Mecklenburg County, Virginia



Date Posted

October 19, 2022

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Southside Behavioral Health provides individualized culturally competent care in our communities, by supporting wellness and quality of life in a recovery-oriented environment and professional manner. Covering the counties of Halifax, Mecklenburg and Brunswick, VA. Our behavioral health services are backed with community involvement and values.

SBH is seeking a full-time community educator and presenter for our Behavioral Health and Wellness Specialist role, to join our growing and dynamic team. This position works with a collaborative team to provide substance use prevention (harm reduction), suicide prevention, ACEs  and mental health education resources and training to the Southside community.


  • Support the continued growth of the Southside Wellness Coalition and our Trauma Informed Care Network.  
  • Will need to be comfortable presenting and speaking to groups, have strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to build relationships, and have strong organizational skills.  
  • Opportunity to receive trainer certifications in multiple evidence-based training, participate in state-level prevention projects, and participate in National Conferences. 
  • Duties may include meeting with local stakeholders on behalf of the agency, tabling at a community event, leading an evidence-based training to community members, developing content for a media campaign, doing data entry to support efforts, and more exciting opportunities to support our local communities. 
  • Conducts merchant education at tobacco retailer locations across the three county area of coverage: Halifax, Mecklenburg and Brunswick counties. 


  • Work with a collaborative team
  • Provide resources and training to the community
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Organizing and facilitating groups
  • Community meetings
  • Ability to building community relationships
  • Establish and maintain trust and rapport with others 
  • Understand and productively work with various populations, cultures and special groups
  • Work independently and as a team with other professionals
  • Will be trained in evidence based certifications

As an equal opportunity employer, women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Benefits and Perks

Health & Wellness

Personal Development

Flexible Work Practices

Employee Resources

Additional Perks

Benefits/perks may vary depending on the nature of your employment.

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