House Advisor/Crew Leader

Job Type

Full Time




1169 Spring Lake Road
United States


Spring Lake Ranch is a therapeutic community for adults with mental health and substance abuse challenges. The heart of the community experience is people sharing their lives, struggles, achievements, hopes and dreams with each other in authentic, non-judgmental, and deeply respectful ways.

House Advisors live and work alongside residents, leading the wide variety of tasks that keep the Ranch running through every season of the year: care of the farm animals, working in the garden, bringing in hay, shoveling snow, chopping wood, pressing apple cider, building furniture, producing maple syrup, clearing trails, and helping with the ongoing tasks of cooking, cleaning, sewing, and repairing. They plan and participate in a variety of fun activities and trips which continually enrich our community life. House Advisors serve as mentors to residents in their recovery of esteem, direction, and well-being.

Join us to gain experience in outdoor work, support the strengths and resiliency of others, make friendships that will last a lifetime, and see yourself grow and develop in a supportive vibrant community. Join us in the beautiful Green Mountains, work hard and learn much. Be part of a dynamic therapeutic community by living and working at Spring Lake Ranch!

Compensation is based on a full-time work week at $10.50/hour, private accommodation within a Ranch residence, all meals, health and dental insurance, paid vacation and sick time, and use of Ranch facilities, including laundry, linen service, wood shop, auto shop, pottery studio, and lake front with private dock and canoes.House Advisors make an initial commitment of six months to one year and many apply to stay longer.


hourly wage, housing, meals, insurances, access to Ranch facilities including studio, gym, and lakefront

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To begin the application process, email a resume to: Spring Lake Ranch accepts resumes/applications throughout the year and contacts interested candidates when positions become available. Our application process starts with a phone interview. The second step is a 48 hour visit to our community. If we both decide to continue the process, we check references. Employment offers are made contingent upon a clean background check that includes a pre-employment drug screen.