Kentucky United Methodist Home, Jobs, Volunteers, Fair

Updated 10/16/2018

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

Mail:Send your resume and application to:

Human Resources Office
1115 Ashgrove Road
Nicholasville, KY 40356



The Kentucky United Methodist Children’s Homes (KyUMH) is seeking a passionate, mission-driven, creative individual to develop, coordinate and execute our strategic marketing and communications efforts. This position is a member of the Advancement team and responsible for designing creative print, web, social media and email communications and managing our public relations and marketing. This position works with the Vice President for Advancement and staff to advance fundraising and public relations goals.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design and write content for all communications from the agency
  • Design creative online and direct mail appeals and newsletters in collaboration with the Advancement Team
  • Design appealing brochures for all agency programs
  • Responsible for developing and managing an annual strategic marketing/communications plan
  • Assures that all written and digital content is consistent with the KyUMH brand
  • Responsible for managing multiple deadlines and projects concurrently
  • Develops and maintains engaging website, social media and email content
  • Design and maintain creative social media content through Facebook and Twitter
  • Coordinates video marketing productions as needed
  • Provide informational tours of the agency to guests

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree and experience in graphic design, public relations, journalism, communications, marketing, or a closely related field
  • Experience in graphic design and proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (In-design, Illustrator, Dreamweaver/Wordpress, Photoshop), Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Outlook
  • Experience preferred in digital marketing, social media engagement and digital fundraising
  • Video production experience a plus


  • Mission driven
  • Excellent design and writing skills needed for producing succinct yet compelling written pieces under deadline
  • The ability to cultivate strong relationships with donors, volunteers, staff and residents
  • Work well as a team member for collaborative projects
  • Able to self-motivate, work well under pressure, and handle several projects at once
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Basic photography skills

Application Process

  • Cover letter which includes salary requirements
  • Resume
  • Portfolio with samples of written work and print work (can submit hard copy through mail or link to electronic copy)

To Apply

Email application


Mail application to:
KY United Methodist Children’s Homes
Communications Coordinator Position
1115 Ashgrove Rd
Nicholasville, KY 40356

Benefits:We have an excellent benefits package with Medical, Dental, Eye / Vision, Paid sick leave, Pension / 401K Plan, through the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits of the United Methodist Church.



The Health & Safety Coordinator has overall responsibility for all aspects of health, safety, and security for the Nicholasville Ashgrove campus and the Safe Haven program apartments. This position is expected to be knowledgeable in all requirements from external agencies (such as fire marshal, health department, OIG, COA) and ensure the Methodist Home has processes in place to meet those requirements and provide a safe environment for its residents, staff, volunteers, and visitors. The Health & Safety Coordinator is under the direct supervision of the Campus Operations Director.

Organizational Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the mission and vision of The Methodist Home as evidenced by compliance with all organizational policies and procedures.
  • Supports and facilitates positive interaction with others as evidenced by: professional maturity, respect for others, a team-centered approach, maintenance of confidential information, and an appreciation of a multicultural workplace.
  • Exhibits effective communication skills including proper use of agency communication systems.
  • Exhibits sound stewardship by effectively managing information resources to achieve the objectives of The Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth.
  • Supports all functions that attain and maintain accreditation with regulatory agencies.
  • Participates in appropriate professional development programs and in services to attain and maintain competency.

Job Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops and manages comprehensive health, safety, and security plans for the Ashgrove campus and the Safe Haven apartments; coordinates Ashgrove campus safety plans with the Ashgrove Academy staff.
  • Chairs the quarterly Health & Safety Committee meeting and ensures representation from all areas of the staff.
  • Ownership for the Safety Center application, including developing & maintaining plans via the Web portal & training the KyUMH staff.
  • Manages all aspects of building, equipment, and vehicle inspection processes and coordinates the execution of these inspections with the Facilities Coordinators, external agencies and 3rd parties. Works with the Operations Coordinator to ensure all inspection processes and results are integrated within the WorxHub system.
  • Plans & executes monthly safety drills, including weekend & night drills. Ensures the monthly drills cover all types of emergency situations.
  • Ownership for all aspects of access control
    • For the Ashgrove campus, this includes ownership of the SoftwareHouse security system for all door/gate control, key cards, and camera related activity and serving as the primary interface to 3rd party security system support. It also includes responsibility for managing the access for visitors, volunteers, contractors, and campus tours.
    • For the Safe Haven apartments, this includes developing & implementing new comprehensive access control processes.
  • Manages all aspects of health & safety incidents, including serving as primary point of contact for KyUMH staff & external agencies, issuing alerts to the staff & the affected community via Safety Center and other formats, and documenting incidents. This includes all KyUMH fleet vehicle related incidents and accidents.
  • Staff training for all safety & emergency related topics, including new employee training and full staff training, and serving as focal point for Relias content.
  • Ashgrove Dining Hall supervisor, including directing the staff & volunteers, inventory management, event planning & coordination, menu / meal planning with the chef, and interfacing with the nutritionist & health department.
  • General responsibilities include:
    • Communicates all pertinent information to the Campus Operations Director.
    • Accountable for the timely completion of all documentation associated with the requirements of the position.
    • Attends all required meetings and team meetings.
    • Completes assigned tasks in a timely and competent fashion.
    • Must be available for all on call duties.
    • Works cooperatively with all staff for the good of The Methodist Home and projects a positive public image.

Job Specifications

  • Is trained & remains current in CPR and First Aid.
  • Must be at least 21 years old and have technical training in a related field or five years experience.
  • Skills in performing the required tasks as listed in the job description.
  • Must have a valid Kentucky driver’s license and submit to an intensive background investigation.

To find out more, read the full job description.

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Careerbuilder: Nicholasville

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Human Resources Office
1115 Ashgrove Road
Nicholasville, KY 40356



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

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Mail: Send your resume and application to:

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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