Youth Care Worker

February 13, 2020

The Kentucky United Methodist Children's Homes is seeking compassionate individuals to work as Youth Care staff in our child-caring treatment facility setting. We provide treatment for youth aged 12-17. A Youth Care Worker provides nurturing, therapeutic support and supervision of our children and youth throughout the course of all daily activities and responsibilities. We are currently hiring for full-time, part-time and substitute positions at our Nicholasville and Owensboro campuses.

ORGANIZATIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching appropriate behavior. Acting as a positive role model (i.e. appropriate language, dress and social skills). Creating and participating in recreational activities. Supporting treatment plan implementation. Providing knowledge to improve life skills. Assuming responsibility for a variety of campus activities, including but not limited to: driving a campus vehicle, transporting clients, preparing clients for visits, clothing or supply shopping. Willing and capable of physically managing children when they are a danger to themselves or others (training will be provided). Encouraging a safe and healthy lifestyle (i.e. meal preparation, routine chore supervision, laundry, minor maintenance or cleaning tasks).

JOB SPECIFICATIONS: Minimum qualifications include a High School Diploma or GED. A valid Kentucky Driver’s License. Must submit to extensive background investigations. Must submit to drug test. Must be able to perform Safe Crisis Management skills (training provided). Must be trained in CPR/First Aid (training provided). Please send a letter of interest and resume to as well as filling out our online application here:

Contact: Marie Hicks

Location: Kentucky United Methodist Children's Homes

Address: 1115 Ashgrove Road Nicholasville KY 40356

Phone: 8595233001