May 19, 2024

Job Description

Counselor Position at Dakota Psychological Services 

Join Our Team as a Counselor at Dakota Psychological Services in Sioux Falls, SD!

Dakota Psychological Services LLC is a Forensic practice in Sioux Falls, SD, that opened in 2004. We at Dakota Psychological Services deeply value the importance of working with individuals in the criminal justice system, recognizing that each person has the potential for growth and transformation. We believe in the power of rehabilitation, understanding that individuals can pave new paths for themselves with the right support, treatment, and resources, contributing positively to our community and society. Dakota Psychological Services is seeking a dedicated and experienced counselor to join our team in providing top-quality mental health services. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual and group counseling sessions to clients with adult males under the supervision of the Department of Corrections or Probation. 
  • Conduct pre-release assessments on clients being released on parole.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date client records in accordance with ethical and legal standards.
  • Participate in weekly case staffing. 
  • Stay current on the latest research and best practices in the field of mental health counseling through ongoing professional development.


  • A master’s degree in counseling, social work, psychology, or a related field from an accredited institution.
  • Licensure as a counselor (LPC, LMHC, LCSW, or equivalent) in the state of South Dakota. 
  • Strong clinical skills and knowledge of evidence-based therapeutic techniques.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to establish rapport with clients and work effectively with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and adhere to professional ethics and standards of practice.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and a positive attitude when faced with challenges or changes in the work environment.
  • Experience working within the prison or with adults and juveniles involved in the criminal justice system is a bonus but not required.

Why Choose Dakota Psychological Services:

Joining Dakota Psychological Services means becoming part of a supportive and collaborative team dedicated to providing high-quality mental health care to the Sioux Falls community. As a counselor at our practice, you will have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and families by helping them navigate through challenging times and develop healthier coping strategies.

At Dakota Psychological Services, we value professional growth and development, offering opportunities for ongoing training and supervision to enhance your counseling skills and expand your knowledge in the field. Our practice also promotes a healthy work-life balance and prioritizes the well-being of our staff, recognizing that self-care is essential for providing effective care to others. The position is a 4-day work week, however, you can work 5 and you also manage your schedule. We offer an excellent retirement package, and health insurance is also available. Salary and benefits will be discussed via interview. 

Apply Now:

If you are a dedicated and compassionate counselor looking to make a difference in the field of mental health, we invite you to apply for the counselor position at Dakota Psychological Services in Sioux Falls, SD. Join our team and be part of a supportive and dynamic work environment where your skills and expertise are valued and respected.

Take the next step in your counseling career with Dakota Psychological Services. We look forward to welcoming you to our team!