School-Based Specialist

School-Based Specialist

School-Based Specialist

Job ID: 080219100374

Department: School Based Services

Bristol, VA | Full-time | Monday- Friday

Highlands Community Services (HCS) is a growing community service board based in Abingdon, VA and has provided mental health, substance abuse, and developmental services to the residents of Washington County & Bristol, VA for over 40 years.  HCS offers its school based employees a competitive benefit plan and a flexible school schedule!

HCS is dedicated to finding employees with integrity, respect, hope, and genuine empathy who have a passion for improving lives and discovering possibilities!

School- Based Specialist:

  • Provide support, life skills and coping skills training to adolescents in the school setting.
  • Provide crisis support/intervention to students.
  • Assist teachers, administrators and families in identifying troubling behaviors in students.
  • Link to appropriate services to meet identified needs
  • Collaborate with parents, school personnel, human service agencies and other community resources.

Minimum Qualifications: Approved master’s degree in human services or a related field (to see if your degree qualifies, you can go to, section 115-8) and must be registered with the VA Board of Counseling as a Qualified Mental Health Professional- Child (QMHP-C). You can find further information about the requirements and registration process on the VA Board of Counseling’s website at

In order to be considered for the position:

  • Complete the online application at
  • Submit a formal resume with the application.

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A Drug Free Workplace

Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer

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