Careers

We are called to serve children as they are.

Join us in a satisfying career on one of our two campuses – our 85-acre campus nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountain town of Crossnore, NC or our 212-acre campus on the edge of downtown Winston-Salem, NC. On both campuses, you can join us providing a safe, healing, stable, home for our children.

Consider service at Crossnore School & School & Children’s Home as part of your personal journey. (Positions are listed in alphabetical order.)

Openings:

Barn Manager – Part-Time – Crossnore, NC

An essential member of Crossnore School & Children’s Home’s Equine Therapy Program, the Barn Manager is responsible for day-to-day planning and well-being of animals in their charge. This is a part-time position, Monday through Friday, 20 hours per week. The Barn Manager reports to the Therapist-Equine Specialist.


 

Case Manager – Day Treatment – Winston-Salem, NC

The Day Treatment Case Manager will coordinate service delivery for Crossnore School & Children’s Home system of care in collaboration with agency staff, community representatives and legal guardians/family members, including the provision of Child and Family Team Meeting and creation and updating of Person Centered Plans.

Qualifications

  • Meets requirements for a Qualified Professional – REQUIRED
  • Three – Five years’ experience as a case manager (Working knowledge of the NC state mental health system required)
  • Experience in electronic administrative functions; maintaining files, case logs and process notes; organizational and monitoring skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in crisis situations.
  • Ability to be flexible and work adaptively and creatively in an interdisciplinary setting.
  • Ability to use sound discretion and independent judgment developing and implementing decisions.
  • Experience in working with the team model approach in serving clients.
  • Ability to work well with others; flexible (including work days and schedules).
  • Has a valid North Carolina driver’s license.
  • Bi-lingual skills preferred (Spanish).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of a variety of computer software programs.
  • Professional (written and verbal) communication skills, and excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks and/or projects.
  • Ability to communicate and relate to staff, children, clients and the public in a positive and pleasant manner.

 

Cottage Parents – Crossnore and Winston-Salem, NC

As the heart of the home we provide for our students, Cottage Parents play a key role in Crossnore School & Children’s Home’s holistic philosophy of care.  Cottage Parents use a professional, team-oriented, trauma-informed approach to support our students. Each Cottage on campus is home to up to 10 students, with four Cottage Parents serving alternate shifts of seven days on/seven days off.

In a typical day, Cottage Parents get students ready for school, help with homework, provide meals, assign and supervise household chores (including care of the Cottage dog), and create family life. Cottage Parents also help shape students’ social, educational, emotional, physical, and spiritual development.

Competitive compensation and generous benefits, including health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, retirement plan, access to fitness facilities,  and professional development make a career at Crossnore School & Children’s Home an excellent choice for married couples, especially “empty-nesters,” or individuals who want to make a positive difference in the lives of our students.

Being a Cottage Parent requires:

  • Putting service to children first
  • Being calm, nurturing, open-minded, nonjudgmental, and highly organized
  • Using a loving approach to providing boundaries and structure
  • The ability to work with children of either gender and any age group, from 1-21
  • High school diploma or college degree
  • The ability to meet health and physical demands of the position
  • Driving records and credit history in good standing
  • The ability to complete extensive background checks and interview process successfully
  • No dependent children
  • No pets

Becoming a Cottage Parent includes successful advancement through a rigorous screening process:

  • Submission of cover letters, resumes, and applications
  • Interview with our Residential Team, preferably in person
  • Successful completion of background checks
  • Invitation to shadow in one of our Cottages

 

Day Treatment Counselors – QP or AP – Winston-Salem, NC

Day Treatment Counselors provide therapeutic services to Day Treatment clients utilizing Individualized Service Plan goals and interventions. Assist in the development and implementation of experiential programming to meet the needs of clients in a treatment setting. Participate as a team member within a family-centered program.

Qualifications

  • Prefer Qualified Professional credential which includes: Master degree in a human services or related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of one year supervised clinical experience working with children and families; or Bachelor degree in a human services or related field from an accredited college or university with two years post-graduate experience working with children and adolescents.
  • Required to have at least Associate Professional or paraprofessional status which includes: high school diploma or GED and experience working with children and families; or Bachelor degree in a human services or related field from an accredited college or university with less than two years of post-graduate clinical experience working with children and families; or Bachelor degree in a non-human services field from an accredited college or university with less than four years of post-graduate clinical experience working with children and families.
  • Possesses a basic understanding of the developmental needs of children and exhibits an understanding of therapeutic group dynamics.
  • Demonstrated ability to use sound discretion and independent judgment in developing and implementing decisions.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cultural issues that can affect treatment. Able to operate well in crisis situations.
  • Has a valid North Carolina driver’s license.
  • Able to work well with others within a team structure and is flexible in the work setting. Physical adeptness to perform all job duties,
  • Bi-lingual skills preferred (Spanish).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of a variety of computer software programs. Professional (written and verbal) communication skills, and excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks and/or projects.
  • Ability to communicate and relate to staff, children, clients and the public in a positive and pleasant manner.

 
To apply for open positions at Crossnore School & Children’s Home, please click HERE.

For more information about open positions, please contact:

On the Crossnore, NC campus:
Laura Laughridge, HR Generalist
(828) 733-4305
llaughridge@crossnore.org

On the Winston-Salem, NC campus:
Debbie Wagoner, HR Generalist
(336) 721-7600
dwagoner@crossnore.org