• 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:


Part or possibly full-time culinary arts instructor needed to provide on-the-job training for young adults in the Apprenticeship Program. Staff person will train youth in culinary arts and lead them in catering services for retreat groups on campus. Please include a cover letter sharing why you would be an ideal candidate for this position.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Instructing students about safety in the kitchen, proper measurement, and cooking techniques
  • Mentoring students in soft skill development and personal growth
  • Planning, organizing, and executing catered events
  • Working with community partners to help students transition into the workforce


  • Experience and proficiency in baking and catering—culinary training preferred
  • Teacher’s heart with care for each student’s personal and professional growth—desire to help at-promise youth succeed
  • Must work well as part of a team striving to do what’s in the best interest of the youth entrusted to us
  • Ability to switch between tasks and keep track of lots of details without dropping the ball
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to young adults from challenging situations
  • Must be knowledgeable about sanitary practices and maintain a clean kitchen that is subject to regular health department inspections


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.


We are seeking a full-time Foster Care Licensing Worker to help recruit, train, and manage a case load of licensed foster homes. Qualities sought include: excellent people skills, strong writing ability, attention to detail, good time management, and ability to teach/speak publicly with confidence. Candidate needs to be able to work a flexible schedule with regular evening and/or weekend hours. Position requires a self-starter who is able to work effectively on his or her own as well as provide support and resources to Foster Care Case Coordinators. Must be comfortable recruiting prospective foster parents in a variety of environments including churches. Ideally, candidate will be TIPS-MAPP and NC Foster Home Licensing Certified. Excellent benefits provided in a Christian work environment. Cover letter sharing why you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of children required. EOE.


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.


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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