Job Opportunities with Summers Off!

Aug 25, 2022 by HR Team

An exciting new career opportunity is starting at PrairieCare! We are introducing permanent positions with scheduled hours between September through June. That means you get summers completely off! It’s a unique opportunity that is similar to a teacher’s schedule but in the mental healthcare field. 

Currently, we are offering this schedule for Registered Nurses, Psych Techs and Social Workers at our Inpatient Hospital. While you would work certain months of the year, you will earn a competitive salary, earn paid time off during the year, and be eligible for benefits. If you are a parent of school-aged children or enjoy Minnesota summers, this job option offers flexibility to fit your life while working in a job with purpose! 

Below, we have a helpful Q&A with Allison Gibbons who is our Talent Acquisition Manager here at PrairieCare.  

  • What makes this opportunity unique in healthcare? In the healthcare industry, it is very uncommon for a schedule to occur for only part of the year. This opportunity is completely unique to healthcare or a hospital setting that allows for summers off. In Minnesota, we know how valuable this time off is!  
  • Why were these seasonal careers created? We love hearing feedback from our employees on how to improve opportunities and resources to benefit everyone’s well-being. The work life balance can be tricky in healthcare, so we wanted to get creative. PrairieCare typically sees a reduction in patient census during the summer months, and then increases in the fall. By offering a schedule that aligns with many schools in the area, we can staff our hospital while giving employees a chance to practice self-care, soak up the sun, and spend time with their loved ones. 
  • What are the advantages of working at PrairieCare? When you work here, you are making a difference in the community—a job that is truly purpose driven. We are also open to people at any point in their career and development. If you’re a new graduate, we are happy to support you in training. If you have experience, we have continued training, support, and education for you to continue to grow! In addition to our amazing team that supports our in-house education resources, we offer a robust tuition reimbursement program to continue your education. We also have great benefits and competitive pay while working a schedule that meets your personal needs.  

PrairieCare is one of the fastest growing psychiatric providers in the country and is dedicated to helping our community, one patient at a time. We want to provide an opportunity that allows people to have balance in their life while working in a career they believe in! If this opportunity sounds like something you’re interested in, please take a look at our career page or follow the links below:  

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