Open Positions

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 relavant and timely.
 

Programs Coordinator

Location: Maury River Senior Services, 2137 Magnolia Ave., Buena Vista, VA
Days/Hours: Full time/40 hours a week
Pay: $16.75/hr (salaried position)
 
RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop, plan and execute quality virtual and in-person programs that appeal to a wide range of interest that can be presented through the VPAS Cafe and Aging with Confidence models in Buena Vista, Lexington and Rockbridge County in accordance with VPAS policies and procedures. Supervision of program staff, assist with budget development, transporting seniors, building maintenance and management of senior services offered locally.
 
QUALIFICATIONS: Successful candidates must have prior experience working with older adults, preferably in a human services setting; have excellent computer, communication, organization, and time management skills; be able to work independently and as part of a team; and have a clean driving record and a reliable vehicle. Leading exercise programs and presentation skills preferred. 
 
TO APPLY: Submit resume and letter of interest detailing experience related to the responsibilities and qualifications of the position to Laura Hotinger at laura@vpas.info.
 
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.
 

Senior Transportation Driver

Location: Staunton, Augusta, Waynesboro

Days/Hours: 20 hours a week, split over Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

POSITION:
The Senior Transportation Driver provides transportation to and from the rider’s home to medical or life necessary destinations for individuals 60 years and older, or individuals under 60 with a disability, who do not have other transportation options available. The Driver uses safe driving practices and ensures proper van maintenance in order to operate the van safely. Transports are made within Staunton, Augusta, and Waynesboro as well as healthcare destinations outside of the area.  

QUALIFICATIONS:
Successful candidates must enjoy working with older adults, have verbal good communication skills, be able to work independently, and have good time management skills to follow the schedule provided. Employment is contingent on a satisfactory DMV, Criminal Background, and Drug Screening checks, as well as completion of the VPAS Health Care provider authorization form.

TO APPLY:
External candidates should submit a VPAS Employment Application to kay@vpas.info

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.


Programs Assistant

Location: Harrisonburg Satellite Office
Days/Hours: TBD / 20 hours a week
Supervisor: Director of Senior Services, Harrisonburg, Rockingham Region (HR)
Start: Immediately
 
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Programs Assistant is primarily responsible for assisting with the development, planning, and execution of virtual and in person educational and social / recreational programs for the HR Region. The Programs Coordinator ensures that educational, social, and recreational activities are executed in compliance with VPAS policies and procedures.
 
QUALIFICATIONS: Successful candidates must enjoy working with older adults, have excellent computer, communication, organization, and time management skills, be able to work independently and as part of a team. Leading exercise programs and presentation skills preferred. 
 
TO APPLY: Submit resume and letter of interest detailing relevant knowledge and experience related to the responsibilities and qualifications of the position to Beth Bland at beth@vpas.info.
 
 

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.