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Youth Services Coordinator

April 9, 2021

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 treatment programs. If you are interested in the field of social work, human services, child welfare or counseling, you may be a good fit for our team. Past experience in social work or human services is not required for this position.

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.

Positions Available:
$38,000.00 to $44,000.00
Full Time
40-50 hours per week; rotates on-call responsibilities
Primary Shift:
Varies between first and second
Reports to:
Clinical Director
Summary of function:

The Youth Services Coordinator provides case management to residents and direct supervision to direct care staff within their respective cottage within the Bright Futures Residential Program. The YSC is responsible for organizing program operations and providing guidance and supervision to the Youth Care Workers and Specialists assigned to the program. The Youth Services Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of the cottage/program and ensures that all KyUMH policies, procedures, and programming practices are appropriately implemented.

Organizational Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Can support KYUMH’s mission and vision 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.
Supervisory Duties:
  • Encourages innovation, creativity, and goal setting with Youth Care Workers/ Specialists.
  • Promotes team building and teamwork.
  • Is primarily responsible for the overall well being and support of the Youth Care Workers/Specialists.  Assuring that the Youth Care Workers are adequately cared for, taking adequate time off, and have necessary resources to do their jobs.
  • Provides on-the-job training for Youth Care Workers in conjunction with the other treatment team staff and collaborates with Trainer and HR to ensure the completion of new employee’s orientation packet.
  • Conducts regular supervision meetings and performance evaluations of direct supervisees, including Youth Care Workers/Specialists.
  • Mentors Youth Care Workers to develop/maintain effective skills necessary to respond to traumatized clients and support a trauma informed care system.
Job Specific Duties and Responsibilities
  • Accountable for Youth Care Worker’s work schedules.  Assures that regular scheduled hours are maintained. Responsible for coverage of sick days, vacation, and extra staff during intercessions
  • Accountable for the implementation of the program/cottage routine, schedule, and programmatic components.
  • Accountable for the implementation of health and safety standards and regularly documents efforts to assure same; assures client’s awareness of the same. Provides training to the Youth Care Workers/Specialists on issues related to the safe and healthy operation of the program
  • Communicates all pertinent information to the treatment team to assure consistency in the overall operations of the program.
  • Accountable for the proper documentation of regular program/room checks and communicates physical facility needs to the appropriate parties.
  • Assures that routine health care and first aid, as detailed in The Methodist Home’s policies and procedures, are provided to each child.  Works alongside Campus Nurse to ensure that first aid and medical supplies are available in the program and of proper dispensation and documentation of medication.
  • Assures the planning and implementation of recreation activities that meet the needs of the clients.
  • Facilitates staff/cottage meetings and attends all required meetings and necessary case reviews. Is prepared to discuss program issues, employee issues, treatment issues, and is prepared to give a written response when needed.
  • Assures the implementation of the incentive system and other related program issues,
  • Assures the implementation of the client’s treatment plan, including but not limited to knowledgeable of client treatment issues, teaches skills to improve functioning and facilitating weekly group.  Oversees Youth Care Workers/Specialists therapeutic interventions with clients, counseling/re-educating as needed.
  • Is responsible for the management o fall cottage/program monies including clothing allowances, purchase orders, recreation, resident allowances, and other related monies.  Assures accurate record keeping and responsible disbursement of any such monies.
  • Assists applicable youth in completing the statewide mandatory independent living curriculum and communicates directly with the treatment team about the youth’s progress.
  • Completes assigned tasks in a timely and competent fashion.
  • Works cooperatively with all staff for the good of KyUMH and projects a positive public image.
  • Ensures that the program staff are requesting needed supply requests and that inventories and orders are completed accurately as requested or required.
  • Assures an appropriate search of each client and the client’s clothing and belongings at intake and any other time that client has been unsupervised by agency staff.  Also assures the appropriate search of a client and the client’s clothing and belongings after an AWOL incident and at other times as needed.
  • Provide liaison services between KyUMH programs, school personnel, courts, community agencies, employers, and other stake holders.
  • Participates in and transports or facilitates transportation to identified meetings/hearings as needed, including but not limited to, program meetings, DCBS meetings, school hearings, court hearings.
  • Assures that Clinical Director is promptly advised of all significant incidents and client progress.
  • Motivates the Youth Care Workers/Specialists to work cooperatively for the good of the program.
  • Oversees the supervision of mentors, volunteers, or other people who are placed in the program.  
  • To cover on-call duties as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
On-Call Responsibilities:
  • Remain physically available to respond to crises as dictated by agency policy.  
  • Be available to all programs to answer questions and address staff concerns. Make certain that staff is following correct procedures.  
  • Be available by phone after hours; be no more than one hour from campus at any point during on-call
  • Assure that staff complete Incident Reports as required
  • If ESPI is utilized, debrief all staff involved.  
  • Notify Residential Services Director according to procedure.
Desired Skills:
Job Specifications:
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must have a valid state of residence driver’s license.
  • Successful completion of a thorough background check.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or four years experience with direct childcare in a residential or mental health setting preferred or Two (2) years of education from a college or university and two (2) years of work experience in a child-caring facility; or a high school diploma, or an equivalence certificate, and at least five (5) years’ work experience in a child-caring facility.
  • Is trained in Safe Crisis Management (SCM) Emergency Safety Physical Interventions (ESPI). Remains current on ESPI review. Is willing to use ESPI when necessary in keeping with our policy.  
  • Is trained in CPR and First Aid.  Remains current.
How to Apply:

Fill out the application at kyumh.org/application. Please also send your letter of interest and resume via email to our Human Resources department.

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