Job Opportunites

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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:  Head Start Teacher

JOB CLASSIFICATION:  Non-Exempt, Full-time

RATE OF PAY:  $14.87 hr. with Bachelor’s Degree; $12.80 hr. without Bachelor’s Degree

NUMBER OF HOURS PER WEEK:  40 hours per week


LOCATION:  Will currently be assigned to Tazewell Head Start Center

DUTIES: The Head Start Teacher is responsible for 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, and physically.  The Teacher works with all service area and classroom staff 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.  This position requires regular attendance and punctuality as an essential part of the job function.  Works toward ROMA goals;

EDUCATION: Must have a baccalaureate or advanced degree in early childhood education or a baccalaureate or advanced degree and coursework equivalent to major relating to early childhood education, with experience teaching preschool-age children. *A related degree (other than early childhood) may include Interdisciplinary Studies, Human Development, Child and Family Development or Psychology. **Transcripts and course descriptions will be reviewed to determine “coursework equivalent”. Equivalent hours can include 120 CDA (Child Development Associate) hours when there is at least five years preschool classroom experience; Prefer one year experience (day care, parenting, working with pre-school children in camp, church settings, or other) in working with pre-school 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; Must be proficient in oral and written communication skills; Must be willing to learn to care for children with disabilities who may be enrolled in Head Start; 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; Must be willing to attend any local or out-of-town overnight training determined necessary by the immediate supervisor, Program Director, or Executive Director;

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE/CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES: Prefer individual to have First Aid/CPR certifications; Within three months of employment, must secure a Commercial Driver’s License;

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must submit to Fingerprinting check, Child Protective Services check, Department of Motor Vehicle check, Criminal Background check, TB and Physical, and Pre-employment Drug/Alcohol screening;

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and this position may require constant or extensive standing, walking, bending, stooping, reaching, hearing, running, seeing, speaking, and lifting;

PREFERENCES:  (Current and former program parents, active Agency volunteers, current work experience participants, interns are encouraged to apply for jobs for which they are qualified.);

HOW TO APPLY:   If you are 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  If you are a current employee with CVCA, submit your interest to; if you are a current or former parent, active Agency volunteer, current work experience participant or intern, please submit employment application to or deliver to Main Office.

DEADLINE: August 17, 2018, or until such time the position is filled;