Employment Opportunities

Learn more about employment opportunities at RBHA.

As a leading provider of behavioral health and developmental services, Richmond Behavioral Health Authority is committed to hiring innovative and diverse professionals to join our mission.

For questions related to employment with RBHA please email

RBHA complies with Equal Employment Opportunity and Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines and maintains a drug-free workplace.



Richmond Behavioral Health Authority provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


Richmond Behavioral Health Authority complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact our team at for more information.

Criminal Background

All offers of employment at Richmond Behavioral Health Authority are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check. Background checks will be conducted on all final candidates.

Background checks will include:

  • Social Security Verification: validates the applicant's Social Security number, date of birth and former addresses.
    • Proof of documentation required documentation must be presented prior to hire.
  • Personal and Professional References: calls will be placed to individuals listed as references by the applicant.
  • Educational Verification: confirms the applicant's claimed educational institution, including the years attended and the degree/diploma received.
    • Proof of documentation required documentation must be presented prior to hire.
  • Professional Credential Verification: confirms the applicant's claimed professional license, certification, and/or registration is active and in acceptable standing in accordance with regulating authorities as appropriate.
    • Proof of documentation required documentation must be presented prior to hire.
  • Criminal History: includes review of criminal convictions and probation. The following factors will be considered for applicants with a criminal history:
    • The nature of the crime and its relationship to the position.
    • The time since the conviction.
    • The number (if more than one) of convictions.
    • Whether hiring, transferring or promoting the applicant would pose an unreasonable risk to the business, its employees or its customers and vendors.

Please be advised Richmond Behavioral Health Authority is subject the criminal background and barrier crime requirements set forth under §37.2-416 and §19.2-392.02 the Code of Virginia.


Please be advised that Richmond Behavioral Health Authority is subject to the requirements of regulation 12VAC35-105-510 which states that each new employee, contractor, student or volunteer who will have direct contact with individuals receiving services shall obtain a statement of certification by a qualified licensed practitioner indicating the absence of tuberculosis in a communicable form within 30 days of employment or initial contact with individuals receiving services.

Substance Use Screenings

Richmond Behavioral Health is committed to protecting the safety, health, and well-being of all employees and other individuals in our workplace. Therefore, we have established a drug-free workplace program that applies to all RBHA employees to balance our respect for individuals with the need to maintain a safe, productive, alcohol and drug-free environment.

Each employee, as a condition of employment, will be required to participate in pre-employment substance use screenings.

The following searches will be required if applicable to the position:

Driving Record

In an effort to ensure the safety of our consumers and to protect the interests of the Richmond Behavioral Health Authority, The Authority requires that all individuals hired in positions responsible for operating Authority vehicles must have an unrestricted licensed and an acceptable driving record to operate a motor vehicle in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Motor Vehicle Records: provides a report on an individual's driving history in the state requested. This search will be run when driving is an essential requirement of the position.

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