Employment Opportunities


Eliada Benefits

We offer an impressive benefits package, competitive wages, and opportunities for growth.  Benefits for full-time employees include an excellent health insurance coverage, life insurance, 403B retirement plan with a company match, bereavement leave, and generous paid vacation and sick leave. 

Eliada’s Employee Assistance Program offers 5 sessions of free counseling for Eliada employees and/or any member of their immediate household, plus a wealth of resources on personal, family, and work issues.

Mission Driven Employment

Eliada values personal wellness. All employees have 24/7 access to a gym and recreation center with weights, treadmills, foosball and pool tables, and a rock climbing wall. Miles of trails crisscross our campus and are great for hiking, walking, or biking.

Our employees have the opportunity to make an incredible difference in the lives of young people!  Individuals who are mission driven and share our values will be a strong match for Eliada.


For questions regarding employment, please send inquiries to Maggie Brown at recruiter@eliada.org. 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.


To apply for any positions listed, please click here.


Residential Mental Health Treatment

Are you interested in a unique challenge working with children in need of mental health and behavioral intervention? Eliada operates several residential mental health treatment facilities that teach children ages 12-17 anger management skills, coping skills, and social skills to help them become functional members of society. This is a challenging field where staff are responsible for providing direct supervision, setting and maintaining firm expectations, performing behavioral intervention, and utilizing de-escalation techniques on a daily basis. As a 24 hour treatment facility, the residential program is staffed around the clock. Check out our openings below!

Residential Counselor

The Residential Counselor (RC) works a second shift schedule in the residential mental health treatment program. The RC is responsible for providing a safe and therapeutic environment while teaching anger management, social, and coping skills to the student population. The RC is responsible for monitoring the behaviors of the students. This position offers an outlet for creativity with activities and allows staff to bring their strengths and interests to the students in their care. Applicants must be at least 21 and possess a high school diploma or GED. A degree in Human Services and/or previous relatable work experience is a plus! Click here to view the Residential Counselor job description.

Night Residential Counselor

The Night Residential Counselor (NRC) works a third shift schedule in the residential mental Health treatment program. The NRC is responsible for providing a safe and therapeutic environment for the students overnight. Nighttime is often a very challenging time for children who have struggled with feeling safe. This position offers the opportunity to reframe those negative feelings by providing a safe environment and being a supportive presence to get the students day started off right! The NRC is responsible for supervising and monitoring the behaviors of the students. Applicants must be at least 21 and possess a high school diploma or GED. Click here to view the Night Residential Counselor job description.

PRN Residential Counselor

PRN (which essentially means “as needed”) Residential Counselors are able to work in both the residential mental Health treatment program and the Day Treatment program as shifts become available. All PRNs have the option to move into full-time positions within the organization as they become available. 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. Applicants must be at least 21 and possess a high school diploma or GED. Click here to view the PRN Residential Counselor job description and click here to view the PRN Night Residential Counselor job description.

RISE Intern

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. RISE interns work as direct care staff in our residential mental Health treatment program. 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. 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. Applicants must be at least 21 and have recently earned a Bachelor’s Degree at an accredited college or university. You can learn more about this program by visiting: /employment/rise.

Registered Nurse- Temporary/Summer

Eliada is seeking a Temporary Registered Nurse who wants to make a difference in the lives of young people through a unique nursing opportunity in a beautiful setting in West Asheville. Guided by excellence, integrity, teamwork and compassion, our nursing staff works closely with 6 separate residential cottages to ensure a healthy, therapeutic environment that promotes learning and growth for the students in our Mental Health Residential Treatment Facilities. Enjoy some of the best views in town as you walk between the cottages providing care. Nursing staff will provide restrictive intervention monitoring and effectively utilize the agency’s crisis intervention procedures. Other responsibilities include administration of medication and implementation of each students’ health plan. Seeking an RN with a flexible schedule who is willing to work a varying schedule of 30-40 hours per week during the summer. This position requires a valid NC RN licensure. New grads are encouraged to apply. The ability to work in a high pressure and high stress environment is a must! Click here to view the Registered Nurse job description.

Child Development

Eliada provides a caring environment where children meet developmental milestones and acquire a love of learning that lasts a lifetime. Eliada offers preschool, pre-kindergarten, after school, and summer camp services to children in our community. Do you have what it takes to work in Eliada’s Five-Star Child Development Program? Check out our openings below!

Pre-K Lead Teacher

Elaida is currently looking for a Pre-K lead Teacher! The Lead Teacher assumes primary role in designing and implementing activity plans, record-keeping, care and supervision of children in classroom, communication with parents and administrative staff, and delegates appropriate duties and responsibilities to Teacher’s Assistant. To be eligible for this position you 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. Click here to view the Pre-K Lead Teacher job description.

Foster Care

Eliada works with children of all ages in the Foster Care system to provide consistent and loving homes. Eliada is proud to offer Therapeutic Foster Care services for children who have experienced intense trauma and are in need of therapy in addition to a safe, nurturing home; family foster care services with the goal of finding each child a “forever family”; and adoption services completed within our agency to make the process a smooth transition for the child and family. Are you interested in joining our amazing Foster Care team? Check out our openings below!

Adoption Specialist

As the Adoption Specialist, you will be responsible for training, assessing and licensing foster families who are open to adoption. You will assist with matching children and families and performing case management for children who are in the process of adoption, including the coordination of post-adoption support services for up to one year after adoption. You must maintain current knowledge of foster care and adoption issues through staff meetings, supervision with Program Director, continuing education (minimum of 24 hours/year), literature review and participation in foster parent in-service trainings. To be eligible for this position, you must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field from an accredited college or university and at least 2 years’ experience working with children in a case management capacity. TIPS-MAPP certification is preferred. You must be insurable by Eliada’s insurance carriers. This position requires on-call responsibilities and transportation of foster care clients. Click here to view the Adoption Specialist job description.

Support Services

Eliada has a variety of support positions that have an impact on the children we serve without being direct care. These positions include anything from administration to food service and maintenance. Each position has an indirect impact on each child’s success while at Eliada. These positions are often part of a small team of dedicated employees that strive to do what they can to achieve the organizational mission of Helping Children Succeed. Check out our openings below!

Intake Coordinator

The Intake Coordinator is responsible for the referral, intake, and admission processes for Eliada’s continuum of care for treatment and social services including authorizations for treatment as well as securing and maintaining funding for clientele. As the Intake Coordinator, you will work with Program Directors to reach agency and program census goals by coordinating the referral and admission process for prospective clients. You will be responsible for presenting Foster Care referrals to Foster Care leadership and for providing timely responses to referral sources. As the Intake Coordinator you will have the unique opportunity to participate in the Eliada Adoption Committee by presenting pre-adoptive requests for placements and participating in the caregiver selection and approval processes. To be eligible for this position you must possess a Bachelor’s degree (preferred in human services) and experience in behavioral health services. This position requires excellent communication, organizational and clinical documentation skills, as well as the ability to represent Eliada on campus and outside the agency. Click here to view the Intake Coordinator job description.

Kitchen Aid

The Kitchen Aid provides support for the food service program. Will work approximately 5 hours per day, from 2pm to 7pm, to deliver, serve, and pick up food in service cafeteria; operate dish washing machine; maintain storage areas and rotate stock; unload a put away deliveries; empty trash; help with inventory; pack weekend food boxes for the Residential program; and perform other kitchen duties as assigned by Food Service Manager. High School Diploma/ GED required; experience in the food service industry preferred; pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check required; must be able to lift a minimum of 50lbs; must be 18 years of age or older; must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable by Eliada’s carriers. Click here to view the Kitchen Aid job description.