The Trent Hill Center for Children and Families

Employment Opportunities

The Trent Hill Center for Children and Families (“Trent Hill Center”) is a private, nonprofit 501(3) child and family services organization located in Hartsville, S.C. Trent Hill Center provides residential services to youth in foster care and individual, group, and family counseling to foster care youth and local children and families.

Residential Care Counselor

Posted: December 5, 2020

The Residential Care Counselor (RCC) works in the Residential Services Program of the Trent Hill Center. The RCC reports directly to the Residential Services Director. This position is responsible for the care, nurture, monitoring and supervision of foster care youth who live at the Trent Hill Center. Residents may have histories of significant trauma, child abuse or neglect, sexual abuse, substance abuse, runaway, domestic violence, mental and physical illness.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide supervision, support, guidance, and direction to a maximum of 13 foster care youth in a group home setting;
  • Interact with youth residents in alignment with trauma-informed practices and principles and the Trent Hill Center’s mission and vision;
  • Partner with leadership to foster and maintain a homelike environment for youth residents;
  • Implement and enforce the Trent Hill Center’s behavior management system for youth residents;
  • Implement and enforce the Trent Hill Center’s cell phone policy for youth residents;
  • Work with residents on independent living skills, such as use of budgeting and money management, study skills, time management, career and education planning, building healthy relationships;
  • Teach residents how to perform activities of daily living, such as preparing meals, cleaning, washing and drying clothes, making beds, maintaining proper hygiene, and driving;
  • Accompany residents on shopping trips and counsel residents in purchase of personal items;
  • Prepare and serve meals for youth residents. Eat meals with residents to model family-style dining and appropriate table manners;
  • Complete daily progress notes on each resident;
  • Complete a daily facility checklist to note needs for home repair and improvement. Report immediate safety or health hazards to Residential Services Director or maintenance personnel;
  • Maintain the cleanliness and neatness of indoor and outdoor areas (ie residential home, playground area, vans and other areas). Perform antiseptic cleaning duties, laundry and other housekeeping duties in living areas;
  • Transport or assist in transporting residents to and from medical appointments, activities, field trips, work, school, and other locations;
  • Administer medications to youth residents;
  • Assist in intake procedures of new residents;
  • Attend biweekly staff meetings.

Standard Duties

  • Respect and maintain the confidentiality of youth living at Trent Hill Center;
  • Work in partnership with co-counselor to complete duties and make decisions about youth residents;
  • Attend and participate in required training sessions and staff meetings;
  • Report to work on time and on a regular basis;
  • Conduct oneself in an ethical manner at all times;
  • Treat residents and employees with integrity and respect;
  • Serve as a role model for residents;
  • Adhere to safety, hygiene, health and fire hazard guidelines; policies and procedures; mission and values;
  • Report suspected child abuse and neglect to the Out of Home Abuse and Neglect Unit of SCDSS or to a law enforcement agency in the county where the child resides or is found.

Requirements for Residential Care Counselor Position

RCC candidates must have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED. At least two years of work with teenagers strongly preferred. RCC candidates must be at least 21 years of age.

Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred, but not required.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their resume via email to scottie.hill@trenthillcenter.org. No phone calls please.

Job Types Available: Full-time, Part-time

Salary commensurate with experience.

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