The Trent Hill Center for Children and Families

Employment Opportunities

Located in Hartsville, S.C., Trent Hill Center for Children and Families (“the Center”) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving children and families. The Center operates a children’s home for youth in foster care as well as a community-based mental health counseling center for local children and families. At this time, the Center is also actively engaged in expanding service delivery to include family prevention services as well as independent living skills programming for youth.

Independent Living Skills Program Coordinator

Posted: March 18, 2021

The Center seeks to hire an innovative and driven professional for our newly established Independent Living Skills Program Coordinator position. This position reports to the Residential Services Director, but also works in partnership with the Executive Director and other Center leadership to create, implement, maintain, and evaluate an Independent Living Skills program for the Center’s youth residents. Independent Living Skills include daily living skills, self care, relationship and communication skills, housing and money management, work and study skills, and career and education planning.

The Center is especially interested in hiring a professional who can work at the micro-, mezzo-, and macro-levels of program development, as indicated by the list of job duties below.

For our current and future youth residents, The Independent Living Skills Program Coordinator would be responsible for the following:

  • Administration of Casey Living Skills Assessment to each resident
  • Administration of Self-Directed Search (a career assessment and exploration tool that matches aspirations, activities, and talents to career choices and educational opportunities) to each resident
  • Identifying patterns of independent living skills needs via data analysis of above tools
  • Developing an independent living skills “curriculum” for the Center’s youth
  • Partnering with community organizations, businesses, and professionals to offer independent living skills workshops, courses, or other interventions to our youth
  • Developing relationships with local employers in pursuit of identifying job opportunities for Center youth who are of legal age to work
  • Seeking ongoing feedback from residents on effectiveness of ILS interventions
  • Designing tools for evaluating effectiveness of ILS interventions
  • Evaluating effectiveness of ILS interventions

As the Center prepares to open and offer a Supervised Independent Living Program separate and apart from the current group home programming, the ILS Program Coordinator would be responsible for:

  • Partnering with the Center’s leadership to develop a Supervised Independent Living Program in alignment with South Carolina DSS’s and Council on Accreditation’s guidelines for such programs;
  • Participating in hiring transition specialists for the new Supervised Independent Living Program;
  • Conducting community outreach and generating community support for Supervised Independent Living Program.

Qualifications

  • Highly collaborative working style
  • Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
  • Adept at building and maintaining relationships
  • Assertive, persistent, confident, mature
  • Knowledge of and connections to local community organizations and employers preferred

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Must pass federal and state criminal background checks

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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Development and Marketing Manager

Posted: March 16, 2021

The Center seeks to hire a creative, energetic, and proactive professional for our newly established Development and Marketing Manager position. This position reports to the Center’s Executive Director, and works in partnership with the Executive Director and other Center leadership to develop and implement the Center’s ongoing development and marketing strategies. The ideal candidate has strong connections and ties to the Darlington County community.

Development Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute the Center’s annual fundraising plan
  • Develop and maintain relationships with new and existing donors
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations
  • Manage the implementation of e-Tapestry
  • Oversee organization of special events
  • Develop and track proposals and reports for foundation and corporate fundraising
  • Attendance at various community networking events

Marketing Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the Center’s annual communications plan
  • Put communications vehicles in place (print, social media, website, video, face-to-face) to create momentum for and awareness of the Center
  • Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral, including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, and Center website

Qualifications

  • Highly collaborative working style
  • Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
  • Adept at building and maintaining relationships
  • Assertive, persistent, confident, mature

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Must pass federal and state criminal background checks

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.


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.