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EHN is proud to have created impactful change in the delivery of mental health, intellectual disability and addiction services in the west Texas region. As the Local Mental Health and IDD Authority in El Paso County, it is our responsibility to meet the needs of our c community and we believe the level of services and quantity of services we provide is unmatched in our area.

As the largest mental health provider in El Paso County, we currently have 19 service locations where we assist a wide array of our population to include adults, children, veterans, the homeless and justice involved individuals. We are confident, that at EHN there is a service area where your expertise and experience can be beneficial. At EHN, we also offer competitive salaries and benefits, with a robust retirement plan and welcome you to be a part of our great team. We are looking for dynamic, positive and experienced individuals to fill the following positions.

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Voluntary Benefits

Emergence Health Network (EHN) is proud to offer a comprehensive benefit plan for our employees.  Full-time employees are eligible to participate in generous medical and dental plans, as well as Flexible Spending Accounts, Short-Term Disability, and Supplemental Life/Accidental Death insurance for themselves and their dependents.  Both full-time and part-time employees may also enroll in a variety of plan options through Legal Shield and Aflac.

Company Paid Benefits

Full-time EHN employees have several company paid benefits as part of their employment. Long-term Disability Insurance, Basic Life and Accidental Death Insurance coverage for employees, as well as Basic Life Insurance coverage for eligible spouses and dependents are provided at no cost to our employees.


Full-time employees accrue over two weeks of paid vacation in the first 12 months of employment, which increases with tenure.  Generous sick time is also accrued and EHN also observes 12 paid holidays annually.  For our military reservists, up to 15 days of paid military leave is also available.


EHN is excited to be a part of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS) as of January 1, 2017. All EHN employees contribute 5% of their earnings to this 401(a) Pension program.  In addition to guaranteed annual interest earnings, EHN provides a 150% match.  For every $100 an employee contributes to the TCDRS during their career with the organization, EHN contributes $150 into their account upon vesting and retirement.  All employees are also eligible to voluntarily contribute to a 403(b) retirement savings plan in addition to the contributions required by our participation in the TCDRS.

Wellness and Discounts

Emergence Health Network is committed to providing a wide range of benefits to meet the diverse needs of our workforce and their families. Employees are encouraged to utilize our EAP (Employee Assistance Program) for free counseling services, as well as discounts at local businesses such as fitness gyms and nutrition stores. At EHN, we understand the importance of mentally and physically healthy choices for our employees, both personally and professionally. EHN has initiated an Employee Wellness Program with an added focus on enhancing our sense of team and community. Having a healthy and engaged workforce increases our ability as an organization to make a positive impact in our community and the lives of those we serve.

Student Loan Forgiveness Program

EHN is part of the National Health Services Corps (NHSC) Student Loan Forgiveness Program for healthcare providers, which means some EHN employees may be eligible to receive financial assistance to pay back medical student loans.  Primary care medical, dental and mental/behavioral health clinicians can get up to $50,000 (depending on clinic location) to repay their health profession student loans in exchange for a two-year commitment to work at an approved NHSC site in a high need, underserved area.  EHN currently has six sites approved under the program. The payment is free from federal income tax and is made at the beginning of service so you can quickly pay down loans.  After completing the initial commitment, employees can apply to extend their service and receive additional loan repayment assistance.

The Emergence Health Network – Internship in Building Communities (IBC) affords undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to develop collaboration and leadership skills while interning for a dynamic, multicultural academic program. While a student life internship at heart, the greater value of the IBC lies in the broad range of professional skills and experience that interns can acquire in the many mental health and intellectual and development disabilities diverse fields.

About the Program

The Internship in Building Communities is ideal for growth-oriented, creative college students who are interested in collaborating with others to build and help shaped a the future of mental health and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Interns hone their communication, leadership, and organizational skills while contributing in such areas as counseling, nursing, assessing and other higher mental health and IDD fields.

The IBC is divided into two parts:

  1. A two-week training orientation in which interns work with other associates in their field to share, learn and innovate strategies of community leadership and group organization. The training program further provides interns with a holistic view of career development and strategies for building professional competencies.
  2. A Practicum/Internship, lasting twelve to sixteen weeks, in which each intern serves as a program assistant for EHN’s many mental health and IDD divisions. Using skills developed during the Seminar, interns are responsible for creating a cohesive, lively, and respectful student mental health/IDD community.

Intern Responsibilities During the Practicum

Throughout the Practicum, interns meet to discuss their experiences, challenges, and accomplishments, adding to their skills and contributing the development and capabilities of the program.

The interns complete the program with real-world experience in leadership and responsibility, and find that their fellow interns have become a valuable network for sharing experiences and support in the future.

EHN Affiliates
In order to apply to IBC you must ensure that your university is within the list of affiliates below:

  • Midwestern State University
  • University of South Carolina (School of Social Work)
  • University of Texas at El Paso
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Liberty University
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso
  • Western New Mexico University
  • Walden University
  • If your university is not listed, please have a university representative contact Lupita Peña, EHN Training Manager, at: ehnacademy@ehnelpaso.org for more information.

    How to Apply
    Please click here for the internship-application_2016 and submit the form to: ehnacademy@ehnelpaso.org