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!

Clinical Director

Eliada is in need of a new Clinical Director! As the Clinical Director, you will be responsible for supervising the clinical services at Eliada Homes. This will include supervision, hiring, and training of Clinicians, the Case Manager, and the Admissions/Discharge Coordinator. You will ensure appropriate clinical coverage on campus at all times, collaborate with the Residential Director, participate in weekly Cottage Supervisor meetings, participate in referral meetings, and attending weekly team meetings on a rotating schedule. To qualify for this position, you must have full licensure as a LCSW, LMFT, LPC with Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or Marriage and Family Therapy. You must possess knowledge of diagnostic issues, clinical interventions, group dynamics, interdisciplinary teamwork, clinical services delivery models, evidence based practices, and experiential therapies. A minimum of 2 years supervisory experience with a minimum of 3 years direct clinical service experience working with the child and adolescent mental health population is required. This position requires excellent training, supervision, interpersonal, documentation and organizational skills. Position includes 24/7 administrative on-call duties.


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- Full-time and Part-time

Eliada is seeking Registered Nurses who want 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. Full-time and part-time/prn position available! New graduates encouraged to apply. This position requires a valid NC RN licensure. Experience working with children and/or adolescents strongly preferred. Insurability by EHI’s insurers is required. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays. Must successfully complete phases of an intensive pre-service training workshop and demonstrate proficiency in stated training. Must be able to work in a high pressure, high stress environment.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.

Preschool Lead Teacher

The Lead Teacher works in the infant classroom following teaching standards and maintaining child care regulations from the Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE). As the lead teacher, you will develop lesson plans that support the children’s emotional, physical, cognitive and language needs and growth. You will create a class environment that is safe, nurturing and positive. Lead Teachers maintain records, communicate effectively with parents, other teachers and outside agencies and supervise and delegate responsibilities to teachers and other support staff. Applicants must possess a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Previous relatable work experience is a plus!


Preschool Teacher

As the Preschool Teacher, you will aid in implementing activity plans, record keeping, care and supervision of children in the classroom. You will assist the lead teacher in ensuring that children’s physical, emotional, and educational needs are met through close visual supervision and observation of the group, frequent one-on-one interactions with individual children, and communication with parents, care-givers and other staff. An Associates Degree in Early Childhood or related field is preferred. A minimum of high school diploma or GED and successful completion of or enrollment in Early Childhood Credential course is required. 6 months of experience working in an early childhood classroom setting in a licensed facility is preferred.


After School Group Leader

As the Group Leader, you 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, and other events as planned. As the Group Leader, you must first and foremost ensure that each child’s physical, emotional, and educational needs are met. This will include devising individual education plans for children with special needs. Group Leaders must also have clear and open communication with parents and supervisors. To be eligible for this position, you must be at least 21 years of age with a high school diploma, or its equivalent. A degree is preferred.

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 Director

Eliada is looking for someone to step into the role of Foster Care 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 homes. As the Foster Care Director, you will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of services for children in foster care by coordinating 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 manage staff assigned to the department including hiring and training of staff, weekly supervision, disciplinary action, performance evaluation, and professional development. You will be a community liaison responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with community organizations, referral agencies, consumers and other interested parties. To be eligible for this position, you must possess a Master’s Degree in human services or a related field. You must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in the delivery of behavioral health and social services and 2 years of experience in a supervisory role.

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!


The Lifeguard is responsible of the pool and its use for all persons on campus. As the lifeguard, you will observe all students in the pool area, rescue students from drowning, maintain proper water and chemical levels in the pool, and maintain a clean and safe pool environment for the students at Eliada. To be eligible for this position, you must be a minimum of 15 years old and have the following current certifications: life guarding, CPR, and First Aid.  At least 1 year of experience as a lifeguard is preferred.This position requires excellent knowledge of overall pool management.


Kitchen Aid- Temporary 6-8 weeks

The Kitchen Aid provides support for the food service program. Will work approximately 8 hours per day, from 6:30am to 2:30pm, to prepare, deliver, serve, and pick up food in service cafeteria, food containers, and serving items; 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; perform other kitchen duties as assigned by Food Service Manager. A high School Diploma/ GED is 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.