[Being] employed at Alpine Academy--with teachers, therapists, administrators and associates whose focus every day is to help youth BE BETTER in life--has added a value to my daily routine that I didn't know I was missing… It is refreshing and exactly what I was searching for. - Alpine Academy Employee
Being part of a family is a necessary part of growing up. So, the teenagers on our campuses live in homes with consistent adults (YOU!) to support them in day to day activities. Some of these supportive adults live in the home, and some of them come in for shifts but the culture within the home is meant to feel like a family.
The students we serve are ages 12-18 and have generally been referred by their parents. They experience a range of behavioral, emotional, and mental health challenges from eating disorders to Oppositional Defiance Disorder. In general, youth have experienced multiple types of treatment or help in the past, but have been referred to Alpine Academy due to a need for increased level of care or as a step down from a higher level. Youth range in their motivation level, but in general, thrive and allow their individual personalities and talents to show as they are given opportunities to develop self-worth, relationships with positive adults, leadership development, self-determination, and to explore their identity and interests in a safe, fun, and supportive setting.
We have two beautiful rural campuses that sit at the base of the mountain in the Tooele Valley. It is a 40 minute drive west of Salt Lake City along the gorgeous scenic route of I-80 along the shore of the Great Salt Lake. Among other amenities, each campus has several family-style homes in which the youth reside, a school, therapeutic center, and recreation facility.
We use an evidence-based model called the Teaching Family Model to provide treatment to youth who are away from their homes and families for various reasons. Research reports the best place for children and youth to learn is in the home environment in a family setting with adults they trust. Alpine Academy focuses on providing a comprehensive treatment environment where students can thrive and treatment providers are empowered to help them accomplish their goals. Treatment teams include Associate Family Teachers, Family Teachers, Therapists, Academic Teachers, Behavioral Specialists, Nutritionists, Healthcare Providers, and more.
The State of Utah requires this position is fulfilled by a legally married couple. Both individuals are fully employed with benefits and salaries. Additional Utah State licensing restrictions apply.
Starting salary is $40,000 per person plus generous benefits:
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