Join Our Team

At A Caring Alternative, we value our team members and work to foster a culture in which all staff support one another. We are committed to the individual and professional growth of each team member and provide a variety of training and educational opportunities. Additionally, we work to promote a balance between work and family life for all employees.

​A Caring Alternative, LLC is a nationally CARF accredited service provider with facilities in Morganton, Marion and Asheville, NC. We provide an array services to Alexander, Buncombe, Burke, Catawba, Caldwell, and McDowell Counties, which consist of Assisted Family Living, Assertive Community Treatment Team, Community Support Team, Day Treatment, Integrated Care, Intensive In-Home, Medication Management, Outpatient Therapy, and Therapeutic Foster Care. We are CARF accredited and CABHA certified.

 

If you are interested in becoming part of A Caring Alternative's team, please send a detailed resume to opportunities@caringalternative.com. To be considered, your resume should include degrees earned (major & minor), graduation month & year, relevant employment dates including month and year, and populations served. Due to the high volume of candidates, we request no calls please.

All applicants must be deeply committed to high quality of care for the client. Many positions require travel on a daily basis in the local community in order to provide skill building and supportive counseling and to assist the consumer to develop critical daily living and coping skills.

 

All individuals must meet these additional requirements:

  • Must have clean driving record and current NC driver’s license.

  • Must have successful criminal background check and two satisfactory references. 

 

A Caring Alternative prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, national origin, ancestry, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran or draft status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or associational/political preference.

Marion

  • Residential Coach

  • Intensive In Home QP

  • Intensive In Home Team Lead

Morganton​

  • ACTT AP or QP

  • ACTT Substance Abuse Specialist

  • Community Support Team PSS (Travel)

  • Community Support Team, Team Lead

  • Outpatient Therapist 

  • Critical Time Intervention PSS

Hickory Positions​​

  • ACTT Substance Abuse Counselor 

  • ACTT Employment Specialist

  • ACTT Peer Support Specialist

  • Community Support Team, Team Lead

Boone

  • Community Support Team, Team Lead

Asheville

  • Intensive In-Home, Team Lead

A Caring Alternative, LLC is also accepting applications and/or resumes for the following as we plan for future growth. A timeframe for the availability of these positions is unknown.​​

  • Provisional and Licensed Clinicians

  • Peer Support Specialist  

  • Therapeutic Foster Care Parents (Morganton/Marion/Lenoir, NC)

RESIDENTIAL COACH - MARION, NC

  • Seeking a full time direct care professional to work as a Residential Coach. Direct care staff help provide caregivers and their children with an extra layer of support by allowing breaks in care. As a Residential Coach, you will provide emotional, physical and daily living care for youths (ages 6-20) with behavioral health needs in a group home setting.

  • Education and Experience Required:                                                   High school diploma or GED is required. Applicants need to be a minimum of 21 years old.  Behavioral health experience is preferred. Must have a strong desire to work with children and adolescents, patience, and the ability to work as part of a team.

IIH TEAM LEAD - MARION, NC

  • A Caring Alternative is seeking a Intensive In-Home Team Lead in Marion, North Carolina. Intensive In-Home is a service for children and teens who need a lot of support in order to stay in their homes. A clinician leads a team of experts who work with the family and the child short-term to provide the best treatment for serious problems related to mental health and/or substance use..

  • Education and Experience: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Clinical Counseling, or realted field. Licensed clinician who has at least one-year experience with the adult mental health population. Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Psychological Associate, Licensed Clinical Social Worker,Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist​

IIH QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL - MARION, NC

  • A Caring Alternative is two Intensive In-Home Team Qualified Professionals  in Marion, North Carolina.  Intensive In-Home is a service for children and teens who need a lot of support in order to stay in their homes. This individual serves as a member of an Intensive In Home Team providing therapeutic services to individuals to stabilize current living arrangements, promote reunification, and prevent out of home therapeutic placements

  • Education and Experience: Bachelors degree in Human Services, Social Work, Special Education, or other closely related Human Services area and two (2) years of professional experience with the adult mental health population

CST PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST (Travel Position) - MORGANTON and Boone NC

  • A Caring Alternative is seeking a Peer Support Specialist to work as a member of the Community Support Team. Community Support Team (CST) services consist of community-based mental health and substance abuse rehabilitation services and necessary supports provided through a team approach to assist adults in achieving rehabilitative and recovery goals. It is intended for individuals with mental illness, substance use disorders, or both who have complex and extensive treatment needs.

  • Education and Experience: Certified Peer Support Specialist and one (1) year of experience with the adult mental health population

CTI PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST

MORGANTON, NC

  • A Caring Alternative is seeking a Peer Support Specialist to serve adults as a part of the Critical Time Intervention Team. The role of a CTI Peer Support Specialist is to serve as a mental health and/or co-occurring condition who has been trained and certified to help others with these conditions, as well as identifying and achieving specific life and recovery goals. 

  • Education and Experience: Certified Peer Support Specialist and one (1) year of experience with the adult mental health population

ACTT QUALIFIED/ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONAL - MORGANTON, NC

  • A Caring Alternative is seeking a Qualified or Associate Professional to serve as a member of an ACT Team in Morganton, North Carolina. The Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) is a service provided by an interdisciplinary team that ensures and is prepared to carry out a full range of treatment functions wherever and whenever needed. The goal for ACT is to eliminate or reduce the symptoms of severe mental illness and to enhance the individual’s quality of life. The purpose of this position is to serve as a therapeutic resource to consumers of A Caring Alternative in compliance with agency standards and best practices.

  • Education and Experience: A Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, Psychology, Social Work or closely related Human Services area and 1 year of professional work experience. If QP, two years of professional work experience. 

IIH TEAM LEAD - ASHEVILLE, NC

  • A Caring Alternative is seeking a Intensive In-Home Team Lead in Asheville, North Carolina. Intensive In-Home is a service for children and teens who need a lot of support in order to stay in their homes. A clinician leads a team of experts who work with the family and the child short-term to provide the best treatment for serious problems related to mental health and/or substance use..

  • Education and Experience: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Clinical Counseling, or related field. Licensed clinician who has at least one-year experience with the child mental health population. Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Psychological Associate, Licensed Clinical Social Worker,Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 

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OUTPATIENT THERAPIST - MORGANTON,  NC

  • Seeking a licensed professional or provisionally licensed professional to provide therapeutic services to youth who have identified behavioral health symptoms. S

  • Education and Requirements:  Master’s Degree in human services or closely related field of study and at least one (1) year of clinical experience working with the child mental health population.

  • Licensure/Certification Requirements: LCSW/LCSWA, LCMHC/LCMHCA, LCAS/LCASA, LMFT/LMFTA

ACTT SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR -

HICKORY and MORGANTON, NC

  • Seeking a Substance Abuse Counselor to work as a member of an Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT). ACTT is a team dedicated to reducing and eliminating the symptoms of severe mental illness and to enhance the individual's quality of life.

  • Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree (Masters preferred) in Psychology, Social Work, or closely related Human Services area and 2 years of adult mental health experience. Must have licensure as LCAS, LCASA, or CSAC.​​

ACTT EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST - HICKORY, NC

  • A Caring Alternative is seeking an Employment Specialist for a new Assertive Community Treatment Team forming in Hickory, NC that will serve clients in Catawba and Iredell Counties. The employment specialist provides supported employment and education services to individuals served by the ACT Team, including engagement, vocational assessment, job development, job coaching, and follow-along supports as well as benefits counseling.

  • Education and Experience: Bachelors degree in Human Services, Social Work, Special Education, or other closely related Human Services area and two (2) years of professional experience with the adult mental health population. Preference for at least 1 year of experience providing employment services or advanced education that involved field training in vocational services.

ACTT PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST - HICKORY, NC

  • A Caring Alternative is seeking a Peer Support Specialist to work as a member of the  ACT team. The role of the ACT Peer Support Specialist is to serve as a mental health and/or co-occurring condition who has been trained and certified to help others with these conditions, as well as identifying and achieving specific life and recovery goals.

  • Education and Experience: Certified Peer Support Specialist and one (1) year of experience with the adult mental health population

CST TEAM LEAD - BOONE, NC

  • A Caring Alternative is seeking a Community Support Team (CST) Team Lead in Boone, North Carolina. This service consists of community-based mental health and substance use services, and structured rehabilitative interventions intended to increase and restore an individual’s ability to live successfully in the community.

  • Education and Experience: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Clinical Counseling, or related field. Licensed clinician who has at least one-year experience with the adult mental health population. Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Psychological Associate, Licensed Clinical Social Worker,Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

CST TEAM LEAD - HICKORY, NC

  • A Caring Alternative is seeking a Community Support Team (CST) Team Lead in Hickory, North Carolina. This service consists of community-based mental health and substance use services, and structured rehabilitative interventions intended to increase and restore an individual’s ability to live successfully in the community.

  • Education and Experience: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Clinical Counseling, or related field. Licensed clinician who has at least one-year experience with the adult mental health population. Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Psychological Associate, Licensed Clinical Social Worker,Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

   CST TEAM LEAD - MORGANTON, NC

  • A Caring Alternative is seeking a Community Support Team (CST) Team Lead in Morganton, North Carolina. This service consists of community-based mental health and substance use services, and structured rehabilitative interventions intended to increase and restore an individual’s ability to live successfully in the community.

  • Education and Experience: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Clinical Counseling, or related field. Licensed clinician who has at least one-year experience with the adult mental health population. Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Psychological Associate, Licensed Clinical Social Worker,Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

 

Peer Support Specialist 

  • Seeking several Certified Peer Specialists to provide various services to the adult mental health population. Experience with the population served is preferred as well as a working knowledge of the resources available within the local communities. Must be certified. 
     

Provisional and Licensed Clinicians

  • Seeking individuals who are licensed or provisionally licensed with LPC, LCAS, LCSW, LMFT to work within a variety of services such as ACTT, OPT, and SCHOOL BASED PROGRAMS. Individuals would work in collaberation with their teams to provide exceptional care to consumers and their families.​

Therapeutic Foster Care Parents (Morganton/Marion/Lenoir, NC)​

  • Seeking individuals licensed or interested in becoming licensed in order to provide Therapeutic Foster Care within their home.  Individuals must be 21 years or older and have GED/High School Diploma. All TFC Parents must have a desire and commitment to help provide a loving home environment. A Caring Alternative will assist with the necessary support & supervision so that the home will be successful in providing a stabilized environment to the child(ren). We will provide the required MAPP course to qualified applicants in addition to other helpful trainings.

 

Morganton

Office

301 East Meeting St. 

Suite 201
Morganton, NC 28655

P: 828-437-3000

F: 828-437-4999

info@caringalternative.com

ACTT

Office

617 S. Green St.

Suite 102

Morganton, NC 28655

P: 828-430-4388

F: 828-433-1026

info@caringalternative.com

Hickory

Office

785 Hwy 70 SW

Suite 300

Hickory, NC 28602

P: 828-437-3000

F: 828-437-4999

info@caringalternative.com

Marion

Office

361 N. Main St

Marion, NC 28752

P: 828-652-5444

F: 828-652-5837

info@caringalternative.com

Care

Haven

2533 Airport Road

Marion, NC 28752

P: 828-475-1683

F: 559-0773

carehaven@caringalternative.com

Asheville

Office

68 Orange St.

Suite A
Asheville, NC 28801

P: 828-475-0822

F: 828-354-3330

info@caringalternative.com

Corporate

Office

P.O. Box 1536

Morganton, NC 28680

P: 828-437-3000

F: 828-437-4999

info@caringalternative.com

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