested in speaking to you. We can put you in contact with people who have come to work in our network and live in our area, and who are glad they did.

If you want to learn more, contact Dr. Kathleen Kern at [email protected], or go directly to the Join Our Team page to learn about opportunities within our network.