Life at Washburn Center

Washburn Center for Children offers its employees a vibrant work environment.

In fact, the Star Tribune named Washburn Center a Top Workplace in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015 based on results of an employee survey measuring qualities such as company leadership, communication, working environment, managerial skills, pay and benefits.

Life at Washburn Center includes:

Comprehensive Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental and a 403b retirement plan.

A Commitment to Professional Growth and Clinical Training

As a leading children’s mental health center, Washburn Center is committed to training therapists in best practices and evidence-based models such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Monthly in-service trainings cover topics such as child protection issues and intervention strategies.

A Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Washburn Center for Children believes it is our responsibility to promote an inclusive community and foster a supportive and respectful culture for all families and staff who come through our doors. We are committed to the ongoing process of creating an inclusive environment that celebrates, honors and respects the seen and unseen diversity of all individuals, groups and families. Learn more.

A Sense of Team

Our work can be demanding, so we intentionally foster a sense of team and camaraderie. From monthly summer barbeques to employee appreciation gifts to department retreats, Washburn Center values its employees.

A Welcoming, Inclusive Environment

Monthly diversity meetings help build and embrace our employees’ cultural competency. A Spanish speaking providers group meets monthly to discuss challenges and opportunities.


You’ll get a lot of answers when you ask our 170 employees, “What’s the best part of working at Washburn Center?” But the common thread throughout all of our work is a desire to help children with social, emotional and behavioral problems lead successful lives.


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