Chesterfield County Relief Counselor in Chesterfield, Virginia

Minimum Qualifications:

Customer Experience: It's Our Business, It's Our Passion The Chesterfield County Department of Mental Health Support Services is the single point of entry for public mental health, intellectual disabilities and substance abuse services in Chesterfield County. The department is hiring numerous Part-Time Direct Support Professionals that will be committed to providing face-to-face support to adults with intellectual and physical disabilities in areas of activities of daily living, community integration and inclusion, socialization, interpersonal skills, positive behavior supports, general medical care, hygiene, and overnight monitoring in an Intermediate Care Facility setting.

What You Do and How You Do it: You will provide direct care to adults with intellectual and physical disabilities in a 24-hour residential setting. You will be responsible for supporting and training individuals with personal hygiene, community integration and inclusion, and activities of daily living. You will also provide general medical care to include administering medications, carrying out physician ordered treatments and first aid/CPR when the need arises. It will be your priority to ensure individuals in your care remain healthy and safe. To do so, you will work closely with your supervisor and residential counselors to stay updated on the needs and desires of the residents. You will also assist in general household cleaning and maintenance. You will complete documentation in individuals' electronic health records as well as daily logs in the homes.

Here's what you need: We require a high school diploma or GED and prefer that applicants have completed some college coursework in a human services field. Experience providing care to individuals with intellectual disabilities preferred; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. The following is also required:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to include the ability to interact with a diverse population

  • Reliable

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment

  • Assertive and confident-especially when being challenged

  • Independent thinker

  • Strong computer skills

  • Ability to effectively deal with conflict

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities

  • Good driving record. Must not reflect a total accumulation of six or more negative points within the past three years or a major violation within the past four years.

There are numerous part-time positions with varying hours to choose from. These positions are restricted to working no more than 28 hours per week. The hiring range for these positions is $12.49 - $14.70. Pre-employment drug testing, FBI criminal background check and education/degree verification required.

Real Talk We'll be honest--at times you may feel overwhelmed and emotionally drained. We do try to operate with a 1 staff to 2 individuals during peak hours depending on the level of care individuals need. Therefore, we need people who are dependable and dedicated. But, we understand that life happens, so at times the workload may be heavier. You may have to deal with some challenging behaviors from individuals, but if you are dedicated, you will see the impact on their lives. If you believe you are truly committed to making a real difference in the lives of others, we want you on our team.

Still Interested? Click the apply link in the upper right to complete and submit an application by 5pm October 19, 2017. An Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Hiring a Diverse and Bilingual Workforce.


28 hours/week; shift varies to include evenings, weekends, holidays and overnights.

Work Location:

Mental Health Support Services

Job Title: Relief Counselor

Closing Date/Time: Thu. 10/19/17 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Salary: $12.49 - $14.70 Hourly

Job Type: Part-Time

Requisition #: 18-00290

Department: Mental Health Support Services