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Emergency Services Counselor  

Req Number CLI-22-00076  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  

 $54,082.70 + $2.50/hr shift differential for evenings, overnights, and weekends

Schedule: 4p-12 mid-night, evenings to include weekends.  

Emergency Services provides 24 hours a day 7 days a week emergency response for psychiatric crisis in the cities of Hampton and Newport News. Crisis Counselors work with our local law enforcement, magistrates, community partners, and local Hospitals (Emergency Rooms and Behavioral Health) to assess for immediate psychiatric intervention, including issuance of Temporary Detention Orders (TDO) for individuals in need of mandated treatment in a psychiatric hospital. Crisis Counselors also offer consultation and assist with triage to other less restrictive treatment options as appropriate.

The Emergency Services Counselor performs preliminary mental status assessments and short-term crisis intervention services. Makes referrals or coordinates admissions to treatment services. This level of Counselor may train or provide consultation of other counselors on an assigned shift or in an area of specialization (e.g. geriatrics, child and adolescent, etc.)

Full-time Benefits, include:

  • Virginia Retirement System (VRS)
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • Employer Paid Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Annual and Sick Leave
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Cancer/ICU and Accident Insurance
  • Legal Resources
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 403(b) Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Group Long Term Care Insurance


Requirements:  Master's Degree in human services field that fulfills the criteria for eligibility for professional licensure as a LPC or LCSW in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one (1) year of experience in a psychiatric care setting including counseling and crisis intervention functions;

Pre-admission screener certification training modules must be successfully completed within 30 days of hire. 

Valid Drivers License.  

As a condition of employment with Hampton – Newport News CSB, you are required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated for COVID 19 or fit within an exemption under the law. Accordingly if selected, employment is conditioned on providing proof of vaccination or having an approved exemption prior to starting employment.

The selected candidate must successfully pass a criminal history fingerprint background investigation, DMV record check, Child Registry search, drug screening test and employment reference checks.

Number of Openings 1  
Open Date 9/20/2022  
Close Date 10/4/2022  
Professional Licenses and/or Certifications  

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