Employment Opportunities

Home / About Us / Employment Opportunities

Thank you in advance for your interest in working at Carolina Youth Development Center.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you’re between jobs and eager to help a great cause, we encourage you to consider volunteering at CYDC! We have an urgent need for hardworking and pleasant volunteers to help out with administrative duties, including human resources. Volunteering is a great way to help you close the gaps on your resume and an excellent way to learn new skills. All of our volunteer opportunities require a criminal background check and reference checks.

To see a current list of volunteer opportunities at CYDC, click here. For more information on how you can volunteer to keep your skills up and pitch in for a great cause, email our volunteer coordinator today!

Employment Opportunities

Every day, our caring and qualified employees make an important difference in the lives of at-risk youth in the Lowcountry, protecting their childhood and preparing them for adulthood. Together, our dedicated staff works hard to change the lives of these young people and their families, helping them to become successful adults.

Join our team for a chance to make a positive change in a child’s future.


This position reports to the CEO, works with Senior Level Staff and is responsible for providing sound and compliant GAAP accounting and financial operations, including budgeting, reporting and analysis, and collaboration with Board Finance and Audit Committees. The applicant must be able to manage the overall optimum functioning of a Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 IT environment including adding new users, assigning permissions, initiating and documenting network security measures, troubleshooting hardware problems, working with IT support vendors and providing internal support for phone systems.

Must have excellent accounting and organizational skills, strong Information Technology skills, managerial ability, and ability to work as a team member. Qualifications require a Master’s Degree in Accounting and/or 5 years of related experience in the non-profit sector. This is a hands-on accounting position requiring experience preparing financial statements, preferably with a working knowledge of Financial Edge, proficiency in Microsoft Office and advanced proficiency in Excel.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter with resume and salary requirement to hr@cydc.org.

MATCH SUPPORT SPECIALIST– Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carolina Youth Development Center.

This full-time position is responsible for providing professional match support to ensure child safety, positive impacts for youth, constructive and satisfying relationships between children and volunteers, and a strong sense of affiliation with BBBS on the part of volunteers in our site-based and community-based programs. In addition, this individual acts as a liaison between BBBS, volunteers, parents, and school partners, facilitating successful community-based and site-based programs. Ideal candidate will have a balance of the marketing skills necessary to successfully recruit volunteers and form partnerships in the community, as well as the human service/case management skills necessary to create and support quality mentoring relationships between children and volunteers. Forward thinking/problem-solving skills and a willingness and ability to work with a diverse population necessary.

Required: Solid organizational and time management skills, willingness to travel within the tri-county area, excellent communication skills (written and oral), assessment skills, case management skills, coordination with school based programs, ability to foster teamwork, flexible schedule to support fundraising events and a working knowledge of computers.

Fluency in Spanish a plus. Bachelor’s degree in human service-related field required with one year post-degree experience in program planning, development, and implementation.

To apply, please send cover letter with salary requirements to Human Resources, 5055 Lackawanna Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29405, Fax (843) 266-5219, or via email to HR@ cydc.org.


Job Description

Join Carolina Youth Development Center in providing Family Engagement Services to the Low Country’s most vulnerable children and youth living in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties.  Family Engagement Services are provided to children who have been removed from their homes via Emergency Protective Custody (EPC) or Ex Parte Court Order.

The Family Engagement Facilitator will engage family members and the SCDSS personnel in a transparent, honest and respectful dialogue around the safety, well-being, and permanence of children involved with DSS.

The Family Engagement Facilitator will perform four core areas of the integrated family engagement service model: Home Assessments, Family Finding (FF), Family Team Meetings (FTM), Family Group Conferences (FGC).

Candidates will need to attend a free, week-long training, pass all background checks, and possess a bachelor’s degree in social work, education, or related human services field.

This is a contract position.

To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Human Resources, 5055 Lackawanna Blvd., North Charleston, SC 29405; Fax (843) 266-5201, or via email to HR[at]cydc.org.

 Job Requirements

Family Engagement Facilitator must be able to:

  • Meet with families and the SCDSS caseworkers weekends or evenings, meeting time based on  family availability
  • Evaluate physical, intellectual, social and psychological functioning needs, and the potential of the social and physical environment to meet a family’s needs
  • Conduct Genograms, child Connectedness Charts and Ecomaps
  • Coordinate resources for abused/neglected children and their families
  • Engage involuntary or resistant parents and/or family members
  • Conduct family group gathering and provide conflict resolution
  • Facilitate separation, attachment, and permanency issues as they arise among children and families
  • Document all required tasks involved in case planning and development to include FF, FTMs, FGC and re-conferences
  • Document individualized Family and Safety Plans, and positive permanency planning in preparation for Family Court
  • Document referral/resource activities and coordination efforts with the SCDSS
  • Meet all timelines
  • Provide excellent customer service

Technical Skill:

Microsoft Office Suite


Evenings, Overnights or Weekends

Dynamic candidate will facilitate treatment goals and counsel youth in residential programs located in Charleston County. Candidate will possess skills in motivation and contribute to the success of the program’s counseling team. Must have a Bachelor’s degree in the human services field and at least six (6) months experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must also have a valid SC driver’s license with a good driving record, and ability to work flexible hours. This is an entry-level position with great opportunity for upward mobility.

To apply, send resume with cover letter to: Human Resources, 5055 Lackawanna Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29405, Fax (843) 266-5219, or via email to HR[at]cydc.org.


UPDATED: June 27, 2017


No phone calls, please