Youth Care Associate

Website Kentucky United Methodist Children's Homes

Non-Profit Residential Home for youth ages 12-17

Change a life, every single day.  The Kentucky United Methodist Children’s Homes (KyUMH) is seeking passionate, mission driven individuals interested in life-changing work. Our goal is to help our clients find healing and build a brighter future through professional therapeutic interventions. We believe every child is a person of worth, entitled to God’s gift of wholeness of life.

Are you a person with a passion to care for youth, encourage hope and advance their healing?  If you say “Yes,” we would welcome the opportunity to talk with you about joining our team of mission driven women and men providing direct care services and supervision for youth to ensure their healing in our Residential Treatment and Independent Living programs.

We embrace the philosophy of the Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni and seeks staff who embody these characteristics of Humble, Hungry and Smart.

KyUMH will provide you with . . .

·       Full pay while you train and learn about our youth counseling (advocacy, care) programs

·       Employee Assistance Program

·       Affordable benefits for full time – health,dental, vision, vacation, retirement and more

·       A regular schedule that will help you plan your life and meet your needs

·       Opportunities in the greater Lexington or Owensboro area for gaining and expanding your professional skills.

‍KyUMH is an Equal Opportunity Employer

KyUMH is committed to maintaining a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Location:  Nicholasville, KY

Compensation:  $15 – $16/hr based on experience and education

Department:  Treatment

Primary Shift:  Day or Night Shifts Available

Summary of function:

A Youth Care Associate 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 both full-time and substitute positions.

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).

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