Company Culture

A large family working towards the same goal

At Sesdac we have a company culture that fosters independent thinking, flexible schedules, the latest in technology, and great benefits (for those eligible). At Sesdac you are part of a large family all working towards the same goal…providing support for people with disabilities.

Testimonials from some of our employees…

What they don’t tell you when you apply…

My brother is a person supported at Sesdac and I am so grateful for the time and energy that the staff put in here to help encourage him to be successfully independent while still being there to offer him assistance when he needs it. I am so happy that he also gets to be involved with the community here in Vermillion and the opportunity to ...
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Cheyenne Fahlberg
Support Employment Specialist & Family Member
My brother is a person supported at Sesdac and I am so grateful for the time and energy that the staff put in here to help encourage him to be successfully independent while still being there to offer him assistance when he needs it. I am so happy that he also gets to be involved with the community here in Vermillion and the opportunity to partake in Special Olympics.
Cheyenne Fahlberg
Cheyenne Fahlberg
Support Employment Specialist & Family Member
I love that Sesdac provides the opportunity for growth within the company and within yourself. Being able to support the people and see the smile on their face is the best feeling in the world.
Lindsey Albert
Assistant Director of Service
I love that Sesdac provides the opportunity for growth within the company and within yourself. Being able to support the people and see the smile on their face is the best feeling in the world.
Lindsey Albert, Assistant Director of Service
Lindsey Albert
Assistant Director of Service
At Sesdac, I have the opportunity to support people with disabilities with their daily lives. I’ve built strong bonds that make my job enjoyable and exciting, an aspect that is hard to find in other workplaces.
Alex G.
Direct Support Professional
At Sesdac, I have the opportunity to support people with disabilities with their daily lives. I’ve built strong bonds that make my job enjoyable and exciting, an aspect that is hard to find in other workplaces.
Alex G., Direct Support Professional
Alex G.
Direct Support Professional
This job is incredibly rewarding. Knowing you are helping someone and seeing their faces of gratitude makes this all worth it. You are not a DSP because of the pay. You are a DSP because you love the people you support every day. You are a DSP because you love the feeling of supporting these people. You are a DSP because it makes you a better person.

Testimonials from family members, board members and the community:

My sister Mattie is a person with disabilities, and the delight of my family. We cherish her. Mattie recently moved to Vermillion and our biggest concern was if Vermillion had the facilities and personnel to help Mattie as she had excellent support in her hometown in Minnesota. We met with Sesdac staff many times, learning about the organization and their capabilities. I am happy to ...
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Samantha O’Kelley
Board Member & Family Member
My sister Mattie is a person with disabilities, and the delight of my family. We cherish her. Mattie recently moved to Vermillion and our biggest concern was if Vermillion had the facilities and personnel to help Mattie as she had excellent support in her hometown in Minnesota. We met with Sesdac staff many times, learning about the organization and their capabilities. I am happy to say that Mattie is now a happy client of Sesdac, is gainfully employed downtown Vermillion, and I have joined the board.
Samantha O’Kelley
Samantha O’Kelley
Board Member & Family Member
Something I look forward to every year is the SESDAC Golf Tournament. As a Board member and volunteer I get the opportunity to work side by side with people supported by SESDAC at this tournament. It is a great way to really get to know someone and share in their enthusiasm.
Deborah Christensen
VCDC
Something I look forward to every year is the SESDAC Golf Tournament.  As a Board member and volunteer I get the opportunity to work side by side with people supported by SESDAC at this tournament.  It is a great way to really get to know someone and share in their enthusiasm.
Deborah Christensen,  VCDC
Deborah Christensen
VCDC
By helping people to be involved in the life of the community, Sesdac fulfills the goal of supporting the highest level of independence possible for the people they serve. Our students learn the true meaning of participation through communication as a result of our partnership with Sesdac. The benefits of developing this relationship extend from my students to the people supported,...
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Elizabeth K. Hanson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Associate Professor
Dept of Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of South Dakota
By helping people to be involved in the life of the community, Sesdac fulfills the goal of supporting the highest level of independence possible for the people they serve.  Our students learn the true meaning of participation through communication as a result of our partnership with Sesdac. The benefits of developing this relationship extend from my students to the people supported, Sesdac staff, and the greater community.
Elizabeth K. Hanson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Associate Professor
Elizabeth K. Hanson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Associate Professor
Dept of Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of South Dakota
As an employer and community healthcare provider for all, Sanford Vermillion Medical Center advocates for people with disabilities to live their best life, assisting them with full community integration, building friendships, colleagues and family.
Veronica Schmidt, Senior Director
Sanford Vermillion Medical Center
As an employer and community healthcare provider for all, Sanford Vermillion Medical Center advocates for people with disabilities to live their best life, assisting them with full community integration, building friendships, colleagues and family.
Veronica Schmidt, Senior Director
Veronica Schmidt, Senior Director
Sanford Vermillion Medical Center

Mission Statement

“Building community resources to create a person centered life.”

Vision

“All people are valued community members.”

Values

At Sesdac, Inc., we believe in a world of dignity, opportunity and community inclusion for all people. It is the philosophy of Sesdac that people served by Sesdac are first and foremost, people with abilities. We believe that all people are capable of full participation in their community of choice when provided services and/or supports appropriate to their needs. It is the goal of Sesdac to encourage each person served, to fully exercise his or her personal preference and power each day, and as direct support professionals, to ensure that people with developmental disabilities lead lives of dignity and quality.

Join Us and Make a Difference

If you’re interested in working with Sesdac and becoming a part of our mission to support individuals with disabilities, we welcome your enthusiasm and commitment. Joining Sesdac means joining a community of compassionate individuals dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of those we serve.

We’re always on the lookout for individuals who share our passion for creating inclusive and empowering environments for people with disabilities. Whether you’re interested in direct care roles, administrative positions, or other areas of expertise, Sesdac offers a diverse range of career opportunities, competitive pay, and great benefits.

Join us at Sesdac, and together, we can continue to build a more inclusive and supportive community for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Your dedication can make a significant difference in the lives of those we serve.

We asked a few people supported “What do you like about Sesdac?”

The people and staff.
Ashton
The people and staff.
The people and staff. - Ashton
Ashton
Getting to watch movies with friends.
Donnie
Getting to watch movies with friends.
Getting to watch movies with friends. – Donnie
Donnie
Sesdac makes our lives better and keeps me out of trouble!
Kyle
Sesdac makes our lives better and keeps me out of trouble!
Sesdac makes our lives better and keeps me out of trouble! – Kyle
Kyle
I get to design my own room.
Shawna
I get to design my own room.
I get to design my own room. – Shawna
Shawna
I like the staff, they are friendly people.
Dayton
I like the staff, they are friendly people.
I like the staff, they are friendly people. – Dayton
Dayton