Current Openings

For questions regarding employment, please send inquiries to Maggie Brown at . Please note that incomplete or incorrect applications will not be reviewed. Additionally, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of applications.

Eliada does a complete and thorough background check on each employee. If there is anything that may show up on the background check, please note it. It does not necessarily preclude employment. However, failure to disclose may result in automatic exclusion or dismissal.

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The President/CEO works under the broad supervision of the Board of Trustees. The President/CEO is responsible for the administration of the programs and policies of the Corporation. The President shall employ, and whenever necessary discharge, such staff members as may be deemed necessary for the proper operation of Eliada Homes, Inc. The President/CEO is also an ex-officio member of all teams and committees. Carry out the established policies as set forth in the Charter and Bylaws and administer Eliada Homes’ programs and operations. Preparation of budgets for approval by the Board and supervision of expenditures of all funds. Act as advocate and spokesman with the public. Responsible for the development and proper utilization of financial and other resources, including the raising of sufficient operating and capital funds.

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in the Human Services or related field preferred, from an accredited college or university. Minimum 10 years preferred, administrative and program experience in the delivery of services to troubled children and families with progressive management and leadership responsibilities. Must possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license and be insurable by Eliada’s insurance carriers. Responsible for agency at all times. Position requires frequent on-call responsibilities and some travel.


Foster Care Program Director

Do you have a passion for helping children in need? Are you aware of the current foster care crisis in our community? This is your opportunity to make a difference and have a direct impact in the lives of children in need of loving and nurturing homes.

The Foster Care Director ensures delivery of treatment services for children in foster care by coordinating service delivery with case management, intake, clinical, and other support services at the agency to ensure the best quality of care and treatment for the children placed in our foster care program. The Foster Care Director is responsible for ensuring compliance with licensure, accreditation and agency standards and policies. The Foster Care Director will manage staff assigned to department including hiring and training of staff, weekly supervision, disciplinary action, performance evaluation, and professional development. The Foster Care Director is a community liaison responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with community organizations, referral agencies, consumers and other interested parties.

Qualifications:A Master’s Degree in human services or a related field is required. Requires knowledge of service delivery and behavioral management in social and behavioral health services. A minimum of five years experience in the delivery of behavioral health and social services. A minimum of two years of supervisory experience. Experience in Therapeutic Foster Care is required. Must possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license and be insurable by Eliada’s insurance carriers. Work hours will include nights, weekends, holidays and extensive on call responsibilities.



Licensed Clinician

The Licensed Clinician will work with students ages 12-17 in our Level III residential treatment facilities. The Clinician provides treatment services which will include some individual and family therapy, group therapy, clinical assessments for adolescents and children, and program specific instruction, implementation, and focus. Clinicians are responsible for sharing clinical on-call support. Some evening or weekend hours may be required to manage crisis.

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling with current clinician licensure, or provisional licensure, in NC. A minimum of 3 years of experience in therapy and mental health services with children and adolescents preferred. Experience with play therapy or creative therapy methods preferred, Trauma Focused CBT, equine therapy, DBT, or other evidence based models strongly preferred.


Program Manager (PM)

The PM supervises direct care residential staff in the delivery of services, implementation of model of care, crisis management, implementation of teaching and individualized clinical/crisis management plans for each student, and implementation of the therapeutic environment/activities. Includes formal and informal staff supervision, staff/cottage observation and feedback, and student specific meetings. The Program Manager will manage the staffing schedules, overtime and leave time within agency standards. Ensures all required agency, mental health and program documentation is completed and maintained within agency, licensure, accreditation, and other standards in a accurate and timely manner. Manage the business requirements of the assigned residential unit(s) to include budgets, and agency reports.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Services field from an accredited college or university is preferred; non Human Service degrees will be considered. QP status required. Previous supervisory experience required. A minimum of two years experience working with the student population in a residential setting using a behavioral model is preferred.


Maintenance Technician

Under the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor, the Technician performs work of average to considerable difficulty of building maintenance to include the primary fields of electrical; heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC); carpentry; plumbing, etc.; and performs other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications: A basic working knowledge of all levels of building maintenance and experience working with hand, power, and specialty tools is required. Three years of experience are highly preferred. Possession of a valid NC driver license is required and be insurable by Eliada’s insurance carriers.


Landscape Technician- Temporary

The Landscape Technician is responsible for the maintenance of the grounds of Eliada Homes, Inc. including the mowing of lawns and general upkeep of the grounds; responsible for keeping limbs, trash, etc. picked up on a daily basis; keeping hedges pruned and trimmed; maintaining roads; other jobs as assigned by Facilities Director.

Qualifications: High school diploma/GED. Must be 18 and possess current, valid NCDL and be insurable by agency insurance carriers.


Pre-K Teacher

The Pre-K Teacher assists the Lead Pre-K Teacher in designing and implementing activity plans, record-keeping, care and supervision of children in classroom, communication with parents and administrative staff, and other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Lead Pre-K Teacher.

Qualifications: Must have Bachelor’s Degree in Birth-Kindergarten Education from accredited college or university. No other degree is accepted for this position. Must have Early Childhood Credentials.


Lead Preschool Teacher

The Lead Teacher assumes a primary role in designing and implementing activity plans, record keeping, care and supervision of children in the classroom, communicating with parents and staff, and delegates appropriate responsibilities to the teacher assistant.

This is a full-time position with excellent benefits including comprehensive health and dental insurance, life insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, and access to our gorgeous 300 acre campus. Become a part of the incredible team focused environment and make a difference in the lives of North Carolina’s youth.

Qualifications: Must possess an associate’s degree in Early Childhood. At least one year experience working in a preschool classroom at a licensed center required.


Preschool Teacher Floater

Under the supervision of the Lead Teacher, the Floater assists in implementing activity plans, care and supervision of children in the classroom, communicating with parents and administrative staff. The floater will move from classroom to classroom as needed to serve as an assistant teacher. The floating teacher will work 32+ hours per week, Monday-Friday.

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED required. Must be over 21 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license. Must have Early Childhood Credentials. Experience working with children preferred but not required.


Registered Nurse

Eliada is currently looking for full-time Registered Nurses. Day shift and night shift positions are available! This is a unique nursing opportunity to work in a beautiful setting supporting six separate residential cottages to ensure a healthy, therapeutic environment that promotes learning and growth for the students in our Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTF) and Level 3 Group Homes. Guided by excellence, integrity, teamwork and compassion, our nursing staff work closely with, and provide leadership for, the entire treatment team. Enjoy some of the best views in town as you walk between the cottages (rain or shine) providing care.

Qualifications: This position requires a valid NC RN licensure. Seeking individuals who can be strong role models of emotional and physical health for our students. Prior experience working with paper MAR’s, capacity for self-direction as well as teamwork and willingness to work independently is required. RNs must have experience and/or a strong desire to work with children and adolescents.

Application deadline: Open until filled


Night Residential Counselor- 3rd Shift

Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Night Residential Counselor (NRC) provides the foundation for a safe and effective PRTF program. The NRC provides individualized treatment to our student population while maintaining a supportive, safe and therapeutic environment. Staffing ratios will be in compliance with current licensure and administrative rules for the spec

stant monitoring and supervision. Complete thorough bed checks/bathroom checks every 20-25 minutes throughout sleep hours or as individualized per student. Accurately complete required program documentation and required reporting/communication in a manner consistent with agency’s standards. Prepare for and participate in pre and post-shift debriefings. Actively participate in the daily maintenance and management of the residential program by ensuring a healthy, safe and therapeutic environment. Complete responsibilities including, but not limited to meal preparation, facility cleanliness, and laundry.

Qualifications: Must be at least 21 years of age. A high school diploma/GED with one year of experience; or a combination of experience, skills and competencies which is equivalent. Must be able to stay awake and alert during overnight hours.


Residential Counselor- 2nd Shift

Residential Counselors provide direct supervision to our student population in our PRTF programs while maintaining a supportive and therapeutic environment. The goal of all direct care staff at Eliada is to work with students and help them develop the skills necessary to be successful, contributing members of society.

Qualifications: strong desire to work with students, patience, and the ability to work as part of a team!  While we prefer that candidates have a Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Services discipline and some mental health experience, it is not required.  Applicants need to be minimum 21 years old; a minimum of a high school diploma/GED is required; must have a demonstrated ability to work in a high pressure, high stress environment.


RISE Intern

Applications are currently being accepted for the September 2017 terms!

The RISE Internship program is a 13 month-long placement that provides recent college graduates the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the mental health field. As a member of the RISE program, interns work as direct care staff in our 5 psychiatric residential treatment facilities (PRTFs). Throughout their time at Eliada, our interns become familiar with how to work and interact with children and adolescents who have been diagnosed with a variety of mental illnesses, from post-traumatic stress to oppositional defiant disorder. Interns are also able to participate in the many therapeutic and recreational activities that we have in place for our students.

This is a unique chance to acquire job-ready skills and credentials that will put you ahead of the competition. Many of our former RISE interns have gained admission into top graduate programs after completing the internship. You can learn more about this program by visiting:  /employment/rise.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or a related field; requires qualities such as flexibility, leadership skills, a strong academic performance, and a history of community involvement; prefer volunteer and work experiences related to behavioral health or children’s services; must have a demonstrated ability to work in a high stress environment.


After School Group Leader

The Group Leader is responsible for carrying out the 21st Century Community Learning Center program at Eliada Home. She/he will be responsible for planning and implementing enrichment program activities, homework assistance, snack preparation & distribution, daily clean-up assignments, interacting and communicating with children, parents, volunteers, and community partners as needed. Schedule includes the program hours of 2:00-6:00pm, Monday – Friday during the school year and 7:00-5:30 during the summer, along with weekly site meetings, field trips or special activities on Friday afternoons, quarterly Family Night events, and other events as planned.

Qualifications: At least 21 years of age with a high school diploma, or its equivalent. A degree is preferred. Specific knowledge in the development of age appropriate curriculum activities (e.g. arts, recreation/wellness, service, STEM, technology, leading group discussion/activities/skill building) and use of appropriate behavior management techniques. Have the ability to effectively manage youth and behaviors in a large group setting. Possess organizational skills relating to handling necessary documents and related paperwork. Current certifications in CPR and First Aid are required with copies at the designated afterschool program site or ability to obtain when hired. Warm and friendly personality and a positive role model for students. Must possess skills in oral and written communication.


PRN Residential Counselor

Eliada is always in need of dedicated and reliable PRN Residential Counselors to work with our students. PRN (which essentially means “as needed”) Residential Counselors are able to work in both the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs) and the Eliada Academy as shifts become available. All new Residential Counselors start out as PRNs and then have the option to move into full-time positions within the organization as they become available. The goal of all Residential Counselors at Eliada is to work with students and help them develop the skills necessary to be successful, contributing members of society.

This is an excellent opportunity for college students or recent graduates with an interest in mental health, social work, education, counseling, psychology and related fields to gain valuable experience and training in the area of their academic pursuits. PRN Staff have the flexibility to work between 8-40 hours per week, and maintain a flexible schedule.

Prior to working with students, PRN Residential Counselors are required to complete two weeks of extensive training and observation. This includes:

  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Service notes training
  • Clinical training on various diagnoses

Eliada’s mission is helping children succeed and our core values include Faith, Hope & Love, Integrity, Teamwork, and Excellence. Individuals who are mission driven and share these values will be a strong match for this opportunity. Eliada is an organization that values personal wellness. Staff have access to our gym and recreation center 24 hours a day during personal time. Eliada also believes in providing opportunities for professional growth and encourages career development options for all staff. Individual career coaching, workshops and additional training are available for individuals who take initiative and have an interest in expanding their skills and knowledge of child mental health.

After two weeks of specialized training, PRN Residential Counselors will be able to implement the Eliada Model in order to teach important life skills that help contribute to students’ successful return to the community; utilize Eliada’s crisis intervention model, which includes the ability to perform physical restraint techniques; complete all required mental health, medical, and program documentation; plan and implement structured and therapeutic activities and promote active student participation.



A strong desire to work with students, patience, and the ability to work as part of a team is a must! A Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Services discipline and some mental health experience is preferred; a high school diploma/GED is required; applicants need to be minimum 21 years old; must have a demonstrated ability to work in a high pressure, high stress environment. Position may experience verbal and/or physical aggression from the student population.


Please note: We accept applications for PRN Residential Counselors on an ongoing basis in order to create a qualified pool of applicants.