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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. 

Retirement Plan

Employees are eligible to contribute to the retirement plan right away. After six months of employment, Spring Lake Ranch contributes 2% of an employee’s salary and matches up to 3% of an employee’s contributions. Employees are fully vested after 3 years.

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 15 days per year and goes up depending on position and tenure. 

Parental Leave

Employees who are birth mothers, spouses or civil union partners of birth mothers, or adoptive parents, will receive 6 weeks of paid parental leave.
Each week of paid parental leave is compensated at 100 percent of the employee’s regular, straight-time weekly pay. Paid parental leave will be paid on a biweekly basis on regular scheduled pay dates.
Paid parental leave taken under this policy will run concurrently with leave under the FMLA; any leave taken under this policy will be counted toward the 12 weeks of available FMLA leave per a 12-month period.
Spring Lake Ranch will maintain all benefits for employees during the paid parental leave period just as if they were taking any other company paid leave such as paid time off.
An employee who takes paid parental leave that does not qualify for FMLA leave will be afforded the same level of job protection for the period of time that the employee is on paid parental leave as if the employee were on FMLA-qualifying leave.

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

Program Coordinator

WAGE & BENEFITS:

  • Wage: $15/hour
  • Housing: Program Coordinators live in private rooms within client/resident houses. Market value of $6000/year.
  • Meals: Access to 3 meals/day. Market value of $12,775/year.
  • Insurance: Health, dental, and vision premiums covered 100% by Spring Lake Ranch.
  • Unlimited access to campus amenities including gym, tennis court, lake, woodshop, art studio, hiking trails etc.

POSITION SUMMARY:

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 sober 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.
  • 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.
  • On-call overnight coverage in the house up to five nights a week.
  • Help with urgent emotional support and crisis intervention as needed.
  • Work evenings and drive “Friday Fun” 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.
  • Provide transportation for Work Program, recreational activities, house outings, emergencies, etc. as needed.

RESIDENT ADVISING RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • As part of an advising team for several residents in your house, support the clinician in the development and implementation of “action plans” to guide residents’ experience and attainment of recovery goals during Ranch stay.
  • Attend monthly team meetings.
  • Communicate frequently with your residents, their clinician and supervisor.

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’ treatment teams regarding concerns observed on crew.
  • Contribute to weekly work program notes.
  • 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.
  • Clean up the work area and put tools away after each work crew.
  • Coordinate and plan with work program leaders to develop projects and work plan.

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 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.
  • Ability to participate in physical work and physical activity in all possible outdoor weather conditions, activities may include outdoor work/active games/sports and moderate lifting/carrying of up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a 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.

Human Resources Coordinator

WAGE & BENEFITS:

  • Wage: $23–$26 /hour
  • Meals: Provided during working hours and special events
  • Insurance: Health, dental, vision, retirement, short-term and long-term
  • Additional Benefits: Access to campus amenities including gym, tennis court, lake, woodshop, art studio, hiking trails, etc.

POSITION SUMMARY: The HR Coordinator/Generalist supports Spring Lake Ranch’s human resources functions. The organization has 50 full-time employees. The ideal candidate will be responsible for a wide range of HR activities, including job postings, screening candidates, supporting the hiring process, managing employee benefits, ensuring compliance with HR laws, and providing general employee support. This role will also involve organizing new hire orientations, conducting stay and exit interviews, and supporting various HR initiatives to enhance the employee experience.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:

 HR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Job Postings and Screening: Create and manage job postings, screen resumes, and organize the hiring committee.
  • Departmental and Managerial Support: Provide HR support to various departments and managers, assisting with employee relations and performance
  • Benefits Review and HR Law Compliance: Ensure employee benefits are competitive and compliant with current HR Coordinate with external vendors for benefits review when necessary.
  • General Employee Support: Address employee queries and concerns, providing guidance and support as needed.
    • Manage employee grievance
    • Assist employees with conflict
    • Act as an impartial mediator in disciplinary procedures and ensure it is administered in an equitable and fair manner and meets all legal and labor regulations and requirements.
  • Interviews and Surveys: Conduct stay interviews and exit interviews and administer staff surveys to gather feedback and improve employee
  • Performance Reviews: Track and manage the performance review process, ensuring timely and constructive feedback.
  • Trainings and Development: Manage training programs, including Relias training, role-specific training maps, and the employee handbook review.
  • Onboarding and Orientation: Organize new hire orientations and onboarding processes to ensure a smooth transition for new employees.
  • Background Checks: Conduct background checks and verify employment history for potential new hires.
  • Budgeting and Payroll: Assist with budgeting for HR-related expenses and manage payroll processes.
  • HR Documentation: Maintain accurate and up-to-date HR records, including employee files and compliance documentation as they pertain to State of Vermont licensing agency (DAIL) and accreditation body (CARF).
  • Committees: Serve on Health & Safety Committee and assist with updating the SLR Safety Program. Serves on other committees as assigned.
  • Pension: Organize and chair pension review

COMMUNITY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as the “Mentor” on 1-2 resident treatment teams at any given
  • Serve on Holiday Committee and take part in Holiday
  • Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to the SLR Mission, Vision, and Core Values.
  • Maintain respectful, therapeutic, and supportive relationships with residents and staff at 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
  • Willing to draw upon personal talents, interests, and passions to develop special programming for the community and develop relationships with individuals.
  • Participate in community and other special events throughout the
  • Attend weekly staff meetings, department meetings and staff development opportunities that meet the licensing training requirements for the position.
  • Crisis intervention and assistance as
  • Other duties as

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Experience: At least 2-3 years of experience in an HR generalist or coordinator
  • Knowledge: Strong understanding of HR practices, employment law, and benefits administration.
  • Skills: Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Professionalism: Maintain confidentiality of personnel information and professionalism necessary for HR position.
  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in HR software and Microsoft Office
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Certifications: SHRM-CP or PHR
    • Experience: Previous experience in a healthcare or therapeutic community setting.
    • Skills: Experience with Relias training and other HR-related

Clinician (MSW)

Position Summary:

This position is hands-on and integrated into the Therapeutic Work Program (TWP) model of Spring Lake Ranch to support residents seeking treatment for mental health and substance abuse issues through their participation in the work program and therapeutic community. The TWP Clinician provides individual therapy and case management and guides the work crews in fostering opportunities for growth. This role serves as a role model for junior staff on how to guide residents in their healing journey using what they know about the path to assure continued growth and sufficient tools for lifelong success.

Program Responsibilities:

  • Assist residents in developing and implementing a person-centered treatment plan as part of a team which includes individual residents, clinicians, family members, other Spring Lake Ranch staff members, and external consultants/providers. This includes creating and maintaining organized records of meetings and outcomes and facilitating the treatment plan review meeting.
  • Provide clinical oversight (biopsychosocial assessment treatment planning, individual and group therapy, discharge/transition planning.)
  • Work collaboratively with the TWP Crew Manager and Assistant to support residents in their goals and treatment plans.
  • Work side-by-side on crew with residents and staff 5 to 10 hours a week.
  • Serve as a member of the crisis response team during evenings and weekends and is part of the related on-call rotation. Provides interventions, crisis/risk screenings and coordinates with RRMC and Crisis to assess criteria for in-patient psychiatric admission when necessary.
  • Meet with families for initial family visits and functions as primary liaison for all residents family contact.
  • Support and mentor residents in the development of daily living skills to include planning for leisure time, building money management, health, nutrition, exercise, safety, work habits, and social skills.
  • Provide wraparound case-management services including but not limited to assistance with general organization, insurance switchovers, applications for SSDI/SSI, discharge planning, etc.
  • Collaborate with med room and consulting Psychiatrist regarding any medication issues that arise when working with a resident.
  • Attend staff, doctor, and other meetings.
  • Assist provision of coordination of care coverage for independent Apartment Living clients when IAL case manager is absent.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Communicate and meet regularly with the TWP Director to ensure efficient, professional and effective delivery of coordination of care services to Spring Lake Ranch residents.
  • Collaborate and communicate with other members of the treatment team and other Spring Lake Ranch staff in a proactive and respectful manner.
  • Coordinate responsibilities and coverage with the treatment team, and other SLR staff when absent from work.
  • Complete required documentation and keep resident files up to date for residents on caseload.
  • Routinely complete assessments including DLA-20 in service of quality assurance and outcomes.
  • Complete special projects as requested.

Community Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate 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.
  • Willing to draw upon own personal talents, interests, and passions to develop special programming for the community an develop relationship with individuals.
  • Participate with holidays and other Ranch special events throughout they year.
  • Attend weekly staff and department meetings and staff development opportunities, meeting the training requirements for position.
  • Participate in weekends, holiday rotation, and on-call as needed.
  • Crisis intervention and assistance as needed.
  • Other duties as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in clinical social work or a related field required. Licensure preferred.
  • Experience in mental health and / or substance abuse recovery preferred
  • Knowledge and experience of Windows OS and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Valid driving license and good driving record.

Preferred Skills:

  • MSW
  • Desire to work outside year-round, in all weather conditions modeling a positive mental attitude and resiliency.
  • Ability to use independent judgment analytical, and decision-making skills.
  • Strong belief and connection to the community model and ability to collaborate with all members of the community.
  • Effective organization skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and remain flexible in a dynamic community setting.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to accept constructive feedback and on-going commitment to personal growth and improvement.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,000.00 – $70,000.00 per year

Healthcare setting:

  • Inpatient
  • Outpatient

Medical specialties:

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Psychiatry

Patient demographics:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults

Experience:

  • Social work: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: In person

  • Ability to Relocate: Cuttingsville, VT 05738: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Outreach Manager

 POSITION SUMMARY:

The Outreach Manager is responsible for implementing a strategic marketing & outreach plan to build relationships with mental health facilities, providers, hospitals, health systems, and other mental health stakeholders.  This individual, along with the Executive Director and Director of Operations & Admissions, will be responsible for stewarding new and existing relationships to deepen the impact and reach of the Spring Lake Ranch mission and work towards long-term sustainability of increased census through a robust referral network.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Marketing & Outreach
    • Implement the strategic marketing plan, in collaboration with the Executive Director and Director of Operations & Admissions, in service of organizational objectives including:
      • Increase in number of facilities that regularly refer appropriate candidates to SLR.
      • Increase in number of web-based referrals.
      • Increase in referrals from private-practice mental health providers.
      • Increase in number and quality of family and patient inquiries.
    • Plan and organize presence at events, conferences, and referral programs.
    • Frequent overnight travel to such events, conferences, and referral programs.
    • Attend and conduct presentations at events, conferences, and referral programs to raise awareness about the SLR program.
    • Develop and strengthen external relationships to increase knowledge of the Ranch with the objective of increasing appropriate admission inquiries.
    • Plan and organize on-site visits to Spring Lake Ranch for referral sources and other stakeholders.
    • Track emerging markets and trends in residential treatment and related fields.
    • Perform periodic state, regional, and national scans to identify organizations, health systems or agencies to focus marketing efforts aimed at expanding SLR’s referral base.
    • Collaborate with the Communications and Development Manager on creation of key content (digital, video, audio, and print) for SLR program promotion with external stakeholders.
    • Collaborate with Communications and Development Manager to implement an online and small media marketing strategy.
    • Identify advertising opportunities, including sponsorship of events/conferences.
    • Maintain a tracking system to deliver timely reports on the impact of marketing activities.
    • Maintain a database of referral contacts using DonorPerfect.
    • Position is a hybrid position with a minimum of quarterly in-person team meetings at the Spring Lake Ranch Cuttingsville, VT location.
  • Administrative
    • Monitor budget for marketing materials, advertising, travel, and outreach activities.
    • Coordinate external relations and outreach efforts across departments to maximize reach.

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.
  • Other duties as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Independent team player with a passion for working as part of a unique, mission-driven non-profit in the mental health field.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, or communications required.  Consideration for those with degrees in mental health related fields who also have marketing experience.
  • At least two years of experience with demonstrated success achieving goals’ preferably with experience in mental health/healthcare.
  • Strong analytical skills with proven success executing business development plans and marketing strategies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability to easily build rapport with a wide variety of professionals.
  • Ability to create dynamic presentations and effectively deliver them to clinical and non-clinical professionals.
  • Proficient in using presentation software and CRM platforms such as HubSpot and Salesforce.
  • Ability and willingness to travel weekly for meetings with prospective and existing referrers.
  • Must have driver’s license, clean driving record, and reliable mode of transportation.

Mental Health Support Staff- Awake Overnight

Position Summary:

Spring Lake Ranch Therapeutic Community is searching for Overnight Support Staff. Support staff will be primary staff during overnights (10pm to 8am). Responsibilities include supporting residents during the night in any way they may need assistance, must remain awake and engaged throughout the shift. Qualifications include: experience in mental health and/or substance abuse recovery required, an interest in residential care providing, effective communication, and ability to administer medication.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Observe and interact with residents throughout the night, maintaining a safe and supportive environment at all times when in the role of primary staff. Remain awake and engaged at all times on overnight shifts.
  • Provide immediate and appropriate intervention in the event of a resident crisis.
  • Report significant health, psychiatric or behavioral issues to the resident’s team or on-call person if more immediate need, in accordance with Spring Lake Ranch Protocols.
  • Prepare summaries of interactions and objective behavioral observations of residents at the end of shift.
  • Train, prepare and oversee residents’ response to nighttime fire drills and ensure the safe evacuation of residents from the house during drills or in the event of a fire.
  • Administer medications as needed.
  • Complete incident reports within 24 hours for resident situations according to Spring Lake Ranch Policy and Procedure.
  • Light housekeeping duties as needed
  • Administrative duties as assigned.
  • Assist with records requests.

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 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.
  • Participate in weekend, evening, town trip and on-call duty rotation as needed.
  • Crisis intervention and assistance as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a mental health/human services area is preferred.
  • Open to flexible schedule and open to work shifts as needed.
  • Previous experience in mental health and/or substance abuse recovery required.
  • Knowledge and experience of Windows OS and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to complete some physical work consisting of moderate lifting and carrying of up to 40 lbs, and using stairs. This position consists of a combination of sitting, standing and walking.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and analytical/decision-making skills.
  • Effective organization skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate with co-workers and other community providers.
  • Ability to accept constructive feedback and on-going commitment to personal growth and improvement.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, overnight shifts will be 9:45pm to 8am, with some flexibility as needed.
  • Driver’s License and good driving record.
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To Apply

Click here to fill out an application for employment. Send the completed application, your resume, and a cover letter indicating your interest to Jennifer at JenniferH@springlakeranch.org. You can also mail your application materials to 1169 Spring Lake Road, Cuttingsville, VT 05738, or fax to (802) 492-3331. 

Please reach out if you are interested in a clinical internship at Spring Lake Ranch.

 

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

Spring Lake Ranch has made the decision to require all staff and residents to be vaccinated against covid-19 for the safety of the community. When necessary, we wear masks and socially distance.

These general guidelines are subject to change based on current guidelines. Human Resources will provide the most updated COVID procedures before a prospective employee visits.

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.

Spring Lake Ranch is a member of the American Residential Treatment Association (ARTA). ARTA members are dedicated to providing extraordinary care to adults with mental illness.