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Thornwell is seeking new team members to join our growing ministry!

Thornwell is a diverse, non-profit ministry serving children and families across Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina with a family-centered continuum of care.

For more than 145 years, Thornwell has met the call to care for and support children and families in need. Today, the same spirit that guided our Founder to create a home for orphans now provides hope and healing for some of society’s most vulnerable. We believe in a world where everyone belongs to a thriving family, and this belief guides everything we do to heal and build up children and families

Thornwell’s mission to prevent child abuse and neglect, build up and reunite families, and strengthen healthy communities in the name of Jesus Christ is carried out daily by its Board of Trustees and staff. This mission comes to life on Thornwell’s residential foster care and educational campus in Clinton, South Carolina, throughout the Upstate of South Carolina with foster care services, and across Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina where evidence-based programs are offered by Master’s level, licensed therapists who partner with children and families to give them the tools they need to build healthy relationships and strong bonds for the future. Thornwell’s offerings align with State and Federal guidelines and are designed to empower children and families to live their best lives.   

 

We desire professional and deeply committed, ministry-minded people who believe in accepting the challenge of working with children and families from hard places. If you are interested in serving God by serving children and families, we invite you to apply.

Thornwell offers competitive salaries and benefits for qualifying full-time employees including health insurance, free dental/eye coverage, a 403b retirement plan with current employer contribution of 4% with up to an additional 3% match, remote positions, continuous training and development opportunities, and a culture of appreciation that fosters the positive strengths and potential of our team members.

South Carolina (Charleston) 

Are you passionate about connecting hearts to a mission that serves children and families? Do you enjoy traveling, engaging with the community, and participating in strategic planning efforts? As an advancement officer, you could be the bridge between someone’s blessing and someone else’s need. By inspiring individuals, businesses, churches, and service organizations within a defined region to give their most generous support for the work we do, the advancement officer experiences the joy and satisfaction of knowing they have made a remarkable difference in the lives of children and families.  

Bachelor’s Degree and/or 2-4 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising with a commitment to serving children and families with a non-profit Christian ministry, highly preferred. Organized and motivated self-starter and team-player with proven event management skills, excellent written and verbal communication/presentation skills. Working knowledge of Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge fundraising software, preferred. 

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To submit your candidacy, please send your resume along with a letter of interest describing your skills, experience, and why you desire to serve in this role, along with salary requirements to HR@thornwell.org (fax to 864-938-2122) with Advancement Officer in the subject line. Please, no phone calls or professional recruiters.

We are seeking couples to work in professional positions to provide a nurturing, family-style setting for 8 children. We have nine cottages on our campus and staff each cottage with two couples as to allow for consistency for the children and adequate time off for our staff. Thornwell uses the Teaching Family Model of childcare. Our campus includes historic buildings, cottages, farm, recreational facilities, and a Learning Center.  

We desire nurturing, professional, and deeply committed ministry-minded people who are ready to accept the challenge of working with children from hard places. If you are interested in serving God and serving children and families, we invite you to apply.  

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To submit your candidacy, please send your resume along with a letter of interest describing your skills, experience, and why you desire to serve in this role, along with salary requirements to HR@thornwell.org (fax to 864-938-2122) with Family Teacher in the subject line. Please, no phone calls or professional recruiters.

Greenville and Columbia, SC 

Do you desire to strengthen families and create healthy homes? As a Family Specialist with Thornwell’s Building Families Program, you will provide voluntary, intensive home-based services and parenting education to families utilizing the Teaching-Family Model of intervention. The Family Specialist will work with 3-5 families at a time, over an 8-14 week period, providing 4-6 hours of service to each family per week. They will provide group parenting classes and workshops as well as home visits with supportive phone calls. The Family Specialist will also identify community referral sources and maintain ongoing contact with community partners. They will maintain office space and work collaboratively with a local church partner site.  

This position requires a master’s degree and a provisional or full clinical license in the state of service. License must be in the area of Counseling, Social Work, or Marriage and Family Therapy.  

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To submit your candidacy, please send your resume along with a letter of interest describing your skills, experience, and why you desire to serve in this role, along with salary requirements to HR@thornwell.org (fax to 864-938-2122) with Family Specialist in the subject line. Please, no phone calls or professional recruiters.

We are seeking a hard-working individual to help transform our 300+ acre farm into a thriving financially and environmentally sustainable operation as an integral component of the overall Thornwell mission to serve children, families, and communities. Thornwell intends for the farm to be an exemplary model of creative farm-related entrepreneurship, land stewardship, and community development. The three primary farm ventures are Livestock, Specialty Crops, and Agritourism. The successful candidate will contribute to the overall planning and site design of the property, including site layout, feasibility assessment, and management of infrastructure improvements.   

Significant and appropriate work experience in a similar position is required. Experience with growing various horticultural crops as well as experience in animal husbandry and agritourism, highly preferred. Must be willing to get dirty, work in uncomfortable weather conditions and perform difficult physical labor. 

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To submit your candidacy, please send your resume along with a letter of interest describing your skills, experience, and why you desire to serve in this role, along with salary requirements to HR@thornwell.org (fax to 864-938-2122) with Farm Associate in the subject line. Please, no phone calls or professional recruiters.

Main Campus Administrative Offices, Full-Time Position 

Main Campus Dining Hall, Part-Time Position 

With full-time and part-time positions available, the Food Service Worker is responsible for food preparation, cleaning the kitchen and main dining room, basic knowledge of USDA child nutrition requirements and other duties as assigned. The position requires a minimum of a High School Diploma or GED. The position start date is August 2020. The full-time position includes a comprehensive benefits package.  

To submit your candidacy, please send your resume along with a letter of interest describing your skills, experience, and why you desire to serve in this role, along with salary requirements to HR@thornwell.org (fax to 864-938-2122) with Food Service Worker in the subject line. Please, no phone calls or professional recruiters.

Upstate and Midlands, SC

Do you wish to be an advocate for foster families and children by providing family support and ensuring that families and children are provided with quality service? As a Foster Care Family Support Specialist, you will maintain a caseload of 14-16 licensed foster families and play a pivotal role in ensuring foster family retention as well as high quality care for children placed in Thornwell foster homes. The FC Family Support Specialist acts as a liaison between DSS and other organizations to advocate for the needs of families and children placed in foster care.

Bachelor’s degree required. Direct experience working within community-based case management field as well as direct foster care experience, highly preferred. Experience working with youth with emotional and behavioral challenges and their families, highly preferred. Limited overnight travel and ability to work a flexible schedule required to meet the needs of the families and community organizations we serve.

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To submit your candidacy, please send your resume along with a letter of interest describing your skills, experience, and why you desire to serve in this role, along with salary requirements to HR@thornwell.org (fax to 864-938-2122) with Family Support Specialist in the subject line. Please, no phone calls or professional recruiters.

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