Staff Testimonial

I am a student and I was able to find hours that fit my schedule. This position is a good way to get a foot in the door before finishing school.

— Robert, Support Specialist


For those interested in joining our award-winning staff in serving individuals with mental illness, People Incorporated offers many opportunities – from clinical and in-home health services to social work, program management, administration, and support staff. 

We start with the person first — developing innovative, effective services that provide the care, resources, and connections that will help each person in the best way possible.

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Pathways | Training & Career Development

What does it mean to be a People Person?

“It’s someone who’s passionate about mental health, is driven, has a sense of community, and wants to make a difference.” Talent Acquisition Specialists, Nasir and Jennifer, describe what they look for when hiring mental health professionals, including case managers, nurses, therapists, homeless outreach, and more, to join our diverse team. They also describe the great benefits, including competitive pay, PTO, 401K, and continuous education offerings we have.

As an agency, we recognize the value of how continued education and on-the-job training can enhance an individual’s career.

Our client-facing programs host interns from many disciplines, such as social work, family therapy, counseling, psychology, and nursing. Other departments, such as finance, quality, and communications, have also hosted interns to expand the student’s knowledge base and experience.

We value our community partners and greatly enjoy hosting interns from a wide range of educational institutions and hospitals.

Please note that internship availability varies from year to year. When we can host an intern(s), that open role will be accepting applications through our Careers/Search Jobs portal. 



Celebrating Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

We believe mental health is community health – and that our community is diverse. We strive to reflect that same diversity through our services, employment culture, and continuing education.

We support building the pillars of equity, diversity, and inclusion by:

  • Removing barriers to employment and advancement,
  • Creating development opportunities for all who choose to participate,
  • And celebrating the unique differences and contributions of staff.

People Incorporated is committed to creating an organizational culture and climate in which every voice is valued. The staff has a sense of belonging and connection with one another and to the organization and feel empowered to approach their work with inclusion, integrity, and innovation.

People Incorporated offers its employees a Total Rewards Package that is market-competitive. This includes a comprehensive array of benefits to support your overall well-being in addition to that of your dependents. It also includes financial compensation in the form of a competitive base salary and additional variable pay to eligible employees. We also provide a spectrum of work/life, continuing education, and other services and benefits you may utilize to support your individualized needs. 

To support the health, wealth, and overall well-being of our employees and their dependents, we offer the following benefits:

  • Health and dental plans that include a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
  • Employer-paid short and long-term disability insurance
  • Employer-paid life insurance with the option to purchase additional coverage at group rates
  • Flexible spending accounts for both health and dependent care
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan with a 3% employer-match
  • Voluntary critical illness and accident coverage available at group rates
  • Paid time off, floating holidays, and other recognized company holidays
  • Lifestyle Benefit – choice between company contribution to health savings account, student loan repayment assistance, or flex time 
  • Employee Assistance Program available to all employees
  • Service awards and other recognition programs
  • Employee discount opportunities for products and services throughout the year
  • In-house training department offering a wide array of learning and education opportunities
  • Strategic Partner with Saint Mary’s University, offering a credit hour discount based on degree. 

Beverly Lewis, Medical Director    
“It’s my hope that I can help a person through a difficult time.” Dr. Lewis describes how she loves being a psychiatrist. Her work at People Incorporated gives her a gift that she cherishes in her life – helping her clients work through complex trauma and recover from substance use disorders to be healthier and more independent. She also enjoys reaching out and supporting BIPOC individuals and others from diverse communities.

Julie, Children’s Mental Health Case Manager
Julie has worked as a Children’s Mental Health Case Manager for 11 years at People Incorporated. Julie says, “There’s just really a lack of recognition for the level of trauma that our kids are carrying into the classrooms. And instead of recognizing the trauma that they have endured and experienced in their lives, they’re labeled a problem, and they’re not helped. Some of the difficulties they end up facing as adults continue to manifest because they didn’t get the help they needed as kids.”

Learn more about our Children’s Targeted Case Management Services.

Olivia, Children’s Targeted Case Manager 
“The relationships that you’ve built with people sometimes can be the most important thing — they just need that emotional support.”

Olivia describes how she helps struggling children, and their families find hope — whether that be through therapy, extracurricular activities, financial assistance, or even housing. What stands out to her most are the little things she’s able to do to meet each family’s needs consistently.

“I do this work because I can connect children with things that help them reach their potential in the future, but also to ensure they can have some fun and feel supported in the time that they’re in right now.”

Learn more about our Children’s Targeted Case Management Services.

Sara, Director of Operations, Children’s School-Linked and Case Management
Sara Benson is the Director of Operations of two of People Incorporated’s children’s programs – School Linked Mental Health and Children’s Targeted Case Management. She discusses how these programs support families in our community and how she’s seeing increased referrals due to kids’ elevated levels of trauma, depression, and anxiety.

Case management allows families to collaborate, consult and connect with case managers to get better access to resources, referrals to services, and social supports in their community. Our school-linked therapists, who are in 25 Twin Cities schools, bring outpatient therapy directly to each school setting, making getting the appropriate care more accessible.

Sara says, “Given all the different stressors that families are dealing with, it can be difficult to find time to take kids to outpatient therapy. So there is that value of kids being able to receive therapy within the school context during the course of their school day.”

Learn more about our Children’s School-Linked Mental Health Services.

Video of Jill Wiedemann-West, our CEO, and Chad Saunders, a member of our board of directors, describing our humble beginnings 54 years ago and how that shaped who we are today. People Incorporated operates 20 programs at 27 locations to help members of our community, including those who are the most vulnerable, find hope and solutions through high-quality integrated mental health care.

We recognize that mental health affects – and is affected by – many other aspects of life. We are committed to designing a system of care rather than isolated services.

Learn about the history of People Incorporated.

People Incorporated is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and we participate in E-Verify.  We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. 

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing an application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to  [email protected] 

Tobacco-Free Environments: In 2018, People Incorporated became tobacco-free. We are focused on the health and wellness of our clients, employees, and community and believe tobacco-free environments align with the values of our mission.