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The Admissions and Outreach Coordinator (AOC) participates in all aspects of the admissions process for new clients to Spring Lake Ranch.  The AOC positively and professionally promotes Spring Lake Ranch to inquiring and/or visiting clinicians, professionals, potential clients, families, and other visitors.  Shared availability for weekend and afterhours on-call admissions is required.  The AOC role is responsible for routine website maintenance, website optimization, and social media updates.   Additional responsibilities include general marketing, publications (e.g. newsletter, annual report, etc.), assisting with special event planning, committee participation, holiday committee/coverage, mentoring of two clients, rotating/occasional evening and weekend coverage, and periodic med room coverage and medication administration. Orientation and training are provided.

The Admissions and Outreach Coordinator, like all SLR staff, fosters the Mission of Spring Lake Ranch through daily informal/therapeutic interaction with clients.  Though the AOC works primarily with the Director of Admissions, they also work very closely and collaboratively with a variety of other staff to support the recovery process and empowerment of clients and to fulfill the administrative needs of Spring Lake Ranch.

Ideal candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree, a sales or marketing background and experience with website maintenance.  Experience in mental health and/or substance abuse recovery support is preferred.  The AOC position is full time, primarily with day hours (8am-4pm), Mondays- Fridays, and is located at our Cuttingsville, VT location.  Scheduling flexibility to participate in occasional evening, weekend, and holiday coverage as part of the larger staff rotation is necessary. Send resume to



The Maintenance Assistant fulfills the maintenance needs of multiple buildings, vehicles, systems and grounds in our Cuttingsville location.  The position is part of our seven person physical plant and housekeeping staff team, and works closely with a variety of other staff as well.   The position requires general maintenance skills and ability to complete projects involving painting, carpentry, plumbing, plowing, welding and electrical.

Other responsibilities include: friendly and supportive interactions with clients; on-going communication and collaboration Physical Plant Manager and maintenance staff; communication/collaboration with other staff; ensuring safety; maintaining neat/orderly work and storage areas, and occasional attendance of meetings and trainings.  Candidates must desire to work in a therapeutic environment and be excited to have casual contact with clients throughout their work day.  The capacity to work independently as well as with others is very important.  Good interpersonal, communication, teamwork, and empathy skills are essential.  The Maintenance Assistant position is full time, primarily with day hours (8am-4pm), Mondays- Fridays.  On-call rotation with occasional evening and weekend work required. 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.