The Counseling Alliance of Virginia

Community Based Counselor

Job Description

Responsible for providing counseling to individuals and families referred to Community Based Services.

In this position you will have a broad range of tasks that will allow you to demonstrate your clinical abilities. Our Community Based Counselor provides counseling to clients and families utilizing psycho counseling techniques in their homes and community. Counseling includes individual, couples, group and family who are impacted by significant mental, emotional, behavioral, and/or developmental disorders. Provide diagnostic assessments, treatment planning, case management and discharge planning. Initiate, implement, and revise treatment plans. Provide crisis intervention, behavioral interventions and case coordination. Develop and maintain positive working relationships with community members and referral sources i.e. social workers, probation officers, school contacts, physicians, etc…Provide documentation including assessments, treatment plans, progress notes and reports. Coordinate and work within a team, monitor progress and present videotapes regularly for clinical supervision of your treatment interventions with your clients. Comply with all Continuous Quality Improvement procedures and recommendations (QA).

Minimum Position Requirements:

Bachelors or Masters Degree from an accredited college or university in counseling, rehabilitative counseling, social work, psychology or closely related field with at least one year of documented clinical experience with children or adolescents

Qualified Mental Health Professional- C.

Must possess a valid driver’s license.


A minimum of 1 year of clinical experience required. Experience in serving individuals with varying mental health diagnosis. Energetic and willingness to care and serve others. Flexible and self motivated.


Must possess excellent listening and interviewing skills, basic computer/keyboarding skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills on an individual and group basis are a must. Ability to effectively lead individuals and groups. Proficient in delegating and following up on tasks and directives.


An Honest Willingness to Learn and Seek Supervision. Courtesy and professional business demeanor and presentation are critical. Flexible and self motivated. Due to the personally sensitive nature of information in this area, confidentially is essential. Must have the ability to work well with a diverse group of people.

Special Requirements:

Certification in CPR- infant, child and adult; First Aid and behavior management system- Therapeutic Options of VA- TOVA. Must have reliable transportation for client transport. Ability to travel as travel is required. Successful completion of criminal background history and central registry background investigations as outlined in CAVA’s policy and procedures.

Population Being Served:

Primarily at risk youth and their families with significant emotional, behavioral and or developmental issues.

Counseling Alliance of Virginia Offers:

  • CAVA benefits include:
    Competitive pay and flexible work schedule
    Supportive work environment and staff mentoring
    Clinical case consultations and video supervision
    CPR/First Aid and TOVA trainings
    Quality individual and group supervision towards licensure
    Documentation support group and clinical trainings
    Training in different clinical perspectives by seasoned clinicians
    Mileage reimbursement
    Professional development through community relations
    Developing clinicians to be proficient in outpatient private practice
    Comprehensive medical insurance
    Professional liability insurance
    Workman’s compensation
    Experience working with families, individuals, couples, and various populations
    Discounted Mind, Body, Spirit Services
    Administrative and billing support
    Insurance credentialing
    Paid time off and paid holidays (when eligible)

If you are interested in this position, please complete an Employment Application and forward with an updated resume to our office via email.

Apply For This Position

Attention: Human Resources Coordinator
Counseling Alliance of Virginia
2924 Emerywood Parkway
Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23294