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Career Opportunity

Residential Counselors

(Youth Service Workers)

 

Job#: 2017-10

If you are interested in making a positive impact on the lives of Virginia’s youth, then we want you to become part of our Team!  Rural Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility located in Jarratt, Virginia seeks positive role models to work directly with adolescent boys and girls in a psychiatric residential treatment program.  The Youth Service Worker is responsible for role-modeling healthy behavior, teaching life skills, administering a trauma informed behavioral support program, and leading youth in and participating in social, cultural, and recreational activities.  This position supervises youth in the residential unit and on off-campus activities and appointments.

Must possess the availability to work weekends, evenings, holidays, and nights.  Supreme flexibility required. 

Seeking candidates with Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology, Sociology or other Human Services field.   Experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

Compensation package includes 401(k) retirement plan & employer sponsored health, dental, vision & life insurance.  JBHS is a Drug Free Workplace.  Successful applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background screening.  EOE.  Positions opened until filled.

E-mail cover letter and resume to:

Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services
Attn: Chris Thompson
Job # 2017-10
E-mail:careers@jacksonfeild.org

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Local & State Police Searching for Two NC Subjects

     

In the late hours of 8/21/2017 the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded to an unoccupied suspicious vehicle in the Laurel Road area of Nelson County. The vehicle is registered to an elderly man listed as missing from North Carolina.

Please be on the lookout for Sean Damion Castorina WM- 06/04/1975 and Penny Michelle Dawson WF- 03/07/1977 of Burington, NC. They are wanted for questioning in the suspicious disappearance of an elderly white male from Burlington. There are no active warrants on either subject at this time. Mr. Castorina was last believed to be in Virginia and has family in Norfolk, VA.

As of 7:36 p.m., Tuesday (8/22/17) the Nelson County Sheriff’s and Virginia State police responded to a shooting at the 3000 block of Laurel Rd. This is currently an active crime scene. We are asking all citizens in Nelson County to shelter in place until further notice.

We are currently looking for a person of interest driving a white 2002 Dodge Dakota with a blue tailgate. North Carolina tag DHN-5418

If located contact police immediately, do not attempt to approach, may be armed and dangerous. Call 911 or #77 on a cell phone if you have any information about either subject.

BA Welcomes New Faculty

New teachers join the Brunswick Academy Faculty this year. Front row (l to r) - Sharon O'Berry-2nd Grade, Tracy Frye-First Aid, Health, Driver's Ed, LS P.E., Nevine Powell-MS Science, Karolyn Hawthorne-Spanish. Back row (l to r) - Kendele Reamey-MS English, Sarah Moore-1st Grade, Tommy King-MS Social Studies/History, Cheryl Freeman-4th Grade, Sharon Propst-HS English.

Brunswick Academy also welcomes new staff member, Mrs. Brittney Weidman.  Mrs. Weidman is the new Director of Upper School and Student Activities.  

James Allen Peden, Jr,

James Allen Peden, Jr, 19, of Boykins, passed away suddenly on August 20, 2017. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Archie and Annie Peden and maternal grandfather, Waverly Porch.

James Allen is survived by his parents, James and Sandy Peden; brothers, Jeffrey and Jacob Peden; grandparents, James Thomas “Gomer” and Betty Cooke; uncles and aunts, W.J. and Amy Porch, James Thomas and Mandy Cooke, John and Julie Peden, Amelia Covington and a large extended family of cousins, great aunts and great uncles.

The family will receive friends at the home of his grandparents, Gomer and Betty Cooke. The funeral service will be held graveside 2 p.m. Sunday, August 27 at Beechwood Cemetery, Boykins, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to Boykins Volunteer Fire Department. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com

Lois Cohen Bloom

Lois Cohen Bloom, 78, of Boynton Beach, Fla., passed away after a short illness surrounded by her family, on August 20, 2017. Lois was born in Richmond, Va. to the late Jesse and Esta Cohen. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Richmond, Va. and moved to Emporia, Va. after getting married to Richard Bloom on November 18, 1961. A long-time resident of Emporia, Va., Lois also resided over the years in Las Vegas, Nev., Virginia Beach, Va. and most recently in Palm Beach, Fla. She was a great wife to Richard and loving mother to her three children and grandmother to four grandchildren. Lois is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Richard, son Charles Bloom (Cindy and grandchildren Lindsey and Maxwell Bloom) of Blythewood, S.C.; daughter Sari Bloom of Lake Worth, Fla.; son Jared Bloom (Sandy and grandchildren Jordan and Maddux Bloom) of Longwood, Fla; and special friend Jeannie Blazevige-Horn of West Palm Beach, Fla. She was predeceased by her sister, Betty Ann Pinchefsky of Locust Hill, Va. The family thanks everyone for their thoughts and prayers. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations sent to the Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation (hpbcf.org). A family-only celebration of her life will be scheduled at a later date.

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