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The Up Center

At The Up Center, you will make a difference in the lives of children and families in South Hampton Roads by doing work that matters every day. We are uniquely positioned to provide a comprehensive and holistic approach to changing the trajectories of children and families from crisis to wholeness and our work impacts more than 10,000 people in our community every year.

Join Our Team

At The Up Center, you have the opportunity to collaborate with a team of professionals who are passionately committed to our mission and dedicated to working with families and children. In turn, The Up Center extends our caring philosophy to our employees.

We look for candidates who will work with us to respond flexibly and collaboratively to changing needs and opportunities to help children and families reach their full potential. We seek people who are creative thinkers and problem solvers who want to work as part of a team.

Your Talent – Our Mission

We are committed to partnering with children, families, and communities to improve lives and outcomes through prevention, intervention, and support services.

The Up Center is always seeking mental health professionals to provide outpatient mental health counseling for individuals and groups in the Hampton Roads area. Full-time and part-time positions are available as well as internships from accredited schools for Social Work and Counseling. This includes:

Outpatient Counseling Services

  • Licensed Counselors
  • License-Eligible Counselors
  • Interns

Please email resumes to and

View our job listings and other current openings. If you do not see a position that is right for you at this time, please visit again to learn about future opportunities.

For information about Clinical Internship and Licensing opportunities, please click here.

Our Benefits

The Up Center provides a comprehensive, competitive and cost-effective benefits package that promotes a culture of employee well-being. The Up Center shares a significant portion of the premium cost for employee and dependent health, dental and vision insurance, and provides a rich array of benefits offerings to meet the wide variety of employee needs. Benefits include:

  • Health Insurance (with either an FSA or HSA)
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Group Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Long -Term and Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • 403b Retirement Plan with an employer contribution
  • Legal Plans
  • Free Parking
  • Professional Development and more
  • Annual Leave (full time employees)
  • Sick Leave (full time employees), and
  • Paid Holidays (full time employees)

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

In 2018, The Up Center launched an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion initiative and made a commitment to work in multiple ways to make progress towards our vision of an equitable society, including:

  • Acting as a leader and a voice for courageous action, taking a stance on issues and events of the day within the framework of our core values and vision for the future
  • Educating individuals and organizations that are working to expand and accelerate practices around Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Actively investing in the success and sustainability of our commitment including working with funders and partners who share our values and vision for the future
  • Creating spaces for brave conversations by keeping equity as a central consideration, and
  • Working collectively to multiply our impact and achieve more than a single individual or organization can achieve alone.

To view our Equity statement, please click here.