Human Resource Representative (Current Employee) – Minot, ND – December 8, 2017
Coming to work at the Ranch is one of the best decisions I've made in my 36 years of working! The mission, vision, and culture of the organization are lived by the staff daily. My role is to support the staff that are dealing directly with our residents. In other words, I try to make their job easier since they often deal with high risk children in stressful situations. When presented with challenges, my manager and department VP are always encouraging, understanding, and provide direction for growth. I consider myself quite fortunate and look forward to going to work each day.
Highly discounted meals, excellent benefit package, immediate PTO accrual and availability for usage
Youth Care Worker (Current Employee) – Minot, ND – August 2, 2017
Working with the kids is great, and co-workers are also great. Turn over is very high, which sometimes makes it easy to move up. Have to be able to handle high stress situations, and be physically fit.
Youth Care Worker (Current Employee) – Fargo, ND – July 17, 2017
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch has a fun, active environment that is dedicated to helping children. This is a great place to gain experience and they are willing to work around your scheduling needs. The hardest part of the job is seeing the situation that children come from. It is rather rewarding to see the changes that occur throughout the child's stay. This is the place to work if you want to make a difference and challenge yourself.
Currnet Youth Care Worker(Direct Care Staff) (Current Employee) – Fargo, ND – May 27, 2017
I worked with children from around the state and some out of state children. The hardest part of my job would be helping the kids that don't want help. The most enjoyable part of my job would be seeing the kids that discharge from our facility and then contact us letting us know how they are doing and what we did that helped them succeed.
Free meals, paid offsites ie movies and thunder road.
The Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a great place to start if you're interested in social services and mental health. The typical day as an Residential Treatment Advisor was facilitating the residents schedule, and maintaining a safe environment.
stressful at times, there is some potential for physical harm, burnout
A typical work day at the ranch is openly discussing the educational plan for the students that we help that have been abused and/or maybe just less fortunate, providing those kids with a sense of success showing them that its more to life and that someone out there cares. Couldn't have been blessed to work with such a good group of people and enjoy the service that we provide to others.Hardest part about this job is getting to know the kids and when its time for them to leave and having to say good-bye.
Gained valuable experience relevant to my degree while in college. Pay is good for full time student, but not for a life long job. Management is fair...not always supportive. Co workers were great. Challenging clients, really enhance patients.