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.

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- Nights

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.

Cottage Supervisor

As the Cottage Supervisor, you will provide overall management and supervision of your assigned residential treatment facilities. You will work closely with the whole treatment team to ensure appropriate services are delivered to the students within the assigned program. This is an opportunity to challenge yourself to step into a leadership role. You will manage direct care staff, scheduling, documentation, and overall cottage safety. A Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services field from an accredited college or university is preferred. Qualified Mental Health Professional certification is preferred. Previous supervisory experience is required. A minimum of two years of experience working with the target population is preferred. Click here to view the Cottage Supervisor job description.

Licensed Clinician

Eliada is seeking a Licensed Clinician with the desire to Help Children Succeed! Challenge yourself in a unique setting working with adolescents struggling with behavioral and emotional challenges. As the Licensed Clinician, you will work with students ages 12-17 in our Assessment Center. You will provide treatment services including individual, family, and group therapy. You will work with the team to provide program specific instruction, implementation, and focus. You will be responsible for sharing clinical on-call support which will include some evening or weekend hours to manage crisis. A Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling with current North Carolina licensure, or provisional licensure, is required. Experience with adolescents and trauma informed practices is preferred. An interest in working with equine therapy is preferred. Click here to view the Licensed Clinician job description.

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; communicating with other members of residential leadership regarding coverage, staffing for the next day, and nuances in the schedule; and providing on-call coverage regularly and as needed. The Residential Scheduler will provide administrative support to the residential leadership team by creating weekly team meeting coverage schedules. Must possess a High School Diploma or GED. Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft programs, spreadsheet, and database software and be able to operate basic office equipment. Prefer at least one year experience in clerical service. Must have telephone and internet access while on-call. Must be able to work onsite and on-call shifts. Click here to view the Residential Scheduler 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 Preschool Lead Teacher in the infant classroom assumes a primary role in designing and implementing activity plans, record keeping, care and supervision of children, communicating with parents and staff, and delegates appropriate responsibilities to the teacher assistant. Take part in the amazing opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young children. Make an impact by working with children from a young age to develop healthy habits, learn essential skills, and build healthy relationships. Qualified applicants will possess an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education. At least one year of experience working in a preschool classroom at a licensed center is required. Click here to view the Summer Camp Group Leader job description.

Summer Camp Group Leader

The Summer Camp Group Leader works with the 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. Must be at least 21 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. Click here to view the Summer Camp Group Leader job description.


Older teens may serve as junior leaders during summer camp. Camp Group Leaders help these young adults build leadership skills!

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. Click here to view the Foster Care Program Director 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!

Finance Director

Eliada is seeking a new Financial Director. This position serves on Eliada’s Senior Leadership team, and helps direct strategic planning for Eliada’s future. As the Finance Director, you get to interact with staff in all of Eliada’s programs, from staff who serve infants and toddlers, to staff who work with teens on their mental health treatment goals. Eliada’s budget and accounting practices have a direct impact on the services children receive.

This position serves on Eliada’s campus, and as such, you get direct contact with all Eliada’s children and youth. You get to see and hear their stories, and make leadership level decisions that help improve their quality of life.    This is a position of high responsibility and accountability, as you will have the opportunity to direct the organization’s financial planning and accounting practices as well as its relationship with lending institutions and the financial community. The position shares the responsibility for Risk Management as part of Senior Leadership. Click here to view the Financial Director job description.


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. Click here to view the Lifeguard job description.

Barn Tech

The Barn Tech must be willing to work an average of 16-20 hours a week evenings and weekends.  Weekends are 2x day and are usually 3-4 hours total.  Evenings are about two hours, after 6PM in the summertime.  Must have dependable transportation.  Must be a consistent and dependable person.  Must be able to work efficiently and independently.  Must be able to routinely lift 50+ pounds.  Must have experience working with horses and have an understanding of horse body language and communication.  Must be comfortable working in a herd of horses.  Duties include feeding, stall cleaning, bringing horses in and turning them out, watering, caring for llamas, goats, chickens, cats, and pigs daily. Must have High School Diploma or GED. Two or more years of experience working with horses is required. Must have reliable form of transportation. Schedule requires work on weekends, evenings, and holidays. Must be able to lift 50 pounds comfortably and able to work closely with multiple horses. Click here to view the Barn Tech job description.

Kitchen Aid

The Kitchen Aid provides support for the food service program. Will work 8 hours per day, from 11am to 7pm, to assist in meal prep to kitchen aides, lead in dinner preparation and dinner service, load and deliver service dishes between kitchens on campus, provide an inviting environment for students, staff, and residents, operate dish washer, mopping, sweeping, follow time and temperature controls per health department guidelines, and any other duties assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications: 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.