Mental Health Therapist – Dakota Boys & Girls Ranch


Fargo, ND

Dakota Family Services is a community-based mental health clinic serving children, adolescents, and adults across the state of North Dakota. Our team has a passion for community mental health, by using a multi-disciplinary, evidence-based approach as we walk alongside our patients and help them create better lives. Our team provides fully present care to our patients through honest and open communication to meet their individual needs.


We are seeking an experienced and dedicated Therapist as we expand our outpatient clinic in Fargo, ND

Get to know Dakota Family Services:   

Starting wage: 52,000-70,0000 DOE

What you will do: You have a passion for and experience in providing care for children and adolescents grades K-12, with complex mental and behavioral health issues including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, depression, autism, bipolar disorder, and trauma. You are a dedicated team member who is devoted to promoting the needs of youth and families and advocating for resources to ensure success is achieved.


We walk alongside our clients during their mental health journeys, and we advocate for our clients by connecting them with resources they need to accomplish their mental health goals

  • Provide evidence-based services to help clients meet their treatment goals.
  • Conduct therapy, groups, and family therapy when clinically indicated.
  • Provide client diagnosis as appropriate, utilizing the DSM-V, seeking consultation with psychology or psychiatry providers as individuated for coordination of care.


Our team provides fully present care to our clients that meets their individual needs. We provide honest and open communication and focus on our client’s best interests.

  • Assure, through communication and documentation of services, care and treatment to those served are coordinated to maintain a continuous integration of services.
  • Advocate for the youth and family through attendance at permanency planning meetings, Core Teams, Clinical Team meetings, Care Conference reviews, IEP meetings, etc.


We provide high-quality education and resources for those who suffer from mental illness, or care for those who do.

  • Modifies treatment approach depending on the response of the client to ensure therapeutic services that will best benefit the client.
  • Assure continuous integration of services through effective and timely communication and documentation of services with persons involved in client’s care.

Minimum qualifications/education:

  • Must be licensed as an LPCC, LCSW, or LMSW in North Dakota, or be able to obtain licensure in North Dakota.
  • Masters or doctorate degree required.
  • Must have an insurable driving record to be able to drive agency vehicles.

Benefits: As we support treatments that care for others, we also work to care for our team member’s professional, personal growth and well-being. We know that benefits are important. If you have questions ahead of time, please, ask, and one of our HR Ranchers would be happy to discuss.

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan with 100% employer match up to 5%
  • Medical and Dental Insurance. Employees participate in the cost of premiums and have the option of purchasing additional coverage for dependents
  • Health Savings Account with a $125/month employer contribution if enrolled in the Ranch’s Medical plan
  • Employer-Paid Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability Insurance policies
  • Employee Assistance Program through LifeWorks
  • Generous Paid Time Off (accrual based on hours worked)
  • 7 paid holidays each year
  • Dependent Care Flex Spending Account
  • Voluntary Vision Insurance, Short-Term Disability, and Term Life Insurance
  • 20% discount on items at all Ranch Thrift Store locations
  • STAR leadership program
  • Free meals at the cafeteria while on shift