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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. 

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

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Residential Counselors

(Youth Service Workers)

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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.

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Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services
Job# 2018-6
Attn: Chris Thompson


Trooper Chad P. Dermyer

RICHMOND – The men and women of the Virginia State Police and their families gathereer together Wednesday, May 10, 2017, to honor those public safety professionals who have given the ultimate sacrifice in their service to the Commonwealth of Virginia. During the 2017 Virginia State Police Law Enforcement Memorial Service, special recognition was given to Trooper Chad P. Dermyer, 37, who lost his life March 31, 2016, in the City of Richmond. The Honorable John W. Marshall, former Secretary of Public Safety, provided the ceremony’s keynote address.

A poignant part of the service was the unveiling and dedication of Trooper Dermyer’s portrait before his family and fellow troopers. Following the ceremony, Trooper Dermyer’s portrait will be hung in the Colonel C.W. Woodson Jr. Memorial Gallery located within the Virginia State Police Academy. The gallery already holds the portraits of the state police’s other 61 courageous men and women who died in the line-of-duty while serving the citizens of the Commonwealth.

On the afternoon of March 31, 2016, Trooper Dermyer was among a team of troopers and special agents conducting field practical operations at the bus terminal in the City of Richmond. As Trooper Dermyer approached a male subject in the terminal, the subject pulled out a firearm and began shooting the trooper at close range. Trooper Dermyer died later that afternoon.

The service also recognized all of the Department’s law enforcement professionals who have died in the line of duty, and included a special tribute to the following eight troopers in which 2017 marks a significant milestone:    

Trooper William Stafford Tinsley

Born October 5, 1911, in Christiansburg, Va., Trooper Tinsley was 29 years old when he joined the State Police in 1941.

At the time, he was one of 220 men on the state police roster patrolling the Commonwealth.

He came to the Department with previous law enforcement experience  - having served as a deputy with the Roanoke County Sheriff’s Office.

He served only 14 months with the Department when…on the evening of September 5, 1942…Trooper Tinsley was involved in a traffic crash east of Salem.

As he was responding to a traffic crash, a motorist became confused upon hearing Trooper Tinsley’s emergency siren.

The trooper swerved to avoid the other vehicle, which caused the trooper’s vehicle to go up an embankment and overturn several times.

He was ejected from the patrol car and did not survive his injuries.

A month shy of his 31st birthday, Trooper Tinsley was survived by his wife, Isabelle.

75 years later, we will never forget.


Trooper Charles Eugene Morris

Carroll County, Virginia was the hometown of Trooper Charles Morris who was born December 27, 1931.

A military veteran, he joined the United States Army at the age of 17 and served his country for three years.

In 1957, he entered the Virginia State Police Academy and completed his basic school training three months later on February 21, 1958.

On the evening of March 2, 1962, Trooper Morris, the Patrick County Sheriff and a deputy responded to a domestic call at a farmhouse near the NC border.

When the three law enforcement officers arrived at the home - the Sheriff knocked on the door, while Trooper Morris and the deputy stood a few feet behind him.

Suddenly shots rang out from a 20-gauge shotgun and Trooper Morris was struck twice.

Despite the sheriff and deputy’s concerted and immediate actions, Trooper Morris died at the hospital.

He was 30 years-old and in the process of building a home with his wife when he was killed.

He was our 24th line of duty death.

55 years later, we will never forget.


Trooper Alexander McKie Cochran III  

A New Jersey native, Trooper Cochran was born January 23, 1959, and eventually moved with his parents to Virginia where he attended Rappahannock Community College.

The call to service came early to the young man who became a helicopter crew chief with the Virginia National Guard and achieved the rank of sergeant.

Prior to joining the state police, he worked as a security guard and EMT with a volunteer rescue squad.

But Trooper Cochran always had a desire to join the state police and graduated the Academy in the 73rd Basic School.

On the night of January 15, 1987, Trooper Cochran was off-duty in his apartment when he heard gunshots.

Grabbing his Department-issued revolver, he immediately responded to what had started as a domestic dispute between a husband and wife.

The husband had fired a shotgun from the second floor window of his home, striking another man standing outside the residence who was talking to his wife.

Responding to the scene, Trooper Cochran immediately realized medical attention was needed.

As he approached his patrol vehicle to call for assistance, he was shot and killed.

Trooper Cochran was 27-years-old.

30 years later, we will never forgot.


Trooper Harry Lee Henderson

Born January 3, 1944, Lee Henderson was a native of Staunton, Va.

After finishing high school in 1961, he earned an accounting degree from Valley Vocational Technical School.

He joined state police in 1973 – graduating as a member of the 57th Basic School and was assigned to Front Royal.

In the early morning hours of March 17, 1987, Trooper Henderson had stopped a motorist for a violation on Interstate 66 in Warren County.

He was inside his patrol vehicle preparing a summons when his cruiser was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer.

Trooper Henderson did not survive the crash.  

Actively involved in his community, Trooper Henderson was well known with the Boy Scouts having served 22 years as a Scoutmaster.

During his two decades of service with the organization, Trooper Henderson saw 46 of his scouts – including his son, Michael, achieve the rank of Eagle Scout.

Trooper Henderson left behind a son and daughter.

30 years later, we will never forget.


Retired Sergeant Norman Wesley Hampton

A Richmond native and graduate of John Marshall High School, Sergeant Hampton was born October 22, 1937.

At the age of 19, he signed on as a Virginia State Police dispatcher and became a trooper two years later.

While serving the Commonwealth, he also served his country with the US Army from 1961 to 1963.

He was with the Department for 34 years before retiring in March of 1991.

Six years after his retirement, Hampton and his wife were walking along a South Carolina beach, June 3, 1997, when they heard a woman call for help.

A young boy had become separated from his raft while out in the Atlantic Ocean.

As his wife ran back down the beach to call 911, Sergeant Hampton ran into the ocean to rescue the 11-year-old.

According to news accounts, at the time – a spring storm had produced  powerful ocean waves, but Sgt. Hampton managed to assist the boy back on the raft.

Witnesses reported seeing Hampton being pulled under by the strong ocean currents.

The child made it to shore, but Hampton did not.

The local corner told a S.C. newspaper “for what it’s worth, I think what Mr. Hampton did was very heroic. His family should be honored to know he gave his life to save another.”

Retired Sergeant Hampton was 59 years old.

20 years later, we will never forget.


Senior Trooper Charles Mark Cosslett

Born February 24, 1962 in Norfolk, Mark Cosslett graduated from Monacan High School in Chesterfield County and immediately enlisted in the US Marine Corps in July 1981.

During his distinguished 4-years of military service, he earned several awards and medals including the Rifle Marksman and the Pistol Sharp Shooter Badges…and also served as a Military Police Officer.

He became a trooper in March 1986 – graduating as a member of the 77th Basic Session – and was assigned to Northern Virginia.

During the Fall of 2002 - the DC-MD & Northern VA areas were being terrorized by a sniper who had already claimed 13 lives.

On October 23, 2002, Senior Trooper Cosslett had spent the afternoon standing outside his son’s preschool, handing out Junior Trooper badges in an effort to help the area children feel safe during a very frightening and uncertain time.

He’d just returned to the Area Office when a “shots fired” call came over the state police radio.

While responding to the call on Interstate 95 near Springfield,

a tow-truck unexpectedly veered into the path of the trooper’s motorcycle causing a crash that claimed the 40 year-old trooper’s life.

Senior Trooper Cosslett was our

51st line of duty death.

15 years later, we will never forget.


Motorist Assistance Aide Horace Alvin Jarratt.

Horace Jarratt was born Oct. 24, 1940.

At the age of 64, Jarratt joined the state police – as a part-time civilian employee working as a Motorist Assistance Aide.

Through the years, he’d worked as a machine operator, truck driver, mechanic and manager of a service station.

But he it was his business -  Horace’s Towing - that he owned and operated for 9 years where he met and became friends with many state troopers.

After retiring from his wrecker business, he left Virginia only to return in 2004 and applied for the part-time Motorist Aide position.

The program was one in which civilian employees supported state troopers by helping motorists with minor issues on the road such as fixing flat tires, jump-starting vehicles or supplying gasoline to stranded motorists.

On the afternoon of April 25, 2007, Motorists Assistance Aide Jarratt pulled his state-issued vehicle onto the right shoulder of the northbound lanes of I-95 in Chesterfield County to respond to a call for debris in the roadway.

As he was attempting to remove a large piece of tire tread from the center lane for the safety of other motorists… a tractor-trailer swerved in an attempt to avoid the debris and struck Horace.

He died at the scene.

Horace Jarratt was the first state police civilian and motorist assistance aid to die in the line of duty.

He was 66-years-old and had been with the Department two years.

10 years later, we will never forget.


Trooper Andrew David Fox

Andrew Fox was born December 18, 1984 and grew up in Tazewell County.

He graduated Tazewell High School and growing up worked on farms in both Tazewell and Wythe counties.

His passion for farming led to a degree from Virginia Tech in agriculture science.

But, he found his calling in law enforcement and followed in his father’s footsteps by joining the Town of Tazewell Police Department.

Later in 2006, he joined the Virginia State Police Academy and graduated the following year with the 111th Basic Session.

He was assigned to the Area 24 Office in Pulaski County and had just become a member of the Division IV Tact Team.

On the night of October 5, 2012, Trooper Fox was on special assignment directing traffic at the State Fair of Virginia in Hanover County.

A vehicle traveling through a Route 30 intersection failed to regard his direction and struck him.

Trooper Fox did not survive the crash.

He was 27-years-old and was survived by his wife, parents, and siblings.

He was the Department’s 58th Line of Duty Death.

5 years later, we will never forget.

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