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  • Owensboro, KY
  • Phone:: 859-873-0835

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Youth Care Worker

The Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth • Owensboro, KY

Posted 2 hours ago

Job Snapshot

Travel - Negligible
Degree - High School
Not for Profit - Charitable, Other Great Industries, Social Services
Health Care, Nonprofit - Social Services, Other
Relocation - No


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Job Description


Youth Care Workers

Attention those who want to make a difference!  Want to give hope to children who had a painful start in life?  Ready to build confidence in youth that have none?  The Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth can answer the call. 

We are a Christian service agency annually serving over 1600 youth from all counties in Kentucky with histories of abuse, neglect, abandonment or family distress. We believe that every person is an individual of worth, entitled to God's gift of wholeness of life. The work we do provides professional counseling to young people to help them heal and create a brighter future for themselves.

We currently have a need for qualified candidates for Substitute (PRN) and Full-Time Youth Care Worker positions for second and third shifts and weekends.  Dependable, self-motivated persons are highly desired.  Must be 21 years of age.

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.

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).

To find out more, read the full job description.

Youth Care Workers

Job Requirements

Youth Care Workers

Minimum qualifications include:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Valid Kentucky Driver’s License and must submit to extensive background investigations.
  • Must be able to perform Safe Crisis Management skills. Will train.
  • Must be CPR/First Aid Certified - will train. 

We are looking forward to hearing from you! 

CareerBuilder Related Terms: youth care worker, youth, mental health, counselor, behavioral health, social worker, adolescence, teen

Job ID: MK YCW 101416
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Youth Care Worker

Owensboro, KY