Employment Opportunities

Applications are accepted for posted positions only.

When applying, please specify the position title and the department under which the position is listed with a cover letter indicating the position for which you are applying and shift if applicable, and preferred status (full-time; part time; and /or sub/flex).
You may email your resume to: hr@barryrobinson.org fax to 757-965-9546 or apply in person.
All new hires will be required to submit to a thorough background investigation which includes fingerprinting. (EOE/Drug Free Workplace)

 As an employee of The Barry Robinson Center you may be eligible for a comprehensive benefits package depending on your position and employment status. The following benefits may be available to you: Health Insurance options through Optimal, Dental Insurance through Delta Dental, Paid Annual Leave (PAL), 403(b) retirement plan with a generous company match, Sick leave, Company paid Life Insurance, Company paid Long term disability/Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Holiday incentive pay and Entertainment discounts.» Download our Employment Application

Posting Date: July 22, 2015.

Available Positions


Registered nurse as Charge Nurse needed for the 12 bed residential dorms for children and adolescents. Candidate will provide selected nursing care for emotionally disturbed children and adolescents within the framework of the nursing process and TJC guidelines, the Human Rights Plan and established policies and procedures of the Center per assigned shift.

Counselors – Residential

Residential Counselors provide direct care to our youth to ensure safety and protection of their human rights in accordance with agency policies and procedures. Counselors guide clients to develop necessary skills through role modeling and build therapeutic relationships with clients.

Clinical Therapies

Clinical Therapist needed immediately. Current license in VA as LCSW, LPC or LCP by the Department of Health Regulatory Board preferred, but will accept License Eligible Clinician. Must be able to perform complex diagnostic clinical planning and therapy including individual, administration, as well as participate on all treatment team activities.

Community Living Programs/Foster Care Programs

Therapeutic Foster Care Program is accepting applications for a case worker to provide case management for children and families. Responsibilities include monitoring and supervising foster care placements, treatment planning, response to crisis on-call, linking clients to community resources/services to ensure continued stability in the community and home.


This position requires a minimum of 4 years’ experience in providing casework services to children and their families with 2 of those years in a Child-Placing Agency. At least 1 year of experience as an administrator or supervisor of casework services is required.

Floor Tech

Immediate opening for a dependable Floor Tech to work with minimum supervision to provide carpet care, floor care and general cleaning. One or more years of experience in the housekeeping field required. Must demonstrate ability to follow directions. Must be able to lift/push a minimum of 25-30 pounds. Rotating weekends. (Part-time)


Responsibilities include providing education services, assessing student progress, managing student behavior, participating on multi-disciplinary team and providing required documentation. Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field required. Two (2) or more years of teaching experience preferred. Experience working with high school special education students preferred. Must hold a VA license in Special Education. (Full-time)

Application Requirements

Applicants should be prepared to meet the following requirements when applying for a job vacancy
at The Barry Robinson Center.

When called in for an interview, a current DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) Driving History Transcript of less than 30 days old MUST be obtained and submitted AT THE TIME OF INTERVIEW.  If you recently surrendered or still possess an out-of-state drivers license, please obtain the out-of-state driving record from the applicable state authority.  In addition, all other documentation such as educational verification (copy of transcripts and Diploma) and any original license/ certification required for a position must be presented at the time of interview.

When you arrive for an interview:

  •  Complete the Center’s Application for Employment form. Attach a recent resume with cover letter if available.
  •  Complete a Child Protective Services (CPS) Request for Search of the Central Registry and Release of Information form.
  •  Review the job description for the position for which you are applying.
  •  Review and sign the Job Description Review Acknowledgement form.

All applicants for the following classifications ~ new employee, volunteer, contractual provider, and intern must submit to an extensive criminal background investigation upon interview.

Background checks include:

  • Child Protective Services investigation
  • Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Criminal history investigation which includes fingerprint checks through: State Police, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)

Be prepared to complete criminal background investigation documents and be fingerprinted following completion of your interview or return the next day.

If offered a job, new employees must submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States as required by the US Department of Justice INS. ID’s required on 1st day of employment.

The Barry Robinson Center processes payroll using the banking method of direct-deposit.  New employees should be prepared on first day of orientation with bank account number, cancelled check or deposit slip.