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Careers

"At Spring Lake Ranch, you can see others grow, grow with them, and learn to care for others in a way never imagined. The organization prioritizes employee and resident satisfaction, and will assist any employee in reaching their goals. My experience was nothing short of life-changing and constantly educational."

Former SLR Employee

Spring Lake Ranch thrives when its community is full of dedicated, diverse, and passionate team-players committed to its mission of empowering individuals to heal and grow. We believe that recovery occurs in the context of relationships lived with compassion, acceptance, respect, authenticity, mutuality, and shared work and play.  

We are looking for people that share our values of hope, empowerment, connection to the natural environment, and community to join our team.  Pay and benefits at Spring Lake Ranch are competitive and many intangible rewards of working here include homemade meals (often sourced right from our gardens and pastures), access to the pristine Spring Lake and hiking trails right outside your door, a whole host of friendly farm animals, and a community of collegial and supportive coworkers, all nestled in 700 acres of the beautiful Green Mountains.

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Benefits

Medical Coverage

Full-time employees are eligible to enroll in Spring Lake Ranch’s group health plan. The Ranch will cover up to 90% of the premium costs depending on the level of enrollment. 

Dental Coverage

Dental coverage is offered the Northeast Delta Dental at no cost to eligible employees. The dental-care services offered under this plan include no-cost preventative care. 

Health Savings Account

Spring Lake Ranch offers a Health Savings Account (HSA) for eligible employees who enroll in the High Deductible Health Plan. 

Life Insurance

Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) coverage equal to one times an eligible employees annual salary up to $50,000 is provided at no cost. 

Disability Benefits

The Ranch provides short term disability (STD) and long-term disability (LTD) benefits to eligible employees at no cost. 

Paid Time Off

Vacation and Paid Time Off (PTO) starts at 20 days per year and goes up depending on position and tenure. 

Parental Leave

Employees are entitled to 12 weeks of partially paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child;  Spring Lake Ranch pays at 60% of their current salary for six weeks; insurance pays at 60% of their current salary for the second six weeks.

Flexible Schedule Options

Spring Lake Ranch is committed to helping employees face the demands of juggling work, family, and personal obligations by offering a number of flexible work arrangements such as flextime, a compressed workweek, and remote work options. 

Community Meals

An employee favorite! All staff are welcome to partake in our delicious, nutritious home-cooked meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

Current Employment Opportunities

Facilities Technician

Spring Lake Ranch is looking for a Facilities Technician with carpentry experience to join a solid, dedicated team! The ideal candidate would be adaptable, dependable, and passionate about our mission as a Therapeutic Community.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Facilities Technician is a full time, hourly, non-exempt position. The individual in this role assists in various aspects of Spring Lake Ranch’s facilities maintenance including: plumbing, painting, new construction, remodeling, and building repairs.

BENEFITS: Medical and dental insurance, company paid short- and long-term disability, life insurance, paid vacation and time off, a 403(b) retirement match and company contribution, and company HSA contributions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Meet with Facilities Manager individually and with other facilities team members to develop work plan: including project assignments, prioritization, and schedule; while maintaining flexibility to shift to another project if necessary.
  • Complete projects and tasks as planned and agreed to with other team members and Facilities Manager,
  • Complete projects in the following areas in a timely manner with proper job site cleanup:
    • Interior and exterior painting
    • Carpentry
    • Plumbing
    • Wood furnace operations
    • Welding
    • Snow plowing and sanding
    • General repairs/installations
    • Monthly equipment and safety checks.
    • Routine building maintenance, inspections, cleanings
    • Rutland Program maintenance assistance and support
    • Facilities special projects
    • Facilities emergencies and resident/client related maintenance support as needed
    • Vehicle care
    • Other areas as identified
  • Able to operate equipment as needed, i.e., tractor.
  • Make preparations and ensure follow-through for projects including:
    • Planning
    • Ordering supplies
    • Attention to safey
  • Tool maintenance
  • Putting tools and supplies away
  • Replacing stock as needed
  • Participate in facilities on-call rotation for snow plowing/sanding and facilities emergencies.
  • Respond as needed to emergencies; occasionally after hours and on weekends.

COMMUNITY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrates an understanding and commitment to the SLR Mission, Vision and Core Values.
  • Represent Spring Lake Ranch professionally and positively to others including: families, doctors, therapists, vendors, other providers, employers, volunteer contacts, friends, interns, volunteers, visitors, candidates, the general public, etc.
  • Maintain respectful, therapeutic, and supportive relationships with Spring Lake Ranch residents and clients at all times.
  • Maintain resident/client privacy by keeping personal information confidential in accordance with federal HIPAA legislation and Spring Lake Ranch policies and procedures.
  • Attend weekly staff and department meetings and staff development opportunities, meeting the licensing training requirements for position.
  • Other duties as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Knowledge and experience in carpentry, plumbing, welding, and snow removal.
  • Desire to be part of community supporting individuals with mental health and substance abuse challenges.
  • Willingness/commitment to participate in and foster the therapeutic community milieu.
  • Basic working knowledge of repairing and installing various building materials.
  • Desire to work closely with others.
  • Good teamwork skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Flexibility is A MUST; especially willingness to shift projects, time, focus, methods, or priorities as requested.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision/direction.
  • Ability to complete physical work consisting of moderate (50 lbs.) lifting, carrying, etc. This position consists of a combination of sitting, standing, kneeling, and walking. Work is both indoor and outdoor during all seasons and weather conditions.
  • Driver’s license and good driving record.

 

Program Coordinator

Classification: Full time; temporary; hourly/non-exempt position
Reports to: Program Director

Hourly Rate: $11.75

Program Coordinators provide live-in support, structure, and guidance to residents through informal contact, house activities, and work crew activities to create a positive environment and comfortable home-like atmosphere.  They are role models for clients/residents on developing and living a healthy, full life.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:

HOUSE ADVISING RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide live-in support, structure, and guidance to residents through informal contact and house activities to create a positive environment and comfortable home-like atmosphere.
  • Assume various roles such as mentor, guide, and advocate to support the recovery, well-being, and community experience for residents.
  • Assist the residents in the house with creating, shaping, and attaining their goals.
  • Help residents foster a sense of giving outside of themselves and, when needed, protect them from themselves.
  • Develop/apply interpersonal skills on on-going basis including:  flexibility, empathy, patience, effective communication, careful listening, limit setting, and firm personal boundaries.
  • Assist residents with housecleaning and bedroom cleaning.
  • Ensure that the house is adequately covered at all times.
  • Help with urgent emotional support and crisis intervention as needed.
  • Work evening “Duty Nights” and drive Friday “Town Trip” as assigned.
  • Wash dishes when scheduled.
  • Initiate activities, games, and conversation with residents on weekends and evenings.
  • Support and collaborate with the staff person who is doing med administration by proactively finding individuals who are late for meds, including those who must be awoken.
  • Respectfully wake up individuals who would otherwise be late for morning meds and morning meeting.
  • Provide transportation for Work Program, recreational activities, house outings, emergencies, etc. as needed.

RESIDENT ADVISING RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • As part of advising team for several residents in your house, support the CTL in the development and implementation of “action plans” to guide residents’ experience and attainment of recovery goals during Ranch stay.
  • Attend weekly team meetings.
  • Communicate frequently with your residents, his/her CTL and resident advisor.

CREW LEADING RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Foster resident sense of personal growth, meaningful contribution, and social belonging through positive work crew interactions and experience.
  • Ensure safety through worksite hazard management, proper tool/machinery technique, and following of procedures and policies.
  • Communicate with residents’ teams regarding concerns observed on crew, including non-attendance.
  • Contribute to weekly work program notes (green sheets).
  • Balance individual resident needs/challenges with task productivity.
  • Encourage/teach new skills and appropriately challenge residents to develop the self-confidence that comes from accomplishing a task.
  • Assist co-workers in getting the crew together and starting work on time.
  • Cleaning up the work area and putting tools away after each work crew.
  • Coordinate and plan with work program leaders to develop projects and work plan.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES FOR LEAD HOUSE ADVISORS:

  • Mentor and coach new house advisors/crew leaders.
  • Perform crew ‘niche’ position.
  • Certified to do medication administration according to SLR protocols.
  • Develop and facilitate group activities for residents.
  • Assist and co-lead clinical groups with clinical staff.
  • Assist with hiring, training, and scheduling of House Advisor team.

COMMUNITY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrates an understanding and commitment to the SLR Mission, Vision and Core Values.
  • Maintain respectful, therapeutic, and supportive relationships with Spring Lake Ranch at all times.
  • Maintain resident/client privacy by keeping personal information confidential in accordance with federal HIPAA legislation and Spring Lake Ranch policies and procedures.
  • Willing to draw upon own personal talents, interests, and passions to develop special programming for the community and develop relationship with individuals.
  • Participate in holidays and other Ranch special events throughout the year.
  • Attend weekly staff and department meetings and staff development opportunities, meeting the licensing training requirements for position.
  • Crisis intervention and assistance as needed.
  • Other duties as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Desire to live and work with many different kinds of people in a diverse community setting.
  • Ability to establish and maintain firm personal/professional boundaries in a therapeutic community setting.
  • Previous experience in mental health and/or substance abuse recovery preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience of Windows OS and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to participate in physical work and physical activity in all possible outdoor weather conditions, activities may include of outdoor work/active games/sports and moderate lifting/carrying of up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and collaboratively as part of team.
  • Ability to accept supervision, feedback, and constructive criticism.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and flexibility.
  • Respect for others, compassion, patience.
  • Willingness to learn and to try new things.
  • Good judgment, responsibility, dependability.
  • Enthusiasm, energy, initiative.
  • Limit-setting and conflict resolution skills.
  • Driver’s license and good driving record.

To apply:

  • Click here to fill out our employment application, and send this with a cover letter indicating your interest and resume to Casey at caseyv@springlakeranch.org, or
  • Mail the above materials to 1169 Spring Lake Road, Cuttingsville, VT 05738 or fax to (802) 492-3331.
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To Apply

Click here to fill out our employment application, and send this with a cover letter indicating your interest and resume to Casey at caseyv@springlakeranch.org, or 

Mail the above materials to 1169 Spring Lake Road, Cuttingsville, VT 05738 or fax to (802) 492-3331. 

 

Spring Lake Ranch provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, place of birth, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, health coverage status, genetic information, military or veteran status, crime victim status, HIV status, pregnancy or pregnancy related condition, or any other characteristic protected by federal and state law. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

COVID-19 Procedure Updates

Masks & Physical Distancing – All employees and visitors are required to wear face coverings while in shared spaces and practice social distancing whenever possible. 

Cleaning & Sanitizing  Spring Lake Ranch has implemented additional cleaning routines, and has provided sanitization stations at all entrances. 

Visitors – Visitors are required to sign a screening log, wear facial coverings and practice physical distancing.  

CARF Accredited: Spring Lake Ranch programs are CARF accredited. The CARF accreditation signals our commitment to continually improving services, encouraging feedback, and serving the community.