Employment Opportunities

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Imagine a place where every day you can come to work and know you are making a difference in the lives of children and families. If that’s what you want, then this could be the place for you.

Current Openings

Full time positions, if available, will be listed below:


Job Announcement / Description

General Description:

Full time exempt position. The Kid’s Place Director is responsible for coordinating all trauma-informed efforts associated with The Family Place emergency care, scheduled weekly care, adoption respite and the Starfish Children’s shelter in multiple locations (Hyrum, Logan, Smithfield).  The position supervises and supports Kid’s Place Managers who are responsible for the day-to-day operations at the respective facilities. Duties are approximately 80% administrative and 20% direct services, includes on-site mentoring, training, and/or support to give relief by breaks, and/or filling shifts during difficult situations, i.e. times of stress, filling on-call and shift assignments.

Serves on the Trauma Resiliency Project implementation team. Ensures all staff, children, parents, and caregivers receive trauma-informed services using the Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) framework.

Direct report to the Executive and Associate Directors.

The Family Place is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization striving to achieve its mission of Strengthening Families and Protecting Children in Cache and Rich Counties through 24-hour emergency care, a 24-hour information and referral service, scheduled care, education, and counseling services.

Duties Synopsis: 

Oversees and is ultimately responsible for the coordination, successful implementation, evaluation and continuous quality improvement in Kid’s Place services.  Assures program fidelity, compliance with funding requirements, regulations, program goals, and stakeholder expectations.  Communicates contract and funding requirements to staff, provides training, performs quality control, and reports outcomes.  Mentors, coaches and provides supervision to Kid’s Place managers and staff.  Responsible for regular and appropriate communication, performance feedback, training, opportunities for professional growth, written improvement plans and regular evaluations.


  1. Displays genuine care, responsiveness and sensitivity to staff members, children and parents receiving services.
  2. Develops a highly functioning and competent team.  Increases employee retention through support, self-care, etc. that achieves or exceeds business plan department outcomes.
  3. Implements program measures and demonstrates continuous quality improvement based on parent, staff and stakeholder feedback.
  4. Works together with Kid’s Place team to meet quantitative goals.
  5. Ensures families are receiving outreach and services without delay.
  6. Cultivates trauma-informed services using the ARC framework.  Trauma-informed practices will extend to include staff, families being served, other service providers, agencies, etc.
  7. Provides continued training for staff on ARC, requirements in contract and on The Family Place policies and procedures.
  8. Testing and mentoring is implemented and documented: Staff are qualified and competent, i.e. one-on-one (personal and professional) association, observation and mentoring.
  9. Completes reports in a timely, accurate and professional manner.  Reports will be assembled through an organized method of collecting information on a continual basis.
  10. Implements a personal self-care plan, completing at least one personal/professional growth goal annually.

Duties Checklist:

  1. Ensures staffing, 24-hour coverage and high caliber services (including implementation of National Family Network Standards), in each Kid’s Place location.
  2. Provides and directs trauma-based services for children and caregivers (i.e. parent education component of Kid’s Place services).
  3. Effectively utilizes volunteers. Regularly coordinates and collaborates with Volunteer Coordinator to maintain mutually agreed volunteer services and achieve staffing ratios.
  4. Kid’s Place Monitoring and Evaluation
    1. Administer and/or coordinate contract, grant, and/or stakeholder requirements.
    2. Ensure effective due diligence and compliance.
    3. Determine effectiveness of programs, i.e. develop standards, develop outcome measurements, and conduct program evaluations.
    4. Reporting: quantitative, qualitative, outcome based.
  5. Maintains current, complete, and accurate records in the Starfish software program.
  6. Increases community awareness of Kid’s Place, and The Family Place services by participating in assigned activities.
  7. Collaborates regularly with The Family Place management relating to finances, human resources, program operations, and business plan objectives.
  8. Participates in regular staff and department head meetings, i.e. with the Executive Director, Associate Director, Advancement Director, Education Director, Trauma Resiliency Project Director and Clinical Director.
  9. Provides opportunities to build cohesiveness between staff working in multiple locations.
  10. 10. In conjunction with ARC, writes and implements policies and procedures while maintaining program fidelity.
  11. 11. Proactively seeks ways to offer professional development for staff
  12. 12.Participates in assigned community coalitions, National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) collaborative group, Northern Utah Trauma Resiliency Collaborative, Utah Association of Family Support Center’s Nursery Coordinators meetings, and possible future roles (i.e. Principle Investigator and/or Project Director) in federal grants awards.
  13. 13. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in the human services, social work, or related field, with progressive levels of responsibility, including those at the leadership level.
  2. Bachelor’s degree required in social service or related field.  Master’s degree strongly preferred.
  3. Supervisory experience with strong skills in program development and policy and procedures.
  4. Strong organizational and leadership skills.
  5. Proven ability to work independently, effectively as an individual and part of the team.
  6. Strong ability to represent the interests of the agency, interact effectively with a diverse population with multiple special needs, and be comfortable building successful collaborative relationships with administration, staff, and with community networking and resource building.
  7. Experience working with children and parents who have experienced trauma (child abuse, domestic violence, divorce, etc.).
  8. Pass annual Background Criminal Investigation (BCI).
  9. CPR/First Aid Certification (Adults, Children, and Infants).
  10. Spanish speaking preferred
  11. Food Handler’s Permit.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  1. Proven ability and experience with supervision of staff members, i.e., team building, mentoring, training and conflict resolution skills.
  2. Excellent leadership skills.
  3. Problem solving and communication skills.
  4. Ability to work under stress and handle crisis situations.
  5. Thorough knowledge in positive parenting techniques, child development and behavior management skills.
  6. Knowledge of community resources and referral processes.
  7. Working knowledge of family systems.
  8. Knowledge of child abuse symptoms and their effect on victims.

Wages and Benefits:

Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications. Benefits available.


Please respond by providing a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to The Family Place, P.O. Box 6055 Logan, UT 84341 or gordon@thefamilyplaceutah.org by May 25, 2018 at noon. Open until filled.

Family Therapist – Intergenerational


Part-time (15+ hours) or full-time position. Position needed for expansion of therapy services specializing in intergenerational issues affecting the wellbeing of children and their families, including marriage, parenting, and other cross-generational dynamics.

The ideal therapist for this position will:

  • Be able to articulate their own view of how strong families are built, and the role of the therapist in that process.
  • Be dedicated to strengthening their own family relationships, and to their own self-care and personal growth.
  • Be able to effectively work with our team of therapists and professionals within our organization and community.
  • Be creative, positive, and growth-oriented.

The Family Place is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization striving to achieve its mission of Strengthening Families and Protecting Children in Cache and Rich Counties through 24-hour emergency/respite nursery care, education, and counseling services.

Duties Synopsis:

Provide family, marriage, individual, and group therapy and complete associated documentation and reports.  Contribute creatively and proactively in shaping future growth of The Family Place Clinical Department. Position reports directly to The Family Place Clinical Director.


  1. Conduct services in a manner consistent with The Family Place mission and in compliance with regulatory requirements.
  2. Provide family, marriage, individual, and/or group therapy, including clinical assessment, treatment planning and review, crisis intervention, case management, discharge planning, and referral.
  3. Focus therapy interventions on building stronger families; base interventions on application of EBPs; insure interventions are trauma-informed.
  4. Participate in The Family Place Trauma Resiliency Project by helping ensure that all families receive trauma-informed services.
  5. Interact effectively with other therapists, agency staff and volunteers, and community partners.
  6. Assist with program development by proactively contributing ideas for program growth, sustainability, and improvement, and completing tasks necessary for expansion.
  7. May supervise interns and/or staff seeking licensure, if qualified.
  8. Coordinate work with Clinical Director, Clinical Supervisor, and other agency administrators, and complete work assignments as required.
  9. Attend required meetings to coordinate services and maintain strong relationships.
  10. Develop and follow a self-care plan, complete at least one personal/professional growth goal annually, proactively seek to learn and obtain training, and attend required trainings.
  11. Meet standards established for making the position and program sustainable and for insuring high quality of services, including proactively seeking feedback and self-improvement.
  12. Travel to locations as required.
  13. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree and independent or provisional license in Marriage and Family Therapy or related clinical field. Two years of experience post- independent licensure preferred.
  2. Experience working with families (i.e., couples, adolescents, children).
  3. Experience working with individuals that have experienced trauma; ability to provide trauma-informed care.
  4. Bilingual (Spanish and English) and bicultural preferred.
  5. Experience in crisis intervention and counseling.
  6. Pass annual Background Criminal Investigation.
  7. First Aid/CPR certification; Food Handler’s Permit
  8. Own transportation.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  1. Ability to work effectively interpersonally; problem solving, communication, leadership skills.
  2. Knowledge of family systems theory and marriage and family therapy approaches.
  3. Understanding of and commitment to providing trauma-informed care.
  4. Ability to work under stress and handle crisis situations.
  5. Ability to maintain self-care, particularly under stress.
  6. Knowledge of therapy approaches for children and adolescents; experience with play and sand-tray therapy preferred.
  7. Knowledge of positive parenting techniques and child management skills.
  8. Knowledge of community resources and referral process.
  9. Experience facilitating group therapy sessions.
  10. Knowledge of child abuse symptoms and their effect on victims.
  11. Experience with clinical supervision a plus.


$18.46 to $25.00 hourly rate, or equivalent salary for full-time, based on experience and licensure. Benefits including health insurance, vacation, and sick leave, with full-time position (30+ hours per week). Application pending for National Healthcare Service Corps loan repayment program.

To Apply:

Please respond by providing a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to The Family Place, P.O. Box 6055, Logan, UT, 84341, or to reece@thefamilyplaceutah.org by May 10, 2018. Open until filled.

Part time positions, if available, will be listed below:

The Family Place is always accepting applications. If you are interested in joining our efforts to build stronger families in Cache Valley, fill out the application below and bring it by.


Unpaid internships are available for experience and school credit.
To apply email resume to intern@utahfamilyplace.org.