• 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.

TRANSITIONAL LIVING COACH

Transitional living coaches work to provide for the needs of up to nine 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. Must have a GED or high school diploma. Strong previous experience in working with teens is required.

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.

THRIFT STORE/CAFE MANAGER

We’re seeking an experienced retail manager to oversee operation of a new thrift store and café. Responsibilities will include supervising thrift store and café staff, youth employees, and volunteers from initial orientation to daily management. Retail manager will oversee general operations to include receiving, processing, and pricing donations; developing retail displays; maintaining inventory; staffing; and processing sales. Successful candidate will be able to solicit donations and will coordinate pick-up and delivery of items as needed.

The Retail Manager will play a key role in working with youth in the ministry’s Apprenticeship Program, designed to give young adults hands-on training and work experience to help them earn a living wage once they complete the program. Work hours vary with the facility expected to be open Monday-Saturday and closed on Sundays. Work may require lifting heavy items and being on your feet for long stretches. We are looking for someone with strong retail experience who also has a passion for changing children’s lives for the better. Must be creative, enthusiastic, and eager to serve alongside the rest of the ministry team. MUST include a cover letter telling us why you would be a good fit for our ministry.

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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