Mental Health Program Assistant

Who we are:

Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health & Well-Being, a 501c3 non-profit, is the primary provider of outpatient mental health services in Anoka County and surrounding areas. Each year we offer hope and healing to more than 3,000 individuals and families struggling with a variety of emotional health issues. Services include clinic, home and school-based counseling and individual, family and group therapy as well as psychological testing, assessment and psychiatry.

A beacon of hope and healing for over 40 years, our mission is to provide exceptional and affordable mental health services to families, children, youth, and adults.


We are looking to add a Program Assistant II to our team. This position will provide supportive services to Bridgeview, our drop-in center for adults with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) diagnoses. This role will provide transportation and supportive services to Lee Carlson Center’s Bridgeview Program, such as food handling, activity facilitation, and more.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide positive interactions with members while Bridgeview is open and be available to assist members with day to day tasks.
  • Transport members to and from drop-in center.
  • Assist in providing activities onsite, which may include facilitating psychoeducational groups.
  • Assist in providing activities offsite, which includes providing transportation to members.
  • Provide Bingo to members once per month. Plus coordinate prizes.
  • Complete intakes and tours of Bridgeview to prospective members and community professionals.
  • Maintain up-to-date Bridgeview memberships in electronic medical record software and assist with member updates as needed.
  • Data entry into electronic medical record software as needed.
  • Assist staff with the newsletter: calendar planning (activities and calendar), productions (folding, etc.), and bringing the newsletter to the Post Office
  • Maintain cleanliness in the kitchen are including refrigerator, freezer, storage room/pantry, and counters.
  • Participate in training and hold food handler license if applicable.
  • Actively participate in regular and periodic Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health & Well-being staff and committee meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned by manager.

Qualifications and Skills Required

  • Education and/or ExperienceHigh School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Food Handlers license, if applicable
  • Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license, proof of drivers insurance, a satisfactory driving record and reliable transportation

Benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Competitive salary based upon experience
  • Choice of 2 HealthPartners health plans, dental and vision insurance, employer paid life insurance and long term disability, 403(b) Retirement Account with company match, and Employee Assistance Program available.
  • Generous time off, including 3 weeks of personal time, as well as 10 all-agency days off.
  • Opportunities for internal career advancement
  • Reimbursement of license exam, license renewal fees, and mileage when applicable
  • Competitive training program in evidence-based practices
  • Professional Development Plan supported by the agency, as well as opportunities for internal career advancement
  • Organizational commitment to staff wellness, diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Working closely with a team of diverse and committed mental health professionals to make a difference in the community

To apply please send a resume and cover letter with interest to

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities / Women / Protected Veterans / Disabled.

Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health & Well-Being is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. If you have a disability or impairment and as a result you not able to complete an online application, please contact the Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health & Well-Being Human Resource Department at 763.780.3036 ext 835.

Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health & Well-Being does not discriminate against any qualified applicant or employee because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, familial status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, or status with regard to public assistance in implementing the policy concerning non-discrimination based on national origin or religion.