Jobs at Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Recruitment Bulletin: 2042
Posted: May 20, 2016
Department: Head Start & Children's Services

Oversee the center’s clerical functions and general office procedures. Provide staff with any necessary assistance in completing assignments. Perform various administrative tasks such as scheduling meetings, filing documents and coordinating the use of office space by other departments. Maintain department records for miscellaneous correspondence, telephone conversations and in-house communication. Work closely with other departments concerning purchasing, personnel, payroll and other administrative matters. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a high school diploma/GED, with one year of work experience in secretarial/administrative office procedures required. Previous work experience in human services preferred. Must have excellent communication skills. Bilingual skills in Spanish, French or Creole preferred. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR

Recruitment Bulletin: 2049
Posted: Jul 22, 2016
Department: Charitable Giving Campaigns

Support the management of external relationships with charities, city, state and federal government agencies and university offices, as managed by ABCD, providing materials and trainings for multiple payroll deduction fundraising campaigns with frequent traveling throughout the Massachusetts and/or Rhode Island and Connecticut area. Support Campaign Director in campaign activities including responding to contacts, preparing letters and reports, and related activities directly assisting the government and university offices participating in the campaigns. Provide training for agency managers in the federal government, key contact people with the Commonwealth and keep detailed records of contact information, donation records, past performance, events, etc. Assist with campaign kick offs, charity fairs and other special events. Assist in executing social media strategies to increase engagement for all fundraising campaigns, including writing, creating and posting social media content to represent each campaign. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Services or related field, and one to three years of related experience in campaigns, fundraising, office management or PR/marketing required. Graphic design training and/or experience preferred. Must have demonstrated strong computer skills with experience in Excel, Word, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Acrobat Professional. Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to provide attention to detail, with particular emphasis on a large scale data entry project occurring three times each year. Strong public speaking skills and demonstrated ability to use photography and social media editing skills. Ability and willingness to travel frequently across tri-state area as needed. Ability to work effectively with a large variety of people from diverse organizational, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.

Please note: This position is temporary until February 1, 2017. Continued employment is contingent upon the receipt of additional funding.

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CASE COORDINATOR – MOTEL SERVICES

Recruitment Bulletin: 2033
Posted: Feb 26, 2016
Department: Housing and Homelessness Prevention Department - Motel Services

Responsible for providing direct care services to families eligible for Emergency Assistance (EA) and residing in motels, and will support them as they work towards a goal of self-sufficiency. Conduct intake and assessment of families and determine the appropriate services needed. Provide overall orientation to motel/shelter including but not limited to: introductions to other families residing in the motel, location of grocery stores and medical facilities, responsibilities and daily schedule. Make appropriate referrals for on-going services (DCF, DPH for Families, DMH, DTA, etc.). Actively participate and engage families in Activities of Daily Living (ADL), including but not limited to: enrolling their children in school, assessing of physical and mental health care needs, addressing substance abuse issues, safety issues, etc. Develop a strong understanding of available community support services and link participants with these services. Maintain paper and electronic records in accordance with standard format. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent, with one to three years of experience in human services required. Must have knowledge of homeless families and issues of poverty, Massachusetts Tenant Law and EA Rules and Regulations. Demonstrated mediation and conflict resolution skills. Ability to regularly work outside of normal business hours. Ability to work within a fast-paced work environment and meet demands of a complex population. Must have strong oral and written communication skills. Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and ability to safely transport clients required. Must pass a CORI check. Bi-lingual/Bi-cultural.  Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Please note: this position is part-time for 14 hours per week and is available on Saturdays and Sundays only.

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CASE MANAGER – CHANGING TRACKS INITIATIVE

Recruitment Bulletin: 2044
Posted: Jun 10, 2016
Department: Education, Training & Youth Services - Ostiguy High School

Changing Tracks seeks to significantly improve the life chances of youth of color in Boston affected by the juvenile justice system. Changing Tracks helps juvenile justice involved youth gain access to an array of supportive services empowering them to overcome obstacles including but not limited to substance use, school suspensions and expulsion, an incarceration.  The provision of intensive case management services is aimed at helping the participants achieve their goals in the areas of education and employment enabling them to get back on track for long term self-sufficiency and success.

Responsible for providing group workshops, individual education, and supported referrals for youth with potential substance use/abuse/dependence issues. Provide case management support for the Changing Tracks Initiative including but not limited to community outreach, intake, direct service, follow up, and data entry. Assist supervisor and case managers on developing and implementing strategies to better serve and support youth of color with substance abuse issues. Assist in designing and implementing culturally-competent and developmentally appropriate educational and outreach programs, using both group and individual instruction. Maintain current curriculum for group outreach/workshops. Participate in weekly case management meetings with other individuals working on the treatment disparity issue. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a high school diploma/GED, with one to three years of relevant experience required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Knowledge of substance use/abuse/dependence issues and their effect on youth required. Familiarity with greater Boston area community and social service agencies. Must have strong organizational and verbal communication skills. Ability to organize and experience in facilitating group and education workshops a must. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required. Bilingual/bicultural background strongly preferred. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Please note: this position is temporary through June 30, 2017.  Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of additional funding.

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CASE MANAGERS

Recruitment Bulletin: 2035
Posted: Mar 25, 2016
Department: Community Coordination - Agency wide

Conduct intake process and assist clients in establishing educational and occupational goals. Identify support services needed and make appropriate referrals and orient new clients to referred programs. Assist clients in the proper completion of job applications and resumes for employment opportunities. Develop positive working relationships with various organizations within the public and private sectors to expand placement efforts. Follow up with prospective agencies and employers to maintain up-to-date information on employment opportunities. Conduct workshops for the diverse populations of a designated Boston neighborhood. Provide clients with services for EITC tax preparation, food pantry, fuel assistance, and SummerWorks services, and with Virtual Gateway services, including food stamps and health insurance. Maintain case management files. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

CASE MANAGER I: High school diploma/GED, with one to three years experience in case management or job development, and working with adults and youth required.

CASE MANAGER II: Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Business Administration, Management, or related field, with one to three years experience in case management or job development, and working with adults and youth required.

Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required. Bilingual skills as needed. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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CLASSROOM SUPPORT TRAINEES

Recruitment Bulletin: 2028
Posted: Apr 15, 2016
Department: Head Start & Children's Services - Agencywide

Responsible for assisting the Teacher and/or Lead Teacher with instructional activities to ensure that children with disabilities are successfully included into the regular education classroom. Provide children with a safe, nurturing, individualized environment and the varied experiences, which help them develop socially, intellectually, physically, and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development. Facilitate peer interaction. Implements Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals and communicate in an integrated setting. Assist in planning and preparing the learning environment and implementing the daily program under the direction of the Teacher. Carry out health and safety protocols, maintain confidentiality, and serve as a resource person to the teaching and disabilities team. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

This is an entry level position into the child development component of the ABCD Head Start Program. Minimum of a high school diploma/GED required. Interest in and experience with young children. The ability to read and write English. Must have good interpersonal skills and be willing to work cooperatively as a member of a teaching team. Must be able to lift and move preschool and infant/toddler age children, and attend to the needs of children with disabilities, including physically challenged children. Must be organized and flexible and possess ability to follow directions. Knowledge of and sensitivity to the educational and socioeconomic needs of children and families serviced by the Head Start or Early Head Start Center. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds.

Please note: there are fifty-two week (52) and School Year positions available.

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COOKS

Recruitment Bulletin: 2034
Posted: Mar 11, 2016
Department: Head Start & Children’s Services - Agency wide

Responsible for the preparation, service and storage of nutritious meals and snacks at the center. Maintain established standards of sanitation, safety and food preparation. Follow menus planned by the Nutrition Component of Head Start in accordance with CCFP guidelines. Document any changes in substitutions to the menu on a daily basis. Order food and supplies from vendors according to a designated schedule. Check all incoming food orders against invoices for quantity and quality at the time of delivery. Report any problems to the Nutritionist or Health/Nutrition Coordinator. Arrange work schedules for aides and volunteers. Attend component meetings and participate in in-service training. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a high school diploma/GED, and up to twelve months of relevant experience required. Must obtain a food preparation certificate within six months of hire. Demonstrated ability in preparing food in large quantity and lifting heavy objects required. Must have proof of negative TB-test results. Good interpersonal skills required. Must be able to understand and maintain records, as well as prepare simple written reports and communicate to staff. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Please note: There are 52 week and School Year positions available.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTOR/COACH

Recruitment Bulletin: 2034
Posted: Mar 11, 2016
Department: Head Start & Children's Services

Assist in the mentoring and training of education staff to support school readiness measures and program quality. Conduct classroom observations and provide feedback to teachers improving teacher-child interactions and curriculum implementation that supports positive child outcomes towards school readiness. Provide technical support and assistance to classroom teachers as assigned, including direct coaching and mentoring of education staff to improve instructional practices and classroom quality. Provide regular classroom observations using the specified evidence-based tools CLASS, ECERS-R, etc. Under the direction of the Preschool Education Coordinator, assist with the planning and monitoring of education component services. Attend workshops, conferences, and other necessary trainings to support component goals. Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field with at least eighteen semester hours in Early Childhood Education; at least one course in Special Education and a certificate from MA DEEC as a Preschool Lead Teacher. Class reliability certification preferred A minimum of two years of experience teaching preschool plus two years of supervisory experience required. Previous Head Start experience preferred. Bilingual skills in Spanish preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel. Strong interpersonal skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word and Power Point required. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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EDUCATION SUPERVISOR 1, 2

Recruitment Bulletin: 2045
Posted: Jun 24, 2016
Department: Head Start & Children's Services

Plan, develop and manage the education services at the local Head Start center. Ensure all education component activities are in accordance with federal, state and program laws, regulations, standards and policies. Supervise and support teaching staff in providing preschool children with individualized learning experiences to help them develop socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally in achieving social competency. Develop strategies to involve parents as the main influence in their children’s education and development. Ensure the integration of educational aspects of the various Head Start components by supervising the development of opportunities and activities for children to learn about health, safety, nutrition, dental health and families. Conduct classroom observations using appropriate tools to monitor teacher-child interactions, curriculum implementation, health and safety, mealtime routines and classroom management. Coordinate the hiring/promotion process of teaching staff reflective of the community served by the center. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field, with one or more years of experience teaching preschool children required. Must be EEC Director I or II qualified (based on program’s licensed capacity). Degree in related field requires a minimum of ten courses related to early childhood education that focus on child development, early childhood education and curriculum, early childhood teaching and assessment, psychology, family development, health and physical development, mathematics, science or children’s literature. Bilingual in a language spoken by families served by ABCD preferred. Must be able to engage in physical activities while attending to the needs of the center’s preschool children and/or while moving classroom equipment. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Please note: for Early Head Start positions, education and past teaching experience must have focus on infant/toddler aged children.

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ERSEA SPECIALISTS

Recruitment Bulletin: 2034
Posted: Mar 11, 2016
Department: Head Start & Children’s Services - Agency wide

Responsible for the complete and accurate collection, entry, reporting and maintenance of data, records and reports related to ERSEA (enrollment, recruitment, selection, eligibility and attendance) of children and families of an assigned Head Start center serving preschoolers or Early Head Start center serving infants/toddlers. Actively participate in creating and implementing the program’s recruitment plan. Communicate and meet with potential families and provide information regarding program eligibility requirements. Collect, copy and process all documents received from families related to eligibility. Strive to achieve 100% program enrollment for all program options, supporting a minimum of 10% enrollment of children with disabilities. Monitor, prepare and distribute report including monthly attendance analysis to ensure that attendance does not fall below 85%. Ensure on-going monitoring, tracking, follow-up and analysis of enrollment data, and produce regular reports. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a high school diploma/GED with 21 credits towards a relevant degree and one year of related working experience required. Knowledge of neighborhoods served by the program and relevant city-wide services required. Must be able to participate in community activities, training, and night meetings as needed. Frequent traveling for home visits and off-site trainings required. Must be able to regularly kneel, bend, sit on the floor, and lift and move infant to preschool age children in order to attend to their needs. Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills required. Bilingual skills and the ability to translate as necessary preferred. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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FAMILY ADVOCATES

Recruitment Bulletin: 2034
Posted: Mar 11, 2016
Department: Head Start & Children’s Services – Agency wide

Promote family wellness and parent engagement programs at an assigned Head Start center serving preschoolers or Early Head Start center serving infants/toddlers in order to support the implementation of the family partnership process. Work as a liaison between classroom and home settings in the area of education, child development and mental health. Provide support, referrals, advocacy and up-to-date record maintenance for assigned families. Ensure families are full partners in their own and their children’s development and learning by helping families develop and reach realistic and achievable long and short term goals. Provide support in parent engagement and planning activities. Provide information relative to Head Start health and nutrition requirements, supports families in completing vaccination, physical, dental and nutrition screenings and document in database system. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a high School diploma/GED, a Human Services Certificate or 21 credits in Human Services or related field, as well as one year of relevant experience required. Must have keyboarding and computer skills in various applications such as database, word processing, e-mail and internet. Knowledge of neighborhoods served by the program and relevant city-wide services required. Must be able to participate in community activities, training, and night meetings as needed. Frequent traveling for home visits and off-site trainings required. Must be able to regularly kneel, bend, sit on the floor, and lift and move infant to preschool age children in order to attend to their needs. Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills required. Bilingual skills and the ability to translate as necessary preferred. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Please note: There are 52 week and School Year positions available.

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FAMILY PLANNING CLINICAL COORDINATOR

Recruitment Bulletin: 2043
Posted: Jun 03, 2016
Department: Health Services

Responsible for monitoring the quality and consistency of clinical services across the network of sub-recipient delivery sites in a large, urban, non-profit federally and state funded family planning program. This includes the implementation and oversight of quality assurance and performance measures, performance of scheduled site reviews and follow-up, assistance with on-site clinical provider trainings, and assistance with the development of policies and protocols for service delivery. Maintain ongoing communication with Medical Director, Program Manager, and sub-recipient agency personnel concerning issues of clinical service delivery quality. Develop and provide on-site technical assistance and training to ensure that subcontracted agency clinical staff are familiar with and implement nationally recognized standards of care for clinical and counseling/education services, including; contraception; pregnancy testing and counseling; preconception; basic infertility; and STD diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Must be a Nurse Practitioner, and have three to five years of experience in quality improvement, performance measures, program evaluation, and data analysis. Masters in Public Health preferred. Health care provider education/training experience strongly preferred. Clinical experience in and strong knowledge of reproductive and sexual health care with background in social determinants of health and reproductive justice. Demonstrated familiarity with community health centers and public family planning funding preferred. Willingness to travel widely in Boston neighborhoods. Strong facility with electronic databases, including electronic health records. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral and written communication skills. Ability to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds.

Please note: this position is part-time for 28 hours per week.

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FOLLOW UP SPECIALIST

Recruitment Bulletin: 2041
Posted: May 13, 2016
Department: Education, Training & Youth Services - Youth Services

Responsible for the successful development, implementation and ongoing oversight of follow-up support to Youth Services participants. Develop and implement a comprehensive follow-up program to provide support to students who have received services through Career Explorations (CX) and WorkSMART (WS). Maintain close collaborations with all ABCD youth serving programs throughout Boston neighborhoods as well as youth serving community based social service agencies, substance abuse recovery and treatment programs, individual and family shelters to adequately refer clients. Prepare and enter data and written reports on both qualitative and quantitative results on program activities, including but not limited to participant evaluations, program contracts, program agendas, demographic information, and referrals. Make referrals to service providers and agencies in the areas of educational and occupational needs. Develop and maintain alumni database for past ABCD participants in the CX, WS and SummerWorks programs. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a high school diploma/GED, and one to three years of related experience required. Experience facilitating large group workshops as well as working with youth strongly preferred. Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Education or related field preferred. Ability to multi-task and to remain highly organized. Excellent attention to detail. Bilingual skills as needed. Ability to deal sensitively with individuals of diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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LOCAL DISABILITIES SPECIALIST

Recruitment Bulletin: 2041
Posted: May 13, 2016
Department: Head Start & Children's Services

Provide training and guidance to program staff and parents on the mainstreaming and provision of services to children with disabilities in ABCD Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Ensure that the program is in compliance with federal, state and ABCD Head Start regulations, standards and policies. Observe and assess the appropriateness of programs outside of Head Start or Early Head Start for possible placement or referral following the evaluation of a child. Facilitate follow-up services based upon initial screening results and decisions made through the Team I process. Collaborate with all component staff, parents and staff from community agencies and the Boston Public Schools to ensure that children with disabilities are recruited, interdisciplinary program planning occurs, and appropriate screening, assessment and diagnostic service are provided. Facilitate the delivery of therapeutic services. Provide ongoing consultation and support to parents and staff regarding support networks before and after Head Start/Early Head Start and advocacy skill development. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field, with one course in Child Growth & Development and one course in Special Education. Two years of experience providing care or teaching children with special needs or disabilities may be counted towards special education coursework. Minimum of nine months of experience providing care to or teaching children with special needs or disabilities required. Thorough knowledge of infant through preschool special education and its relationship to child development. Demonstrated ability to translate clinical evaluations into concrete goals and curriculum for the classroom. Bilingual in a language spoken by the program participants preferred. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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MATH AND SCIENCE REMEDIATION LEAD INSTRUCTOR

Recruitment Bulletin: 2033
Posted: Feb 26, 2016
Department: Education, Training & Youth Services - University High School

Responsible for implementing math and science remediation activities for ABCD’s youth programs. Develop and implement a curriculum for Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) preparation and work closely with instructors and ABCD staff to implement programs that will enhance and support math and/or science achievement. Develop program structure to incorporate math and science remediation activities including mentoring and tutoring. Recruit math and science mentors and tutors from a variety of organizations and employer partners. Facilitate pre and post assessment of students to determine math and science remediation needs and progress. Maintain accurate and complete record keeping as required. Gather and maintain all demographic data on students. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Bachelor’s degree in Math, Science, Education or related field with one to three years of experience working with at-risk adolescents required. Experience coordinating projects and/or volunteer groups desired. Demonstrated knowledge of issues faced by students specifically related to math remediation. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as strong organizational, planning, and time management skills. Demonstrated ability to deal sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Please note: this position is temporary through June 30, 2017. Continued employment is contingent upon the receipt of additional funding.

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MOBILE HOMELESS OUTREACH SPECIALIST

Recruitment Bulletin: 2047
Posted: Jul 08, 2016
Department: Housing and Homelessness Prevention Department

Work collaboratively with the Housing Resource Coordinator to conduct outreach in the Mystic Valley community, focusing on those who are the most vulnerable. Outreach will occur in identified “hot spots” in the tri-neighborhoods at times when individuals are most likely to be found, including early morning and evenings. Assist the homeless with accessing resources and make referrals for additional support services, while continuing to engage with the unsheltered homeless until shelter or permanent housing is obtained. Maintain complete client records, daily activity logs, mileage logs, neighbor-related data tracking systems and other reports as directed. Establish and maintain positive, productive working relationships with mental health programs, shelter programs, police (and other local officials), and providers of services and resources to the homeless. Attend team meetings, case conferences, training workshops and community meetings as needed. Provide advocacy for homeless when they encounter barriers. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a High School Diploma/GED and one to three years of social services experience required. Bachelor’s degree in social work, Human Services or related field preferred. Experience working directly with chronically homeless strongly preferred. Demonstrated basic understanding of severe mental health, physical health, and substance abuse issues and symptoms. Displays appropriate, professional, healthy boundaries and exercises mature judgment and understanding of safety concerns. Ability to listen with sensitivity to other people’s feelings, needs, and point of view, and demonstrates tact and courtesy in expressing options or ideas. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple cases effectively and efficiently and be able to adapt well to changing priorities and challenging individuals. Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to work outside of normal business hours, particularly with flexible evening hours.

Please note: this position is temporary through January 31, 2017.  Continued employment is contingent up the receipt of additional funding.

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NUTRITION CASE MANAGER

Recruitment Bulletin: 2038
Posted: Apr 15, 2016
Department: Head Start & Children's Services

Assist with the overall citywide implementation of Head Start Nutritional Services. Maintain up-to-date records on children/families, and monitor nutrition records, classrooms, and food preparation facilities for Head Start programs to ensure compliance with regulations and policies. Work with the Nutritionists to ensure children’s files have all nutrition-related assessment data, including the food frequency form, height, weight, lead, and hemoglobin/hematocrit. Utilize the agency’s computerized program (PROMIS) to input data and maintain nutrition tracking information on children and families. Monitor programs to ensure that nutrition learning experiences offered to children in the classroom and parents through workshops. Participate in, and assist with, the implementation of nutrition services trainings. Review the food service records to ensure that food service staff is maintaining appropriate documentation of food safety practices. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of an Associate’s degree or 60+ credits toward a degree in Early Education, Human Services, or a related field, with one to three years of experience in an office setting required.  Must have knowledge of neighborhoods served by the program and a willingness to travel to all ABCD Head Start programs throughout the city of Boston. Proven ability to work independently in an organized manner required. Must have knowledge of word processing and data entry computer programs. Ability to speak a relevant second language to the population served a plus. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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OFFICE SERVICES MANAGER

Recruitment Bulletin: 2047
Posted: Jul 08, 2016
Department: Office Services

Responsible for providing management leadership for all activities necessary for the efficient operation of the Office Services Department at ABCD including copy, supply and mail center, leased vehicles, and parking. Supervise staff to ensure the efficient operation of services.  Negotiate and maintain records of all copier lease agreements and maintenance contracts. Initiate and renew Purchase Orders for office supplies, duplicating paper, stationary, etc. Oversee leased vehicles, which includes negotiation, research, analysis, and evaluation of vehicle model options, monitoring and approving invoices, and reporting accidents. Research, analyze, and evaluate vendor office equipment proposals and provide advice/recommendations regarding lease/purchase decisions. Monitor Office Services budget and establish and maintain pricing structure to reasonably cover department goods and services.

Ideal candidate will have a degree in Management/Administration and bilingual skills in English/Spanish, with 3-5 years of management/supervisory experience with office systems, equipment and procedures. Excellent verbal and written communication and must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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PREKINDERGARTEN TEACHER

Recruitment Bulletin: 2034
Posted: Mar 11, 2016
Department: Head Start & Children's Services

The Prekindergarten Program is a new initiative with classrooms supported, in part, by the Massachusetts Preschool Expansion Grant (PEG) and the Jessie B. Cox Charitable Trust Fund. Through this program, children ages 3 and 4 will be exposed to a variety of learning tools to further enrich their early childhood education experience.  This multi-year program is set to begin in August 2015.The Prekindergarten Teacher is responsible for assisting the Lead Teacher with the care and education of the children in the Prekindergarten Program. This position assists in the day-to-day implementation of the Education Component objectives for the Building Blocks, Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learners (CSEFEL), and Opening the World of Learning (OWL) teaching practices. Engage in coaching sessions through assessing of strengths and needs, asking questions, sharing pertinent information, reflecting, listening and identifying goals and means to achieve those goals in collaboration with the coach. Study and understand the performance standards of each curriculum and the overall program. Use diagnostic evaluations to develop long and short-term goals for each child. Develop and implement written Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) for children with special needs. Serve as a mentor for teacher assistants enrolled in professional training. Provides a balance between child-initiated and teacher-led activities. Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field and 9 months of relevant experience required. EEC Preschool Teacher qualified. Degree in related field requires a minimum of 6 courses related to early childhood education that focus on child development, early childhood education and curriculum, early childhood teaching and assessment, psychology, family development, health and physical development, mathematics, science or children’s literature. Bilingual in a language spoken by families served by ABCD preferred. Must be able to engage in the physical activities incident to the job. Bilingual in a language spoken by families served by ABCD preferred. Maintains confidentiality of child and family information at all times. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Please note:  The starting salary for this position is $17.83 per hour.

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PREKINDERGARTEN TEACHER ASSISTANT

Recruitment Bulletin: 2034
Posted: Mar 11, 2016
Department: Head Start & Children’s Services

The Prekindergarten Program is a new initiative with classrooms supported, in part, by the Massachusetts Preschool Expansion Grant (PEG) and the Jessie B. Cox Charitable Trust Fund. Through this program, children ages 3 and 4 will be exposed to a variety of learning tools to further enrich their early childhood education experience.
The Prekindergarten Teacher Assistant is responsible for assisting the Teacher and Lead Teacher with the care and education of the children in the Prekindergarten Program. This position assists in the day-to-day implementation of the Education Component objectives for the Building Blocks, Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learners (CSEFEL), and Opening the World of Learning (OWL) teaching practices. The Prekindergarten Assistant Teacher develops activities and strategies to involve parents in the educational aspects of the program to increase their understanding of child development and enhance their role as the principal influence in their child’s education and development. Assists with the development and implementation of special events or projects related to the Prekindergarten Program. Record classroom activities and engage in ongoing staff development trainings. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a high school diploma/GED, with up to twelve months of relevant experience working with preschool children required. Must have an active preschool Child Development Associate credential or matriculated in a degree program with 15 or more college credits towards a degree in Early Childhood or related field, including Child Growth and Development. EEC preschool teacher certified preferred. Good interpersonal skills required. Must be able to maintain confidentiality and work in a professional manner. Bilingual in a language spoken by families served by ABCD preferred. Must be able to engage in physical activities while attending to the needs of the center’s children and/or moving classroom equipment. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Please note: The starting salary for this position is $16.81 per hour.

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SCATTERED SITE CASE COORDINATOR

Recruitment Bulletin: 2045
Posted: Jun 24, 2016
Department: Housing and Homelessness Prevention Department

Manage caseloads of seventeen to eighteen families living in scattered site shelter units funded through the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). Provide housing search, case management and facilities management services. Maintain inventory of units, conduct inspections, monitor compliance to curfew and visitor policies and perform on-call responsibilities. Utilize internal and external resources to support the development and ultimate transition of their caseload. Organize, identify and/or facilitate workshops/groups focused on financial literacy, eviction prevention, health and nutrition, substance abuse, education and/or other focus areas to enhance the growth and development of shelter guests. Assist families with the development of goals specific to their children’s educational, physical or mental well being. Track the progress of families in appropriate databases (including all HMIS data entry) and files. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a High School Diploma/GED, with one to three years experience in human services required. Experience with intake assessment, crisis intervention regarding issues such as homelessness, mental health and substance abuse, service agencies and resources for homeless individuals and families preferred. Proven ability to work as part of a team to promote the goals of the program and agency. Ability to work in a busy, diverse team model setting required. Must be able and willing to travel and attend meetings and/or appointments with families to help with access of resources. Valid driver’s license required. Must have excellent time management, organizational and communication skills. Bilingual skills in Spanish or Creole preferred. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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SCHOOL ADJUSTMENT CASE MANAGER

Recruitment Bulletin: 2046
Posted: Jul 01, 2016
Department: Education, Training & Youth Services - Dorchester Academy

Responsible for providing student participants with mental health, academic, career and other life skills counseling, support services and clinical referrals where appropriate, in order to support them in achieving program goals. Maintain student case management files including Individual Service Strategies (ISS) and clinical case notes. Work with each student to assess his/her strengths, and develop and maintain an ISS for achieving program goals. Conduct family counseling meetings and home visits. Identify students’ skills and provide academic and social/emotional counseling. Provide incoming students with a smooth transition to Dorchester Academy and introduction to its staff member and programs. Facilitate psycho-educational support workshops for students, on topics such as goal setting, stress management, coping with depression and decision-making. Provide guidance on college, career, and other life skills development for success during and after the program. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a Masters Degree in Education, Social Work or related field required. LICSW preferred. Must have three to five years related experience working with urban youth required. Must have background in social work and/or mental health counseling. Attend all staff meetings. Must have an unwavering belief in urban youth and their potential. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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TEACHER ASSISTANTS – HS

Recruitment Bulletin: 2041
Posted: May 13, 2016
Department: Head Start & Children's Services - Agencywide

Assist Teachers with the care and education of a group of children as part of a teaching team. Provide the children with a nurturing, safe and healthy environment and individualized learning experiences to help them develop socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally in achieving social competency. Participate in the development of and implementation of developmentally-appropriate lesson plans and individualized activities.  Participate in a minimum of two home visits and three parent/teacher conferences per family per year. Participate in the development and implementation of written Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) for the children with special needs. Maintain the EEC requirements including child to staff ratios, classroom supervision, etc. Attends meetings as necessary. Provide classroom coverage as needed. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a high school diploma/GED, with up to twelve months of relevant experience working with preschool children required. Must have an active Preschool Child Development Associate Credential or matriculated in a degree program with 15 or more college credits towards a degree in Early Childhood or related field, including child growth and development required. EEC preschool teacher certified preferred. Good interpersonal skills required. Must be able to maintain confidentiality and work in a professional manner. Possess bilingual ability where appropriate. Must be able to engage in physical activities while attending to the needs of the center’s children and/or moving classroom equipment. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Please note: there are forty-three (43) week school year positions and fifty-two (52) week positions available.

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TEACHERS – EHS

Recruitment Bulletin: 2031
Posted: Jan 29, 2016
Department: Head Start & Children's Services - Citywide

Provide infant and toddler children at the local Early Head Start center with a nurturing, safe and healthy environment and individualized learning experiences to help them develop socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally in achieving social competency. Provide a balance of open-ended exploration, teacher directed activities, structured activities and sensory-based play activities to foster the children’s curiosity, engagement, reasoning and problem-solving. Provide care such as diapering, toileting, feeding, dressing and hygiene in a relaxed and individualized manner to foster the children’s emotional development and help them gain independence in completing these tasks. Develop activities and strategies to engage parents in the educational aspects of the program. Perform other related duties as required.

Must work cooperatively as a member of a teaching team, with program staff and with parents. Ability to maintain confidentiality and work in a professional manner required. Bilingual in a language spoken by families served by ABCD preferred. Must be able to engage in physical activities while attending to the needs of the center’s infant and toddler children and/or while moving classroom equipment. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

  • Teacher 1 – Minimum of a high school diploma/GED, with nine months of relevant experience required. Active Child Development Associate credential with an Infant/Toddler endorsement required. Must be EEC Infant/Toddler Teacher qualified. Starting salary of $14.94/hr.
  • Teacher 2 – Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education including relevant coursework in Early Childhood Development with a focus on infant and toddler development and 1+ years of relevant experience. Starting salary of $15.85/hr.
  • Teacher 3 – Bachelor’s or Advanced Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field and 1+ years of relevant experience. Must be EEC Infant/Toddler Teacher qualified. Degree in related field requires at least 6 courses related to Early Childhood Development. Starting salary of $20.67/hr.

Positions available: East Boston EHS/HS, South End EHS/HS, Jamaica Plain HS, Roxbury HS, Walnut Grove HS, Early Head Start at Geneva Ave.

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TEACHERS – HS

Recruitment Bulletin: 2038
Posted: Apr 15, 2016
Department: Head Start & Children's Services - Agencywide

Provide preschool children at the local Head Start center with a nurturing, safe and healthy environment and individualized learning experiences to help them develop socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally in achieving social competency. Plan and implement the Education Component objectives of the Head Start Performance Standards. Provide a balance between quiet and active learning activities. Help children gain independence and autonomy in eating, toileting, dressing and hygiene through age appropriate and manageable tasks. Develop activities and strategies to engage parents in the educational aspects of the program in order to improve their understanding of child development and facilitate their role as the principal influence in their child’s education.  Attends meetings as necessary. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field, with nine months of relevant experience required. Must be EEC Preschool Teacher qualified. Degree in related field requires a minimum of six courses related to early childhood education that focus on child development, early childhood education and curriculum, early childhood teaching and assessment, psychology, family development, health and physical development, mathematics, science or children’s literature. Good interpersonal skills required. Must be able to work cooperatively as a member of a teaching team, with program staff and with parents. Ability to maintain confidentiality and work in a professional manner required. Bilingual in a language spoken by families served by ABCD preferred. Must be able to engage in physical activities while attending to the needs of the center’s preschool children and/or while moving classroom equipment. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

 Please note: there are fifty-two week (52) and School Year positions available.

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VIDEO EDITING INTERN

Recruitment Bulletin:
Posted: Jun 08, 2016
Department: Public Information

General Description:

ABCD is looking for a video editing intern to edit 3-minute promotional and event recap videos on a weekly basis.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Assist in editing agency special events including but not limited to graduations, program highlights, fundraising events, and neighborhood events.
  • Work with supervisor in developing creative ways to edit promotional videos for the agency.
  • Edit 3-minute videos allowing for a week turnaround time on event videos to be posted on ABCD’s website.
  • Take independent initiative in creating rough cuts, but also incorporate supervisor’s constructive criticism and work as a team to finish videos.
  • Perform other related duties as needed.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Video Production, Film Production, or Media Studies majors required.
  • Minimum of two to three years of relevant experience or school experience.
  • Editing proficiency with Final Cut Pro 7 required.
  • Basic Motion, Photoshop, or After Effects graphics skills highly preferred.
  • Good organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Must be able to work with people of diverse economic and cultural backgrounds

Length of Commitment:

16 to 24 weeks: January – April, May – August, September – December

Start dates and length of commitment is flexible, with positions available starting immediately

Schedule (including day and time if applicable):

2 to 3 days a week from Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 5:00 pm

Compensation:

Unpaid credit internship

To Apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, 178 Tremont St. Boston, MA 02111, Fax (617) 423-7693, or email volunteer@bostonabcd.org with subject line: Video Editing Intern.

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WEATHERIZATION AUDITOR

Recruitment Bulletin: 2036
Posted: Apr 01, 2016
Department: Energy Department

Responsible for conducting energy audits, quality control, and post-inspections of weatherization and heating system work performed in residences of low-income clients. Schedule appointments with eligible clients for pre- and post- inspections of weatherization units, and coordinate with intake for specialized outreach to the handicapped, elderly, or hard-to-reach clients. Conduct energy audits and surveys which would include identification of existing air infiltration conditions, measurements of attic and wall areas, testing of heating equipment, etc. to determine the kinds of conservation improvements required. Coordinate inspections in conjunction with utility programs and multifamily projects to ensure compliance with installation guidelines. Monitor work in progress by subcontractors to determine that work performance and materials used conform with accepted standards as required by the funding source. Provide energy conservation training through demonstrations and written materials to clients as required by program and state guidelines. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a high school diploma/GED, with at least one year of experience in conducting energy audits required. Knowledge and experience with the Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Program. Must have knowledge of Massachusetts building codes and demonstrated ability to interpret state and federal conservation program guidelines. Good mathematical skills, attention to detail, and the ability to record audit findings accurately required. Valid driver’s license required. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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