Jobs at Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

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

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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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT /BILLING CLERK

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

Responsible for the program’s daily clerical functions and general office procedures to ensure that established policies and procedures are being followed. Maintain records for miscellaneous correspondence, telephone conversations, and in-house communications. Work closely with other departments regarding purchasing, personnel, payroll and other administrative matters. Assist families with enrollment applications and provide important information regarding the program. Maintain and assess monthly parent fees and assist with monthly reports. Review current clerical procedures and develop suggestions for improvement as needed. Assist staff in completing assignments as needed. 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 a human service agency and a solid background in general office practice required. Associate’s degree in a related field preferred. Excellent mathematical and analytical skills with experience in fiscal operations required. Must have demonstrated ability to take initiative. Bilingual skills in Spanish highly preferred. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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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 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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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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ESOL PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Recruitment Bulletin: 2029
Posted: Mar 16, 2016
Department: North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center

Responsible for the administration and management of all ESOL program operations. Initiate and support the efforts to expand and develop new educational services.  Supervise the maintenance of academic records and reporting requirements for funding sources with using a participatory, team-based, learner-centered approach. Monitor and evaluate program performance and implement changes necessary to ensure high quality service. Supervise, support and evaluate staff, schedule and facilitate regular staff meetings, guides efforts of staff to implement professional development plans and assist with classroom management. Participate in ABCD Adult Educator’s efforts to share resources, develop program wide initiatives, evaluate performance, and create joint staff and program development initiatives. Recruit and support students, business and community leaders, staff, service providers, and public representatives in the program community to serve on the local and central Adult Education Advisory Councils. Complete and submit all required reports in a timely manner. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field required, with one to three years teaching experience with adults, preferably in ABE. ASE, or ESOL required. Master’s Degree in teaching, curriculum development, or related field preferred. Demonstrated ability in program planning and evaluation, curriculum development, program management, and supervision. Knowledge of specialized literacy programs and best practices in educational programming. Knowledge of Boston neighborhoods, practitioner groups and networks and community based organizations. 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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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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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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LEAD ORGANIZER

Recruitment Bulletin: 2037
Posted: Apr 08, 2016
Department: Mattapan Family Service Center

Boston Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC)’s Resilient Communities/Resilient Families (RC/RF) Initiative is an effort in the Mattapan, Roxbury and Dorchester neighborhoods of Boston in which community-based agencies collaborate with residents to address their communities’ challenges and improve quality of life through a community planning process.

The Lead Organizer manages a comprehensive community development project related to the RC/RF initiative called Mattapan United (MU) at the ABCD Mattapan Family Service Center. Lead a grassroots, community-organizing effort that includes outreach to residents, using traditional strategies to engage them in participating in MU activities. Oversee the facilitation and implementation of community plans developed by the community that meet the goals and objectives of MU. Recruit, train and supervise volunteers and interns that work on MU projects. Develop marketing and outreach strategies that ensure that all MU strategies have high visibility in the community, maintaining open communication about project process with committee members and stakeholders. Meet deadlines of submitting budget, reimbursements, final reports, and other grant-related responsibilities as required. Provide project-based supervision of other MY staff as needed. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Public Policy, Sociology, Human Services or related field, and at least one to three years of related experience in community organizing, community development, and neighborhood-based organizations required. Master’s degree in Urban Planning or related field, MBA, MPA, or MPP preferred. Demonstrated successful track record in building coalitions and leading people to action and is able to work with a grassroots organizing approach. Knowledge of the economic, political and social environments of the Boston area, particularly Mattapan and/or other low income neighborhoods and understanding how this knowledge of perception, regulations, or public policy can affect community change. Ability to be politically savvy and to navigate the interests and expectations of multiple constituencies. Ability to speak Spanish and/or Haitian Creole as needed. Ability to take initiative, to develop projects and to leverage resources to support them, and to engage people of diverse backgrounds. Flexibility to work evenings and some weekends. Ability to work with people of diverse 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, 2016. Continued employment is contingent upon 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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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. This multi-year program is set to begin in August 2015.
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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PROGRAM SERVICES ASSISTANT

Recruitment Bulletin: 2035
Posted: Mar 25, 2016
Department: Head Start & Children's Services - Central Office

Responsible for assisting the Head Start Deputy Directors in the day-to-day activities, and clerical functions of the Deputy Directors’ offices. Assist in handling specialized office support as well as manage and complete special projects as needed. Develop cooperative working relationships with other agency staff to facilitate the effective and efficient functioning of the department and the agency as a whole. Conduct research and analysis related to program activities, reports and other required documentation. Participate in design, updating and distribution of forms, policies, procedures and newsletters. Maintain and monitor a comprehensive record keeping system through documents and database systems. Maintain and document on-going contact with local programs. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in a social science or related field, with one to three years of administrative experience required. Knowledge of neighborhoods served by programs and city-wide services relevant to the programs’ population. Engage in ongoing staff development to expand professional skills. Possess bilingual ability where appropriate. Must be able to balance and prioritize work load and have strong time management skills. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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SCATTERED SITE SHELTER MANAGER

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

Responsible for the management, operations, and supervision of staff for the Scattered Site Shelter in accordance with DHCD and ABCD policies, regulations, and performance standards. Develop and manage the direct service infrastructure with special focus on providing clinical programming, protocols, and oversight. Implement and enforce protocols related to unit inspections, facilities management, and new client enrollments, transfers, terminations, and placements. Ensure that high quality services are delivered to households in need and develop systems, programs, policies, and protocols to support families and staff related to crisis management, domestic violence, mental health, and child welfare and parenting. Assist Housing Director with financial management as it relates to shelter budget and supplies as well as with the development and implementation of annual program goals. Collaborate with city, state, and local agencies providing housing and homelessness prevention services. Coordinate with internal departments and neighborhood service areas to ensure quality collaborative efforts.  Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field, with five to ten years of experience in human services required. Master’s degree in Social Work or related field strongly preferred. Clinical licensure highly desired. Direct experience with housing and homelessness issues, shelter management and training and supervision of staff strongly preferred. Must have strong written, verbal, interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Ability to regularly work outside of normal business hours. Ability to work or be “on call” nights, weekends and holidays as needed. Must be willing to conduct home visits in various Boston neighborhoods. Must be able to work with mental health, substance abuse and domestic violence issues. Valid driver’s license required. Must pass a CORI check. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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SENIOR PAYROLL CLERK

Recruitment Bulletin: 2042
Posted: May 20, 2016
Department: Finance Department

Under the supervision of the Payroll Supervisor, perform various tasks within the Finance Department that include: processing weekly and bi-weekly payrolls, maintaining employee files, and providing information as needed. Serve as a backup to the Payroll Supervisor, handling all aspects of payroll in the Supervisor’s absence. Process weekly payroll including time card entry, manual checks, wage information requests, changes to employee’s files, new hires, terminations, pay rate changes, retroactive pay, etc. Analyze timecards for accuracy and compliance with Agency policies and procedures, ensuring that only active employees with authorized time cards are paid and that terminated employees after their termination date. Reconcile and prepare payment information for employees’ insurance deductions, reconciling Cobra and Misc payments/deductions. Prepare and maintain registers for all Manual checks, void checks, stop payments, and re-issued checks. Perform other related tasks as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a high school diploma/GED, and three to five years Payroll experience in a computerized environment required. Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field preferred. Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Possess a high degree of accuracy, strong organizational skills, PC experience, and the ability to work well with others. Excellent interpersonal skills for a high level of customer service to all ABCD departments and employees. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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STABILIZATION SPECIALIST

Recruitment Bulletin: 2029
Posted: Dec 31, 2015
Department: Housing and Homelessness Prevention Department - Scattered Site Program

Advocate for and assist homeless and at-risk clients to obtain and/or maintain permanent housing. Provide assessment of stabilization and housing needs, and develop a plan to best meet housing and family stabilization goals. Maintain contact with housed clients through home and office visits for a year. Assist client with money management skills and applying for all potential benefits and resources. Coordinate rental assistance strategies and applications. Serve as liaison to schools, medical providers and others to ensure best level of community integration. Work with partnering agencies to ensure a comprehensive collaborative model and strategies are implemented. Contribute to the knowledge about successful outcomes through expanded/refined data collection and analysis. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a high school diploma/GED, with one to three years of experience in case management or related social services required. Associate’s degree in Human Services or related field preferred. Working knowledge of homeless and housing issues and housing subsidies required. Willingness to conduct home visits in different neighborhoods and accompany clients to neighborhood services based on clients’ schedules required. Must be able to work and set appropriate boundaries with clients with mental health, substance abuse, and/or domestic abuse issues. Must have a valid driver’s license. Strong problem-solving and verbal and written communication skills required. Bilingual skills in Spanish highly preferred. 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: Oct 23, 2015
Department: Public Information

Assist in editing agency special events including but not limited to graduations, program highlights, fundraising events, and neighborhood events. Edit 3 minute videos allowing for a week turnaround time on event videos to be posted on ABCD’s website. Work with supervisor in developing creative ways to edit promotional videos for the agency. Perform other duties as needed.

Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds. Video Production, Film Production, or Media Studies major required. Minimum of two or three years of relevant experience or school experience a must. Editing proficiency with Final Cut Pro 7 required. Basic Motion, Photoshop, or After Effects graphics skills highly preferred. Must have good organizational skills with attention to detail. Must be able to take independent initiative in creating rough cuts, but also be able to incorporate supervisor’s constructive criticism and work as a team to complete videos.

Internship available from January to April 2015, for 14 to 20 hours per week, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday.

Please note: This is an unpaid credit internship. Please send all application materials to volunteer@bostonabcd.org.

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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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YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST – Changing Tracks Initiative

Recruitment Bulletin: 2039
Posted: Apr 22, 2016
Department: Education, Training & Youth Services - Ostiguy High School

Ostiguy High School has developed the Changing Tracks Initiative, a multi-level systems change initiative seeking to improve the life chances of African-American youth affected by substance abuse. It responds to deep-seated disparities in access to treatment and criminalization of substance abuse – which, together, channel young people of color towards expulsion and prison rather than treatment and recovery – and creates a unified system of supports for recovery.

Under the direction of the Program Manager, assess the work related needs, skills, and barriers of participants and jointly determine the appropriate pathway, support services and resources needed to ensure their success. Provide one-on-one case management, assessment, coaching, and counseling services to participant caseload. Complete, periodically review, and update the Individual Case Plan for each participant. Act as a major liaison between central and neighborhood employment services and develop systems to address the employment needs of the participants. Maintain all required documentation and provide data to the Program Manager. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a high school diploma/GED, with one to three years experience in one-on-one counseling and case management required. Must have knowledge of welfare reform policies, local labor market, and employer contracts and community resources.  Excellent communication skills, presentation skills and record-keeping abilities required. Knowledge of evaluation and assessment tools.  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 May 30, 2016.  Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of additional funding.

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YOUTH SERVICES SPECIALIST – SummerWorks

Recruitment Bulletin: 2039
Posted: Apr 22, 2016
Department: Education, Training & Youth Services - SummerWorks Program

Every summer, the ABCD SummerWorks program provides jobs and education programs for low-income youngsters of ages 14-21 from Boston’s inner-city neighborhoods. To learn more about SummerWorks, please visit http://www.bostonabcd.org/summerworks.aspx. Youngsters interested in participating in the SummerWorks program may apply online at http://www.summerworks.net/.

Supervise approximately 30 youth participants in the SummerWorks program to guide and assist them through their work experience as it pertains to payroll, portfolio development, and career and life skills. Assist youth participants in the development of their Individual Service Strategy. Work with youth participants to address portfolio assignments and provide feedback on academic skills (reading, writing, mathematics). Develop techniques for motivating participants to complete assignments. Conduct youth orientations and arrange weekly thematic workshops for youth participants. Maintain a weekly log to document youth progress. Meet with the worksite supervisor to coordinate educational, career, and life skills goals. Attend weekly meetings with the Director of Youth Services regarding documentation and statistics of enrollee progress. Assist with weekly reports, final report, and miscellaneous youth concerns. Responsible for youth timecard collection and payroll distribution. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a high school diploma/GED required. Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field preferred. Up to twelve months of experience and expertise in urban adult literacy, youth education, and employment programs required. Must have demonstrated ability to supervise youth participants and work with both Boston Public Schools and community organizations. Knowledge of assessment techniques and issues, innovative teaching, and career development and counseling mechanisms required. 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 August 26, 2016. Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of additional funding.

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