Do you have what it takes to empower children and families? Find a meaningful career at Porter-Leath!

Porter-Leath is dedicated to providing the highest quality support for local children and families. In order to do that, we want all of our staff members to have the support and ability to continue growing their skills and take their talents to the next level. At Porter-Leath, our values are earliest intervention, safest environment, teamwork, integrity, professional development, and doing what we say. These values are not just for clients, but also for staff. Over 400 team members help the agency serve over 39,000 children and families each year and advance the mission of empowering children and families to achieve a healthy, optimal and independent lifestyle. 

Porter-Leath Educator high-fiving Teacher Excellence Coach

Porter-Leath is investing in top talent more than ever before.

Our staff is a true team. We work together, achieve together, and celebrate together. Many staff members have been at Porter-Leath for years because of our culture of curiosity. Driven by data and evidence based practice, colleagues are encouraged to find new ways to tackle tasks and projects. This commitment to innovation is just one of the reasons why Porter-Leath is a great place to work! If you're not familiar with Porter-Leath, take some time to read about the agency's history,  how we currently serve local children, families and educators, and also the benefits, recognition, and support offered to all staff. When you're ready, click the red button to apply for an opening at Porter-Leath. 

Porter-Leath continues to offer sign on bonuses of $750 or more per position.



We offer a wide range of benefits for staff. Our commitment to our team is equal to our commitment to the children and families we serve. Our comprehensive benefits package aims to meet the needs of each staff member and help them grow in their career. The Porter-Leath benefits package includes the following, depending on position:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Life insurance (2 x salary) and voluntary life insurance for employee and family
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • 401(k) plus employer match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid leave time and holidays
  • Annual appreciation events
  • Continuous professional development and recognition programs
  • Paid CDA Certification for classroom staff
  • Meaningful work
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Family-oriented culture
  • Competitive compensation
  • Employee referral program
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Employee friendly policies
  • Voluntary Short-term disability
  • Long-term disability
  • Credit union
  • Pet insurance

Two Members of Leadership at Porter-Leath

More than a Job

Porter-Leath is frequently recognized as a great place to work, including being the Top Workplace for Mid-Size companies by The Commercial Appeal, and a Best-in-Class employer by Gallagher Benefits Services, both of which determined the ranking based on feedback from staff.  We also focus on:

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

Porter-Leath fosters a diverse workplace where all staff can feel that they truly belong and are well supported in the workplace. We continuously monitor DEI efforts for implementation and for additional recommendations. Team members are valued at Porter-Leath for the unique talents they bring to their daily work.

Strategic Direction

Porter-Leath sets clear organizational goals, so you can see how your work contributes to our overall success. Our decision-making and program delivery are highly strategic to provide the maximum impact with the best trained staff at the optimal cost. Every department and program at Porter-Leath has annual, data-informed goals that are centralized to achieve multi-year strategic plan goals. The agency's internal Performance and Quality Improvement Department provides ongoing data collection and analysis to give immediate feedback on progress. 

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Professional Development and Recognition

As a member of our team at Porter-Leath, you will have access to individualized professional development activities to enhance your methods used to support local children and families. All of our teachers receive ongoing support from an education specialist and practice based coaching from our expert team of instructional coaches. Our Residential Services staff are trained in the evidence-based best practices, while all Cornerstone parent educators are certified by Parents as Teachers. All training is at no cost to continue being the leader in helping children and families succeed.

Recognition for a job well done is always celebrated across the Porter-Leath team. The agency has a Make a Difference award each month, where staff members nominate their colleagues for strong achievement. Over a dozen candidates are presented each month, with one selected as the Make a Difference winner. If you can make a difference in the lives of children and families, consider joining the vibrant team at Porter-Leath!

Porter-Leath Teacher working with Children



CAA Transparency in Coverage Rule

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Porter-Leath's commitment to helping children and families since 1850, including how we've grown to be the leader in helping children and families succeed.

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