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

Youth Counselor (Gang Intervention, Prevention, and Education)

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.

Please submit a letter of intent and resume to careers@nvfs.org.

Contact:
careers@nvfs.org

Youth Counselor (Unaccompanied Minor Family Reunification)

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

The Youth Counselor will provide community-based case management services (individual and family). This position entails conducting home studies of the sponsor’s homes and providing post release services which include developing goals and outcomes, providing clinical consultation and psycho-education regarding behavioral and mental health issues, providing cultural orientation, interfacing with collateral providers, and linking clients with resources. 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 negative behaviors, and provide information about the ways families can support their children. Referrals for any needed services are provided, ensuring that families are connected to a supportive network and formal and informal resources in their community. In addition, the Youth Counselor may provide some group services and workshops to recently immigrated youth in the school and/or 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 Family Reunification Program provides home studies and post release services for unaccompanied minors and their families at their release from the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) care.

The Youth Counselor will provide community-based case management services (individual and family). This position entails conducting home studies of the sponsor’s homes and providing post release services which include developing goals and outcomes, providing clinical consultation and psycho-education regarding behavioral and mental health issues, providing cultural orientation, interfacing with collateral providers, and linking clients with resources. 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 negative behaviors, and provide information about the ways families can support their children. Referrals for any needed services are provided, ensuring that families are connected to a supportive network and formal and informal resources in their community. In addition, the Youth Counselor may provide some group services and workshops to recently immigrated youth in the school and/or community.

Essential Job Duties:
• Conduct home visits and phone contacts with the dual purpose of assessing safety and appropriateness of child’s placement with his/her caregiver (sponsor) and connecting child to services in the community to address risk factors.
• Perform ongoing case management with a focus on screening and making appropriate referrals to address child’s needs in the following domains: placement issues, safety issues, education, health, mental health, legal/immigration proceedings, substance abuse, independent living, juvenile/criminal justice, and child enrichment activities.
• Provide crisis intervention services directly, as needed, or connect family to services to ensure minor’s safety and well-being in a crisis situation.
• Submit detailed and thorough documentation in compliance with policies and procedures. Utilize social work best practices for thorough assessments of child’s progress and services provided.
• 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 Youth Initiatives 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.

Education and experience required:
• Bachelor’s degree in social work or other relevant degree required; master’s degree in social work preferred
• At least 2 years of related direct service experience in child welfare, human services, youth development, and/or working with at-risk youth
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of immigrant families and youth Comprehensive assessment, critical analysis and case management skills
• 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.

Please submit a letter of intent and resume to careers@nvfs.org.

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 is required.
  • 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

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. The annual salary range for this position is $50,000-$52,000.

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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

Career Navigator

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

The Career Navigator assists clients with reducing or eliminating barriers to gainful and stable employment. The position provides one-on-one career assessments, job coaching and counseling to identify barriers and empower clients to move towards employment. Additionally, the Career Navigator will conduct group educational workshops.

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The Career Navigator assists clients with reducing or eliminating barriers to gainful and stable employment. The position provides one-on-one career assessments, job coaching and counseling to identify barriers and empower clients to move towards employment. Additionally, the Career Navigator will conduct group educational workshops. All NVFS employees are expected to demonstrate the organizational values and sensitivity to the diversity of the organization’s client base.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Conduct one-on-one job counseling sessions with clients to find gainful employment:
    • Understand and assess client background, skills, interests, challenges, barriers, and what they are currently doing to find employment.
    • Match client skill set with available job opportunities.
    • Assist clients in job search and application process.
    • Create tailored and individualized employment plans to meet unique needs of each client.
    • Collaborate with team including other Career Navigators to maintain consistent approach and philosophy and support clients
  • Maintain records of client progress and participation; ensure that clients can demonstrate skills and competencies necessary to perform the job in preparation for internship and/or regular employment job search.
  • Identify employers and conduct outreach based on the specific job needs of clients; build and maintain relationships with employers to understand job specifications and work culture.
  • Participate in regular supervision with Program Director by providing regular updates.
  • Maintain client files in accordance with program requirements and NVFS guidelines.
  • Maintain current level of knowledge of curriculum content, program software, and other information on job development programs and initiatives.

Education and experience required:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferred.
    • At least two (2) years’ experience in workforce development and/or adult education.
  • Experience serving limited or non-English speaking and low literacy adults and immigrants, including English as a Second Language, adult basic education, and citizenship preparation programs.
  • Proven experience building relationships with employers.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

 

 

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

Please submit a letter of intent and resume to careers@nvfs.org.

Contact:
Careers@nvfs.org

Housing Counselor II

This is a full-time, benefited position.
Location: Oakton 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 (NVFS) is the provider for the Emergency Solutions Grant, an integral component of the Fairfax County’s Housing Blueprint. NVFS works in partnership with other Fairfax nonprofit organizations including, FACETS, Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services, New Hope Housing, Corner Stones Virginia, Shelter House and Volunteers of America – Chesapeake. Services offered will focus on populations of greatest housing need in the county.

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

Job responsibilities will include:

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

Education and experience required:

  • Must have one of the following:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university with one (1) year of case management experience OR
    • Associate’s degree with at least two (2) years related work experience.
  • Housing Counselor Certification a plus
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish, Farsi, Urdu, or American Sign Language preferred
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule to meet client needs
  • 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 Advocate (Early Head Start)

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

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

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

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

 Job duties include:

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

 

Education and experience required:

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

 

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

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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

Bilingual 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 required
  • 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

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

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