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Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family Services
Attn: Mr. Rowdy Yates
Director of Human Resources
Post Office Box 929
Ruston, LA 71273, USA

You may submit your application by fax to: 1 (318) 242-4653.

Telephone and FAX
Phone:  1 (318) 255-5020
FAX:  1 (318) 242-4653

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We Seek Exceptional People!

Our mission drives our work.  If you enjoy helping others, have solid skills, and you long for satisfying work, we want to hear from you!  Our ministries to children and families in Louisiana provide our staff with exceptional opportunities to make a real difference in the lives of Louisiana’s children, families and communities.

Comprehensive Benefits Package

We offer a comprehensive package of benefits which is one of the most appealing in our field. The work we do is intense and is not for everyone. However, if you desire a meaning-filled career, we are a mission-driven, leading provider of behavioral healthcare and child welfare services to children and families in Louisiana.

Our employee benefits include:

Leave Benefits

  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Volunteer Community Service Leave


  • Medical Insurance (3 options – one includes a Health Savings Plan)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Short Term Disability
  • Supplemental Term Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Cancer Insurance (2 options)
  • Supplemental Hospital Confinement Indemnity Insurance

Additional Benefits

  • Retirement Plan (403b)
  • Choice of two Credit Unions
  • UMA Destination RX Prescription Drug Program (Free)
  • Internships

Current Openings

Mental Health Specialists

Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home in Ruston
Methodist Children’s Home of Southwest Louisiana in Sulphur
Methodist Children’s Home of Southeast Louisiana in Robert

Full-time and Part-Time Positions are available.

Mental Health Specialists (MHS) deliver direct care services under the supervision of a Therapist or a Mental Health Professional who is responsible for each resident’s Active Treatment Plan. Mental Health Specialists have one of the most direct and influential roles in our residents’ progress in treatment.  Mental Health Specialists report directly to their unit’s Supervisor regarding shift scheduling, training, daily activity schedules, house maintenance, and all the other tasks related to the direct care of residents.  This position provides round the clock supervision of our youth; three 8 hour shifts each day, 365 days per year.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicant must have no criminal history and have an excellent driving record. Must have or be actively pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in a mental health-related field (including, but not limited to sociology, criminal justice, nursing, marriage and family counseling, rehabilitation counseling, psychological counseling and other professional counseling); or have earned a Bachelor’s degree in any field be pursuing a graduate degree in a mental health-related field and have completed at least two courses in that identified field; or be a licensed Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA); or have a high school diploma and two years (full-time paid or equivalent) experience providing direct services in a mental health, physical health, social services, educational or correctional setting.

The starting pay for Mental Health Specialists is a competitive pay rate.