Epworth Children's Home

Epworth Children’s Home
2900 Millwood Ave
Columbia SC 29205

House Parent

JOB SUMMARY: The House Parent will provide a nurturing home experience consistent with the mission of Epworth. Provide primary parenting and supervision for clients based upon the development of authentic, caring relationships. Learn and apply the C.A.R.E. practice model, Epworth policies and procedures, and state regulations to childcare, home life, activities, and all interactions with clients.
The House Parent will cooperate with all Epworth staff to enhance the mission and ministry as a whole. This would include role modeling, appropriate participation in campus activities, worship services, devotions, mission opportunities, and Sunday School teaching as needed.
The House Parent will complete daily documentation on each client. Provide transportation via mini-bus or car to school, activities, client employment and appointments. Ensure home is clean and in good working order, submitting work orders for needed repairs (includes grounds around building).

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in human service field, or Two (2) year Associate Degree in Human Service field and two (2) years’ experience in working with children or adolescents. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Has a belief system and engages in faith practices that are compatible with those of the United Methodist Church.

REQUIRED SKILLS: Demonstrated ability to use sound discretion and judgment in developing and implementing decisions. Significant life experience in working with children and adolescents. Ability to be outdoors in cold/or heat for recreational purposes with the children. Ability to stand, twist, bend, climb stairs, lift, and stoop in the normal course of care of the children/youth. Must be able to pass standard background checking, including: drug screen, employment physical, SLED, DSS Central Registry, and Sex Offenders Registry.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to the Human Resources Office:
Epworth Children’s Home
Human Resources
PO Box 50466
Columbia, South Carolina 29250

or by email to jobs@epworthsc.org