Careers at Catawba Valley Healthcare

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. 

Careers at Catawba Valley 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

PA or NP Primary Care

Catawba Valley Healthcare seeks a part-time or full-time Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician’s Assistant (PA) to provide high-quality care in our Primary Care practice. CVH is a leader in our community, a truly integrated healthcare facility that practices a biopsychosocial model of care based on collaboration between all departments (Medical, Psychiatric, Therapy, and Outpatient). We are nonprofit and have a strong focus on serving those with co-morbidities and patients who are uninsured or under-insured.

If you want to make a real difference working with the general population, those with severe mental health conditions, and the underserved, and if you enjoy teamwork and seek flexibility for work-life balance, then explore our website and learn more about CVH. We are looking for someone who is passionate about our mission, committed to living in this area, and wants to grow with us.

Benefits include flexible schedule with a work-family-life balance, health & life insurance, medical malpractice insurance, and support with ongoing completion of CME credits. Salary based on experience.


ACT Team Psychiatrist

Catawba Valley Healthcare, a non-profit Integrated Care practice based in the foothills of North Carolina is seeking a part-time psychiatrist for our Assertive Community Treatment Team.

*If seeking full-time employment, the other half of the position would provide Psychiatric medication management in our Integrated Care clinic. *

ACTT Team Psychiatrist Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Typically sees the beneficiaries for the assessment and treatment of the beneficiary’s symptoms and response to medication including side effects.
  • Provides clinical supervision and oversight of the psychiatric services delivered by the NP or PA.
  • Actively collaborates with nurses to develop and implement medication administration policies and procedures as well as oversee the medical care of beneficiaries that include regular screenings for medical conditions and assessment of wellness and health management.
  • Educates non-medical team members on psychiatric & non-psychiatric medications
  • Regularly participates in daily team meetings and treatment planning meetings; attends daily team meetings in proportion to time allocated on team.
  • Provides backup to the team as necessary while on call.


    Hourly Rate: Negotiable

Mobile Crisis Clinician

Catawba Valley Healthcare seeks a full-time Mobile Crisis Clinician responsible for providing community-based crisis services aimed at the prevention, intervention, and immediate stabilization of crisis events experienced by persons related to mental health, substance use, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. The employee shall use clinical processes and procedures to resolve the crisis, transport clients to local community resources, and submit clinical documentation in a timely manner.

The clinician will work as part of a team covering Burke and Catawba counties.  The shift is 12 hours (noon to midnight).  There will be 4 weekend shifts per month, 7-9 on-call shifts, and some holiday shifts.  The ability to work effectively as part of a team is highly important.  

Master’s preferred in the behavioral science field from an accredited college/university. Preference is given to individuals who are clinically licensed in NC, including LCAS, or LCSW, LPC, LMFT with CSAC. Based on the immediate needs of the agency, individuals may be hired that are actively seeking and under supervision for clinical licensure.  QP level clinicians will be considered.  

Catawba Valley  Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Catawba Valley  Healthcare to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, gender, creed, national origin, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

Additional Job Requirements:

Must possess the ability to effectively hear and verbally communicate with consumers, customers, and other employees. Must have the ability to use a computer and software to perform job responsibilities. Must provide crisis prevention/intervention/consultation services in community locations and residential settings.  Some mobile crisis interventions will require law enforcement assistance.  

Valid Driver’s License and automobile insurance.

Must have physical mobility to respond and provide service in various community locations.

Job Type: Full-time


Certified Peer Support Specialist- L.E.A.D

This position will support the L.E.A.D. Case Managers in Burke and Catawba Counties with their community-based work. The Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (L.E.A.D.)

Case Managers work with individuals referred directly from Law Enforcement and who are facing substance use related charges. The CPSS provides direct support to those enrolled with case management as they access community resources. L.E.A.D. participants may struggle with a variety of Brain Health/Mental health/Substance Use disorders.

Position Requirements:

Minimum of 2 yrs experience as Certified Peer Support Specialist

Must have valid Driver’s License and auto insurance

Must have a good driving record

Strong communication skills (written and verbal)

 Job Type: Full-time

 Salary: $30,000 – $35,000 per year


Front Desk Specialist

Catawba Valley Healthcare seeking experienced staff for position in front desk.
Full Time Position, no weekends, no Holidays
Seeking a self motivated, customer oriented team player for front desk operations. Responsibilities include greeting patients, check in, check out, notifying staff of patient arrival, scheduling, answering and routing telephone calls, maintaining schedules, entering financials and collecting insurance information/cards and collecting payments. The ideal candidate should be dependable, a quick learner, able to multi task and have excellent computer skills.
Ideal candidate works well in a team environment.

 Jail Re-Entry Specialist (Burke & Lincoln Counties)

This position will work as part of CVH’s Jail Services Programs within the Lincoln or Burke County Detention Centers. The focus will be identifying individuals who may be eligible for our Transitional Housing Program and 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. This will include work both within the Detention center and out in the community with individuals and other outside agencies. Some transportation of individuals will be expected. This is a fast-paced position and requires a high level of self-sufficiency. Supervision provided, a strong work ethic and a compassionate personality is needed. 

Position requirements: 

Minimum of 2 yrs 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 related field 

Must have a valid Driver’s License and auto insurance. 

Cannot have any legal issues (including probation) within the past 5 years

Pay Range: $40,000 – $50,000/year + Benefits


IDD Group Residential Home Paraprofessional – Overnight – Full-Time

Catawba Valley Healthcare (CVH) is a non-profit organization that includes adult residential group home services as one of its programs. The group homes are located in Catawba County, NC. CVH has immediate openings for 2 Fulltime para professionals.

The residents of the group homes are adults with behavioral health challenges. No skilled nursing care required.

Seeking staff for overnight shifts and week. Staff are not awake staff. 7 nights on and 7 nights off.

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalency. Will drive a van as needed. Applicants must have good driving record.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $15.00 per hour



ACT Team Lead

The ACT Team Leader must have experience in the mental health field and is preferred to have an LPC or LCSW. 

Minimum requirements are a LCSW-A or LPC-A while pursuing full licensure. No CNA’s are eligible.

The ACT Team Leader duties are as follows:

  • 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 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 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:


Job Type: Full-time

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


ACT Team Peer Support

 CVH is seeking 1 certified peer support specialist who has at least 12 months of demonstrated recovery. One full-time position is available on the Hickory NC Assertive Community Treatment Team. MUST HAVE PEER SUPPORT CERTIFICATION

The Peer Support Specialist is a full-time employee who provides a variety of center-based and/or community-based individual and group services to individuals receiving or seeking mental health services and/or who identify themselves in recovery. The Peer Support Specialist provides a continuum of activities that promote recovery, self-determination, self-advocacy, and enhancement of community living skills. The Peer Specialist links clients to community services. The Peer Support Specialist describes, encourages, models and mentors recovery values, attitudes, beliefs and personal actions so that consumers learn to manage their own recovery and live in ways that encourage wellness and resilience. The Specialist gathers program data, must use computer technology, and engage in training and activities that support their own recovery. Peer Specialists work as part of a clinical team and will be clinically supervised.

Must have a high school diploma or GED, peer support certificate, have a vehicle and NC driver’s license, and computer skill experience.

$ 16.50/hour



 Jail Clinician – Lincoln


Description: This position is responsible for providing clinical support within the Lincoln County Detention Facility. This position facilitates clinical groups with the inmates focusing on substance use and brain health, teaching coping skills, decision making skills, anger management and others. The Clinician is responsible for completing assessments for all participants referred to the Pretrial Diversion and Re-Entry services.

Position Requirements:

North Carolina Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) or Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS)

Preferred 2 years’ experience working with Brain/Mental Health

Preferred previous or current law enforcement experience.

Must be able to pass a background check performed by Lincoln County and Catawba Valley healthcare

Must have valid Driver’s License and auto insurance

Must have a good driving record

Strong communication skills (written and verbal)

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $33,000.00 – $40,000.00 per year





PA or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

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

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

Must have experience with the population and prefer at least 2 years experience prescribing and treating behavioral health patients

Patient Type: Adults

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
  • A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply

Work Remotely: No

Job Type: Full-time



Therapist for the ACT Team

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

This position will provide therapy and case management services to the individuals who meet criteria and choose to participate in the Assertive Community Treatment team. This person will serve as the therapist for clients on the team. The person hired will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and will offer therapy, case management services including assistance in accessing resources, medication management, transportation, etc. The position is in office and in the community.

Must be licensed in NC as a LCSW-A, LCSW, LMHC-A or LMHC,LMFT etc. and 2 years of experience.

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule: Day shift

Experience: Mental Health: 2 years (Preferred)

License/Certification:  NC License to practice therapy (Required)



IDD Paraprofessional- Day Program

This is a full-time position working in a day program center located in the Hickory, NC area. The position assists in providing training to clients with severe or profound developmental disabilities. The selected candidate teaches and guides clients to develop basic work, social and living skills. Trains clients to acquire skills in independent living, self-help, adaptive behavior, pre-vocational and community living. Assists with 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. Must be a 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 a must.

Job Type: Full-time


Salary: $15.00 per hour



Licensed Clinical Therapist


Licensed Clinical Therapist– Therapist will work in the beautiful foothills of western North Carolina, with easy access to the mountains and a four hour drive to the Atlantic coast beaches. Must be a LCSW/LCSW-A, LCMHC/LCMHC-A, or a LMFT will provide treatment in outpatient therapy full time or part time, working in a forward-thinking comprehensive community behavioral health agency that values employees and the people we serve. In the Outpatient Therapy Department, the LCSW/LCSW-A, LCMHC/LCMHCA and LMFT will implement comprehensive clinical assessments, provide individual and group therapy, as well as related case support. Prior experience providing treatment to individuals with serious mental illness, and/or co-occurring disorders is required. The LCSW/LCSW-A, LCMHC/LCMHC-A, or LMFT must also have excellent diagnostic and therapy skills, and be an advocate for individuals with behavioral health conditions. Previous experience working in a non-profit organization is a plus. Some non-traditional hours may be required depending on the position offered. Candidates must be licensed to practice as an LCSW/LCSWA, LCMHC/LCMHC-A or LMFT in North Carolina.

General Knowledge and Skills Required:

Knowledge of evidence-based practices in relation to treatment of individuals with mental illness or dual diagnoses. Ability to successfully interact with a diverse population displaying both linguistic and cultural competence. Ability to provide individual and group therapy using evidence-based practices with a diverse population. Ability to manage time efficiently and effectively. Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing, including excellent computer skills.

Job Type: Full-time


Salary: $40,000 – $50,000 plus excellent benefits that include vacation leave, paid holidays, health insurance, and 401K.