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Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Lynchburg, Virginia

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Job Description

Hours: full-time (37.5 hours per week)

Location: Lynchburg VA, 24501

Starting your mental health counseling career path with Horizon Community Services Board (CSB) as Resident in Counseling (LMHP-E) offers several valuable benefits:

  • Professional clinical supervision toward licensure at no cost to you
  • Full reimbursement for Virtual CEs
  • Hybrid of telehealth and on-site schedule
  • Best mental health service training in VA based on largest staff of seasoned licensed professionals and 50+ years operation in Central Virginia

*Applicants without (1 year) minimum required experience are encouraged to apply to our “Clinician Exception” or “Clinician Trainee” positions, found by searching “Exception” or “Trainee” in our online career center search bar.

Required Education and Experience for Clinician – LMHP-E; Resident in Counseling

  • Master's degree from an accredited college/university in an applicable human services field and registered with the Virginia Board of Counseling for clinical supervision working toward licensure.
  • One year experience working with identified population served preferred. Eligible to register as an LMHP-E with the VA Board of Counseling within three months of hire.

Required Education and Experience for Clinician – LMHP; LPC, LMFT, LSCW

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college/university in an applicable human services field and licensure in the State of Virginia as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner, or Licensed Clinical Psychologist.
  • One year of program-specific work experience or relevant education, which indicates the individual possesses the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Position Summary

The position is for Clinician - Licensed or License eligible therapist to provide School-Based Outpatient mental health and substance use therapy to students in the public school system with the opportunity to also provide services in a clinical setting. The therapist will oversee referrals, complete intakes as needed, and work closely with the case manager, school personnel, and guardians. Weekly supervision toward licensure, opportunities for training in evidence-based practices, and ability to work with a diverse population included.

Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of evidence-based practices to include but not limited to; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); emergency interventions; family, group, and individual therapies; psychosocial education; risk assessments; sex offender treatment; substance abuse interventions; etc.; Knowledge of community mental health and public health in order to provide advocacy and enhance an individual’s treatment and access to community resources; Knowledge of the principles, procedures, techniques, trends, and literature related to mental health, intellectual disabilities and substance abuse; Knowledge of psychiatric/medical medications/treatments.

Willing and available to work modified schedules (weekends, holidays, etc.) as required; Ability to drive and must possess a valid driver’s license. May be called upon to travel to any Horizon worksite; transport clients, provide services to clients at other locations. Regular attendance at training and Horizon meetings may require travel to a variety of Horizon sites; Ability to participate in and successfully pass behavioral intervention training; includes both verbal de-escalation skills and physical skills techniques to be utilized with consumers as needed.

About Horizon:

Horizon Behavioral Health is located in the heart of Central Virginia surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether your passions be hiking on the vast Appalachian Trials, kayaking through the James River Blueways, or a Sunday drive along the world-famous Blue Ridge Parkway, Lynchburg VA offers small-town southern charm with an active culture of music festivals, outdoor activities, and performing arts that placed it at the top of the list by as the 2019 best place for millennials to move. Horizon is also the proud recipient of Living in Lynchburg’s 2021 Giving Back Award, Best of Lynchburg for Counseling Services for multiple consecutive years, Best Place to Work by Lynchburg Business Magazine in 2018, and AGAIN in 2023!

Employment with a VA Community Services Board (CSB) offers unexpectedly great benefits that include participation in the Virginia Retirement System (VRS); life, health, dental, and vision insurance; generous annual leave, sick leave and paid holidays. Horizon’s clinical sites are NHSC/HRSA approved for clinical student loan repayment, and qualify for both the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) and the Behavioral Health State Loan Repayment (BHLRP) Programs. If you are interested in continuing your education, working at Horizon qualifies you to receive discounts at some local universities.

To Apply – Please visit our online career center at

Horizon Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).