Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce

​Bessemer City Chamber of Commerce

​Lincoln/Lincolnton Chamber of Commerce​

Gaston Skills, Inc.

Corporate Office

Hours:  M-F 7:45am - 4:15pm
​1301 Bessemer City Road
Gastonia, NC 28052

Toll Free:  1-888-241-3115
P:  704-869-0300
F:  704-869-9594
E:  patrivers@gastonskills.org



Salem Industries

Hours:  M-F 8am - 4pm
1636 Salem Church Road
Lincolnton, NC 28092

P:  704-732-1516
F:  704-732-0982
​E:  
patrivers@gastonskills.org



Day Activity

Hours:  M-F 8am - 3pm
220 E. Franklin Boulevard
Gastonia, NC 28052

P:  704-869-0300
F:  704-869-9594
​E:  
patrivers@gastonskills.org


Serving Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln Counties since 1964

Career Opportunities

Applications are taken on an as-needed basis. All applications are required to be completed in full on site at the Gaston Skills location or Salem Industries location. Criminal and driving records are a part of the hiring process and authorizations are obtained from applicants before background checks are made.


Gaston Skills is a hands-on facility, therefore all direct care staff are required to pass North Carolina Interventions (NCI) Training provided by professional trainers.
​First Aid and CPR are also a requirement before assigned to work with Gaston Skills or Salem Industries clients.


NCI Training includes:

  • Part A –Prevention/Alternatives
  • Part B-Physical techniques (Core and Core+)

Most frequently open positions are for paraprofessional direct care staff.


Essential job functions include:

  • Guiding and instructing clients toward accomplishment of goals set by the individual’s person centered plan.
  • Complete and pass all required initial and any refresher training for paraprofessional direct care position before working with population served.
  • Successfully complete First Aid and CPR, NCI-A (Prevention) and NCI-B Core/Core Plus (Restrictive Intervention), and DMH/DD/SAS Core Competencies and required refresher training.