Position: Direct Care Workers

Location: Putnam County

Job Description: The Upper Cumberland Human Resources Agency is accepting applications for Direct Care Workers at CHANCE Residential Center for girls (Putnam County). Full- and part-time openings for all shifts, Monday-Friday or Saturday and Sunday. Full benefits included with full-time employment. Pay starts at $11.50/hr.  Candidates must complete a background check.

Job Duties: The Direct Care Worker will be responsible for the care and supervision of children/youth in a congregate care setting, providing therapeutic support, and performing within the guidelines of the agency’s therapeutic environment.


  • Associate’s Degree in social work, psychology, or related field preferred.
  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Two years of experience working with youth or related fields.

Job Requirements:

  • Candidates must complete a background check.

Click to download our application.  Once completed, the application can be emailed to careers@ucdd.org or mailed to:

Attn:  Human Resources
1104 England Dr.
Cookeville, TN 38501