Dakota Family Services is a group of compassionate, practiced experts providing outpatient care for children, adolescents, and adults with behavioral health concerns. As a community-based mental health organization, Dakota Family Services provides multi-disciplinary outpatient behavioral health services.



Dakota Family Services cultivates a culture of purpose, caring, and learning. The accepting and compassionate work environment unites employees around a common mission.

Staff are encouraged to learn new things, share new ideas, and explore alternatives. The warm, collaborative, and inviting work environment supports teamwork, trust, and positive relationships. Our behavioral health providers continue to professionally flourish as they work alongside a group of compassionate, practiced experts providing outpatient care for children and adolescents with complex behavioral health issues.

Career Opportunities

Child Psychologist—Fargo or Minot, ND

Dakota Family Services and Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch are partnering to recruit a Clinical Child Psychologist to our North Dakota campuses.  This is a rare opportunity to be a pivotal team member in an outpatient setting and a child and adolescent residential setting, helping the most troubled, complicated, and amazing kids by providing best-in-class psychological care.

The Child Psychologist serves as a key team member in a growing, progressive outpatient practice and in a residential facility that provides safe, quality treatment and care of children and adolescents.  The Clinical Child Psychologist specializes in the treatment of children and their families by providing diagnostic assessments, psychological testing, and psychotherapy to clients ages 2-18 with varying emotional, behavioral, and neurodevelopmental differences and traumas. The Licensed Psychologist possesses knowledge and understanding of normal pediatric and adolescent growth and brain development as well as experience with pediatric and adolescent mental health diagnoses and a variety of treatment milieu and psychological tests. Experience with ADHD, developmental delays, mood disorders, complex psychiatric and neuropsychiatric conditions, and trauma-informed care is preferred. Understanding of the ecological, biological, genetic, and developmental factors that promote health across the lifespan is preferred.

The Psychologists at Dakota Family Services/Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch are especially relied upon by many local medical and mental health organizations for comprehensive psychological evaluations assessing for developmental differences, autism spectrum disorder, and attention difficulties, as well as learning and emotional concerns.

Must hold a Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited program and have a current license to practice Clinical or Counseling Psychology in North Dakota or be eligible for licensure.  An attractive compensation and benefit package is provided, as well as full administrative, scheduling and billing support for the practice. 

Join our team in either Fargo or Minot, ND where outdoor opportunities abound, families and economies thrive, and the people are truly North Dakota nice.  Have the chance to shape this growing practice while changing the lives of others and enjoying yours. 


Outpatient Therapist—Fargo

Dakota Family Services is expanding services for children and adolescents, and looking for the most highly skilled and caring Therapists and Counselors to join the DFS family.  

Therapists receive mentorship and support from our practiced experts, as well as advise and guide the development of others. Dakota Family Services' therapists appreciate working in an organization that believes you must take care of yourself mentally, physically, and spiritually to help others become their best selves. The ideal applicant must have a passion for providing care for children and adolescents with complex behavioral health issues, be devoted to promoting the needs of youth and families, and advocate for resources to ensure clients achieve success. 

Licensure and Education Requirements:

Must be licensed as a LPCC, LCSW, or LMSW in North Dakota, or be able to obtain licensure in North Dakota. Masters or doctorate degree required.  


Why Dakota Family Services?

Our Culture of Learning
Continue your professional development through mentoring and support from our practiced experts. Share your expertise by advising and guiding the development of others.

Our Culture of Caring
Take comfort in working in a faith-based organization that believes employees must take care of themselves and be able to help others become their best selves. Work flexible, daytime clinic hours (Mon-Fri). Paid time off accrual begins immediately.

Our Culture of Purpose
The ideal applicant must have a passion for providing care for children and adolescents with complex behavioral health issues, be devoted to promoting the needs of youth and families, and be willing to advocate for resources to ensure success is achieved.

Benefits Package
Dakota Family Services offers a great benefits package including generous paid time off and paid holidays, as well as medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance coverages. Employees participate in the cost of premiums and have the option of purchasing additional coverage for dependents. Retirement Savings Plan (401K) includes a 100% employer match up to 5%.

Voluntary benefits include: vision coverage, short-term disability insurance, and term life insurance. You may also participate in a Section 125 Health Care/Dependent Care Reimbursement plan.