PVW IS ALWAYS ON THE LOOK OUT FOR GREAT STAFF MEMBERS even if there are no positions open. You are welcome to apply and if a position opens up, current applications and applications received within the previous 6 months will be reviewed. 

PVW is currently accepting applications for the following position: 


Job Coach – Thrift Store In summary, the Job Coach for PVW’s Country Thrift Store will train, supervise and oversee an enclave of adults with developmental disabilities employed in PVW’s Country Thrift Store.  Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: driving PVW’s stake bed or box truck with enclave to pick up Thrift Store donations in the community as needed; deliver purchased items to customer if needed; work alongside consumers in order to instruct and model activities designed to promote vocational, social, physical and intellectual growth; maintain a supportive yet professional relationship with consumers and conduct careful training and correct job placement/assignments in order to enhance or improve consumer worker capabilities. This person will set a good example of rules and directives of community employer, displaying to consumer workers, the proper techniques, habits, and attitudes for work. Maintain accurate, individualized accounting of consumer worker’s attendance, working hours and production. Candidate must have the ability to comprehend a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram and/or schedule form. Retail experience is a plus. 


Education / Experience: Must have high school diploma or GED; an AA in a related field is desired; sufficient experience with adults with disabilities to carry out duties is required. Candidate must possess a valid California driver’s license and at least three years of driving experience with a CLEAN driving record; must possess proof of current vehicle insurance and current vehicle registration. Job Coach may be required to transport consumers in personnel vehicle to and from work locations.   


Mathematical Skills: Must have the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measurement, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. 


Language Skills: Must have the ability to read, write and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Must have the ability to write simple correspondence; effectively present information in one-on–one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the organization. Demonstrated ability to keep clear accurate records. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.  


Reasoning Ability: Must have the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  


Physical Demands: The employee is regularly required to walk, sit, and talk/hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and use hands to fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, controls; the employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, climb and/or balance, crawl, taste, or smell. The employee must frequently stoop, kneel, and/or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25lbs;  frequently lift / move up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include, close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  


Beginning wage for this position is $9.81 per hour.  

All applicants must be willing and able to comply with PVW’s policies and procedures including attendance, appearance/grooming, driving, safety/security, and emergency procedures EOE  

Please, no phone calls. Only applicants whose qualifications, experience, schooling, etc., fits the needs of an open postion will be called for an interview.



 Applicants may apply by downloading an application (see link below) and submitting it to PVW in person, by mail or by scanning it and sending it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Applicants that apply in person must understand that they will not be seen by HR unless an interview has been scheduled.  Not all applicants will be called for an interview.  


 Employment Application


This position is primarily fork lift driving, however, the person in this position will also serve as the back-up truck driver. The forklift driver is responsible for loading, unloading and moving materials within or near PVW plant, yard or work site. Duties include but are not limited to: operating industrial truck to assist in loading or moving materials and products; prepares load for shipment; counts inventory as needed; reads work orders and/or follows oral instructions to ascertain materials or containers to be moved; conveys materials from storage or work sites to designated area.; verifies load against shipping papers; maintains truck log; inspects truck equipment and supplies accordingly, etc. The back-up truck driver is responsible for driving PVW's truck with a capacity of more than 5 tons, in order to transport materials in liquid or packaged form to and from specified destinations.

Education/Experience: Candidate must have High School Diploma or general education degree (GED); one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Forklift certification desired.

Candidate must possess a valid California Driver's License and 5 years driving experience with a good driving record; proof of current vehicle insurance/registration and dependable transportation;

Language / Mathematical Skills: Candidate must have the ability to read and comprehend simple instruc- tions, short correspondence and memos; ability to write simple correspondence; ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's with ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; climb; balance; and stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move and/or push/pull up to 25 pounds and must occasionally lift and/or move and/or push/pull up to 50 pounds. The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions and vibrations. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places.







































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