Human Services has immediate openings in several positions throughout our agency, including nurses, clinicians, and support staff. Select positions are eligible for a hiring bonus. Please visit the DHS Careers Page for more information and how to apply.

 SkillQuest Day Support Program

SkillQuest provides person centered day support services to adults with developmental disabilities.  SkillQuest specializes in supporting individuals with complicated health issues that require more complex care. SkillQuest works with the individual to achieve the goals that are important to th​​em. This may include socialization, communication and independent living skills.  SkillQuest is licensed through the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) and must abide by all state and federal requirements and regulations.  

Employees have met all mandated staff training and competency requirements, including CPR/First Aid, positive behavioral support training and Medication Management training.  Additionally, there are two full time nurses on site and a licensed art therapist. Physical therapy​, speech therapy, and occupational therapy may be provided as arranged by the case manager. 

The eligibility criterion for admission to SkillQuest is as follows:
  • Must be 21 years or older
  • Must be a recipient of either a Community Living Medicaid Waiver, Family and Individual Supports Medicaid Waiver OR reside in an Intermediate Care Facility for individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. 
  • Must have Support Coordination through the Department of Human Services - Developmental Services Division or has a Support Coordinator in another city but is a resident of the City of Virginia Beach. Referrals must come through a Support Coordinator.

SkillQuest program runs Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm. Office hours are 8:30am-5:30pm.


Center Based Site ​​

This site provides a variety of activities for adults who have challenges related to intellectual disabilities or other co-occurring developmental disabilities, including autism and Cerebral Palsy.  The program provides person centered support in an atmosphere of encouragement, fun and creativity.  The participants of SkillQuest enjoy socialization, working with computer technology, music, community integration and volunteering, and working with artists on projects that will hang annually in a gallery at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Virginia Beach.

Off-Site Location - Special Person's Mailing

Special Person's Mailing provides third-party mailing services such as collating, folding, stapling, labeling, tabbing and sorting.  This privately owned business employs people with disabilities.  SkillQuest contracts with Special Person's Mailing.  The participants that attend the program work on vocational skills that help them prepare for possible employment.

Located at 400 and 416 Investors Place, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

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 PALS Program

​The Providing Adults Learning Skills (PALS) program provides recent special education high school graduates a temporary day placement while awaiting employment, permanent day support program, or waiver funding.   

Referrals are limited to those between the ages of 22 to 25, and all must come through Developmental Services Case Management Unit.  

Program hours are 9:30am - 5:30pm Monday through Friday, early drop off is available for an additional fee.  There is a minimum 3-day per week participation. ​