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The Hutton Settlement prides itself in providing quality residential care. This quality is the direct result of the fine men and women caring for our children and youth on a daily basis. Hutton’s mission to nurture, educate and prepare children in need is accomplished through these passionate, experienced employees who have committed their time and energy for the benefit of others.


The Hutton Settlement seeks service-minded individuals and couples to join our excellent team to work within the homes and campus, practicing and modeling servant leadership. Our employees come from a variety of experiences, educational backgrounds and family situations. This diversity is our strength, and makes for a rich and effective work environment. Although our roles and backgrounds may vary, as employees we are united in the cause of modeling and teaching the values of a strong work ethic, academic achievement, compassionate service and effective personal and community leadership for our children.

Full-time employees receive a monthly salary and an extensive benefit package including:


  • Medical, dental and life insurance
  • 401(K) retirement plan
  • 10 days paid vacation after first year (15 days after 5 years)
  • 6 paid holidays and 2 “personal” days
  • Personal educational and training fund
  • Group membership at local YMCA health club
  • Room and board on our beautiful 319 acre campus (for designated positions)


Whether you work directly with the children in a cottage or provide a supportive role, your knowledge, experience and passion can be shared to make a difference in the life of a child!

Therapist/Case Manager

Position: Therapist/Case Manager

Definition:  In accordance with the Hutton Settlement values, mission and vision, provides behavioral health services and case management to children in residence and their families.


  • Provision of intake, including behavioral health screenings and assessments to determine treatment needs.
  • Diagnosis utilizing the most current DSM format.
  • Service planning utilizing trauma and attachment-based goals.
  • Provision of behavioral health services to child clients. Refer to appropriate services as needed.
  • Provision of related case-management services (coordination of referral, family, educational, medical, legal, etc.).
  • Provision of houseparent and biological family support, within the Circle of Security model, and in direct relationship to the child/youth client’s needs.
  • Manage resident pathway and team response during behavioral challenges and crisis.
  • Coordinate discharge process as directed by supervisor.
  • Model and encourage open, direct, and professional communication among agency personnel and community partners.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of, and sensitivity to, the cultural and socio-economic characteristics of child clients and familial supports.
  • Maintain verbal/written confidential communication.
  • Document performed duties.
  • Participate in weekly supervision.
  • Participate in agency meetings and trainings.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

  • Must be licensed as a mental health therapist or social worker within Washington state and have a license in good standing.
  • Must have a master’s degree in counseling, social work, psychology, or related field.
  • Preferably, 2-5 years experience in provision of assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and crisis support in working with children and families served by the child welfare system.
  • Preferably trained in the Circle of Security model, or at a minimum can demonstrate training in attachment and trauma-based need.
  • Ability to communicate in clear, professional, and supportive manners across all settings and maintain a collaborative work environment.


Salary: $48,000

To apply, please provide a cover letter, resume and three references to Jessica Laughery, Director of Community Relations and Communication at

Relief Houseparent Couple

Definition: In accordance with the Hutton Settlement values, mission and vision, serves as a team-based parental figure within a cottage family unit. Provides a nurturing environment and supportive relationships for children in residence.


Schedule: Full-time (8 days on, 3 days off)




• Responsible for the development of resonant relationships with each assigned child, exercising major responsibility for the development of earned security and social-emotional growth through attachment-based parenting methods. Counsels children to alleviate and address personal and family difficulties.

• Participates in Circle of Security parent consultations and related development practices for personal awareness and growth

• Promotes a sense of belonging for children in care through active participation in campus and community engagement activities.

• Teaches and encourages assigned children in the development of good habits and values through the implementation of a balanced cottage program, including clear expectations and approved discipline according to the agency discipline policy and primary houseparents’ cottage plan.

• Plans, supervises, and participates in the daily activities of cottage children including social/ leisure time, recreation, chores, school, and spiritual activities.

• Teaches health principles, and monitors and directs children’s personal hygiene. Prepares balanced, nutritional meals for assigned children.

• Monitors children’s medical and dental needs to include documentation of medication given. Assists with attendance at children’s counseling, medical, or dental sessions as needed.



• Assists with the planning and implementation of weekly menu plan.

• Implements housekeeping program as defined by the primary houseparents, with the assistance of age appropriate children for the development of a healthy work ethic and responsibility. Maintains standards of cottage cleanliness daily.

• Promotes sense of community contribution with children in care through assistance with maintaining the exterior grounds around the cottage and within determined areas of responsibility on campus.

• Assists with inventories and inspects entire cottage regularly, reporting all deficiencies to the Campus Director for replacement or repair. Conducts monthly fire drills.

• Organizes, encourages, assists, and supervises children’s educational activities within the cottage. Supports children in finding and expressing their gifts. Refers assigned children for remedial education as needed.

• Serves as a member of the houseparent team to assist with cottage decision-making and promote clear, consistent communication.

• Maintains healthy, supportive relationships and connections with children’s family and professional staff.

• Participates in staff conferences, in-service training programs, case meetings of children, and unit meetings as directed.

• Additional duties as determined by supervisor.


Minimum Qualifications:

• High school diploma or equivalent degree. College degree preferred.

• Two years of experience working or living with children and/or families.

• Willingness to live full-time in an intentional community setting.


Salary: $60,000/year (Combined Couple Compensation)

To apply, please provide a cover letter, resume and three references to Jessica Laughery, Director of Community Relations and Communication at





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