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

Transportation Aide

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

The Transportation Aide provides routine and non-routine transportation and/or security escort for children placed in the Foster Care Program. Incumbent is expected to provide a positive role model to children and follow specific guidelines for interactions with clients.

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The Transportation Aide provides routine and non-routine transportation and/or security escort for children placed in the Foster Care Program. Incumbent is expected to provide a positive role model to children and follow specific guidelines for interactions with clients. All NVFS employees are expected to demonstrate the organizational values and sensitivity to the diversity of the organization’s client base.

Job duties include:

  • Provides transportation and/or escort services to Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) children and families; attends to external environmental factors/people/situations that may create conflict or potentially dangerous situations for the children or families and responds according to training provided.
  • Reports to TFC Social Worker on any ongoing difficulties with a child.
  • Maintain current level of knowledge information on foster/respite care programs.

Education and experience required:

  • High School diploma.
  • Prefer two (2) years related work experience in child development and working with families.
  • Ability to work beyond normal working hours.
  • Valid US driver’s license; clean driving record.
  • Must have reliable, dependable and insured transportation.
  • Must be able to lift a child into a car seat.
  • Successful completion of background checks required upon hire.

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

Bilingual Group Counselor

This position has the option to be part-time or full-time.
Location: Oakton VA

The Group Counselor will provide direct services to clients, both youth and adults, in a time limited group format. Functions include participant assessment, curriculum development and modification, group facilitation, administration, data collection, and referrals. Potential of minimal individual case management.

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The Group Counselor will provide direct services to clients, both youth and adults, in a time limited group format. Functions include participant assessment, curriculum development and modification, group facilitation, administration, data collection, and referrals. Potential of minimal individual case management.

The Youth Initiatives programs provide a variety of groups and workshops specifically for youth at risk of gang involvement, recently immigrated youth and families, families with a history of trauma, and youth and families experiencing family reunification. Groups and workshops are typically provided in schools during the school day for students and in the evenings/weekends for parents at school or community locations. Group services are typically provided in Spanish and address core Youth Initiatives topics which include: family reunification, healthy relationships, decision making, healthy coping skills, positive peer relationships, conflict resolution, US Norms, and goal setting. Youth Initiatives group services are based on a youth development and social work model and create their own curriculums/presentation to be flexible and adaptable to the particular group/population being served.

Essential Job Duties:

Client Service Delivery

  • Conduct intake and eligibility meetings with identified students to determine eligibility and appropriateness for groups.
  • Complete and maintain group records on all individuals, including:
    • Ensure completion and maintain copies of group screening form, intake form, consent forms, pre-test and post-test forms, evaluations, and sign in sheets
    • Complete group notes and group summary in ETO
    • Enter and retrieve information from a tracking database
    • Collect and analyzes data from skills building evaluations and participant feedback surveys
    • Assist with development of evaluation reports in conjunction with Program Manager
  • Co-facilitate ongoing youth and parent groups for Youth Initiatives clients.
  • Facilitate workshops for community members, NVFS clients, and clients of Youth Initiatives’ partner organizations.
  • Design and implement group based interventions on identified topics in collaboration with co-facilitator and / or Group Services Coordinator
  • Assess needs of identified group participants for additional services and provide connection and referrals to access services.
  • Provide individual case management for identified Project Aware youth and other clients as assigned by Program Manager
  • Participate in regular individual and group supervision as directed by Manager.
  • Assure confidentiality policies and procedures are followed to protect the rights of clients, that reports to authorities occur in the mandated time frames, and that critical incident reviews related to these procedures are completed and filed.
  • Maintain client/participant files and database records in accordance with program/licensing requirements and NVFS guidelines and ensure that service delivery us of high quality, and provided according to NVFS policies and procedures.

Meeting and Community Outreach/ Resource Participation:

  • Communicate and collaborate with school or community organization identified contact for service coordination.
  • Develop flyers, training outline, presentation materials, handouts as needed and assist in participant recruitment and identification.
  • Participate effectively and positively in required Program and Agency meetings and trainings.
  • Maintains functional knowledge level of NVFS programs.

Education and experience required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or human services or related field from an accredited college or university. (Education may be substituted with two years of related work experience for every year of college.)
  • At least three (2) years related direct service experience in group facilitation, youth development, parenting education, case management, and working with at-risk youth.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and providing group based interventions for service providers, youth, and parents in English and in Spanish.
  • Experience providing services to immigrants and recently reunified families.
  • Experience providing direct services to adolescents.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of gang dynamics.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of family reunification dynamics.
  • Demonstrated fluency in Spanish and English required.
  • 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.

This position is located in Oakton with an option to be full-time benefited (37.5 hours/week), part-time benefited (30 hours/week), or part-time nonbenefited (18-20 hours/week).

**Please indicate if interested in full-time or part-time hours**

Contact:
Careers@nvfs.org

Family Advocate (Early Head Start)

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

Bilingual Family Support Worker

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

 

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.

 

Job responsibilities 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 proficiency required
  • Experience providing services to immigrants and culturally diverse populations preferred
  • 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

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.

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.

Job responsibilities 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 proficiency required
  • Experience providing services to immigrants and culturally diverse populations preferred
  • 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

Bilingual Youth Counselor

This is a full-time, benefited position.
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.

Contact:
careers@nvfs.org

Teacher Aide

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

Teachers are the heart of this program. The Teacher Aide will ensure safety of children, implement child activities, and supervise children in the classroom.

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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 Teacher Aide will ensure safety of children, implement child activities, and supervise children in the classroom.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Assist the teacher in implementing classroom activities for each child in the class that provides a secure and enjoyable environment.
  • Organize materials and furniture that supports active and quiet playtime and assists teacher in modifying the classroom to respond to individual children’s needs.
  • Supervise all children’s indoor and outdoor activities while incorporating positive guidance techniques.
  • Assist teachers in observing and evaluating children’s learning styles and behaviors, and determining their readiness for new learning opportunities.
  • Assist teachers in completion of attendance, health checks, home correspondence, home visit forms, accident/incident reports, referrals, safety inspections, etc.
  • Create and maintain a positive working relationship with parents; provide regular feedback on children’s ongoing developmental successes and challenges.

Education and experience required:

  • High School diploma; encouraged to pursue further early childhood education
  • Able to complete requirements to obtain an Infants Toddler CDA in 12 months.
  • At least one (1) year experience working with children ages 0-3 and families
  • Oral and written proficiency in English required; bilingual skills a plus
  • Ability to interpret documents such as safety rules and policy and procedures manuals
  • 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

Health Coordinator

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

The Health Coordinator will plan, implement, oversee, and monitor on-going education and training of program staff on all aspects of health, safety, and nutrition for families with children ages birth to five.

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The Health Coordinator will plan, implement, oversee, and monitor on-going education and training of program staff on all aspects of health, safety, and nutrition for families with children ages birth to five. All NVFS employees are expected to demonstrate the organizational values and sensitivity to the diversity of the organization’s client base.

Job responsibilities include:

Client Service Delivery:

  • Ensure that HS and EHS programs are in compliance with Federal Performance Standards, licensing standards, and contract requirements in health and oral health, including regular review of children records for evidence of compliance.
  • Establish and maintain Health Services Advisory Committee of parents and professionals in the community.
  • Monitor the programs’ effectiveness in partnering with parents in the health and well-being of their child.
  • Monitor children’s access to ongoing medical and dental care and all necessary and recommended preventative medical and oral health care as prescribed by EPSDT.
  • Determine annual training needs for staff and parents, through observations, record review, and staff input.
  • Ensure comprehensive services to enrolled pregnant women and provide 2-week new born visits to identify family needs.
  • Train, engage, and monitor contract staff and interns who are working with health.
  • Must establish and maintain a system of oversight to ensure health requirements are met at all times.
  • Collaborate with center managers, program managers, and other service area coordinators to ensure effectiveness of program service delivery.
  • Enter data for record keeping and reporting to meet federal guidelines. Must be able to use data to draw conclusions, report, identify strengths, and address program needs.
  • Support mid-year and yearly assessment of outcomes and impact of Health 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, and contractual/licensing requirements.

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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field.
  • At least two (2) years’ experience working in maternal/child health environment.
  • Experience providing training preferred.
  • Demonstrated creativity, initiative and the ability to function with minimal supervision.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • 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. 

Salary Range: $50,155 – $52,000

Contact:
careers@nvfs.org

Family Educator

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

Development Manager

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

The Development Manager plays an integral role in the successful implementation and ongoing fund development efforts at NVFS. The Development Manager is responsible for initiating, maintaining and growing individual support as well as achieving fundraising goals. The position reports to the Director of Individual Giving and will work in tandem with the staff and board members to strengthen and grow Northern Virginia Family Service’s development efforts. 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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The Development Manager plays an integral role in the successful implementation and ongoing fund development efforts at NVFS. The Development Manager is responsible for initiating, maintaining and growing individual support as well as achieving fundraising goals. The position reports to the Director of Individual Giving and will work in tandem with the staff and board members to strengthen and grow Northern Virginia Family Service’s development efforts. All NVFS employees are expected to demonstrate the organizational values and sensitivity to the diversity of the organization’s client base.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Actively manage a personal portfolio of prospects and donors, including identifying and cultivating new potential supporters and enhancing relationships with the existing donors.
  • Conduct confidential donor and/or prospect research for new funding sources, using approved methods and public sources of information.
  • Prepare funding proposals and solicitation materials.
  • Assist with the solicitation and securing of planned gifts.
  • In collaboration with Individual Giving team, create and execute system for ongoing donor stewardship.
  • In coordination with events staff, plan, coordinate, and manage cultivation and recognition events to foster interest in NVFS and provide the necessary follow up with supporters.
  • 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, plus 3-5 years of experience in fundraising, event planning, project management or nonprofit management
  • Experience working with funders and VIPs highly preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience working with local non-profit partners preferred
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, dynamic office environment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office; experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred
  • Emotional intelligence and strong orientation towards customer service (internally and externally).
  • Exceptional attention to detail and highly organized
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and proactively in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment, lead projects, meet multiple concurrent deadlines, and organize time and priorities
  • Ability to collaborate effectively and to work well as a member of a team
  • 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

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

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.

Learn more »

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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Shelter Assistant

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

The Shelter Assistant (SA) 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 SA 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 Shelter Assistant (SA) 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 SA 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