Job Opportunites

Are you wanting to make a difference in someone’s life?

Clinch Valley Community Action (CVCA) is an equal opportunity employer.

CVCA is currently accepting resumes and applications for the following positions.  Completed applications can be submitted by mail to the address listed below. CVCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • All applicants must complete criminal, child abuse/neglect search, and DMV background check forms
  • All employees are subject to pre-employment and random drug/alcohol testing throughout employment.
  • Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.
  • Send separate application for each position and indicate which position/location for which applying

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:  Teacher’s Aide/Bus Driver

JOB CLASSIFICATION:  Non-Exempt, Full-time, 10 months

RATE OF PAY:                 Without Associate’s Degree – $8.99 hr. 

                                           With CDA – $9.49 hr.

       With Associate’s Degree – $9.88 hr.

NUMBER OF HOURS PER WEEK:  Avg. 44 weeks, 40 hours per week, 10 months

LOCATION: Smyth County

DUTIES:  The Head Start Teacher’s Aide/Bus Driver is responsible for assisting in conducting a classroom in a way that exemplifies the Head Start goals of providing children with educational experiences that help them grow mentally, socially, emotionally, academically, and physically.  S/He works with all components and classroom staff, both individually and as a team member, to ensure successful, nurturing experiences for children in the Center, while recognizing the parents as the most important influences in the lives of their children. Must demonstrate competency to provide effective and nurturing teacher-child interactions, plan and implement learning experiences that ensure effective curriculum implementation and use of assessment and promote children’s progress across the standards described in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five and applicable state early learning and development standards, including for children with disabilities and dual language learners, as appropriate; Staff must be familiar with the ethnic background, be able to communicate in the language of families in the program and be able to serve and effectively communicate, to the extent feasible, with children and families with limited English proficiency. Drive bus routes or ride as a Bus Monitor when needed.  Be able to thoroughly inspect bus inside and outside. Must have an awareness of, knowledge, and experience in the needs of low-income families.  Must be willing to maintain a flexible schedule. Must be able to maintain confidentiality. Regular attendance and punctuality is an essential job function. Must be physically able to lift at least 50 pounds; 

EDUCATION:  Must at a minimum, have a CDA credential, or a state-awarded certificate that meets or exceeds the requirements for a CDA credential, are enrolled in a program that will lead to an associate or baccalaureate degree or, are enrolled in a CDA credential program to be completed within two years of the time of hire; and prefer one year experience working with families. Good verbal and written communication skills.  Must have good computer skills.  Must have an awareness of, knowledge, and experience in the needs of low-income families.  Must be willing to maintain a flexible schedule. Must be able to maintain confidentiality.  Must have ability to work with other resource agencies, staff, and families.  Must have valid Driver’s License;

PRIOR TO HIRE:  Must submit to fingerprint check, Sex Offender check, complete a Sworn Disclosure, and reference checks;

ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS: Must possess a CDL learner’s permit and secure a CDL within 90 days of hire. Must possess or secure First Aid/CPR Certification;

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must get TB screening or PPD, Physical, CPS, DMV, and must be proficient in English;

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Ability to lift minimum number of 50 pounds.   This position requires bending, lifting, walking, talking, seeing, sitting, running, speaking, and hearing;

PREFERENCES:  (Current and former Head Start parent, active Agency volunteers, current work experience participants, interns);

HOW TO APPLY:   If you are a current parent, volunteer or intern, please complete an application and submit to Chris Thompson chris.thompson@clinchvalleycaa.org; If you are a current staff person, please email Chris at the same address;

DEADLINE: April 18, 2019, by noon, or until such position is filled.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:  Maintenance Tech/Bus Driver

JOB CLASSIFICATION:  Non-Exempt, Full-Time

RATE OF PAY:  $10.90 hr.

NUMBER OF HOURS PER WEEK:  40

NUMBER OF MONTHS PER YEAR:  12 months

LOCATION:   Tazewell County

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:  Keeps premises of Head Start buildings and grounds in clean and orderly condition.  Keeps all Head Start vehicles in working order and maintenance free.  The position requires good work ethics and regular attendance.  Maintains grounds and buildings for transitional/shelter housing. Maintains Clinch Valley Community Action grounds in inclement weather. Provides training to and mentors Head Start employees concerning transportation issues. Works as a team member and is willing to work in any capacity within other Agency programs.  Will strive to work toward the Agency Mission.  Works toward ROMA goals;

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in carpentry, plumbing and electrical trades preferred.  Required to have, or must secure Commercial Driver’s License within 90 days of employment.  Staff must be familiar with the ethnic background, be able to communicate in the language of families in the program and be able to serve and effectively communicate, to the extent feasible, with children and families with limited English proficiency. This position requires an understanding of domestic violence and homelessness, including adherence to the appropriate use of confidentiality and must observe confidentiality in the entire agency;

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE/CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES: First Aid/CPR Certifications preferred;

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Anyone hired in this position after November 7, 2016, the candidate must be interviewed, have references verified, have a sex offender registry check and obtain one of the following: (i) criminal history records, including fingerprint check; or (ii) Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal history records, including fingerprint checks. A program has 90 days after an employee is hired to complete the background check process by obtaining: (i) Whichever check listed above was not obtained prior to the date of hire; and (ii) Child abuse and neglect state registry check, if available.  A pre-employment drug/alcohol test and a Sworn Disclosure statement will be completed.  After initial hire, must submit to Child Protective Services check, DMV check, TB Screening or PPD, and health examination. Must have first-aid certification and CPR certifications or be willing to obtain certifications. Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record, provide proof of automobile liability insurance, and be willing to use personal automobile for work purposes; Must submit to random, and if applicable, post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug/alcohol tests.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must be able to lift 75 lbs. and this position requires constant or extensive standing, walking, bending, stooping, reaching, hearing, seeing, speaking, climbing, crawling, and lifting;

PREFERENCES:  (Current and former Head Start parent, active Agency volunteers, current work experience participants, interns may considered if they apply and are qualified);

HOW TO APPLY:   If you are not a current employee, intern, or volunteer with CVCA, please submit application to CVCA, P.O. Box 188, North Tazewell, VA 24630 or e-mail to chris.thompson@clinchvalleycaa.org.  If you are a current employee, intern, or volunteer with CVCA, submit your interest to chris.thompson@clinchvalleycaa.org.

DEADLINE: Last date applications/e-mails will be accepted is Noon on Friday, April 12, 2019, ; or until such time position is filled.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:  Maintenance Tech/Bus Driver

JOB CLASSIFICATION:  Non-Exempt, Full-Time

RATE OF PAY:  $10.90 hr.

NUMBER OF HOURS PER WEEK:  40

NUMBER OF MONTHS PER YEAR:  12 months

LOCATION:   Tazewell County

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:  Keeps premises of Head Start buildings and grounds in clean and orderly condition.  Keeps all Head Start vehicles in working order and maintenance free.  The position requires good work ethics and regular attendance.  Maintains grounds and buildings for transitional/shelter housing. Maintains Clinch Valley Community Action grounds in inclement weather. Provides training to and mentors Head Start employees concerning transportation issues. Works as a team member and is willing to work in any capacity within other Agency programs.  Will strive to work toward the Agency Mission.  Works toward ROMA goals;

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in carpentry, plumbing and electrical trades preferred.  Required to have, or must secure Commercial Driver’s License within 90 days of employment.  Staff must be familiar with the ethnic background, be able to communicate in the language of families in the program and be able to serve and effectively communicate, to the extent feasible, with children and families with limited English proficiency. This position requires an understanding of domestic violence and homelessness, including adherence to the appropriate use of confidentiality and must observe confidentiality in the entire agency;

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE/CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES: First Aid/CPR Certifications preferred;

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Anyone hired in this position after November 7, 2016, the candidate must be interviewed, have references verified, have a sex offender registry check and obtain one of the following: (i) criminal history records, including fingerprint check; or (ii) Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal history records, including fingerprint checks. A program has 90 days after an employee is hired to complete the background check process by obtaining: (i) Whichever check listed above was not obtained prior to the date of hire; and (ii) Child abuse and neglect state registry check, if available.  A pre-employment drug/alcohol test and a Sworn Disclosure statement will be completed.  After initial hire, must submit to Child Protective Services check, DMV check, TB Screening or PPD, and health examination. Must have first-aid certification and CPR certifications or be willing to obtain certifications. Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record, provide proof of automobile liability insurance, and be willing to use personal automobile for work purposes; Must submit to random, and if applicable, post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug/alcohol tests.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must be able to lift 75 lbs. and this position requires constant or extensive standing, walking, bending, stooping, reaching, hearing, seeing, speaking, climbing, crawling, and lifting;

PREFERENCES:  (Current and former Head Start parent, active Agency volunteers, current work experience participants, interns may considered if they apply and are qualified);

HOW TO APPLY:   If you are not a current employee, intern, or volunteer with CVCA, please submit application to CVCA, P.O. Box 188, North Tazewell, VA 24630 or email to chris.thompson@clinchvalleycaa.org.  If you are a current employee, intern, or volunteer with CVCA, submit your interest to chris.thompson@clinchvalleycaa.org;

DEADLINE: Last date applications/e-mails will be accepted is Noon on Friday, April 12, 2019, ; or until such time position is filled