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.


Human Resources Generalist

Posted on: 10/3/2019


Are you ready for a new rewarding career and a $1,000 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 Objective:
Through collaborative efforts provide advice, assistance, and guidance to all human resource functions for the Academy in order to contribute towards company goals and objectives.

Essential Job Functions:

1. Responsible for all human resource activities to include employment, compensation, labor relations, benefits, and training and development.

2. Develops and maintains affirmative action program; assists Corporate with filing EEO-1 reports annually; maintains other records, reports, etc. to ensure compliance with Federal, State and local laws and regulations in addition to licensing and COA requirements.

3. Conducts Human Resources New Employee Orientation training and annual sexual harassment training. May be requested to assist in the development of or assist in management training.

4. Responsible for the administration of company Policy and Procedure and Employee Handbook:

5. Administration of employee leave programs including, but not limited to: FMLA leave, ADA leave, and other paid and non-paid leave of absences to ensure consistency and compliance with company policy and related laws and regulations.

6. Administration of workers compensation and modified work program.

7. Administration of unemployment compensation program.

8. Responsible for employee relations:

9. Creates and maintains job descriptions for all positions within the Academy,

10.Responsible for benefit administration for designated Clinicare Academies and back-up benefit administration for APA:

11. Responsible for payroll administration of designated Clinicare Academy and back-up payroll administrator for APA payroll.

12. Maintains personnel and other files.

13. Administers performance review program.

14. May be responsible for or assist in the recruitment of all exempt and nonexempt personnel, students, and temporary employees, monitors career path program, writes and places advertisements.

15. Maintains Human Resource Information System records and compiles reports from database.

16. Maintains compliance with Federal, State and Local laws concerning employment. Also ensures compliance with licensing and COA requirements.

17. Responsible for attending administrative meetings, management meetings, supervisor meetings, etc. as required by Administration.

Experience:
Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of personnel administration, effective oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Human Resources, Management, or other related field or equivalent combination of education and experience in Human Resources.

Excellent communication skills; verbal, written and interpersonal skills. Must be able to communicate to those with varying degree of abilities and skills.

  • Proficient in technology; especially Microsoft applications: Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, etc.
  • SHRM-CP Certification Preferred.
  • May not have on record a substantiated report of child abuse and neglect.
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Clinical/Family Therapist

Posted on: 10/7/2019



Are you ready for a new rewarding career and a $1,000 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.


Dakota Reach is a new ICF/IDD program located on the Aurora Plains Academy Campus, designed to provide intermediate care for youth with developmental/intellectual delays.


Primary Objective:

Ensure a quality therapeutic program through a multi-disciplinary treatment team approach.

Along with provided clinical services, this role will assist with developing the new program, recruiting and retaining staff, and assist the Director of Operations with implementing the program. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ability to make and document sound clinical judgment regarding the care and treatment of all youth.
  • Develop and conduct specialized group therapy sessions for a cross-section of youth in addressing current and specific treatment needs.
  • Provide weekly individual therapy for each resident assigned. 
  • Provide group therapy for the youth of the assigned unit(s) up to five times weekly. 
  • Assess and provide family therapy as prescribed in the Individual Treatment Plan. 
  • Appropriately identify the need to and request assistance program solving/supervision regarding clinical issues with youth.
  • Through the multi-disciplinary team approach, develop and implement Individual Treatment Plans for each assigned resident in a timely manner and in conjunction with the referring agency, parent/guardian, and child.
  • Coordinate the treatment process of each assigned resident through effective communication with all service areas. 
  • Active involvement in the development and implementation of each resident's Individualized Education Plan.
  • Act as a liaison and maintain professional relationships with placing agencies and families of youth. Identify with each agency and family the frequency is to be no less than twice-monthly basis, and often weekly.
  • Provide quality services to placing agencies by maintaining effective verbal and written communication with the identified frequency and, additionally, in the event of special occasions. 
  • Conduct clinical staffing and treatment plan reviews on at least a quarterly basis for each resident assigned. 
  • Minimum of one hour per week of face-to-face clinical supervision. This supervision includes a review of documentation (Staffing reports, individual treatment plans, discharge summaries, and progress notes), review and discussion of active cases, direct observation of treatment, and adherence to job description expectations. The primary focus of clinical supervision is to ensure that each resident has an individualized treatment plan and is receiving quality care.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Complete paperwork assignments on time. 
  • Chart therapy contact (group, individual, and family therapy, and occasional case management contact) daily. 
  • Provide supervision of youth during, before, and after individual therapy, and in other settings to contribute to the therapeutic milieu.
  • Ensures continued training appropriate to the needs of the population served. 
  • Have a working knowledge of and implement all expectations pertinent to resident care from entities such as South Dakota Licensure Ch. 67. 
  • Be a team member and develop positive and professional relationships with all staff. 
  • Demonstrates and practices the use of abuse risk management strategies and peer to peer abuse prevention to help maintain a safe environment. 

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Must have a Master's Degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or other behavioral science.
  • Must hold current licensure or certification if such is available in the staff member's applicable field of practice. 
  • May not have on record a substantiated report of child abuse or neglect. 

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Title 1 Teacher - Language Arts

Posted on: 7/8/2019


Are you ready for a new rewarding career and a $1,000 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 Objective:

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

Essential Job Function:

  • 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. 
    • Thorough knowledge of the background of each assigned student and continual review of the treatment process. 
    • Ensure up-to-date IEPs are completed for each assigned student. Participate in the IEP process for each 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 process, school reviews, or report significant incidents in 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, point sheets, and other forms pertaining to school. 

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Be punctual for school, meetings, and all necessary reports. 
  • Plan, prepare and implement special educational off-campus outings for residents. Act as a chauffeur to supervise students during outings. 
  • Maintain professional growth by participating in the Staff Development Program.
  • Be a team member and develop positive and professional relationships with all staff. 
  • Ensure a safe and secure environment at all times.
  • Understand and abide by laws and statutes governing child abuse and neglect reporting.

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 basic elementary school curriculum. 

 

Qualifications:

  • 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. 
  • 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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English Teacher

Posted on: 7/8/2019

  


Are you ready for a new rewarding career and a $1,000 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 Objective:

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

Essential Job Function:

  • 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. 
    • Thorough knowledge of the background of each assigned student and continual review of the treatment process. 
    • Ensure up-to-date IEPs are completed for each assigned student. Participate in the IEP process for each 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 process, school reviews, or report significant incidents in 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, point sheets, and other forms pertaining to school. 

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Be punctual for school, meetings, and all necessary reports. 
  • Plan, prepare and implement special educational off-campus outings for residents. Act as a chauffeur to supervise students during outings. 
  • Maintain professional growth by participating in the Staff Development Program.
  • Be a team member and develop positive and professional relationships with all staff. 
  • Ensure a safe and secure environment at all times.
  • Understand and abide by laws and statutes governing child abuse and neglect reporting.

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 basic elementary school curriculum. 

Qualifications:

  • 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. 
  • 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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Shift Supervisor

Posted on: 10/7/2019


Are you ready for a new rewarding career and a $1,000 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.

Shift Supervisor Primary Objective:
Responsible for maintaining a building-wide therapeutic milieu and ensuring the safety and security of all occupants of Aurora Plains Academy.  

Shift Supervisor Essential Job Functions:
1. Responsible for maintaining a safe and secure campus for residents, staff, and visitors.
            a. Ensure all Emergency calls are responded to in a timely manner by, TSS and/or other emergency responders. 
            b. Provide direct crisis intervention in accordance with approved techniques. 
            c. Assist staff in providing proactive interventions. 
2. Ensures adequate staff coverage for all units and TSS department. 
              a. Coordinate off-campus special events, visits, etc. communicate the schedule in a timely manner to staff.
              b. Cover open Shift Supervisor/TSS shifts due to illness, vacation, tardiness, position vacancy or emergencies. 
3. Responsible for maintaining open and current communication between line staff, TSS Department, Unit Managers, Therapists, and Case Managers.
              a. Assist other Shift Supervisors in preparing for daily pre-shift and TSS meeting.  
4. Responsible for on-going staff development. 
              a. Prepare, plan and implement training of staff in program facilitation and techniques. 

Shift Supervisor Non-Essential Functions:
1. Maintain effective and efficient communication with the on-call therapist as needed. 
2. At all times represent Aurora Plains Academy in a positive, professional manner. 
3. Be a team member and develop positive and professional relationships with staff. 
4. Comply with all policies, rules, and regulations established by Aurora Plains Academy as a condition of employment. 
5. Ensure a safe and secure environment at all times. Utilize approved intervention techniques whenever necessary.
6. Understand and abide by laws and statutes governing child abuse and neglect reporting. 

Experience: 
Prefer two (2) or more years of progressive management experience in a social service setting. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Responsible for direct supervision of TSS and indirect supervision of line staff. 

Qualifications:
1. Must be at least 21 years of age. 
2. Knowledgeable in local, state and federal laws, including the South Dakota Department of Social Service and Department of Corrections guidelines. 
3. Proficient in Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. 
4. Excellent communication skills, written and oral. 
5. Excellent supervisory skills; motivates and disciplines employees. Active involvement in the development of personnel and demonstrates strong leadership skills.
6. May not have on record a substantiated report of child abuse and neglect. 

WAGE: $17.00 - $18.00 Per Hour 



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Residential Youth Care Worker

Posted on: 10/7/2019


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Are you ready for a new rewarding career and a $1,000 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.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $14.00 - $15.00 /hour

Aurora Plains Academy
1400 E 10th Street.
Plankinton, SD 57368
Phone: 1-(605)-942-5437
Fax: 1-(605)-942-5438


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Dakota Reach: Residential Youth Care Worker

Posted on: 8/8/2019


Dakota Reach is an exciting new program servicing the needs of area youth with developmental disabilities. 

Are you ready for a new rewarding career and a $1,000 hiring bonus? Then now is the time to join the staff at Dakota REACH!!! We are currently seeking qualified, caring individuals to have a positive impact on the well-being of area youth.


Primary Job Objective for Residential Youth Care Worker: The Residential Youth Care Worker is responsible for supervision and role modeling, providing a consistent, safe, and supportive environment for adolescents with developmental disabilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities for Residential Youth Care Worker:

  • 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.

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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