Monthly Archives: September 2009

VA Dept. of Rehabilitative Services/Disability Determination Services: Program Administration Specialist I/Disability Determination Analyst Trainee

Do you enjoy the challenge of gathering and organizing information in order to make sound decisions?  Would you like the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of persons with disabilities?  The Disability Determination Services Division has Disability Determination Analyst Trainee positions available in the Roanoke Regional Office.  Training will be provided in a classroom setting, on-line and on the job.  These positions are responsible for adjudicating an assigned caseload of claims for disability benefits filed by citizens of Virginia under the Social Security Act, as amended.  This requires securing and objectively evaluating medical, vocational, and other relevant information, and rendering accurate and timely decisions according to applicable federal regulations.  Competency based advancement ensures compensation for increasing your skills.
Experience/ability in gathering, reviewing and analyzing large volumes of data to arrive at well supported decisions or conclusions following established policies and procedures.  Ability to organize a workload, multi-task and meet multiple established deadlines.  Ability to adapt positively to frequent changes in all areas of work.  A demonstrated ability to prepare written analyses that support sound decision making for persons of all educational and socio-economic backgrounds.  Writing samples will be completed at the interview.  Must be able to demonstrate ability to effectively use a word processing personal computer application.  Undergraduate degree preferred or equivalent applicable experience or training.  Experience in claims adjudication and medical knowledge or interest a plus.  Qualified candidate must be able to commit to intensive skills training provided during the first 120 days of employment.  Successful candidate will be fingerprinted and must pass criminal background check. 
Pay Band 4 – Salary Range: $32,013 to $43,053***Comprehensive State benefits package included. ***For applicants hired with DDS claims adjudication experience, salary is negotiable within the pay band 4 salary range of $32,013 to $64,347 based on experience and qualifications. 
To apply:
Please visit our Career Center at for position information or how to apply for a position.  To apply online, please visit  Applications must be submitted through the RMS online system unless the applicant has called in advance to request a reasonable accommodation.  To request an accommodation or additional information call 804-726-1919. Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Applicants interested in other DDS offices must apply online to each job posting to be considered for that location.  EEO/AA/TTY – Reasonable accommodations upon request. Closing Date:  October 2, 2009
State Form 10-012 Required 

Graduate & Professional Day on Thursday, October 1 from 4pm-7pm in the Sadler Center – Williamsburg, VA

The College of William & Mary
Career Center
will be hosting our annual Graduate & Professional Day on Thursday, October
1 from 4pm-7pm in the Sadler
Center – Third Floor.


VCU Students are welcome to attend our event.  


For more details on the event, please visit:


To see who will be attending, please visit:

Summer 2010 Internships; T. Howard Foundation -Washington, DC

The T. Howard Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to increasing diversity in the multimedia and entertainment industry. 

Located in Washington, D.C., the T. Howard Foundation conducts activities nationwide working with students, colleges and universities and multimedia companies to promote the value and benefits of diversity.
Applicants considered for an internship opportunity must be:

    * A woman or minority student
    * Enrolled in an accredited, four-year college or university in the United States (undergraduate or graduate students may apply)
    * Legally eligible to work in the United States
    * Available to work full-time between the months of June and August
Our undergraduate interns are paid a minimum of $10.00 per hour and graduate students receive a minimum of $12.00 an hour for a full work week for a minimum eight-week internship

Academic Requirements
    * No minimum GPA requirement
    * We invite applications from ALL majors including:
          o Broadcasting, Business, Communications, Computer Science/Information Technology, Economics, Engineering, English, Finance, Graphic Design, Journalism, Marketing, Production, and Public Relations
          o MBA, MFA, and JD candidates are accepted as well
    * Information Technology, Computer Science, Digital/Multimedia, and Engineering majors are strongly encouraged to apply

The Application Process
To apply you must complete the online application and submit your:

    * Official letter of recommendation
    * Official transcript
    * Resume
    * Essay

All application materials are due December 1, 2009 for summer 2010 internships. 

For more information or to apply, please visit

Tips for the upcoming Fall Career and Internship Fair

Career Fair Preparation:

1. How do I develop/revise my resume? 

Use our Resume Guide: 

2. What do I say to Employers?

Use the Networking Handout.doc. For events like the Fall Career and Internship Fair (sponsored by the UCC), I recommend that you bring resumes instead of business cards. Business cards are great for other networking events that involve more mingling and are not set up like a traditional career fair with tables for each employer. 
Employers attending UCC Fall Career and Internship Fair
Wednesday, October 7, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Student Commons

Therapist positions; Strategic Therapy Associates – Lunchchburg/Danville, VA

Who is Strategic?

Positions available:

Home-based Therapist – wanted to provide individual, couples and
family therapy to clients in their homes using a change oriented
approach.  This position requires a master’s degree, one year clinical
experience, and desire to learn and apply strategic therapy.  Positions
available in Lynchburg and Danville areas. 

Companions – wanted to work with at-risk youth on a part time basis in
a therapeutic day treatment settings including in and after school
programs and summer day camps to keep children positively directed,
helping them to avoid problem behaviors.  Positions available in
Lynchburg and Danville areas.

To apply:

Please send an e-mail to and attach a cover letter and resume or fill out an application.

You may also apply by faxing your cover letter and resume to 434-237-9454.

YWCA is hiring

The YWCA of Richmond is a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive advocacy and clinical services to men, women and children experiencing domestic and sexual violence. 
 We are currently hiring for the following positions: 
Children’s Services Specialist
This position serves as the primary counselor and case manager for the children residing in our residential program. This position is responsible for assessing and counseling children, creating service plans and mediating parent-child conflicts, as well as facilitating
groups and providing the appropriate reports and documentation. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in social work or psychology and a minimum of 2 years of experience working with children in a therapeutic setting. 
Residential Advocates
Evening, overnight, and weekend part-time shifts available. Set days and times available, as well as flexible (as needed) positions to work in a creative and therapeutic residential program for women and children who have experienced domestic violence. Each position will work with the clinical team and report directly to the Residential Supervisor.
We will consider all candidates. However, you must possess a driver’s license, pass a drug and criminal background check, posses good computer skills and excellent listening and communication skills.  Preferred candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in human services, at-least two years experience working with individuals or families in crisis and be fluent in Spanish. The hourly pay rate is based on education and experience.
To Apply: 
Qualified and interested persons may send a cover letter, resume and 3-5 references to: YWCA of Richmond, 6 North 5th Street, Richmond, VA 23219 Attn: Chris Carson, Coordinator of Sexual and Domestic Violence Services or by e-mail to: by no later than 5:00PM on Friday, September 25th.