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MHSS Specialist 

About the Organization Established June 15, 1971, Valley Community Services Board is a publicly funded organization where citizens of Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta and Highland Counties can receive Behavioral Health, Substance Use and Developmental Services services. Valley Community Services Board serves as the single point of entry into publicly funded mental health, developmental, and substance use disorder services for these localities.

Valley CSB is a person-centered organization, tailoring treatment to each individual. We value competency and compassion in every service we provide. We are also a resource for educating the public about the nature of mental health, substance use, and developmental disabilities to dispel stereotypes and encourage support for individuals facing those challenges.

Valley Community Services Board is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

Open Date 12/4/2023  
Close Date 1/3/2024  
Position MHSS Specialist  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Shift Days  
Req Number QPP-23-00005  
Number of Openings 1  
Number Filled 0  

Valley Community Services Board is seeking a dynamic individual to join our Mental Health Skill Building Team. Help support MHSS team make a difference in the lives of individuals experiencing mental health or co-occuring disorders. This position requires experience working with individuals who may be dually diagnosed with mental health and substance abuse issues. This position will provide in person activities, instruction, interventions, and goal directed training to assist with daily living skills, use of community resources, assistance with medication management, and monitoring of health, nutrition, and physical condition. 

Associate's, Bachelor, or Master's degreen in human services field and one year direct clinical experience with mentally ill population; valid VA driver's license with an acceptable driving record. Must be QPPMH, QMHP, or QMHP-T eligible.


  • Health insurance as low as $20.00 per month for individuals. Family and dependent plans are also available.
  • Sign-on bonus of $1,500.00 included with the first paycheck.
  • Nine paid holidays.
  • Accrue up to 20 days of paid time off (PTO) per year from year one. PTO is immediately available upon accrual.
  • Participation in the Virginia Retirement System.
  • Professional development assistance provided at no cost.

Summary of Essential Functions

  • Conducts initial and ongoing assessments of clients within the program.
  • Participates in the development of individual service plans.
  • Supports clients through goal-directed skills training and advocacy.
  • Provides crisis intervention as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

All applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications in order to be considered qualified for the position:

  • An associate’s, bachelor, or master’s degree in human services or related field from an accredited program,
  • One year of direct clinical experience serving individuals with mental illness,
  • QMHP, QPPMH, or QMHP-eligible, and
  • Valid Virginia driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
Position Requirements  
Salary Information  
EOE Statement Valley Community Services Board is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
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