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Director of Clinical Services (Licensed Clinical Psychologist)

Career Opportunity

Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services, founded in 1855, a Virginia based charitable, non-profit organization, committed to the needs of adolescents, is searching for a Virginia Licensed Clinical Psychologist to assume the role of Director of Clinical Services.

Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services is a 55-bed psychiatric residential treatment facility and accredited private school for adolescent boys and girls ages 12 to 21 licensed by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and the Virginia Department of Education.  The organization has obtained national accreditation through the Council on Accreditation. The campus is located on 135 tranquil acres in rural Southside Virginia.  Jackson-Feild’s residential services include trauma informed psychiatric residential treatment which incorporates Neurotherapy and EMDR treatment modalities in a cottage campus setting. 

The Director of Clinical Services reports to the President and CEO and works in partnership with senior management to implement the organization’s strategic initiatives in support of JFBHS’ vision, mission, and philosophy.   The Director of Clinical Services focuses on the delivery of progressive high quality care and is directly involved in the delivery of patient treatment.  The Director of Clinical Services is responsible for managing and directing all operational aspects of JFBHS’ clinical program including the admissions process, individualized treatment planning, discharge planning, program development and evaluation; quality improvement initiatives; licensing, Medicaid, and accreditation compliance; staff development; and staffing and financial management. It is the responsibility of this position to lead, direct, develop  and support the clinical staff enabling them to provide the highest quality of care to ensure the success of the organization’s programs and positive outcomes for clients served.  In addition, the Director of Clinical Services has an opportunity to provide individualized psychotherapy, group and family therapy, and psychological assessments.

The Director of Clinical Services must possess the ability to work both at the strategic and tactical levels; strong management and administrative skills including human capital, process, project and financial management required.  A working knowledge of trauma informed treatment modalities, DBHDS regulations, Medicaid regulations, and COA accreditation standards required.  Qualified candidates must possess proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint; and the ability to monitor patient outcomes utilizing medical records software.  The ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner both orally and in writing is required.  Polished formal presentation skills required.   Successful candidates must possess the ability to read and interpret basic financial statements and have a working knowledge of relevant employment laws.   Qualified candidates will possess the credential of Virginia Licensed Clinical Psychologist and possess 5 years of clinical and management experience in an in-patient psychiatric adolescent residential treatment facility or similar organization. 

Competitive compensation and benefits including employer sponsored health, dental, vision, and life insurance and an employer matching 401(k) retirement plan.  Compensation is commensurate with credentials and experience.    Post offer criminal background and drug screening required.  JFBHS is an equal opportunity employer and drug free work place.  Position Open Until Filled.

Submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to

Utility Work on West Atlantic



There will be temporary lane closures on West Atlantic Street from North Main Street to Market Drive due to utility repairs.

Appropriate traffic control will be established to facilitate vehicular movement.  We are sorry for the inconvenience.

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 634-4500.


Obituary-Martha Moore Williams

Martha Moore Williams, 91, of Richmond, went to be with the Lord on January 30, 2015. She was preceded in death by her son, George E. Williams, Jr.; and her husband of 72 years, George E. Williams, Sr. (John). She is survived by two daughters, Jane Denzler and husband, Richard and Cathy Carter and husband, Ernie; four grandchildren, Heather Rose (Andy), Rich Denzler, Chris Carter (Pam) and Elizabeth Meagher (Sean); and two great-grandsons, Austin and Sebastian Rose. She was preceded in death by five sisters and one brother and is survived by two sisters,  Dorothy Coleman and Betty Gregory. Mrs. Williams was a loving, caring and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church for 63 years, where she served as a Sunday School teacher and helped establish the deaf ministry.  She was known for her ministry to the deaf throughout Virginia.  Her family will receive friends on Monday, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Bliley's-Staples Mill Road. There will be a private burial. A memorial service will be held 12 noon Tuesday at Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church, 2300 Dumbarton Road, Richmond, VA 23228 in the chapel, followed by a reception.

Obituary-Bernadine Louise Robinson Becker

On December 2, 1947, Bernadine Louise Robinson Becker (Dena) came wiggling, laughing and singing into the world.  She was here! She was a presence!  Few who met her would ever forget her.  Blessed with an indomitable spirit, she was able to negotiate her way through the significant trials and tribulations she faced during her life – sometimes with kindness and sometimes with fierce “feistiness.” 

Dena possessed many attributes including being a talented hairdresser and a gifted writer and a gutsy determination to persevere. The world will miss her laughter as well as her bullheadedness. Even as Primary Progressive Aphasia and Alzheimer’s disease attacked her brain and, eventually, took her life on January 13, 2015, she almost completed her long-held goal of achieving her bachelor’s degree. 

Most of those she loved and many who loved her had passed before her and were there to greet her in Heaven.  She does leave behind several grandchildren and great-grandchildren who she did not have the opportunity to know, a brother, a number of cousins, two friends – angels – Glaucia and Penny – who fostered her faith and her soul to the very end and her beloved Chihuahua, Baby.  Her family deeply appreciates the care and concern for her health and well-being provided by the employees at Emporia Manor.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at The Word of Life Assembly of God at 707 Brunswick Avenue, Emporia, VA 23847.

Obituary-Arthur Graham Elliott, Jr., “Artie”

Arthur Graham Elliott, Jr., “Artie”, 50, passed away Thursday, January 29, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Faye Mangum Elliott; son, Justin Adams and fiancée, Kathryn Sheffield; his mother, Hazel Powell Elliott; sister, Brenda Bowen; mother-in-law, Marguerite Mangum; sister-in-law, Gene Mangum; a number of nieces and nephews and a large extended family. Artie was a devoted employee of Owen Ford where he was Parts and Service Director and was co-owner with his wife of Paws and Purrs Pet Spa. A true humanitarian, he was an active community leader having served on the Jarratt Town Council, had been very active with JRA and EGRA and a member of Jarratt Volunteer Fire Department of which he served as chief for a number of years. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Saturday, January 31 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia where a funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, February 1. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Jarratt Volunteer Fire Department.  Online condolences may be made at

Upcoming Benefit for Naomi Jackson Family

N-Spirit Music Ministry of Lawrenceville, Virginia will be sponsoring a benefit program for the family of the late Naomi Jackson on Sunday, February 15, 2015. This program will be held at Olive Branch R.Z.U.A. Church (1699 Sturgeon Road Lawrenceville, Virginia) at 3 p.m. All proceeds will be given to the family.

Invited Guests:

  • Jerusalem R.Z.U.A. Youth Choir
  • Wilson Chapel Baptist Youth Choir
  • Tabernacle of Zion (Praise Team)
  • Country Boys Gospel Singers
  • God’s Community Praise
  • N-Spirit
  • The Anointed Voices
  • Mr.  Crawley Hawkins
  • RGM

For additional info, you can contact Deacon Kevin Wesson at 434-848-0333 or 434-532-6515


Don't Fall For the IRS Scam

Remember that the IRS will never call you and demand payment, banking information or credit card information, nor will they ever threaten to "throw you in jail."

It’s tax time again and the IRS Scam Calls are very likely to increase. If you have been watching the news or surfing the internet you will likely have seen that this is an epidemic. Let me share with you as a Detective what I have found from the information I have been able to get from these complaints. The IRS Scammer (Caller) almost always has a very heavy foreign accent.  I’ve checked the telephone numbers and they are either unregistered magic jack numbers or they originate outside of the US. We do not have the resources at the Emporia Police Department to work an international case. I would suggest that you contact the Federal Trade Commission Complaint site online and it will allow you to leave an audio complaint and it will ask for certain specific information. If the FTC gets enough complaints it will be directed to the appropriate Federal  Law Enforcement Agency. There is also an excellent page at the FTC site that helps you identify Government Imposter Scammers. If you do not have the ability to file an online FTC complaint, I will be glad to help you file a FTC Scammer complaint online when I have free time. Just call EPD Dispatch and leave your name and Telephone number if I’m not available.  I’ll get back with you as soon as I can. Please keep the telephone number and the names and government agencies that the scammers use. Please keep good notes. If you can, record the scammer and what they are trying to get you to do. If you have the ability to file the complaint with the FTC please do. Below are links with further information.

Here’s the Federal Trade Commission Complaint assistant link -

Here’s how to “Recognize a Government Imposter” and Five Ways to Beat them! -

Can you spot a Government Imposter?  -

For further information or if you feel you have fallen victim to a scammer, call Det/Sgt Stan Allen # 136, Detective's Division / Narcotics Division, Emporia Police Department, 310 Budd Street, Emporia, Virginia, 23847.  Email: or phone (434)-634-2121 Ext-6


Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine introduced the Providing Resources Early for Kids (PRE-K) Act, legislation to expand access to high-quality early learning programs for children from birth to age five. The PRE-K Act will help more kids enter kindergarten ready to succeed by establishing federal-state partnerships that incentivize states to both improve the quality of state preschool programs and expand those programs to serve more children in need.  

“Expanding access to early childhood education helps close the achievement gap and prepare students for a lifetime of learning,” said Senator Kaine, who expanded the Virginia Preschool Initiative as Governor. “To keep our economy strong, we need a long-term plan that produces the best workforce in the world. A key step in growing our talented workforce is ensuring that all children are prepared to enter school ready to learn. Last year, I successfully urged the U.S. Department of Education to give Virginia a $17.5 million Preschool Development Grant to expand high-quality preschool programs for children from low and moderate income families. The PRE-K Act would build upon this grant, providing Virginia and the nation with opportunities to strengthen and expand our preschools.”

The PRE-K Act creates a new federal-state partnership to improve state preschool programs and expand current programs to serve more children in need. States with small or newer programs could apply for startup funds if they submit a plan to establish a high-quality preschool program within two years. PRE-K Act funds could help states hire and train early educators, expand preschool days and hours, or provide comprehensive services such as health screenings and meals.

Kaine has been a long-time champion of access to quality early learning programs. As Governor, he championed early childhood education by increasing Pre-K enrollment by 40 percent in the Commonwealth. As a Senator, he introduced the Strong Start for America’s Children Act in the last Congress to expand access to high-quality early learning programs for children under the age of five.

Kaine introduced the PRE-K Act with the following cosponsors: Mazie Hirono, Sherrod Brown, Dick Durbin, Kirsten Gillibrand, Brian Schatz and Ron Wyden.

Similar legislation is also being introduced in the House by Reps. Mark Pocan and Mike Honda.

The PRE-K Act of 2015 has been endorsed by the following national organizations:

  • American Association of School Administrators (AASA)
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
  • Association of Education Service Agencies (AESA)
  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
  • Council of Administrators of Special Education - CEC
  • Early Care and Education Consortium
  • First Focus Campaign for Children
  • Good Beginnings Alliance
  • HighScope Educational Research Foundation
  • Learning Disabilities Association of America
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE)
  • National Education Association (NEA)
  • National Rural Education Advocacy Coalition (NREAC)
  • National Women’s Law Center (NWLC)
  • Parents As Teachers
  • School Social Work Association of America (SSWA)

Venture Mattress Donates Mattresses to Jackson-Feild

Venture Mattress, headquartered in Franklin VA, recently donated 50 brand new mattresses to Jackson-Feild Homes to improve the bedding and sleeping conditions of its residents. 

Working with their manufacturer, Mattress Tech, Venture developed the new mattresses and they in turn worked with their suppliers to produce them. Everyone along the way took a personal interest in this project and wanted to ensure the comfort of the children served  by Jackson-Feild.

The new mattresses are twice as thick as the old and worn ones they’re replacing, and are much better built.  Already, the children are reporting that they are sleeping better and waking up in the morning feeling better.

Jackson-Feild is very grateful to Venture Mattress, Mattress Tech, and their suppliers for improving the boys’ and girls’ quality of life.

Jackson-Feild Homes is a residential treatment program with an accredited private school. It serves adolescent children who have severe emotional disorders. Established in 1855 the Home serves over 100 children annually. They are able to achieve positive outcomes for its residents where others have not.

Right Where You Stand...

On February 9th, Greensville County Public Schools will host an information session and reception for local church leaders. School Officials will share information about current school and division wide priorities, and how church leaders can contribute to the success Right Where They Stand.
The event will be held at Greensville County High School on February 9th, from 5:30 until 6:45 P.M. Letters of invitation were mailed to pastors of all churches listed in the local telephone directory. All local church leaders are invited to participate. Anyone who did not receive a letter and desires to attend should contact Mrs. Paige Crewe at 634-3748 or by February 2nd.


Hermie Sadler’s FOSHO Bar and Grille proudly presents Comedy Legend “Killer Beaz”

Saturday, Feb 7  9:00 PM

Tickets are on sale now.


Section A $28.00 ♦ Section B $20.00


YMCA Preschoolers Celebrate 100th Day!

The YMCA Preschoolers enjoyed celebrating the 100th Day of School by learning to count by 10's,  making 10 sets of 10 pennies and other objects, stringing together  cheerios, graphing M & M's, measuring with 100 paper clips and and doing 100 exercises.  The pennies they collected will be used for the shoebox ministry postage.  The highlight of the day was a trip to Pino's Pizza to make pizzas!






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