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 Scheduler

As the Residential Scheduler, you will be responsible for coordinating staffing coverage for the Residential Treatment programs. This includes ensuring appropriate staff ratio across campus during assigned days of coverage as well as prepping for the following day. You will be communicating with other members of residential leadership regarding coverage, staffing for the next day, and nuances in the schedule. As the Residential Scheduler, you will be providing on-call coverage regularly and as needed. To be eligible for this position, you must possess a High School Diploma or GED. You must have a working knowledge of Microsoft programs. We prefer at least one year experience in clerical service. You must have telephone and internet access while on-call and must be able to work onsite and on-call shifts. Click here to view the Residential Scheduler job description.

Lead Residential Counselor

The Lead Residential Counselor (LRC) works directly with Residential Counselors on shift to supervise and monitor students in assigned program. The LRC provides supervision and leadership to the shift team while working in ratio by providing feedback to Residential Counselors and managing any crisis in the cottage as it arises. This is an excellent opportunity to step into a leadership role in a challenging environment. The LRC must be at least 21 years of age. A bachelor’s degree in a Human Services field from an accredited college or university preferred. QP status is preferred. Previous experience working in a similar setting with a similar population is preferred.

Licensed Clinician

We are looking to hire a Licensed Clinician who wants to be a part of the Eliada family. This is a unique setting as a standalone Residential Treatment/group care facility. As a Clinician at Eliada, you will work with young adults, 12-17 years old, struggling with behavioral and emotional challenges, but who have endless potential. As a Clinician, you will provide individual and family therapy, group therapy, and clinical assessments. You will be part of a strong team of professionals who all work together to create treatment and transition plans for youth living at Eliada. We require a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling with current clinician licensure, or provisional licensure, in NC. We also prefer you to have a minimum of 3 years of experience in therapy and mental health services with children and adolescents. Click here to view the Licensed Clinician job description.

Registered Nurse

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 Residential Treatment Facilities. Enjoy some of the best views in town as you walk between the cottages providing care. Nursing staff provide restrictive intervention monitoring and utilize the agency’s crisis intervention procedures. Other responsibilities include administration of medication and implementation of each students’ health plan. This position requires a valid NC RN licensure. Experience working with children and/or adolescents strongly preferred. The ability to work in a high pressure and high stress environment is a must! Click here to view the PRN Registered Nurse job description.

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.

Day Treatment

Eliada’s Day Treatment Program serves high-risk 6-17 year old students with a history of emotional and/or behavioral problems. On any given day, Day Treatment employees utilize de-escalation techniques and teach students ways to manage their emotions, develop confidence and self-esteem, practice building positive relationships, learn to take responsibility for choices and actions, and learn appropriate classroom etiquette. Check out our openings below!

Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) Treatment Specialist

As the Day Treatment QMHP, you will work within the day treatment classroom providing behavioral support to the students for which they are case responsible. The QP is case responsible for up to 6 students. The QP works with the teacher and other staff in the classroom to work with the assigned students. The QMHP is responsible for case management services in addition to documentation of service provision each day. Click here to view the QMHP Treatment Specialist job description.

Treatment Associate

As the Treatment Associate, you will provide individual treatment and maintain a therapeutic environment for all students in the Day Treatment program. You will actively participate in all activities that take place, complete all required documentation, and implement the curriculum for Day Treatment in order to teach social, behavioral and life skills that contribute to the students’ successful return to a community educational setting. To be eligible, you must be at least 21 years old. You must have a high school diploma/GED with one year of experience or a combination of experience, skills and competencies that is equivalent. You will work the standard Day Treatment school schedule Monday-Friday during 1st shift. Click here to view the Treatment Associate 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!

After School Group Leader

The Group Leader is 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. The Group Leader musts be at least 18 years of age with a High School Diploma or GED. Must have the ability to effectively manage youth and behaviors in a large group setting while facilitating enriching activities. Click here to view the Group Leader 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!

Foster Care Program Director

As the Foster Care Director you will ensure 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. You will be a community liaison responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with community organizations, referral agencies, consumers and other interested parties. To qualify for this position you must have a Master’s Degree in human services or a related field. Knowledge of service delivery and behavioral management in social and behavioral health services is required. A minimum of five years experience in the delivery of behavioral health and social services and a minimum of two years of supervisory experience is required. Experience in Therapeutic Foster Care is required. You must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable by Eliada’s insurance carriers. Click here to view the Foster Care Director job description.