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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 programs and services possible for the those we serve.  If you are interested in helping us create opportunities for students 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

Early Childhood Learning Teacher

DEPARTMENT:  Early Childhood Learning

SUPERVISOR:  Early Childhood Learning Director

CLASSIFICATION:  Hourly

Qualifications:  Early Childhood Learning Teachers shall be at least 18 years of age.  Teachers must have, or be actively working towards an Early Childhood Development Degree, Diploma or Certificate.  They must have the ability to be assertive and the ability to plan and organize appropriate age related classroom activities with patience and flexibility.  Have a love and understanding of young children.

Overview:  We are looking for an Early Childhood Learning Teacher to encourage the healthy intellectual and psychological growth of the children in our facilities. You will teach and supervise them while also motivating them to use their mental capacities and exercise their imagination.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Submit weekly lesson plans and activities to be approved by the ECL Director/Coordinator.
  • Plan, prepare, organize and implement games, activities, and special events.
  • Design and follow a full schedule of activities and discover suitable teaching material
  • Use a wide range of teaching methods (stories, media, indoor or outdoor games, drawing etc) to enhance the child’s abilities.
  • Attend mandatory training throughout the year as required by organization and licensing agencies. Twenty-six hours required annually.
  • Observe children’s interactions and promote the spirit of concord
  • Assist with homework and evaluate children’s performance to make sure they are on the right learning track.
  • Collaborate with other colleagues and supervision.
  • Adhere with teaching standards and safety regulations as established by the official sources.
  • Remain in constant communication with parents and update them on the progress of their children.
  • Clean and organize room for the next day.
  • Dress according to TDAR school dress code.
  • Arrive at scheduled time and be prepared to work.
  • Attend all staff meetings and trainings.
  • Assist ECL Director/Coordinator in any other areas as may be deemed necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned and expected by supervision and management.

Recovery & Family Therapist

DEPARTMENT:  Residential and Therapeutic Services

SUPERVISOR:  Recovery Program Officer

CLASSIFICATION:   Fulltime Employee – Salaried

Position Summary:  Under the general supervision of the Recovery Program Officer, this position will work in collaboration with primary care providers, psychiatrists, and others to help participants with their recovery challenges as an integral part of their overall life success. The Recovery & Family Therapist will provide assessment, recovery planning, individual, family, and group counseling for participants as it pertains to substance use disorders, opioid and additional life recovery challenges. The overall goal is to provide a long-term, residential and therapeutic community for women and their children to break adverse cycles and rebuild their families.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for gathering data, documenting problems and establishing course of recovery to the women in the recovery program and family members.
  • Completes a thorough assessment of the family system and prescribe a documented growth plan
  • Assists participants to effectively utilize available resources to meet their personal needs and help them develop their own capabilities.
  • Provide appropriate therapy and guidance related to a client’s specific symptoms.
  • Develop appropriate individualized recovery plans with specific goals and objectives, as well as measurable outcomes.
  • Teach individuals how to modify their behavior with the intention of full recovery.
  • Make necessary referrals to outside agencies.
  • Keep records of patient contacts and counseling activities in accordance with professional and program standards with attention to the need for data in relation to quality management, program planning and reporting. Prepares monthly progress reports and submits to the supervisor each month.
  • Must hold all patient Protected Health Information (PHI) other patient personal information and agency information in confidence, in accordance with the Employee Confidentiality Statement.
  • Evaluates participants’ strengths related to self-management, develops strategies to support needs and implements plans in support of decisions. Assess and evaluate program participants’ progress.
  • Facilitates and coordinates behavioral health resources as individual participant needs are identified.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of goals and objectives to attain stability, access to community resources involving health, education, and/or other services to ultimately achieve self-sufficiency
  • Submits written materials necessary for documenting activities that affect daily care, recovery, billing and reimbursement
  • Interacts daily with program participants in programming activities related to life skills and parenting.
  • Participates in team and staff meetings to receive and provide feedback on participant issues.
  • Actively support a trauma informed and responsive work environment as demonstrated in the 5 core values of safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, and empowerment.
  • Works with the Recovery Program Officer and therapeutic team to handle crisis situations and takes action to resolve conflicts, disputes and concerns of program participants.
  • Assures adherence to COA standards for accreditation in every aspect of the program.
  • Seeks to optimize use of donated and free resources.
  • Help meet the quality improvement efforts of Tamassee DAR School by supporting and encouraging a culture of excellence and continual improvement.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Required Qualifications

  • A Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work or related human service field from a program accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting body for social work programs. Experience with residential care for women and children a plus.
  • Licensed as LCMHC, LCSW, or LMFT or license eligible
  • A minimum of 2 year’s work experience directly with target population with emphasis in family systems. Prior experience in the substance use field is highly desired to include recovery advocacy experience, and/or peer support certification. If applicable, must have at least 7 years continuous recovery from a substance use disorder.
  • Have a willingness to commit to and implement the TDARS faith-based, Christ-centered program values and statement of faith.
  • Flexibility to work extended program hours, especially as seasons and service needs change.
  • Must have excellent Interpersonal Skills and Collaborative Skills.
  • Understanding of Cultural Competency.
  • Experience providing education on the topics of substance abuse and mental health
  • Experience in facilitating group therapy

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Dual licensed in both addiction and mental health treatment (or actively pursuing licensure in both)
  • Current Nonviolent Crisis Intervention certification

Supervisory Responsibility: This position has assigned oversight of participants and volunteers of the recovery program.

 Competencies:

  1. Organizational Skills.
  2. Results Driven
  3. Teamwork Orientation.
  4. Communication Proficiency.
  5. Technical Capacity.
  6. Business Acumen.
  7. Case and Performance Management.

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office and residential environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Community-based location that serves youth, families and community members daily. Frequent contact with employees, community-based organizations, families, students, and community members. Some required travel to programming locations and community partners. A typical work schedule may include evening and weekend work.

Physical Demands
Involves activities that require ability to lift 30 lbs., reaching, climbing and grasping.  Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.  Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels.  Visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work and observing surroundings and activities.  The worker is not subjected to adverse environmental conditions.

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

Summer Day Camp Counselor

Department:  After School/Summer

REPORTS TO:  Day Camp Director

CLASSIFICATION:  hourly (part-time/temporary)

Join our team and help us create memorable experiences! Tamassee DAR School is a non-profit children’s and family service organization that has been a place of hope and learning for children in need for 100 years. 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.

Day Camp Counselor Overview
We are looking for energetic Day Camp Counselors to encourage the healthy intellectual and psychological growth of the children in our programs. You will teach and supervise them while also motivating them to use their mental capacities and exercise their imagination. This position strives for success and high quality of work being mindful that all personal and professional actions should reflect positively on the School.

Day Camp Counselor Qualities
Ability to work with children to grow in character, experiences and insights • Ability to guard the health and well-being of campers at all times • Prior experience working with children • Enthusiastic, Responsible, Dependable, Level-Headed, Flexible, and Calm in all situations • Have a High School Diploma or equivalent • Have a valid driver’s license • CPR/First Aid Certified OR willing to become certified before the summer begins • Housing available

Day Camp Counselor Responsibilities
Work with group of campers and provide a fun, safe and exciting camp experience • Cooperate with fellow Counselors and Program Administration • Greet families and campers upon arrival • Support leadership in establishing rules and emergency procedures with campers • Participate in all camp activities • Help out where needed and lead activities when asked to by leadership

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!

To Apply
Download application packet and clearance forms at www.tdarschool.org.
Complete and submit one of three ways:
Via mail to: Tamassee DAR School, Human Resources
P.O. Box 8,
Tamassee, SC 29686
Via Fax to: 864-944-0097,
Via Email to: janh@tdarschool.org

 

Maintenance Technician

DEPARTMENT:  Buildings & Grounds

SUPERVISOR:  Building and Grounds Manager

CLASSIFICATION:  Hourly

POSITION SUMMARY:  The goal of this job is to maintain all buildings and grounds owned by Tamassee DAR School, Inc.; assuring a safe and well maintained environment in which children and staff are able to work and live.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Buildings

  • Assist in maintaining the preventative maintenance program for the facility.
  • Assist with repairs on equipment or buildings based on work orders received from the administration office.

Grounds

  • Operate lawn mowers safely for cutting grass.
  • Operate weed and hedge trimmers as required for lawn maintenance.
  • Inspect grounds for detection and removal of material or items that could potential damage equipment or cause injury.
  • Inspect all property at least once a week for vandalism, trash, etc.

Other duties

All other duties as required by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Candidate must have a high school diploma or equivalent general education degree.
  • Must be able to pass a drug test.
  • They must have no criminal history and a clean driving record.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

The work environment could include exposure to wet and/or humid conditions an outside weather conditions.  The employee is occasionally

Operations Officer

DEPARTMENT:  Administration

SUPERVISOR:  Chief Executive Officer

CLASSIFICATION:  Fulltime Employee – Salaried

SUMMARY: 

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Operations Officer (OO) is a key member of the Tamassee DAR School executive leadership team and assumes responsibility for the overall campus operations of Tamassee DAR School, including buildings and grounds,  vendors and contracts.   Exhibiting fundamental business understanding and knowledge with a project management skillset that will produce exceptional results.

Essential Job Functions:
Campus Operations*

  • Manages daily campus operations, negotiates contracts, manages vendor and independent contractor relationships, acts as primary liaison with tenants, develops and oversees standard operating procedures including process and policy improvement, provides project management of major campus and facility projects.
  • Oversees projects related to infrastructure stewardship and development. Act as liaison between departments, vendors, and others as needed to ensure projects are completed timely, within budget, and according to agreed upon contract/donor specifications.
  • Facilitate weekly/monthly status meeting, providing timely and accurate update on project status, conduct monthly/quarterly/annual performance reviews as needed.
  • Manages and oversees the information and technology management of the School.
  • Participates in the maintenance on-call rotation to ensure appropriate administrative response during after hours, weekends, holidays or other times the administrative offices are closed. Will be required to work evenings and/or weekends to support the success of programs and events.
  • Participates and leads, in partnership with enterprise development programs (Wedding/Venue Rentals, Dietary, Thrift/Resale Store and Forest Management), maximum stewardship of resources and ensure stability of revenue to support programs.  Oversee operations including personnel, contractors, facility management, and community engagement.
  • Develop and execute additional revenue generating enterprise development opportunities as identified in partnership with CEO. Continue to monitor and search for new opportunities and innovative strategies for fulfilling the mission of the school.
  • Oversees and develops personnel and strategic solutions in the Buildings and Grounds department and effectively manages operational and financial resources as it relates to facilities management. Manages preventive and scheduled maintenance and timely completion of work orders campus-wide.
  • Works with Dietary Manager to oversee operations and compliance with applicable programs (CACFP, USDA, DHEC, etc.)
  • Directs and oversees all weddings and events facets including personnel/contractors, menu mix, ordering, vendor preference, inventory, and catering promotion. Manages logistics, event details and customer communications related to contracted services designed to provide a consistent and compelling customer experience.
  • Supports all annual and special campus-wide event(s) focused on educating and engaging the community.

Performance and Quality Improvement

  • Serves as a member of the Performance, Quality and Improvement committee. Coordinating with HRO for identification and implementation of necessary PQI trainings.
  • Supports the Council on Accreditation renewal process. Assures adherence to COA standards for accreditation in every aspect of the TDARS program and operation.
  • Communicate effectively and persuasively making assuring appropriate information is shared to all levels of assigned stakeholders.
  • Assist with report preparation to the Tamassee DAR School Board of Trustees when necessary.
  • Seeks to optimize use of donated and free resources.
  • Help meet the quality improvement efforts of Tamassee DAR School by supporting and encouraging a culture of excellence and continual improvement.

* Other responsibilities, as designated by the CEO

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field of study.
  • At least 3-5 years of overall professional experience; ideally 3-plus years of broad facility and operations management experience; Experience in business start-up and or revitalization preferred.
  • The ideal candidate has experience of responsibility in event management and coordination.
  • Technology savvy with experience overseeing software use related to assigned responsibilities to accomplish organizational priorities; knowledge of accounting and reporting software; knowledge of donor tracking software a plus.
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Project management skills with the ability to set priorities, evaluate and select vendors, and manage tasks to ensure timely and efficient completion.
  • A multitasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Tamassee DAR School.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • This position manages all employees of the Buildings and Grounds and Resale departments and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within that department. This position also gives oversight and management of independent contractors for the agency as assigned.

 Additional Leadership DUTIES:

  • Serve as a member of the Executive Leadership Team
  • Serve as a member of the PQI Council
  • Serve on COA leadership team as designated by CEO

 Tamassee DAR School is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Tamassee DAR School is building a culturally diverse workforce committed to working in a multicultural environment.

To Apply
Download application packet and clearance forms at www.tdarschool.org.
Complete and submit one of three ways:
Via mail to: Tamassee DAR School, Human Resources
P.O. Box 8,
Tamassee, SC 29686
Via Fax to: 864-944-0097,
Via Email to: janh@tdarschool.org

Afterschool Program Director

DEPARTMENT:  Education

SUPERVISOR:  Chief Executive Officer

CLASSIFICATION:  Salary/Exempt

Position Summary:  The Afterschool Program Director will assist the Chief Executive Officer with day-to-day supervision responsibility for all aspects of the afterschool program consistent with state and federal laws as well as policies including programming development, facility, technical and human resources management, revenue identification, budget management, and overall program integrity.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Creates and maintains a safe, fun loving environment that provides growth opportunity for all students to achieve to the optimum of their ability and all staff to function efficiently toward the fulfillment of that end.
  • Responsible for all aspects of oversight and implementation of data driven initiatives related to the afterschool programs.
  • Front-line accountability for quality program delivery including core programs, new initiatives, summer programs, junior staff development program and outcome measurement systems.
  • Trains, monitors and develop staff so that programs are well delivered. Responsible for direct supervision of part-time program staff and program volunteers.
  • Works with other school administrative personnel to ensure adequate funding to support the afterschool program including identification and implementation of grants, knowledge of, initiation, and ongoing engagement with applicable public funding opportunities and development of relationships with other sponsors/donors that lead to financial support of the program.
  • Research new or existing programs and “best practices” in other local, state and national programs and develop plans to either model and implement or suggest elimination from afterschool offerings as appropriate.
  • Be knowledgeable and adjust the programming accordingly in light of changing industry demands.
  • Prepare information for reports to the Tamassee DAR School Board of Trustees when necessary.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with industry professionals to promote the goals of the program.
  • Provides oversight and direction for marketing of program and recruitment and admission of students.
  • Plans, develops, evaluates and oversees implementation of arts, education, social recreation, health and physical education, computer center and specialty programs, activities and services that prepares youth for success.
  • Surveys students’ interest in programs, tracks member participation in programs, and outcomes. Works with Chief Executive Officer to plan and implement changes to improve results.
  • Develops monthly/quarterly program schedule and plans implementation with program staff. Promotes and markets programs to program students via meetings, announcements, bulletin boards, flyers, mailing, posted schedules, etc.
  • Ensures designated and daily year-round and summer programs meet stated objectives, member needs and interests, are organized and engaging and result in high participation.
  • Ensure programs are inclusive to all genders, abilities, and cultures.
  • Plans, execute, and collect program data to support measures and report outcomes; prepares programs’ reports, as needed.
  • Monitors program delivery, works with program staff to plan and implement improvements. Communicates with program staff, students and partner agencies to insure understanding of programs opportunities, schedule and plans when outside entities participate in program delivery.
  • Plans special events and field trips, ensures they are properly supervised and released and other paperwork completed. Helps plan and oversee implementation of opportunities to recognize program students.
  • Works with the Chief Executive Officer to handle crisis situations and takes action to resolve conflicts, disputes and concerns of staff, students, volunteers, and parents.
  • Ensure age and stage appropriate programming which is relevant and passion–driven.
  • Works with Chief Executive Officer to develop program budget. Approves program expenditures to authorized level; ensures expenditures considered costs and best value.
  • Helps Chief Executive Officer plan, schedule and control hours worked by program staff. Seeks to optimize use of donated and free resources.
  • Help meet the quality improvement efforts of Tamassee DAR School by supporting and encouraging a culture of excellence and continual improvement.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with 4 years professional experience in Youth Development, Education, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of two years’ work experience directly with youth, in a Boys & Girls Program or similar organization managing full-time/part-time staff, and planning activities based on the developmental needs of young people.
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal laws related to career and technical education, labor and industry.
  • Experience with Program Management and Development.
  • Flexibility to work afterschool program hours, especially as seasons and service needs change.
  • Must have excellent Interpersonal Skills and Collaborative Skills.
  • Must have experience developing and maintaining effective partnerships and community relations.
  • Experience with Fiscal Planning and Budget Management.
  • Experience in writing and administering grants.
  • Understanding of Cultural Competency.

 Tamassee DAR School is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Tamassee DAR School is building a culturally diverse workforce committed to working in a multicultural environment.

To Apply
Download application packet and clearance forms at www.tdarschool.org.
Complete and submit one of three ways:
Via mail to: Tamassee DAR School, Human Resources
P.O. Box 8,
Tamassee, SC 29686
Via Fax to: 864-944-0097,
Via Email to: janh@tdarschool.org