Careers

At Tamassee DAR School it is all about the children and their families! We seek professional servant-minded people that desire to be a part of our child-centered and family-focused environment.

As a nationally accredited children and family service organization, we are committed to providing the highest quality of care possible for the children we serve.  If you are interested in helping us create opportunities for children to be successful, valued, and respected—we need you to join our family!

Compensation is based on position and experience.  Eligible employees are offered a benefits package that includes health insurance, 401K plan, paid vacation, paid sick leave, and up to 12 paid holidays.

Join our Team! Should you see a position that you are interested in pursuing, please click on the application button and complete the employment application packet.  Resumes are welcome but do not replace the application.   Applications are required prior to scheduling an interview.  Please send your completed packet to Jan Honeycutt in our Human Resources Office at janh@tdarschool.org or by fax at 864.944.0097.

Mail:
Tamassee DAR School
c/o Jan Honeycutt, Human Resources Officer
PO Box 8
Tamassee, SC  29686

Teaching Parent

DEPARTMENT:  Programs

SUPERVISOR:  Chief Programs Officer

Position Summary:  This is a live-in position that requires daily attention to the emotional, educational, physical, social and Christian needs of the children in care. Work schedule is 4 days on and 3 days off depending on scheduling. Immediate openings are available and the position is full time.

Requirements:  Applicant must be at least 21 years old with a high school diploma, GED or higher, excellent driving record, no criminal history and be able to pass a drug test.  Experience is preferred, but not required.  Responsibilities include a professional, goal-oriented team approach to meeting the needs of children whose families are in crisis.

Teaching Parent Sub

DEPARTMENT:  Programs

SUPERVISOR:  Chief Programs Officer

Position Summary:  This part time live-in position requires daily attention to the emotional, educational, physical, social and spiritual needs of the children in care.  Candidate must be able to work flex hours and days depending on the needs of the organization.

Requirements:  The Teaching Parent Sub must be at least 21 years old with a high school diploma or GED.  Candidate must have an excellent driving record and no criminal history.  Experience is preferred, but not required.

LifeBridge Coordinator

DEPARTMENT:  Children & Family Services

SUPERVISOR:    Chief Programs Officer                                     CLASSIFICATION:  Salary-Exempt

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

Candidate should have a BA in Human Services or a similar field.  He/She must have strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to handle sensitive information with the strictest of confidentiality.  He/she must have excellent written and verbal communications skills, strong computer skills and report writing skills.  Candidate must have a personality conducive to dealing with children, adults, and DAR staff in a variety of unique situations. Candidate must have the ability to turn in mandatory reports on time. Candidate must also be committed to developing and implementing a curriculum that will ensure success for each student as they become an adult. Candidate must display the ability to manage staff and work with families and young people in reunification situations.

HOURS: 40 hours per week

Population Served:

LifeBridge students are those that have participated in Tamassee’s residential or foster care programs. This position will provide support services to this population.  There are 4 types of youth served:  youth reunified with birth/kinship families, youth adopted, youth placed in foster homes, and young adults entering college or the workforce.

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Develop a personal, caring, and professional relationship with each student you serve as LifeBridge Coordinator.
  2. Develop a Comprehensive Care Plan (CCP) for each assigned student; according to TDAR time frame.
    *  Identify individual strengths of each student, student needs, family needs, and goals for educational, behavior and family           success.
    *  Support student and family with implementation of CCP goals.
  3. Manage documentation requirements for each assigned student via software according to TDAR time frame to include but not limited to:  education, behavior, family life, spiritual life, and independent living skills.
  4. Care Coordinator (CC) will provide activities and resources to support student success as determined via CCP.
    *  Your role is to ensure independent living skills are taught according to set schedule.
    *  Plan activities/outings
    *  You must submit an objective for the activity/outing, including funds needed, students attending.
  5. Maintain regular (no less than monthly) contact with guardians and others concerned about the well being of your assigned student.
  6. Assist with planning of family activities to engage families served.
  7. Follow all policies and procedures as established in the Tamassee DAR School Employee Handbook and Organizational Manuals.
  8.  Ensure all students for which you serve as LifeBridge Coordinator complies with program expectations.
  9.  Oversight of student apartment units with regard to safety.
  10. Will be required to attend trainings/meetings, CCP meetings for caseload, and possible activities.
  11. Oversee the LifeBridge Mentor which includes, but is not limited to:  meeting weekly for debriefing and support, offering ideas and support to Mentor, providing materials and information to the Mentor.
  12. Other responsibilities as deemed necessary.

LifeBridge Mentor

DEPARTMENT:  Children & Family Services

SUPERVISOR: LifeBridge Coordinator                                       CLASSIFICATION:  Salary-Exempt

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

Candidate should have a BA in Human Services or a similar field. He/She must have strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to handle sensitive information with the strictest of confidentiality.  He/she must have excellent written and verbal communications skills, strong computer skills and report writing skills.  Candidate must have a personality conducive to dealing with children, adults, and DAR staff in a variety of unique situations. Candidate must have the ability to turn in mandatory reports on time. Candidate must also be committed to developing and implementing a curriculum that will ensure success for each student as they become an adult.

Candidate must be able to reside in program housing, to be considered their full time residence. Candidates’ apartment would not be utilized in anyway by the program participants.

HOURS: 25 hours per week

Population Served:

LifeBridge clients are young adults (at least 18 years old and graduated from high school or have GED) that have participated in Tamassee’s residential program and have exited and are now beginning their careers or gaining training/education in their field. The clients have passed an application process admitting them into the LifeBridge apartments in Clemson. This position will provide support services to this population.

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Develop a personal, caring, and professional relationship with each student you serve as LifeBridge Mentor.
  2. Develop a Comprehensive Care Plan (CCP) for each assigned student; according to TDAR time frame.
    * Identify individual strengths of each student, student needs, family needs, and goals for educational, behavioral and  family success.
    * Support student and family with implementation of CCP goals.
  3. Manage documentation requirements for each assigned student via software according to TDAR time frame to include but not limited to: education, behavior, family life, spiritual life, and independent living skills
  4. Provide activities and resources to support student success as determined via CCP.
    *  Ensure independent living skills are taught on a regular basis.
    *  Plan activities/outings.
    *  Submit an objective for the activity/outing, including funds needed, students attending.
  5. Follow all policies and procedures as established in the Tamassee DAR School Employee Handbook and Organizational Manuals.
  6. Ensure all students in the apartments comply with program expectations.
  7. Oversight of student apartment units with regard to safety, upkeep and general maintenance.
  8. Will be required to attend main campus trainings/meetings, CCP meetings for caseload, and possible activities.
  9. Other responsibilities as deemed necessary.

Cook

DEPARTMENT: Dietary

REPORTS TO: Manager of Food Services                    CLASSIFICATION: Hourly

QUALIFICATIONS:  High School diploma or the equivalent and one year experience preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  To provide nutritious, tasty meals and quality food service in an atmosphere to cleanliness, cheerfulness, and personal caring.

WORK SCHEDULE:  Work schedule will be flexible to meet the needs of the department as assigned by the supervisor.

  1. Assist in the preparation and serving of daily menus and other special meals as assigned by the Manager of Food Services.
  2. Responsible for the day to day cleanliness, sanitation, and appearance of unit as assigned by the Manager, as well as the safety of unit.
  3. Responsible for maintaining a high standard of personal hygiene.
  4. Responsible for the security of inventory and food services equipment.
  5. Assist in training and supervision of food service work study students teaching responsibility and respect.
  6. Perform other related duties assigned by the supervisor.

 

Thrift Store Associate (Pickup/Delivery)

DEPARTMENT:  Tamassee Thrift Store

SUPERVISOR: Thrift Store Manager                                         CLASSIFICATION: Hourly

The purpose of the Tamassee Thrift Store is to uphold the mission of the Tamassee DAR School through financial support, as well as, in-kind donations i.e., children’s clothing, cottage needs, etc. The Thrift Store will receive and record donations offering these for resale and/or provide campus facilities with needed items.

Qualifications: High School diploma or the equivalent; past experience in retail display and sales is a plus. An honest, reputable nature is a must with the ability to plan, organize and work well with others.

Organizational Responsibilities

This material handling position is responsible for the pick-up of merchandise from donors, safely loading and securing the merchandise in the Tamassee DAR School truck, returning to the Tamassee DAR School and unloading the merchandise. The individual must also be capable of driving the truck. Pickup teams will consist of two associates. The position will support the overall operations of sales and donations.

Associate will be familiarized with the policies, procedures, and goals of the Tamassee DAR School. Working professionally with co-workers, children, community, volunteers and donors with a positive attitude toward all aspects of the position; striving for success and a high quality of work being mindful that all personal and professional actions should reflect positively on the School.

Service Responsibilities:
*Pick up/Delivery
*Sales
*Store environment
*Receivables as needed
*Other

Expected Commitment
1.     The Thrift Store Associate is expected to work a flexible schedule to include weekends. (Part-Time, Saturdays, and weekdays.)
2.   
Thrift Store Associate must be available to assist with departmental activity as needed

 

Title 1 Tutor (Part Time)

Department:  Education

Qualifications:  Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree.  Applicants with a current SC teaching certificate or those who are in the process of obtaining SC teaching certification are preferred.  Must enjoy working with children, be creative and organized, patient in dealing with students of differing abilities, able to communicate simply and clearly, and be prepared to work out of school hours.

Work Schedule:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., 20 hours a week.  Must be willing and able to flex time according to the needs and schedules of the students.

Responsibilities:

  1. Provide additional instruction in ELA and Math for students to improve classroom performance.
  2. Work with students, individually and in groups, with homework and remediation.
  3. Work with the students in the Academy Classroom supporting the needs of the students.
  4. Attend staff meetings and other training and development sessions as needed.
  5. Work with teachers and residential staff, as well as the students to increase awareness of strengths, weaknesses and resources to improve academic success.

To Apply:

Download application at www.tdarschool.org and forward to janh@tdarschool.org or fax to 864-944-0097.  Position open until filled.  EOE

 

Executive Assistant (Office Manager)

DEPARTMENT:  Administration

SUPERVISOR: Chief Executive Officer                                     CLASSIFICATION: Hourly

SUMMARY: The Executive Assistant provides high-level administrative support to the Chief Executive Officer and other assigned administrative staff. In addition to handling information requests and performing clerical functions, this position deals with a diverse group of important external callers and visitors as well as internal contacts at all levels of the organization. This position handles and is exposed to sensitive information regarding staff, children in care, and donors and must maintain confidentiality/trust at all times. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize and organize diversified workload. This position is vital to the Tamassee DAR School public relations program and should show every courtesy to staff, students, donors and visitors.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidate must be a high school graduate with excellent communication and organizational skills. Strong human relations skills are essential while dealing effectively with donors, staff and children.  Microsoft/Computer proficiency to assist with correspondence, data entry, scheduling, document presentations and like skills are essential.

COMPETENCIES:

    1. Communication Proficiency.
    2. Time Management.
    3. Collaboration Skills.
    4. Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.
    5. Flexibility.
    6. Technical Capacity.
    7. Stress Management/Composure.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Appearance of the office:

  • Keep coffee/reception area neat and clean.
  • Keep paper products in all bathrooms and assure cleanliness at all times.
  • Assure the cleanliness of the lobby area.
  • Supervise work program students assigned to the Administration office.

Administration Office:
Maintain communication at all levels:
* Open, sort and distribute incoming correspondence, including faxes and email for the executive office.
* Sign that daily deliveries has been received and process.
* Prepares outgoing mail and assure that postage is available.
* Maintain executive files including correspondence, historical documents, and other related materials for the executive office.
* Check email messages and distribute each morning.
* Oversee in-kind donation receipts and acknowledgements

Coordinate and make travel arrangements for the CEO and other administrative staff assigned.
* Make all necessary flight arrangements, rental car, etc.
* Make all necessary hotel arrangements.
* Respond to all necessary correspondence.

Serve as assistant to the CEO including preparing correspondence and other documents as directed, assistance with scheduling, assurance of open communication channels, and like duties.

Serve as receptionist for Administrative office and broader campus.
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Answer incoming phone calls and direct to appropriate parties.
* Greet on campus visitors.

Maintain calendar of events.

Maintain mailing list on board of trustees and all committees.

Planning, preparation, and organization of all meetings.
*
Send out a call to the meeting two weeks prior to the date with the following:
* Minutes of previous meeting
* Agenda
* Schedule of events
* Registration form if needed
* Any reports that may be ready at the time of mailing:
* Financial
* Departmental
* Chief Executive Officer
* Chairman

Plan all areas of meeting and activities
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Plan menus for meals in coordination with Dining Hall Manager.
* Reserve accommodations at hotel if needed.
* Reserve meeting rooms at hotel if needed.
* Make necessary arrangements for meeting space on campus.
* Plan and purchase items for refreshments.
* Make copies of all necessary documents.
* Make available all necessary documents for administrator and chairman.
* Assure the count for meals and members in attendance.
* Make all necessary arrangements for off campus activities.

Schedule guest accommodations.
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Make sure accommodations are available and arrange for dining hall meals.
* Take care of any needs that may arise during stay.
* Work with Buildings and Grounds staff to assure cottages are ready and cleaned before and after visitors.

Rental on chapel, dining hall and auditorium.
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Assure the availability of facilities.
* Assure staff available to cover dining hall.
* Inform renter of stipulations and have agreement signed.
* Make plans with special groups for meals, set up, etc., for dining hall.
* Work with Buildings and Grounds staff to assure facilities are ready and cleaned before and after visitors.

Assist in the duties associated with the operations of the Administrative office as assigned.

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands
This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing and lifting is required. This would require the ability to lift files, lift packages, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.

Travel
No overnight travel is expected for this position. There may be occasional local day travel.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.