Do good.
Feel good.

Working at Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan means having a career that positively impacts your own community. Whether you’re looking for a full-time position, an internship program, or a volunteer opportunity, CFS is constantly seeking individuals committed to making northern Michigan a safer and healthier community for children and their families.

We understand that every one of our team members plays a critical role at our agency. That's why we've worked so hard to create a workplace that attracts and retains a diverse group of passionate, committed and talented individuals. 


Thanks to a competitive benefits package and an emphasis on work/life balance, we're able to provide opportunities for our employees to meet their personal and professional needs while contributing to an incredibly important cause.


For us, it's not just a job, it's a mission.

Pete's Place

We are Pete's Place. We are a safe place and sanctuary for kids who have been kicked out, run away, or have no safe place to go. We serve homeless youth. Whether they are couch surfing, out on the streets, or just abandon. Our mission: "To ensure the safety and well-being of those we serve in times of crisis, challenge, and life transition." We offer a safe place and support to these young teens.

You should consider us for employment if you are looking for a place to be of service to our community and to the at-risk youth who live in our community.

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Safe Haven

Safe Haven provides safety and security to children and at-risk parents in situations of domestic violence and high conflict. The program provides supervised visits for parents who require supervision due to legal decisions and provides a safe place for custodial parents to exchange children without having to interact with each other. It also provides education and support services. If you are looking for a career that makes a direct impact on families and children in our community, has a flexible schedule, and puts people first - consider becoming a Safe Haven monitor.

Family Support Worker

Sharing. Caring. Making a difference. Are these your goals? Join the staff at Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan and turn these goals into actions that support our most vulnerable. In your job as a Family Support Worker, you will have a flexible work schedule and work with families of origin, foster families, and children to support loving and appropriate interactions with the primary goal of reunifying families. This will include transporting children to services, supervising parenting time, writing progress reports on visitations, providing resources, and more. Qualifications include experience in a child-related or similar field; reliable transportation and a clean driving record; as well as proficient writing and oral communication skills. If this sounds like you, apply today!

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AmeriCorps Member

CFS is recruiting full-time (40 hours per week) AmeriCorps VISTA members for a one-year term of service. Individuals serving with VISTA – Volunteers in Service to America – receive a modest living stipend over their 365-day term, paid time-off, and earn a scholarship upon successful completion that can be used towards eligible student loans or current post-secondary education expenses. 
VISTAs support the “behind the scenes” work being done at CFS by helping the organization with capacity building activities – marketing, fundraising, data collection, creating or updating systems and tools, communications, building or strengthening partnerships, expanding current CFS programs, and more! Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, VISTAs will tele-serve until CFS offices safely re-open, at which time in-person service will resume. CFS will ensure candidates have the tools and training necessary to serve virtually from home.


Many employees describe our work environment as an extended family - supportive and there for each other when they need it, at work and in life. CFS understands that while working to empower our clients, self-care is vital. Just a few examples of this include:




Our committee is comprised of volunteer staff members that plan events throughout the year, including potlucks, holidays parties, and self-care days.




Full-time staff members are provided 20 paid days per calendar year, 12 agency holidays, 4 personal days per year, as well as generous a sick time policy.




Some financial assistance is available for those pursuing graduate degrees.



Every employee is eligible to receive up to three behavioral health sessions per year. 




“As an employee of CFS, I can honestly attest to a positive work environment. Not only are co-workers helpful and encouraging, but sympathetic to each others personal needs, strengths, and flaws. When expressing frustrations or let-downs, we are immediately picked back up. To feel accepted and respected is a true gift. On top of all of this - these people - this wonderful organization of friends, family, and community are constantly working to understand the complications others face and to work towards healing. It gives me hope that we are truly in this thing together."


—  Autumn, Safe Haven