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Since its founding in 1884, Holly Hill Children’s Services has been committed to providing a positive, secure environment in which troubled and neglected children are nurtured and their emotional and physical are met.

Holly Hill Children’s Services is an equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status. All qualified applicants will be given equal opportunity and selection decisions are based solely on job-related factors.

Screening Requirement: Drug Screen & Criminal Background Check

Please check out our current job opening below.  If you have any questions or would like to receive more information about employment at Holly Hill, please contact Janet Van Nevel, Director of Administrative Services, at 859-635-0500 or via email at

To apply for one of the positions below, please fill out the two forms on the right (Employment Application & Employment History).  Once both are filled out, email them to along with your resume.

Current Openings

Director of Residential Treatment

Responsible for the direction, coordination and overall management of Residential Treatment Program for adolescent girls. Provide direct or indirect supervision to residential treatment staff, including professional and direct care employees. Ensure compliance licensing, contractual and accreditation regulations, guidelines and standards. Ensure consistent, quality and comprehensive treatment services are provided to the children and the families served by Residential Treatment Program in accordance with Holly Hill’s mission.

Qualified candidates must have a Masters in Social Work or other advanced degree in the behavioral healthcare field, and five years of experience working in mental health treatment, working with children with emotional or behavioral disabilities and their families. Including two (2) years’ work experience as a supervisor in a mental health, residential or children’s services agency.

Demonstrated experience working with adolescents exhibiting challenging behaviors. Qualified candidates must also have demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively with child welfare regulatory agencies, and with other professionals, to insure quality treatment services are delivered to clients. Experience in administration, including supervision, personnel management, professional and program development, and leadership of other professionals is also a requirement. Excellent verbal and written communication skills essential.

Knowledge of intervention strategies, screening and assessments, community resource, current ethical l guidelines and legal issues. Is timely and thorough in documentation. Ability to s able to develop rapport, conceptualize problems. Demonstrates use of good judgement and ethical behavior.

Support Services Supervisor

Coordinate and manage food service, housekeeping and maintenance for children’s home in rural Campbell County. Ensure provision of well-balanced meals and cleanliness and maintenance of facilities, grounds and vehicles. Serve as primary cook. Provide direct supervision to housekeeping and maintenance staff. Full-time, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; some weekends required.

Two (2) years’ experience in food service preparation. Must successfully complete Food Service Manager Certification within 90 days of employment. Prefer one (1) year experience in food service preparation and cooking in an institutional setting.

Prior supervisory experience preferred. Strong management and organizational skills. Overall sound decision-making skills and ability to carry out decisions and tasks. Must be able to coordinate and perform a number of food preparation tasks and all necessary documentation.

Case Manager

Coordinate services for severely emotionally disturbed children in Northern Kentucky.

  • Initiate and setup needed services for identified children and monitor service progress.
  • Create and implement service plans to address significant areas of the child’s like and work with the family to try to meet the treatment needs identified in each area.
  • Assist families in times of crisis. Serve as liaison between the family and community resources available to them.

Education Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree in behavioral science (psychology, social work, sociology, special education or human services
  • Minimum of one-year, post graduate experience working directly with children
  • Master’s degree in behavioral science can be substituted for one-year experience

Desired Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have good time management skills and ability to be flexible.
  • Possess skills of assertiveness and ability to present self in a professional manner.
  • Ability to treat others with respect and empathy.
  • Ability to handle crisis situations.
  • Computer skills helpful.

Visitation Monitor

Responsible for the direct observation of visits between children and non-custodial family members in compliance with orders set forth by the referring court

  • Observe and record interactions, intervene as necessary
  • Complete accurate, factual documentation of all visits
  • Collect and document payments
  • Ensure safety and security of all participants
  • Part-Time, On-Call
  • Evening and weekend shifts
  • Must be at least 21 years old , with high school diploma or GED
  • Associate degree in human services or a related field; or combination of college coursework with work experience in mental health/domestic violence pref
  • Must have good written and oral communication skills
  • Must possess a level of treatment skills as related to the behavioral health field
  • Must possess skills of assertiveness and ability to present self in a professional manner
  • Ability to treat others with respect and empathy while maintaining professional boundaries
  • Work with clients of all socioeconomic status
  • Ability to handle crisis situations

Adolescent Treatment Worker

Promote and maintain a therapeutic living environment conducive to the safe and healthy growth and development of adolescent girls with severe emotional and behavioral issues living in a residential treatment program

  • Provide direct day-to-day care and supervision of adolescent girls through all facets of their daily living
  • Maintain a clean, safe, secure and orderly environment and structured daily routine
  • Full-Time
  • 2nd Shift opportunities available
  • Positions require set schedules, including weekends and holiday
  • Excellent Benefits (health, dental, life, LTD, 401(k), tuition assistance & paid time off)
  • All candidates must be at least 21 years old, with high school diploma or GED
  • Some college or experience with children/adolescents preferred
  • All candidates must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Must be willing and capable of therapeutically restraining an adolescent, and capable of demonstrating as a component of “Safe Crisis Management” training

Community Based/School Therapist

Provide clinical therapy services for children, parents and/or groups regarding psychological or emotional problems.

  • Supports and directs the treatment team which includes the behavioral health professional (BHP), case manager, parents and/or guardians, the child (when appropriate) and other individuals identified by the parents/guardians in the development and ongoing implementation of each client’s individual service plan, goals and objectives
  • Interviews, assesses and completes all intake documents for new clients and their families
  • Develops a Treatment Plan for each client outlining strengths, barriers, treatment goals, objectives and a crises intervention plan
  • Provides all necessary individual and family therapy as indicated by the goals and objectives outlined on the Service Plan and the Individual Treatment Plan for each client/family in keeping with Meidcaid regulations
  • Participates, supports and oversees all clinical aspects of service planning meetings as required and in keeping with Medicaid regulations
  • Evaluates clients’ progress on treatment goals and objectives in conjunction with the treatment team, client and family. Modifies and updates Treatment Plan as needed
  • Part-time, As Needed
  • Masters degree and current Kentucky licensure in Social Work, Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychology or related mental health field or license eligible as required and approved by Medicaid

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