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Child & Family Services is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, clients, and stakeholders free from discrimination or harassment.

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.

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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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YouthWork Openings

YouthWork is a unique nonprofit program designed to strengthen young people and their communities through service. YouthWork provides vulnerable young adults ages 15-35 with hands-on experience while they earn a living stipend, scholarships, and 21st century job skills. YouthWork AmeriCorps members complete conservation, climate intervention, and skilled trades projects for nonprofit and public partners across Michigan. YouthWork crews plant trees, build trails, remove invasive species, restore historic structures, improve parks, protect habitats and waterways, and learn how to use tools and work together as a team.

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CFS is continually recruiting counseling candidates to help meet the ever increasing need for behavioral health services in our area. We contract with licensed clinicians through a fee split to offer a wide range of services for a diverse population including children, adolescents, adults, couples and families experiencing mental health issues, communication challenges, or family conflict. Clinicians will likely be working with clients who have trauma histories, including children and families involved in the Child Welfare and Legal systems. CFS provides supervision and training opportunities for clinicians, flexible schedules, and many ways to support clients mental health and other needs. We have locations in Traverse City and Harbor Springs and provide Telehealth services to clients living anywhere in the State of Michigan. 


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

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