Young kindergarten age kids standing in front of their school getting ready to go inside

Thornwell is currently seeking qualified people to join our ministry in the following positions:

*Please note our application and screening process for qualified candidates will involve the following as per agency policy and in order to comply with all federal, state and local laws and licensing requirements: phone and in-person interviews, academic and professional licensure verification (if applicable), drug testing, criminal background check, and reference checking.

Foster Care Family Specialist

The Foster Care (FC) Family Specialist will assist with licensing foster homes according to the Child Placing Agency regulations and provide family support and case management services to foster families and children placed in their homes. The FC Family Specialist will maintain a caseload of 14-16 licensed foster families. The FC Family Specialist will act as a liaison between the Department of Social Services and other school/medical/community organizations and will advocate for the needs of the foster families and children placed in foster care. Extensive driving is required and mileage is reimbursed at Thornwell’s established rate. The FC Family Specialist will ensure the provision of quality services to the foster families and children through the use of established Thornwell, Teaching-Family Association (TFA), Trust-Based Relational Interventions (TBRI), Council of Accreditations (COA) standards and state and federal guidelines. The FC Family Specialist will assist with pre-service and on-going training to ensure foster family retention and high quality of care for children placed in Thornwell foster homes. Please read the complete job description for more details and for application instructions.


Family Specialist – Full Time Position, Cheraw, SC

Thornwell Home for Children – Building Families Program

Is God calling you to make a difference in the lives of families in your community? You can help strengthen families and create healthy homes as a Family Specialist with Thornwell’s Building Families Program in Cheraw, SC. The Family Specialist will provide voluntary, intensive home-based services and parenting education to families utilizing the Teaching-Family Model of intervention. Please see the complete job description for more details and application instructions.

Family Teachers – Full-time
Clinton, SC – Residential Program

We are seeking couples to work in our cottages on our campus in Clinton, SC with six to eight children. We have eleven cottages open on our campus, and each cottage is staffed with four adults to provide consistency for the children and adequate time off for staff. Thornwell uses the Teaching-Family Model of childcare. Our four-hundred acre campus includes historic buildings, cottages, recreational facilities, a working farm, and a learning center providing academic support.

People with a ministry mindset interested in serving God and serving kids, and who are ready to accept the challenge and experience the rewards of working with children and youth who are hurting are invited to apply. The complete job description includes the details and a video showing a day in the life of two of our family teachers.

Preschool Teachers – Part-time
Clinton, SC – Early Head Start Program

We are currently seeking Preschool Teachers for Thornwell’s new Early Head Start program scheduled to open in June 2016.

Candidates should possess a Child Development Associate certificate (CDA) or have completed equivalent coursework in early childhood with a focus on infant and toddler development or hold a comparable credential from the state of South Carolina.  Teachers with a degree or other credential in Early Childhood Education with a focus on infants and toddlers do not need a CDA.

Should a candidate not meet the education requirements described above, training will be provided to help newly hired teachers earn a CDA by July 31.

There are approximately 20 part-time positions currently available. Part-time Preschool Teachers can expect to work an average of 27 hours per week at a competitive hourly rate.

All Preschool Teachers are required to have a background check through the South Carolina Central Registry of Child Abuse and Neglect, and they shall undergo a State fingerprint review from the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED).  Drug screening is also required.

Interested applicants should apply in person at 203 West Calhoun Street, Clinton, SC 29325 on weekdays from 8am – 12pm or 1pm – 5pm.  For more information, please contact Brooke Robinette by phone at (864) 938-2802 or via email atBrooke.robinette@thornwell.org.