Employment Opportunities

HouseParent/ Child Care Specialists

Palmetto Place’s Houseparents/Child Care Specialists are expected to work in harmony with each other and DSS to ensure that the emotional and physical needs of our children are met, to use common sense in situations for which there are few or no precedents, and keep the day-to-day operations of the shelter functioning smoothly. We are currently accepting resumes for full-time and part-time (weekend) houseparent positions.

Part-time positions available working with kids of all ages:

  • 4 Houseparent positions – 2 pm to 10 pm rotating weekends
  • 1 Houseparent position – 10 pm to 6 am rotating weekends

Part-time positions available working with high school students:

  •  1 Houseparent positions – 11 pm to 11 am rotating weekends (Friday night – Saturday morning and Saturday night –  Sunday morning)
  • 4 Houseparent positions – 11 am to 11 pm weekends

Resumes may be emailed to jill@palmettoplaceshelter.org or mailed to PO Box 3395, Columbia, SC 29230. Please do not call in reference to job openings and applications.


Palmetto Place is grateful for the assistance that interns provide. We are able to accept a limited number of interns for Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.

When applying for an internship, you will need to provide a detailed plan indicating the projects you would like to work on, your available schedule and your educational goals for the internship. We will interview all potential candidates and all interns will need to pass a background check prior to placement.

To apply, please forward a cover letter, resume and internship plan to our admin.