Kentucky United Methodist Homes, Jobs, Careers, Youth Care worker, food service worker, community outreach

Updated 02/06/2017



A Youth Care Worker provides nurturing, therapeutic support and supervisionof our children and youth throughout the course of all daily activities and responsibilities.

We are currently hiring for both full-time, part-time and substitute positions.

The responsibilities of this position include:

  • 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 Requirements

  • 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).

To find out more, read the full job description.

To Apply:

Choose an option below:

Careerbuilder: Versailles or Owensboro

Email: Send your resume and application to

Mail:  Send your resume and application to:

Attn: Tracy Donovan
Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 749 
Versailles, KY 40383




We are a non-profit agency of the Kentucky United Methodist Church with over 140 years of service to children and families with histories of abuse, neglect and family trauma that has resulted in emotional or behavioral challenges in the children. We have a variety of programs both residential and community based. With two campuses and over 110 employees, we work as a unified, supportive team to meet the needs of our clients.  Our goal is to help our clients find healing and build a brighter future through professional therapeutic interventions. We are interested in expanding our services to include Community Mental Health Services and are seeking a qualified candidate to build and lead this program as the Community Outreach Coordinator.

About The Position

The Community Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for developing a broad-based community mental health services program for individuals and families in the Owensboro/Daviess County area.   Programs will be developed to meet the unique needs of the community.  Experience in developing programs from the ground up is a plus.  Prior utilization of evidence-based practices preferred.  This position is responsible for hiring and supervising additional therapists as programs grow and will be a member of the Mary Kendall Leadership Team.

Education and Experience Required

  • Master’s Degree in a Human Relations field.
  • Experience in individual, group and family therapy.
  • Be currently licensed or eligible for independent licensure in Kentucky meeting the criteria for Medicaid and private insurance reimbursement.


  • Mission-driven with a passion for caring for families and children.
  • Able to build collaborative networks with other established service providers (i.e. school system; Department for Community Based Services; judicial system, etc.) to meet community needs.
  • Works well in a team environment.
  • Able to self-motivate, work well under pressure and handle several projects at once.
  • Possess excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

To Apply: 

Email: Send your resume and cover letter to

Mail: Send your resume and cover letter to:

Attn: Marie Hicks
Human Resources Office
201 Phillips Court
Owensboro, KY 42303




We are seeking qualified candidates for Permanent Part-Time Weekend Youth Counselors for the Independent Living Program in Lexington for all shifts. Youth Counselors provide direct care and supervision for the youth. Dependable, self-motivated persons are highly desired.  Must be 21 years of age.  Minimum qualifications include Bachelor’s Degree in a human services field or high school diploma or GED with 1 year experience working with at-risk youth or other social services field, a valid Kentucky Driver's License andmust submit to extensive background.

To find out more, read our job descriptions.

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