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Psychiatric Admissions Officer(Job Id 15582)

Job ID: 15582
Agency: Department of Social Services/South Dakota Human Services Center/Admissions
Location: Yankton
Salary: Depending on Experience
Pay Grade: GK
Closing Date: Open Until Filled 
This is a full-time position with the Department Social Services at the South Dakota Human Services Center, Yankton, SD. For more information on Department of Social Services/South Dakota Human Services Center, please visit
The South Dakota Human Services Center (HSC), Yankton, is seeking a Psychiatric Admissions Officer. HSC is an inpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency hospital serving acute, psychiatric rehabilitation, geriatric, and adolescent patients.
Successful candidates will have a master’s degree in a human service-related field. The Psychiatric Admission Officer supervises the Admissions Department to ensure the commitment, admission, and release of patients to and from a psychiatric hospital ensure patients’ rights are respected and to ensure compliance with state rules and regulations along with hospital policy and procedure.
This position primarily works Monday through Friday 8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m. 
The Ideal Candidate Will Have: 
Successful candidate must possess a master’s degree in a human service-related field. 
Knowledge of:
  • the principles and practices of mental illness and the laws, policies, and procedures pertaining to the rights of the patients;
  • hospital of admissions procedures;
  • chemical dependency and mental illness diagnose and disease processes;
  • community resources;
  • office procedures;
  • effective methods of supervision.
Ability to: 
  • interpret laws and policies;
  • maintain confidentiality;
  • communicate legal information clearly and concisely;
  • effectively plan and organize;
  • develop, motivate, and provide leadership to staff; 
  • establish and maintain good relationships with staff, agencies, and patients.
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 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 This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344
"An Equal Opportunity Employer"