VPAS, the local Area Agency on Aging, has empowered those 60 years and older with the resources and opportunities they need to lead engaged lives since 1974. Our focus is on helping individuals and caregivers successfully navigate the changes and challenges that come with aging. VPAS' Senior Leadership Team embraces employee feedback and input for improving the services we offer in the community in order to be relevant and timely.
Employment decisions will be based on the principles of equal opportunity. All personnel actions (recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, etc.) are administered without regard to any characteristic protected by state, federal or local law, assuming said characteristic does not interfere with the performance of essential job functions. Confidential assistance in completing an application for those with specific disabilities that prevent them from completing it may be obtained if needed.
COVID Protocols: Proof of full COVID vaccination required for employment. Masking and social distancing are required when interacting with volunteers, visitors, and meal recipients.
Team Support Specialist
VPAS is accepting interested applicants for a part-time Team Support Specialist/Senior Transportation Driver position for Maury River Senior Services.
DAYS/HOURS: Flexible scheduling of 20 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm.
LOCATION: Maury River Senior Services, 2137 Magnolia Ave., Buena Vista, VA
POSITION: The Team Support Specialist/Senior Transportation Driver (TSS) provides support as needed for programs including Meals on Wheels (MOWs), VPAS Cafés; and transportation to Cafes and/or to medical appointments or other destinations in the Rockbridge area. A full position description is attached.
QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge: Familiarity with Buena Vista, Lexington and Rockbridge County roads. Safe driving techniques and traffic laws in VA. Familiarity with recreational and educational interests of older adults and aging issues preferred. Current Virginia driver license with clean driving record. Experience operating a cargo van preferred. At least one-year experience in the human services field preferred.
SKILLS: Attention to detail; problem-solving; time management; organization; critical thinking, and establish and sustain interpersonal relationships. Excellent customer service skills.
ABILITY: Operate a van safely on confined city streets and rural roads in Rockbridge County; perform routine maintenance checks on vehicles; maintain required paperwork to policy standards; work independently and as part of a team; lifting and carrying 30lbs repeatedly.
TO APPLY: Candidates should submit a VPAS Employment Application and a resume to email@example.com . Proof of full COVID vaccination required for employment.
Team Support Specialist
LOCATION: Harrisonburg VPAS Office
DAYS/HOURS: Monday – Friday between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm. Days and number of hours vary based on part-time or substitute position.
The Team Support Specialist (TSS) provides support as needed for programs including Meals on Wheels (MOWs), VPAS Cafes, Aging with Confidence; and transportation to Cafes and/or to medical appointments or other destinations in the Harrisonburg Rockingham region. The TSS is responsible for vehicle checks and maintenance under the supervision for the Nutrition and Transportation Manager.
Successful candidates must have excellent driving skills, customer service, communication, organization and time management skills; and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Attention to detail, compliance with confidentiality rules, and sensitivity in working with vulnerable populations are a must.
Interested candidates should fill out a VPAS Application for Employment and send to Beth Bland at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.