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.

Questions

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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Farm Manager

Do you enjoy working outdoors? Make a difference in your community by advancing Eliada’s sustainability initiative and join the Eliada family as the Farm Manager! The Farm Manager will spearhead the development of Eliada’s Farming Initiative and will develop work plans to maximize the use of Eliada’s 300+ acres through traditional and hydroponic crop production through the Eliada Grow Dome Project, animal care and management, and develop and implement plans for further expansion opportunities. It is the goal of the Farm Manager to obtain the Good Agricultural Practices and Good Handling Practices (GAP/GHP) certification through the USDA. The Farm Manager will be responsible for growing enough lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, and cucumbers to supply Eliada’s commercial kitchen with enough produce to feed Eliada’s children 365 days/year. The Farm Manager will provide certain products for sale through both CSA and farmers market outlets. The Farm Manager will also be responsible for leading hands-on educational activities through collaboration with treatment and education staff as well as providing work-study, internship, and apprenticeship opportunities for youth in treatment, community members, and workforce development programs.

Qualifications: Experience with land planning and management, farm production, and business management, education of the community about farming. Knowledge of hydroponics is a plus. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university is desired, preferably with some education in business management, agriculture, or horticulture. Minimum of two years of experience in farming is desired. Must possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license and be insurable by Eliada’s insurance carriers. Ability to lift 50 pounds. Standing 65%, Sitting 25%, and Bending 10%. Must possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license and be insurable by Eliada’s insurance carriers.

Case Manager- Child Mental Health

Under the direction of the Residential Director, the (QP) Case Manager works to create and facilitate the implementation of service planning for each assigned client that enters the Eliada Psychiatric Residential Treatment system.
The Case manager will develop, monitor, and evaluate a comprehensive person centered plan (PCP) for each client assigned to caseload and provide clinical documentation for residential treatment services. The Case Manager will coordinate and facilitate Child & Family Team (CFT) meetings for assigned client. The Case Manager will act as an advocate for assigned clients by coordinating on and off campus services to assist in the implementation of the treatment plan. The Case Manager must review and approve all services notes for assigned clients, making certain that notes are compliant with all Medicaid requirements and are an accurate reflection of client status, complete all documentation for client admission, ongoing care, and discharge, ensuring documentation meets licensure requirements. QP On-Call services for Residential program on a rotating schedule required. Must display competence and responsiveness to cultural differences present in both customer and employee population.

Qualifications: Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field from an accredited college or university. Knowledge of case management practice, systems theory and practice, Strengths-Based practice, and public-sector agencies is preferred. Minimum 2 years clinically supervised experience in mental health services. Must meet QP requirements. Must possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license and be insurable by Eliada’s insurance carriers. The position requires excellent communication and organizational skills, as well as the ability to represent Eliada both on campus and outside the agency. On-Call requirements and client scheduling requires flexibility with work hours.

Licensed Clinician

Eliada is seeking a Licensed Clinicians with the desire to Help Children Succeed! Challenge yourself in the uniqe position of a Licensed Clinician helping children and families in the Foster Care setting.

The Licensed Clinician will work with students of all ages in home and on-campus for our Foster Care program. The Clinician provides treatment services which will include some individual and family therapy, group therapy, clinical assessments for adolescents and children. 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.

Psychologist

Under the direction of the Clinical Director, the Psychologist will conduct comprehensive psychological assessments for each student in Eliada’s 9-bed Assessment Center. The Psychologist will consult with clinical team and parents, making recommendations for developmentally appropriate services and strategies to assist in improving student achievement.

Qualifications: Doctoral degree in psychology and NC licensure as a Psychologist is required. Requires knowledge of clinical service delivery to mental health and substance abuse populations. A minimum of 2 years of experience in completing psychological evaluations. Must possess a valid NC driver’s license and insurability by the Agency’s insurers. Position requires excellent training, communication, documentation, and organizational skills.

This is a contracted position.

 

Cottage Manager

Eliada is hiring a Cottage Manager to oversee the work of our Level 3 Group Home. Four adolescents (both boys and girls) live in our cottage for up to 6 months while they receive mental health treatment. The Cottage Manager works with the treatment team to see that each child receives effective healing. The Cottage Manager oversees the program, does case management, and teaches and leads the model of care and delivery of services. The Cottage Manager supervises direct care staff while they implement the model of care, manage crisis, administer individual plans for each student, and engage the youth in therapeutic activities. The Cottage Manager manages the schedule, approves all services notes to ensure compliance with Medicaid requirements, and completes documentation for admission, ongoing care, and discharge. The Cottage Manager is responsible for developing and evaluating a comprehensive person centered plan (PCP) for each client, coordinating and facilitating monthly Child & Family Team meetings, and completing clinical documentation for reauthorization of residential treatment services. QP On-Call services for Residential program on a rotating schedule required as well as management of staffing schedules, overtime, and leave time. Must display competence and responsiveness to cultural differences present in both customer and employee population. The Cottage Manager is responsible for the coordination of the safe transportation of assigned students to and from their academic settings.

Qualifications: Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field from an accredited college or university. QP status required. Knowledge of case management practice, systems theory and practice, Strengths-Based practice, and public-sector agencies is preferred. Previous supervisory experience required. A minimum of two years of experience working with the student population in a residential setting using a behavioral model is preferred. Must possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license and be insurable by Eliada’s insurance carriers. The position requires excellent communication and organizational skills, as well as the ability to represent Eliada both on campus and outside the agency. On-Call requirements and client scheduling requires flexibility with work hours.

 

Foster Care Adoption Specialist

Join the Eliada family as the Adoption Specialist! The Adoption Specialist is responsible for training, assessing and licensing foster families who are open to adoption. The Adoption Specialist 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. The Adoption Specialist 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.

This is a unique opportunity to expand the Eliada Foster Care department and enable complete in-house services for children and families that are part of the Eliada Foster Care family. This is a full-time position complete with health and dental insurance, 403(b) match after 1 year of service, paid vacation, sick, and holiday time, as well as various discounts throughout the community.

Qualifications: Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field from an accredited college or university. Prefer TIPS-MAPP certification. Minimum 2 years’ experience working with children in a case management capacity. Prefer Qualified Professional Certification. Must possess North Carolina driver’s license and be insurable by Eliada’s insurance carriers. Position requires on-call responsibilities and transportation of foster care clients.

Residential Education Specialist- First Shift

The RES provides individualized treatment to our student population (mental health) while maintaining a supportive and therapeutic environment. The objective of this position is to help students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their academic and social development.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services preferred; a high school diploma/GED and 1 year of mental health experience required; must demonstrate ability to work in a high pressure, high stress environment; positions requires ability to work a flexible schedule including holidays, emergencies, and extended periods of time.

 

Residential Counselor- Second 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: A strong desire to work with students, patience, and the ability to work as part of a team is a must! The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Services discipline and some mental health experience preferred; a minimum of a high school diploma or GED is required. Must have a demonstrated ability to work in a high pressure, high stress environment.

 

Night Residential Counselor- Third Shift

Work as a Night Residential Counselor with North Carolina’s at-risk youth! Be a part of the change by working with children who have experienced nightmares come true and be the person that supports them through life’s challenges. Challenge yourself as you teach coping skills, anger management techniques, and social skills while providing a structured therapeutic environment. Night Residential Counselors are responsible for maintaining structure overnight in a residential mental health treatment facility. Night Residential Counselors perform cottage cleanliness duties while conducting routine checks over night to ensure students are safe. Make the biggest impact by getting the students day started off on the right foot each morning.

Qualifications: Must be at least 21 years of age. A high school diploma or GED required. Experience working overnight, in the human services field, or in a care giving position preferred. Must be able to stay awake and alert during overnight hours.

 

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 as needed.

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.

 

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.

 

Qualifications: 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.

 

PRN Registered Nurse

Seeking a Part-Time/As Needed 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 Psychiatric 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 for 1 overnight per week plus other various shifts as needed. Minimum 4 shifts per month.

QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a valid NC RN license. Experience working with children and/or adolescents strongly preferred. This position may experience physical and verbal aggression from the student population. The ability to work in a high pressure and high stress environment is a must!

 

Application deadline: Open until filled
 

PRN Registered Nurse- Summer

Think you may like working in a psychiatric field or working with adolescents but not sure you are ready to make a Full time commitment? This may be the position for you! Seeking a Part-Time/As Needed 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 Psychiatric 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 to cover full time hours over the summer months. The PRN nurse will be working FT or close to FT hours each week between June and September. The PRN nurse will have the option to stay on PRN or move into a FT position if one is open after the summer. The RN must be willing to work various shifts based on scheduling needs. Seeking someone with strong organizational and time management skills as well as the ability to work and make decisions independently. New graduates are encouraged to apply!

QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a valid NC RN license. Experience working with children and/or adolescents strongly preferred. This position may experience physical and verbal aggression from the student population. The ability to work in a high pressure and high stress environment is a must!

 
Application deadline: Open until filled
 

RISE Intern

Applications are currently being accepted for Immediate Needs and the June 2018 term!

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.

 

Summer Camp Group Leader

The Summer Camp Group Leader works with the assistant group leaders to ensure that all daily functions of the summer camp program are carried out to reflect the agency’s mission.
Assumes the primary role in implementing and designing activity plans; caring and supervising children; communicating on a regular basis with parents and administrative staff; record keeping; delegating appropriate duties and responsibilities to the assistant camp leaders.

Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age with at least 1 year of experience in a licensed school age program or camp setting. Position also requires knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices in school age programs; must have a level of physical fitness to keep pace with school age children; excellent verbal and written skills.

 

Lifeguard

The Lifeguard is charged with the responsibility of the pool and its use for all persons on campus. The lifeguard will observe clients in pool area, rescue clients from drowning, maintain proper water and chemical levels in the pool, and maintain a clean and safe pool

Qualifications: Must be a minimum of 15 years old, have the following current life guarding, CPR, and First Aid certifications. Preferably, this person would have good “people skills”. Preferably a minimum of 1 year experience as a lifeguard. Must possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license and be insurable by Eliada’s insurance carriers. The position requires excellent knowledge of overall pool management. The position requires on-call responsibilities.