Employment & Internships

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Join Our Team

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

Community Based Services Supervisor
The Up Center is seeking a highly qualified individual to manage the day-to-day clinical and administrations operation of the Community Based Counseling Services. Preferred licensed in the State of Virginia as a LCSW or LPC. License eligible (LMHP-S or LMHP-R) may apply.

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Interested candidates may submit a resume and cover letter to:
J. Kellie Evans, LCSW, CSOTP
VP of Community Based Programs
kellie.evans@theupcenter.org

PART-TIME TRANSITIONING TO FULL-TIME

Intensive In-Home Clinician
Seeking 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:
Kati Colletto, MS, NCC, Resident in Counseling
The Up Center
1805 Airline Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA 23707
P: 757.397.2121 ext. 334
Catherine.Calletto@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.

Download Job Description
Interested candidates may submit a resume and cover letter to:
Corretta Woodard, MA, Resident in Counseling
The Up Center
1805 Airline Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA 23707
P: 757.397.2121 ext. 338
Corretta.Woodard@TheUpCenter.org

PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Agency Certified CPR/First Aid Instructor (Part-time)
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Interested candidates may submit a resume and cover letter to:
Tonya Pass, MSW
Human Resource Officer
tonya.pass@theupcenter.org

Outpatient Clinician/Licensed (Part-time)
The Up Center seeks experienced licensed clinicians who are skilled in working with adults, children and families to join our growing team. Credentialing for new hires is available for all qualified applicants. We are in need of experienced licensed clinicians to work day, afternoon and evening hours (setting your own availability) in our Suffolk, Portsmouth and Norfolk offices.

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Interested candidates may submit a resume and cover letter to:
Dorothy Goulart, LCSW
Director of Outpatient clinical Services
Dorothy.goulart@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 (Summer)
The Up Center is looking for energetic, compassionate candidates who love working with individuals who have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. These summer positions at Camp Horizon are ideal for college students who can engage with campers to promote independence and provide an interesting and creative camp experience. Prior familiarity in working with this population is helpful but not required.

Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter to:
Patricia Coale
Director of Therapeutic Recreation
patricia.coale@theupcenter.org

INTERNSHIP/LICENSING OPPORTUNITIES

To inquire about internship opportunities at The Up Center contact:

Juanita Rivera-Gordon, Volunteer Coordinator
Juanita.Rivera-Gordon@theupcenter.org
757.622.7017 ext. 309

Direct Service Internships:

  • Foster care
  • Counseling
  • Early childhood services
  • Services for people with disabilities

Administrative–Accounting or Human Resources Internships

To apply, please contact Tonya Pass at 757.965.8654.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

To learn more about group and individual volunteer opportunities at The Up Center please contact:

Juanita Rivera-Gordon, Volunteer Coordinator
Juanita.Rivera-Gordon@theupcenter.org
757.622.7017 ext. 309

Visit our Volunteer Page to learn about other ways that you can help someone in need.

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