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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.



Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer is responsible for effective executive management of all programs and services provided by the Carolina Youth Development Center. Working with the Board and management staff, the CEO helps to create the agency’s vision and strategic plan to ensure that programs are designed to meet the needs of the clients and the community. Providing direction to the management staff, the CEO also ensures the integrity and financial stability of the agency by setting standards for personnel management and clinical care and by providing appropriate fund development and financial management. The CEO also serves as a resource to the Board, helping with board development responsibilities.


  • Creating Vision and Strategic Planning (30%): In conjunction with the Board and staff, the CEO is responsible for creating a vision for the agency and a long-range strategic plan to achieve related goals. Providing information about community needs and marketplace trends, the CEO guides the process of determining what programs and services are best provided by the agency. The CEO also ensures that programs and services meet regulatory, licensing and accreditation standards and subscribe to a Continuous Quality Improvement model.
  • Financial Development and Management (20%): In conjunction with the Board and management staff, the CEO is responsible for developing and managing an agency budget which ensures that adequate resources are available to support the programs and services provided by the agency. Toward this end, the CEO oversees the development of a fund raising plan, participates in fundraising activities and solicits donors, is actively involved in securing grant funding, negotiates favorable contracts and identifies new sources of income in the community. Providing direction to staff, the CEO also ensures that effective financial management is occurring at all levels of the agency to stay within budget guidelines.
  • Supervisory (20%): By providing direction, support and supervision to executive and management level staff, the CEO creates a model of goal-focused planning, active problem solving, participatory management and professional development.
  • Policies and Procedures (10%): With Board Committee input, the CEO oversees the development of policies and procedures which define the way in which business is conducted and ensures appropriate risk management.
  • Community Visibility (10%): With Board support, the CEO is actively involved in the community to increase community awareness about the agency, keep informed about community needs, identify new funding sources and to stay connected to current and prospective donors.
  • Board Development (10%): In conjunction with the Nominating/Board Development Committee, the CEO supports the Board in sustaining itself through active recruitment of new Board members, comprehensive Board orientation, Board self-assessment and providing or arranging training on Board development topics.  Attends Board and Board Committee meetings.


The CEO is a thought leader who possesses broad knowledge in the area of executive management and the ability to lead the agency. Work is accomplished through executive and management staff. The CEO will determine and establish the agency structure and supervisory relationships subject to Board approval. The CEO will interpret, execute and recommend modifications to agency policies and serves as a role model for cultural change.


  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree, preferably in the Human or Social Service field, and five years of executive management/supervisory experience.
  • Must be able to recruit, develop and retain top quality staff
  • Must possess strong leadership ability to provide vision and focus to energize staff to develop the programs and themselves professionally.
  • Must be able to develop a strong executive/management team which allows him/her to stay informed about and have input into agency department development.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal skills.
  • Must possess critical thinking skills, strong organizational and priority setting skills.
  • Must be able to make clear, well thought out and timely decisions to effectively manage all levels of agency business. Decisions must be made in accordance with the Board by- laws and agency policies and procedures, obtaining Board input and approval as appropriate.
  • A proven track record of strong financial management skills to ensure that the agency has adequate resources to conduct business.
  • Must be able to translate needs into services by assimilating information from multiple sources, often with competing agendas.
  • Must be politically astute to effectively position the agency to thrive and garner community support.

For confidential consideration please email cover letter and resume to Robyn Ezzell at rezzell@fgp.com


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 school-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 school- 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 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.

Note that this position is grant funded with a goal of making the position permanent at the conclusion of the grant.

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.


Assist the Associate Director of Residential Services in the daily operations of the program.  The position requires supervision of full/part-time and relief counselors and empowering and supporting staff to effectively accomplish their duties on a daily basis. The Residential Manager works in a structured, homelike environment and is responsible for ensuring that staff provide emotional, physical, intellectual and psychological counseling to clients.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Complete the Biopsychosocial and Level of Care Assessment as well as the Comprehensive Clinical Summary within the youth’s first 30 days of admission.

Initiates and supervises timely, thorough and objective documentation completed by staff.

  • Monitors time sheets and staff work shift schedules
  • Program supplies (housekeeping, food, clothing, etc.)
  • Coordinates client medical appointments
  • Completes program reports and paperwork
  • Ensures housekeeping and maintenance of the program
  • Case management

Facilitates staff acquisition of training required or needed for program success.

Education and Specific Training:  Bachelor’s degree in psychology, counseling, social work or a related human service field.

Experience Level:  3 years, some supervisory experience preferred.

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.


Local Non-Profit requires highly motivated, self-driven person with excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills.  Candidate should have a working knowledge of GAAP and General Ledger Accounting.  Duties will include:  A/P; A/R: Journal Entries; Financial Reporting; General Ledger Account & Bank Reconciliation; and Billing. Degree in Accounting or related field is preferred, and 2-3 years experience is required. Knowledge of Blackbaud software a plus.  Supervisory experience a plus.

To apply: Fax (843-266-5219), email hr@cydc.org or send your resume with cover letter and salary requirement to HR, 5055 Lackawanna Blvd., North Charleston, SC  29405. EOE, M/F


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: December 22, 2016


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