• Welcome to Black Mountain Home

    Begun by Presbyterian minister Robert Perry Smith in 1904 as Mountain Orphanage, the Home began its ministry taking in Appalachian children whose parents had died or disappeared. Today, the ministry serves youth from birth through college graduation through family foster care, residential care, transitional living, and independent living.

Current Job Openings:

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

We’re seeking a Program Director dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of at-promise children. Successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree or greater in social work or a related field along with at least ten years’ experience in social work/mental health settings along with proven leadership ability. Position plays a key role in leading departmental professionals as well as providing crisis and problem solving support for direct child care staff.

Program Director will report directly to and work closely with the President. Areas of responsibility include: residential care, independent living/apprenticeship program, foster care, education, recreation, and maintenance. Position will also play a key role in developing and maintaining relationships with county and state agencies, professional groups, and the general community.

Job Qualifications/Experience

  • Proven leader who can work creatively, think strategically, and help move the ministry forward.
  • Passionate about living out the gospel and inspiring others as they participate in meaningful ministry.
  • Detailed planner with great organization skills able to develop and carry out all phases of programming.
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, Kaleidacare, etc.).
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to staff from a variety of backgrounds as well as youth and young adults from challenging situations.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.

Successful candidate will be passionate about providing youth from challenging situations a safe, secure environment and the tools they need to become productive adults. Interested candidates MUST include a cover letter outlining why you are drawn to this opportunity and why you want to make a difference in the lives of children.

INDEPENDENT LIVING COACH

Independent Living Coach needed at Christian children’s home in Black Mountain, NC. Independent living coaches work to provide support to young adults pursuing work, education, and the attainment of life skills. ILCs work a nine-day, alternate-week shift. They teach residents independent living skills and support educational goals. Full-time, on-campus housing is provided. Flexibility, patience, and a desire to change lives for the better a must. The successful candidate will work well as part of a team, while also being able to think independently while working in a fast-paced, high energy environment.

Must meet Social Work II criteria—bachelor’s degree in social work; bachelor’s degree in a human services field and one year of directly related experience; bachelor’s degree and two years directly related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Case management experience as well as experience in working with young adults is strongly preferred. MUST include a cover letter telling us why you would be a great fit for our ministry working to change children’s lives for the better.

FOSTER CARE COORDINATOR

Foster Care Coordinator needed to join a rapidly growing and dynamic Christian Foster Care Program at Black Mountain Home for Children. Position requires: Social Work/Human Services degree, great interpersonal skills, ability to manage challenging and full caseloads as well as a desire to see Foster Care through the lens of local mission work. Must have the ability to work independently while also maintaining close communications with the rest of the foster care team at the main campus. Experience with residential programs a plus. Seeking someone with a passion for making a positive difference in the lives of children. MUST include a cover letter telling us why you would be a good fit for our ministry.

TRANSITIONAL LIVING COACH

Transitional Living Coach needed at Christian children’s home in Black Mountain, NC. Must have a GED or high school diploma. Strong previous experience in working with teens is required. Transitional living coaches work to provide for the needs of up to seven male resident teenagers in a designated house during a seven-day, alternate-week shift; teach residents independent living skills; and work to obtain home and outside services for resident youth. Flexibility, patience, and a desire to change lives for the better a must.

Cover letter sharing your passion for working with youth and why you feel you would be a good fit for our ministry is REQUIRED. We want to hear about your qualifications as well as your heart for ministry and for helping youth.

HOUSE PARENT COUPLE (main campus)

Both members of the couple must have a GED or high school diploma. Previous experience in working with children is preferred. House parents work to provide for the needs of up to ten resident youth in a designated house during a seven-day, alternate-week shift; teach residents basic living skills; and work to obtain home and outside services for resident youth. Flexibility, patience, and a desire to change lives for the better a must. We’re looking for dedicated staff who will strive for excellence in all areas while putting the needs of our children first.

Apply

To apply for an opening, send your resume and a cover letter (required) to 80 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711. You can also send an e-mail to info @ blackmountainhome.org. No phone calls, please.

Address resumes to:
Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth & Families
80 Lake Eden Road
Black Mountain, NC 28711

Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth & Families is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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