Explore a Career with the South Dakota State Government

Explore a Career with the South Dakota State Government

Behavior Analyst/Behavior Therapist

Redfield, SD
Job ID: 17493

Agency: Department of Human Services - SD Developmental Center

Location: Redfield

Salary: $55,666.08 annually

Pay Grade: GK

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

This is a full-time position with the Department of Human Services, SD Developmental Center. For more information on the Department of Human Services, SD Developmental Center, please visit http://dhs.sd.gov .

The Behavior Therapist provides individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, behavior management, functional behavioral analysis, psychological testing reports, annual psychology reviews, and other psychological services to people supported, ages ranging from young adults to older adults with developmental disabilities. The Behavior Therapist provides professional services to ensure that development, direction, revision, and approval of behavioral programs are taking place in the best interest of the person being supported. Behavior Therapists also work with an interdisciplinary treatment team to monitor programs and services offered to their caseload by keeping close contact with people supported and staff, providing feedback to staff, and attending any professional consultations and special team meetings.

This position is exempt from the Civil Service Act.

Licenses and Certifications:

Must have at least a Bachelor's degree with a Master's degree preferred and background in psychology, sociology, counseling, and proven history of supervision/leadership. Certification as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) is preferred. Experience in providing sex offender treatment helpful.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • in-patient psychology practices and procedures;
  • treatment interventions;
  • psychological theory and practices;
  • mental health practices;
  • diagnosis and treatment of mental illness;
  • effects of medication on behavior;
  • psychopathology;
  • administer and interpret psychological tests;
  • implement effective behavioral treatment programs;
  • conduct individual, group, and family therapy;
  • communicate effectively with treatment team.


Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment. Successful applicant(s) will undergo an abuse and neglect screening. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a drug screening.

The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.

The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/. This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

Must apply online: https://sodakprod-lm01.cloud.infor.com:1443/lmghr/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=FQS

Y ou must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.

South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources

Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email: careers@state.sd.us


" An Equal Opportunity Employer"

Behavior Analyst/Behavior Therapist