For more than 100 years, Crossnore Communities for Children has provided a Christian sanctuary of hope and healing for children and families in North Carolina. Our holistic model of care allows us to meet and nurture each child right where they are, regardless of background, experiences, or differences. Crossnore is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote employees regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status. We have a clear vision to provide a workplace where a diverse group of talented individuals come to do their best work. Careers at Crossnore come with a comprehensive set of benefits to support the health and financial well-being of all employees, including paid time off, flexible work schedules where allowable, 401(k) with a company match, medical, dental, and vision insurance, and more.

Join us in one of our satisfying careers in any of our three locations – our 86-acre campus nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountain town of Crossnore, NC, our 212-acre campus on the edge of downtown Winston-Salem, NC, or our office located in the historic district of downtown Hendersonville, NC.

Meet the Team

Meet Mariama Hitchens, one of our awesome Cottage Parents on our Winston-Salem campus. Mariama has been with Crossnore for eight months and says her favorite part of her job is building meaningful relationships with the children.
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Crossnore Communities for Children offers a limited number of unpaid Clinical and Non-Clinical Internships on our Avery Campus in Crossnore, NC and on our Winston Campus in Winston-Salem, NC. Internship placements are typically limited to normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Scroll down to our job listings to apply for a clinical or non-clinical internship.

Clinical Internships are available for students in pursuing degrees in Counseling, Social Work, Marriage and Family Counseling, Psychology, and related fields.
  • Priority is given to Master’s Level students pursuing degrees in Counseling, Social Work, and Marriage and Family Counseling. Bachelor’s Level students may also be considered based on availability.
  • Clinical placements are typically limited to no more than 30 placement hours per week.
  • Clinical Interns may obtain experience in a variety of settings, including: Outpatient Clinic, Case Management, Youth Transitioning to Adulthood, Foster Care and Adoptions, and Group Foster Care.
  • Typical intern learning opportunities vary based on degree. Interns may gain experience providing or observing individual, family, and group counseling, complete assessments and intakes, develop individual service plans, document services, complete and score standardized assessments (such as the SDQ), make referrals, and case consultation.
  • Intern applicants are typically reviewed in February (Summer Semester), April (Fall Semester), and September (Spring Semester).

Other non-clinical internships are available for students pursuing degrees in Communications, Marketing, Documentary filmmaking, and other administrative fields.

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  • Helping children build healthy lives and overcome trauma
  • Competitive salaries and benefits
  • Medical, dental, vision, life, and short-term and long-term disability insurances.
  • 401(k) with a company match and profit sharing contributions
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Continuing education assistance
  • Ongoing job-specific training

If you feel drawn to helping others and being a dependable role model for children, connect with us and learn how you can contribute to our organization.

Crossnore Communities for Children is an equal employment opportunity employer, and is committed to the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and being an anti-racist organization. CSCH prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

It is important to us to build and retain a strong workforce that is inclusive, and diverse and one which can identify with and reflect the communities, children and families that we serve.  Together we can create a sanctuary for our clients and our staff that includes, celebrates, and affirms all racial, cultural, and physical identities.

There are many opportunities at Crossnore to learn, grow, and serve. Listed below are our current opportunities:

Core Team – The Core Team is charged with the effective implementation of the Sanctuary model throughout the organization. The Core Team meets as a whole every other month and the subcommittees meet in-between the larger team meetings. Any employee may serve on the Core Team, and each person on the team is asked to serve on one of the following subcommittees:

  • Compliance/Quality Improvement – oversees implementation of Sanctuary
  • Logistics – plans Core team meetings and functions
  • Training – works with Training department to plan Sanctuary training
  • Staff Care – encourages staff in self care and provides activities throughout the year
  • Safety Team – oversees physical safety concerns in all locations
  • Evolve – works to educate staff on diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • IDEA Steering Committee – works to ensure Crossnore policies, practices, advocacy, and communications are inclusive, diverse, equitable, and anti-racist.

Employee Resource Groups – These groups are held periodically throughout the year and may include book discussions or training on specific topics. The groups may include employees from all levels of the organization and across all locations.

Equity Impact Circles – These small groups are offered periodically throughout the year and meet for 5-6 weeks at a time. The purpose is to increase understanding of equity in our communities. The groups use TEDTalks and other content as a place to begin discussion. Participants learn to listen to other perspectives, ask questions, and articulate their own ideas.

Safe Zone Training – Safe Zone trainings are offered periodically to help staff learn about LGBTQ+ identities, gender and sexuality, and examine prejudice, assumptions, and privilege.

Developing Leaders – Delivered in a 9-12 month cohort, Developing Leaders trains current staff, regardless of their role, to be a leader at Crossnore.

Consider service at Crossnore Communities for Children part of your personal journey.