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Current Opening: Family Consultant (full time, Staunton)

People Places is a nonprofit child placing agency; providing therapeutic foster care and adoption services. As our agency continues to evolve and grow, so does the demand for reliable workers. Are you passionate about helping children and youth in your community and looking for a sense of professional purpose? We currently have a full-time position open in our Staunton office for a Family Consultant. This is a challenging but rewarding position that requires initiative, case management and counseling skills, and the ability to work with children, families, and treatment teams. A Bachelor’s degree in a field related to social work is required (Master’s degree preferred). A minimum of two years experience providing casework services to children and families is also required. We offer competitive salary, full benefits, and an energetic work environment.

If interested in applying for this position please supply the following documents with your online application: Resume and Cover Letter

People Places: Dedicated to providing therapeutic services within the community and nurturing safe and lasting relationships for children and families.

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.

Current Opening: Special Education Teacher (full time, Statunon)

Pygmalion School, a special education school in Staunton, VA ,is currently accepting applications for a Special Education Teacher for the 2018-2019 academic school year. Pygmalion serves students with disabilities such as emotional, intellectual, and other health impairments.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Instructing students in a program of study which meets stated objectives and preparing students to master grade level standards
  • Preparing lesson plans and supplementary materials to meet the student’s individual instructional levels; providing both group and individualized instruction
  • Establishing and maintaining a functional learning environment that promotes positive behaviors and student success
  • Developing and implementing Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
  • Monitoring student progress towards achieving instructional objectives as well as goals on the IEPs and recording necessary data
  • Evaluating academic and behavioral/emotional growth, preparing reports cards, checklists, and other record keeping data as needed
  • Administering standardized testing and SOLs
  • Supervising students during transitional times
  • Supervising Teaching Assistants

The ideal candidate will have the ability to collaborate with team members and communicate well with parents and placing school divisions. A Bachelor’s degree in education is required (Master’s in Education preferred). All candidates must possess a valid collegiate professional certificate issued by the Division of Teacher Certification, Virginia Department of Education, with endorsements in the disabilities served by the school or a Provisional License issued by the Division of Teacher Certification, Virginia Department of Education, and a plan of studies from an accredited university to be completed within 3 years of being issued a provisional license.

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.

 

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 Mentor (part-time, Charlottesville)

Job Summary

Family Mentors provide hands-on support and guidance to families to help prevent placement disruption or facilitate successful reunification. They are a resource, coach, and advocate for their clients; a co-pilot on their clients’ journeys toward goal attainment.

Responsibilities and Duties

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. Common goals include parenting skills, organizational skills, accessing community resources, creating consistent and predictable family routines, communication skills, and securing/maintaining stable housing and employment.

Qualifications and Skills

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
  • Reliable form of transportation to visit clients in Rockingham County, Harrisonburg, Augusta County, and Staunton areas.

Current Opening: Family Mentor (part-time, Staunton/Harrisonburg)

Job Summary

Family Mentors provide hands-on support and guidance to families to help prevent placement disruption or facilitate successful reunification. They are a resource, coach, and advocate for their clients; a co-pilot on their clients’ journeys toward goal attainment.

Responsibilities and Duties

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. Common goals include parenting skills, organizational skills, accessing community resources, creating consistent and predictable family routines, communication skills, and securing/maintaining stable housing and employment.

Qualifications and Skills

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
  • Reliable form of transportation to visit clients in Rockingham County, Harrisonburg, Augusta County, and Staunton areas.

Equal Employment Opportunity

People Places, Inc. (the “Agency.”) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the Agency complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status is expressly prohibited. Improper interference with the ability of Agency employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.