For more than 145 years, Thornwell has met the call to care for and support children and families in need. Today, the same spirit that guided our Founder to create a home for orphans now provides hope and healing for some of society’s most vulnerable. We believe in a world where everyone belongs to a thriving family, and this belief guides everything we do to heal and build up children and families.

Thornwell’s mission to prevent child abuse and neglect, build up and reunite families, and strengthen healthy communities in the name of Jesus Christ is carried out daily by its Board of Trustees and staff. This mission comes to life on Thornwell’s residential and educational campus in Clinton, South Carolina, throughout the Upstate, Midlands, and Pee Dee regions of South Carolina with foster care services, and across Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina where evidence-based programs are offered by Master’s level, licensed therapists who partner with children and families to give them the tools they need to build healthy relationships and strong bonds for the future. Thornwell’s offerings align with State and Federal guidelines and are designed to empower children and families to live their best lives.

We desire professional and deeply committed, ministry-minded people who believe in accepting the challenge of working with children and families from hard places. If you are interested in serving God by serving children and families, we invite you to apply.


Thornwell offers competitive salaries and benefits for qualifying full-time employees including health insurance, free dental/eye coverage, a 403b retirement plan with current employer contribution of 4% with up to an additional 3% match, remote positions, continuous training and development opportunities, and a culture of appreciation that fosters the positive strengths and potential of our team members.

May 16, 2023  
Do you feel called to make a difference in the lives of children from hard places?      Thornwell is seeking fun, dedicated house parents to provide nurturing, family-style care in our Residential program. Ideal candidates are collaborative, committed, and enhance our positive, connected work culture!  We are interested in hiring both singles and couples for this role.    We provide you:      Relocation assistance   $2,000 signing bonus per individual ($4,000 per couple)   FREE Community based off-duty residence for couples with $100/month utility stipend   Comprehensive Benefits (medical, dental, vision and life)   403B Retirement - 4% base contribution and 3% match  Average 13 days off per month with paid Personal and Vacation Days   12 passenger van   Food, restaurant, gas, activities and supplies when on-duty  On-site Thornwell Child Development Center and Charter School serving both campus and community. Open to staff children (dependent on...
Thornwell Clinton, SC, USA Full time