St. Joseph’s career opportunities

Career Opportunities at St. Joseph's - Join Our Team!

Employment at St. Joseph’s is more than a job — it is life’s great work!

From houseparenting to teaching, there is always work to be done at St. Joseph’s Indian School!

Joining our team requires commitment to excellence, a positive attitude and respect for the Lakota (Sioux) culture. We seek individuals with the following qualities:

  • Extreme dedication
  • Enormous capacity to share and care
  • Team player for betterment of each child
  • Participation and appreciation of Lakota culture and spiritual development
  • Sense of mission in helping others less fortunate
  • Ability to motivate young people to think, respond and learn
  • Good stamina
  • A preference for order

Your interest is appreciated!

Chamberlain employment opportunities

Child Services Staff (Residential Staff)

  1. Single or married
  2. Strong role models
  3. Emotional and physical support
  4. Family-oriented
  5. Two staff members per home (12 students)
  6. 10 month contract
  7. Rotating schedule (six days on/three off)

We welcome all qualified applications and will keep on file for one year.

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Classroom Paraprofessional

Summary of Position:
The Classroom Paraprofessional is responsible for assisting the classroom/special education teachers with the implementation of the general education program, while acting as a contributing member of the school. This is a nonexempt position. Approximately 35 hours per week with no hours during holiday breaks or summer vacation.

Accountability:
Reports to the Student Coordinator

Responsibilities:

  • Conveys clear behavioral expectations to students and monitors compliance.
  • Tutors students individually or in small groups as assigned by classroom teacher or special education teacher.
  • Assists teachers in the classroom and prepares materials for display as scheduled or requested.

Qualifications:

  • High School Degree (preferred) or GED
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In Kind Associate

Summary of Position:
The In Kind Associate is responsible for those activities involved with receiving, storing and transporting parcels received from St. Joseph’s Indian School Benefactors. Required to be on the Saturday rotation. This is a nonexempt position.

Accountability:
Reports to the In Kind Coordinator

Responsibilities:

  1. Opens all parcels and sorts them based on area usage. Ie. student use, campus use, thrift store sales, and mission outreach.
  2. Provides the Development Office with the contents, names and addresses of donors, within five days of receipt of package.
  3. Accounts for and turns in to the Development Office all monies or checks found in parcels.
  4. Prepares excess or unusable merchandise to send to reservations as needed; includes transporting goods to mission sites.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Basic computer skills required
  • Previous retail or customer service training desired
  • Must have the ability to positively portray the mission of St. Joseph’s Indian School
  • Valid Driver’s License
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Associate Native American Studies Teacher

Summary of Position:
The Native American Studies Associate works in conjunction with the Native American Studies Lead promoting Native American Studies across campus and as part of community outreach. Responsibilities include instruction of students, staff development, curriculum development and oversight of off-campus activities.

Accountability:
Reports to the Native American Studies Lead

Responsibilities:

  1. Assists with the development and implementation of a Native American Studies curriculum to be integrated in the school curriculum and across all programmatic aspects of Child Services (Homes, Clinical Services, etc.).
  2. Assists with student instruction for Native American Studies in the school.
    • Conveys clear behavioral expectations to students and monitors compliance in the classroom.
    • Develops lesson plans.
    • Accurately evaluates and records student achievement and progress for reporting to the student parents/guardians, administration and staff servicing the child.
  3. Assists with cultural activities and ceremonies across campus (i.e. Student Cultural Trip, Inipi, etc.).

Qualifications:

  • BA in Native American Studies or other related field
  • Knowledge of Native American culture and traditions
  • Experience working with Native American students
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To apply, please send resume to:
Attn: Mandy McLaughlin
PO Box 776
Chamberlain, SD 57325
Email: Mandy.McLaughlin@stjo.org

Sioux Falls employment opportunities

There are currently no open positions in Sioux Falls at this time.


To apply, please send resume to:
Attn: Mandy McLaughlin
PO Box 776
Chamberlain, SD 57325
Email: Mandy.McLaughlin@stjo.org

St. Joseph’s employee benefits

St. Joseph’s Indian School is fortunate to be seated on the banks of the beautiful Missouri River, located in Chamberlain, South Dakota.

Chamberlain’s population is about 2,350, and we are grateful to be part of a small, caring community. Chamberlain offers a thriving retail community, an excellent school system, hospital and numerous recreation opportunities.

As one of the largest employers in Chamberlain, St. Joseph’s Indian School recognizes its standing in an aggressive job market.

Accordingly, we offer competitive salaries — plus one of the best benefit packages available in the area — beyond benefits required by law. All full-time regular employees are eligible for these benefits.

For your information, the terms we use have the following definitions:

Benefits — Compensatory contributions provided by the employer in addition to regular pay

Eligibility — Applies in general, full-time, regular employees; specific benefits may have specific requirements


Benefits regularly required by law

  • Social Security and Medicare
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) — Employees can take up to 12 weeks off unpaid for a family medical emergency.

Time off with pay

  • Holiday Pay — St. Joseph’s Indian School observes several national and religious holidays each year, as determined by the management team
  • Accrued leave is for year round employees based on years of service
  • Granted leave is for all full time regular employees based on years of service
  • Maternity Leave — Six weeks at 60%; can take an additional six weeks of unpaid leave; employee must have one year of service at time of leave
  • Jury Duty/Court Time — Receive regular pay

Group Insurance Benefits

  • Life and Accidental Death and Disability — 2 times salary for employee; $10,000 for spouse; up to $5000 for child; accidental death double indemnity for employee
  • Voluntary Life
  • Health — Comprehensive medical plans available — Traditional & HDHP with HSA; modest premiums
  • Dental — Modest premiums
  • Vision — Modest premiums
  • Disability — Both long-term and short-term
  • COBRA — Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1985 provides continuous health benefits; follows all Federal Law requirements

Retirement Benefit

  • Pension Plan — Provided through the U.S. Province of the Priests of the Sacred Heart; a noncontributory fund; employee is vested after five years of continuous service
  • TSA — A tax sheltered annuity plan through a payroll deduction is available to interested employees

Other Services

  • Free clinical services — With qualified medical staff for employees and family members
  • Annual physical free
  • Employee Assistant Program (EAP) — counseling service for employees and family members at no cost
  • Recreation/Wellness Center — available to employees and family members
  • Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center — offers 20% employee discount
  • Various activities including Dave Ramsey Financial Fitness, yoga and other groups

Note: Keep in mind the preceding is just an overview.

In addition to its benefits package, we offer an atmosphere of community in which employees and their families are active participants.

Annual employee events include the Christmas party, service awards banquet and staff appreciation breakfasts.

Families are invited to participate in some campus activities and encouraged to take advantage of family hours at the Recreation/Wellness Center.