High Risk Educator

The High Risk Educator provides trainings throughout the agency to staff, clients, and community members on various topics including:

  • REVIVE (Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education)
  • WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan)
  • SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to treatment)
  • Wellness program used by treatment staff, including physical exercise, healthy nutrition, stress management
  • Education on High Risk Behaviors and reducing impact of chronic disease

This a grant funded position. Additionally, the High Risk Educator is responsible for:

  • facilitating gender-specific psycho-educational groups on substance abuse, recovery planning, anger management, parenting, pregnancy, trauma, coping skills, and women's issues.
  • processing program referrals
  • data collection and tracking for clients enrolled in the Pregnant and Parenting Women grant (PPW).

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1.  Effective teaching style to impact both clients and professionals in formal and informal presentations

2.  Knowledge of infectious diseases, the impact of mental illness and substance abuse on disease process

3.  Knowledge of nature of substance abuse, group dynamics, women's issues with addiction, as well as the impact of substance abuse on fetus during pregnancy and parenting

4.  Knowledge of medication assisted treatment approaches.


  • Bachelor's degree in a human services field OR in any field with a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) certification
  • One year of experience providing services to individuals with substance use disorders.
  • Certification: Certification required as a CSAC, Resident in Counseling, Supervisee in Social Work, LPC, or LCSW
  • Safe driving record required (no more than two moving violations in the last three years and no criminal violations in the last five years).
  • Background Check: Candidates will be required to submit to a drug screen and criminal background check.

Why work at BRBH?

  • See the Difference: Each day you will spend time working directly counseling women in obtaining services that fit their needs.
  • Great co-workers: Our staff work hard and support each other in a team atmosphere.
  • Work/Life Balance: We have a great Paid Time Off policy - 29 days annually, which starts accruing on your first day.
  • We offer great benefits, including VRS (Virginia Retirement System)! Click here for more information:http://www.brbh.org/benefits/
  • Want to know more? Check out our Employment Page on Glassdoor to see employee reviews and more information about BRBH: http://www.glassdoor.com/Overview/Working-at-Blue-Ridge-Behavioral-Healthcare-EI_IE464369.11,43.htm

Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare (BRBH) is one of forty Community Services Boards established under the Code of Virginia to provide comprehensive services for individuals who have mental health disorders, developmental disability, or substance use disorders. We are charged also with continuously monitoring and evaluating our services to ensure their cost effectiveness and applicability to current citizen needs. BRBH operates multiple programs throughout the Roanoke Valley with over 400 employees working to provide or support our services. We are proud to have served our community for over 50 years. Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare maintains a drug-free workplace and equal opportunity employment. We are located in Roanoke, VA.