Career Opportunities

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 will be required. The Irene Wortham Center is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Hours

The Human Resources and Administrative Offices are open 8:30am-4:30pm, Mon-Fri. The hours for our Adult Day Activity Center are 9:00am-5:00pm. The Early Learning Center is open from 7:30am-5:30pm 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 time and some part time staff include: health insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, 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 it to the 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

 

 

The following positions are available in the following departments:

 

Residential Programs 

Qualifications for All Positions:

Nursing, CNA, Direct Support experience, or experience working with persons with disabilities is preferred.

Job Description:

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

 

at Rose Street Residence:

Hab Tech Second Shift (Full Time) - 2 openings

Schedule: Mon-Fri, 3pm-11pm or 3pm-9pm

Hab Tech Weekend Shift (Part Time) - 2 openings

Schedule: Sat & Sun, 8am-9pm 

 

at Azalea Residence:

Hab Tech Third Shift (Full Time)

Schedule: Fri, Sat & Sun, 11pm-9am

Hab Tech Weekend Shift (Full Time) - 2 openings

Schedule: Sat & Sun, 7am-11pm

 

at Dogwood Residence:

Hab Tech Second Shift (Full or Part Time) 

Schedule: Mon-Fri, 4p-9p or 4pm-11pm (Female needed)

Hab Tech Third Shift Weekends (Full Time)

Schedule: Fri, Sat & Sun, 11pm-9am

Hab Tech Weekend Shift (Part Time)

Schedule: Sat & Sun, 9am-8pm

 

General Residential Opening:

Hab Tech - All Shifts - PRN (as needed)

Schedule: day and hours vary based upon your availability

 

 

Adult Day Activity Program

Qualifications for All Positions:

Nursing, CNA, Direct Support experience, or experience working with persons with disabilities is preferred.

Job Description:  

Primary responsibilities are to assist in consumer instruction, activities and training. In addition, consumers must be provided with appropriate and timely direct care.

Hab Tech First Shift (Full Time)

Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm

 

 

Early Learning Center

Qualifications:

High School Diploma or equivalent, and EDU 119 Childcare Credential (or obtain within the first year of employment).

Job Descrition:

Assist Lead Teacher with planned activities, implement IEP/IFSP programs, and document student progress. Provides direct care, administers medications, and facilitates daily activities as outlined in teacher plans.

Teacher's Assistant (Full Time) - 3 openings (2 regular TA & 1 floater)

Schedule: Mon-Fri, within the hours of 7:30am-5:30pm

 

 

Supported Employment and Community Services 

Qualifications:

Experience working with persons with disabilities is required. Clean driving record and proof of insurance required.

Job Description:

Provide individualized day activities that support the waiver beneficiary's definition of a meaningful day in an integrated community setting with persons who are not disabled.

Community Networking Specialist First Shift (Full Time)

Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm

** We have 2 openings for this position in Polk County.

 

General Positions

Dishwasher First Shift (Full Time)

Schedule: Mon-Fri, 7am-3:30pm

Transporter First Shift (Full Time)

Schedule: Mon-Fri, hours vary between 7:30am-5:30pm

Must have a valid DL and clean driving record