Job Opportunities

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Please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to careers@nvfs.org. You will receive a confirmation of your submission when you apply by email. The Hiring Manager will contact you directly to schedule an interview if your qualifications and experience appear to be a suitable match and you are selected for an interview. If you do not see a position that is right for you at this time, we hope you will revisit us to learn about future opportunities.

Current Openings

Teacher

This is a full-time, benefited position.
Location: Arlington VA

Teachers are the heart of this program. Each classroom is covered by two teaching staff and consists of approximately 16 children. The Teacher is the primary teacher in the classroom and will provide direction to the Associate Teacher. She/he will be responsible for overall development and implementation of curriculum and individual child curriculum plans; oversee child outcomes; and take lead in parent teacher conferences. The Teacher directs daily program activities that provide a safe and nurturing environment for young children ages six weeks to three years old which encourage social, emotional, physical and cognitive development in a manner that meets all applicable local, state and federal standards. Ensure health and safety of all children.

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NVFS’ Head Start center in Arlington has 12 classrooms and provides care for 204 children year-round. It offers a full year, high quality, developmentally appropriate, and fun learning environment for qualifying and income-eligible families with children from three to five years of age. Head Start is the most successful, longest-running, national school readiness program in the United States. It provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. Pre-school aged children have benefited from Head Start through the development of their early reading and math skills they need to be successful in school.

Teachers are the heart of this program. Each classroom is covered by two teaching staff and consists of approximately 16 children. The Teacher is the primary teacher in the classroom and will provide direction to the Associate Teacher. She/he will be responsible for overall development and implementation of curriculum and individual child curriculum plans; oversee child outcomes; and take lead in parent teacher conferences. The Teacher directs daily program activities that provide a safe and nurturing environment for young children ages six weeks to three years old which encourage social, emotional, physical and cognitive development in a manner that meets all applicable local, state and federal standards. Ensure health and safety of all children.

Job duties will include:

  • Conduct activities that encourage social, emotional, physical and cognitive development and school readiness in a manner that meets all applicable local, state, and federal standards.
  • Develop and implement daily lesson plans and individualized development plans using the designated curriculum and philosophy.
  • Using best practices create developmentally appropriate indoor and outdoor activities with consideration for child’s social/emotional development and/or disabilities. Activities should be designed to further develop the children’s interests, critical thinking, and readiness skills.
  • Update classroom environment to ensure it is appropriate with lesson plans and that classroom suits children’s changing needs.
  • Administer developmental screening and ongoing assessments according to procedures including the ASQ, ASQ-SE and DECA, utilizing input from parents and teachers.   For children age 3 to 5, recording children’s progress and outcomes in all domains as required by HS performance standards. Use results to develop children’s Individual Developmental Plans.
  • Maintain documentation of child’s growth and development through written observations, including child’s ongoing developmental successes and challenges.
  • Create and maintain a positive working relationship with parents, providing regular feedback on child’s ongoing developmental successes and challenges.

Education and experience required:

  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from an accredited college or university
  • Fluency in English required; bilingual skills (English/Spanish) preferred
  • Knowledge of infant and child development
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability and knowledge to interpret documents such as safety rules and policy and procedures manuals
  • Ability to lift a child up to 50 pounds
  • Successful completion of background checks is required upon hire

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a person so classified.

This is a full-time, benefited position located in Arlington, VA.

Contact:
Careers@nvfs.org

Training Coordinator

This is a full-time, benefited position.
Location: Vienna VA

Training Futures prepares low-income, unemployed or under paid individuals to make the move from dead-end jobs or sporadic employment to stable, professional office careers which provide livable wages, benefits and opportunities for professional and personal advancement. It is an innovative 6-month training program in a simulated office environment. The Training Futures curriculum teaches computer skills, business English/ math, keyboarding, filing, health information, medical terminology and professional/life management skills.

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The Training Coordinator is expected to manage the daily operations of the training site to ensure that program goals and contract objectives are met. This position is responsible for the management of the training staff and the development of the curriculum and training schedule. Curriculum development and trainee experience should support the concept of imaginal education and asset-based development.

 

Job duties include:

Staff Supervision and Development:

  • Identify and fulfill staffing needs; prepare and conduct timely staff performance evaluations; approve timesheets, leave and reimbursement requests, provide and schedule ongoing staff meetings and training to enable direct service staff to deliver client service effectively.
  • Provide support to assigned Workforce Development Specialist for the successful completion of the administrative assignments such as:
    • Intake—processing of trainee application, community outreach
    • Job Development–identification of opportunities for internships and employment of graduates
    • Volunteer Coordination—scheduling and engagement of volunteers

Program Activities:

  • Training Cycle:
  • Manage the intake process including community outreach, database maintenance, and collaboration activities with community agencies regarding client/trainee support.
  • Develop professional working relationship with trainees and provide support to move them toward completion and graduation, including direct supervision of 8-12 trainees.
  • Coordinate and manage details and logistics of program events including graduation, clothing closet, job fairs, practice interviews, etc.
  • Curriculum Development:
  • Create training schedule in accordance with the objectives of the program. Assign training schedule and involve Trainers in various program events and projects.
  • Actively search, creatively design and implement effective methods to educate, enhance and recognize performance of trainees.
  • Assess success of established training modules for adjustment and development of training plans.
  • Manage office/training supplies, textbook inventory, and office equipment.
  • Marketing and Community Outreach/Partnerships:
  • Implement marketing strategy of the program to include recruitment of resources, identification of opportunities for internships and employment of graduates, ongoing support of graduates to find and maintain employment, and increase support from community and employers.
  • Oversee relations with landlord and facility maintenance.
  • Prepare narrative and statistical reports to the Agency and contract monitors to help measure program effectiveness.

Education and experience required:

  • Education requirements will be determined by whether the curriculum assigned is an accredited vs. non-accredited course:
    • Bachelor’s degree in related field
    • Master’s degree in related field
  • At least two (2) years’ experience providing direct supervision of staff
  • Prefer four (5) years related work experience in workforce development, adult education training, curriculum design or program management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a person so classified.

Contact:
careers@nvfs.org

Employment Specialist

This is a full-time, benefited position.
Location: Woodbridge VA

The Employment Specialist will work to reduce barriers and create employment opportunities for a high-barrier population. The position will conduct outreach to identify appropriate work opportunities for clients and build mutually beneficial relationships with employers. In addition, the Employment Specialist will work one-on-one with clients to conduct career assessments, encourage and coach clients towards work opportunities and make recommendations. Additionally, the Employment Specialist will work with volunteer groups to organize and conduct professional development workshops for clients.

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Job duties include:

  • Identify employers and conduct outreach based on the specific job needs of clients; Build and maintain relationships with employers to understand job specification and work culture.
  • Refer appropriate participants to potential employers for consideration for job openings.
  • Organize on-site interview events for employment partners.
  • Conduct one-on-one job counseling sessions with clients to find gainful employment:
    • Understand and assess client background, skills, interests, challenges, barriers, and what they are currently doing to find employment.
    • Match client skill set with available job opportunities.
    • Assist clients in job search and application process.
  • Coordinate community and corporate volunteer groups to conduct professional development workshops on various employment topics.
  • Maintain records of client progress and participation.
  • Participate in regular supervision with Program Director by providing regular updates.
  • Maintain employment and employer records in accordance with program requirements and NVFS guidelines.
  • Maintain current level of knowledge of curriculum content, program software, and other information on job development programs and initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and experience required:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferred
  • At least two (2) years’ experience in related field such as coaching, employee development, workforce development or proven success building relationships in the business community
  • Experience serving high-barrier populations or non-English speaking and low literacy adults
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a person so classified.

Contact:
careers@nvfs.org

Shelter Director

This is a full-time, benefited position.
Location: Woodbridge VA

The Shelter Director manages the daily operations of their department unit which identify and assess client and family needs; supervise case management and support staff; coordinate service delivery to ensure that client needs, program goals and contract objectives are effectively met. This position provides supervision and oversight of the shelter program ensuring coordination among NVFS programs and community partners. The incumbent works collaboratively with the Residential Coordinator and Resident Assistants to ensure the safety and security of the program and its clients.

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The Shelter Director will work as a part of the shelter’s 24 hour on-call system. This position will be familiar with and will stay abreast of changes with the local, state and federal regulations that govern these programs. The Shelter Director will ensure that the programs are working to reduce shelter stays and operate a Rapid Rehousing model approach in the program’s service delivery.

Job responsibilities will include:

  • Identify and fulfill staffing needs; provide ongoing staff supervision and training to enable direct service staff to deliver client service effectively.
  • Ensure proper client to staff ratio and monitors case files for quality and completeness.
  • Assign cases to direct service staff, coordinate service delivery, and day-to-day operations of the shelter program.
  • Monitors client cases from initial referral through discharge, promoting efficient and effective client services and administration.
  • Conduct assessments, and provide case management services to clients enabling them to develop self-sufficiency skills and provide appropriate linkage to support and community services.
  • Ensure that service delivery is performed according to and within the NVFS mission, policy/statewide directive/procedural directions/case management model, COA standards, and contractual requirements.
  • Prepare narrative and statistical reports measuring program effectiveness.
  • Responsible for goals and objectives of contract for programs; includes NVFS outcomes and reporting.
  • Act as liaison with community, civic, and business groups on behalf of coordinated assessment and rapid re-housing programs; participates in appropriate community task force committees; develops and monitors public relations within the scope of Agency mission and goals.
  • Participate in grant writing and revenue solicitations as needed.

Education and experience required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university required, Master’s preferred.
  • At least two (2) years related work experience in case management and working with families.
  • At least one (1) year experience providing direct supervision of staff.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Clean DMV record.
  • May be called upon to work beyond normal working hours.
  • Successful completion of background checks is required upon hire, including TB test

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a person so classified.

Contact:
careers@nvfs.org

Bus Driver

This is a full-time, benefited position located at George Mason Head Start Center in Arlington, VA.
Location: Arlington VA

NVFS’ Head Start center at George Mason offers a high-quality, developmentally appropriate, and fun learning environment for qualifying and income-eligible families with children from three to five years of age.

The Bus Driver is mainly responsible for safely transporting children from home to preschool and back following assigned routes and schedule. This is a full-time split shift position that is combined with a 3.5 hour classroom aide position unless specifically designated as a part time or temporarily hourly position. As a representative of NVFS Head Start, the incumbent serves as an advocate for child safety.

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Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Drive school bus to designated locations
  • Complete bus safety checks before leaving the parking lot daily and complete safety checks when buses return and children have departed
  • Maintain cleanliness of buses and checks gas, oil, and water daily; report any needed repairs immediately to the Center Manager or designee
  • May be selected to drive on field trips or other designated agency activities
  • File all required reports and receipts
  • Complies with all laws and regulations pertaining to the operations of a school bus in the state of VA and under HS performance standards; observe posted speed limits at all times and immediately report any accident or damage to the vehicle to the center manager
  • Report any concerns about children to Assistant Center Manager, Center Manager, Family Advocate(s), or Teacher(s)

Education and experience required:

  • High School diploma
  • Clean DMV record
  • Valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) from the state in which the driver resides that is specific to school bus licensure
  • Current Department of Transportation Medical Card
  • At least one (1) year experience working with and/or transporting children ages 3-5 preferred
  • Oral and written proficiency in English, with ability to interpret documents such as safety rules and policy and procedures manuals
  • Bus safety training and excellent customer service
  • Familiarity with Arlington County roadways and traffic patterns
  • Successful completion of background checks required upon hire (including drug testing, TB test and physical exam)
Contact:
careers@nvfs.org

Clinical Case Manager

This is a full-time, benefited position located in Falls Church, VA.
Location: Falls Church VA

The Clinical Case Manager provides intensive clinical case management to clients at the Multicultural Center (MC) who are typically immigrants and refugees exposed to traumatic experiences to ensure their comprehensive needs are met, including social, medical, psychological, spiritual, and legal. The Case Manager works with a team that supports the goal of moving clients towards greater self-reliance. The Case Manager will also serve an advocate and liaison on behalf of client.

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The Clinical Case Manager provides intensive clinical case management to clients at the Multicultural Center (MC) who are typically immigrants and refugees exposed to traumatic experiences to ensure their comprehensive needs are met, including social, medical, psychological, spiritual, and legal. The Case Manager works with a team that supports the goal of moving clients towards greater self-reliance. The Case Manager will also serve an advocate and liaison on behalf of client. All NVFS employees are expected to demonstrate the organizational values and sensitivity to the diversity of the organization’s client base.

The Multicultural Center provides multicultural mental health, clinical case management and legal services to address the needs of low-income, English-limited immigrants, asylees, and refugees for whom existing services are inaccessible due to language and cultural barriers. Clients include individuals from all cultural and ethnic groups whose mental health and socio-economic stability is compromised as a result of trauma, poverty, chronic stress, and other challenges posed by the process of cultural adjustment. Trauma informed services are provided by bilingual, bicultural counselors, therapists, clinical case managers and attorneys.

Job duties include:

  • Conduct initial clinical assessment to determine eligibility for program services, including developing initial diagnoses utilizing current DSM and creating reports for all MC referrals.
  • Conduct comprehensive case management assessment to determine individual client strengths, needs, resources and support systems.
  • Manage caseload of approximately 60 client cases per year; manage development of a client-centered treatment and service plans based on information gathered during assessments, consultations, and evaluations.
  • Provide strengths-based trauma-informed counseling to clients and implement treatment plan with goal of removing barriers to self-sufficiency.
  • Complete appropriate documentation of services provided using ETO or other NVFS-approved software.
  • Research and coordinate internal and external resources and link client with community providers to provide collaborative services.
  • Actively participate in training and case consultation sessions with treatment team including presentations of cases.
  • Develop and facilitate client cultural orientation and education programs.
  • Clinical supervision towards LCSW licensure available to eligible candidates.

Education and experience required:

  • Master’s degree in social work or related field required from an accredited college or university
  • Two (2) years of experience providing case management in human services environment required
  • 1-2 years of experience working with torture survivors, immigrants, refugees and or/other trauma survivors, preferred
  • Fluency in Spanish or Arabic preferred
  • Ability to develop client relationships that facilitate effective assessment and delivery of services that supports client self-sufficiency
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Successful completion of background checks required upon hire

 

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all

This is a full-time, benefited position located in Falls Church, VA.

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Bilingual Mental Health Counselor

This is a temporary, full-time or part-time position located in Alexandria, VA.
Location: Alexandria VA

As part of the Perinatal Maternal Mental Health Project, the Mental Health Counselor provides short-term, in-home, culturally- and linguistically- appropriate mental health services to participant mothers in Healthy Families who screen at-risk for depression. The Mental Health Counselor works in coordination with Healthy Families staff to provide families with an integrated system of supportive services to ameliorate the risk of depression and its potentially negative effect on maternal and child health. The Mental Health Counselor also facilitates consultative and case staffing services for Healthy Families staff regarding mutual clients.

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As part of the nationwide Healthy Families America initiative of Prevent Child Abuse America, the Healthy Families program of Northern Virginia Family Service offers comprehensive support and guidance, through home visitation, to vulnerable parents. The mission of Healthy Families is to promote healthy prenatal outcomes, enhance the development of very young children, and promote healthy family functioning.

As part of the Perinatal Maternal Mental Health Project, the Mental Health Counselor provides short-term, in-home, culturally- and linguistically- appropriate mental health services to participant mothers in Healthy Families who screen at-risk for depression. The Mental Health Counselor works in coordination with Healthy Families staff to provide families with an integrated system of supportive services to ameliorate the risk of depression and its potentially negative effect on maternal and child health. The Mental Health Counselor also facilitates consultative and case staffing services for Healthy Families staff regarding mutual clients.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Provide individual, culturally- and linguistically- appropriate therapeutic services for pregnant and parenting mothers in the Healthy Families program who screen at-risk for depression.
  • Facilitate group case staffing sessions for Healthy Families teams in coordination with Mental Health Coordinator.
  • Ensure that service delivery is performed in accordance with the NVFS mission, agency policies and procedures, case management model, and project requirements.
  • Prepare narrative and statistical reports as required.
  • Perform other indirect service activities that may include: program development, community outreach, or Agency committee work.

Education and experience required:

  • Master’s degree in Counseling or Social Work from an accredited college or university required
  • At least one (1) year of post-graduate clinical experience with pregnant or parenting women and/or families with infants or young children
  • Fluency in Spanish and English required
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule to meet client needs
  • Experience providing services to immigrants and culturally diverse populations preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be comfortable working in undesirable home conditions
  • Must be able to travel to client homes to provide services
  • Successful completion of background checks required upon hire

 

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a person so classified.

This is a temporary, full-time or part-time position located in Oakton and Alexandria with an expected end date of 6/30/2018.

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Family Advocate

This is a full-time, benefited position.
Location: Woodbridge VA

Family Advocates provide case management and work closely with families to help parents focus on and encourage parental involvement to promote the child’s development, provide information on community resources. They reach out to recruit new families and ensure full enrollment. Creating and maintaining a positive working relationship with parents is the key to the success of a Family Advocate. The Family Advocate helps parents focus on promoting their child's development and encourage parental involvement. They are also responsible for helping the center comply with all Head Start performance standards that are related to families.

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Early Head Start is a federally funded community-based program serving low-income expectant mothers and families with infants and toddlers to age 3.   The mission of EHS is school readiness through the promotion of healthy prenatal outcomes, the enhancement of development of very young children, and the promotion of healthy family functioning.

Family Advocates provide case management and work closely with families to help parents focus on and encourage parental involvement to promote the child’s development, provide information on community resources. They reach out to recruit new families and ensure full enrollment. Creating and maintaining a positive working relationship with parents is the key to the success of a Family Advocate. The Family Advocate helps parents focus on promoting their child’s development and encourage parental involvement. They are also responsible for helping the center comply with all Head Start performance standards that are related to families.

 Job duties include:

  • Provide case management to families with children enrolled in the child development centers by maintaining Family Partnership Agreements through individual meetings and home visits; support parents in attaining their goals and achieving self-sufficiency.
  • Maintain documentation of health and well care records.
  • Enter data for record keeping and reporting to meet federal guidelines.
  • Recruit new families, ensure full enrollment and assist with maintaining waiting list ensuring that eligibility documentation, including medical and health records, is current and complete.
  • Create and maintain a positive working relationship with parents; provide regular feedback on child’s ongoing developmental successes and challenges and assist parents in taking an active part in parent training, volunteering in classrooms, parent groups and Policy Council; serve as liaison with parents when children are absent or ill.
  • Act as liaison between parents, Center Manager, teachers and community partners by providing feedback on parent issues and priorities.
  • Participate in regular supervision with supervisor by providing regular updates.
  • Maintain current level of knowledge on standards and other information on early childhood programs.

 

Education and experience required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field
  • Prefer one (1) year experience working with children aged 0-3 or aged 3-5, and families
  • Demonstrated written and spoken bilingual language skills in Spanish preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule to meet client needs – occasional evenings and weekends
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Successful completion of background checks is required upon hire, including TB test and physical exam

 

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person so classified. 

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Bilingual Youth Counselor

This is a full-time, benefited position located in Oakton, VA.
Location: Oakton VA

The Youth Counselor will work with referred youths’ parents or guardians to increase effective communication and appropriate limit-setting, provide education about the signs of gang involvement or other negative behaviors, and provide information about the ways families can support their children so that they are less vulnerable to gang involvement and other unhealthy relationships. Referrals for any needed services are provided, ensuring that families are connected to a supportive network and formal and informal resources in their community.

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The mission of NVFS is to empower individuals and families to improve their quality of life, and to promote community cooperation and support in responding to family needs. The IPE program serves youth ages 10-21 who are at risk for gang involvement, are currently gang involved, or have been victimized by gang violence. The Youth Counselor will provide short-term case management services to address youth’s unique gang-intervention (for example, safety planning on how to leave a gang safely or refusal and resistance skills training to resist recruitment efforts).

The Youth Counselor will work with referred youths’ parents or guardians to increase effective communication and appropriate limit-setting, provide education about the signs of gang involvement or other negative behaviors, and provide information about the ways families can support their children so that they are less vulnerable to gang involvement and other unhealthy relationships. Referrals for any needed services are provided, ensuring that families are connected to a supportive network and formal and informal resources in their community.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Conduct intake and short-term case management services to assigned case load in accordance with IPE Service Delivery Model, including assessment, goal plan development, and referral
  • Provide gang awareness education to referred youth and their parents
  • Provide life skills education and intervention in accordance with client’s goal plan and resource needs
  • Participate in planning and implementation of group-based activities for IPE clients
  • Initiate and maintain collaborative contact with other providers working with the youth and their family, including the referral source, and appropriate school personnel in order to effectively coordinate service delivery and monitor client’s progress towards goals
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with other community partners
  • Develop and implement plans to educate and increase gang awareness in the community
  • Prepare statistical and narrative reports as required

Education and experience required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, human services, or criminal justice from an accredited college or university
  • At least 2 years related direct service experience in human services, youth development, case management, and / or working with at-risk youth
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of gang dynamics
  • Oral and written proficiency in English, with Spanish proficiency required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Clean DMV record; valid U.S. driver’s license and own/reliable transportation
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule; evening, weekend, and on-call availability required
  • Must be comfortable with undesirable home conditions
  • Successful completion of background checks required upon hire

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a person so classified.

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Bilingual Mental Health Counselor

This is a full-time, benefited position located at the Multicultural Center in Falls Church, VA.
Location: Falls Church VA

The Mental Health Counselor will provide therapy services to low-income individuals and families with multicultural backgrounds. Services may be provided within an NVFS or within an integrated community setting (schools, health clinic, child care center, job training site, shelter).

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The Multicultural Center of NVFS provides multicultural mental health, case management and legal services that address the needs of low-income, English-limited immigrants and refugees for whom existing services are inaccessible due to language and cultural barriers. Clients include individuals from all cultural and ethnic groups whose mental health and socio-economic stability is compromised as a result of trauma, poverty, chronic stress, and other tremendous challenges posed by the process of cultural adjustment Trauma informed services are provided by bilingual, bicultural counselors, therapists, case managers and attorneys.

 

The Mental Health Counselor will provide therapy services to low-income individuals and families with multicultural backgrounds. Services may be provided within an NVFS or within an integrated community setting (schools, health clinic, child care center, job training site, shelter).

Job duties include:

  • Provide individual, couples or family therapy services for a culturally diverse population.
  • Ensure that all necessary paperwork to initiate treatment is completed.
  • Administer/score outcome measures as specified by the program areas.
  • Complete appropriate documentation of services provided (e.g. progress notes, billing) using ETO or other NVFS-approved software.
  • Communicate patient progress as appropriate (i.e. have consent) to external parties (e.g. courts, parents, schools).
  • Coordinate the services provided within the treatment plan (e.g. case management, volunteers, psychiatry).
  • Conduct home visits, as appropriate, with parents to facilitate engagement in youth educational and mental health needs.
  • Develop group therapy curricula and facilitate therapeutic groups.
  • Perform other indirect service activities that may include: client’s needs assessment, advocacy, interpretation, client referral tracking.
  • Participate in regular supervision with Program Supervisor by providing regular updates.
  • Maintains files in accordance with program/licensing requirements and NVFS guidelines.

Education and experience required:

  • Master’s degree in Counseling or Clinical Social Work or a related field required
  • 1-2 years of post-graduate clinical experience is required in trauma focused psychotherapy such as: work with torture survivors; victims of sexual offenses, domestic violence or any other trauma survivors
  • Virginia Licensure or license eligible (LCSW, LPC) preferred
  • Fluency in Spanish and English required
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evening hours
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a person so classified.

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Housing Counselor II

This is a full-time, temporary position located in Fredericksburg, VA.
Location: VA

The Housing Counselor II will provide assistance in building client self-sufficiency around family systems, housing, budgeting, employment, educational training, health, and other human services, with an emphasis on long-term economic and housing stability in keeping with the Housing 1st goals. This position is based in Fredericksburg and will coordinate services with the Fredericksburg Continuum of Care (CoC). The program will be administered and overseen by NVFS leadership in Oakton, VA, in coordination with Fredericksburg CoC partners.

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Northern Virginia Family Service provides a comprehensive set of services designed to address the root cause of poverty and homelessness within the Northern Virginia area. Housing Counselors provide intake; coordinate and monitor the assessment, treatment/intervention planning process and follow-up for each client; serves as an advocate and liaison for and on behalf of client.

Job responsibilities will include:

  • Conduct comprehensive initial screening process to determine eligibility for program services, providing assessment, intake and enrollment where appropriate.
  • Manage a caseload of specific clients including developing Service Goal Plan, budgeting, and monitoring of client’s compliance with program rules.
  • Conduct and document client meetings to monitor progress.
  • Conduct phone follow-up after completion of the program.
  • Conduct outreach and establish network of community resources and services.
  • Make referrals to other services as needed and work with other community providers to provide collaborative services to clients.
  • Conduct unit inspections to ensure compliance with safety and federal/funder regulations.
  • Conduct and document home visits to document progress and ensure that clients still meet program guidelines and eligibility.
  • Process re-certifications as per funder’s requirements.
  • Outreach to landlords for mediation, negotiation, and tenant relations.
  • Monitor direct assistance that can be used for financial support, rent, utility, and security deposit payments.
  • Compile and prepare appropriate tenant/landlord contracts and landlord check request payments to ensure timely delivery.

 

Education and experience required:

  • Must have one of the following:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university with one (1) year of case management experience OR
    • Associate’s degree with at least two (2) years related work experience.
  • Housing Counselor Certification a plus
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule to meet client needs – occasional evenings and weekends
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Successful completion of background checks is required upon hire

 

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a person so classified.

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Immigration Attorney

This is a full-time, benefited position located at the Multicultural Center in Falls Church, VA.
Location: Falls Church VA

The Multicultural Human Services program of NVFS provides multicultural mental health, case management and legal services that address the needs of low-income, English-limited immigrants and refugees for whom existing services are inaccessible due to language and cultural barriers. Clients include individuals from all cultural and ethnic groups whose mental health and socio-economic stability is compromised as a result of trauma, poverty, chronic stress, and other tremendous challenges posed by the process of cultural adjustment. Trauma informed services are provided by bilingual, bicultural counselors, therapists, case managers and attorney/ accredited representatives. The Immigration Attorney represents low income, culturally diverse clients in humanitarian and family-based immigration cases.

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Job duties include:

  • Conduct initial phone intake and legal consultation to determine eligibility for program services
  • Prepare and submit immigration applications for the following:
    • Asylum, withholding of removal, Convention Against Torture claims
    • VAWA petitions, removal of condition waivers, and cancellation of removal
    • U visas
    • T visas
    • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
    • Naturalization
    • Adjustment of status
    • Family petitions
    • Consular processing
    • Temporary Protected Status/Deferred Enforced Departure
    • DACA
    • Waivers of inadmissibility
    • Additional benefits such as employment authorization documents, travel documents, renewal of permanent resident cards, Certificates of Citizenship, FOIAs , etc.
    • Other types of immigration cases as necessary
  • Represent clients before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Executive Office for Immigration Review, and the Board of Immigration Appeals; including attending immigration interviews, asylum interviews, immigration court hearings, and Infopass appointments
  • Perform administrative duties necessary to support legal representation (copying, filing, translating, etc.)
  • Ensure client fees are assessed and collected per retainer agreements
  • Maintain client database and files in accordance with program/legal requirements and NVFS guidelines
  • Comply with all legal ethical standards
  • Make internal and external referrals to other services within the Agency and community, and work with other NVFS staff to provide collaborative services to clients
  • Ensure operations and delivery of the legal services program is effective, efficient, and in compliance with all external regulatory standards and professional code of ethics
  • Keep informed of changing immigration laws and procedures
  • Assist in the development of grants or contract proposals and reporting
  • Conduct outreach, lead trainings and participate in networking activities to promote services and to learn about available resources; collaborate with other agencies to complement services
  • Maintain bar membership through continuing education

 Education and experience required:

  • JD required; must be a member of good standing of any U.S. Bar, with the Virginia Bar preferred
  • At least two (2) years of experience practicing immigration law; experience with asylum, SIJS, and domestic violence-related applications preferred
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred
  • Experience working with survivors of trauma preferred
  • Clean DMV record; valid U.S. driver’s license and own/reliable transportation
  • Ability to travel within Northern Virginia and Maryland
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Successful completion of background checks is required upon hire
  • May be called upon to work beyond normal working hours

 

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a person so classified.

Please send letter of intent and updated resume to Tandrea@nvfs.org.

Contact:
tandrea@nvfs.org

Housing Counselor II

This is a full-time, benefited position located in Manassas at the SERVE Emergency Family Shelter.
Location: Manassas VA

The Housing Counselor II will provide assistance in building client self-sufficiency around family systems, housing, budgeting, employment, educational training, health, and other human services, with an emphasis on long-term economic and housing stability in keeping with the Housing 1st goals. The Housing Counselor II could be assigned to residential or community based clients through the Northern Virginia region.

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Northern Virginia Family Service provides a comprehensive set of services designed to address the root cause of poverty and homelessness within the Northern Virginia area. Housing Counselors provide intake; coordinate and monitor the assessment, treatment/intervention planning process and follow-up for each client; serves as an advocate and liaison for and on behalf of client.

The Housing Counselor II will provide assistance in building client self-sufficiency around family systems, housing, budgeting, employment, educational training, health, and other human services, with an emphasis on long-term economic and housing stability in keeping with the Housing 1st goals. The Housing Counselor II could be assigned to residential or community based clients through the Northern Virginia region.

Job responsibilities will include:

  • Conduct comprehensive initial screening process to determine eligibility for program services, providing assessment, intake and enrollment where appropriate.
  • Manage a caseload of specific clients including developing Service Goal Plan, budgeting, and monitoring of client’s compliance with program rules.
  • Conduct and document client meetings to monitor progress.
  • Conduct phone follow-up after completion of the program.
  • Conduct outreach and establish network of community resources and services.
  • Make referrals to other services as needed and work with other community providers to provide collaborative services to clients.
  • Conduct unit inspections to ensure compliance with safety and federal/funder regulations.
  • Conduct and document home visits to document progress and ensure that clients still meet program guidelines and eligibility.
  • Process re-certifications as per funder’s requirements.
  • Outreach to landlords for mediation, negotiation, and tenant relations.
  • Monitor direct assistance that can be used for financial support, rent, utility, and security deposit payments.
  • Compile and prepare appropriate tenant/landlord contracts and landlord check request payments to ensure timely delivery.

 

Education and experience required:

  • Must have one of the following:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university with one (1) year of case management experience OR
    • Associate’s degree with at least two (2) years related work experience
  • Bilingual skills in Spanish preferred
  • Housing Counselor Certification a plus
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule to meet client needs – occasional evenings and weekends
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Successful completion of background checks is required upon hire

 

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a person so classified.

Contact:
careers@nvfs.org

Child Care Provider

This is a part-time, non-benefited position located in Arlington, VA.
Location: Arlington VA

Under direction of Center Manager, ensure safety of children, implement child activities, and supervise children. All NVFS employees are expected to demonstrate the organizational values and sensitivity to the diversity of the organization’s client base.

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Early Head Start is a federally funded community-based program serving low-income expectant mothers and families with infants and toddlers to age 3.   The mission of EHS is school readiness through the promotion of healthy prenatal outcomes, the enhancement of development of very young children, and the promotion of healthy family functioning.

Under direction of Center Manager, ensure safety of children, implement child activities, and supervise children. All NVFS employees are expected to demonstrate the organizational values and sensitivity to the diversity of the organization’s client base.

Job duties include:

  • Assists the Teacher in implementing classroom activities for each child in the class that provides a secure and enjoyable environment.
  • Organizes materials and furniture that supports active and quiet playtime and assists teacher in modifying the classroom to respond to individual children’s needs.
  • Supervises all children’s indoor and outdoor activities while incorporating positive guidance techniques.
  • Creates and maintains a positive working relationship with parents.
  • Participates in regular supervision with supervisor by providing regular updates.
  • Remains current on standards and other information on early childhood programs.

Education and experience required:

  • High School diploma. Encouraged to pursue further early childhood education
  • At least one (1) year experience working with or providing services to children (aged six weeks-11years) and families
  • Demonstrated written and spoken English fluency required. Bilingual language skills preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule: 5:30pm – 8:30/9:00pm on weekdays and occasional Saturdays
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Successful completion of background checks is required upon hire, including TB test and physical exam

 

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person so classified. 

Contact:
careers@nvfs.org

Development Specialist

This is a full-time, benefited position located in Oakton, VA.
Location: Oakton VA

The Development Specialist is responsible for managing the execution of NVFS’ development efforts, including the Road to Independence Gala silent auction, Bowl-a-thon, Back to School, Operation Turkey and Gifting for Families. Activities include recruitment of sponsors and attendees, marketing, logistics, and administration and the responsibility to raise budgeted revenue for assigned drives and events.

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Job Duties Include:

In-Kind Drives and Events Management

  • Serve as lead for execution of Back-To-School, Operation Turkey and Gifting for Families in-kind drives.
  • Coordinate and/or support agency events as assigned, including, but not limited to, Bowl-a-thon and Empty Bowls.
  • Identify and contact prospects who will provide sponsorships and monetary and in-kind donations for various drives and events.
  • Initiate the development and production of drives and events-related promotional collateral, including marketing materials, sponsorship forms, programs, etc.
  • Collaborate with volunteer engagement staff to identify roles and numbers of volunteers needed for successful execution of activities.
  • Provide in a timely manner all events-related monetary and in-kind donations information to the donor database administrator for accurate recording.
  • Track drive and event expenses and outcomes.
  • Respond to external inquiries regarding in-kind donations and drives.
  • Serve as department lead for responding to program department in-kind requests.

Gala Auction Management

  • Support volunteer work of Auction Committee, ensuring solicitation and securement are executed in timely manner.
  • Prepare and execute mass solicitation mailing for silent auction items for annual Road to Independence Gala. Conduct follow up via email and phone as necessary.
  • Ensure accurate and timely entry of auction donations into Greater Giving.
  • Develop and produce auction-related promotional materials from Greater Giving.
  • Oversee all activity related to mobile bidding pre and post Gala.
  • Track and analyze Gala auction data to determine effectiveness and make recommendations to maximize results.
  • Track Gala auction expenses.
  • Acknowledge silent auction donations.

Department Support

  • Conduct confidential donor and/or prospect research for new funding sources, using approved methods and public sources of information.
  • Represent the agency as a member of community events and initiatives as applicable.
  • Maintain files in accordance with department requirements and NVFS guidelines.
  • Maintain current level of knowledge of Agency programs and events.

 

Education and experience required:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • At least two years related experience in community outreach, fundraising and/or events
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; strong Excel skills required
  • Experience with data entry and website content editing preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to function independently and have flexibility
  • Personal integrity and confidentiality
  • Ability to establish and maintain successful professional and working relationships
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, quality focused, and able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Ability to respond to stressful situations in a professional manner
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action
  • May be called upon to work beyond normal working hours
  • Successful completion of background checks is required upon hire

 

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a person so classified.

Contact:
careers@nvfs.org

Family Advocate (Early Head Start)

This is a full-time, benefited position located in Sterling, VA.
Location: Woodbridge VA

Family Advocates provide case management and work closely with families to help parents focus on and encourage parental involvement to promote the child’s development, provide information on community resources. They reach out to recruit new families and ensure full enrollment. Creating and maintaining a positive working relationship with parents is the key to the success of a Family Advocate. The Family Advocate helps parents focus on promoting their child's development and encourage parental involvement. They are also responsible for helping the center comply with all Head Start performance standards that are related to families.

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Early Head Start is a federally funded community-based program serving low-income expectant mothers and families with infants and toddlers to age 3.   The mission of EHS is school readiness through the promotion of healthy prenatal outcomes, the enhancement of development of very young children, and the promotion of healthy family functioning.

Family Advocates provide case management and work closely with families to help parents focus on and encourage parental involvement to promote the child’s development, provide information on community resources. They reach out to recruit new families and ensure full enrollment. Creating and maintaining a positive working relationship with parents is the key to the success of a Family Advocate. The Family Advocate helps parents focus on promoting their child’s development and encourage parental involvement. They are also responsible for helping the center comply with all Head Start performance standards that are related to families.

Job duties include:

  • Provide case management to families with children enrolled in the child development centers by maintaining Family Partnership Agreements through individual meetings and home visits; support parents in attaining their goals and achieving self-sufficiency.
  • Maintain documentation of health and well care records.
  • Enter data for record keeping and reporting to meet federal guidelines.
  • Recruit new families, ensure full enrollment and assist with maintaining waiting list ensuring that eligibility documentation, including medical and health records, is current and complete.
  • Create and maintain a positive working relationship with parents; provide regular feedback on child’s ongoing developmental successes and challenges and assist parents in taking an active part in parent training, volunteering in classrooms, parent groups and Policy Council; serve as liaison with parents when children are absent or ill.
  • Act as liaison between parents, Center Manager, teachers and community partners by providing feedback on parent issues and priorities.
  • Participate in regular supervision with supervisor by providing regular updates.
  • Maintain current level of knowledge on standards and other information on early childhood programs.

Education and experience required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field
  • Prefer one (1) year experience working with children aged 0-3 or aged 3-5, and families
  • Demonstrated written and spoken bilingual language skills in Spanish or Arabic, preferred and may be required based on the position
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule to meet client needs – occasional evenings and weekends
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Successful completion of background checks is required upon hire, including TB test and physical exam

 

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person so classified. 

Contact:
Careers@nvfs.org

Primary Teacher (Early Head Start)

This is a full-time, benefited position located in Sterling, VA.
Location: Sterling VA

Teachers are the heart of this program. The Primary Teacher will direct daily program activities that provide a safe and nurturing environment for young children ages six weeks to three years old. Activities should encourage social, emotional, physical and cognitive development in a manner that meets all applicable local, state and federal standards. The Primary Teacher must also ensure health and safety of all children.

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Early Head Start (EHS) is a federally funded community-based program serving low-income expectant mothers and families with infants and toddlers ages 0 to 3. The mission of EHS is school readiness through the promotion of healthy prenatal outcomes, the enhancement of development of very young children, and the promotion of healthy family functioning.

Teachers are the heart of this program. The Primary Teacher will direct daily program activities that provide a safe and nurturing environment for young children ages six weeks to three years old. Activities should encourage social, emotional, physical and cognitive development in a manner that meets all applicable local, state and federal standards. The Primary Teacher must also ensure health and safety of all children.

Essential job responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement daily lesson plans and individualized development plans using the designated curriculum and philosophy
  • Create developmentally appropriate indoor and outdoor activities to further develop children’s interests, critical thinking, and school readiness skills with consideration for children’s social/emotional development and/or disabilities
  • Ensure classroom environment is appropriate and that it suits children’s changing needs
  • Administer developmental screenings and ongoing assessments according to ECD procedures utilizing input from parents and teachers
  • Maintain documentation of child’s growth and development through written observations, including child’s ongoing developmental successes and challenges
  • Create and maintain a positive working relationship with parents; provide regular feedback on child’s ongoing developmental successes and challenges
  • Ensure all children have daily health checks, implement procedures to prevent allergy exposures, maintain first aid supplies in classroom and on field trips, maintain daily lunch counts
  • Enter data for record keeping and reporting to meet federal guidelines and licensing requirements

Education and experience required:

  • Must already have or be able to earn an Infant/Toddler CDA within 18 months of hire
  • Two (2) years of experience working with children aged 0-3
  • Oral and written proficiency in English required; bilingual skills a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to lift a child up to 50 pounds
  • Must be comfortable coming into contact with sick children and taking care of toileting demands of children
  • Successful completion of background checks is required upon hire, including TB test and physical exam

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person so classified. 

Contact:
careers@nvfs.org

Education & Disabilities Coordinator

This is a full-time, benefited position located in Arlington, VA.
Location: Arlington VA

The Coordinator monitors program staff, early childhood education classrooms and home visiting practices related to early childhood education and disabilities. Incumbent oversees curriculum implementation and develops action plans and trainings to improve child outcomes. The Coordinator is responsible for ensuring program quality in the early childhood education in EHS and HS classrooms and home based programs.

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Early Head Start (EHS) is a federally funded community-based program serving low-income expectant mothers and families with infants and toddlers ages 0 to 3. The mission of EHS is school readiness through the promotion of healthy prenatal outcomes, the enhancement of development of very young children, and the promotion of healthy family functioning.

Head Start is the most successful, longest-running, national school readiness program in the United States. It provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. Pre-school aged children have benefited from Head Start through the development of their early reading and math skills they need to be successful in school.

Job duties include:

Client Service Delivery:    

  • Monitors implementation of early childhood curriculum, ensures quality of instruction in classrooms, oversees fidelity of curriculum implementation and early childhood home-based program delivery through direct observation and ongoing monitoring.
  • Analyze data for child outcomes to ensure Early Childhood Education approach is appropriate, functional and successful.
  • Establish Local Education Agency (LEA) Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding with local Early Intervention Programs (Infant Toddler Connection).
  • Establish regularly scheduled meetings with representatives of Local Education Agencies and Early Intervention Programs. May delegate attendance to those meetings.
  • Monitor referrals and individualized services for children with disabilities. Monitor implementation of service plans for children with disabilities.
  • Review individual plans for children with disabilities to accomplish the following:
    • provide recommendations and feedback division program management team
    • review and monitor child outcomes, developing action plans when appropriate
  • Assist with Service Area training activities, which involve the design of training plans and procurement of appropriate classroom materials.
  • When appropriate, provide direct services in the absence of direct service staff.

 

Compliance and Reporting Requirements:

  • Ensure that service delivery is performed according to and within the NVFS mission, policy/statewide directive/procedural directions/case management model, COA standards, NAEYC, HF accreditation, and contractual requirements, licensing requirements and performance standards.
  • Prepare monthly monitoring report addressing compliance with Head Start and Early Head Start Education and Early Childhood Development Services.
  • Responsible for goals and objectives of contract for programs; includes NVFS outcomes and reporting.
  • Enter data for record keeping and reporting to meet federal guidelines.

Meeting and Community Outreach/Resource Participation:

  • Act as liaison with community, civic, and business groups on behalf of program; participate in appropriate community task force committees; develop and monitor public relations within the scope of Agency mission and goals.

 

Education and experience required:

  • Must have one of the following:
    • Master’s degree in Early Education or Special Education from an accredited college or university with a zero to five years age focus OR
    • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education with Infant/toddler development certification.
  • Three (3) years classroom related experience preferred
  • Must have some experience working with infants, toddlers/ preschoolers with disabilities and their families.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Successful completion of background checks is required upon hire, including TB test and physical exam

 

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person so classified. 

Contact:
careers@nvfs.org

Housing Counselor II

This is a full time, benefited position located in Falls Church at the Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter.
Location: Falls Church VA

The Housing Counselor II will provide assistance in building client self-sufficiency around family systems, housing,
budgeting, employment, educational training, health, and other human services, with an emphasis on long-term
economic and housing stability in keeping with the Housing 1st goals. The Housing Counselor II could be assigned
to residential or community based clients through the Northern Virginia region.

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Northern Virginia Family Service provides a comprehensive set of services designed to address the root cause of poverty and homelessness within the Northern Virginia area. Housing Counselors provide intake; coordinate and monitor the assessment, treatment/intervention planning process and follow-up for each client; serves as an advocate and liaison for and on behalf of client.

Job duties include:

  • Conduct comprehensive initial screening process to determine eligibility for program services, providing assessment, intake and enrollment where appropriate.
  • Manage a caseload of specific clients including developing Service Goal Plan, budgeting, and monitoring of client’s compliance with program rules.
  • Conduct and document client meetings to monitor progress.
  • Conduct phone follow-up after completion of the program.
  • Conduct outreach and establish network of community resources and services.
  • Make referrals to other services as needed and work with other community providers to provide collaborative services to clients.
  • Conduct unit inspections to ensure compliance with safety and federal/funder regulations.
  • Conduct and document home visits to document progress and ensure that clients still meet program guidelines and eligibility.
  • Process re-certifications as per funder’s requirements.
  • Outreach to landlords for mediation, negotiation, and tenant relations.
  • Monitor direct assistance that can be used for financial support, rent, utility, and security deposit payments.
  • Compile and prepare appropriate tenant/landlord contracts and landlord check request payments to ensure timely delivery.

Education and experience required:

  • Must have one of the following:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university with one (1) year of case management experience OR
    • associate’s degree with at least two (2) years related work experience.
  • Housing Counselor Certification a plus
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule to meet client needs – occasional evenings and weekends
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Successful completion of background checks is required upon hire

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a person so classified

 

Contact:
careers@nvfs.org

Family Educator

This is a full-time, benefited position located in Manssas, VA.
Location: Manassas VA

Family Educators (FE) initiate and maintain regular contact with families, primarily in their homes. They establish trusting relationships with families and assist in strengthening the parent-child bond for prenatal mothers and young children ages birth to three years old. Home visit (HV) and group socialization activities encourage social, emotional, physical and cognitive development in a manner that meets all applicable local, state and federal standards ensuring the health and safety of all children.

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Early Head Start (EHS) is a federally funded community-based program serving low-income expectant mothers and families with infants and toddlers to age 3. The mission of EHS is school readiness through the promotion of healthy prenatal outcomes, the enhancement of development of very young children, and the promotion of healthy family functioning.

Essential job responsibilities include:

  • Develop, implement and conduct HV lesson plans and individualized development plans using the designated curriculum and philosophy.
  • Create developmentally appropriate indoor and outdoor activities to further develop children’s interests, critical thinking, and school readiness skills.
  • Prepare activities for and facilitate group socialization experiences and field trips for families.
  • Administer developmental screenings and ongoing assessments according to Early Childhood procedures
  • Maintain documentation of child’s growth and development through written observations, including child’s ongoing developmental successes and challenges.
  • Create and maintain a positive working relationship with parents; provide regular feedback on child’s ongoing developmental successes and challenges.
  • Provide appropriate parenting modeling, education, and other supportive services as outlined in the Early Head Start curriculum.
  • Drive to and from various locations to provide program services.
  • Enter data for record keeping and reporting to meet federal guidelines.

Education and experience required:

  • CDA in Infant Toddler Development preferred; encouraged to pursue further early childhood education
  • At least one (1) year experience working with children aged 0-3 preferred
  • Must have own transportation, valid driver’s license, and clean driving record
  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule to meet client needs
  • Ability to lift a child up to 50 pounds
  • Must be comfortable coming into contact with sick children and taking care of toileting demands of children
  • Successful completion of background checks is required upon hire, including TB test and physical exam

 

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person so classified. 

Contact:
careers@nvfs.org

Mental Health Coordinators

These are full-time, benefited positions located in multiple locations including Falls Church, VA and Prince William County.
Location: Arlington VA

Mental Health Coordinator develops, coordinates and delivers comprehensive mental health assessment and treatment for families enrolled in Head Start and Early Head Start Programs. Collaborates with family members and program staff to address mental health and socio-emotional needs of children and families with a systemic approach, which involves interventions in the families’ homes, child development centers, and socialization environments as needed. Ensures compliance of NVFS programs with Head Start and Early Head Start standards on mental health. Document all services provided in Efforts to Outcomes software, and write monthly monitoring reports.

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Early Head Start (EHS) is a federally funded community-based program serving low-income expectant mothers and families with infants and toddlers ages 0 to 3. The mission of EHS is school readiness through the promotion of healthy prenatal outcomes, the enhancement of development of very young children, and the promotion of healthy family functioning.

Head Start is the most successful, longest-running, national school readiness program in the United States. It provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. Pre-school aged children have benefited from Head Start through the development of their early reading and math skills they need to be successful in school.

Job duties include:

  • Provide on-site mental health/ social emotional consultation involving program staff:
    • Design and implement program practices responsive to the identified mental health, socio-emotional and/or behavioral concerns of an individual child or group of children. Instruct and oversee staff on implementing practices specific to their duties.
    • Provide support to teaching staff for effective classroom management and supportive teacher practices to promote socio-emotional well-being of all children.
    • Provide teaching staff with strategies for supporting children with challenging behaviors and other social, emotional, and mental health concerns.
    • Promote children’s social and emotional well-being by providing group and individual staff training on mental health, social emotional and behavioral issues.
    • Provide mental health expertise at team meetings and child staffing meetings.
  • Provide collaborative consultation and counseling to program families (at Center or in families’ homes):
    • Solicit parental information, observations, and concerns about their family’s mental health.
    • Share staff observations of children, discussing and anticipating with parents their child’s behavior and development, including separation and attachment issues, internalizing and externalizing behaviors.
    • Discuss and identify with parents the appropriate responses to their children’s behaviors.
    • Deliver individual and group counseling to children. Provide mental health interventions to family members to enhance well-being in the home environment, in support of children’s social-emotional development.
  • Act as leader of the Mental Health Team:
    • Supervise the work of the Mental Health Team (Mental Health Educators and Mental Health Interns).
    • Provide orientation and training to the Mental Health Team staff.
    • Lead team meetings.
    • Conduct regular and timely reflective supervision, according to established program guidelines.
    • Monitor and implement human resources employment requirements
    • Conduct timely staff performance evaluations
  • Client services delivery:
    • Assign cases to Mental Health Team staff, coordinate services delivery and day-to-day operations of the program.
    • Monitor results of socio-emotional screening and assessments and design appropriate response within a reasonable time period.
    • Monitor client cases from initial referral to discharge, promoting efficient and effective services and administration procedures, including client record keeping, statistical and performance outcome reporting.
    • Provide direct case work in the absence of mental health staff.
    • Keep appraised of legislative activity and development that may impact the program.
  • Compliance and reporting requirements:
    • Ensure that service delivery is performed according to and within the NVFS mission and Head Start performance standards.
    • Collect data to meet federal/program guidelines
    • Write and present reports of mental health services, including monthly reports for Monitoring/Policy Council, bi-monthly mental health outcomes, and annual Program Information Reports.
  • Meetings and Community Outreach/Resource Participation:
    • Represent NVFS externally and participate in local task forces and community partnership meetings as appropriate.
    • Act as liaison with community, civic and business groups on behalf of the program, and participate in appropriate community task force committees.

Education and experience required:

  •  Masters in Counseling or Clinical Social Work or related field, with a current clinical license in Virginia
  • 1-2 years of post-graduate clinical experience with infants and young children and their families
  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Clean DMV record; valid U.S. driver’s license
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • May be called upon to work beyond normal working hours
  • Successful completion of background checks is required upon hire, including TB test and physical exam

 

 

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person so classified. 

Contact:
careers@nvfs.org

Early Head Start Center Manager

This is a full-time, benefited position location in Arlington, VA.
Location: Arlington VA

Center Manager plans, organizes, implements, coordinates services of the child development center, exercising independent judgment and decision-making authority, including budget, policies, procedures, and staff supervision. Center Manager is expected to represent the Agency positively to the community, interpreting Agency services to other agencies, public groups, and the media. Specifically for the Early Childhood Services, the Center Manager is responsible for growth, compliance, and quality of service of the Center. This position is a part of the NVFS’ Management Team. All NVFS employees are expected to demonstrate the organizational values and sensitivity to the diversity of the organization’s client base.

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Early Head Start (EHS) is a federally funded community-based program serving low-income expectant mothers and families with infants and toddlers ages 0 to 3. The mission of EHS is school readiness through the promotion of healthy prenatal outcomes, the enhancement of development of very young children, and the promotion of healthy family functioning.

Job duties include:

Staff Supervision and Development:

  • Identify and fulfill staffing needs; prepare and conduct timely staff performance evaluations and professional development plans; approval of timesheet, leave and reimbursement requests, provide ongoing staff training to enable direct service staff to deliver client service effectively.
  • Supervise program staff including regular individual and group staff meetings and client consultation; ensure proper classroom ratio and monitors classroom activities for quality and completeness.
  • Identify and work with Director on reviewing administrative areas that are affecting direct service providers, their work with clients, and the fiscal integrity of the program.
  • Keep apprised of legislative activity and developments that may impact the Agency’s EHS program.
  • Enter data for record keeping and reporting to meet federal guidelines.
  • Make sure staff is aware of agency’s strategic plan and how ECD fits into it.

Client Service Delivery:

  • Monitor, observe and guide classroom activities and standards and discipline of center employees as appropriate.
  • Develop, implement and monitor client recruitment/referral efforts to meet the program and division goals; maintain active waitlist and ensures full enrollment.
  • Create and maintain a strong working relationship with parents.   Respond to parents’ concerns in a timely and respectful manner.       Encourage active participation from parents on local Parent Committees and Policy Council.
  • Develop or assist in the development of new program services.

Compliance and Reporting Requirements:

  • Ensure that service delivery is performed according to and within the NVFS mission, policy/statewide directive/procedural directions/case management model, COA standards, health and safety and contractual/licensing (Head Start Performance Standards and National Association for the Education of Young Children) requirements.
  • Prepare narrative and statistical reports to the Agency and contract monitors measuring program effectiveness.
  • Responsible for goals and objectives of contract for programs; includes NVFS outcomes and reporting.

Meeting and Community Outreach/Resource Participation:

  • Act as liaison with community, civic, and business groups on behalf of Early Childhood programs; participates in appropriate community task force committees; develops and monitors public relations within the scope of Agency mission and goals.

Financial Oversight:

  • Assist in formulating the annual program budget and expend funds according to Agency and contract/state guidelines. Ensures that program operates within budgetary parameters established.

 

Education and experience required:

  • Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field from an accredited college or university preferred.   (Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field required. Graduate degree can be substituted with two years of related work experience for every year of graduate level worked.) Must meet state and county requirements for site administrator
  • At least three (3) years of experience providing direct supervision of staff
  • At least three (3) years of program management experience specializing in human services
  • Experience managing an Early Head Start center-based program preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent leadership and teambuilding skills/experience
  • Organized, flexible, detail-oriented, and able to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • May be called upon to work beyond normal working hours
  • Successful completion of background checks is required upon hire, including TB test and physical exam

 

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person so classified. 

Contact:
careers@nvfs.org

Donor Relations Specialist

This is a full time, benefited position located in Oakton, VA.
Location: Oakton VA

The Donor Relations Specialist plays an integral role in the successful implementation of ongoing fund development efforts at NVFS. The Specialist’s primary responsibility is to support the individual giving team’s efforts to secure and cultivate annual giving and major gift donors. The position reports to the Director, Individual Giving and will work in tandem with the staff to strengthen and grow the Northern Virginia Family Service’s development efforts.

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Job duties include:

  • Conduct confidential donor and/or prospect research for new funding sources, using approved methods and public sources of information.
  • Serve as department lead for ensuring fulfillment of individual and institutional giving stewardship activities, including but not limited to funding reports, web and material recognition, event invitations and gift acknowledgements.
  • Assist with the preparation of donor solicitation materials.
  • Support and/or coordinate agency events as assigned.
  • Help support information sharing and collaboration across all teams and help to manage operational processes around local cultivation events and other intersection points between the fundraising and programmatic teams.
  • Represent the agency as a member of community events and initiatives as applicable.
  • Maintain files in accordance with department requirements and NVFS guidelines.
  • Maintain current level of knowledge of Agency programs and events.

 

Education and experience required:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • At least two years related experience in community outreach, fundraising and/or events
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; strong Excel skills required
  • Experience with data entry and website content editing preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skill
  • Ability to function independently and have flexibility
  • Personal integrity and confidentiality
  • Ability to establish and maintain successful professional and working relationships
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, quality focused, and able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Ability to respond to stressful situations in a professional manner
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action
  • May be called upon to work beyond normal working hours
  • Successful completion of background checks is required upon hire 

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a person so classified.

Contact:
Careers@nvfs.org

Senior Housing Counselor (Sr. Case Manager – SERVE Shelter)

This is a full-time, benefited position located in Manassas at the SERVE Emergency Family Shelter.
Location: Manassas VA

The Senior Housing Counselor will provide assistance in building client self-sufficiency around family systems, housing, budgeting, employment, educational training, health, and other human services, with an emphasis on long-term economic and housing stability in keeping with the Housing 1st goals. The Senior Housing Counselor is assigned to residential based clients at the SERVE Emergency Family Shelter.

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Northern Virginia Family Service provides a comprehensive set of services designed to address the root cause of poverty and homelessness within the Northern Virginia area.  Housing Counselors are case managers who provide intake; coordinate and monitor the assessment, treatment/intervention planning process and follow-up for each client; serves as an advocate and liaison for and on behalf of client.

The Senior Housing Counselor will provide assistance in building client self-sufficiency around family systems, housing, budgeting, employment, educational training, health, and other human services, with an emphasis on long-term economic and housing stability in keeping with the Housing 1st goals. The Senior Housing Counselor is assigned to residential based clients at the SERVE Emergency Family Shelter.

Job responsibilities will include:

  • Conduct comprehensive initial screening process to determine eligibility for program services, providing assessment, intake and enrollment where appropriate.
  • Manage a caseload of specific clients including developing Service Goal Plan, budgeting, and monitoring of client’s compliance with program rules.
  • Conduct and document client meetings to monitor progress; maintain client files.
  • Conduct outreach and establish network of community resources and services.
  • Make referrals to other services as needed and work with other community providers to provide collaborative services to clients.
  • Maintain data in the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and MARS/ETO, ensuring that entries meet or exceed requirements.
  • Generate data and prepare reports as assigned, measuring expenditures, outcomes and program effectiveness.
  • Supervise Shelter interns.

Education and experience required:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work preferred (or equivalent education and/or experience)
  • Experience with vulnerable and/or diverse population
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule to meet client needs – occasional evenings and weekends
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Housing Counselor Certification a plus
  • Knowledge of Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) a plus
  • Successful completion of background checks, CPR Certification and a TB test is required upon hire

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a person so classified.

Contact:
careers@nvfs.org

Housing Locator (Bridging Affordability)

This is a full-time, benefited position located in Oakton, VA.
Location: Oakton VA

The Housing Locator is responsible for working collaboratively with rapid rehousing case management staff to identify housing opportunities for clients, both families and singles. This position is required to actively seek out, obtain and maintain relationships with landlords, private and non-profit.  The Housing Locator provides training to staff and clients on housing opportunities and tenant/landlord roles and responsibilities.  The Housing Locator is an integral member of the Housing Team and works collaboratively with all aspects of NVFS programs, representatives from Housing Departments, Departments of Social Service, local Continuum of Care (CoC), and representatives of other non-profit agencies and the faith community.

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Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) is the provider for the Bridging Affordability (BA) Program, an integral component of the Fairfax County’s Housing Blueprint and will provide long-term rental subsidies to homeless individuals and families and households on the county’s affordable housing waiting lists. The NVFS Collaborative includes nine nonprofit organizations: Northern Virginia Family Service, Alternative House, FACETS, Family Pass, Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services, Homestretch, New Hope Housing, Cornerstones Virginia, and Volunteers of America – Chesapeake. Services offered will focus on populations of greatest need in the county with an emphasis on those who are homeless and persons with disabilities. In addition to providing rental subsidies to eligible households, other components of the Program will include leveraging more than $6.6 million in non-county resources in the form of supportive services, volunteer contributions and fair market rent discounts in units owned by the Collaborative members.

The Housing Locator is responsible for working collaboratively with rapid rehousing case management staff to identify housing opportunities for clients, both families and singles. This position is required to actively seek out, obtain and maintain relationships with landlords, private and non-profit.  The Housing Locator provides training to staff and clients on housing opportunities and tenant/landlord roles and responsibilities.  The Housing Locator is an integral member of the Housing Team and works collaboratively with all aspects of NVFS programs, representatives from Housing Departments, Departments of Social Service, local Continuum of Care (CoC), and representatives of other non-profit agencies and the faith community. All NVFS employees are expected to demonstrate the organizational values and sensitivity to the diversity of the organization’s client base.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Proactively seek out new housing opportunities and resources to assist families with housing.
  • Maintain on-going relationships with landlords and other housing providers; act as a liaison between landlord and client as needed.
  • Negotiate leases on behalf of clients in collaboration with case managers and clients.
  • Develop and facilitate training and workshops for clients and shelter staff including tenant rights and responsibilities, housing discrimination, finding and securing rental housing, communication with landlords and fair housing.
  • Maintain a Housing Directory to include documentation of all contacts with housing providers.  Provide consistent updates on housing availability.
  • Maintain documentation of trainings, budgets, housing contacts and other pertinent information in accordance with agency and best practice standards.
  • In coordination with the case manager, provide access to resources to assist families and singles as needed during their move into permanent housing (such assistance may include accessing rental assistance money, donated furnishings and coordinating with volunteer movers).
  • Negotiate and manage the Rapid Re-housing direct assistance budget in coordination with the case management staff and Deputy Director of Shelter and Rapid Re-Housing to ensure the distribution of funds is in keeping with state and local guidelines and meets the needs of clients.
  • Maintain current level of knowledge on program software and other information on housing assistance programs.
  • Conduct Housing Quality Standard Inspections per grant guidelines and advise and advocate for clients with regard to quality standards.

Education and experience required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration from an accredited college or university required
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in property management, housing management, and/or real estate required, including negotiation and advocacy; experience within the working community a plus
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English preferred
  • Experience conducting group training and working with diverse populations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule to meet client needs
  • Clean DMV record
  • Successful completion of background checks is required upon hire

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a person so classified.

Contact:
careers@nvfs.org

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

This is a full-time, benefited position located in Oakton, VA.
Location: Oakton VA

The Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (EVP, CFO) oversees the Agency’s Finance, Risk Management, Facilities Management, Information Technology, and business enterprise functions. The EVP, CFO will report to the President/CEO and will play a critical role in leading the organization in its next level of growth and development.

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The Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (EVP, CFO) oversees the Agency’s Finance, Risk Management, Facilities Management, Information Technology, and business enterprise functions. The EVP, CFO will report to the President/CEO and will play a critical role in leading the organization in its next level of growth and development. Incumbent is expected to represent the Agency positively to the community, interpreting Agency services to other agencies, and public groups. All NVFS employees are expected to demonstrate the organizational values and sensitivity to the diversity of the organization’s client base.

EVPs serve as corporate officers within the organization and as members of the senior leadership team.  EVPs assist the CEO in the strategic growth of the organization through a disciplined, integrated planning approach that ensures quality programs and services, innovation, strengthened capacity, and operational effectiveness.  EVPs work across all domains of the organization to provide the leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure the organization has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and systems in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operational efficiency.  EVPs ensure a robust leadership development culture within the organization and establish succession planning efforts to identify future leaders and leadership needs across key management positions within the organization, based on the Agency’s strategic priorities.  EVPs serve as key staff liaisons to Board Committees, attend NVFS board meetings, and provide seamless support across all operational areas within the organization.

Essential Job Duties:

Leadership:

  • Participate in the leadership of the Agency with shared responsibility for its overall direction, growth, strategic planning and fiscal health.
  • Recruit, develop and retain the very best talent for the organization.
  • Serve as key staff liaison to the Board finance, audit, and investment committees, advancing committee agendas by driving content, priorities and initiatives and participating in committee and full Board meetings.
  • Promote a management structure that is understood by staff, the Board and external partners.
  • Ensure that the individual goals and objectives of those supervised are created and reviewed regularly as a means to promote Agency-wide accountability.

Strategic Planning:

  • Identify annual performance targets, program/operational goals and the specific indicators to measure progress toward meeting those goals within all prescribed areas of responsibility.
  • Promote integration across divisions and program areas through joint planning, coordination and an overall commitment to transparency, collaboration and achievement of results.
  • Develop tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the President/CEO and senior leadership, and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations.

Fiscal Management:

  • Oversee budgeting and the implementation of budgets so as to monitor progress and present financial metrics both internally and externally.
  • Provide leadership for sound financial and administrative practices that insure compliance with laws, regulations, and excellent business practices.
  • Direct financial strategy, planning, and forecasts.
  • Ensure responsible fiduciary and fiscal decision making.

Functional Area Management:

  • Oversee leadership for technology integration and utilization to reach NVFS’ strategic goals. Work with key leadership staff to ensure quality improvement and risk management practices throughout the organization.
  • Provide oversight and direction on growth of NVFS’ business enterprises, leveraging business acumen to evaluate business models, proactively assess financial viability, and make and implement recommendations.

Education and experience required:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA and/or CPA preferred;
  • Minimum of 10 years progressively responsible financial management experience;
  • Proactive and resourceful with evidence of having worked as a true business partner to the President/CEO of a multi-divisional organization;
  • Experience in risk management and facilities acquisition and management;
  • Experience working with federal grants and contracts, and nonprofit accounting, with experience in A-133 audit and nonprofit financial reporting requirements;
  • Persuasive presentation style and strong negotiation skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a willingness to share information;
  • Successful completion of background checks required upon hire.

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a person so classified. 

For consideration as a candidate or to suggest a prospective candidate, please contact in confidence:

Elizabeth Humphrey                                         Susy Howard

Managing Principal                                           Principal

703.841.1700 ext 223                                        703.841.1700 ext 253

ehumphrey@tmg-dc.com                                 showard@tmg-dc.com

Contact:
careers@nvfs.org

Resident Assistant

These are hourly, non-benefited positions located at the Bailey's Crossroads (Falls Church) / Hilda Barg (Woodbridge) / SERVE (Manassas) shelters.

The Resident Assistant (RA) will provide essential 24-hour awake coverage and supervision of the assigned shelter. This position is responsible for the welfare, safety and comfort, as well as daily support to the shelter residents. The RA will provide crisis intervention to callers seeking shelter, advice or referrals. The incumbent is expected to stay awake at all times during shift.

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The Resident Assistant (RA) will provide essential 24-hour awake coverage and supervision of the assigned shelter.  This position is responsible for the welfare, safety and comfort, as well as daily support to the shelter residents.  The RA will provide crisis intervention to callers seeking shelter, advice or referrals.  The incumbent is expected to stay awake at all times during shift.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Ensure the safety and security of the shelter and the residents by enforcing house rules and conducting inspections during shift and reporting incidents by following protocols
  • Assist in conducting comprehensive initial screening process to determine eligibility for program services, providing assessment, intake and enrollment where appropriate
  • Conduct new resident orientation to ensure understanding of shelter rules, policies and procedures
  • Work collaboratively with volunteers assigned to work in the residential area
  • Drive agency van to transport clients to other services as needed (Bailey’s Crossroads Shelter only)
  • Maintain client files and data

Education and experience required:

  • High school diploma
  • At least one (1) year related work experience in direct service, preferably working in residential shelter services environment
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, working as a part of a 24 hour on-call system, and staying awake at all times during work hours
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Ability to respond to physical emergencies, including immediate evacuation of campus buildings and potential client medical and behavior situations
  • Successful completion of background checks is required upon hire, which may include a TB test

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a person so classified.

Contact:
careers@nvfs.org

Head Start Teacher

This is a full-time, benefited position located in Arlington.
Location: Arlington VA

Teachers are the heart of NVFS' Head Start program. Each classroom is covered by two teaching staff and consists of approximately 16 children. The Teacher is the primary teacher in the classroom and will provide direction to the Associate Teacher. She/he will be responsible for overall development and implementation of curriculum and individual child curriculum plans; oversee child outcomes; and take lead in parent teacher conferences.

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NVFS’ Head Start center in Arlington has 12 classrooms and provides care for 204 children year-round. It offers a full year, high quality, developmentally appropriate, and fun learning environment for qualifying and income-eligible families with children from three to five years of age. Head Start is the most successful, longest-running, national school readiness program in the United States. It provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. Pre-school aged children have benefited from Head Start through the development of their early reading and math skills they need to be successful in school.

Teachers are the heart of this program. Each classroom is covered by two teaching staff and consists of approximately 16 children. The Teacher is the primary teacher in the classroom and will provide direction to the Associate Teacher. She/he will be responsible for overall development and implementation of curriculum and individual child curriculum plans; oversee child outcomes; and take lead in parent teacher conferences. The Teacher directs daily program activities that provide a safe and nurturing environment for young children ages six weeks to three years old which encourage social, emotional, physical and cognitive development in a manner that meets all applicable local, state and federal standards.Ensure health and safety of all children.

Job duties will include:

  • Conduct activities that encourage social, emotional, physical and cognitive development and school readiness in a manner that meets all applicable local, state, and federal standards.
  • Develop and implement daily lesson plans and individualized development plans using the designated curriculum and philosophy.
  • Using best practices create developmentally appropriate indoor and outdoor activities with consideration for child’s social/emotional development and/or disabilities. Activities should be designed to further develop the children’s interests, critical thinking, and readiness skills.
  • Update classroom environment to ensure it is appropriate with lesson plans and that classroom suits children’s changing needs.
  • Administer developmental screening and ongoing assessments according to procedures including the ASQ, ASQ-SE and DECA, utilizing input from parents and teachers. For children age 3 to 5, recording children’s progress and outcomes in all domains as required by HS performance standards. Use results to develop children’s Individual Developmental Plans.
  • Maintain documentation of child’s growth and development through written observations, including child’s ongoing developmental successes and challenges.
  • Create and maintain a positive working relationship with parents, providing regular feedback on child’s ongoing developmental successes and challenges.

Education and experience required:

  • Bachelor’s or associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from an accredited college or university
  • Fluency in English required; bilingual skills (English/Spanish) preferred
  • Knowledge of infant and child development
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability and knowledge to interpret documents such as safety rules and policy and procedures manuals
  • Ability to lift a child up to 50 pounds
  • Successful completion of background checks is required upon hire

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a person so classified.

Contact:
careers@nvfs.org