Mental Health Clinician

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OrganizationFoothills Child Advocacy Center
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineApril 30, 2020
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range$45,000-$55,000
Phone(434) 971-7233


The Mental Health Clinician is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Foothills Child Advocacy Center’s Mental Health Care Program. This person reports directly to the Executive Director and will be responsible for the development, implementation, operation, and evaluation of the mental health program. Outside clinical supervision will also be provided.

During the COVID-19 situation, this person will provide telehealth services using the online application Zoom.

The mission of Foothills Child Advocacy Center is to provide a coordinated system of effective response and intervention to children who have been victimized and to their families. Our goals are to minimize trauma, promote healing, and ensure child safety. The primary goals of the mental health program are to improve the center’s response to child abuse victims and to reduce the waiting lists for child victims to receive mental health care.

This position is a full-time, grant-funded position and comes with competitive salary and benefits. This ad and the job description are subject to change.

This position will provide direct therapy services to child victims including but not limited to development of a treatment plan(s) with individualized goals and objectives for each client; crisis counseling utilizing best-practice, evidence-based, trauma-focused modalities; individual and family/caregiver therapies for the abused children; and conducting therapy groups as appropriate and needed. This position will engage families in the counseling process and effectively manage a waiting list for children needing service. This position will also participate as a member of the Charlottesville and Albemarle Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) and as needed on the Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Madison, and Nelson MDTs. This position will collect and record mental health data in Foothills’ case tracking software, maintaining clinical records as established by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Virginia Board of Social Work, the Virginia Board of Counseling and ensure that Foothills’ policies are in accordance with the National Children’s Alliance recommended practice model.

Qualified candidates must have a master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling or a related degree.  A licensed Mental Health Professional is preferred, although a candidate working toward licensure may be considered. Preference will be given to a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).  Qualified candidates must have at least one year of clinical practice specifically geared to working with children and families in the provision of individual and family therapies is required and must be highly sensitive to the needs and welfare of children and caretakers who have experienced physical and/or sexual maltreatment.

Foothills Child Advocacy Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment based upon race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or military service.  Foothills Child Advocacy Center is a family-friendly, trauma-informed employer.

Professionals who are interested in joining the Foothills team should submit a letter of interest and professional resume by e-mail to or via postal mail to Cynthia Hurst, Foothills Child Advocacy Center, 1106 E. High Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902.  Include the position title in the cover letter. Only qualified candidates will receive a response. Applications will be received until the position is filled.