Staff Blog

Category: Connections

Flora Austin | Residential Monitor

How did you learn of the job opportunity at Porter-Leath? I saw it in the newspaper, and that’s been, probably about 14-15 years ago. What drew you to Porter-Leath?  I had always worked with mentally challenged children, and I wanted to get a feel for working with juvenile children.  What drives you?  What is your personal mission? The challenge in working with the children.  Trying to be there for them, whether it’s emotional, or that they... Read More

James Thomas | Compliance Manager

  What is your obligation to the Porter-Leath children and families? My obligation to children and families is to number one make sure that they live in a safe environment, make sure that the staff that service them from Porter-Leath is competent, professional, and has a high level of compassion to assist them to operate at their optimal level.   What impact does your staff make?    Providing the services needed for them to function as a family in the... Read More

Shequita Crawford | Case Manager

How did you learn of the job opportunity at Porter-Leath? In Sunday School, my church member would always talk about Porter-Leath, Porter-Leath - that she loved working for Porter-Leath.  What is the best part of being a Case Manager at Porter-Leath? The best part is that I get to meet different children and I get to meet different workers throughout the state of Tennessee.  What do clients need from you to succeed?   My clients need a listening ear, and just... Read More

Demetrius Freeman | Residential Monitor

How did you learn of the job opportunity at Porter-Leath?  I actually came from another facility, and they opened up a program here.  What is the best part about being a Residential Monitor at Porter-Leath?  The best part of being a Residential Monitor is actually getting to help the kids.  Most of the kids, sometimes you’re able to help them - you get a good feeling when they call back up here and tell you “I’m actually doing good, I’m... Read More

Tajuana Toliver | Case Manager

How did you learn of the job opportunity at Porter-Leath?  I would pass Porter-Leath taking my child to school, and I noticed the sign, and I went home and I Googled Porter-Leath and saw that I could serve the agency with my background and my educational skills that I’ve acquired.  What’s the best part of being a Case Manager at Porter-Leath?  I think the best part about being a Case Manager at Porter-Leath is meeting so many young children, and just... Read More