Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities at Irene Wortham Center

There are full-time, part-time, and PRN positions in each of our four divisions. Job applicants must possess a high school diploma/GED and a valid driver’s license. A background check and drug test may be required. The Irene Wortham Center is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Hours
The Human Resources and Administrative Offices are open 8:00-4:30, Mon-Fri. The Adult Day Activity Center runs 9:00-5:00. The Early Learning Center is open from 7:00 AM-6:00 PM year-round, except on scheduled Buncombe County School holidays and teacher work days. Our residential homes are open 7 days a week, 365 days a year and have 3 shifts. Supported Employment coaches and employees work on a schedule that fits with that of the various employers.

Benefits
Benefits for full and some part-time staff include: health insurance, paid time off, 403(b) participation, and more.

How To Apply
We would prefer you visit our office to complete an application in person. However, applications by mail, email or fax are also welcome. Click the application link below for the form. You will need Adobe Reader to access the file, which is formatted as a PDF. Print the application, and fill out all required information. Resumes may be attached, but leaving areas of the application blank may result in the application being excluded from consideration. It is very important that the application be signed and dated before submission.

Offical IWC Employment Application

You may submit your completed application in any of the following ways:

  • Bring to office

Map/Directions to HR Department

  • Mail to: ATTN: Human Resources, Irene Wortham Center, 916 W Chapel Rd, Asheville, NC 28803
  • Scan and Email to: mlands@iwcnc.org
  • Fax to ATTN: Matt Lands, 828-274-1582

Note: Irene Wortham Center is a Smoke Free and Fragrance Free Work Environment. 

If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, visit our Volunteer Page

Medication Technician

Posted Date
August 14, 2017
Schedule
2nd Shift, 3-11pm
Department
Residential
Qualifications
Job Description

Habilitation Technician – Adult Day Program

Posted Date
August 14, 2017
Full or Part Time
Full Time
Schedule
  • 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri
Department
Adult Day Activity
Qualifications
  • Prefer nursing, CNA, or Hab Tech experience, or experience working with persons with disabilities.
Job Description

Provides direct care to adult clients in our Adult Day Activity Center. Carries out individualized programs and services. Helps with group activities including field trips. Ensures client’s safety and well-being at all times.

 

Compensatory Education Teacher

Posted Date
August 14, 2017
Full or Part Time
Full Time
Schedule
8am-5pm, Mon-Fri
Department
Adult Day Activity
Qualifications
  • 4 year degree required.
Job Description

This position ensures the overall, day-to-day success of each client in our Adult Day Activities program. The operations are conducted in accordance with Irene Wortham Center Policies and Procedures, referring/funding sources, and regulatory agencies’ guidelines and requirements (i.e. DSS, Private Pay, Vaya Health, and Asheville-Buncombe Technical College). The position ensures these operations meet the needs of the individuals served.

Habilitation Technician – Residential Program

Posted Date
August 14, 2017
Schedule
Full Time, 2nd shift, 3pm-11pm, Mon -Fri; Full Time, 3rd Shift, Weekends, 11pm-9am, Fri/Sat/Sun; Full Time, Weekends, 8am-11pm, Sat/Sun; Part time, Split Shift, 6am-8am and 4pm-7pm, Mon-Fri; Part Time, 1st Shift, 6am-10am, Mon-Fri; Part Time, Weekends, 9am-8pm, Sat/Sun; PRN, 1st Shift, 6am-10pm, Days and Hours Vary; PRN, 3rd Shift, 11pm-9am, Days and Hours Vary.
Department
Residential
Qualifications
Prefer nursing, CNA, or Hab Tech experience, or experience working with persons with disabilities.
Job Description

Provides direct care to clients in a group home setting including feeding, bathing, dressing, and other custodial requirements. Carries out individualized programs and services. Helps with group activities. Ensures client’s safety and well-being at all times.

Teacher Assistants

Posted Date
August 14, 2017
Schedule
Center Hours: Monday- Friday, 7:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Several positions available: Full Time, Mon-Fri; Substitute, PRN, Hours and Days Vary
Department
Early Learning Center
Qualifications
  • North Carolina Early Childhood Credentials
  • 1-2 years experience preferred
  • Must attain Qualifying Letter for work in childcare facility
Job Description

Assists teacher with lessons and planned activities for children with and without disabilities in a day care setting. Carries out daily activities as outlined in teacher plans. Implements IEP/IFSP programs according to teacher-prescribed methods. Documents student progress accurately. Provides direct care and may administer medications. Ages infant – 5 years old.

Lead Teachers

Posted Date
August 14, 2017
Full or Part Time
Full Time
Schedule
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Mon-Fri
Department
Early Learning Center
Qualifications
  • 4 year degree in Early Childhood Education, Birth-Kindergarten, Child Development, or related field
  • Minimum of 2 years Early Childhood Education and Supervisory experience
  • Birth-Kindergarten Certification preferred
Job Description

Creates lesson plans/activities, prepares daily/weekly schedules, designs room arrangements and learning centers for children ages 3-5 in our 5-star rated child care center. Implements and reinforces behavior management strategies, prepares necessary educational materials, supervises children, and helps direct activities of teaching assistants, volunteers, foster grandparents, etc. Works with both special needs and typically developing children on a daily basis.