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Current Opening: IT Manager
People Places, a 40+ year 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is looking for a difference-maker to join our team! This is an immediate opening. We are hiring an Information Technology (“IT”) Manager who will ensure the streamlined operation of the IT department in alignment with the business objectives of the organization.
Duties will include:
- Planning, coordinating, directing, and designing IT-related activities of the organization
- Providing administrative direction and support for daily operational activities of the IT department
- Working closely with decision makers in other departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the organization
- Defining and implementing IT policies, procedures and best practices
- Identifying, procuring, installing, and maintaining agency server, network, software, telephones and related hardware needed to provide an internal information system
- Training staff to use Agency computers and the network they form
- Diagnosing and fixing problems with the network and with individual machines
- Identifying system needs and recommend hardware/software upgrades and replacements
- Establishing network resources as needed including new office set-up
- User account management
- A thorough understanding of the computers and computer systems used by People Places, including Linux, Windows and Cisco
- A high school degree or equivalent
- At least five years experience setting up and maintaining information system(s) for a business or businesses
- Familiarity with software used at People Places and with the type of servers and individual machines the agency uses
- The ability to install and maintain new equipment and diagnose and correct routine e-problems that arise with the network, servers, telephones, PCs and the staff who use them
- The ability to communicate clearly and with patience in assisting staff with problems and questions
- The ability to demonstrate successful leadership of the IT Department
- Advanced study in the areas of networking (Cisco), server administration (Linux, Windows), VoIP/SIP (Asterisk), time management and communication
The position is based in Staunton, VA; however, traveling is required in this role to serve People Places locations in Staunton, Charlottesville, and Harrisonburg.
EEO: People Places provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.
Job Type: Full-time
Current Opening: Youth Mentor (part-time)
People Places is seeking skilled and committed individuals to act as role models and teachers for youth in foster care. This position typically requires a few hours, of time with youth, each week.
Qualified candidates are those who are passionate about serving youth in foster care. Other requirements include: a high school diploma or GED and the ability to establish appropriate, positive, and nurturing relationships.
Candidates must pass a background check.
Current Opening: Family Mentors (part-time)
Family Mentors provide hands-on support and guidance to families to help either: a) prevent placement disruption, or b) facilitate successful reunification. They are a resource, coach, and advocate for their clients; a co-pilot on their clients’ journeys toward goal attainment. Through weekly home visits, Family Mentors provide parent education and support to promote positive, lasting impacts within family systems. Goals are individualized to meet the unique needs of each family; however, common goals revolve around parenting skills, organizational skills, accessing community resources, creating consistent and predictable family routines, communication skills, and securing stable housing and employment.
Candidates should possess the following qualifications:
- Experience working in a community setting with families from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds
- Experience working with individuals and families with mental health needs
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Strong interpersonal and time management skills
- The ability to function well within interdisciplinary treatment teams
- The availability to spend several hours with each family on a weekly basis
- Dedication to the principles of service, social justice, integrity, and the inherent dignity and worth of every person