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Join Our Team

NWHS is a mission focused not-for-profit offering a first-class employment experience, with a focus on teamwork, inclusivity, growth, and balance.

Purpose-Driven Careers: Changing Lives with Every Action

At Northwest Human Services, we believe that work should be more than just a job; it should be a passion, a purpose, and a pathway to positive change. When you join our team, you become part of a community driven by a shared commitment to making a meaningful difference in the community. Each day, we wake up knowing that our efforts are directly impacting the lives of those in need. It’s about creating a legacy of compassion, empathy, and positive impact. Together, we are the driving force behind transformative change, and every member of our team plays a vital role in shaping a brighter future.

NWHS started as a grassroots organization in 1971, and has been providing residents of Marion and Polk counties with compassionate and professional medical, dental, mental health, and wraparound services ever since. Our programs are designed to maximize support for those in our community who need it most — uninsured individuals, families, the homeless, and migrant workers.

Programs include the West Salem and Total Health Community Clinics, West Salem Mental Health Clinic, West Salem Dental Clinic, the Homeless Outreach and Advocacy Project (HOAP), The HOST Program, and our Crisis & Information Hotline as well as in-house Billing, IT, Facilities Maintenance and Administrative departments to ensure that these programs operate efficiently. Join us, and let’s turn passion into purpose, one heartwarming story at a time. Together, we are the change-makers, and together, we thrive.


Our Board of Directors and Administration strives to provides a benefits program that is comprehensive, competitive within our industry, and affordable for our employees.

What you Get With NWHS:

  • Employee Benefits
  • Comprehensive Medical Benefits
  • Vision Benefits
  • Dental Benefits
  • Employee Continued Education Benefits
  • 7 1/2 Paid Holidays
  • 2 Paid Flexible Float Days
  • Paid Time Off Accrual with vesting plan
  • Wellness Reimbursements
  • Flex Spending Account
  • Generous 403(b) Retirement Plan Match
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Additional Benefits for Licensed Providers
Bridge and earth sculpture in Salem, Oregon

Life in Salem, Oregon

Salem is a place of creative energy and is home to one of Oregon’s biggest art fairs and festivals each summer. Come enjoy First Wednesdays in our bustling downtown, events which always attract featured artists and musicians. The City is also home to theaters and art galleries which present regionally recognized artists throughout the year. We invite you to learn more about and fall in love with the wonders of Oregon and other local treasures.

A quick jaunt to the mountains for some skiing, hiking, and relaxing in the lodge? Yes. A scenic drive to the coast where you can feel sand under your toes and the spray of the salty sea on your face? Yes. In the mood for a peaceful hike, surrounded by lush greenery, with the sound of waterfalls cascading softly in the background? Yes! Maybe you’re in the mood for shopping. From upscale boutiques to an eclectic assortment of consignment shops to vast sprawling multi-level shopping and outlet malls, those new threads are at your fingertips. YES! And after your days of adventure, why not enjoy one of the many local eateries featuring organic, locally grown and sourced culinary delights? YES!!

Life in Salem, Oregon provides all that and more! Salem is located in the heart of the Willamette Valley and is the cultural center for the region. The third largest city in Oregon, Salem is a unique city that values its history. Salem offers it’s residents an abundance of entertainment, shopping, culture, casual and fine dining, many weekends worth of wineries and breweries to tour, as well as plenty of opportunities to explore nature.

Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

We are currently accepting new students or volunteers.

Availability depends on supervision requirements and staffing levels to be able to provide the support and training needed.