The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency/ (UCHRA) has an opening for a Direct Care Worker at UCHRA’s Chance facility. The Direct Care Worker will insure the safety of all residents under their supervision and provide a positive role model for the clients. Key areas of focus are supervision and instruction on making better decisions to achieve positive outcomes, enabling the clients to make a successful transition back to their home or other placement options.

Duties include:

  • Maintaining safety and proper supervision of residents at all times
  • Providing positive role models and developing appropriate relationships with all residents
  • Assures that residents follow the rules of the facility and encourage positive interaction with others
  • Teaches Independent Living Skills and assures that residents maintain proper personal hygiene
  • Transports residents
  • Diffuses crisis situations
  • Helps residents resolve any problems which may occur


  • Age 18 or older
  • Complete personal background check and fingerprinting
  • Pass a drug screen test
  • Pass a Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) physical, unless otherwise identified

The successful applicant will possess a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid Tennessee driver’s license. Preferred qualifications include one year of documented experience.

Interested applicants should complete an online application, foundĀ here, and/or submit a resume to

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