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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!

Case Manager

The primary responsibility of a Case Manager is to provide home and community based services to families at risk of child maltreatment. The Case Manager will provide services for up to 12 months to include assessment, service planning, short term counseling and intervention and development of a family’s resources.  The position operates under the supervision of the Director of Community Based Prevention Services.

Case Management services include but are not limited to assessment, service planning, monitoring, home visitation, counseling, parent education and community referrals. Services are based on family needs. Case Managers are expected to establish phone contact with families within 48 hours (2 calendar days) of receipt of the referral. The phone contact id documented and is considered the case start date. This person is also expected to make initial face to face contact with the family within 5 calendar days of the receipt of the referral which is also documented.


1. Build Rapport

Establish a professional relationship and be a consistent role model to families being served.

Establish and conduct the initial family meeting in accordance with service standards.

Conduct safety risk assessments and other family assessment in accordance with service provision.

In conjunction with families being served, develop and implement a family service plan. Review and update service plans in accordance with service provision or as necessary.

Monitor the family service plan noting progress as necessary.

Conduct home visitation sessions with families addressing goals established in their service plan. Home visitation sessions should be conducted in accordance with service standards or as necessary.

Conduct telephone contacts with families addressing goals established in their service plan. Telephone contacts should be conducted in accordance with services standards or as necessary.

Complete and submit all documentation in accordance with service standards.

Provide child development, parent education, case management, parenting interventions and family support services through home visits and phone calls.

Assist families with accessing concrete needs such as housing, food, clothing, medical care, etc.  Transportation services will be provided or facilitated as needed.

Refer and link families to community based programs and services to strengthen the family unit.

Participate in supervision.

Attend various meetings to collaborate and coordinate with co-workers.

Coordinate activities for families to include family literacy, social and educational events, and facilitate parent involvement in community activities (activities may include socializations, parent meetings, parent trainings).

Promote effective communication between staff and parents and provides for a regular system of communication of program information and activities to parents.

Participate in in-service training.

Maintain a caseload (23) in accordance with service standards.

2. Training

Participates in internal meetings and minimally obtains required training such as agency Orientation, Motivational Interviewing, Strengthening Family, and Coalition policy and procedure training,  and other mandatory training, as directed by HR. Actively seeks out training that builds skills in the assessment and service of the client population.

3. Teamwork, Quality Improvement, and Cultural Sensitivity

Promotes the spirit of teamwork. Case Managers will demonstrate the ability to be a good colleague and will strive to continuously improve the quality of the agency and self. These competencies will be carried out in order to increase the efficiency of the program.  The Case Manager accepts cultural and individual differences, upholds the vision and mission of the agency. The Case Manager is an active participant in all agency initiatives to achieve these goals.

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 a field related to social work and two years of social work experience working with the population being served; or (2) Holder of an active license in a field related to social work and one year of experience degree in a field related to social work.

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

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@cydc.org.


This position is responsible for the evaluation and upkeep of the physical plants as well as the safety and sanitation of all property associated with Carolina Youth Development Center.  The Facilities Leader is accountable for compliance with licensing requirements, regularly scheduled inspections and following all local, state and government regulations regarding the infrastructure. The position is responsible for maintaining a well-functioning, physically sound and aesthetically pleasing environment for the clients and staff of the agency.


1.  Develop, implement and maintain a schedule for providing preventative and on-going maintenance to all building and ground areas on campus and any leased buildings owned by CYDC. The duties include, but are not limited to, ensuring the maintenance of HVAC units, electrical fixtures and equipment, plumbing, windows, carpentry, drywall and painting through sub-contractors and/or the CYDC Maintenance Technician.

2.  Respond to immediate needs and oversee the work to complete maintenance issues generated through the work order system.

3. Supervise custodial position and develop and oversee a schedule to clean and maintain all CYDC buildings. This includes maintaining the ground areas on campus and Callen-Lacey.

4.  Manages cooks at North Charleston and Callen-Lacey campuses to develop and oversee menus and food purchases.  Create and manage a checklist of food safety requirements and documentation of meals and snacks as needed.

5.  Develop and maintain a cost effective inventory of maintenance supplies as well as vendor list of subcontracted professionals.

6.  Perform weekly and monthly inspections ensuring that the corresponding paperwork is completed.  Inspections include all areas relevant to annual relicensing and reaccreditation working with the Fire Marshal and DHEC (building internal and external structural safety, fire extinguishers, fire/burglar alarms and electrical appliances and equipment). Identification of substandard areas and generating corrective action plans within the maintenance schedule plan is required.

7.  Ensure the completion of automotive maintenance on agency vehicles to include changing the oil, air filters, hoses, tires and other related items.

8.  Provide and support USDA required inspections and paperwork. Team with other staff members to provide a cohesive package to the USDA.

9.  Support the Facilities and Maintenance Committee of the Board of Directors.

10.  Oversee outside contractors to ensure required work is performed timely and on a satisfactory basis. Evaluate effectiveness and efficiencies of outside contractors to include periodically bidding out of services.

Functional Knowledge:  Advanced

Types of Skills:  Upper level working knowledge of HVAC systems, basic electrical systems, basic plumbing, carpentry and automotive maintenance knowledge.  Program Management and Project Management skills required. General Construction background and sub-contractor management experience needed.

Education and Specific Training:  Two-year Associates degree with some trade school background or trade certifications preferred depending upon experience.

Experience:  5-10 years

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@cydc.org.

Freedom School Intern

In my role as Freedom Schools Intern, I agree to the following responsibilities:

  • Deliver the Integrated Reading Curriculum to a class of no more than ten students for six weeks (June 18th – July 27th, 2018), according to the standards developed by the Children’s Defense Fund and CYDC.
  • Set-up and breakdown classroom space, including securing and organizing the appropriate materials.
  • Collaborate with staff to establish and maintain a supportive and structured environment for the children entrusted to my care.
  • Serve as a Harambee! Lead each day of program operation.
  • Serve as a leader of afternoon activities and other special events; chaperone field trips.
  • Participate in weekly Parents’ Meetings.
  • This is a summer 6 week internship only

Please send cover letter with resume, to 5055 Lackawanna Blvd., North Charleston, SC 29405 or email at hr@cydc.org.


The Director of Development and Communications is responsible for 1) designing and publishing agency website, case statements, annual brochures/reports and event materials as well as direct mail campaign pieces and other promotional materials; 2) managing the agency’s mailing list, donor acknowledgement program and organizational database; and 3) 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, graphic design, desktop publishing, grant writing 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@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: November 28, 2017


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