Think you are interested in joining our team?  Please submit a resume and cover letter to Evelyn Tidman at careers@monroeharding.org. Please list the position for which you are applying in the cover letter.

For ALL applicants
In addition the requirements and qualifications listed for each position, The Diana Screen® is administered to all potential applicants to help ensure that ethical boundaries between children and adults are maintained. At Monroe Harding, the safety and protection of the youth who have been entrusted to us is our #1 priority.

Applicants must pass a thorough background check and drug screen, and must have a valid Tennessee driver’s license.

Additionally, The Diana Screen® is administered to all potential applicants to help ensure that ethical boundaries between children and adults are maintained. At Monroe Harding, the safety and protection of the youth who have been entrusted to us is our #1 priority.

Monroe Harding is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Monroe Harding is committed to viewing and interacting with youth from a Trauma Informed perspective.   Staff understand normal and trauma impacted brain development and interact with youth in ways that encourage and restore normal brain functioning. Staff are curious about “what happened to the youth to cause current behavior” and work with them uniquely based upon their developmental level. Focus is on providing a safe and stable environment that encourages learning from mistakes and celebrating small advances in behavior or thought process. Staff models healthy emotional regulation skills, flexibility in working with others, and effective restoration of relationships after issues arise.


Foster Care Resource Specialist

The Resource Specialist will provide resources to foster care children, birth families and foster families collaborating with DCS to insure the children’s’ needs are met to permanency (reunification or adoption).


Along with other duties, the Resource Specialist will be responsible for the following:

  • Assess the individual needs of foster children and obtain available social, rehabilitative, and treatment services to meet those needs.
  • Develop, implement, monitor and review individual treatment plans of all youth served.
  • Serve as advocate and liaison between the youth, families and community partners.
  • Participate in all service planning meetings involving the youth and family as well as attending all court hearings and continuous quality improvement meetings.
  • Maintain Quality case records and written reports by completing our necessary state and agency requirements within mandated time frames.
  • Asses and ensure that the educational, mental and physical needs of foster youth are met.
  • Conduct face to face visits and cellphone calls to all youth, birth and foster families as outlined in policies.
  • Assist resource parents in establishing and implementing behavior, self-help, and independent living goals set for each youth.
  • Provide crisis intervention services when needed.
  • Participate in on call rotation.


  • Knowledge and skill in working with children and youth with mental health, substance abuse, family violence and poverty issues.
  • A developing knowledge and skill in working with the evolving Child Welfare system and its legal mandates.
  • Knowledge of social work theory and practice methods and their application to children and families.
  • Knowledge of community agencies and services available to the client population.
  • Ability to deal tactfully with the public and co-workers.
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to service recipient cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
  • Ability to use sound judgment in making decisions.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work after hours if needed.


  • Written and Verbal Communication
  • Ability to Build Rapport
  • Time Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Advocate
  • Ability to Discuss Difficult Topics

Hours: Monday – Friday day/evening; must be able to be flexible in hours worked, and available for on-call rotation to assist with emergencies.

Master’s degree in social work or related field and one-year experience. Applicants for this job must pass thorough background check. Must have valid TN driver’s license.


Re-Engagement Hub Peer Support Worker

The Peer Support Worker (PSW) will assist in the creation of Monroe Harding’s Re-Engagement Hub to connect Opportunity youth to client-centered resources. The PSW is responsible for helping inform, advise, and consult Hub participants. The PSW acts as an advocate, mentor, and peer counselor. They also accompany Hub participants in community related activities (i.e. Job interviews, courts, school enrollment, etc.) The PSW takes a leadership role in classes and community outreach and advocates for systemic improvements.

Responsibilities include:

  • The PSWs will be the initial face that clients see at the They will be warm, welcoming, and encouraging. They will introduce clients to relevant staff. They will make clients aware of what the Hub can offer and get them excited about Hub programming
  • Conduct registration, helping service recipients to feel safe and heard during the intake process
  • Cross reference participants need with the currently available services
  • Assist participants in enrolling in or connecting participants with resources
  • Assist service recipients with obtaining transportation to external resources to ensure transportation is not a barrier and to coordinate timely provision of services
  • Seek feedback from service recipients to learn more about the services they received from the providers to whom they were referred and how satisfied they were with those
  • Serve as ambassadors of MH in the community, reaching out to other young adults who may share similar issues and could benefit from Hub services
  • Welcome new Hub clients, lead group activities, provide one‐on‐one support or training, serve as intermediaries between Hub staff and service recipients,
  • Provide support, encouragement, and mentorship to struggling peers
  • Co‐facilitate group classes/activities, as well as in providing one‐on‐one support to program participants
  • Assist in research on and development of outreach activities
  • Follow up with Hub clients to find out if they engaged with the providers to whom they were referred, if they were satisfied with the services they received from those providers, if they have any additional needs with which the Hub can help them, if they have faced any barriers to accessing programming, Based on the results of the follow‐ups with service recipients, make recommendations for improving the Hub’s services
  • Serve as positive role models and help others achieve their goals

Qualifications Required

  • Must be between the ages of 17-24 and have some work experience and/or volunteer experiences
  • Must possess good communication skills and be willing to share personal experience and insights with foster youth; must have the ability to motivate and encourage youth in an effective, non-judgmental way; and must be able to work independently as and as a member of a team

Ability to develop strong peer relationships
Willingness to share personal experiences to help motivate others
Active listening skills
Ability to establish and maintain boundaries
Work effectively with a team
Ability to self-advocate and self-care techniques

Hours: 20 hours per week

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You play a major role in creating opportunities for young people, especially those in state custody or in foster care, and allowing them to become self-sufficient, successful contributors to society. Your donations of time, money and other resources keep our doors open and our programs running. And by doing that, we’re able to continue changing lives.

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