• WELCOME TO BLACK MOUNTAIN HOME – Begun by Rev. Robert Perry Smith in 1904 as Mountain Orphanage, the Home began its ministry taking in children whose parents had died or disappeared. Today, we serve youth from birth through college graduation and beyond through family foster care, residential care, transitional living, and independent living.

Current Job Openings:

EDUCATION COORDINATOR

Education Coordinator needed at Christian, children’s ministry. Minimum qualifications include current NC teaching certificate and experience working with children with special needs. Flexible schedule required with evening study hall and occasional weekend activities. Must be energetic and passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of children. Job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinator will manage activities of the learning center including study hall, resources, staff, and lots of wonderful volunteers.
  • Serves as liaison with the school system, representing the Home at meetings and conferences (e.g. Individualized Educational Plans, parent/teacher meetings, open houses, etc.).
  • Tracks youth educational history and progress for all youth.
  • Assists older youth with college tracks.
  • Works with team members to develop apprenticeship tracks for Independent Living students.
  • Will be key in developing a GED program on campus.
  • Administers summer education program.
  • Is part of the on-call rotation.

We’re seeking an education professional who is passionate about working with children and helping them realize their potential.

DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS SUPPORT

We’re seeking a director to oversee maintenance, volunteer, and recreation activities for multiple campuses hosting thousands of volunteers and serving around 150 children annually.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervise maintenance staff in the care and maintenance of campus buildings, grounds, animal program, and fleet of vehicles.
  • Supervise recreation staff in growing and developing a robust campus activity schedule that engages and supports youth in care.
  • Help plan and lead activities, youth meetings, youth retreats, participation in recreation leagues, and mission projects.
  • Assist Program Director with volunteer program by providing support for volunteer groups, leading and supervising volunteers and interns, organizing materials for work projects, maintaining campus project list, providing oversight at the Legacy Residential Volunteer (RV) Park, and recruiting and cultivating volunteers.
  • Provide after-hours on-call support for the ministry.
  • Support special events as needed—evenings and weekends.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field is preferred.
  • Five years of related experience is required.
  • Must be able to work independently and provide hands-on, servant leadership.
  • Problem solve as needed and complete other projects as requested.
  • Strong desire to change children’s lives for the better imperative.

Physical requirements include:

  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 80 pounds.
  • Ability to do prolonged strenuous labor.
  • Ability to complete work while on a ladder.
  • Ability to use a wide variety of equipment from weed eaters to a fork lift.

RESIDENTIAL CASE COORDINATOR

Residential Case Coordinator/Team Leader needed at Christian children’s home in Black Mountain, NC. Position requires:

  • 4 year degree in social work or related field
  • excellent organizational skills
  • related social work/mental health experience
  • professional level writing and computer skills

Responsibilities include: Supervision and leadership of direct care staff as well as case management responsibilities. Overnights occasionally required for retreats and emergency coverage in houses. Applicant should have the ability to build relationships with community partnerships and also assist in coordinating activities at satellite campus. Seeking someone with a passion for making a positive difference in the lives of children.

  • Significant experience working with foster children is preferred.
  • The ability to effectively communicate through verbal and written mediums.
  • The ability to observe, ask questions, listen actively, and give and accept feedback effectively.
  • Ability to network in the local community—churches, schools, etc. to promote and support the ministry.
  • A high energy level, adaptability, assertiveness, patience, and ability to work as part of a team while providing servant leadership.
  • Time management and follow-up skills with ability to plan, organize, and prioritize a significant number of tasks.

FOSTER CARE CASE COORDINATOR

Children’s ministry in Western North Carolina is seeking a Foster Care Case Coordinator to complete case management duties for licensed foster families. Qualities sought include:

  • 4 year degree in social work or related field
  • excellent organizational skills
  • related social work/mental health experience
  • professional level writing and computer skills
  • excellent people skills
  • attention to detail
  • good time management
  • ability to build rapport with families

Candidate needs to be able to work a flexible schedule with regular evening and/or weekend hours in addition to serving in the on-call rotation. Worker will come alongside of families to serve as the bridge between them and the county DSS agencies. Position requires a self-starter who is able to work effectively on his or her own as well as part of a team. Excellent benefits provided in a Christian work environment.

RECREATION ASSISTANT

Christian children’s ministry seeks Recreation Assistant (approximately 40 hours per week including afternoons, evenings, and some Saturdays) to work with youth from toddlers to young adults. Assistant will:

  • Help with the maintenance of indoor and outdoor recreation areas.
  • Lead recreation activities for youth.
  • Prepare needed campus areas for use by outside groups.
  • Support off-campus retreats and trips
  • Assist and lead Youth Leadership Team group activities, service projects, and group devotions.
  • Work with residents to foster their unique talents and gifts.

Individual must be comfortable expressing their Christian faith; love working with youth of all ages; be assertive and motivated with the heart of a servant leader; and be punctual, teachable, and a good communicator. We are looking for someone who is passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of children and wants to have fun doing it!

Minimum qualifications include:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Experience completing general facility, landscaping, and grounds maintenance.
  • Experience working directly with children in a recreation or recreation-related setting.
  • Able to frequently lift and/or move up to 80 pounds.
  • Able to do prolonged strenuous activity.

MARRIED HOUSE PARENT COUPLE (main campus)

House Parent Couple needed at Christian children’s home in Black Mountain, NC. Previous experience in working with children in a residential setting desirable but not required. House parents work to provide for the needs of up to ten resident children in a designated house during a seven-day, alternate-week shift; teach residents basic living skills; run appointments; maintain their assigned cottage; and provide a supportive, home-like setting for youth. Flexibility, patience, and a desire to change lives for the better a must.

Support services include an education coordinator (youth attend public schools), recreation coordinator, and administrative staff. Housing including dedicated bedroom and bathroom with shared office area provided during shift week (personal residence needed during off-week). Additional shared room provided for staff children. Well-behaved dogs with required shots and paperwork allowed on a case-by-case basis.

Cover letter sharing your passion for working with youth and why you feel you would be a good fit for our ministry is REQUIRED.

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.

Black Mountain Home