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 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.

Assist in the preparation and serving of daily menus and other special meals as assigned by the Manager of Food Services.

Responsible for the day to day cleanliness, sanitation, and appearance of unit as assigned by the Manager, as well as the safety of unit.

Responsible for maintaining a high standard of personal hygiene.

Responsible for the security of inventory and food services equipment.

Assist in training and supervision of food service work study students teaching responsibility and respect.

Perform other related duties assigned by the supervisor.

LifeBridge Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Children and 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:

Develop a personal, caring, and professional relationship with each student you serve as LifeBridge Coordinator.

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.

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.

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.

Maintain regular (no less than monthly) contact with guardians and others concerned about the well being of your assigned student.

Assist with planning of family activities to engage families served.

Follow all policies and procedures as established in the Tamassee DAR School Employee Handbook and Organizational Manuals.

Ensure all students for which you serve as LifeBridge Coordinator complies with program expectations.

Oversight of student apartment units with regard to safety.

Will be required to attend trainings/meetings, CCP meetings for caseload, and possible activities.

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.

Other responsibilities as deemed necessary.

 

 

Transporter

DEPARTMENT: Children & Family Services

REPORTS TO:  Administrative Manager                         CLASSIFICATION:  Hourly

QUALIFICATIONS:  Transporters must be at least 21 years of age with a high school diploma or a GED.  Candidate must have an excellent driving record, and no criminal history.  Must have the ability to organize and work well with children. Experience is preferred but, not required.

WORK SCHEDULE:  As needed.

Must have the ability to work with a very flexible schedule.

Must have patience in dealing with children.

Should be able to find locations and understand directions to deliver children to various appointments.

Respect the confidentiality of the children.

Maintain a log and timesheet for all deliveries to be turned in to the supervisor for approval.

Other duties as assigned and expected by supervision and management.

 

Summer Counselor

DEPARTMENT:  Children & Family Services

REPORTS TO:  Aftercare Case Manager                          CLASSIFICATION: Hourly

REQUIREMENTS

He/she must have an excellent driving record, no criminal history, and be willing to submit to and pass a drug test.  Candidate must have a personality conducive to dealing with children, adults, and DAR staff in a variety of unique situations.

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidate must have strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to handle sensitive information with the strictest of confidentiality. They must have excellent written and verbal communications skills.  Experience working with children in a camp or recreational setting is preferred.

HOURS:

9 am – 3 pm, Monday through Thursday. There will be times when there will be job responsibilities that fall outside of the set work schedule to include some evening activities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan and facilitate fun, interactive and educational activities for students ranging from 6 to 18. Some of the activities include, but are not limited to: team-building activities, technology period, independent living skills, arts & crafts and healthy living.
  • Supervise students and insure their safety and well being.
  • Plan and facilitate off-site field trips and drive students safely to their destination.
  • Facilitate student activities in the evenings.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.