• 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:


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.

Preferred to 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.


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 at least 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.


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


We are seeking an events coordinator to enhance the visibility of our work through special events supported by strategic church and community partnerships. Events at Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth & Families are a vital tool in celebrating and communicating not only what we do but why we do it. This position is key to our fundraising success and requires a highly organized, creative, detail-oriented, and motivated person to serve as lead for event planning and implementation.Annual events include a golf tournament, plant sale, open houses, Fall Festival, and alumni reunion. Other events often include donor dinners, community shopping days, campus tours, and others. The coordinator oversees the planning and implementation of outreach strategies and execution for all events. They are responsible for connecting people in the broader community by creating sponsorship agreements and cultivating relationships with businesses, churches, individuals, and other relevant organizations.

We are seeking a passionate, committed team player to:

  • Oversee all special events coordination including leading event logistics and soliciting sponsorships.
  • Provide support on site at each event—requires occasional weekends and evenings.
  • Recruit, cultivate, and manage event volunteers and committees to ensure a strong fundraising constituency to raise maximum revenue from events.
  • Work closely with other staff and volunteers to ensure proper support for events.
  • Continue to develop and maintain our liaison program nurturing relationships and regularly communicating with constituencies including volunteers, churches, alumni, businesses, and others.
  • Maintain current records for liaisons and assist with letters and reports in Raiser’s Edge as needed.
  • Speak to groups including churches, community organizations, and others sharing about the ministry passionately and persuasively.
  • Reach audiences through social media to include Facebook, Instagram, WordPress, and others.
  • Always keep our children and our mission to glorify God by caring for children and families top of mind.

Please submit a cover letter sharing the skills and passion you would bring to this role along with a current resume to info@blackmountainhome.org. We look forward to following up with the most qualified and persuasive applicants. Benefits include generous health, dental, long and short-term disability, 401k match, and time off.


We are seeking a full-time Foster Care Licensing Coordinator 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. 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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