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Northern Virginia Family Service

About the organization

Working at Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) means doing work that matters every day because of the difference you will make in the lives of children and families in Northern Virginia. NVFS’ breadth, depth and scope of services offer the resources and support to ensure that everyone in need, at every stage of life, maximizes their potential and fully contributes to a thriving community. NVFS is a private, non-profit human service organization with 400+ employees, 6,000+ volunteers, and various offices located throughout Northern Virginia. Serving nearly 35,000 children and families, our program areas include housing and emergency services; nutritional, physical, and mental health services; early childhood education, foster care and child placement services; family reunification, youth intervention and prevention services; job training and entrepreneurship programs services; and legal services.


Conduct one-on-one job counseling sessions with clients to find gainful employment:

Understand and assess client background, skills, interests, challenges, barriers, and current efforts to find employment.
Match client skill set with available job opportunities.
Assist clients in job search and application process.

Meetings with clients take place in the office or a mutually agreed upon public space, convenient for the client, such as a library or coffee shop.
Identify and pursue existing resources to aid clients in meeting their career goals and removing barriers. Examples might include but are not limited to volunteer opportunities, financial counseling and anything that increases confidence and/or social interaction.
Participate in regular team meetings with Career Navigator team as well as supervision with Program Director.
Communicate regularly and collaborate with RHAP case management team, to keep them informed of clients’ progress, and to provide consistent support to clients. May collaborate with other Housing department management and team members, and other NVFS staff as needed.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferred.
At least two (2) years’ experience in related field such as coaching, adult education, workforce development or proven success building relationships.
Experience serving high-barrier populations or non-English speaking and low literacy adults.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
Successful completion of background checks required upon hire.
May be called upon to work beyond normal working hours.

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a person so classified.


Upper 30s - Low 50s

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