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:  Community Educator for Family Crisis Services Program

JOB CLASSIFICATION:  Non-Exempt

RATE OF PAY: $11.38 hr. – $14.01 hr.

NUMBER OF HOURS PER WEEK:  40

NUMBER OF MONTHS PER YEAR:  12 months

LOCATION:   Main Office

DUTIES:  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, Physical, 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/e-mails will be accepted is August 16 2019, 12:00 noon, or until position is filled.

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

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Job Postings

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Head Start Center Aide/Bus Driver/Family Service Advocate

JOB CLASSIFICATION:  Non-Exempt

RATE OF PAY: $9.98 hr. – $12.29 hr.

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

NUMBER OF MONTHS PER YEAR:  10 months

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

DUTIES:  The Center Aide/Bus Driver/Family Service Advocate is responsible for providing support to classroom staff, working with families, and/or conducting bus routes 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.  S/He 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 individual is responsible for building strong, nurturing relationships with the families of enrolled children to identify barriers to self-sufficiency. Using the Family Partnership Agreement, this individual assists families set goals to ensure independence from public assistance. S/He facilitates the use of resources and serves as a source of support.  S/He is responsible for recruiting children to the program. This position requires regular attendance and punctuality as an essential part of the job function.

EDUCATION:  Staff who work directly with families on the family partnership process hired after November 7, 2016, have within eighteen months of hire, at a minimum, a credential or certification in social work, human services, family services, counseling or a related field.  Prefer experience (day care, parenting, working with pre-school children in camp, church settings, or other) 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 skills; Good computer skills. 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.

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/Application/Resume’/In Person/Mail).

DEADLINE: Last date applications/e-mails will be accepted is Friday, August 9, 2019, 12:00 noon, or until such time the position is filled.

CONTACT INFORMATION:  Please submit e-mail with application/resume’ to chris.thompson@clinchvalleycaa.org, or mail to CVCA, P.O. Box 188, North Tazewell, VA  24630.  

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:  PT Family Service Advocate with 3 or more classrooms (Wythe County)

JOB CLASSIFICATION:  Non-Exempt

RATE OF PAY:  $10.53 per hour

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

NUMBER OF MONTHS PER YEAR:  10 months

LOCATION:   Currently assigned to Apache Run Head Start Center, but subject to change.

DUTIES:  The Family Service Advocate is responsible for building strong, nurturing relationships with the families of enrolled children to identify barriers to self-sufficiency.  Using the Family Partnership Agreement, the Family Service Advocate assists families to set goals to ensure independence from public assistance.  This individual facilitates the use of resources and serves as a source of support and is responsible for recruiting children into the program.  Regular attendance and punctuality is an essential job function.

EDUCATION:  Must have, within 18 months of hire, at a minimum, a credential or certification in social work, human services, family services, counseling or a related field. 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. 

ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATION: Must possess a CDL or secure a CDL within 90 days of hire. Must possess or secure First Aid/CPR Certification.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must get TB screening, Physical, CPS, DMV, Criminal Record  check, must be proficient in English, Valid Driver’s License.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Ability to lift minimum number of 50 pounds.

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

HOW TO APPLY:   E-Mail

DEADLINE: August 12, 2019, Noon

CONTACT INFORMATION:  Please submit e-mail to chris.thompson@clinchvalleycaa.org.

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:  FCS Crisis Advocate

JOB CLASSIFICATION:  Non-Exempt, Full-Time

RATE OF PAY:  Starting at $12.46 per hour

NUMBER OF HOURS PER WEEK:  32 hours (Weekend – Saturday, Sunday, and Monday)

NUMBER OF MONTHS PER YEAR:  12 months

LOCATION:   Tazewell County

DUTIES: The Crisis Advocate is responsible for case management/assessment, advocacy and peer counseling for individuals and families experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault. 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 agency hotline, educating clients about dynamics of domestic violence and sexual assault and options/resources available, and meeting ROMA goals. Attendance and punctuality are essential functions of the job.

EDUCATION: 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;  Management and supervisory skills necessary and must maintain confidentiality. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and possess the ability to cross-communicate among diverse groups and facilitate problem resolution; 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 CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES: Must have a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record;  Must be willing to attend overnight or out-of-town travel;

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must submit to Child Protective Services check, Department of Motor Vehicle check, Criminal Background check;

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must be able to lift 25 lbs. and this position may require constant or extensive standing, walking, bending, stooping, reaching, hearing, speaking, seeing, 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;  For volunteers and interns, please submit application to chris.thompson@clinchvalleycaa.org;

DEADLINE: Applications/e-mails will be accepted through July 26, 2019, 12:00 noon, or until position is filled.

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Head Start Center Aide/Bus Driver

JOB CLASSIFICATION:  Non-Exempt

RATE OF PAY: Starting at $8.98 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 Smyth County Head Start Center but subject to change at anytime

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/Application/Resume’/In Person/Mail)

DEADLINE: Last date applications/e-mails will be accepted is Friday, July 26, 2019, 12:00 noon, or until such time the position is filled.

CONTACT INFORMATION:  Please submit e-mail with application/resume’ to chris.thompson@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.

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POSITION:                             Behavioral/Mental Health Services Coordinator

JOB CLASSIFICATION:       Non-Exempt, Full-time, 12 months

RATE OF PAY:                      $16.18 hr. – $19.92 hr.

LOCATION:                           Tazewell County

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Behavioral/Mental Health Services Coordinator is responsible for planning and administering the mental health program services for children and families.  This position will involve working collaboratively with parents, staff, and Mental Health professionals and the larger community in the delivery of services.  Services must be coordinated with staff in other program areas and must include ongoing assessment of the quality of services provided.  Planning and administration of the mental health services must be individualized for children and families.  Works toward ROMA goals;

EDUCATION:

QUALIFICATIONS: 

*Individual must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Human Services, or a related field.  If an individual holds a Bachelor’s Degree in an area other than Psychology or Counseling, he/she must be QMHP certified;

*Prefer experience with young children in a school based setting;

*Prefer knowledge of the Head Start Program Performance Standards and the Head Start philosophy of working with children and families;

*Competencies include effective and nurturing teacher-child interactions, curricula implementation and use of assessments, and promotion of children’s progress (Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework:  Ages Birth to Five 45 CFR 1302.91(e)(5);

*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; and

*Experience successfully working with a culturally diverse staff and clients; Must be able enter and exit a vehicle without assistance, and withstand exposure to adverse weather conditions.

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: June 7, 2019,  by noon; or until position is filled.

CONTACT INFORMATION:  Please submit e-mail with application/resume’ to chris.thompson@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;

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