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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

Richardson Memorial Library Summer Reading Winners

The Meherrin Regional Library's 2017 Summer Reading Program, Reading by Design, has come to a close! Children were challenged to meet reading goals of 20 (Bronze level), 35 (Silver level), and 50 books (Gold level) over the summer. Teens were challenged to read 10 chapter books. Participants who reached the Bronze level were entered into a drawing to win a tablet at the Grand Finale on August 3rd. The tablet winner at Richardson Memorial Library was Liam Kelley. 

Gold Medal winners at Richardson Memorial Library were Jashanti Valentine, Savannah Taylor, Taraji Adams, Cadence Taylor, Katie Gordon, Kevin Gordon, and Haley Prince, pictured with Director Becky Walker. Not pictured are Jacqueline Grubb, Joceline Grubb, Jasmine Grubb, Abby Hancock, McKenzey Dickens, Sam Dickens, Blair Dickens, and Kensley Roach.

Southside Virginia Community College has been named a “2017 Great College to Work For”

SVCC is a great college to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.

The results, released July 17, 2017 in The Chronicle’s tenth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of 232 colleges and universities.

Only 79 of the institutions that applied for the program achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with SVCC included among the 22 two year institutions that made the cut.

SVCC won honors in two categories this year which are Facilities, Workspaces and Security and Work/Life Balance.

"The legacy of Southside Virginia Community College as a great place to work continues.    Once again, we have gained this designation by fostering a college culture that promotes a phenomenal work/life balance and provides a safe, secure and comfortable environment.   We invest in our human resources and encourage inclusive and transparent communication; promote and value diversity; and support innovation," said Dr. Al Roberts, SVCC President.

“Ten years in, the Great Colleges to Work For distinction is well-known by academic jobseekers as a sign that an institution’s employees are valued and given opportunities for growth even when they face financial constraints,” said Liz McMillen, editor of The Chronicle. “Any college or university that’s on the list is showing that they emphasize one of their most valuable assets: their faculty and staff.”

The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was the employee feedback.

To administer the survey and analyze the results, The Chronicle worked with ModernThink LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm that has conducted numerous “Best Places to Work” programs, surveying hundreds of thousands of employees nationwide.

“It’s easier to be a great workplace during good times, but it’s when times are tough that the

commitment to workplace quality really gets tested,” said Richard K. Boyer, principal and managing partner, ModernThink LLC. “And those institutions that measure up during times of economic hardship reinforce their already strong cultures and put even more distance between them and their peer institutions for whom they compete for talent.”

2017 BA Senior-First Grade March

Brunswick Academy held one of its oldest traditions on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, the Senior-First Grade March.  The Class of 2018 introduced the Class of 2029.  This tradition builds new friendships and is always one of the favorite days of the year!  

Colonial Heights Rotary Collect School Supplies & Host an Ice Cream Social for Children at Jackson-Feild

Over the course of several weeks, the Colonial Heights Rotary Club held a drive to collect school supplies for the children at Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services. OI August 10, club members traveled to the campus to present the supplies to the children at an ice cream social.  The residents thanked the members for the supplies but were more interested in the ice cream, with toppings, severed on a hot summer evening.

The Colonial Heights Rotary Club has been a loyal friend to the children at Jackson-Feild. They regularly conduct drives for needed items, lend a helping hand for volunteer projects and hosted events for the pleasure of residents.

Club president Debbie Wall and the members have enjoyed interacting with the residents. Jackson-Feild is a behavior health organization serving children with severe mental health disorders.

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