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Estimated Pay $12 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Blacksburg, Virginia

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Job Description

Residents Counselors: Resident in Counseling, Resident in Marriage & Family Therapy, or Supervisee in Clinical Social Work


  • Competitive Pay as a W2 Employee (aka we pay half of your payroll taxes)
  • Mission Focused Team
  • Competitive Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans
  • Retirement Plan with Employer Match
  • FREE Clinical Supervision and Case Collaboration
  • Monthly In-House Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • Financial Assistance Towards Specialized Training (i.e. EMDR, TF-CBT, etc.)
  • Work Laptop
  • Admin Support: Billing, Scheduling, Customer Service, Electronic Health Record (EHR), Referral Mgmt.
  • FREE Membership with the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
  • FREE Admission to AACC Conferences

* Employee must be considered full-time for these benefits


 Light Counseling has served more than 60,000 Individuals, Couples, & Families and has been providing professional, confidential, and distinctly Christian counseling services to Virginia for over 30 years. Additionally, we serve clients in 8 other states! We take pride in incorporating God’s truth in the helping process. Our mission is to bring hope to the hopeless and healing to those who are hurting by helping individuals realize their God-given, divine potential.


Light Counseling is seeking individuals pursuing Virginia State Licensure as an LPC, LMFT, or LCSW (Resident in Counseling, Resident in Marriage & Family Therapy, Supervisee in Clinical Social Work). Resident Counselors practice under the direct supervision of an approved licensed mental health clinician and will assist individuals, groups, and families through the counseling relationship by working through their presenting problems, defining their counseling goals, and developing action plans to resolve life’s challenges. Resident Counselor are part of an integrated team of administrative and clinical peers who provide professional, and confidential services with a distinctively Christian approach. When you join our team at Light Counseling, you are joining a work family that pursues excellence and aims to fulfill our God-given call. We believe that Christ created us for community and we want our workplace to be one that supports, challenges, and develops our staff.



Employment with Light Counseling is of a confidential nature and operates in accordance with federal and state privacy laws and practices (i.e., HIPAA). All work is performed under supervision but does require the ability to effectively function independently, with flexibility, initiative, maturity, and decision-making within the framework of Light Counseling’s policy and employee handbook. 


  • Provides client counseling services to a varied population of children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples.
  • Delivers case management services
  • Follows all regulations and company policies in service provision and documentation
  • Participates in educational programs, in-service meetings, clinician meetings, and workshops to enhance professional development and maintain currency of methodology and techniques
  • Participates in weekly individual and group supervision with an assigned supervisor.
  • Takes initiative to link clients to other services
  • Must ensure all paperwork is completed that is related to their supervision, supervision updates, regulatory updates, etc.
  • May work with community groups around unmet and special needs and may carry a special community assignment relevant to the Light Counseling's mission
  • Prepares reports and forms necessary to satisfy the agency’s needs for accountability (i.e. recording, statistics, etc.).
  • May be assigned to instruct and direct students serving psychological internships
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental health problems.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Ability to practice active listening skills to best react and understand how new information can impact current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Ability to use appropriate training, instructional methods, and techniques/procedures based upon the situation and current qualifications.
  • Ability to effectively communicate via written and verbal communication.


  • Requires a Master’s degree in Counseling or Social Work or related field or education equivalent to a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Experience in a counseling setting
  • Must have an active and in-good-standing resident/supervisee license with the Virginia Department of Health Professions.
  • Complete all required background checks including drug tests.


  • Experience working with children
  • Play Therapy experience
  • Experience working with trauma-related disorders using advanced therapy modalities (e.g., EMDR, TFCBT)