Work with UMCH

We offer full, part-time and relief (scheduled to work on an as needed basis) employment, as well as internships for students who are pursuing a degree in social work or counseling.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the United Methodist Children’s Home. The Children’s Home is dedicated to recruiting and hiring a qualified and diverse staff in an effort to support our mission. The Children’s Home is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, gender, age, ancestry, disability, military status, veteran status, or other non-merit reasons in all employment activities.

We offer full, part-time and relief (scheduled to work on an as needed basis) employment, as well as internship opportunities for students who are pursuing a degree in social work or counseling.

Employment applications and/or resumes are only accepted for jobs that are available.

Please carefully read the job summary and minimum requirements of the job(s) you are interested in and only apply if you meet the minimum requirements. After an initial review by the Human Resources Department only those resumes and/or employment applications from applicants who meet the minimum requirements are forwarded to the hiring manager.

Employment applications and/or resumes of applicants who are not selected for an interview are kept on file (active status) for one year. If you wish to apply for an additional or newly available job and have active information on file, please contact the Human Resources Department at hrdept@umch.net, 334-386-5354 or toll free at 800-239-3575.



Below are our current employment opportunities.

Case Worker

Mon – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, some evening training and weekends required

Tuscaloosa, AL – TFC

FLSA: Exempt

Email: (preferred) hrdept@umch.net

Mail: Dir. of HR - UMCH 3140 Zelda Ct. Suite 100 Montgomery, Alabama 36106-2607

Fax Resume to: 334.386.5359


Job Summary

The Foster Care Case Worker, under the director of the Program Manager, works closely with foster care children and foster parents to provide a variety of support related services. The maximum case load is eight (8) children. On a rotational basis the Case Worker is on-call for family emergencies. The Case Worker is required to travel extensively over a multi-county delivery area.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology or Counseling from an accredited college or university required OR a Bachelor’s Degree, in another discipline, with minor that has a minimum of 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours in a behavioral science (psychology or counseling) or social science (social work, social psychology or sociology) curriculum required. Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university and LMSW or LICSW licensure preferred. Previous experience working with children, families and/or adolescents preferred. Ability to travel extensively and be on-call for emergency situations required. Proficiency in computer use and understanding of basic word processing and spreadsheet software required. Using the English language must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and interpersonal skills that allow for professional interaction with families, staff, stakeholders and the general public. Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality as situations dictate. Must have a valid driver license from state of residence. Must have reliable transportation, proof of automobile liability insurance and driving record that will allow coverage on Agency’s policy.

Youth Care Worker

7 on/7 off Wed – Wed (Overnight Stay in Group Home Required during weekly shift)

Scottsboro, AL

FLSA: Non-exempt

Email: (preferred) hrdept@umch.net

Mail: Dir. of HR - UMCH 3140 Zelda Ct. Suite 100 Montgomery, Alabama 36106-2607

Fax Resume to: 334.386.5359


Job Summary

The Youth Care Worker works closely with the Group Home Manager to provide nurturing, direct care and supervision of adolescent females in a basic level group home facility. This will include parenting, managing and guiding children physically, spiritually, educationally, socially and emotionally. Overnight stays in the group home required during the duration of the weekly shift. This person is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and timely completion of daily activity logs, medication check sheets, and Medicaid Reimbursement Forms. This person may assist with the distribution of weekly allowance monies, and assist residents as needed with homework assignments. The Youth Care Worker will transport and supervise residents during activities such as shopping, doctor appointments, church visits, field trips and other activities related to their growth and development.

Minimum Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent (GED Certificate) required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Six months experience working with children and/or families in a therapeutic environment required. Previous experience working with teenagers preferred. Required to stay overnight in the group home during the entire duration of the weekly shift. Proficiency in computer use and understanding of basic word processing and spreadsheet software required. Physical health that is adequate to participate, when appropriate, in resident’s activities and the ability to lift and carry up to forty (40) pounds is required. Must be twenty-one (21) years of age. Valid driver’s license from state of residence required. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing using the English language required.

TFC Program Manager

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:30 pm, fluctuating schedule, some evenings

Tuscaloosa, AL

FLSA: Non-exempt

Email: (preferred) hrdept@umch.net

Mail: Dir. of HR - UMCH 3140 Zelda Ct. Suite 100 Montgomery, Alabama 36106-2607

Fax Resume to: 334.386.5359


Job Summary

The Foster Care Program Manager works closely with the Regional Director to provide supervisory and administrative guidance for the Foster Care Program and staff members. The Program Manager is responsible for the recruitment and licensure of new foster family homes as well as the re-licensure of existing foster family homes. The Program Manager may work odd-hours and be on-call for family emergencies. This position is required to travel extensively over a multi-county delivery area.

Minimum Requirements

Master’s Degree in Social Work or a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Sociology, or Counseling from an accredited college or university and LICSW or LMSW required. Successful practicum completion or six (6) months post master’s level professional experience supervised by a master’s or high supervisor and two (2) years post graduate professional experience or five (5) years of paid experience working with children in a therapeutic setting required. Previous supervisory experience required. Proficiency in computer use and understanding of basic word processing and spreadsheet software required. Using the English language must have excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills that allow for professional interaction with families, staff, stakeholders and the general public. Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality as situations dictate. Must have valid driver’s license from state of residence. Must have reliable transportation and proof of automobile liability insurance and a driving record that will allow coverage on Agency’s insurance policy.

Family Support Worker

Varies, flexible work week, some weekends

Crestview, FL - FOCUS

FLSA: Non-exempt

Email: (preferred) hrdept@umch.net

Mail: Dir. of HR - UMCH 3140 Zelda Ct. Suite 100 Montgomery, Alabama 36106-2607

Fax Resume to: 334.386.5359


Job Summary

The Family Support Worker works closely with families whose children are at imminent risk of being removed from the home because of abuse, neglect, child behavior issues, or is returning home after placement. The Family Support Worker has, at any time, no less than four (4) families and no more than six (6) families. The Family Support Worker must be available to their families on a 24-hour a day, 7-day a week basis, and travel extensively over a multi-county delivery area.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Sociology or Human and Child Development or related field required. No less than one (1) year of related paid experience working with children, families and/or youth required. LBSW preferred. Must be able to travel extensively over a multi-county delivery area, work odd hours and be on-call (24/7) as family emergencies arise. A valid driver’s license from state of residence, reliable transportation and driving record that will allow coverage on UMCH insurance policy required. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing using the English language required.

Youth Care Worker

Relief (scheduled to work on an as needed basis)

Alabama Locations: Headland, Mobile, Scottsboro

Florida Locations: Milton

FLSA: Non-exempt

Email: (preferred) hrdept@umch.net

Mail: Dir. of HR - UMCH 3140 Zelda Ct. Suite 100 Montgomery, Alabama 36106-2607

Fax Resume to: 334.386.5359


Job Summary

The Youth Care Worker works closely with the Group Home Manager to provide nurturing, direct care and supervision of adolescent residents in a basic level group home facility. This will include parenting, managing and guiding children physically, spiritually, educationally, socially and emotionally. This person is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and timely completion of daily activity logs, medication check sheets, and Medicaid Reimbursement Forms. This person may assist with the distribution of weekly allowance monies, and assist residents as needed with homework assignments. The Youth Care Worker will transport and supervise residents during activities such as shopping, doctor appointments, church visits, field trips and other activities related to their growth and development. The availability to stay overnight in the group home is a plus.

Minimum Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent (GED Certificate) required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Six months experience working with children and/or families in a therapeutic environment required. Previous experience working with teenagers preferred. Must be able to stay overnight in the group home during shift. Proficiency in computer use and understanding of basic word processing and spreadsheet software required. Physical health that is adequate to participate, when appropriate, in resident’s activities and the ability to life and carry up to forty (40) pounds is required. Must be twenty-one (21) years of age. Valid driver’s license from state of residence required. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing using the English language required.

Youth Care Worker

Mobile Babies First

Status: Full Time

Schedule: Two Days On/Two Days Off and every other weekend

FLSA: Non-exempt

Email: (preferred) hrdept@umch.net

Mail: Dir. of HR - UMCH 3140 Zelda Ct. Suite 100 Montgomery, Alabama 36106-2607

Fax Resume to: 334.386.5359


Job Summary

The Youth Care Worker works closely with the Group Home Manager to provide nurturing, direct care and supervision of mothers and their babies – on an overnight basis - in a group home environment. This will include parenting, managing and guiding residents physically, spiritually, educationally, socially and emotionally. This person is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and timely completion of daily activity logs, medication logs and Medicaid Reimbursement Forms. This person may assist with the distribution of weekly allowance monies, and assist residents as needed with homework assignments. The Youth Care Worker will transport and supervise residents during activities such as shopping, doctor appointments, church visits, field trips and other activities related to their growth and development.

Minimum Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent (GED Certificate) required. Six (6) months experience working with children and/or families in a therapeutic environment required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Previous experience working with teenagers and infants preferred. Proficiency in computer use and understanding of basic word processing and spreadsheet software required. Physical health that is adequate to participate, when appropriate, in children’s activities and the ability to lift and carry up to forty (40) pounds is required. Must be twenty-one (21) years of age. Valid driver’s license from state of residence required. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing using the English language required. Overnight stays in the group home are required.

Application Files

Please Note: All sections of the employment application must be completed even if you include a resume. Any section of an employment application that states ‘see resume’ or ‘see attachment’ in lieu of completion is incomplete and will not be considered.

The Children’s Home recognizes academic degrees from institutions that are accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. In order to receive education credit the Human Resources Department must receive an official transcript from the accredited institution. Applicants who have obtained their education outside of the United States and its territories must have their academic degree validated as equivalent to a degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and submit this degree validation documentation to the Human Resources Department.

All offers of employment are conditional based on a satisfactory background check that includes a check of: employment and personal references, state-wide criminal history, driving record, Child Abuse & Neglect Registry (Alabama) or Affidavit of Good Moral Character (Florida), local criminal history check (Florida), issuance of letters of suitability from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Alabama Bureau of Investigation (ABI) and Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), and passing a pre-employment physical examination that includes a TB skin test and drug screen. Proof of education, professional licensure (if applicable) and automobile insurance is required. A criminal conviction does not necessarily prevent an offer of employment from being extended; however, it may cause certain positions from being available. Failure to disclose information about a criminal conviction on the employment application is considered falsification of the employment application and will result in the applicant not being eligible for employment.

The Children’s Home is an E-Verify Program participant and as such will provide the Social Security Administration, and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security, with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. The Children’s Home employs only U.S. citizens and aliens who can provide proof of identity and work authorization within the first three (3) working days of employment. Please click on the links below for information to help you determine if you are eligible to work in the United States as well as information about our participation in the E-Verify Program and protections extended to individuals who have the legal right to work in the United States.


Employment Application
Applicant Data Record
Internship Application