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Qualified Professional for Day Treatment Services

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Location:  Asheville, NC

Position Type:  Full Time

A Caring Alternative, LLC (ACA) is a well-established comprehensive care agency providing behavioral health and substance use disorder services to adults, adolescents, and children in Western North Carolina.

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Why apply at A Caring Alternative?


  • We celebrate diversity, so bring YOU!   We want you to be proud and comfortable to bring your true self and we strive to enhance the value of our work through respectful curiosity of one another’s culture.


  • Competitive Payrates!  We offer a competitive rate of pay. Work related mileage is paid tax free.


  • Pride in Your Work!  You can join an organization that seeks to set the standard for quality support services for people with mental illness.  We hope you will find satisfaction and take pride in your work here.


  • Strong Core Values!  Join our values-based, family-owned company with a culture that we care.
  • Grow!  Our strong core values include promotion and position changes for your career development.
  • Clinical Supervision!  Supervision is available for clinical licensure.
  • Flexibility!  We work in a team environment and promote flexibility.
  • Training!  Solid training is provided & paid by the company.
  • Benefits!

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full time employees.

  • 401(k) & Roth retirement plan
  • 401(k) matching
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Paid Time Off accrual begins upon hire, 100 hours first year
  • Major medical, dental & vision insurance
  • Company paid Life Insurance
  • Short term & long-term insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
Summary & Responsibilities

Summary of Services & Responsibilities:

Day Treatment is a service designed to serve children 5 to 17 years of age who, because of their mental health or substance use disorder treatment needs, are unable to benefit from participation in academic services at a developmentally appropriate level in a traditional school setting.  A Qualified Professional provides intensive therapeutic services in our Day Treatment program within the Buncombe County School System in Asheville, NC.  We are looking for someone who feels they have strengths in running groups, being part of a team and teaching coping and social skills in a classroom setting. Hours are most typically school hours with flexibility around completing paperwork. 


Job Duties Include:

  • Participate in a community-based team approach that utilize the resources of the community, consumer, and treatment team to achieve positive outcomes
  • Utilize knowledge of clinical process to achieve positive outcomes to include evaluation, assessment, service, treatment planning, trauma focused models and intervention techniques, aftercare, and transition planning
  • Manage an assigned caseload and meet the direct care billable productivity expectations of the organization
  • Participate in intakes by providing case management and completing the Person-Centered Plan
  • Maintain accurate service and billing record documentation that clearly communicates the services provided and consumer progress


Education and Experience Required:

  1. A bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Social Work, Special Education, or other closely related Human Services area
  2. Two (2) years of professional experience with the child mental health population


Resume must include degree earned (major & minor), graduation month & year, relevant employment dates including month and year, and populations served.


A Caring Alternative, LLC a CARF accredited service provider with facilities in Asheville, Hickory, Marion, and Morganton, NC. A Caring Alternative, LLC is CABHA certified and a Trauma Informed Agency. We provide an array of services to Alexander, Buncombe, Burke, Catawba, Caldwell, Iredell, McDowell, and Mitchell counties which consist of Assertive Community Treatment Team, Community Support Team, Day Treatment, Integrated Care, Intensive In-Home, Medication Management, Outpatient Therapy, and Therapeutic Foster Care.


We are an equal opportunity employer.

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