Teton Youth and Family Services employs approximately 70 people. Benefits of employment include challenging, meaningful work, a positive work environment with great staff, and good experience and training for professional development (the most common reason for employees leaving is to go to graduate school). Full-time employees receive health and dental insurance and paid vacation.


POSITION: PROGRAM COORDINATOR FOR JACKSON HOLE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Seasonal March – September

Responsibilities

The Program Coordinator is the primary supervisor and contact person for the Jackson Hole Leadership Program.  Responsibilities include:

  • Administrative tasks, including maintaining correspondence with participant families and community members via phone and email to assist in providing program information, coordination of tasks, answering questions, confirming enrollments, etc.
  • Hiring and training, including promoting JHLP and contacting appropriate applicants, verifying references, and completing interviews.  The Program Coordinator is also responsible for training staff members in necessary hard and soft skills, including safety considerations, wilderness skills, conflict resolution, and experiential facilitation, among others. 
  • Staff supervisorThe Program Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that JHLP programs are being carried out safely, effectively, and in alignment with programmatic goals.  This includes supporting and supervising staff members as necessary and also acting as a resource if unexpected issues, questions, or concerns arise.
  • On-call person.  In the instance that a staff member is unable to carry out his or her responsibilities, the Program Coordinator must be available to act as a substitute for that person.  He or she may also provide added supervision and support for staff members during programming should the need arise. 

Ideal Candidates will be:

  • At least 21 years of age and CPR/First-Aid certified at minimum.
  • Passionate about and experienced in working with young people in the outdoors.
  • Comfortable leading activities independently for groups of up to 16 children.
  • Able to maintain supervision and evaluate risk in a given moment in order to ensure participants’ safety during all activities.

Skills / Background Required

  • A genuine passion for working with young people from a range of backgrounds to promote growth, reflection, and empowerment.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and ability to educate others in principles and practices of experiential education, including: facilitation techniques, group assessment and adaptation, activity selection and progression, and processing / debriefing.
  • Ability to be self-motivated and active in ensuring that all necessary tasks are completed in a given day with considerable autonomy.  The Program Coordinator reports to the Director of the VanVleck House, Teton Youth and Family Services.
  • Attention to detail in completing logistical / administrative tasks, including regular phone and email correspondence with participant families and local partners, creation of program documents and other marketing materials, program registration including collection of materials and payment, and general ability to manage numerous responsibilities at once.
  • Spanish language skills preferred, but not required.

For more information or to apply please contact:

Jeremy Silcox at 307-733-6440, jsilcox@tyfs.org

POSITION: PROGRAM FACILITATOR FOR JACKSON HOLE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Seasonal: Mid May-August

Responsibilities: The Program Facilitator works as a part of a team leading experiential activities in the outdoors. Program facilitators create fun and meaningful summer activities that build leadership, self-confidence, social skills, and positive decision-making. Activities include; team building; ropes course; flatwater canoeing; day hiking and car camping.

Ideal candidates will be:

  • At least 21 years of age and CPR/First-Aid certified at minimum. WFR is a plus.
  • Passionate about and experienced in working with young people in the outdoors.
  • Comfortable leading activities independently for groups of up to 16 children.
  • Able to maintain supervision and evaluate risk in a given moment in order to ensure participants’ safety during all activities.
  • Spanish language skills are a plus!

We are seeking both part- and full-time staff members, seasonal June – August.

Working for JHLP provides a great atmosphere, dynamic coworkers, competitive pay, and other post-summer opportunities available within the organization.

For more information or to apply please contact:

Jeremy Silcox at 307-733-6440, jsilcox@tyfs.org

POSITION: YOUTH COUNSELOR

Are you looking for a job that will positively impact your life? Teton Youth & Family Services is seeking a dynamic individual to join our Youth Counselor Staff. This position provides the opportunity to work in an active and challenging environment while helping youth to find their way to more fulfilling and constructive lives.

Position responsibilities:  Youth Counselors are responsible for the daily care and supervision of our residents, building therapeutic relationships with our clients and creating a safe and predictable environment. Creating this environment requires establishing healthy boundaries, reinforcing choices and behaviors through the use of natural and logical consequences, helping residents develop internal self-control by highlighting new growth and change as well as engaging in enriching activities. Youth Counselors work in shifts up to 16 hours, including overnights. Could include leading wilderness trips.

Qualifications: High School Diploma, preferably Bachelor’s Degree, patient, a good listener, energetic, and self-assured.

To apply: Please email resume to mhansen@tyfs.org or call 307-733-6440.


Red Top Meadows

POSITION: OVERNIGHT STAFF at Red Top Meadows

Are you looking for a job that will positively impact your life? Teton Youth & Family Services is seeking a dynamic individual to join our Youth Counselor Staff as a dedicated night staff member. This position provides the opportunity to work in an active and challenging environment while helping youth to find their way to more fulfilling and constructive lives.

Position responsibilities: The Overnight staff shall assume responsibility to ensure security at Red Top Meadows during the nighttime hours. This requires making frequent bed checks, remaining alert at all times, complete assigned minor maintenance or housekeeping responsibilities along with meal prep, and lastly help students start their day positively by maintaining a pleasant, caring attitude, and a calm, respectful environment.

Qualifications: High School Diploma, preferably Bachelor’s Degree, patient, a good listener, energetic, and self-assured.

To apply: Please email resume to mhansen@tyfs.org or call 307-733-6440.

POSITION: Special Education Paraprofessional

Are you looking for a job that will positively impact your life? Teton Youth & Family Services is seeking a dynamic individual to join our Youth Counselor Staff as a dedicated night staff member. This position provides the opportunity to work in an active and challenging environment while helping youth to find their way to more fulfilling and constructive lives.

Position responsibilities: Promote the educational, social, and behavioral development of students.  Assist students in class and with transitions to and from school, between classes, and between activities.  Maintain a dialogue with the teachers, therapists and childcare staff regarding the students’ academic and behavioral progress and difficulties.  Be open to the counsel of other members of the Red Top Meadows community and maintain a collaborative spirit in an effort to best meet the needs of the students.

Assist in the implementation of Individual Education Programs (IEPs) and monitoring of student progress.  Maintain an awareness of student special needs.  Working with the special education teacher, classroom teachers, and childcare/classroom aides coordinate the daily delivery of special education services.  Share any concerns related to the educational, social, and behavioral development of students with the special education and classroom teachers to refine the targeted instructional program. 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree, patient, a good listener, energetic, and self-assured.

To apply: Please email resume to mhansen@tyfs.org or call 307-733-6440. For more information about Teton Youth & Family Services please visit our website at https://tetonyouthandfamilyservices.org/


For more information or to send us a resume, visit the Contact Us page.

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