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Therapist I, Behavioral Health Docket 

Req Number BEH-23-00239  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  

$2,000 Sign-on Bonus 

Annual Salary: $45,136

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30a to 5p

Since 1971, the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board has provided a comprehensive continuum of high-quality, essential, and community-based services to citizens of the Peninsula who are affected by mental illness, developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders.

Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board partners with both Hampton and Newport News General District Courts as part of separate dockets. Behavioral Health Dockets are non-adversarial approaches by the judicial system, treatment providers, and other stakeholders addressing the needs of individuals with serious mental illness who have become involved in the criminal justice system. Through ongoing support and supervision, the Court and Team assist individuals as they engage in services and address challenges to prevent further penetration within the criminal justice system.

The Behavioral Health Docket Therapist I will serve as the point of contact and provider of clinical services for participants for the Behavioral Health Docket and their families. The Behavioral Health Docket is designed to effectively treat and support individuals identified with a Serious Mental Illness (SMI) or Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) who are in need of behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment services or otherwise under Court order. The primary purpose of the Behavioral Health Docket Therapist I is to provide treatment services as well as provide timely assessment, resource linkage, and supportive services for participants with their service-related needs. The therapist will assist docket participants by identifying, developing, and linking to needed resources, accessing their entitlements, advocacy, outreach, education, and outreach for the BHD. The therapist will maintain positive, productive relationships with the criminal justice system, and the treatment community.

Full-time Benefits, include:

  • Virginia Retirement System (VRS)
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • Employer Paid Disability Insurance
  • VoluntaryLife 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 Social Work or Counseling and a minimum of one (1) year of clinical experience including therapeutic counseling, crisis intervention, and case management functions with individuals with serious mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders. Incumbent must meet eligibility to become certified and maintain certification as a Prescreener, as defined by DBHDS within the first 6 months of employment.


Number of Openings 1  
Open Date 9/20/2023  
Close Date 10/10/2023  
Professional Licenses and/or Certifications  

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