Family Teachers – Full-time
Clinton, SC – Residential Program and Young Mother Program

We are seeking couples to work in our cottages on our campus in Clinton, SC with six to eight children, and are specifically seeking a couple to help open a program for young mothers. 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 350-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.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience plus a comprehensive benefits package including off-duty housing and career advancement opportunities. Relocation assistance is available.

For consideration, please send resume and cover letter indicating why you wish to serve with Thornwell in this role to (Word or PDF attachments preferred), or fax to 864-938-2122. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. Open until filled.


Our Family Teachers answer some of your questions in these videos:

Does your cottage feel like a home?

What is your favorite part of the Family Teacher lifestyle?

How did you know God was calling you to Thornwell?

A time you really felt successful as an FT…

Why do you believe in the mission of Thornwell?

What is your favorite part of working with the kids at Thornwell?

What makes you feel supported at Thornwell?

What are the benefits of working with another couple?

What do you like about your off-duty home?