AASC

Office: (276) 964-4915
Toll-Free: (800) 656-2272
Fax: (276) 963-0130

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: PACE Travel Registered Nurse

Description: Will be assigned participants in an identified footprint within the four-county served by the agency. Will be responsible for assessment of health needs and contributing to the plan of care, initial implementation of nursing care plans and providing nursing care, as well as periodic evaluation of participant nursing needs.

Requirements: Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed. License and current registration to practice as a registered nurse in Virginia. Minimum of one year's experience working with a frail or elderly population. Compliance with any State or Federal requirements for direct patient care staff in their respective settings. Valid Diver's license and pass criminal background check. Medically cleared of Communicable diseases and up-to-date with immunizations.


 Position: Care Coordinator/Transition Coach

Description: Will assess patients meeting guidelines established through a contract agreement with Community Care Transition Program operated though CMS. Clients will be located in local hospitals that are participating in the CCTP Program. Will assess client needs and coordinate services among all providers. The Care Coordinator/Transition Coach will also develop resources to meet the older adult’s needs. Prepares reports and other materials as required. Will maintain caseload and documentation on client files; performs data entry. Routine travel in service area is required. Will coordinate and interact with assigned or appropriate staff in local hospitals that are contracted with the program. The Care Coordinator/Transition Coach will dedicate time working in local hospitals to reduce readmission rates for persons receiving Medicare. Significant public contact is required and the position requires some independent decision-making and action.

Requirements: Must possess a bachelor’s degree in human services, social work or is a registered nurse. Must be trained and certified in the Coleman Model Transition Coach. It is preferred that the Care Coordinator/Transition Coach have two years of satisfactory experience in the human services field working with the elderly. Must have computer knowledge and experience.


Position: PACE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM ASSISTANT

Description: Will assist with the following duties as assigned: Work as a member of the PACE Interdisciplinary Team to assess participant transportation needs and make recommendations to the IDT; will determine appropriate mode and provision of transportation services; will serve as the PACE transportation liaison with Four County Transit and a local network of providers; must maintain effective communication with providers, drivers, and the medical community; must work independently and use sound judgment in coordinating appropriate transportation services; will assure transportation services are provided in accordance with federal, state, and local guidelines. Will, as needed, perform the duties of a driver for the PACE program.

Requirements: Associate degree or high school diploma with equivalent experience may be considered; minimum two (2) years’ experience in the area of transportation, human services, disabilities, or other related field is required; advanced knowledge of computers is recommended; must have demonstrated excellent interpersonal communication skills.


Position: Director of Care Coordination

Description: Oversees the management of cases by insuring that client needs are correctly addressed and available services properly coordinated. The care coordinator director is responsible for assigning and tracking clients and referrals and for reviewing cases and assessments. Prepares reports and other materials as required. Problems encountered range from routine to complex in nature; significant public contact is required and position requires significant independent decision-making and action.

  • Oversee assessment of client needs through the use of the Uniform Assessment Instrument (UAI), both short and long assessments.
  • Oversee coordination of services for the elderly among human services agencies, including departments of social services, health, mental health, etc.
  • Determines client eligibility for participation in appropriate program, i.e. case management, information and assistance.
  • Review client files, assessments, and care plans.
  • Monitors progress of client's services and needs
  • Develops new resources to assist in provision of services, i.e. churches, civic groups, private sector, etc.
  • Meet with staff to counsel and solve problems
  • 8Maintains accurate records
  • Completes reports in a timely manner
  • Write grant proposals
  • Attends training as required
  • Performs other agency-related duties as assigned.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality concerning all information pertaining to clients and program operations.

Requirements: Must be able to qualify for Medicaid certification. To qualify as a provider of services through DMAS, the care coordinator director must possess a combination of work experience or relevant education. It is preferred that the care coordinator director possess a minimum of an undergraduate degree in a human services field, or be a licensed nurse. Must have two years of satisfactory experience in the human services field working with the elderly.


Position: Child Care Program Aide – PART-TIME

Description: Responsible for the care and well-being of pre-school and school age children; provide instruction in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth.

  • Responsible for helping supervise children and in implementing the activities and services for children.
  • Encourage, supervise and help organize recreational and learning activities for the benefit of each child. Assist with set-up and clean-up of each activity. Encourage and assist children with participation in-group and individual activities and field trips.
  • Show sensitivity to the children’s needs, being aware of individual abilities.
  • Assist with ensuring that the activities, services, and facilities of the Center are conducive to the well-being of the children.
  • Monitor individual and/or group activities to prevent activities and promote social skills.
  • Monitor children for safety and wellness.
  • Demonstrate concern for all the children’s welfare by rendering immediate assistance to any child in need.
  • Respond appropriately in emergency situations.

Requirements: Shall be at least 18 years of age. Should have three months programmatic experience in the group care of children and at least one of the following educational backgrounds: a) one year early childhood certificate from an accredited college or university that consists of at least 30 hours; b) child development credential by an organization approved by the Department of Social Services; c) teaching diploma from an internationally or nationally recognized Montessori organization; or a high school diploma or G.E.D. or verification of completion of a home school program approved by the state, and six months of supervised programmatic experience in the group care of children.


Position: Delivery Driver – Nutrition (PRN)

Description: The delivery driver will pack, load and deliver meals from a nutrition site or local designated storage area to home bound clients as directed. Work methods are fairly easily learned and employees generally follow detailed instructions when work is not of a repetitive nature. Employees must be able to assist the public in a professional manner.

  • Pack and load meals to be delivered according to AASC procedures for hot, frozen or canned meals.
  • Accurate recordkeeping to include listing number of meals you are delivering on the office meal count forms. If a client is not home, you must correct the meal count when you return the meals.
  • Deliver meals to home bound clients. If using your personal vehicle, record odometer reading on travel voucher at the meal pick-up point and at the home of your last client.
  • Straighten freezer and storage area each work day.
  • Maintain and clean food carriers.
  • Maintain accurate records for assigned tasks.
  • Performs other agency-related services as warranted.
  • Attends training as required.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality concerning all information pertaining to clients and program operations.
  • Demonstrate and maintain good work ethics.

Requirements: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or GED. Must have a valid driver’s license. Job requires frequent lifting.


Position: Grant Writer

Description: This position requires familiarity with AASC’s programs, goals and financial needs. Position involves research for potential funding sources and the development and submission of proposals after executive approval. Will require accurate recordkeeping to track due dates, funding awards, and other data. Will be required to monitor the grants from submission to award and follow up with any additional information, if requested. Responsible for interpretation of grant applications and compilation and submission of data for submission. Prepares reports and other materials as required.

  • Understands agency’s programs, goals and financial needs.
  • Responsible for interpretation of grant application, compilation of data and submission of grant proposals for securing funding for respective agency programs.
  • Will assist the executive director with the development of budget and charts.
  • Will maintain current files on existing and proposed agency programs and projects.
  • Consistently works to develop a diversified network of funding organizations.
  • Tracks all proposals from submission to award and provides periodic reports to executive director.
  • Is familiar with government policies and online submission processes in an ever changing environment.
  • Adheres to all grant deadlines to ensure proper and timely submission of proposals.
  • Accurately tracks all proposal submissions, monitors awards and works closely with program directors, public relations coordinator and executive director in.
  • Responsible for maintaining project timelines utilizing electronic database management.
  • Will submit any required supplemental reports to comply with grant requirements.
  • Demonstrates strict confidentiality concerning all information pertaining to agency programs, funding and resources.
  • Attends workshops, seminars, and trainings as directed or required.
  • Demonstrates and maintains good work ethics.
  • Performs other agency-related services as directed.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in communication, English, writing, finance or similar field. Two years’ experience as a grant writer for foundation, corporate, local, state and federal grant funds. Proficient in all MS Office programs. Must have valid driver’s license.


Position: Intake/Enrollment Coordinator

Description: Evaluates and coordinates potential enrollees to the PACE program, including intake and marketing.

  • Accept in-coming referrals from participants, family, and/or other sources.
  • Complete intake and follow-up documentation, including tracking referrals of potential participants – using a referral log, detailed follow-up notes, and email reports to PACE staff.
  • Interview potential participants and caregivers and gather information to verify PACE eligibility.
  • Explain PACE, its services, eligibility requirements, participant rights, enrollment and dis-enrollment procedures and other relevant information to participants and caregivers.
  • Complete home visits with potential participants, coordinating plans with other staff as needed.
  • Assist participants and caregivers with Long Term Care Medicaid applications and eligibility process.
  • Coordinate visits by potential participants and caregivers to the PACE Center.
  • Maintain excellent relations with pre-admission screening teams, discharge planners, and workers at other health and social service agencies.
  • Collaborate with other staff to educate participants and families about PACE.
  • Conduct PACE presentations in the community.
  • Participate in staff meetings and in-service training as required.
  • Work with staff to implement the PACE marketing plan and related work plans.
  • Provide liaison services between agency programs and potential participants.
  • Assist Social Workers with various tasks as needed.
  • Make referrals to community and agency resources.
  • Perform data collection and data entry as needed including maintaining referral tracking log, reasons potential enrollees did not enroll, and number of social work contacts.
  • Prepare reports as needed.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality concerning all information pertaining to participants.
  • Maintain records on prospective enrollees.
  • Conduct Annual Coordination of Benefits surveys.
  • Perform other agency-related duties as required.
  • Attend training and meetings as required.
  • Demonstrate and maintain good work ethics.
  • Acts only with the scope of his or her authority in performing duties.

Requirements: Associates Degree required, Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services or Health Services preferred. Must have excellent communication skills (oral and written) and computer skills. Must have a minimum of 1 year experience working with the elderly. Knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid regulations and screening process for long term care is a plus. Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Requirements include home visiting, analytical thinking, problem solving skills, and the ability to function well on a team. Must be medically cleared for communicable diseases and have all immunizations up to date before engaging in direct participant contact. Must undergo a criminal background check.


Position: TRANSIT DRIVER (CDL with Passenger Endorsement and Non-CDL)

Description: Will provide needed passengers assistance on and off vehicles. The drivers will at all times be alert to passenger needs and operate the vehicle in a safe manner. Transportation will be provided to all age riders and to various destinations. Transit 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.

  • Must have valid driver's license and acceptable driving record.
  • Transport riders/passengers to and from approved destinations.
  • When needed will assist riders boarding and unloading.
  • Will use proper techniques in assisting passengers, including those in wheelchairs.
  • Will assure proper vehicle maintenance is provided, keep vehicle clean and in good operative condition.
  • Observe safe-driving practices including those outlined in Four County Transit's Safe Driving Policies.
  • Pick up and return participants according to a predetermined schedule developed by the PACE Transportation Supervisor.
  • Provide updates on participant problems or concerns to the PACE Transportation Coordinator.
  • Collect fees/contributions with proper reporting.
  • Report any unacceptable behavior or the use of profanity on the vehicle.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality in all matters pertaining to riders or the agency.
  • Refrain from the use of the vehicle for any personal reason.
  • Maintain accurate transportation records as identified by the supervisor.
  • Complete and submit accurate reports in a timely manner.
  • Attend and participate in all required training.
  • Will perform other agency-related tasks as warranted.
  • Will demonstrate and maintain good work ethics.
  • Will adhere to all applicable agency policies and procedures.

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, First Aid, CPR, wheelchair lift operations, etc. Job requires some lifting up to 75 lbs. Must be able to pass DOT physical, drug and alcohol test and criminal background check.


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.