Aurora Plains Academy Careers

Aurora Plains Academy offers a wide range of employment opportunities at our facilities. Our full-time positions include a full benefits package, paid vacation, and 401k.

Aurora Plains Academy is continually seeking staff of all levels. If you are interested in applying for a position with us, please browse the opportunities below.

Registered Nurse (RN)

Posted on: 12/6/2018

Registered Nurse (RN) Primary Objective:

  • Provide nursing care to Aurora Plains Academy residents and employees as allowed by Aurora Plains Academy Policy and Nurse Practice Act.

Registered Nurse (RN) Primary Responsibilities:

  • Actively participate in the development and implementation of Aurora Plains Academy nursing role/function.
  • Participate in unit clinical staff and multi-disciplinary meetings to provide nursing input in the evaluation, treatment, and discharge planning for individual residents.
  • Provide nursing consultation for staff throughout the program regarding resident nursing/medical care and needs.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth working knowledge of the use of psychotropic medication including possible benefits/side effects
  • Function as a team member in all interactions with residents and staff.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate relationships with residents.
  • Work closely with the Department Director and other health care providers to ensure all orders for medical and psychiatric treatments are implemented and the appropriate records and processing are completed.
  • Administer medication and provide nursing treatment as prescribed.
  • Prepare and present medical/psychiatric staffing reports.
  • Complete intake nursing assessments on residents.
  • Prioritize responsibilities and complete assignments in a timely manner.
  • Identify own learning needs and seek the information to improve knowledge/skills.
  • Actively and willingly participates in the decision-making process.
  • Objectively obtains facts and information pertinent to decision-making.
  • Make decisions within the guidelines of the job description.

Registered Nurse (RN) Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Must have an Associate Degree or higher in Nursing.
  • Must be certified by the South Dakota Board of Nursing
  • Must have excellent organizational, prioritization, and time management skills.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule with varying shifts.
  • May not have on record a substantiated report of child abuse or neglect.

Registered Nurse (RN) Working Conditions:

  • May spend a considerable amount of time walking and standing.
  • Night, weekend and holiday shifts are required.
  • On-call shifts are required; must be able to work with short notice.
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Residential Youth Care Worker

Posted on: 11/28/2018

Are you ready for a new rewarding career and a $500 hiring bonus? Then now is the time to join the staff at Aurora Plains Academy!!! We are currently seeking qualified, caring individuals to have a positive impact on the well-being of area youth.

Primary Job Objective: The Residential Youth Care Worker is responsible for supervision and role modeling, providing a consistent, safe, and therapeutic environment for at-risk adolescents placed at our residential treatment facility.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure a safe and secure environment.
  • Provides input during the treatment planning process.
  • Communicates pertinent information as it relates to youth and their therapeutic needs.
  • Facilitates activities when on shift.
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships
  • Helps to develop healthy communication and problem-solving skills during times of high stress or anxiety.
  • Helps with daily chores and daily living activities.
  • Develops and maintains an appropriate and healthy relationship with youth.
  • Completes all required paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for teaching, modeling, practicing supporting and articulating the appropriate behaviors for youth.
  • Provide intervention in accordance with approved techniques
  • Participates in all required agency training.

Aurora Plains Academy

Phone: 1-(605)-942-5437

Fax: 1-(605)-942-5438

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $12.00 to $14.00 /hour

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Math Teacher

Posted on: 11/28/2018

Primary objective: Provide educational instruction and a learning environment conducive to meet the educational needs of the residents within the area of specialization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for facilitating active learning experiences within the classroom, Including:
  • Maintain a classroom environment conducive to learning.
  • Design and implement lesson plans for each class or individual student.
  • Actively involved in personal staff development and implementation of new teaching techniques designed for alternative school settings.
  • Responsible for effective and efficient communication.
  • Demonstrate effective communication and social skills with students, staff, therapists, and administration throughout the school day.
  • Review student’s background and communicate with therapists on a regular basis to update school progress, school reviews, or report significant incidents at school.
  • Responsible for accurate and timely educational records.
  • Complete with accuracy and timeliness any required forms and reports such as staffing, daily school reports, student grades, grade books, reviews, behavioral objective charts, educational plans, incident reports, and other forms pertaining to school.

Experience: Must be Highly Qualified in area of expertise, demonstrated by completion of PRAXIS II test of subject knowledge and teaching in reading, writing, mathematics, and other areas of the basic elementary school curriculum.


  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution.
  • Meet professional teacher education requirements of school, district, and state.
  • Single subject teaching credential or certification if teaching a specialized subject.
  • State certification.
  • Highly qualified in area of expertise.
  • Relevant teaching experience.
  • Knowledge of relevant technology.
  • Excellent communication skills; written and oral.
  • Must not have on record a substantiated record of child abuse or neglect.
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To apply for a position download our Employment Application. Send your application and resumes to:

Aurora Plains Academy
C/O HR - Employment
1400 E. 10th Street
SD, Plankinton 57368