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Huron Behavioral Health CMHA Workforce Strategies

Healthcare Industry

Community Mental Health

Organizations Involved

Huron Behavioral Health CMHA

Occupations Involved

Occupations Requiring an MSW; Psychiatrists; Counselors; Psychologists; Other: Peer Support Specialists; Child and Family Social Workers (BSW); Psychology students; Social Work students

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers AND healthcare workforce retention

Workforce Issues Addressed

Attracting individuals to work in a healthcare profession; Providing a benefit or incentive that encourages individuals to pursue a healthcare profession; Increasing wages and/or benefits for current heathcare professionals; Increasing work and/or workplace flexibility for current heathcare professionals


Huron Behavioral Health CMHA supports current bachelor-level staff to return to school to obtain their master's degree in social work by offering 3 hours of paid time/ week, a flexible work schedule, and the ability to complete their internship at the agency. Huron also offers a $3,000 sign-n bonus for master's level positions, an increased competitive wage scale, and flexible work schedules to retain current employees. To increase recruitment into their association, Huron actively recruits interns to hire them post-graduation at both the bachelor's and master's levels.

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