Jobs at Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Recruitment Bulletin: 2068
Posted: Dec 16, 2016
Department: Head Start & Children's Services - Agency wide

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: 2068
Posted: Dec 16, 2016
Department: Head Start & Children's Services - Agency wide

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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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 I, II

Recruitment Bulletin: 2060
Posted: Sep 30, 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 TRAINEE

Recruitment Bulletin: 2062
Posted: Oct 28, 2016
Department: Head Start & Children's Services

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 (43 weeks) available and that this position is part-time for twenty-five (25) hours per week.

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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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EDUCATION SUPERVISOR

Recruitment Bulletin: 2068
Posted: Dec 16, 2016
Department: Head Start & Children's Services

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

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

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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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ESOL INSTRUCTORS

Recruitment Bulletin: 2073
Posted: Mar 24, 2017
Department: South Side Head Start

Provide individualized and group instruction to adults in English as a Second Language (ESOL) classes. Conduct on-site activities using a participatory team-based, learner-centered approach. Develop and document materials, curriculum and resources. Work with the Education and Career Advisor in the development of Individual Education and Career Plans based on learner goals, needs, and assessment. Provide academic counseling and referrals as needed. Participate in staff and program development activities, including developing and implementing an Individual Professional Development Plan. Provide periodic academic assessment and program evaluation. Maintain accurate attendance records and student progress notes. Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or a related field, with one to three years of experience teaching adults and/or youth in a community-based setting required, preferably in ABE, ASE, or ESOL. Master’s degree in TESOL or Applied Linguistics preferred. Familiarity with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s curriculum frameworks and College and career readiness standards. Must have experience with curriculum design, curriculum development, assessment and evaluation. Certification in administering and scoring the TABE Clas-E and BEST Plus preferred, but not required. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Please note: These positions are part-time for 10 and 11 hours per week.

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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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FOOD DELIVERER

Recruitment Bulletin: 2063
Posted: Nov 04, 2016
Department: Head Start & Children's Services

Ensure that food arrives to the assigned locations in a safe and appropriate manner, that children are 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 the center as needed. Return food containers to the kitchen each day. 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) per week at our Allston/Brighton location.

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HEALTH SERVICES MANAGER

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

Assist the Health Coordinator in planning, implementing, and evaluating high-quality, comprehensive health services according to the prioritized needs of each assigned Early Head Start, Head Start and ABCD Partners/Delegate program. Ensure health services are in compliance with health standards as determined by federal, state and agency guidelines. Participate in team meetings to identify new or recurring health needs of enrollees, monitor implementation of individual health plans, and communicate health and safety needs of enrollees and their families to program staff. Provide timely and accurate health-related advices and communication to Early Head Start/Head Start/ABCD Partners families, program staff, policy groups and communities. Delegate duties to Health Services Aides and provide written input to their annual evaluations as needed. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or related health field, or a Medical Doctor degree from a medical school listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED) required. Must have three or more years of experience working in health services at Head Start, early childhood services or community health services. Demonstrated expertise in child and community health issues required. Competency in using computer hardware and software to effectively maintain health services records, communication and professional health presentations required. 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 25 hours per week.

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HOUSING MANAGER

Recruitment Bulletin: 2073
Posted: Mar 24, 2017
Department: Housing and Homeless Prevention Department - Motel Services

Responsible for the daily oversight of program operations and supervision of the Motel Services team. Ensure that high quality direct care services are delivered to individuals and families who are eligible for Emergency Assistance (EA) and living in motels, and support them as they work towards a goal of self-sufficiency. Implement and monitor protocols for the delivery of direct services at motel locations, and intervene and assume responsibility with difficult cases. Manage administrative processes related to supervising Motel Services staff, including but not limited to: making hiring and termination recommendations, completing performance evaluations, and identifying, developing and delivering trainings.  Develop relationships with HomeBASE Re-housing providers as well as other related service-providing agencies. Strengthen working relationships with significant resources in family support network as specified by DHCD and supervisory staff. Manage all reporting, and statistical data collection and compliance. Perform other related duties as required.

Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field required, Masters Degree preferred. Three to five years experience in human services required, with direct experience training and supervising staff strongly preferred. Knowledgeable about EA Rules and Regulations, Massachusetts Tenant Law, and homeless families and issues of poverty. Ability to regularly work outside of normal business hours. Ability to work or be “on call” nights, weekends and holidays as needed. Must be able to manage multiple and complex tasks. Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills required. Must be able to pass a CORI check. Possess a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Attendance and participation in CPR, First Aid, and Infant CPR training required. Bi-lingual/Bi-cultural preferred. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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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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MALE ENGAGEMENT ADMINISTRATOR

Recruitment Bulletin: 2067
Posted: Dec 09, 2016
Department: Head Start & Children's Services

Provide support to fathers and father-figures of children enrolled in ABCD Head Start & Children’s Services to enhance their parenting skills and increase their capacity to be engaged in the social-emotional and developmental growth of their children. Responsibilities include conducting outreach and recruitment to engage male figures in programming and events, as well as planning and facilitating groups and trainings. Position entails providing families with referrals, services and linkages to community resources, parenting education, mentoring and individual and group support, as well as performing data entry related to male engagement programming. Responsible for establishing and maintaining contact with service providers who work in the areas of fatherhood, male engagement, abuse prevention, parenting education, and basic needs in an effort to enhance the services already provided on site. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Social Work, Psychology, Early Childhood Education or related field, and one to three years of experience working with males/fathers in a social service setting required. Experience conducting community outreach, providing parent support and education, and facilitation of groups preferred. This position requires periodic travel throughout Massachusetts (predominantly in the Greater Boston area and surrounding communities). Must have knowledge of and sensitivity to the educational and socioeconomic needs of the children and families served, as well as excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

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MOBILE HOMELESS OUTREACH SPECIALIST

Recruitment Bulletin: 2069
Posted: Dec 23, 2016
Department: Housing and Homelessness Prevention Department - Mystic Valley

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

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

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NUTRITION CASE MANAGERS

Recruitment Bulletin: 2062
Posted: Oct 28, 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 LEAD TEACHER

Recruitment Bulletin: 2061
Posted: Oct 21, 2016
Department: Head Start & Children's Services

The PreKindergarten Lead Teacher is responsible for overseeing 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) curriculum, and, in collaboration with the Education Supervisor, for the coaching, training, and technical assistance of Teachers, Teacher Assistants, and classroom volunteers at an assigned site. He/she will participate and engage fellow teaching staff in trainings around each curriculum, including demonstrating commitment to trainings outside of regular work hours, and will apply and analyze new teaching practices with the support of the coach. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development or related field required, and one plus years experience with preschool children for Head Start required. Master’s Degree preferred. EEC Director I or II certified preferred. Good interpersonal skills; work cooperatively as a member of a teaching team, with other program staff and parents. Engages in ongoing staff development to expand professional skills. Be able to lift and move pre-school aged children and respond to children in case of an emergency in order to ensure safety. 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: 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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PREKINDERGARTEN TEACHER ASSISTANT

Recruitment Bulletin: 2057
Posted: Sep 09, 2016
Department: Head Start & Children's Services - Agencywide

The Prekindergarten Program is a new initiative with classrooms supported, in part, by the Massachusetts Preschool Expansion Grant (PEG) and the Jessie B. Cox Charitable Trust Fund. Through this program, children ages 3 and 4 will be exposed to a variety of learning tools to further enrich their early childhood education experience.

The Prekindergarten Teacher Assistant is responsible for assisting the Teacher and Lead Teacher with the care and education of the children in the Prekindergarten Program. This position assists in the day-to-day implementation of the Education Component objectives for the Building Blocks, Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learners (CSEFEL), and Opening the World of Learning (OWL) teaching practices. The Prekindergarten Assistant Teacher develops activities and strategies to involve parents in the educational aspects of the program to increase their understanding of child development and enhance their role as the principal influence in their child’s education and development. Assists with the development and implementation of special events or projects related to the Prekindergarten Program. Record classroom activities and engage in ongoing staff development trainings. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

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

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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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PROGRAM SERVICES ASSISTANT

Recruitment Bulletin: 2063
Posted: Nov 04, 2016
Department: Head Start & Children's Services

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. Assist in 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 Degree in a social science or related field, with one to three years of administrative experience required. This is an experienced level assistant position which provides direct support for assigned Deputy Directors. Knowledge of neighborhoods served by programs and city-wide services relevant to the programs’ population. Engage in ongoing staff development to expand professional skills. Behave in a professional manner and successfully work as a member of an interdisciplinary team. 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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STABILIZATION SPECIALIST – Scattered Site Program

Recruitment Bulletin: 2069
Posted: Dec 23, 2016
Department: Housing and Homelessness Department

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

Recruitment Bulletin: 2065
Posted: Nov 23, 2016
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: 2062
Posted: Oct 28, 2016
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 positions available.

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