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Community Educator for Family Crisis Services Program

 JOB CLASSIFICATION:  Non-Exempt

RATE OF PAY: $11.72 hr. – $14.29 hr.

NUMBER OF HOURS PER WEEK:  40

NUMBER OF MONTHS PER YEAR:  12 months

LOCATION:   Main Office

This position is classified as Low Risk for COVID-19 Standards.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Community Educator works on a variety of projects which furthers the domestic violence and sexual assault prevention programs. These projects include awareness activities, classroom presentations, educational presentations, and other community outreach and public awareness activities in the Tazewell and Russell county area. This individual will help meet ROMA goals. Attendance and punctuality are essential parts of this job.

EDUCATION:  ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Associate’s Degree preferred and/or any combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform this job;
  • Must work well with persons of varied sexual preference, racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds;
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Must be able and willing to attend out of town, overnight meetings;
  • Must be able to work flexible hours;
  • Must be able to work independently and with minimal supervision; and
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and preferably databases.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must get TB screening, Sex Offender Check, CPS, DMV, Criminal Record check, must be proficient in English;

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Ability to lift minimum number of 25 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:   (E-mail/Application/Resume’/In Person/Mail);

DEADLINE: Last date applications accepted will be until position is filled;

CONTACT INFORMATION:  Please submit e-mail with application/resume’ to chris.thompson@clinchvalleycaa.org, or Shelia Smith ssmith@clinchvalleycaa.org or mail to CVCA, P.O. Box 188, North Tazewell, VA  24630.  Application may be found on CVCA’s website at www.clinchvalleycaa.org.

BSW Head Start Center Aide/Bus Driver

JOB CLASSIFICATION:  Non-Exempt

RATE OF PAY: Starting at $9.61 per hour

NUMBER OF HOURS PER WEEK:  Avg. 44 weeks, 40 hours per wee

NUMBER OF MONTHS PER YEAR:  10 months

LOCATION:   Will be assigned to Smyth County Head Start Centers

DUTIES:  The Center Aide/Bus Driver is responsible for providing support to classroom staff and/or conducts bus route in a way that ensures safety and exemplifies the Head Start goals of providing children with educational experiences that help them grow mentally, socially, emotionally, and physically.  The Center Aide/Bus Driver 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.

EDUCATION:  Must have a high school diploma or GED. Prefer one year experience in working with pre-school children; Must be proficient in oral and written skills; Must have knowledge of Head Start state and federal regulations governing the transportation of preschool children.

ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS: Must have a valid CDL learner’s license at the time of the interview and within 60 days of employment secure a CDL driver’s license with proper endorsements; must have a satisfactory driving record. Must possess or secure First Aid/CPR Certification.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must get TB screening or PPD, Physical, CPS, DMV, Criminal Record check, 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:   (E-mail/Employment Application/Resume’/In Person/Mail).

DEADLINE: Last date applications/e-mails will be accepted is Friday, December 11, 2020 or until such time position is filled.

CONTACT INFORMATION:  If you are an employee, please submit e-mail with application/resume’ to chris.thompson@clinchvalleycaa.org.  If you are a current or former Head Start parent, agency volunteer or intern, please email to me at address above or mail to CVCA, P.O. Box 188, North Tazewell, VA  24630.

Head Start/Early Head Start Substitute

JOB CLASSIFICATION:  Variable Hour

RATE OF PAY:  $9.54 hr.

NUMBER OF HOURS PER WEEK:  Variable

NUMBER OF MONTHS PER YEAR:  12 months

LOCATION:   Tazewell County and Bland/Smyth/Wythe

DUTIES: The Substitute is under the direct supervision of the Teacher and is responsible for assisting classroom staff in carrying out daily curriculum, supervision of children, meal preparation, cleaning duties, etc. as needed.

EDUCATION: High school diploma or GED required; Prefer experience (day care, parenting, working with pre-school children in camp, church settings, or other) in working with pre-school children.

ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES: Must have a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must submit to Fingerprinting check, Child Protective Services check, Department of Motor Vehicle check, Criminal Background check and submit to pre-employment drug and alcohol test.

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

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

HOW TO APPLY:  If in-house applicant, please submit intent to apply by e-mail to Chris Thompson, chris.thompson@clinchvalleycaa.org or Shelia Smith, ssmith@clinchvalleycaa.org.

DEADLINE: Applications/e-mails will be accepted through December 11, 2020 12:00 noon, or until position is filled.

Head Start Center Aide/Bus Driver (Wythe County)

JOB CLASSIFICATION:  Non-Exempt

RATE OF PAY: Starting at $9.61 per hour

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

NUMBER OF MONTHS PER YEAR:  10 months

LOCATION:   Will be assigned to Apache Run Head Start Center but subject to change at anytime

This position is classified as Medium Risk for COVID-19 standards

DUTIES:  The Center Aide/Bus Driver is responsible for providing support to classroom staff and/or conducts bus route in a way that ensures safety and exemplifies the Head Start goals of providing children with educational experiences that help them grow mentally, socially, emotionally, and physically.  The Center Aide/Bus Driver 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.

EDUCATION:  Must have a high school diploma or GED. Prefer one year experience in working with pre-school children; Must be proficient in oral and written skills; Must have knowledge of Head Start state and federal regulations governing the transportation of preschool children.

ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS: Must have a valid CDL learner’s license at the time of the interview and within 60 days of employment secure a CDL driver’s license with proper endorsements; must have a satisfactory driving record. Must possess or secure First Aid/CPR Certification.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must get TB screening or PPD, Physical, CPS, DMV, Criminal Record check, 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:   For current or former Head Start parents, interns, and volunteers, please complete a CVCA employment application (found on CVCA’s website www.clinchvalleycaa.org) and submit to Chris Thompson chris.thompson@clinchvalleycaa.org or Shelia Smith ssmith@clinchvalleycaa.org; or mail to CVCA, P.O. Box 188, North Tazewell, VA  24630.

For current employees, please submit interest in email to one of the above-named individuals;

DEADLINE: Until such time position is filled.

CONTACT INFORMATION:  If you are an employee, please submit e-mail with application/resume’ to chris.thompson@clinchvalleycaa.org.  If you are a current or former Head Start parent, agency volunteer or intern, please email to me at address above

Quality Assurance Monitor

JOB CLASSIFICATION:  Non-Exempt, Part-Time

RATE OF PAY:  Starting at $11.43 per hour

NUMBER OF HOURS PER WEEK:  Avg. 44 weeks, 20 hours per week

NUMBER OF MONTHS PER YEAR:  10 months

LOCATION:   Bland, Smyth and Wythe Counties—Office at Apache Run in Fort Chiswell

This position is classified Low Risk for COVID-19 Standards.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Quality Assurance Monitor ensures program quality and compliance through ongoing review, monitoring and follow-up support. Ensures all Head Start centers meet or exceed performance standards and adheres to relevant regulations, policies and procedures. This position requires regular attendance and punctuality as an essential part of the job function;

EDUCATION: Must have a high school diploma or GED. Prefer one year experience working with federal, state, and local regulations; Prefer experience working in either a pre-school or child care setting; Must be proficient in oral and written skills; Be able to maintain a flexible schedule; Must be able to maintain confidentiality; Attention to detail with ability to accurately handle large volume of documentation; Ability to solve unexpected problems as they arise while considering programmatic requirements, cultural sensitivity, individual circumstances and best practices; Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and coordinate multiple priorities; Ability to self-direct and establish relationships with all levels within the organization and with external stakeholders and to think creatively and develop strategies for achieving programmatic objectives; 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 overnight or out-of-town travel;

ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS: Must have a satisfactory driving record; Must be willing to attend overnight or out-of-town travel; Must possess or secure First Aid/CPR Certification.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must get TB screening or PPD, Physical, CPS, DMV, Criminal Record  check; Must be proficient in English;

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must be able to lift and carry 25 lbs. This position may require constant or extensive standing, walking, bending, stooping, reaching, hearing, seeing, speaking;

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

HOW TO APPLY:   For current and former Head Start parents, active agency volunteers and interns, please submit employment application to chris.thompson@clinchvalleycaa.org or Shelia Smith ssmith@clinchvalleycaa.org; If you are a current staff member, please email the individuals named above about your interest in the position;

DEADLINE: Applications accepted until position is filled;

CONTACT INFORMATION:  Please submit e-mail with application/resume’ to cthompson@clinchvalleycaa.org, or Shelia Smith ssmith@clinchvalleycaa.org; or mail to CVCA, P.O. Box 188, North Tazewell, VA  24630.  Application may be found on CVCA’s website at www.clinchvalleycaa.org.

FCS Sexual Assault Advocate

JOB CLASSIFICATION:  Non-Exempt, Full-time

RATE OF PAY:  $11.72 per hour

NUMBER OF HOURS PER WEEK:  40

NUMBER OF MONTHS PER YEAR:  12

LOCATION:  Tazewell and Russell counties

This position is classified as Medium Risk for COVID-19 standards.

DUTIES: :    The Sexual Assault Advocate is responsible for case management/assessment, advocacy and peer counseling for individuals and families experiencing sexual violence in Tazewell and Russell counties. Responsibilities include interviewing, gathering case information, following up with clients, maintaining files and performing data entry.  She/He is responsible for providing peer counseling, helping clients set goals, documenting client interaction, providing limited transportation and offering case management. He/She will be responsible for providing coverage for the being on call for hotline calls and emergency response, , educating clients about dynamics of sexual violence and options/resources available, and meeting ROMA goals. Attendance and punctuality are essential functions of the job;

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Associate’s Degree preferred and/or any combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform this job;
  • Must work well with persons of varied sexual preference, racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds;
  • Knowledge of counseling and advocacy techniques for people who have been victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, including crisis intervention and case management skills beneficial;
  • Must exercise sound judgment, cope with stress and crisis situations in a calm manner and who models non-violent behavior;
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Must be able and willing to attend out of town, overnight meetings;
  • Must be able to work flexible hours;
  • Must be able to work independently and with minimal supervision; and
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and preferably databases;

 

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

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must have access to vehicle, have a valid driver’s license and good driving record. Must be willing to submit to pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion, or post- accident drug/alcohol test, criminal record check, child protective services check, and DMV check. May be required to attend out-of-town and overnight travel;

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must be able to lift 25 lbs. and this position may require constant or extensive standing, walking, bending, stooping, reaching, hearing, seeing, speaking and lifting;

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

HOW TO APPLY:   If you are not a current employee, intern, or volunteer with CVCA, please submit employment application to CVCA, P.O. Box 188, North Tazewell, VA 24630 or e-mail to Chris Thompson hris.chris.thompson@clinchvalleycaa.org or Shelia Smith ssmith@clinchvalleycaa.org. You may find the employment application at www.clinchvalleycaa.org under Employment or pick up an application at CVCA’s Main Office at 1379 Tazewell Avenue, North Tazewell, VA  24630.

If you are a current employee, intern, or volunteer with CVCA, submit your interest by e-mail to Chris Thompson chris.thompson@clinchvalleycaa.org or Shelia Smith ssmith@clinchvalleycaa.org.

DEADLINE: December 17, 2020, by close of business or until the position is filled.

Early Head Start Home-based Visitor

JOB CLASSIFICATION:  Non-Exempt

RATE OF PAY: Starting at $12.20 per hour

NUMBER OF HOURS PER WEEK:  40

NUMBER OF MONTHS PER YEAR:  12 months

LOCATION:   Main Office North Tazewell

DUTIES:  The Home-based Visitor works with all staff and parents to maintain a quality program.  Plans and implements home visits to help the parents enhance the child’s learning experience which stimulates social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development. Develops family partnerships, strengthen and supports the family and helps the family acquire new skills.  This position requires regular attendance and punctuality as an essential part of the job function;

EDUCATION:  Must have a minimum of a home-based CDA credential or comparable credential, or equivalent coursework as part of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree; and demonstrate competency to plan and implement home-based learning experiences that ensure effective implementation of the home visiting curriculum and promote children’s progress across the standards described in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework; Ages Birth to Five, including for children with disabilities and dual language learners, as appropriate, and to build respectful, culturally responsive, and trusting relationships with families; Must have knowledge of community resources and the skills to link families with appropriate agencies and services; Must be able to accept responsibility to organize and work without constant supervision; Must be proficient in oral and written skills; 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;

ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS: Must have a valid driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record and access to personal automobile with up-to-date liability insurance; Will need to possess or be willing to secure First Aid and CPR certifications;

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must get TB screening or PPD, Physical, Fingerprinting, CPS, DMV, Criminal Record check, pre-employment drug screening and have satisfactory reference checks;

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

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

HOW TO APPLY:   If you are a staff person, please send email of interest to chris.thompson@clinchvalleycaa.org or ssmith@clinchvalleycaa.org.   if you are an intern, current or former Head Start parent, active volunteer, please complete employment application located on the Y: drive or get one at the front desk or the website at www.clinchvalleycaa.org;

DEADLINE: E-mails or phone messages will be accepted through December 4, 2020, 12:00 noon or until such position is filled.

BSW Coach

JOB CLASSIFICATION:  Non-Exempt, Full-time

RATE OF PAY:  $14.49 per hour with Bachelor’s Degree

NUMBER OF HOURS PER WEEK:  40 hours per week

NUMBER OF MONTHS PER YEAR:  12 months

LOCATION:  Assigned to Apache Run Head Start Center in Max Meadows

This position is considered a “Lower Risk” for the COVID-19 standards.

DUTIES: The Coach has a three-fold area of responsibility:  1) Coaching responsibilities include assessing all education staff to identify strengths, areas of needed support for which staff would benefit from coaching, including opportunities to be observed and receive feedback and modeling of effective teacher practices directly related to program performance goals; provides opportunities for education staff not identified for intensive coaching through the process to receive other forms of research-based professional development aligned with program performance goals; ensures that intensive coaching opportunities align with the program’s school readiness goals, curricula, and other approaches to professional development; provides input into the programs overall T/TA and Coaching Plans; 2) School readiness responsibilities include helping to ensure an on-going educational program that meets the educational, transitional, and developmental needs of individual pre-school age children, infants, toddlers and pregnant women; and 3) Wellness responsibilities that include developing and overseeing wellness programs and initiatives. When Head Start and Early Head Start programs focus on staff well-being, staff are better able to provide the care and nurturing that children need to thrive.  As much as subject-matter educators shape a child’s mind, school wellness efforts shape employees’ and child’s health and wellness and teaches them how to make healthy lifestyle choices.   Programs can help staff feel valued through access to wellness programs, reflective supervision, and other workplace supports;

EDUCATION: *A minimum of a baccalaureate degree in early childhood education or a baccalaureate degree in a related field with coursework at least equivalent to as associate’s degree in early childhood education;

*A related degree (other than early childhood) may include Interdisciplinary Studies, Human Development, Child and Family Development or Psychology;

*Coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education includes, but is not limited to, courses that focus on child development, early childhood education, early childhood curriculum (as a whole or by domain such as math, science, or literacy), early childhood teaching/instruction, child assessment, psychology, family development, health and physical development, mathematics, science, and children’s literature. Such courses may be offered in various departments, such as education, home economics, music, art, library sciences, physical education and recreation, psychology, human services, family studies, and others.)

*Candidate must have experience teaching in a preschool classroom utilizing a structured curriculum and assessment measures and experience with adult learners;

*Must hold or obtain CLASS reliability certification:

*Understands social and economic background and developmental needs of children and families; *Demonstrates knowledge of overall Head Start goals and philosophy;

*Exhibits effective interpersonal and communication skills;

*Experience with creating healthy lifestyles;

*Ability to assess individual stages of staff social, emotional, and physical health;

*Has good computer skills;

*Maintains confidentiality;

*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.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE/CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES: Prefer individual to have First Aid/CPR certifications;

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, sitting, 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, 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 or ssmith@clinchvalleycaa.org.  .

If you are a current employee with CVCA, submit your interest to chris.thompson@clinchvalleycaa.org or ssmith@clinchvalleycaa.org.

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

CVCA is currently accepting resumes and applications for the above positions.  Applications (click on link above, print, and complete) can be submitted by mail to the address listed in the job posting. 

  • 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.