Youth Behavioral Health Hiring Event | UNC Hospitals (12.6.23)

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Youth Behavioral Health Hiring Event | UNC Hospitals

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 | 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Event Location: 100 W H St., Butner, NC 27509


**Join us for an opportunity to win a pair of Apple AirPods (2ndGeneration) or a YETI Rambler 46 ounce bottle.**


UNC Health is hiring health care professionals to join our new Youth Behavioral Health hospital located in Butner, NC.

This facility is a 54-bed, 24-hour, locked psychiatric facility designed to offer hope and healing to children and adolescents facing mental health diagnoses, dual diagnoses, substance misuse, and complex behaviors.  Click HERE to view our ribbon-cutting ceremony and catch a glimpse of our new facility.

Come meet with our recruitment team, interview with department managers, and explore all that UNC Health has to offer!


We have opportunities available for the following positions:


Activities Therapist (Full-time)
Art Therapist (Full-time)
Behavioral Health Tech – Complex Adolescents & Addiction Units at Youth Behavioral Health (Per Diem)
Behavioral Health Tech – Inpatient Behavioral Health Adolescent Unit (Full-time)
Music Therapist (Full-time & Per Diem)
Occupational Therapist I (Per Diem)
Police Officer (Full-time)
Recreational Therapist (Full-time & Per Diem)
RN Clinical Nurse II – General Adolescent and Intellectual Developmental and Disabilities Unit (Full-time & Per Diem)
RN Clinical Nurse II – Intake Nurse Youth Behavioral Health Facility (Full-time)
RN Nurse Educator (Full-time) *select Other when prompted to choose your preferred position.

How to Participate:

Step 1: RSVP by selecting the “Apply Now” button at the top or bottom of this page. Although we encourage you to RSVP ahead of time, walk-ins are welcome.

Step 2: Join us at 100 W H St., Butner, NC 27509 on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, between 12:00 and 3:00 p.m. Parking is free, and there will be signs in the building directing you to the event.


How to Qualify:

Activities Therapist


Bachelor’s degree in Human Services field is required
No licensure or certification required
No experience is required
Art Therapist


Graduation from AATA (American Art Therapy Association) approved program or related field
Current board certification in Art Therapy (ATR-BC)
Experience in the field of creative art therapy is preferred
Behavioral Health Tech


High School diploma or GED
Licensed as a Nursing Assistant I by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) certification within 60 days from date of hire
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification or Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certification
Two (2) years of experience in a behavioral health environment
Music Therapist


Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy or related field which includes an internship
Certified Music Therapist by the Board of Music Therapists
One (1) year of experience in the field of Music Therapy
Occupational Therapist


Graduation from an accredited Occupational Therapy program
Licensed as an Occupational Therapist in the state of North Carolina
No prior experience required
Police Officer


High School diploma or GED
Successful completion of Basic Law Enforcement Training or the equivalent
OC Spray (Pepper Spray) certification, TASER certification, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) certification and CIT certification within the first nine (9) months of hire (the Probationary Period). Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) certification. Must qualify with a passing score with issued duty weapon on the department’s qualification course of fire within the first six (6) months of hire (the Probationary Period)
Must be at least 20 years old and be a US Citizen
Valid North Carolina Driver’s license
No prior experience required
Recreational Therapist


Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation or Recreational Therapy, which includes an internship
Licensed as a Recreational Therapist by the North Carolina Board of Recreational Therapy Licensure (NCBRTL)
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC)
No prior experience required
RN Clinical Nurse II


Graduation from a school of professional nursing
Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of North Carolina
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certification
One (1) year of nursing experience
RN Nurse Educator


Bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN)
Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of North Carolina
For Home Health/Hospice: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification
For Home Health/Hospice: Valid NC Driver’s License
Three (3) years of experience in tertiary care with two (2) years of clinical experience in the assigned specialty

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Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

UNC Health makes reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as applicants and employees with disabilities. All interested applicants are invited to apply for career opportunities. Please email if you need a reasonable accommodation to search and/or to apply for a career opportunity.

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