Miracle Hill Ministries
  • Greenville, SC, USA
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance; Vacation and Sick Pay; 401K

Summary / Purpose of Position: The Child Care Worker/Direct Care Staff is competent, caring, professional member of Miracle Hill Children's Ministry. This individual is responsible for the direct care of children ages 11-17 in a 21 bed residential facility under Miracle Hill's supervision. This individual is expected to serve as a compassionate advocate, authority and role model for children who are in need of care after being removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or other family difficulties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Direct Care

  • Develop positive professional relationships with management and team members in order to provide best practice care and consistency for the youth in the household.
  • Work to develop and maintain a healthy home like atmosphere for youth.
  • Able to manage conflict resolution appropriately and professionally
  • Effectively use behavioral interventions to manage behaviors in a safe and professional manner
  • Develop and maintain a positive, engaging and encouraging relationship with youth and their relatives; strive to understand each youth as a unique individual and treat them accordingly.
  • Provide guidance and feedback to residents in a positive, age appropriate and professional manner, while maintaining discipline within policy guidelines.
  • Abide by policy and procedure guidelines, state regulations, and program routines.
  • Proactively supervise all youth in your care to ensure their safety and safety of others at all times.
  • Provide line of sight supervision on and off campus as required.
  • Conduct nightly checks on residents for monitoring and safety as directed by program manager.
  • Administer medications as prescribed and in accordance with policy and document as required.
  • Ensure meal preparation and snacks for children according to the established menu planning guidelines.  Oversee mealtime and lead interaction with youth during this time together.                
  • Assist in shopping/providing for children's' personal needs, such as clothes, haircuts, etc.
  • Communicate and interact in a positive professional manner with other agencies, volunteers, and co-workers.
  • Be available for assistance to the residents at all times. Remain cognizant of each youth's need in times of crisis (i.e. resident or family illness, family upsets, school failures, discipline cases, etc.).
  • Have a clear understanding of each youth's history, to include trauma and the way it may impact their behavior
  • Lead devotions, recreational activities and life skill development.
  • Serve as a positive role model for youth.



  • Work with the Care Coordinator and Director during the intake process of individual children and in communication of progress/concerns for each resident.
  • May assist in enrollment of youth in school and assist school personnel in matters pertaining to residents such as returning permission slips, grade reports, homework on time, respond to calls, emails, and pick up children in a timely manner if called by school to assist the child, etc.
  • Complete documentation of services provided within required timeframes and keep paper and electronic records for each child in accordance with agency policy, utilizing the required database.
  • Document Incidents pertaining to children as needed.
  • Complete Shift Change Transition forms after each shift/or rotation of schedule.
  • Monitor residents' adjustment and progress to group home living, discuss strengths, needs, and goals in plan of care and team meetings.
  • May attend court proceedings, school meetings, IEP meetings, and FCRB with coordinator as needed.
  • Help coordinate and transport children to visitations, home visits, appointments and services from other agencies.
  • Maintain general housekeeping standards within cottages and grounds outside around the household (lawn, flowerbeds, garage, Bus, etc.).
  • Ensure security and safety for residents of cottage (secure keys, lock doors, windows, set alarms, check to see if equipment properly working, conduct fire drills, etc.).
  • Report and follow-up on maintenance needs within cottage.
  • Report and follow-up on periodic replacement and inspections (fire ext.; etc.).
  • To work with the implementation of social /recreation, education, spiritual leadership, life skills teaching in day to day milieu and in groups.
  • Attend all staff meetings, trainings, and events as required.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


Qualifications:  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Education or equivalent experience: Bachelor degree, Associate degree or other equivalent background and experience in human services preferred, minimal High School Diploma, or GED required. Previous experience managing pre-teen and adolescent behaviors in a residential home or classroom setting is preferred.
  • Years of experience: 6 months or more in a residential setting preferred
  • Specialized training required: Pass training course in CPR/First Aid, TCI
  • License/Certification: Valid South Carolina drivers license with a clean record and a clean Criminal Background check.



As an evangelical Christian ministry, Miracle Hill values its rights under federal law to hire individuals who share the Christian faith and the ministry's doctrinal beliefs.

To be considered for employment, ALL APPLICANTS MUST read and agree with our Doctrinal Statement and Employment Qualifications.

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