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Human Resources Director

The Human Resources Director (HRD) works collaboratively with a variety of other staff to fulfill the human resource needs of Spring Lake Ranch and contributes to the optimal therapeutic functioning of the Ranch Community through on-going staff and organizational support.  Like all SLR staff, The HRD fosters the Mission of Spring Lake Ranch through daily informal/therapeutic interaction with clients and completes responsibilities in support of the recovery process and empowerment of SLR clients.

The HRD oversees all new employee hiring processes including job description revision, recruitment/advertising, candidate communication, scheduling visits/interviews, chairing hiring committees, making offers, personnel documentation, and orientation.  The Human Resources Director positively and professionally represents Spring Lake Ranch to candidates, interns, volunteers, professionals, and other visitors.  Other responsibilities include: employee performance evaluations; orientation and training; employee mentorship and guidance; serving on the Management, Policy, Risk Management and other committees; job descriptions; insurance benefit administration; employee assistance program; risk management; employment law and licensing regulation compliance. 

Ideal candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree.  A minimum of two years human resources experience is required.  Experience in non-profit human resources and/or social service HR is preferred.  The HRD position is full time, primarily with day hours (8am-4pm), Mondays- Fridays, and divides time between our Rutland and Cuttingsville, VT locations.  Send resume to



The Nurse oversees and facilitates the health care needs of clients of Spring Lake Ranch Cuttingsville program under the direction of the Clinical Director and Consulting Psychiatrist.  Responsible for:  nursing assessments, assisting psychiatrist, pharmacy liaison, staff training, on-call support, scheduling appointments, medication administration and compliance with state licensing regulations.This is a full time position of 40 hours per week with benefits; typically scheduled Mondays- Fridays 8a-4p. Vermont RN license required. 

Along with fulfilling the above responsibilities, candidates must desire to work in a therapeutic environment and be excited to have casual/informal contact with clients throughout their shift.  Orientation and training are provided. Previous experience in mental health and/or substance abuse recovery and ability to collaborate closely and communicate frequently with other the Spring Lake Ranch staff are essential.  Good interpersonal, communication, teamwork, and empathy skills are essential.  Send resume to



Substitute/per diem staff maintain a presence at our therapeutic home in Rutland; provide general support to clients; supervise meals and chores; provide transportation when appropriate; administer medications; support daily living skills; communicate client and household needs to other staff; and engage clients in casual conversation and activities.  Substitute staff are called when needed and may accept or decline according to their availability and interest. Shifts available include weekdays, evenings, weekends, and (asleep) overnights.

Along with fulfilling the above responsibilities, candidates must desire to work in a therapeutic environment and be excited to have casual/informal contact with clients throughout their shift.  Previous experience in some type of caregiving or therapeutic environment is required.  Orientation and training is provided. Good interpersonal, communication, teamwork, and empathy skills are essential.  Send resume to



Spring Lake Ranch is a therapeutic community for adults with mental health and substance abuse disorders, whom we call residents. The heart of the community experience is people sharing their lives, struggles, achievements, hopes and dreams with each other in authentic, non-judgmental, and deeply respectful ways. House Advisors live and work alongside residents, leading the wide variety of tasks that keep the Ranch running through every season of the year: care of the farm animals, working in the garden, bringing in hay, shoveling snow, chopping wood, pressing apple cider, cutting ice from the lake, building furniture, producing maple syrup, clearing trails, and helping with the ongoing tasks of cooking, cleaning, sewing, and repairing. They plan and participate in a variety of fun activities and trips which continually enrich our community life. House Advisors serve as mentors to residents in their recovery of esteem, direction, and well-being.

Join us to gain experience in outdoor work, support the strengths and resiliency of others, make friendships that will last a lifetime, and see yourself grow and develop in a supportive vibrant community. Join us in the beautiful Green Mountains, work hard and learn much. Be part of a dynamic therapeutic community by living and working at Spring Lake Ranch!

Benefits include $309/week pay, private accommodation within a Ranch residence, all meals, health and dental insurance, two weeks\' paid vacation and sick time in the first year, educational opportunities, and use of all Ranch facilities, including laundry, linen service, woodshop, auto shop, pottery studio, computers, and lake front with private dock and canoes. House Advisors make an initial commitment of six months to one year and many apply to stay longer.

To begin the application process, email a resume to Human Resources: A 48-hour visit to the Ranch is required, usually preceded by a phone interview. The Ranch offers a rolling application and visit/interview process, and often hires months in advance for future openings.