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Bi-lingual Youth Care Associate

The Methodist Home of Kentucky, Inc.
Owensboro, KY
  • Posted: 20 days ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Do you have a passion for youth? Do you want to see every child have a bright future, no matter their past? Join the team at the Kentucky United Methodist Children’s Homes (KyUMH). We see lives change every day!  

Why work for us: 

KyUMH has over 150 years of experience serving youth who have experienced trauma. We have a strong team culture centered around helping our clients find healing through professional therapeutic interventions.  

You Will Receive: 

  • Paid training as you learn how to support youth with trauma 

  • Free Employee Assistance Program 

  • Health, vision, dental, and life insurance; 403b retirement plan with 3% match 

  • Paid time off for sick time, vacation, and mental health care 

  • Eight paid holidays 

  • Tuition assistance and continuing education support 


About this position: 

Location:  Owensboro, KY 

Compensation: $17.50+/hr for bilingual (proof of fluency required)

Hours:  Schedules are 7am - 7pm or 7pm - 7am - two-week rotation with every other weekend off.

Shift differential of $1.25 per hour for hours worked between 7pm and 7am.

PRN (substitute) positions also available

Overtime scheduled as deemed appropriate by supervisor.


A Youth Care Associate (YCA) provides therapeutic support and supervision of youth throughout the course of all daily activities.

The ideal YCA will:  

  • speak, read, and write in Spanish and English,  

  • work well on a team,  

  • accept and appreciate diverse cultures,  

  • have a high attention to detail,  

  • be passionate about helping at-risk youth, and  

  • calm under pressure. 

A day in the life of a Youth Care Associate: 

  • Provide supervision of youth to maintain a safe environment and oversee daily routine. 

  • Be a welcoming, nurturing presence to encourage and support youth. 

  • Ensure consistent implementation of client treatment plan in cooperation with treatment team.  

  • Develop and participate in unit activities such as life skills exercises, recreation activities, cultural education, and spiritual life. 

  • Ensure first aid and health care is provided for clients as specified by KyUMH policies. 

  • Assume responsibility for a variety of campus activities, including but not limited to: driving a campus vehicle, transporting clients, clothing or supply shopping. 

  • Record documentation according to policies and communicate professionally with external stakeholders as needed. 

  • De-escalating or physically managing children when they are a danger to themselves or others (training will be provided). 

For this position, you must: 

  • Have a High School Diploma 

  • one year of child welfare experience working with children and/or adolescents

  • Have a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record. 

  • Pass a background check, including federal and state fingerprint checks. 

  • Pass a drug test pre-employment as well as random drug screening. 

  • Be able to perform Safe Crisis Management skills (training provided). 

  • Be trained in CPR/First Aid (training provided). 

  • Maintain ORR required vaccinations.  


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. 

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The Methodist Home of Kentucky, Inc.


Owensboro, KY
42303 USA



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