Your Impact is Life Changing.

Find your new job at Black Hills Works.


a job that can literally change someone’s life.

For 65 years, Black Hills Works has created opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Black Hills.

The people we support are at the center of our agency and the choices that impact their lives.  More than 600 people are supported by providing homes, employment, recreation, and a vibrant social community.

8th Largest

Non-Government Employer in Rapid City1

Best Nonprofit

Voted Best of the Black Hills in 2020 & 2021


Employees that work at Black Hills Works


Employees that provide direct care


Housing units that the people we serve call home

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Unconventional jobs that are full of potential.

  • Direct Support Professional (DSP)
  • Behavioral Health
  • Custodial Services
  • Administration & Support

Direct Support Professional A Job With Purpose

Direct support professionals (DSP) are at the heart of what we do at Black Hills Works. As a DSP you will help adults with disabilities live, work, and play.

Not Your Typical 9-5

Not Your Typical 9-5

As a DSP you will work at a residence, job location, and within the community, helping the people we support achieve their goals and overcome various challenges they face. It’s a job that is intimate and transformational for both you and the people you support.              

DSPs now have the opportunity to work three, 12-hour shifts including one weekend shift. This gives the opportunity to have a great work life balance. With only working three days per week, you will have 208 scheduled days off for the year!

Team Based Work Environment

Team Based Work Environment

You are a vital part of a team that creates opportunity for the people we support to live, work, and play. All areas of Black Hills Works collaborate to ensure you have the resources you need to be successful.

A Stable Job that Fits Your Life

A Stable Job that Fits Your Life

With so many positions, shifts, and work environments, you can find the right fit for you and your work-life balance. 

Turn Your Job into a Career

Turn Your Job into a Career

On-the-job training, leadership development, certifications, and credentialing programs are offered to build your skills and income potential. You can find the right path for you to grow as a professional and make Black Hills Works your career. We invest in you and your future! 

Supportive and Inclusive Company Culture

Supportive and Inclusive Company Culture

We have a diverse, ambitious workforce that is passionate about changing the lives of the people with disabilities we support. You are our most valued resource. We are committed to providing you the training you need to do your job successfully.

Direct Support Professionals A Day in the Life

A Job With Benefits

Our commitment to serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities starts with our commitment to support and invest in you.

  • Financial Security

    We offer competitive wages and other tools to help you strengthen and grow your financial security.

    • Competitive compensation
    • 401k retirement savings with employer match
    • Pay on demand services
  • Work Life

    Strong personal relationships, comradery, and support are at the core of our team-based work environment.

    • Generous time off
    • Flexible schedules
    • Casual dress code
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • State-of-the-art fitness center
    • Team-oriented social events
    • Cell phone discounts with Verizon and AT&T
  • Health

    Affordable health benefits and planning tools for life's unexpected challenges are available.

  • Career

    We provide the opportunity to invest in yourself to enhance your skills as an employee so you can grow in your career. 

    • On-the-job training
    • Leadership development
    • Nationally recognized certification and credentialing programs
    • Established career paths
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Public Service Loan Forgiveness - PSLF

Find a Life Changing Job at Black Hills Works.

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Employee Experiences

  • Sheila
  • Reanne
  • Gina
  • Lanaya
  • Lea
  • Kenzie
  • Alondra
  • Sheila

    Behavioral Health Technician -  “A person supported in the Behavioral Health program was just so happy…so smiley and excited! It was the best feeling and I knew this is where I need to be. You know you are making a difference! The training you receive and the team you’ll be working with are phenomenal!"

  • Reanne

    Direct Support Professional - "I am now able to complete projects in one shift. With increased time spent at work during my scheduled days I am able to better follow through with commitments. I can also better support the people living in my building as they have more consistence throughout the day." 

  • Gina

    Internal Support Coordinator - "The people that we support at Black Hills Works are AWESOME! They are the reason we come to work every day. The emotions, memories and moments that you create, you can’t get anywhere else. You make a difference every day. There’s no place like it in the world, give it a chance…you won’t regret it!”

  • Lanaya

    Direct Support Professional - "I love my extra days off. I have been much more productive, motivated and involved in the workplace. My teamwork and communication with my co-workers has improved, and I usually look forward to going to work now that I have more time to recharge." 

  • Lea

    Direct Support Professional (Day Services) - "I value the relationships I have made with the people and staff that I have worked with. I also like the day is ever the same. For me, the best part is having the ability to support people in the community, and seing them build connections and friendships while volunteering, experiencing and exploring the world around them."

  • Kenzie

    Direct Support Professional - "I have never felt so welcomed into a new job in my life! I can't believe I didn't make the transition sooner, as I truly have been missing out on what work life has to offer. I am both impressed and extremely grateful to have been placed at such a wonderful residential facility. My co-workers and frontline leader put so much effort into personalizing the day to day of each individual supported, and have made sure I felt as if I belonged from day one. I will forever praise the atmosphere BHW has provided to me and for making me excited to go to work for the first time in my life!" 

  • Alondra

    Direct Support Professional - "Everyone is always putting in team effort doing the best they can with the people supported, their families and everyone involved with BHW, including staff." 

  • Sheila
  • Reanne
  • Gina
  • Lanaya
  • Lea
  • Kenzie
  • Alondra

Employee Work Life

Black Hills Works Our Why

“We exist so that people with disabilities and those that support them live a meaningful life full of joy and everyday experiences.”

Brad Saathoff
Black Hills Works

Careers at Black Hills Works