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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 allow the agency to serve over 40,000 local children and families each year and advance the mission of empowering children and families to achieve a healthy, optimal and independent lifestyle. As you learn more about our agency, you'll see that our culture of achievement resonates throughout, based on the strategic leadership model that guides all aspects of the agency. If you'd like to become a part of the Porter-Leath family, consider one of our career openings and help us as we build stronger children, stronger families, and a stronger Memphis.

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 2021 Best-in-Class employer by Gallagher Benefits Services, both of which determined the ranking based on feedback from staff.

What makes Porter-Leath such a spectacular place to enjoy a career? Many things - comprehensive benefits, frequent recognition, and a culture based on values listed above combine to create more than just a nice place to work; together, these qualities make a home for all those seeking a wonderful career. 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 is investing in top talent more than ever before!

Porter-Leath continue to have $750 Sign On Bonuses for all positions.



Porter-Leath offers a wide range of awesome benefits for staff. Our commitment to our employees rivals our commitment to the children and families we serve. Our comprehensive benefits package aims to meet the needs of every employee and includes the following, depending on position.

  • Health and dental insurance
  • Life insurance (2 x salary) and voluntary life insurance for employee and family
  • Voluntary Short-term disability
  • Long-term disability
  • 401(k)
  • Credit union
  • Generous paid leave time and holidays
  • Employee referral program
  • Continuous professional development and recognition programs
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Employee friendly policies
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Professional corporate culture
  • Competitive compensation
  • Paid Parental Leave

Strategic Direction

Porter-Leath's decision-making and program delivery are highly strategic in order 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. 



Professional Development

All staff at Porter-Leath have access to numerous professional development activities each month that greatly enhance the methods used to support clients and create the best-trained staff in all fields. Teachers receive ongoing coaching from their education specialist as well as the team of instructional coaches at the Early Childhood Academy. Residential Services staff are all trained in the evidence-based Aggression Replacement Training and all Cornerstone parent educators are certified by Parents as Teachers. Administrative staff all receive a minimum of two hours of training each and every month. All training is at no cost to staff.

Professional Recognition

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!

From left to right: Starreka Richmond (5 years), Bobbie Curry (5 years), Janet Yarbrough (10 years), and Barbara Brooks (10 years) along with Porter-Leath President Sean Lee at the annual service recognition dinner.


Our staff is a family. We work together, achieve together, and celebrate together. Many staff members have been at the agency for over five years, and the family atmosphere is routinely one of the reasons why Porter-Leath is a great place to work! Apply for an open career opportunity at Porter-Leath today!

CAA Transparency in Coverage Rule

This link (  leads to the machine readable files (MRFs) that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine-readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data.

Get to Know Porter-Leath

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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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Porter-Leath team accomplishes every year? Read some of our results to see the impact of the agency. If you can help us achieve success for even more children and families, consider a career at Porter-Leath.

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