Options Counselor - VDC Program

Job Description



Peninsula Agency on Aging (PAA) is currently seeking an individual to serve as the Options Counselor for the Veteran’s Directed Care (VDC) Program to provide case management and service coordination for eligible clients.



Peninsula Agency on Aging has been providing services that have enabled seniors to live independently since 1974.  Our mission is to support the independence and quality of life of Peninsula residents, primarily 60 years and over, by advocating, arranging, or providing vital human services.


Core Competencies

Our staff value and model empathy and compassion, reliability, ability, respect for all, and communicating with kindness.


Key Responsibilities

As the Options Counselor for the VDC Program, you will be instrumental in advising veterans and/or their caregivers of the services and resources available to support aging in place, and utilize interview skills to screen and complete assessments, provide options counseling, and develop comprehensive plans of care/service plans for veterans.


Essential Skills and Experience

We are looking for applicants with any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college or university in social work, human services, or related field. Applicant needs to be experienced with working with seniors and/or disabled adults, case management, excellent interviewing, oral, and written communication skills, and effective use of computers, software, and mobile technology.  Applicants must also have the ability to model our values, and be vaccinated for COVID-19. 



In addition to our highly accessible central location in Newport News, Peninsula Agency on Aging offers a competitive hourly rate, medical, dental, and vision coverage, vacation and sick leave, agency paid life insurance, 403b plans, paid holidays, and an inclusive work environment that is flexible, friendly, positive, and rewarding.


Full-time, M-F, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, 40 hours/week


Individuals age 60+ encouraged to apply.


Senior Friendly Workplace, Inclusive Workplace, Equal Opportunity Employer, Affirmative Action Employer, Drug free workplace

 Please apply online at http://www.paainc.org and select “About Us” then “Employment Opportunities.”

Type: Full-time

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Peninsula Agency on Aging, Inc

The mission of Peninsula Agency on Aging, Inc. is to support the independence and quality of life of Peninsula residents primarily 60 years and over by advocating, arranging, or providing vital human services.

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