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Greenbriar Children's Center, Inc. shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers, selection of vendors, and provision of services.

 
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Greenbriar Children's Center, Inc.

3709 Hopkins Street

Savannah, GA 31405

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Careers

Applications/Resumes:  

  

Child-Youth Enrichment Assistant:
Be a positive influence promoting self-confidence, providing guidance and role modeling to children and teens in a group home environment. Applicant must be at least 21 years of age with a minimum of two years' experience working with troubled adolescents. Weekend and overnight shifts required. HS diploma or GED, criminal background checks and drug screen required.

 

Lead Maintenance Worker 

Ability to perform minor to intermediate repairs in the areas of carpentry, plumbing, electrical and mechanical building maintenance activities.  Troubleshoot and coordinate activities of more skilled tradesmen in these specialized areas as needed. Possess the ability to interact professionally to achieve the maximum results with colleagues, residents, vendors, contractors and other internal and external customers.

High school diploma/GED required.  Certification in facilities/apartment maintenance preferred.  Three to five years professional work related experience. Computer knowledge is required to prepare reports. Drug testing, clean motor vehicle and criminal background clearance is required.  Candidate must be physically able to perform the essential functions of the job including climbing, lifting, bending, moving furniture and picking up donated items.  Strenuous work indoors and outdoors. 

 

Food Service Cook 1:

Responsible for menu planning, ordering and partial preparation of meals for Early Child Development Program. Maintenance of records and compliance with USDA and CACFP Food Programs including monitoring and reports. Familiarity with portion sizes and health and sanitation guidelines. HS diploma or GED required. ServeSafe desired. Reliable transportation and insurable. 

 

 Applications/resumes accepted until positions are filled. 

 

  
*All positions require fingerprint background checks, drug screen and clean DMV reports. Please forward a resume, cover letter and three professional references to:
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Leadership

2016 Board of Directors

Douglas Reed- President
Ray Truitt
Juanita Adams
Dr. Alfred Young
Elaine Campbell-Shavers
Richard de Wilde
Elizabeth Costner
Clemontine Washington
Salyon Johnson
Ann Levett
Cornelia Hall
Jay Jaynes
Melissa Emery

 

 

Administrative Staff

Gena P. Taylor - Executive Director
Stephanie Majors - Executive Assistant
Laurita Taylor - Associate Director
Kami Samson - Finance Director
 
Mission
 

Mission:

Greenbriar Children’s Center is a nonprofit organization that provides childcare, residential and family counseling services which lead to the healthy development of children and young adults and to the strengthening of  families, primarily in the state of Georgia.

 


We are accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services and operate seven programs.  Our services include the emergency shelter, residential care, runaway/homeless programs, independent living, family preservation, early childhood development programs and Project Safe Place.  We are devoted to the care of children and youth who have reached difficult times in their family life and strive to provide them a normal, healthy lifestyle.  However, the primary goal of Greenbriar is to reunite families with their children as quickly as possible.
 
History
  • Young black boys who were orphaned in Savannah that had no place to go were sent to “Brown Farm”, a penal farm for convicts; the girls were sent to the Chatham County Protective home. The kids were not being punished, but it was the only safe place for them.
  • Adaline Graham, a well-known Savannah woman, died and left property and funds to whomever might start a movement to establish an orphanage for Negro children.
  • In 1943, as a community service project, five young black women of the Gamma Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha decided to utilize the funds and established a children center for black Children.
  • In 1944, the group purchased a tract of land on W. 50th Street on which they could build the institution.
  • On June 8, 1944, using an additional $4,500 donated by the Graham estate, Greenbriar Children’s Center was founded.
  • Greenbriar Children's Center opened on July 15, 1949; with a cottage-style building that accommodated 20 children and a private apartment for a resident housemother.
  • In May of 1954, the 15-acre tract on which Greenbriar now stands at 3709 Hopkins St. was purchased for $17,000.
  • The center began accepting children of all races in 1964.

 

 
 
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