Home > VA > Abingdon > Education, Careers & Opportunity > Highlands Community Service is Seeking Difference Makers

Highlands Community Service is Seeking Difference Makers

Highlands Community Services is expanding its services and its caring team.

By Livability on December 16, 2022

People from Highlands Community Services pose in Abingdon, VA.

 Every year, Highlands Community Services assists several thousand adults, children and adolescents in taking some of the initial steps toward improving their lives and discovering fresh possibilities. Now HCS is looking for additional people to help further expand their community impact.

After a half-century of serving the behavioral health needs of the Washington County/Bristol community, HCS is expanding its Crisis Services department into a newly renovated facility. This is allowing the organization to offer several new services, including an overnight Crisis Stabilization Unit with 12 beds. 

To provide the best care possible, Highlands is hiring at all levels, from high school graduates to master’s level positions. In particular, HCS is looking for licensed psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners, clinicians, mental health professionals, registered nurses and residential technicians. 

“At its core, our ability to provide quality care starts with our employees,” says HCS Executive Director Rebecca Holmes. “We have spent the last few years making sure our business strategies align with the prioritization of staff as our primary focus.” 

HCS offers a generous paid time off program, an excellent employer-contributed retirement plan, a fun workplace culture, hybrid work schedules, affordable and comprehensive health insurance coverage, sign-on bonuses, and a kind and caring leadership team that supports growth and new opportunities for staff. 

In addition, HCS workers receive the satisfaction of knowing they are making an important difference in so many lives. 

Highlands offers intervention and treatment programs for adults, adolescents and children at various locations between Bristol and Abingdon. In 2021-22, HCS provided mental health, substance use and developmental services to approximately 6% of all the adults in the area and more than 14% of the under-18 population. 

With the recent expansions of agency-wide services, HCS is seeking caring individuals to help in its ever-growing mission. 

“We have significant growth opportunities at Highlands,” says HCS Department Director Kandace Miller. “If you’re looking for a change or a new experience, this is the place.” 

Newsletter Sign Up

Keep up to date with our latest rankings and articles!
Enter your email to be added to our mailing list.