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

Business Communications Trainer & Career Coordinator

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

The Workforce Development Trainer delivers an integrated training curriculum to Training Futures trainees and will be responsible for hands-on instruction (including online and email communications) as well as individual support and encouragement of Trainees to ensure employment success. All staff members at TF are responsible for upholding the high-expectations, high-support program model which requires patience, understanding, compassion and discipline. 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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Training Futures (TF) is a nationally recognized, innovative workforce development program of Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS). In operation since 1996, the goal of Training Futures is to increase economic opportunity through employment by teaching marketable job skills to economically disadvantaged unemployed or underemployed, high-potential adults in a simulated office environment. TF serves 85 individuals a year through two, six-month cohorts at the Tysons Corner training site. TF’s high-expectations, high-support training model empowers trainees to consistently complete the training, obtain professional employment, and increase wages on a level that gives families a pathway out of poverty.

The Workforce Development Trainer delivers an integrated training curriculum to Training Futures trainees and will be responsible for hands-on instruction (including online and email communications) as well as individual support and encouragement of Trainees to ensure employment success. All staff members at TF are responsible for upholding the high-expectations, high-support program model which requires patience, understanding, compassion and discipline. All NVFS employees are expected to demonstrate the organizational values and sensitivity to the diversity of the organization’s client base.

Job responsibilities include:

Training:

  • Effectively present, facilitate and deliver assigned, Business English training course two days per week.
  • Formulate lesson plans, training aids, and innovate instructional methods to support growth and development of the Trainees.
  • Achieve and demonstrate a level of mastery of assigned curriculum by creating optimal learning experience.
  • Support classroom activities that promote imaginative learning.

Trainee Supervision:

  • Develop supportive professional working relationship with trainees and provide encouragement and support to ensure progress towards goals and job attainment, including direct supervision of 8-12 trainees.
  • Track and support trainee progress and participation, ensuring trainees are able to demonstrate necessary skills and competencies to be successful in preparation for internship and/or regular employment and job search.

Program Support:

  • Build and maintain alumni community by developing methods of regular contact with graduates including written, social media and face-to-face contact
  • Work closely with Director of Workforce Development to develop and maintain relationships with key area employers (HR, recruiters, staffing agency, managers, etc.), identify job leads, and identify partnership opportunities in the business community
  • Track and maintain long-term alumni outcome data including job retention
  • Operate a Graduate Lab to support and encourage program graduates to continue job search efforts
  • Plan and execute alumni outreach events in coordination with Program Manager and staff

Education and experience required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • At least two (2) years related work experience in workforce development, adult education or career and alumni engagement
  • Ability to teach to and engage many skill levels and learning styles within one classroom
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Successful completion of background checks required upon hire

 

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

Contact:
careers@nvfs.org

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

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

Bilingual Mental Health Counselor

This is a full-time or part-time position.
Location: Alexandria VA

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

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

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

Job responsibilities include:

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

Education and experience required:

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

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

 

This is a full-time or part-time position located in Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandria.

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

Contact:
Careers@nvfs.org

Trainer (Therapeutic Foster Care)

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

Foster Care provides intensive case management services to foster families, children and biological parents in coordination and collaboration with the referring agency and in compliance with state, Medicaid and agency standards. The Foster Care Trainer assists with planning and execution of goals and activities to effectively recruit, train, and retain foster and respite families. Trainers will develop supportive relationships with families to see them through successful completion of the certification process and ongoing participation in education and development.

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Job duties include:

Outreach and Recruitment:

  • Participate in outreach activities that include a multi-systemic approach to recruit foster families. This may include networking, recruitment events, establishing community contact, hosting informational meetings.
  • Assist in the planning of orientation sessions for prospective Foster Care Parents.

 

Assessment:

  • Perform initial screening process to determine eligibility for program services, providing assessment, intake and enrollment where appropriate.
  • Interview children and families and conduct and write home studies to complete initial assessments of families who are interested in becoming Resource, Foster, Adoptive, or Respite Parents. Deliver orientation sessions with potential families to provide information on the program and licensing/certification requirements.
  • Document, compile, and maintain a case record for each family participating throughout the training/assessment process.

Training and Development:

  • Coordinate scheduling of pre-service training with families.
  • Co-lead trainings using the PRIDE curriculum; prepare class materials and conduct classes. Actively interact with participant families throughout the training process.
  • Monitor and follow up on each Foster Family by assessing ongoing progress and ensuring services are delivered through quarterly monitoring phone calls of homes without children placed, or monitoring visits if more than 6 months have lapsed since the last home visit date and TFC is considering placing a child in the home, and recertification studies every three years.

Support Activities:

  • Participate in placement and discharge planning as needed.
  • Participate in regular supervision with Training and Placement Supervisor by providing regular updates and preparing case presentations.
  • Assist with Fee for Service Adoption Home Studies.
  • Assist with the coordination of foster care referrals received via phone, email, fax, or through a staffing meeting and counsel children and families in preparation for placement or discharge.

Education and experience required:

  • Must have one of the following:
    • Doctorate or Master’s degree in social work from a college or university accredited by the Council of Social Work Education or a field related to social work such as sociology, psychology, education or counseling, with a student placement in providing casework services to children and families. One year of experience in providing casework services to children and families may be substituted for a student placement
    • Baccalaureate degree in social work or a field related to social work including sociology, psychology, education or counseling and one year of experience in providing casework services to children and families
    • Baccalaureate degree in any field plus two years’ experience in providing casework services to children and families
  • Prefer at least two (2) years related work experience in case management, child development, working with families, and therapeutic services
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be comfortable with undesirable home conditions
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends as needed
  • Successful completion of background checks required upon hire
  • Clean DMV record; valid U.S. driver’s license
  • May be called upon to work beyond normal working hours

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

Program Supervisor (Healthy Families)

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

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

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

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

Job Duties include:

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

Education and experience required:

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

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

Contact:
careers@nvfs.org

Community & Volunteer Engagement Specialist – Development

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

The Community & Volunteer Engagement Specialist (C&VES) is responsible for implementing the successful coordination of the agency’s community outreach, partnerships, volunteer, and in-kind initiatives. The C&VES works collaboratively with the Development and Communications team and with program staff to maximize the agency’s effectiveness and build its capacity. All NVFS employees are expected to demonstrate the organizational values and sensitivity to the diversity of the agency’s community members and partners, fellow employees, and client base.

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Job duties will include:

  • Build and cultivate partnerships with existing and potential community and business groups.
  • Coordinate and conduct outreach in the business, civic, and faith sectors to promote agency’s visibility in the community, including:
  • Identify and seek opportunities, including speaking engagements, to engage with and raise visibility in the community.
  • Coordinate successful engagement opportunities such as in-kind drives and volunteer activities and provide efficient internal operations to support these activities.
  • Provide community engagement content to Communications for publicity (e.g. social media, website, newsletters, etc.) to enhance visibility of the agency and donor.
  • Follow up after community events and activities to acknowledge the entity’s contribution to the agency.
  • Collaborate with program staff to identify volunteer and in-kind activities that meet shared goals, to monitor performance, progress, suitability and efficiency.
  • Collaborate with the Development and Communications department to identify agency needs, build volunteer capacity, coordinate outreach and solicit community support.
  • Proactively recruit volunteers through targeted and general community markets.
  • Screen and place volunteers in roles that are most suitable to their skills, interests, and motivations and that meet agency needs and goals.
  • Provide volunteer supervision support as needed.
  • Facilitate in-kind donations to support the supply needs of program and agency.
  • Collaborate with community & volunteer engagement staff to ensure an effective, consistent, and high quality agency volunteer engagement program.
  • Develop or assist in the development of new opportunities that support the agency and department’s strategic goals.
  • Track volunteer and in-kind statistics and community engagement progress for outcome reports.
  • May include serving collaboratively as a member of community councils and initiatives. 

Education and experience required:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (education may be substituted with two years of related work experience for every year of college)
  • Related work experience in community engagement required
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with external constituencies and community partners
  • Ability to understand and effectively communicate program and agency information, impact, and engagement opportunities
  • Strong verbal presentation skills
  • Familiarity with Northern Virginia region is preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Bilingual skills a plus
  • 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

Program Specialist – Bridging Affordability

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

The Program Specialist performs complex and confidential administrative related functions to ensure the program’s operations flow smoothly. The Specialist will provide essential coordination and oversight relating to the administrative requirements and provide quality customer service to BA landlords, partners and participants. The Specialist will assist in ensuring that the program is ready to respond to all requests for data and audits. If partner case assignment is delayed, the Specialist may also be asked to carry a small BA caseload (up to four households) until the case manager is assigned and notified.

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

The Program Specialist performs complex and confidential administrative related functions to ensure the program’s operations flow smoothly. The Specialist will provide essential coordination and oversight relating to the administrative requirements and provide quality customer service to BA landlords, partners and participants. The Specialist will assist in ensuring that the program is ready to respond to all requests for data and audits. If partner case assignment is delayed, the Specialist may also be asked to carry a small BA caseload (up to four households) until the case manager is assigned and notified.

 

Job duties include:

  • Maintain responsibility for general administrative support functions to the department to ensure efficient program processes and procedures in support of the Bridging Affordability Program
  • Answer phone calls and respond to requests from clients, landlords, non-profit partners and county staff
  • Conduct comprehensive initial screening process to determine eligibility for program services and/or voucher eligibility
  • Process intake and enrollment when appropriate
  • Ensure that documentation sent by non-profit partners is accurate and demonstrate eligibility for the program guidelines
  • Work with landlords to ensure that payments are accepted and timely
  • Monitor, track and report on direct assistance and clients per each non-profit agency
  • Track client information and ensure integrity of data collection
  • Prepare monthly reports to county and other partners
  • Provide support in events planning
  • Prepare and assemble materials for various meetings

Education and experience required:

  • Bachelor’s degree (may be substituted with two years of related work experience for every year of college)
  • Two (2) years of related work experience in administrative support preferred
  • Strong math, editing, document review, and communication skills
  • Bilingual skills in Arabic, Spanish, ASL or other language a plus
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Successful completion of background checks required upon hire

 

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

Contact:
careers@nvfs.org

Vice President, Programs

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

Under the broad direction of the Executive Vice President, Programs, the VP of Programs has strategic and operational responsibility for NVFS’ program areas (Community Housing, Homeless Services, Multicultural Center & Youth Initiatives, and Workforce Development). Accountabilities include operational leadership, management and development of direct reports, integration of planning and budgeting, and strategic advancement of NVFS’ service areas. Promote leadership practices that support NVFS’ ability to affect the community through program/project implementation and community collaboration. Work in conjunction with members of the Leadership Team to advance NVFS’ priorities and serve as a compelling program advocate to staff and community partners for initiatives and the overall mission of NVFS. 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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Under the broad direction of the Executive Vice President, Programs, the VP of Programs has strategic and operational responsibility for NVFS’ program areas (Community Housing, Homeless Services, Multicultural Center & Youth Initiatives, and Workforce Development). Accountabilities include operational leadership, management and development of direct reports, integration of planning and budgeting, and strategic advancement of NVFS’ service areas. Promote leadership practices that support NVFS’ ability to affect the community through program/project implementation and community collaboration. Work in conjunction with members of the Leadership Team to advance NVFS’ priorities and serve as a compelling program advocate to staff and community partners for initiatives and the overall mission of NVFS. All NVFS employees are expected to demonstrate the organizational values and sensitivity to the diversity of the organization’s client base.

 

Job responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure that organizational policies and priorities are effectively communicated, implemented and monitored through coordination among programs and NVFS sites.
  • In conjunction with the President/CEO and Executive Team, direct the program work of NVFS, ensuring alignment with the organization’s mission and strategy. Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence and documented successes.
  • Provide management direction and leadership to NVFS’ Program Directors. Guide and oversee development of program strategies and projects to ensure strategic alignment, programmatic relevance and impact.
  • Promote strategic planning and management of programmatic financial resources and effective budget alignment/ management.
  • Enhance organizational excellence by establishing operational benchmarks, timelines, and resources needed to achieve strategic goals, proactively recommending and driving improvements as necessary; set standards for accountability and measurements of success.
  • Oversee the development of partnership agreements with strategic organizations.

 

Education and experience required:

  • Master’s degree in related field from an accredited college or university. (Bachelor’s degree required. Graduate degree can be substituted with two years of related work experience for every year of graduate level worked.)
  • At least six (6) years experience providing direct supervision of management level staff.
  • At least six (6) years progressive program management experience specializing in human services, non-profit, or other related areas.
  • A management style that promotes delegation of authority.
  • Superior organizational capabilities; ability to effectively set priorities and manage a demanding and complex workload.
  • Ability to supervise and coordinate on-going projects and effectively collaborate with other community partners and other members of the NVFS team.
  • Experience with budget processes and setting budget priorities.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate and work effectively and appropriately with community partners and staff from various cultures.
  • Proven experience in leading multicultural teams of professionals and an ability to foster strong working relationship.

 

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

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HR Generalist – Benefits, Wellbeing, and Risk Management

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

As Human Resources Generalist, you will work under limited supervision, performing complex and confidential human resources functions as they relate to benefits, employee wellbeing, risk management, workplace relations, and HRIS management and reporting, ensuring compliance with all applicable legal requirements. You will work in coordination with the Human Resources team to lead the Agency in engaging and retaining a talented mission-driven workforce.

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As Human Resources Generalist, you will work under limited supervision, performing complex and confidential human resources functions as they relate to benefits, employee wellbeing, risk management, workplace relations, and HRIS management and reporting, ensuring compliance with all applicable legal requirements. You should be able to thrive in a fast-paced, open-door team environment focused on providing a high level of quality customer service to all employees and other constituencies. You will work in coordination with the Human Resources team to lead the Agency in engaging and retaining a talented mission-driven workforce.

 

Key job duties:

Benefits Administration

  • Manages NVFS benefit plan design to ensure compliance and market competitiveness
  • Develops and cultivates relationships with benefit brokers and account managers, serving as primary contact
  • Partners with benefit brokers to lead process of evaluating benefit plan design, providers and renewals; recommends changes to CEO when needed
  • Manages the annual open enrollment process
  • Develops and implements Agency’s benefit communications strategy to enhance understanding of NVFS benefits across existing and prospective employee population
  • Provides education and consultation to employees on NVFS benefits, both individually and at Agency meetings
  • Investigates and assists employees in resolving complex benefit issues
  • Reconciles/approves benefit bills for payment

 

Risk Management

  • Manages employee extended leave and disability, including determination of eligibility
  • Provides counsel to employees on extended leave procedures and impacts on compensation and benefits
  • Processes Workers’ Compensation claims
  • Responds to Unemployment claims and represents Agency during unemployment hearings
  • Tracks and reports data pertaining to leave and disability, workers’ compensation, and unemployment
  • Collects and tracks Release and Waiver of Liability forms for on-site Wellbeing classes

 

Workplace Relations

  • Provides advice and counsel to supervisors and employees on employee relations matters and performance management

 

HRIS Management & Reporting

  • Ensures employment records are accurate in HRIS by processing employee benefits changes in a timely manner according to the Agency’s payroll schedule
  • Ensures compliance of employment records for program audits

 

Wellbeing

  • Manages Wellbeing program design and implementation process
  • Develops and implements Agency’s Wellbeing communications strategy to enhance awareness of NVFS Wellbeing program across existing and prospective employee population
  • Develops and cultivates relationships with Wellbeing vendors within the community, serving as primary contact
  • Tracks and reports data pertaining to Wellbeing program
  • Manages Wellbeing program budget; reconciles/approves Wellbeing bills for payment

 

Other

  • Assists with the development of HR policies and procedures
  • Assists with the coordination of NVFS employee events
  • Participates in regular supervision by providing regular updates and attending HR Team Meetings
  • Maintains working knowledge on NVFS programs, employment regulations, HR best practices and employment law
  • Maintains working knowledge of Wellbeing program best practices
  • Completes other projects assigned by Executive Vice President, Human Resources

 

Education and experience required:

  • Bachelor’s degree required (No equivalent experience allowed)
  • At least three (3) years related human resources experience
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Successful completion of background checks required upon hire
  • Computer proficiency and technical aptitude with the ability to utilize Microsoft Office Suite and HRIS software
  • Experience with UltiPro preferred, but not required

 

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. 

 

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

Contact:
careers@nvfs.org

Teacher

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

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

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

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

Job duties will include:

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

Education and experience required:

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

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

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

Contact:
Careers@nvfs.org

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.

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

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

 Job duties include:

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

 

Education and experience required:

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

 

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

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Bilingual Youth Counselor

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

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

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

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

Essential Job Duties:

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

Education and experience required:

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

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

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Housing Counselor II

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

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

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

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

Job responsibilities will include:

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

 

Education and experience required:

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

 

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

Contact:
careers@nvfs.org

Child Care Provider

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

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

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

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

Job duties include:

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

Education and experience required:

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

 

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

Contact:
careers@nvfs.org

Family Advocate (Early Head Start)

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

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

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

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

Job duties include:

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

Education and experience required:

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

 

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

Contact:
Careers@nvfs.org

Mental Health Coordinator

This is a full-time, benefited position located in multiple locations in Prince William County.
Location: Woodbridge VA

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

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

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

Job duties include:

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

Education and experience required:

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

 

 

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

Contact:
careers@nvfs.org

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

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

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

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

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

Essential Job Duties:

Leadership:

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

Strategic Planning:

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

Fiscal Management:

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

Functional Area Management:

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

Education and experience required:

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

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

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

Elizabeth Humphrey                                         Susy Howard

Managing Principal                                           Principal

703.841.1700 ext 223                                        703.841.1700 ext 253

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

Contact:
careers@nvfs.org

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

Head Start Teacher

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

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

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

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

Job duties will include:

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

Education and experience required:

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

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

Contact:
careers@nvfs.org