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Updated 7/16/2019

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 an individual of worth, entitled to God's gift of wholeness of life.

To Apply for Listed Positions:

Email: Send your letter of interest, resume and application to

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Human Resources Office
1115 Ashgrove Road
Nicholasville, KY 40356



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 and must submit to extensive background.

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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 both full-time, part-time and substitute positions.

Job 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 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.

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Careerbuilder: Nicholasville or Owensboro

Email: Send your resume and application to

Mail: Send your resume and application to:

Human Resources Office
1115 Ashgrove Road
Nicholasville, KY 40356



We currently have a position open for Clinical Therapist. Qualifications include a Master’s degree from an accredited university in Social Work, Clinical/Counseling Psychology, Counseling, or related field. The position summary and duties and responsibilities are listed below. Please note that this is not an inclusive list of duties and responsibilities.

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Clinical Director, the Clinical Therapist provides assessment, evaluation, and clinical counseling services for youth and young adults with mental health, substance use and emotional/behavioral disorders in an outpatient and community based setting.

Qualifications and Responsibilities

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must have a valid Kentucky driver's license
  • Prior experience in substance use disorders and mental health treatment for adolescants and young adults.
  • Must have a Master's degree from an accredited university in Social Work, Cinical/Counseling Psychology, Counseling, or related field.
  • Successful completion of a thorough background check.
  • Must maintain agency standards in CPR, and First Aid Training
  • Candidates must be independently licensed. Licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Psychologist, Psychological Associate. The candidate must possess knowledge of the specific requirements of his/her licensing body including supervision requirements. Clinical staff are required to access supervision as required by their individual licensing boards (in KY).
  • Must stay current with the CEU’s (continuing education units) of the respective field.
  • Must maintain licensure or certification as active and in good standing.

Therapists will exhibit skill in the following:

1.) Therapists will exhibit skill in assessment as necessary to develop a comprehensive multidimensional assessment/history that includes issues that are a focus of treatment.

2.) Therapists will exhibit knowledge of DSM 5 diagnostic criteria utilized for the purpose of identifying mental health and substance abuse concerns in youth and young adults in this setting.

3.) Therapists will exhibit skill in treatment planning that is focused on client strengths and needs as identified in the assessment process with the client. Treatment planning will define goals and objectives that are individualized to client needs with updates to reflect any change in treatment focus.

4.) Therapists will exhibit skill in delivery of treatment services that reflect needs of client as determined through assessment and treatment planning.

On-Call Responsibilities

1. Remain physically available to respond to crises as dictated by agency policy.
2. Be available by phone after hours; be no more than one hour from assigned county(s) at any point during on-call.
3. Assure completion of Incident Reports as required.
4. Notify Program Director or direct supervisor according to procedure.

If you are interested, please submit your letter of interest and resume’ to Jennifer Hamilton/Human Resources at