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

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_EHS

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

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

Human Resources Program Specialist

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

As HR Program Specialist you will perform complex and confidential administrative functions to support the day-to-day operations of the HR team in areas relating to recruitment and onboarding, benefits and employee wellbeing, training and development, policies and compliance, employee relations, and compensation. You would be primarily responsible for employment records management and retention, data entry, processing and tracking background checks, assistance with logistics, program preparation and document production, and ensuring compliance with applicable legal requirements in all activities and responsibilities. This is a part-time, 20 hours/week non-benefited position.

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NVFS, an innovative, nationally recognized private nonprofit, is looking for a Program Specialist to join our Human Resources team in supporting 450+ passionate and diverse employees making a positive impact in our communities every day. You should be able to thrive in a fast-paced, open-door team environment focused on providing a high level of quality customer service to all employees and other constituencies.

 

As HR Program Specialist you will perform complex and confidential administrative functions to support the day-to-day operations of the HR team in areas relating to recruitment and onboarding, benefits and employee wellbeing, training and development, policies and compliance, employee relations, and compensation. You would be primarily responsible for employment records management and retention, data entry, processing and tracking background checks, assistance with logistics, program preparation and document production, and ensuring compliance with applicable legal requirements in all activities and responsibilities. This is a part-time, 20 hours/week non-benefited position.

 

Job duties include:

Employment Records & HRIS Management:

  • Enter employee personal, employment, and benefit information into the human resources information system (HRIS) and serve as first point of contact for all HRIS questions/issues
  • Serves as the first point of contact for all HRIS related issues, inquires and maintenance. Notify HR Generalist of any escalated issues
  • Creates new hire employment files in a timely manner, including: personnel, medical, background check, and center files
  • Files all employee documents and records accurately and in a timely manner
  • Provides timely response to employee inquires and requests for personnel information from HRIS database and/or employee files
  • Perform ongoing employee file maintenance and pre-audit file reviews
  • Rotate terminated files from HR > Onsite storage > Offsite storage annually
  • Maintains complete and accurate Agency Employment Authorization Records (I-9 binders)

Background Checks and Reporting:

  • Process and track background checks for new and current employees
  • Reconcile bills pertaining to background checks
  • Assures compliance with COBRA regulations by reporting newly hired and terminating benefited employees to our third party COBRA administrator via online portal in a timely manner
  • Conducts monthly reporting and corresponding activities

Provide Support for Recruitment and Onboarding Activities:

  • Prepare new hire packets
  • Collect and verify accuracy of paperwork (including Employment Authorization Form/I-9); track and ensure timely follow-up and receipt of any missing documents

Provide Logistical Support for Benefits and Training Programs and Events:

  • Prepare materials, arrange room set-up and coordinate refreshments for employee training and development sessions, employee wellbeing programs and benefits open enrollment
  • Assist with compilation of feedback/data from wellbeing, training and development, and other programs
  • Assist with reconciliation of benefit bills for payment
  • Assist with all aspects of preparation for Agency all-staff meetings

Education and experience required:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • At least one (1) year of related work experience in administrative support
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of human resources
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Successful completion of background checks required upon hire

 

Must demonstrate the following:

  • 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
  • Computer proficiency and technical aptitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 

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 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

Shelter Coordinator

This is a full-time, benefited position located in SERVE and Hilda Barg shelters in Prince William County, VA.
Location: Manassas VA

The Shelter Coordinator will provide essential ongoing recruiting, on-boarding, training and supervision of the 24-hour staff required for both the SERVE Emergency and Hilda Barg shelters. This position is responsible for the supervision of the SERVE and Hilda Barg shelters through management of Shelter Assistant staff. This position requires preparing the weekly/monthly schedules of 24-hour, double coverage for both shelters and is responsible for ensuring that their team of Shelter Assistants are providing an environment that respects the welfare, safety, comfort, and daily support of the shelter guests. The Coordinator monitors and tracks staff hours to ensure adherence to the budget and minimize loss through overtime. The Coordinator provides crisis intervention for issues that arise on all shifts and provides orientation, training and ongoing supervision of Shelter Assistants. With the support of NVFS facilities staff and Shelter Directors, the incumbent will also be responsible for the effective monitoring and compliance of vendor contracts and facility policies and procedures as they relate to maintenance and site safety. The incumbent may be expected to provide 24-hour awake coverage in the event that proper staff ratio cannot be maintained due to weather or other emergencies.

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Job duties include:

  • Recruit, supervise and train Shelter Assistants, volunteers, and interns.
  • Maintain Shelter Assistant schedule, ensuring 24-hour double coverage during hours when case management staff is not available.
  • Track and monitor staff hours in accordance with the budget.
  • Ensure direct reports’ compliance with vendor contracts and facility safety policies and procedures.
  • Participate in regular supervision with supervisor by providing regular updates.
  • Remain current on knowledge of standards and other information on program.
  • Enter data for record keeping and reporting to meet federal guidelines.

Client Support:

  • Perform day-to-day administrative duties including maintaining database, client intakes, and assisting other staff with completing paperwork left unfinished.
  • Process client intake by documenting background information and history upon intake and orienting new arrivals to shelter protocols and policies.
  • Support, engage, and observe clients in day-to-day routines, assessing behavior and overall well-being. Develop informal opportunities to assist when needed.
  • Ensure or assist in meal preparation and report kitchen issues or concerns to the Food Services Program Manager as needed.

Campus Safety:

  • Contribute to the care, cleanliness, and safety of shelter programs/NVFS SERVE Campus by reporting facilities concerns in a timely manner, making recommendations for safety improvements, and assisting in drafting policy and procedure that relate to campus-wide safety and compliance.
  • Work collaboratively with NVFS Director of Business Operations to ensure timely completion of inspections and follow up.
  • Effectively de-escalate, diffuse, and monitor overall shelter environment for safety.

 

Education and experience required:

  • Associates degree required. Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Experience providing direct supervision of staff and scheduling for 24-hour coverage preferred
  • Previous experience working with homeless populations or at-risk populations with demonstrated understanding of systemic issues that affect low income and marginalized people
  • Experience and/or training in strategies on working with individuals with mental health issues, addictions, and substance use
  • Knowledge of shelter and/or workplace security
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including overnight shifts, to ensure appropriate staff supervision and coverage
  • Clean DMV record
  • Successful completion of background checks is required upon hire, which includes 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

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

Bilingual Family Support Worker

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

The Family Support Worker (FSW) initiates and maintains regular contact with families, primarily in their homes, establishes trusting relationships with families, and assists in strengthening parent-child relationships. The Family Support Worker works with parents to provide education in parenting, health and nutrition, problem-solving, stress management, and links parents to community resources. This is done through proper planning and regular home visits to first time parents who are expecting or have just had their baby. In addition, the FSW will conduct screenings, quarterly parent-child group meetings, and maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation of family’s files in accordance with program requirements.

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

Job duties include:

  • Work with a caseload of approximately 15 – 25 families
  • Conduct client home visits on a regularly assigned schedule with the goal of establishing a trusting relationship
  • Prepare appropriate Family Partnership Agreements, curriculum and activities for home visits
  • Prepare activities for and facilitate group socialization experiences and field trips for families
  • Provide appropriate parenting modeling, education, and other supportive services as outlined in the Healthy Families curriculum
  • Conduct developmental screening and evaluations using such instruments as ASQ, ASQ-SE, and Health and Nutrition Questionnaire with families
  • Make referrals to other services as needed and work with other community providers to provide collaborative services to clients
  • Prepare reports, documentation, and maintain client files in accordance with program requirements and NVFS guidelines

Education and experience required:

  • High school diploma required
  • At least one (1) year experience working with children aged 0-3 and families
  • Oral and written proficiency in English, with Spanish language proficiency required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule within a 37.5-hour work week
  • Ability to climb steps, lift up to 10 pounds, and get on the floor with children
  • Comfort 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.

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

Program Supervisor (Healthy Families)

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

The Program Supervisor will manage the daily operations of their department unit; identify and assess client and family needs; supervise case management and support staff; and coordinate service delivery to ensure that client needs, program goals and contract objectives are effectively met.

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Part of the nationwide Healthy Families America initiative of Prevent Child Abuse America, Healthy Families 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.

The Program Supervisor will manage the daily operations of their department unit; identify and assess client and family needs; supervise case management and support staff; and coordinate service delivery to ensure that client needs, program goals and contract objectives are effectively met.

Job Duties include:

  • Supervise program staff; ensure proper client to staff ratio and monitor case files for quality and completeness.
  • Coordinate service delivery and day-to-day operations of the program.
  • Monitor client cases from initial referral through discharge, promoting efficient and effective client services and administration procedures.
  • Provide direct case work in the absence of direct service staff.
  • Prepare narrative and statistical reports to the Agency and contract monitors.
  • Participate in appropriate community task force committees.
  • Develop and monitor public relations.
  • Participate in grant writing and revenue solicitations as needed.
  • Maintain familiarity with local, state, and federal regulations which govern programs.

Education and experience required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, education or related human services field from an accredited college or university required; Master’s degree preferred
  • At least two (2) years related work experience in case management and working with families with strong focus in home visitation and prevention services to the 0-3 year age population
  • At least one (1) year experience providing direct supervision of staff
  • Experience with family services that embraces the concepts of family-centered and strength-based service provision
  • Knowledge of maternal-infant health and dynamics of child abuse and neglect
  • 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 duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a person so classified.

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

Early Head Start Primary Teacher

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

The Primary Teacher will direct daily program activities that provide a safe and nurturing environment for young children ages six weeks to 3 years old.

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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 3 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 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

Sales Associates

These are hourly, non-benefited positions located at the Centreville store.
Location: Centreville VA

Part-Time Sales Associates will provide quality service and promote sales of store merchandise and enhance customer experience by providing strong levels of customer service. Part-Time Sales Associates are responsible for maintaining orderliness of the sales floor.

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The NVFS Thrift Shops have served our community by providing quality merchandise at affordable price. They are also a source of revenue for Northern Virginia Family Service programs and offer merchandise to members of the community at affordable prices. The Thrift Shops offer a wide variety of new and slightly used merchandise to the community including books, house wares, gift items, collectibles, records, CD’s, artwork, sporting goods, luggage, linens, estate goods, small appliances, toys and more.

NVFS is looking to add motivated and skillful Part-Time Sales Associates to our Centreville team! Part-Time Sales Associates will provide quality service and promote sales of store merchandise and enhance customer experience by providing strong levels of customer service. Part-Time Sales Associates are responsible for maintaining orderliness of the sales floor.

Essential job duties include:

  • Enhance customer experience by providing strong levels of customer service
  • Maintain orderliness of sales floor
  • Assist in building of displays and other store presentation
  • Process sales transactions ensure accuracy of payment
  • Process merchandise following pricing guidelines
  • Process store donations according to established guidelines
  • Foster team environment with other staff and volunteers
  • Assist manager with annual inventories as assigned.

Education and experience required:

  • High School diploma
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends
  • Prefer related work experience in retail sales
  • Bookkeeping experience a plus

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