Jobs at Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.

ATTENDANCE CASE MANAGER

Recruitment Bulletin: 2072
Posted: Mar 03, 2017
Department: Education, Training & Youth Services - Dorchester Academy

Ensure that all students are maintaining strong and consistent attendance and punctuality in order to achieve positive academic outcomes. Develop and manage all aspects of the attendance records processes and initiate communication with appropriate individuals surrounding student attendance and disciplinary actions. Collaborate with teachers, staff and clinicians to develop successful interventional plans for chronic truancy and create procedures that encourage superior student attendance. Track and evaluate all initiatives in relation to student attendance for effectiveness. Greet and check-in all students daily, ensuring an accurate account of student presence. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Social Work or related field with one to three years experience working with urban youth required. Master’s degree preferred. Information Management Systems experience required. Possess a willingness and interest in working with a diverse population, including visiting homes and working with student’s families. Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills with careful attention to detail and accuracy. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel. Must have an unwavering belief in urban youth and their potential. Ability to work sensitively and effectively with individuals and groups of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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CASE MANAGERS

Recruitment Bulletin: 2074
Posted: Apr 07, 2017
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: 2081
Posted: Jun 02, 2017
Department: Head Start & Children's Services - Agency wide

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 served 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: These are fifty-two week (52) positions that are part-time for twenty-five (25) hours per week

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CLIENT SERVICES REPRESENTATIVES

Recruitment Bulletin: 2087
Posted: Jul 20, 2017
Department: Energy Services - Fuel Assistance

Assist with the outreach, intake, verification, and processing of all Energy Program applications and client communication resources. Provide outreach and education to potential and eligible clients and Fuel Assistance Intake Sites by telephone, mail, and meetings regarding all Energy Programs. Perform client intake through face-to-face interviews while completing the Fuel Assistance application and collecting appropriate documentation for processing. Assist in providing services to clients seeking utility payment management programs.  Maintain applicant files in an accurate and efficient manner.  Ensure all winter heating emergency calls are properly recorded, referred, and resolved. Provide utility queries of utility usage. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a high school diploma /GED and up to twelve months related experience in general office work required. Some college coursework a plus. Must have good verbal and written communication skills. Bilingual skills as needed. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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COOKS

Recruitment Bulletin: 2073
Posted: Mar 24, 2017
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.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION MENTOR/COACH

Recruitment Bulletin: 2077
Posted: Jun 27, 2017
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 assigned from time to time.

Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university 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/English 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 SPECIALIST

Recruitment Bulletin: 2071
Posted: Feb 10, 2017
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: 2073
Posted: Mar 24, 2017
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 43 week positions available.

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FAMILY SERVICES SPECIALIST

Recruitment Bulletin: 2086
Posted: Jul 14, 2017
Department: Child Care Choices of Boston

Responsible for providing consumer education to families seeking and receiving child care subsidies funded by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC). Assist families with the intake and eligibility process and follow-up services, providing technical assistance and communication around the subsidy system to parents and providers. Assess eligibility and issue vouchers for families within the EEC funded subsidy system, including DTA and Income Eligible. Support parents as the link between providers in the voucher system, and assist them in changing providers. Provide technical assistance and accurate information to families regarding their role and continued access to child care voucher subsidies. Maintain files and update parent records and database information. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a high school diploma/GED and one to three years of related work experience required. Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field preferred. Knowledge of Massachusetts child care subsidy system, and knowledge of early childhood development demonstrated through work experience or education. Bilingual Spanish/English skills as needed. Must have excellent organizational skills, communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office systems. Ability to travel locally, and work occasional evenings/weekends as required. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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FOOD DELIVERERS

Recruitment Bulletin: 2074
Posted: Apr 07, 2017
Department: Head Start & Children's Services - Allston/Brighton and Malden/Everett

Ensure that food arrives to the assigned locations in a safe and appropriate manner, that children receive nutritious meals in a timely manner and that the prevention of food borne illnesses is of the highest priority. Transport and carry meals to local Head Start centers. Deliver supplies to sites as needed. Return food containers to the kitchen daily. Maintain established standards of sanitation, safety and food preparation. Conduct inventory, complete food temperature log, and deliver food to classrooms. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a High School Diploma/GED and up to twelve months of experience required. Active ServSafe certification or the ability to obtain a ServSafe certification within the first six months of employment also required. Must be able to lift 50lbs. Must be flexible, prompt and reliable. Valid driver’s license, proof of car insurance and a good driving record required. Must be able to provide one’s own transportation. 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 twenty (20) hours per week.

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HRIS ANALYST

Recruitment Bulletin: 2082
Posted: Jun 21, 2017
Department: Human Resources

Provide technical expertise to develop and implement Human Resources related systems, as well as manage its day-to-day processes and reporting. Serve as a technical point of contact for the HR information system and related upgrades. Develop an understanding of HR processes and goals to ensure data integrity and reporting effectiveness. Assess reporting and data needs in main functional areas, including Benefits, Compensation and Recruiting. Analyze reports and compile statistical data for management, external departments, and for federal, state, and local agencies. Develop/design Crystal and SSRS reports. Analyze user needs for report specifications and design report layouts. Make recommendations for improved efficiency and enhanced use of various systems capabilities. Deliver technology training within the HR department. Serve as a liaison between IT and Finance. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Must have experience with  reporting tools (Crystal and SQL Server Reporting Services) and relational databases (SQL Server, Access, FoxPro). Must have excellent communication, problem-solving and analytical skills, with attention to detail. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. Minimum of a High School Diploma/GED and three to five years of relevant experience required.

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INFANT/TODDLER TEACHER

Recruitment Bulletin: 2071
Posted: Feb 10, 2017
Department: Head Start & Children's Services - Agency wide

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 assigned from time to time.

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.

  • Infant/Toddler 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 $15.85/hr.
  • Infant/Toddler 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 $16.81/hr.
  • Infant/Toddler 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.

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JUNIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Recruitment Bulletin: 2086
Posted: Jul 14, 2017
Department: Public Information

Assist in the support of the agency’s brand communications across all channels. Helps to execute visual solutions and develop content across digital and print media that engage all audiences: clients and prospective clients, partners, public officials, funders, and the general public. Apply brand standards across all materials to ensure consistently high-quality work that meets the specifications of ABCD. Collaborate with staff designers and copywriters to create high-impact, effective communication designs. Contribute to social media content creation. Assist in photographing events to develop additional visual content for the agency. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of an Associate’s degree or two years of college coursework in Graphic Design, Visual/Communication Design or related field and one to three years of experience in visual design required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Photography skills are a plus. Exceptional time-management and prioritization skills, meticulous attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task across projects. Professional approach to timelines and deadlines. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Passion for producing exceptionally high-quality visual solutions. Demonstrated proficiency with basic camera equipment and still photography. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Please note: This position is part time for twenty-eight (28) hours per week.

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NEW EMPLOYEE SPECIALIST

Recruitment Bulletin: 2083
Posted: Jun 23, 2017
Department: Head Start & Children's Services

Responsible for developing and implementing outreach and recruitment strategies and plans for open positions in ABCD Head Start & Children’s Services. Coordinate with the Human Resources Department for posting all job openings to the ABCD website and other media, as well as monitor costs and effectiveness of different sources. Guarantee timely recruitment by building relationships with local colleges, employment agencies and internet sites in addition to processing applications and conducting applicant screenings. Coordinate and participate in interview panels, ensuring that all panel members are trained in interview procedures. Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities and professional organizations, and maintaining personal networks. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or a related field, with one to three years of human resources experience in recruitment, hiring and training required.  Knowledge of Head Start or other early education programs preferred. Must be able to travel frequently as needed to recruitment events and meetings. Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills required. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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NUTRITION CASE MANAGER

Recruitment Bulletin: 2079
Posted: May 19, 2017
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 are 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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OUTREACH AND REPORTING COORDINATOR

Recruitment Bulletin: 2078
Posted: May 12, 2017
Department: Energy Services - LIMERP

Responsible for assisting the Program Manager with the day-to-day operations of the Low-Income Multi Family Energy Retrofit Program (LIMERP), and for development and implementing outreach strategies to increase the impact of the program. Review and prepare electric program data and invoices for reporting. Oversee the application processes, reviewing documentation and communicating with applicants. Maintain accurate and up-to-date electronic and paper records. Analyze record-keeping processes and make recommendations to improve design and functionality. Conduct market research and data analysis to develop outreach strategies. Participate in related information sessions and presentations. Communicate with vendors and utilities as needed. Assist Program Manager to prepare for Committee meetings. Manage electric program electronic and paper files. Produce required billing and reporting data to electric utility funders in compliance with contract guidelines. Complete case studies for selected projects.  Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a high school diploma/GED and at least two years of related experience in outreach or program support required. A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or related field preferred. Background in energy efficiency and/or multi-family low-income housing strongly preferred. Experience in grant program management a plus. Demonstrated ability to utilize databases and
spreadsheets, specifically Microsoft Access and Excel. Strong oral and written communication skills. Flexibility, initiative and ability to work in a team required. 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: 2073
Posted: Mar 24, 2017
Department: Head Start & Children's Services - Walnut Grove Head Start

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 assigned from time to time.

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.

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PROGRAM ASSISTANT

Recruitment Bulletin: 2086
Posted: Jul 14, 2017
Department: Housing and Homelessness Prevention Department

Support the daily operations of the department and its housing programs. Greet guests and direct incoming calls as appropriate. Enter client intake and assessment information into the database system. Organize contracts, budgets, and files by programs. Coordinate and conduct housing workshops, appointment scheduling, and follow up with clients regarding incomplete documentation. Order and distribute office supplies and ensure the maintenance of office equipment. Oversee accurate completion of employee timecards, travel forms, and check disbursements. Work with volunteers, interns, and temporary employees in completing tasks. Act as the liaison with the public and with staff from other departments. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a high school diploma/GED with up to twelve months of related experience required. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint highly preferred. Bilingual skills as needed. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Recruitment Bulletin: 2071
Posted: Feb 10, 2017
Department: Head Start & Children's Services

Responsible for the administration and management of program operations at the Head Start center in accordance with ACF, EEC and ABCD policies, regulations and performance standards. Ensure high quality services are delivered to Head Start children and families. Collaborate with staff to ensure full program enrollment and waiting list. Coordinate the annual local budget preparation process with parents and staff. Oversee the development and implementation of annual program goals. Responsible for planning, implementing and documenting all staff supervision and training activities, as well as parent involvement and training activities. Ensure enrollment, recruitment, selection and attendance records are current, accurate and confidential to submit to Head Start Central as needed. Oversee the implementation of outreach, local marketing and recruitment initiatives. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services Management or Early Childhood Education required. Must have more than three years of successful administrative and supervisory experience, preferably in an early childhood education setting.  Must be able to manage multiple and complex tasks. Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills required. 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: 2087
Posted: Jul 20, 2017
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 members 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. LCSW preferred. Must have one to three 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: 2079
Posted: May 19, 2017
Department: Head Start & Children's Services - Agency wide

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. Attend 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 – HS

Recruitment Bulletin: 2077
Posted: May 05, 2017
Department: Head Start & Children's Services - Agency wide

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 (43) positions available

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TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTOR – TECH KEY

Recruitment Bulletin: 2078
Posted: May 12, 2017
Department: Education, Training, and Youth Services – GATE

Provides classroom instruction to help prepare students to successfully pass the tests required to obtain CompTia A+, CompTia Network+, and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications. Develop curriculum, lesson plan, and instructor guides for preparation courses. Deliver training to clients in both classroom and lab learning settings. Provide student support via telephone, email, and set weekly office hours. Track attendance and provide updates to project manager on a weekly basis. Work collaboratively with ITS department to ensure curriculum and internship goals and objectives are aligned. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a high school diploma/GED and 2-3 years teaching, teaching aid or instructional experience in a technology field required. CompTia A+ and CompTia Network+ certifications also required. Experience teaching/instructing in CompTia A+, CompTia Network+ or Microsoft Office 2013 and 2016 certification courses highly preferred. Demonstrated ability to deliver high quality classroom training, instructional aptitude and mixture of strong technical and interpersonal client facing skills. Exceptional presentation skills, strong verbal and written communication skills. Proven ability to quickly learn all aspects of technical software. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse, educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Please note: This position is temporary until April 30, 2018.

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TRAINING SPECIALIST

Recruitment Bulletin: 2085
Posted: Jul 07, 2017
Department: Health Services - Family Planning

Provide individualized training and support for family planning counselors at their clinical sites. Assist in carrying out needs assessments, developing a training calendar, locating consultant trainers, and providing training in the areas of sexual and reproductive health, family planning, and STD/HIV/AIDS prevention for subcontracted agency and community professionals. Assist in providing evidence-based updates to training curricula and develop new educational materials as appropriate. Support family planning counselors in ongoing certification by reviewing/correcting family planning exams, observing on-site family planning sessions, monitoring training attendance, and developing corrective action plans as needed based on program guidelines. Maintain confidentiality at all times. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Psychology, Health Education, or related field. Must have three to five years of related experience working in reproductive health, sexuality or community education and training program. Excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills required. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Window Applications, including Access and Excel. Bilingual/bicultural background with knowledge of speaking and reading at least one other language as needed. Flexibility to work early morning, evening, and weekend hours. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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YOUTH SERVICES SPECIALISTS

Recruitment Bulletin: 2074
Posted: Apr 07, 2017
Department: Education, Training & Youth Services - SummerWorks

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 with 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, 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 25, 2017.

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