Sentara Healthcare hosts hiring event for VB Strong Center opening in October

Posted at 5:30 PM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 20:39:00-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The new VB Strong Center plans to hire for new special positions as part of the city’s plans of continued support for the victims and families affected by the Virginia Beach mass shooting.

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On Thursday, August 29, Sentara Healthcare hosted a hiring event for the center, which opens in October 2019 in Landstown Commons near the Virginia Beach Municipal Center.

All of the services at the center will be confidential and free.

A Sentara spokesperson said that the center’s mission is to provide the victims, the families affected and the community aid through offering “traditional and non-traditional mental health services, connections with community resources and awareness.”

The event was held at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital’s Main Lobby located at 100 First Colonial Road in Virginia Beach and was recruiting people for the following positions:

  • Manager/Patient Care Services – LCSW
  • Social Workers – MSW and LCSW
  • Community Engagement Specialist – Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Insurance Verification Rep – prior medical insurance experience required
  • Operations Coordinator – prior data reporting experience required
  • Child Development Specialist

They are looking for health professionals who have experience with people who have experienced severe trauma.

"We’ll have activities that help with the healing. We’ll do counseling; if they have their children with them, we’ll be able to provide childcare for them while they’re there," says Alison Land with Sentara Healthcare.

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