Department of Human Services Employment Opportunities

​Come work with a team that is deeply committed to serving some of the most vulnerable members of our community by helping them achieve the highest level of self-sufficiency, safety, and quality of life possible. We do rewarding work in service to others through a job that provides healthcare benefits, training, career advancement opportunities, personal leave, retirement benefits, and much more. 

 Employee Stories

Our employees said it best...

Our team members come to work each day to offer help, hope, and guidance to those in our community who need it the most. So much of what we do in Human Services is more than a job - it's a calling to serve others. Whether you're an administrative professional, a licensed nurse or clinician, or an investigator, we have a variety of opportunities available!

Full-time employment opportunities may be available in each our our major divisions: Behavioral Health & Developmental Services, Social Services, and Continuous Quality Improvement. Learn more about working for the City of Virginia Beach


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 Who We Are

​The Virginia Beach Department of Human Services is a combined behavioral health authority and local department of social services operating under a single department.

Our Behavioral Health & Developmental Services employees are responsible for meeting the mental and behavioral health needs of our community for youth and adults, in addition to serving those with a developmental disability.  We offer crisis stablization and detox services, outpatient mental health care and case management services for individuals in the community. We operate a number of group homes and intermediate care facilities for individuals who are not able to live independently.

Our Social Services employees provide Child Protective Services and Adult Protective Services to investigate and prevent suspected instances of abuse, neglect and exploitation. Additionally, our benefits programs administer state and federal programs to provide families and individuals with temporary financial relief to assist with food and medical needs. The City's Juvenile Detention Center provides temporary and safe custody to youth who have criminal charges that require a restricted environment for their own protection or the public's. 

 Job Information

Part-time and Full-time Benefits.  
  • Competitive wages
  • Training/Mentoring for career advancement
  • Varied Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Beach Municipal Federal Credit Union exclusively for City employees and their dependents
  • Deferred Compensation Plans

Additional Full-time Benefits can include:

  • Health
  • Be Well Wellness Program
  • Dental
  • Legal Resources
  • Retirement
  • Insurances 

Apply online at VBgovcareers.com​.