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Clinician - LMHP or LMHP-E - School Based Services

Location: Lynchburg
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Hours: full-time (37.5 hours per week)

Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501

competitive salary + benefits

Position Summary

The position is for Licensed or License eligible therapist / Clinician to provide School-Based Outpatient mental health and substance use therapy to students in the public school system with the opportunity to also provide services in a clinic setting. The therapist will oversee referrals, complete intakes as needed, and work closely with the case manager, school personnel, and guardians. Weekly supervision toward licensure, opportunities for training in evidence-based practices, and ability to work with a diverse population included.

Working with Horizon as a Clinician has several valuable benefits:

  • Clinical supervision towards licensure at no cost to you
  • Virtual CE's
  • Hybrid of telehealth and on-site schedule
    Individuals just starting their career in counseling without the required minimum required experience are encouraged to apply to our "Clinician - Exception" position found in a separate posting in our online career center.

    Required Education and Experience for Clinician - LMHP

    • Master's degree from an accredited college/university in an applicable human services field and licensure in the State of Virginia as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner, or Licensed Clinical Psychologist.
    • One year of program-specific work experience or relevant education, which indicates the individual possesses the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
      Required Education and Experience for Clinician - LMHP-E

      • Master's degree from an accredited college/university in an applicable human services field and registered with the Virginia Board of Counseling for clinical supervision working toward licensure.
      • One year experience working with identified population served preferred. Eligible to register as an LMHPE with the VA Board of Counseling within three months of hire.
        Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

        Knowledge of evidence-based practices to include but not limited to; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); emergency interventions; family, group, and individual therapies; psychosocial education; risk assessments; sex offender treatment; substance abuse interventions; etc.; Knowledge of community mental health and public health in order to provide advocacy and enhance an individual's treatment and access to community resources; Knowledge of the principles, procedures, techniques, trends, and literature related to mental health, intellectual disabilities and substance abuse; Knowledge of psychiatric/medical medications/treatments.

        Willing and available to work modified schedules (weekends, holiday, etc.) as required; Ability to drive and must possess a valid driver's license. May be called upon to travel to any Horizon worksite; transport clients, provide services to clients at other locations. Regular attendance at trainings and Horizon meetings may require travel to a variety of Horizon sites; Ability to participate in and successfully pass behavioral intervention training; includes both verbal de-escalation skills and physical skills techniques to be utilized with consumers as needed.

        About Horizon:

        Horizon Behavioral Health is located in the heart of Central Virginia surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether your passions be hiking on the vast Appalachian Trials, kayaking through the James River Blueways, or a Sunday drive along the world-famous Blue Ridge Parkway, Lynchburg VA offers small-town southern charm with an active culture of music festivals, outdoor activities, and performing arts that placed it at the top of the list by as the 2019 best place for millennials to move. Horizon is also the proud recipient of the 2016 Giving Back Award, Best Place to Work in 2018, Best of Lynchburg for Counseling Services for multiple consecutive years, and again most recently for 2021!

        We offer a generous benefits package that includes participation in the Virginia Retirement System; life, health, dental, and vision insurance; annual leave, sick leave and holidays. Horizon participates in the NHSC, as well as PSLF educational loan forgiveness programs. If you are interested in continuing your education, working at Horizon qualifies you to receive discounts at some local universities.

        To Apply - Please visit our online career center at

        Horizon requires vaccination against COVID 19 with an FDA-approved or FDA-authorized vaccine as a condition of employment, or seek an approved exemption prior to start date. Horizon Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Keywords: HORIZON BEHAVIORAL SERVICES, LLC, Lynchburg , Clinician - LMHP or LMHP-E - School Based Services, Other , Lynchburg, Virginia

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