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Career Opportunity

Residential Counselors

(Youth Service Workers)

 

Job#: 2017-10

If you are interested in making a positive impact on the lives of Virginia’s youth, then we want you to become part of our Team!  Rural Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility located in Jarratt, Virginia seeks positive role models to work directly with adolescent boys and girls in a psychiatric residential treatment program.  The Youth Service Worker is responsible for role-modeling healthy behavior, teaching life skills, administering a trauma informed behavioral support program, and leading youth in and participating in social, cultural, and recreational activities.  This position supervises youth in the residential unit and on off-campus activities and appointments.

Must possess the availability to work weekends, evenings, holidays, and nights.  Supreme flexibility required. 

Seeking candidates with Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology, Sociology or other Human Services field.   Experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

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

E-mail cover letter and resume to:

Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services
Attn: Chris Thompson
Job # 2017-10
E-mail:careers@jacksonfeild.org

SVRMC Can Help You With Open Enrollment

Penalty fee for not having health insurance increases this year

Emporia, VA - Beginning November 1, Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center (SVRMC) will again help area residents learn about and enroll in health insurance options on the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Open enrollment for health coverage:Nov. 1, 2015 to Jan. 31, 2016To make an appointment for enrollment or re-enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace or Medicaid, call(434) 348-4406

As part of the Affordable Care Act, most U.S. citizens were required to have health insurance beginning in 2014. Since the passage of the ACA five years ago, about 16.4 million uninsured people have gained health coverage. Yet, approximately 30 million Americans remain uninsured.

“As a primary health provider in southern Virginia, our goal is to help educate residents in an easy-to-understand way, as well as assist those who haven’t  yet signed up for health insurance or Medicaid, if qualified,” said Matt Tavenner, CEO of SVRMC. “During the next few months, we’ll be out in the community and meeting one-on-one to help these individuals find affordable coverage.”

Health Plans on Health Insurance Marketplaces
The Health Insurance Marketplace provides U.S. citizens access to affordable health insurance coverage. Depending on household income, some individuals may qualify for government financial assistance– or subsidies – towards the cost of the premium and other financial obligations like co-pays or deductibles.

All health plans on the Marketplace must offer a comprehensive set of benefits, and coverage cannot be denied for individuals with a pre-existing health condition. Some of the health benefits include free preventive care and wellness services, doctor visits, prescription drugs, hospital and emergency department care, lab services, pediatric services – and more.

The penalty fee for not having insurance has increased this year. If you can afford health insurance coverage in 2016, but don’t sign up, you may have to pay a penalty ($695 per adult, $347.50 per child – up to $2,085/family or 2.5% of family income, whichever is higher). You will have to pay the fee on the federal income tax return you file. And, without insurance, you will be financially responsible for all of your medical costs.

“This is where SVRMC can assist,” said Tavenner. “With many people not having access to a computer or having difficulty maneuvering on the government website, our application counselors can help individuals and their families evaluate the health plan options and determine if they are eligible for Medicaid or other financial assistance. We’ll also help with re-enrollment.

If you can afford health insurance coverage in 2016, but don’t sign up, you may have to pay a penalty ($695 per adult, $347.50 per child – up to $2,085/family or 2.5% of family income, whichever is higher).

Medicaid

Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that helps with medical costs for some people with limited income and resources.

“While Virginia has not expanded Medicaid, government subsidies to help citizens obtain coverage are available, depending on income and other qualifications,” explained Tavenner. “We can help screen these individuals and if they qualify, we can enroll them at any time, with health coverage beginning immediately.”

Though a major function of www.healthcare.gov is assessing whether individuals and families qualify for financial assistance to lower the cost of health insurance, SVRMC’s application counselors can perform the same analysis and help with enrollment and re-enrollment. To make an appointment to meet with an application counselor, call 434-348-4406.

“Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center is committed to improving the health of the communities we serve by helping residents gain access to healthcare services,” said Tavenner.

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Delegate Tyler Thanks Electric Cooperatives

The month of October is designated as Electric Cooperative Appreciation Month.  In the 75th District, I have worked with four Electric Cooperatives that provides electricity to over 30,000 residents. 

The four Electric Cooperatives are Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative managed by CEO, John Lee, Prince George Electric Cooperative managed by CEO, Mike Milandro, Community Electric Cooperative managed by CEO, Steven A. Harmon and Southside Electric Cooperative managed by CEO, Jeffrey S. Edwards.  My mother has been a customer of Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative for over 50 years and never has she lost her frozen foods due power outages from snow storms or hurricanes, this has made her a very happy customer.

I would like to thank each of the Electric Cooperatives for their expedient responses during electrical outages due to bad storms and hurricanes.  Each of these Electric Cooperatives are commended for providing quality services in keeping the cost of electricity affordable for their residents, additionally they are deeply involved in community services promoting job creation, revitalization projects and educational services.  The Electric Cooperative provides resources and essential information on energy conservation, legislative issues and assistance programs.

Thank you for your many years of dependable electrical service for the residents in the 75th District.

Delegate Roslyn Tyler

Virginia House of Delegates

Ribbon Cutting at Build a Body Gym

On Thursday morning, members of the Chamber of Commerce, Business Leaders, Friends and Family joined David Seaborn as the ribbon was cut at his business, Build a Body Fitness.

Build a body started on South Main and moved to the Emporia Shopping Center when they outgrew that location.  Now they have outgrown their second location, and have moved across the street to 527 North Main Street.

    

The interior of the new location is bright and has plenty of room.  There is Satellite Radio, a TV and expansive windows facing North Main Street from the Treadmills, Elliptical Machines and Stationary Bikes.

The new location has space for all of the fitness equipment and free weights.  In addition, there is a training room and the location is served by an independent Personal Trainer.

Master Personal Trainer Ken Mabrey and Emporia Mayor Mary Person

Build a Body Fitness is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The membership fees are quite reasonable; individuals pay $20 per month, and couples pay $35 per month, there is also a $10 per person joining fee.

Master Personal Trainer Ken Mabrey is a business within a business, fees for his service are in addition to the above membership fees.  Mr. Mabrey is available by appointment Monday to Friday.

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