Jobs at CFS

Child & Family Services is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving 20+ counties of northern Michigan. We strive to ensure the safety and well-being of children, youth, adults, and families in times of crisis, challenge, and life transition. More at

Child & Family Services does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. Child & Family Services is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Current Job Opportunities:

Pete’s Place Direct Care Worker – Traverse City

Do you have a passion for helping youth succeed? Do you want to help youth in the greater Grand Traverse region? Do you want a job you enjoy going to each day? Do you want to feel good about the work you do? We have the job for you!

Child & Family Services has an immediate opening for a Direct Care Worker at Pete’s Place Youth Shelter. The position is part-time, up to 28 hours per week, with a flexible schedule including midnight shifts. Direct Care Workers report to the Pete’s Place Supervisor. The position requires a high school diploma or equivalent, a background check, acceptable driving record, and MDHHS registry clearance. College education in Human Services field and valid CPR/First Aid certification is preferred. The position offers paid time off, sick time, and an increased hourly wage for holiday shifts.

Pete’s Place is the only voluntary, free youth shelter in northern Lower Michigan. Pete’s Place staff help by providing non-judgmental support to help overcome life’s many challenges. We provide crisis intervention, information and referrals, individual and family counseling, and more.

Direct Care Workers are responsible for providing care, supervision, safety, and support to residents of Pete’s Place Youth Shelter. This includes working rotating shifts, completing resident intakes and discharges, collaborating with resident’s treatment team to complete individual treatment goals, meal delivery, cleaning and maintaining the property, facilitating youth groups as needed, supervising in-house school when necessary, transporting residents to/from school or appointments, and planning and implementing recreational activities for our youth. Direct Care Workers must maintain accurate records and reports, participate in case management and counseling sessions as requested, and attend required meetings.

Please send cover letter and resume to Melissa Ryba, Shelter Supervisor, or in writing to 3785 Veterans Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684. For more information visit

Third Level Crisis Counselor

Do people tell you that you’re a good listener? Do you have a passion for helping others? Do you want to support individuals as they overcome crisis?

Child & Family Services has an immediate opening for a PT Crisis Counselor to serve in its 24-hour Third Level Crisis Unit. The position is up to 28 hours per week with a flexible schedule including midnight shifts.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree in a human service field is required. Experience in crisis intervention preferred. Successful completion of internal crisis intervention training required.

Examples of Duties:

  • Provide crisis intervention, information and referral, and mental health emergency services by telephone, in person, and via text to a 19 county area in Northern Michigan, including service through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
  • Respond to people calling about other Third Level/Child and Family Services programs, including after-hours calls.
  • Conduct lethality assessments on all persons served who may be considered a threat to themselves or others.
  • Dispatch on-call workers for organizations that contract with Third Level for such services.
  • Provide timely and accurate documentation of all work conducted.
  • Participate in the maintenance of Crisis Unit systems and functions.
  • Submit required reports on a timely basis.
  • Represent CFS/Third Level at meetings or events as requested.

Please submit letter of interest and resume to Mickie Jannazzo, Director of Crisis and Youth Services by email to or in writing to 3785 Veterans Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684. For more information, visit

That’s all for now. Please check back regularly for updates!

Interested in completing an internship? Contact Paula Smith, Director of Behavioral Health at or (231) 946-8975 ext. 1002.

Interested in volunteer opportunities? Visit or contact Teri Hedrich, Volunteer Coordinator, at or (231) 946-8975 ext. 1038.