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Each employee is expected to meet Wellspring’s Code of Conduct, Professionalism, and Ethics. We expect unfailing honesty, respect for the dignity and individuality of human beings and a commitment to professional services. You will be knowledgeable and reflect Wellspring’s Founding Principles, Mission Statement, Core Values and Vision Statement.


  • Provides direct supervision and daily care of the youth in Residential and/or Outpatient Services.
  • Implements and maintains the therapeutic environment; providing a balance of nurturance, limit setting and boundaries while demonstrating understanding of the youths’ emotional needs at all times.
  • Forms trusting relationships with youth by creating a therapeutic alliance and displaying appropriate role modeling.
  • Provides ongoing input into the individual and group treatment plans.
  • Plans, implements and participates in recreational activities with the adolescents.
  • Attends and actively participates in weekly team meetings, group supervision, and psychiatric consultations and completes in-service hours annually as required by state regulations.
  • Adheres to Wellspring’s Standard Operations Procedures, Emergency Procedures, and South Dakota State Regulations/Administrative Rules relating to residential treatment and/or inpatient chemical dependency treatment and mandatory reporting laws during assigned shifts.
  • Assures all youth and other family members are treated equally and with respect, while also maintaining appropriate and approved communications with parents and/or legal guardians.
  • Responsible for the quality of services and completion of necessary therapeutic duties, including:
  • Interacts in a positive way with all other staff and is supportive in times of crisis.
  • Completes and/or assures completion of necessary documentation and reports by the end of shift.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Equivalencies:

  • No degree required. Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or a related field is preferred. Prior experience preferred with special needs populations, especially Chemically Dependent and/or Emotionally, Behaviorally Disturbed population. All candidates must have (or qualify to obtain) a current South Dakota driver’s license, proof of insurance and be cleared through the Central Registry for Abuse and Neglect and the Division of Criminal Investigation.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be age 21 or older
  • Ability to perform crisis intervention techniques to control physically acting-out youth.


  • Starting wage $11.04 hour – DOE

NOTE: Applicants who have been charged with a DUI within the past 5 years or have ever been charged with a violent crime are ineligible for employment with Wellspring.

To apply for this job email your details to info@wellspringrc.org

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