Working at the Village

Since 1969, the Utah Youth Village has proudly served Utah as the largest provider of programs and services that heal and elevate lives using proven family solutions. We seek to attract and retain engaged and dynamic individuals committed to helping the Village’s five divisions accomplish our mission and greatly improve the lives of the youth and families we serve. Our organization is well known and respected as one of Utah’s longest-serving and most impactful nonprofits.

The Village offers exciting, challenging, and rewarding careers to those who seek opportunities to grow and succeed while also making a positive impact in our community. The Village provides a generous benefits package that includes a variety of medical and dental plans, retirement, tuition assistance, wellness benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and a fun and supportive team environment to grow and thrive in.

If you are looking to advance your career in a fast-paced environment with continued growth opportunities and a chance to change countless lives for the better, we invite you to apply below.

Family Teachers

The Family Teachers, a married couple, will provide youth ages 5-12 or 13-18 with a caring environment in which to grow and learn; model and teach social skills, self-help skills, academic skills, and independent living skills; foster the moral development of youth; administer the day-to-day operations of a large family residence; supervise and work with other professional Family Teachers in carrying out responsibilities, and maintain the confidentiality of youth and program information. The Family Teachers live full-time in the group home they manage. They are provided a private living area to sleep, shower, and spend time when they are not on duty and to receive personal visitors.  Food, entertainment, household items, supplies, and utilities will be paid for by Utah Youth Village. Starting Salary: $57,000 per couple.
Must be at least 21 years old to apply

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Associate Family Teachers

The Associate Family Teacher will provide youth ages 5-12 or 13-18 with a safe and secure environment in which to grow and learn; model and teach social skills, self-help skills, academic skills, and independent living skills; foster the moral development of youth; administer the day-to-day operations of a large family residence; supervise and work with Family Teachers and other professionals in carrying out responsibilities; and maintain confidentiality of youth and program information. The Associate Family Teacher will serve as primary relief for the Family Teacher Couple and complete tasks as assigned by the couple in order to provide said relief and assistance.
Starting Hourly Pay: $15.00
Must be at least 21 years old to apply

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Youth Mentor

The Youth Mentor will meet with a youth once or twice a week to provide positive support to a youth on a variety of issues as well as help the youth develop stronger independent living and social skills. The youth population will be ages 4-18, and most of them will have been involved in one of Utah Youth Village’s other programs. Youth Mentors will work with 1-4 youth at a time, depending on their availability. This position is part-time and flexible around the Youth Mentor’s and the youth’s schedule. A Youth Mentor must have a high school diploma or equivalent. This position provides excellent paid work experience for students or others looking for a way to get into the Social Work field. Starting Hourly Pay: $13.70

Must be at least 21 years old to apply
For more information, interested applicants should contact Mentoring Coordinator Jenny Swensen at jswensen@youthvillage.org

Families First Specialist

The Families First program operates statewide. To be considered for potential openings in your area, please send your resume and any questions to the Families First Director, Wayne Arner, at warner@youthvillage.org.

The Families First Specialist will provide intensive in-home behavioral teaching to families who are dealing with severe behavioral problems and have been referred by DCFS, the Juvenile Court System, and other contracted agencies. The Families First Specialist will use the principles of the Teaching Family Model to teach families, parents, and children skills to help alleviate the stressors in the home. Each Specialist is expected to work with at least 18 families per year, managing a caseload of 2-5 families at a time. Home environments may range from wealthy to impoverished families with a range of cleanliness issues and behavior problems. Utah Youth Village will provide detailed training and 24-hour on-the-job support. Spanish Speakers are particularly needed and will be given special consideration. Starting Salary: $31,000 Negotiable BOE
Must be at least 21 years old to apply


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