Forensic Services Therapist

Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare   Roanoke, VA   Full-time     Mental Health
Posted on April 29, 2024
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$1000 Sign-on Bonus Available!

Do you want to be part of a drug and alcohol treatment program that gives inmates more options?

BRBH is seeking a Substance Abuse Therapist in Forensic Services to provide services to individuals participating in the judicial system.

Therapists perform individual and group counseling, treatment planning, outpatient counseling, evaluation and assessment, case management, crisis intervention, behavior modification and records documentation. Services are mainly provided on an outpatient basis; at times assessments may need to be completed in the jail settings.

What we are looking for:

The successful candidate will have knowledge of counseling and the criminal justice system, be comfortable working independently in a controlled environment, and be a team player.

Licensed Eligible Starting Pay: $24.09/hour. Licensed Starting Pay $31.09/hour. Additional compensation commensurate with experience.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Education: Master's degree in a human services field that fulfills the criteria for registration as a Resident in Counseling or Supervisee in Social Work in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Experience: A working knowledge of the criminal justice system is a plus!
  • Licenses/Certifications: Required to pursue licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Virginia. LPC or LCSW Preferred.
  • Safe Driving Record: Safe driving record required (no more than two moving violations in the last three years and no criminal violations in the last five years).
  • Background Checks: Candidates must be able to pass background checks including those required by the local jails.

Why work at BRBH?

  • Sign-on Bonus: New Hires & Rehires are eligible for a $1000 sign on bonus - $500 is paid at start, $500 paid at six months of employment.  Current employees are not eligible for the Sign-on Bonus.
  • Free Licensure Supervision to work towards your LPC or LCSW
  • Reduce Recidivism: In this job you spend the majority of your day helping individuals learn skills they can use to reduce additional incarcerations and/or continual substance use.
  • Experienced co-workers: Be part of the skilled team providing services including counseling, discharge planning, case management, and peer support. We all come together to provide individuals who have been incarcerated and/or involved with the judicial system the skills they can use to succeed.
  • Work/Life Balance: We have a great Paid Time Off policy - 29 days annually, which starts accruing on your first day.
  • We offer great benefits, including VRS (Virginia Retirement System)! Click here for more information:

Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare (BRBH) is one of forty Community Services Boards established under the Code of Virginia to provide comprehensive services for individuals who have mental health disorders, developmental disability, or substance use disorders. We are charged also with continuously monitoring and evaluating our services to ensure their cost effectiveness and applicability to current citizen needs. BRBH operates multiple programs throughout the Roanoke Valley with over 400 employees working to provide or support our services. We are proud to have served our community for over 50 years. Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare maintains a drug-free workplace and equal opportunity employment. This position is located in Roanoke, VA.