Job Opportunities

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 OPENINGS

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:  Family Service Advocate with 2 classrooms

JOB CLASSIFICATION:  Non-Exempt

RATE OF PAY:  $10.57 per hour

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

NUMBER OF MONTHS PER YEAR:  10 months

LOCATION:   Currently assigned to McCready 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: September 15, 2020, Noon, or until such time the position is filled.

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

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:
  VHCVP (Section 8) Inspector

JOB CLASSIFICATION:  Non-Exempt, Full-time

RATE OF PAY:  $11.43 hr. – $14.07 hr.

NUMBER OF HOURS PER WEEK:  40 hours per week

NUMBER OF MONTHS PER YEAR:  12 months

LOCATION:  Main Office

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

DUTIES: The primary duty of a Section 8 inspector to identify issues or concerns that may be in violation of the programWhile inspecting the interior and exterior areas of a property, he completes a form to determine if the property meets criteria established by HUD. Safety and security are major concerns. This individual works with low-income families and individuals by assisting with rental subsidy in a professional and non-judgmental manner.  Inspects the interior and exterior living spaces of family dwellings; identifies and notes violations.  Employee documents on-site visitations, denoting failed areas and recommended courses of corrective action.  Conducts follow-up inspections to monitor compliance.  Confers with property owners and tenants concerning alternative methods for correcting violations and resource area to contact for financial assistance. This position will be required to attend training. Attendance is a mandatory job function;

EDUCATION/Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Knowledge of basic building construction and housing quality standards as set by Virginia Housing Development Authority. 
  • Possess good computer skills and able to use Microsoft Office software.
  • Ability to recognize and assess clients’ needs.
  • Ability to plan, manage and coordinate job activities.
  • Ability to compose letters and complete forms and documents.
  • Ability to make decisions independently by applying policies, rules and regulations.
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations. 
  • Required to travel out of the service area and overnight for extended periods of time. 
  • Will be required to have a valid Virginia driver’s license.
  • 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 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 and carry 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 the parent of a current or former Head Start parent, or volunteer with CVCA, please submit application to CVCA, P.O. Box 188, North Tazewell, VA 24630 or e-mail to Chris Thompson chris.thompson@clinchvalleycaa.org or Shelia Smith ssmith@clinchvalleycaa.org.   If you are a current employee, submit your interest to chris.thompson@clinchvalleycaa.org or ssmith@clinchvalleycaa.org.

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:  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:   Russell County

DUTIES: :    The Sexual Assault Advocate is responsible for case management/assessment, advocacy and peer counseling for individuals and families experiencing 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 sexual assault 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, sitting, 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 cthompson@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 cthompson@clinchvalleycaa.org or Shelia Smith ssmith@clinchvalleycaa.org.

DEADLINE: August 19, 2020, by close of business or until the position is filled;

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:  Head Start Teacher (Tazewell County)

JOB CLASSIFICATION:  Non-Exempt, Full-time

RATE OF PAY:  $15.59 per hour with Bachelor’s Degree, $13.42 with Associates Degree

NUMBER OF HOURS PER WEEK:  40 hours per week

NUMBER OF MONTHS PER YEAR:  10 months

LOCATION:  Currently assigned to Camp Joy Head Start Center, but subject to change

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, 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 the parent of a current or former Head Start parent, or volunteer with CVCA, please submit application to CVCA, P.O. Box 188, North Tazewell, VA 24630 or e-mail to Chris Thompson chris.thompson@clinchvalleycaa.org or Shelia Smith ssmith@clinchvalleycaa.org.   If you are a current employee, submit your interest to chris.thompson@clinchvalleycaa.org or ssmith@clinchvalleycaa.org;

DEADLINE: August 10 2020, by noon.

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:  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.

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