Black Mountain Academy is a nurturing therapeutic boarding school supporting neurodiverse high school students. Our students are primarily ages 13-18, assigned males at birth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or similar diagnoses. These diagnoses impact their success in traditional academic settings, affect their social and emotional development, and mental health.

Black Mountain Academy is a small home-like residential school and program that provides educational and therapeutic structure to bolster each individual’s strengths while addressing their complex needs. Each component of the Academy is designed to provide enriching experiences in various contexts, including on campus and within our local community, and outdoors daily. We aim to help students develop the skills and self-efficacy needed to improve social connections, executive function, emotional regulation, and independent living skills necessary for the 21st Century.

Job Opportunities

Please email all employment inquiries to [email protected]. Diverse candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply. No walk-ins, please.

We offer:

  • A talented, compassionate, and fun team!
  • Competitive Pay and benefits.
  • 401K matching funds after six months of employment.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Time and one half for working on certain holidays.
  • Other benefits for full-time employees include medical, dental, vision, company-paid group life insurance, paid holidays, and paid time off.

Residential Coach

Are you looking for a rewarding job in the mental health field? This is the role for you! Our Residential Coaches work directly with our students providing fun, safe, and engaging programming and life skills.

Residential Coaches facilitate daily living, recreation, adventure, and service-learning activities with students. Residential Coaches assist students in achieving their academic, social, and therapeutic goals. Duties also include some cleaning and meal preparation.

We seek candidates with a student-centered approach, a sense of adventure, a desire to be of service, and an openness to learning. Previous behavioral health or mental health experience is a plus but not required.