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Children's Home Society of South Dakota

PT Relief Residential Treatment Counselor

Black Hills Children's Home – Rapid City, South Dakota
Department Black Hills Children's Home
Employment Type Relief
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $12.50/hr.

Help Us. Help Others. Are you looking for a job where you can make a difference?  The Black Hills Children's Home, a program of Children’s Home Society in Rapid City, SD is currently seeking a PT Relief Residential Treatment Counselor.  We empower children to overcome the trauma that has affected their lives and guide families toward strength and safety.

What You'll Do:
Your responsibilities as a Residential Treatment Counselor would include:

  • Nurturing children through one-on-one communication and care.
  • Maintain vigilant supervision of children.
  • Participate as member of treatment team.
  • Facilitate structured programs;  i.e., games, outdoor recreation, etc.
  • Assist children with hygiene, diet, getting ready for school, etc.
  • Discipline as needed.  Respond to aggressive behavior.  Maintain group order.
  • Complete daily report on assigned children.
  • Complete behavior/restraint/incident reports.
  • Ensure safety standards and infection control policies are followed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What We'll Love About You:

  • Performance measures are met within acceptable ranges.
  • Supervision of children is interactive, engaging and meaningful.
  • Agency policy is consistently followed without deviation.

Schedule: Employees hired will work on an "as needed" basis with an option of pre-scheduling for some shifts  Shifts are 2:00pm-10:00pm on week days and 7:30am-10:00pm or 1:00pm-10:00pm on week-ends.  Can be flexible with some shifts for a 24 hr. facility

Experience/Education/Skills: High School Diploma or GED required; Bachelor’s degree, or one to two years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.  References that can depict level of interest in working with children with behavioral issues.  Knowledge of and ability to use personal computers and software utilized by office.  


Physical Demands and Work Environment: Residential environment focused on care of children with behavioral issues.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to physically restrain a child in ways taught by the Agency while being able to verbally communicate to the child and other staff. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. 


Compensation:  $12.50/hr.

What You'll Love About Us: 

  • A Century of Service: Established in 1893, Children's Home Society of South Dakota is the state's oldest human service nonprofit organization. Through our many programs, we serve families, individuals, and children of all ages. 
  • Licensing & Accreditation: We are accredited by The Joint Commission and licensed by South Dakota Department of Social Services as a Child Welfare Agency. We are also certified as a Special Education Program by the Department of Education and Cultural Affairs.
  • Our Mission: We empower children, adults, families, and communities to be resilient, safe, healthy, and strong.
  • Our Values: Excellence, Empowerment, Integrity, Hope, Unity.
  • Training: On-site, industry-specific learning experiences. 

Must successfully complete all required background/pre-employment checks. EOE/AA.


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