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Human Resource Development and Management

Human Resources works to align development and management programs and services with DBHDS' strategic direction.  

This department provides leadership that facilitates high organizational and individual performance through performance measurement and management, workforce development, training, recognition, equal employment opportunity, cultural and linguistic competence, compensation, recruitment, employment, employment law/employee relations, dispute resolution, benefits administration, wellness, safety/workers compensation, and background investigation programs and services.

Stacy Pendleton, 804.786.6326 

Sue Ridout, 804.786.4089

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SystemLEAD Leadership Development Program

SystemLEAD is a leadership development program designed to give participants broad exposure to the competencies necessary to be a successful leader in our system. Over a nine month program, key competencies for leadership will be used to increase the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors for participants aspiring to a leadership role. Read more and learn how to apply by clicking on the link above.

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Internships at DBHDS Central Office

The Central Office of DBHDS is always looking for qualified interns who want to learn about the administration, policy making, and program development and implementation aspect of behavioral health and developmental services.  There are many disciplines that are associated with the kind of work done at Central Office.  However, we do not offer clinical internships.  There is no guarantee that there is a current internship opening, but we will do our best to identify a mutually beneficial experience for you and our team.  If you are interested in being considered for an internship position at Central Office, please take the following steps:

  • Review the various divisions, areas of operations, and offices at the DBHDS website to get a better understanding of what areas might be of interest to you.
  • Complete the inquiry form to provide more information about your needs and interests.  Be as detailed as possible.
  • Email your resume for further review.