AASC

Office: (276) 964-4915
Toll-Free: (800) 656-2272
Fax: (276) 963-0130
Email: cpatton@aasc.org

Employment

Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All prospective employees must pass a criminal background check and must pass a drug screening.

Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age in its programs, activities or in its hiring and employment practices.

Job vacancies with AASC and Four County Transit are listed on the Virginia Employment Commission's website.

Please bring the following items for interviews: Prospective drivers must provide the agency a certificate of auto insurability. Aides should bring certifications. All applicants should bring identification such as driver's license, social security card or birth certificate.

Call 276-964-4915 for an application or download the form here.

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Applications may be e-mailed to:
resumes@aasc.org

Applications may also be mailed to:

AASC
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 765
Cedar Bluff, VA 24609


Position: Occupational Therapist

Description: Evaluates and reassesses patients with regard to mobility level and other functional abilities. Provides and recommends therapeutic exercise and treatment. Plans and develops exercise programs for maintenance therapy for participants. Responsible for the overall occupational therapy program and supervision of COTA.

  • Conduct’s initial, periodic, and as-needed assessments of participants’ physical condition and functional status.
  • Develops treatment program when indicated, sets goals and provides treatment.
  • Reviews and completes participant assessments and discharge summaries. Plans and develops maintenance, exercise and therapy programs for participants.
  • Provides training to family members, caregivers, and staff members for those parts of the treatment plan that can be implemented by them.
  • Provides supervision to personal care aides and other staff who are implementing occupational therapy treatment programs.
  • Communicates participant changes to team members.
  • Participates in the development of participant plans of care and in coordination of a 24-hour care delivery system.
  • Serves as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team
  • Completes all documentation in the medical record as required.
  • Acts only within the scope of his or her authority to practice.

Requirements: Graduate of an AOTA approved school or equivalent. AOTA certified in Occupational Therapy. Licensed to practice Occupational Therapy by the Virginia Board of Occupational Therapy. Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. One year’s experience working with the frail/elderly. Demonstrate clinical competency with geriatric population. Be medically cleared for communicable diseases and have all immunizations up-to-date before engaging in direct participant contact.


Position: Site Manager – Pocahontas Site

Description: Oversees the operation of the senior center. Coordinates the meal programs, the van drivers, and center special activities. Prepares reports and other materials as required. Problems encountered range from routine to complex in nature; significant public contact is required and position requires some independent decision-making and action. May also prepare meals for participants in on-site programs and for home delivery. Performs other kitchen and food service activities as directed.

  • Prepares daily and monthly reports of site participants and programs
  • Insure that food is prepared safely and meals delivered correctly
  • Maintains the center in good, clean condition
  • Coordinate activities for on-site such as exercise programs, blood pressure checks, etc.; and coordinate programs for off-site such as shopping trips, picnics, etc.
  • Prepare meals for participants using safe food handling techniques
  • Prepare and pack meals for home delivery
  • Keep work units and equipment clean and sanitary at all times
  • Wash dishes and store
  • Prepare grocery inventory and grocery order
  • Stock groceries monthly
  • Prepare weekly milk order
  • Attend all training as required
  • Must maintain strict confidentiality in all matters pertaining to the participants and agency

Requirements: Graduation from high school or equivalent is preferred. Training and experience in food handling and sanitation measures and basic knowledge or the equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience. Prefer training in vocational or business education while in high school.


Position: Cook – Tazewell Site

Description: Prepares meals for participants in on-site programs and for home delivery. Performs other kitchen and food service activities as directed. Work methods are easily learned and employees generally follow detailed instructions. Problems encountered are usually of a simple or routine nature

  • Prepare meals for participants using safe food handling techniques
  • Prepare and pack meals for home delivery
  • Keep work units and equipment clean and sanitary at all times
  • Wash dishes and store
  • Prepare grocery inventory and grocery order
  • Stock groceries monthly
  • Prepare weekly milk order
  • Attend all training as required
  • Must maintain strict confidentiality in all matters pertaining to the participants and agency

Requirements: Graduation from high school or equivalent is preferred. Training and experience in food handling and sanitation measures and basic knowledge or the equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience. Prefer training in vocational or business education while in high school.


Position: PERSONAL CARE AIDES

Description: Medicaid Personal Care Services are long-term maintenance or support services which are necessary in order to enable individuals to remain in the home as opposed to nursing home placement. Provides services designed to prevent or reduce inappropriate institutional care by providing eligible individuals with basic health related services such as assisting with ambulating/exercise, assisting with normally self-administered medications, reporting changes in client's conditions and needs and/or providing household services essential to good health in the home.
Use of therapeutic interpersonal skills in all contacts in the work setting is required. Duties may include, but are not limited to: providing nursing care for, and assistance to patients while meeting their personal hygiene needs such as bathing, feeding, lifting, turning, and positioning; assisting the physician and professional nurse in patient examinations; assisting with provisions for emotional and physical comfort and direction according to individual patient care plans, including patient teaching and encompassing cultural and emotional needs; and, other personal care duties as assigned. Specifically, personal care services means providing assistance with personal hygiene, nutritional support and environmental maintenance necessary for clients to remain in their home. Problems encountered range from routine to complex in nature; significant public contact is required and position requires independent decision-making and action.

Requirements: Must possess a certificate for nursing assistant from an approved program or a Certified Nursing Assistant, licensed with the Virginia Board of Nursing and be in good standing. Prefer experience in providing personal care assistance to patients.


Position: PACE TRANSPORTATION DRIVERS

Description: Will transport ambulatory and non-ambulatory participants (in wheelchairs or on stretchers) to various destinations by agency vehicle. Will provide needed participants assistance on and off vehicles. The driver will at all times be alert to participants needs and operate the vehicle in a safe manner. Must have skills to deal professionally with health care personnel and participants with chronic illnesses who may be disabled physically and/or cognitively. Transportation drivers may be required to provide necessary services as authorized by the PACE Interdisciplinary Team (IDT). Accurate recordkeeping is mandatory for this position. Significant public contact is required and position requires some independent decision-making and action.

Requirements: Minimum - Must give a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record. High school diploma or GED preferred. Must be able to read, write and communicate effectively. Previous experience preferred. Training required, including but not limited to passenger assistance, Personal Care Assistant (PCA) or Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), First Aid, CPR, wheelchair lift operations, etc. Job requires moderate to heavy lifting. Must be able to pass DOT physical, drug and alcohol test, criminal background check and agency driving test. Transportation drivers will be required to have one (1) year experience with the elderly. CDL license not required but preferred with passenger endorsement. Use of radio communication equipment is preferred.