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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.


OVERALL JOB PURPOSE: The primary responsibility of the Residential Care Manager is to provide individual case management services to at risk youth residing in the Level 1 Group Homes. The Care Manager will administer assessments, coordinate treatment teams, create and monitor progress toward individual care plans, deliver interventions, facilitate programming and manage data.  The position operates under the supervision of the Director of Residential Services.

Scope: Residential Case Manager Services include but are not limited to assessment, service planning, monitoring, coordinating and supervising family visits and family engagement, groups, community referrals, and educational/enrichment planning, coordination and support. Services are based on youth and residential staff needs.

This person is also expected to document weekly progress notes in CYDC’s data management system and share all information regarding the youth with the South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS).

The successful candidate will:

  1. Possess warm, empathic relationship-building skills and communication style to establish a trusting relationship with the youth.
  2. Maintain a caring relationship with youth while allowing for independent growth.
  3. Demonstrate successful parenting with effective behavior management skills or have extensive experience in the child care field.
  4. Be a positive role model to youth and staff.
  5. Exhibit organizational and writing ability to facilitate the maintenance of accurate and complete records.
  6. Operate as a staff team player working together to achieve the goals of the program and of the agency.

Type of Knowledge Required and/or Skills Required:

Must possess the knowledge and skills necessary to work with a diverse population. Must have the skills to actively engage other professionals as well as excellent communication skills and the ability to develop well-rounded, behavioral interventions.

Education and Specific Training:

Minimum qualifications include: (1) Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology or a related to social work preferred; Bachelor’s degree required plus two years of experience working with the population being served; or (2) Hold an active license in a field related to social work plus two years of case management experience in social work, counseling, psychology, education or a related field.

Experience:  Two years of social work experience working with the population being served.

Responsibility Level: Works with direction of the Director of Residential Services

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.


The Development and Communications Coordinator is responsible for 1) researching, writing, securing, and reporting foundation and corporate grants; 2) designing and publishing agency case statements, annual brochures/reports and event materials as well as direct mail campaign pieces and other promotional materials; 3) managing the agency’s mailing list, donor acknowledgement program and organizational database; and 4) engaging existing donor partners as volunteers in special projects and proactively cultivating prospective partners to involve them through agency volunteerism.

Excellent writing and organizational skills are essential. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and Microsoft Office programs is required.  Thorough knowledge of business English with excellent spelling and grammar skills are essential.  Must also have an understanding of budgets and accounting reports. Applicants who are invited to interview will be required to produce a writing sample during the interview.

The successful candidate must believe in the core values of CYDC, be driven by the mission and a commitment to quality, performance and outcomes. Additional requirements include:

  • Strong writing skills essential.
  • Advanced knowledge in the areas of communications and grant writing.
  • Strong relationship builder and communicator with experience engaging community partners.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrates integrity, strives for excellence in work, and collaborates with team to reach new levels of effectiveness and programmatic impact.
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.

Education and Specific Training:  Bachelor’s degree required; Graduate Degree preferred. Proficiency in Publisher, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Illustrator, Raiser’s Edge, Adobe, other relevant graphic design packages and editing web content.

Experience:  Minimum of 2 years’ experience in communication/marketing required.  Experience in development, grant writing, graphic design, desktop publishing and/or volunteer coordination a plus.

Responsibility Level:  Acts independently or as a leader to uncover and resolve problems associated with the development and implementation of residential service delivery and program operations.

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.

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.


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: October 17, 2017


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