Catawba Valley Healthcare is an independent, comprehensive, non-profit healthcare organization that offers a wide range of whole-person healthcare and services that integrate physical and mental health.

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Join an Award-Winning Team

Thank you for your interest in careers at Catawba Valley Healthcare, where we are as committed to our employees as we are to those we serve. 

If you have a passion for healthcare and a genuine desire to help people through life’s more difficult moments, we invite you to learn more about employment opportunities at Catawba Valley Healthcare and consider joining our team. 

The Center for Integrative Health recognized Catawba Valley Healthcare in 2018 with the Award for Community Inclusion and in 2021 for Whole Person Care. 

The Center for Integrative Health represents the growth of the NC Council of Community Programs’ 34 year legacy of collaboration and advocacy in addressing behavioral, I-DD, and primary healthcare. The Center provides an opportunity to bring together a broad spectrum of leaders who share the goal of ensuring effective whole-person care within the publicly funded system.

The Duke Endowment, which grants funding to selected organizations with a passion to help people live a healthy lifestyle across North Carolina, has acknowledged Catawba Valley Healthcare’s commitment to provide primary care for the uninsured with an annual grant since 2016.

CVHNC’s Model for Understanding and Delivering Healthcare

Why work for Catawba Valley Healthcare?

Catawba Valley Healthcare is a comprehensive non-profit healthcare provider whose motto is “Where Health and Hope Meet.” We strive to treat each person the way we would want our own loved ones to be treated – with compassion, competence, and commitment to excellence. 

CVH’s mission is to support healthier communities by providing a wide range of whole-person healthcare that integrates physical and mental health.

We promote the strengths of those we serve by encouraging independence and advocacy. At the same time, we support those who are, or may become, vulnerable due to the lack of access to healthcare or who are marginalized because of social, economic, or medical conditions. 

We recently changed our name from Catawba Valley Behavioral Healthcare to Catawba Valley Healthcare (CVH) to emphasize whole-person treatment that integrates primary care and behavioral healthcare, recognizing that our minds and bodies work together and must be treated together to achieve the best health outcomes.

CVH has received awards presented by State leadership organizations for our Peer Support program, our Integrated Care program, and our comprehensive community partnerships. CVH’s leadership and excellence is also reflected by grant funders that have placed their confidence in us over the years, such as the Cannon Foundation, the Carpenter Foundation, The Duke Endowment, the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, the Sisters of Mercy Foundation, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Federal Government, the Unifour Foundation, and others.

Our organization has a strong history of employee satisfaction.

The Application Process

Once a position is posted at Catawba Valley Healthcare, applications are accepted via e-mail or directly from the job website, Indeed. Resumes are requested.

  • Applications and resumes should be sent to Wanda Edmunds at
  • Applications are screened and forwarded to the appropriate supervisor to schedule interviews. 
  • Interviews are conducted by a panel. If the panel makes a collective decision to make you an offer, a supervisor will contact you. All offers are contingent upon the passage of a successful background check, including criminal and driving records, drug screen, and fingerprints. 
  • All new Catawba Valley Healthcare employees complete an orientation to the organization during the second week of the month.

What Benefits does Catawba Valley Healthcare offer its full-time employees?

Benefits at Catawba Valley Healthcare include health care, dental care, vacation, sick time, and a retirement plan.

Current Career Opportunities

Psychiatric PA or NP (full-time)

Catawba Valley Healthcare seeks a licensed  Psychiatric Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to provide psychiatric care within a team environment.

This position will work in conjunction with the current psychiatrists, mid-level providers, and other services within the agency.

CVH is a leader in our community, a truly integrated non-profit healthcare facility that practices a biopsychosocial model of care based on collaboration between all departments (Medical, Psychiatric, Therapy, and Outpatient). We have a strong focus on serving those with co-morbidities and patients who are uninsured or underinsured.

If you want to make a real difference working with the underserved and patients with moderate to severe brain health challenges, this rewarding work is for you.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about our mission, committed to living in this area, and wants to grow with us.

Required skills:

  • Experience with the psychiatric population
  • Preference for at least 2 years of experience prescribing and treating adult behavioral health patients

CVH offers:

  • Flexible work schedule offers work-family life balance
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare & life insurance
  • Support for ongoing CME credits
  • Wonderful team of dedicated healthcare providers
  • Beautiful part of the country to live in

Explore our website and learn more about CVH.

Salary is based on experience and military-experienced candidates are encouraged to apply.

Note: Our facility is not affiliated with the hospital Catawba Valley Health Systems we are Catawba Valley Healthcare formally known as Catawba Valley Behavioral Health in Hickory, North Carolina.


Office Support Specialist (full-time)

CVH is seeking a full-time, highly organized Office Support Specialist for the Finance Department of a fast-paced healthcare practice serving over 5000 patients per year. Located in downtown Hickory. Office hours:  8 a.m. to  5 p.m.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Management of Payeeship for approximately 40-50 consumers
  • Manage processing of claims for Hospital Discharge program
  • Backup as needed for Accounts Payables functions
  • Backup as needed for daily deposit coding and keying journal entries
  • Purchasing of office supplies as needed
  • Other duties as identified.

Required skills:

  • Knowledge of Social Security regulations for PayeeShip is a plus
  • Experience with Behavioral Health billing preferred
  • Accounts Payable/General Ledger experience preferred
  • Knowledge of electronic health record
  • Strong computer skills Ability to multitask and work independently

Salary range based upon experience of $16 to $19 per hour


Clubhouse Generalist (full-time)

Catawba Valley Healthcare seeks a full-time Clubhouse Generalist.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide quality assurance and assistance with ongoing assessments
  • Goal plan development
  • Authorizations of clubhouse members
  • Assistance with database tracking and monitoring of clubhouse outcomes
  • Assisting clubhouse members in work-related units as assigned
  • Assisting members in participating in community opportunities related to functional, social, educational, and vocational goals

Salary: $35,000.00 – $45,000.00 per year





ACT Co-Occurring Specialist (full-time)

Catawba Valley Healthcare seeks a full-time qualified professional/case manager with at least two years of experience to work as part of an ACT team based out of Hickory NC.
This position will provide case management services to individuals who meet the criteria and choose to participate in the Assertive Community Treatment team.
Responsibilities include:
  • Complete initial assessments with individuals
  • Develop treatment plans based on needs identified in the assessment
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Offer case management services including assistance in accessing resources, medication management, and transportation. This individual will carry out rehabilitation and support functions that assist in treatment, substance abuse services, education, support and consultation to families, and crisis intervention under the clinical supervision of a psychiatrist and team leader
  • Work schedule: 8-hour shifts, Mon-Friday, weekends as needed
Requirements include:  
  • Must meet Qualified Professional criteria
  • Bachelor’s degree in human services preferred
  • 4 years of experience with SPMI population
  • Certification in SA as CCS, CCAS, or CDAC required (licensure preferred)
  • Driver’s license preferred
Salary: $45,000.00 per year

ACT Team Lead (full-time)

Catawba Valley Healthcare seeks an ACT Team Leader.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide effective oversight, direction, and clinical and administrative supervision to assigned staff.
  • Responsible for hiring, training, and performance appraisals where appropriate. Ensure programs are fully staffed with qualified, trained employees.
  • Ensure effective 24-hour, 7-day-a-week, 365-day-a-year coverage for individuals served as required by the program.
  • Build and manage an effective and clinically sound team.
  • Serve as a practicing clinician on the Assertive Community Treatment Team and coordinate the activities and services.
  • Lead meetings and disseminate information to other ACTT staff from various sources.
  • Monitors and assesses the quality of services of assigned programs including but not limited to conducting audits of charts, overseeing the peer review process, direct observation of staff, etc..
  • Responsible for marketing the agency and program by developing appropriate referral sources, and by maintaining positive working relationships within the communities served, including individuals, families, staff, monitoring and licensing agencies, organizations, and funders.
  • Attend and actively participate in community and agency meetings as assigned. Implement and monitor budgets as requested/directed by the supervisor.
  • Monitor medical records management and activities of the Assertive Community Treatment Team to ensure compliance with agency policies, Medicaid, and other requirements
  • Attend and actively participate in meetings and training as required. Maintain certification in all agency, state, and federal training requirements. Demonstrate knowledge of and comply with all agency policies and procedures, as well as state and federal statutes and regulations related to specific program areas.
  • Learn more about ACTT here:

 Requirements include: 

  • Experience in the mental health field
  • LCSW-A or LPC-A while pursuing full licensure (no CNAs are eligible)

Salary: $70,000.00 – $80,000.00 per year


ACT  Team Therapist (full-time)

Catawba Valley Healthcare seeks a full-time licensed/associate therapist with at least two years of experience to work as part of an ACT team based out of Hickory NC.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide therapy and case management services to the individuals who meet the criteria and choose to participate in the Assertive Community Treatment team.
  • Therapy and services include assistance in accessing resources, medication management, transportation, etc.
  • Working in both the office and in the community


  • Licensed in NC as a LCSW-A, LCSW, LMHC-A or LMHC, LMFT
  • 2 years experience in mental health

Salary based on experience



Reentry Specialist (full-time)

CVH seeks a reentry specialist to work as part of CVH’s Jail Services Programs within the Lincoln or Burke County Detention Centers. This is a fast-paced position and requires a high level of self-sufficiency. Supervision is provided, a strong work ethic and a compassionate personality is needed.


  • Identify individuals who may be eligible for our Transitional Housing Program
  • Making referrals to individuals upon their release from jail to identify and connect with resources within the community that will best support their Recovery process through case management services.
  • Work both within the Detention center and out in the community with individuals and other outside agencies.
  • Some transportation of individuals will be expected


  • Minimum of 2 years experience in Case Management, Preferred experience with justice-involved population
  • Minimum NC Certified PSS (CPSS) with at least 12 months in Recovery and/or, Associates Degree (AP) in Human Services or a related field
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License and auto insurance
  • Cannot have any legal issues (including probation) within the past 5 years

Salary range: $40,000 – $50,000/year + CVH benefits



IDD Paraprofessional for Day Program (full-time)

CVH seeks a full-time paraprofessional for our IDD Center located in the Hickory, NC area.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assists in providing training to clients with severe or profound developmental disabilities
  • Teach and guide clients to develop basic work, social, and living skills
  • Train clients to acquire skills in independent living, self-help, adaptive behavior, pre-vocational, and community living
  • Assist with the personal hygiene needs of clients
  • Participates in person-centered planning
  • Collects and records client data to ensure accurate record-keeping
  • Transports clients to and from the Life Skills facility using a van

Requirements include:

  • Minimum of 25 years old to meet driving insurance requirements
  • Must have a working knowledge of the developmental disabled population and must possess the knowledge and skill-building trainings through a variety of training techniques.
  • Experience with this population

Hourly wage: $15.00 per hour