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Residential Treatment Facility for youth located fifteen minutes north of Emporia, Virginia seeks Virginia licensed LPN. Substance abuse treatment experience is a plus.   Full-time position.  Twelve hour first shift (8AM to 8PM).

Compensation package includes employer matching 401(k) retirement plan & employer sponsored health, dental, vision & life insurance.  JFBHS is a Drug Free Workplace.  Successful applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screening and criminal background screening.  Position open until filled. EOE.

E-mail, fax, or mail cover letter & resume to:

Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services
Job# 2018-3
Attn: Chris Thompson
Fax: (434) 634-6237





Psychiatric residential treatment facility for adolescent girls and boys located 15 minutes north of Emporia, Virginia seeks experienced licensed clinician (LCSW or LPC) to provide therapy and case management services on an inpatient basis.  Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling experience and certification preferred.  Population served includes adolescent girls and boys with complex developmental trauma, co-occurring mental illness, and substance abuse issues.  Position provides individual, group, and family therapy within a psychiatric residential setting. 

Virginia license is required.  Two years’ formal experience counseling adolescents is required.  Residential experience is preferred. 

Seeking experienced candidates.  Highly competitive pay & benefits including employer sponsored Health, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance and employer matching 401(k) retirement plan.

Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and drug free work place.  Post offer criminal background and drug screenings required.  Position open until filled.

Submit resume and cover letter to:

Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services
Job# 2018-4
Attn: Chris Thompson
Fax: (434) 634-6237



A Report from the Virginia General Assembly

The Virginia General Assembly has now reached the midpoint of the 2016 legislative session known as the “Cross Over” on February 16, 2016.  A total of 2,798 was introduced during this year session. I would like to inform you of the most important bipartisan legislative actions and updates that was passed in the House of Delegates and now proceeds to the Senate committees. 

 There has been an increasing concerns on Public Safety across the country.  However, with much intensive bipartisan negotiations several public safety legislation was passed to help save lives in the Commonwealth.

 HB 1163 – This piece of legislation requires weapon permits from individuals who enter Virginia from states have a Virginia to honor concealed carry permitting process. It also will preserve the right of Virginia concealed carry permit holders to have their permits honored in states that require mutual agreements.

HB 1386 – This bill will give the Virginia State Police statutory authority to perform background checks on the behalf of private sellers at firearms shows.This bill will require the Virginia State Police to be present at every gun show inthe Commonwealth to perform background checks and the apprehension of those making illegal purchases.

HB 1391– This bill will prohibit a person subject to a permanent protective order from possessing a firearm for the duration of the order.  The bill will require the subjects of the protective order to transfer or sell his or her firearms within 24 hours.   

HB 20 - Requested by the peanut grower extends the sunset of $0.30 per pound excise tax on all peanuts grown in and sold in Virginia from July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2021. The proceeds from tax are used for promoting the sales and use of Virginia Peanuts.

HB 1377- Decreases class sizes for elementary grades and at any time the number of students in a class exceeds the class limits, the local school division shall notify the parent of each student in such a class of such fact no later than 10 days after the date on which the class exceeded the class size limit.

HB 46 -Secretary of Education will establish a 21 member Early Education Workforce Committee with the key goal of ensuring an effective professional development and credentialing system for the early childhood education workforce in the Commonwealth.

 Additionally, I submitted budget amendments that are being discussed in the Appropriations committee.   Item 3.6-05 #3h request would delete language that would allow the state to seize a portion of local fines and forfeitures resulting from traffic tickets and over 1 million dollars in funds would return to 33 localities including Sussex ($32,352.58), Greensville ($41,495.97) Southampton ($29,605.47), and Emporia ($95,115.08).  

Item 394 #4Hrequested payment in lieu of taxes from the Department of Corrections for Sussex ($450,00), Southampton( 47,000 and Greensville County (200,000). Item 73 #1h – This amendment provides additional funding necessary to convert the Commonwealth Attorney office in Surry County from a part time to a full time position and lastly, Item 495 #2h would provide $55,000 for the Southampton Historical Society.   A budget is expected to be printed on Sunday, February 21, 2016.

Your help is need to fight for funding for Southside Virginia. Please feel free to contact or email members of the Appropriation Committee and voice your concern.  Always feel free to contact me at my Richmond office 804 698-1075 or email

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