Employment & Internships

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The Up Center’s staff is among the best in the industry. “Caring, passionate, energetic, and proactive” are just some of the words we hear daily from our clients. If these words describe you, consider joining our award-winning team. In 2013 and 2009, Inside Business recognized The Up Center as “Best Place to Work.” We are an equal opportunity employer and promote a drug-free workplace. Full-time employees enjoy a comprehensive benefit package that includes:
  • Health/Dental Insurance
  • Group Life and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts–Cafeteria Plan
  • Generous Retirement Plan–403(b)
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
  • Annual & Sick Leave
  • Official Holidays
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • In-House Training & Development Opportunities
Please download the Application for Employment and forward it, along with your cover letter and resume, to the contact person listed at the bottom of each job description.
FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Family Life Clinician
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Interested candidates may submit a resume and cover letter to:
Natasha F. Zoby, Vice President of Disability Services
P: 757.965.8669
Natasha.Zoby@theupcenter.org
PART-TIME TRANSITIONING TO FULL-TIME
Intensive In-Home Clinician
Looking for a highly invested clinician, high self-motivated, works independently and works well with team , flexible, able create own structure, working with at-risk risk clientele, efficient and organized with paperwork and deadlines.  Masters prepared in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related Human Services field with at least one year of children’s mental health experience. 
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Interested candidates may submit a resume and cover letter to:
Karen E. Bailey, MA Resident In Counseling, In-Home Clinical Supervisor
The Up Center
1805 Airline Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA 23707
P: 757.397.2121 ext. 339
karen.bailey@theupcenter.org

Mental Health Skill Building Clinician
Looking for highly invested intensive case managers who are able train, teach independent living skills, provide psychoeducation to the mentally ill population who are at-risk for homelessness, hospitalization or incarceration. Bachelor Degree in Psychology, Human Services, Social Work or other related field and at least 3 years’ experience with mentally health.
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Interested candidates may submit a resume and cover letter to:
Karen E. Bailey, MA Resident In Counseling, In-Home Clinical Supervisor
The Up Center
1805 Airline Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA 23707
P: 757.397.2121 ext. 339
karen.bailey@theupcenter.org
PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Day Support Clinician Assistant-PT (Part-time)
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Interested candidates may submit a resume and cover letter to:
Cynthia Pope, Day Support Program Manager
P: 757.965.8693
Cynthia.Pope@theupcenter.org
ONGOING PART-TIME NEEDS
  • Intensive In-Home Counselors(need to be qualified, mental health caseworkers, see basic job description under full-time employment)
SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
  • Camp Horizon – No openings at this time
INTERNSHIP/LICENSING OPPORTUNITIES
To apply, please contact Tonya Pass at 757.965.8654. Direct Service Internships:
  • Foster care
  • Counseling
  • Early childhood services
  • Services for people with disabilities
Administrative–Accounting or Human Resources Internships
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Visit our Volunteer Page to learn about how to become a foster parent, mentor or other ways that you can help someone in need. For more information, contact Katie Vitale-Lloyd at 757.965.8684.

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