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: Director of Human Resources

Description:
Has primary responsibility for all personnel, compliance, employee relations, staff development, affirmative action and equal employment opportunity functions of the agency and provides advice and counsel to department heads/supervisors on a range of personnel matters.

Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, public administration or closely related field. Minimum of three years of increasingly responsible salaried Human Resources administrative and supervisory experience. Must project and uphold the highest ethical standards and have demonstrated leadership ability and excellent interpersonal, communication and computer skills. Preferred: Human Resources Certification or advanced training and experience in non-profit HR.


Position:
PACE RN

Description:
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. Valid driver’s license.


 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: 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: 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.