Jobs at Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS

Recruitment Bulletin: 2097
Posted: Nov 03, 2017
Department: Head Start & Children's Services

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

Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent, 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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CASE MANAGERS

Recruitment Bulletin: 2093
Posted: Sep 29, 2017
Department: Community Coordination - Agency wide

Responsible for maintain case management files, and providing supportive services and referrals. 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. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

CASE MANAGER I: High school diploma or equivalent, 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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COOKS

Recruitment Bulletin: 2093
Posted: Sep 29, 2017
Department: Head Start & Children's Services

Responsible for the preparation, service and storage of nutritious meals and snacks for Head Start/Early Head Start Center.  Establish and maintain standards of sanitation, safety and food preparation at all times. Follow menus planned by the Nutrition Component of Head Start in accordance with CACFP guidelines. Document any changes in substitutions to the menu on a daily basis.  Order food and supplies from vendors or nutritionist according to a designated schedule. Check all incoming food orders against invoices for quantity and quality at the time of delivery. Maintain and prepare written reports pertaining to food services and operations. Participate in nutrition education activities for children, parents and staff. 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 or equivalent, with up to twelve months of relevant experience required. Must pass a food preparation certificate class within six months of hire. Demonstrated ability in quantity food preparation.  Must be able to read, maintain records and prep simple written reports. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds, stooping, bending, standing and reaching required.  Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Please note: full-time and part-time positions with various hours are available.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION MENTOR/COACHES

Recruitment Bulletin: 2097
Posted: Nov 03, 2017
Department: Head Start & Children's Services - Early Head Start

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 and/or Infant/Toddler 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.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education, or related field, such as education, social or behavioral science that must include 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 and/or Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher required.  A minimum of two years of experience teaching preschool children and /or infants/toddlers plus two years of supervisory experience required. CLASS reliability certification and 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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EARLY CHILDHOOD INFORMATION AND REFERRAL SPECIALIST

Recruitment Bulletin: 2093
Posted: Sep 29, 2017
Department: Child Care Choices of Boston

Responsible for providing high quality consultation, support and consumer education to parents of children with special needs. Provide direct assistance to customers of all abilities, income, cultural, religious, linguistic, and ethnic backgrounds seeking consumer education regarding early education through the Child Care Choices of Boston (CCCB) information and referral telephone hotline, individual counseling, written materials and community educational and outreach. Provide daily telephone “hotline” consultation with parents regarding child care and information and referral services. Perform data entry and other related tasks to assist with the maintenance of community, provider and consumer databases. Assist in ongoing production and distribution of written outreach materials. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, social work or related field required with one to three years related experience. Knowledge of early childhood development is required. Related work experience in community outreach and program promotion helpful. Must be willing to travel locally. Excellent organizational skills with ability to handle large volumes of paperwork. Familiarity with Microsoft Office systems and other automated systems. Ability to work occasional evenings/weekends as 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 21-24 hours per week.

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EDUCATION SUPERVISORS

Recruitment Bulletin: 2097
Posted: Nov 03, 2017
Department: Head Start & Children's Services

Responsible for planning, development and management of education services at the local Early Head Start/Head Start center. Ensure that education staff gain a comprehensive understanding of the Head Start Performance Standards, and engage staff with regular follow up to ensure that all policies and protocols are being followed. Responsible for promoting the school readiness of ABCD’s Head Start children as well as their growth in language, literacy, mathematics, science, social and emotional development, creative arts, physical development and approaches to learning. Provide skill development and mentoring to staff progressing in their position. Facilitate the development implementation, and coordination of internal support plans (action plans, behavior plans) with parents and staff. In collaboration with the Family & Community Engagement Supervisor, facilitate monthly Interdisciplinary Team meetings with other component staff to discuss, plan, and coordinate needed services, referrals, and trainings for children and families. Perform related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field and 1+ years of experience teaching infants/toddlers and/or preschool children. EEC Director I or II, and EEC Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher, qualified (based on program’s licensed capacity and age groups served). Ability to lead teams through demonstrated competence, reliability and professional conduct. Demonstrated expertise in educational planning, supervision, training and evaluation.  Willingness to engage in ongoing staff development to expand professional skills. Attend and participate in community activities, training, and night meetings as needed. Excellent written and verbal communication as well as interpersonal skills.  Bilingual skills and the ability to translate as necessary preferred. Frequent traveling for home visits and off site trainings required. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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ERSEA SPECIALISTS

Recruitment Bulletin: 2090
Posted: Aug 25, 2017
Department: Head Start & Children's Services

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. Oversee all activities related to the processing of applications including collecting and copying 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 up to 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 & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SUPERVISORS

Recruitment Bulletin: 2097
Posted: Nov 03, 2017
Department: Head Start & Children's Services

Establish and maintain contact with service providers in abuse prevention, parenting education and basic needs to enhance services at an assigned Head Start center serving preschoolers or Early Head Start center serving infants/toddlers. Assist in recruitment, presentations, public relations, public service announcements, and distribution of program information to ensure full enrollment of eligible families. Identify and collaborate with local community agencies to develop a network for advocacy, referrals and services. Train and supervise Family Advocates, ERSEA Specialists and interns. Research current materials in the field to support direct service staff. Provide information, referrals and other efforts to link staff and families with the appropriate community resources. Provide support for and facilitate preventative activities for staff and parents that promote mental health and well being. Provide information relative to Head Start health and nutrition requirements, and support families in completing vaccination and physical, dental and nutrition screenings. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in social services, human services, Early Childhood or related field with two years of experience working with children/families in a human service or related setting required. Ability to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate individual family service plans 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.

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FAMILY ADVOCATES

Recruitment Bulletin: 2094
Posted: Oct 06, 2017
Department: Head Start & Children's Services - Agency wide

Responsible for promoting 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 requirement by supporting 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 or equivalent, a human services certificate or 21 credits in human services or related field, and up to 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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HEALTH AIDE

Recruitment Bulletin: 2094
Posted: Oct 06, 2017
Department: Head Start & Children's Services

Responsible for maintaining up-to-date records for each child while performing service related tasks related to on-going and immediate health needs. Coordinate with Health Managers and Head Start staff, to have all children screened for hearing and vision. Initiate a referral for all children who are in abnormal range for hearing and vision to appropriate medical entity in accordance with policies and procedures. Maintain a health record on each child which includes all required information such as physical examination, dental examination, medical background and sensory screenings. Maintain and monitor a comprehensive record keeping system. Maintain and document on-going contact with local programs through phone and site visits. Attend and participate in required community activities, meetings, and trainings on and off site. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent and up to one year of relevant experience required. Knowledge of neighborhoods served by the program and relevant city-wide services required. Strong written and verbal communication as well as interpersonal skills. Bilingual skills and the ability to translate as necessary preferred. Frequent traveling for program needs and on and off-site trainings. Must be able to work independently without intensive supervision as well as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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HEALTH SERVICES ASSISTANTS

Recruitment Bulletin: 2093
Posted: Sep 29, 2017
Department: Head Start & Children's Services - EHS-CCP

Responsible for assisting with the implementation of Early Head Start (EHS) Health and Nutritional Services for the EHS expansion and child care partner programs, including center-based and Family Child Care providers. Serve as the program health liaison to EHS Child Care Partnership (CCP) families. Review with the Health and Nutrition Services Managers the EHS-CCP children’s files to ensure all nutrition-related assessment data, including the food frequency form, height, weight, lead, and hemoglobin/hematocrit and nutrition questionnaire are included. Review the health record with the Health and Nutrition Services Managers for each EHS-CCP child and family ensuring that all required information such as physical examination, dental examination, vision screening and medical background is included. Participate in case management meetings and provide nutrition and health referrals to the Health and Nutrition Services Managers. Collaborate with other component staff and the larger health community to assist with referrals and follow-up of nutrition service. Monitor and report to the partner programs regarding nutrition learning experiences offered through workshops. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent, with one to three years of experience in an office setting required. Associate’s degree or 60+ credits toward a degree in early education, human services, or related field preferred. Knowledge of neighborhoods served by the program and willingness to travel to all EHS-CCP partner programs in the city of Boston, Malden and Everett. Valid driver’s license and access to a car required. Ability to speak relevant second language to the population served a plus. Demonstrated knowledge of word processing and data entry computer programs. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse, educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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HEALTH SERVICES MANAGERS

Recruitment Bulletin: 2090
Posted: Aug 25, 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.

Starting salary range of $20.67-$23.27/hr.

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HOUSING COUNSELOR

Recruitment Bulletin: 2088
Posted: Jul 31, 2017
Department: Housing and Homelessness Prevention Department

Provide general and specialized housing assistances and supports for the Housing Department. Assist in the triage of phone cases from various sources including: ABCD’s central and neighborhood sites, State and government agencies, representatives from public elected officials, community organizations, hospitals and self referrals. Assist with clients’ housing searches by providing applications and other resources. Refer clients to resources to help sustain housing i.e.: childcare, education, job-training, financial literacy, fuel assistance, weatherization, food, furniture, clothing, transportation, legal referrals, medical care, counseling, parenting skills and other services in their community which impact on their ability to obtain or maintain permanent housing. Responsible for scheduling community training and outreach activities for the ABCD neighborhood sites and community centers requesting housing search guidance and training.  May supervise interns and/or volunteers. Provide weekly and monthly reports. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a high school diploma/GED, with one to three years of experience and thorough knowledge of housing/housing search, tenant’s rights, housing subsidies and housing law required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to handle various assignments required. Must have the flexibility of working some evenings if necessary. Must pass a CORI check. Bilingual skills a plus. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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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 TEACHERS

Recruitment Bulletin: 2090
Posted: Aug 25, 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. Must be EEC Infant/Toddler Teacher qualified. 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 with a focus on infants and toddlers in the areas of child development, early childhood teaching and assessment, psychology, family development, health and physical development, mathematics, science or children’s literature. Starting salary of $20.67/hr.

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INTERVENTION SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Recruitment Bulletin: 2088
Posted: Jul 31, 2017
Department: Head Start & Children's Services

Provide training and guidance to program staff and parents on the mainstreaming and provision of services to children with disabilities and their families and the social/emotional wellbeing for children and families. Ensure that the program is in compliance with federal, state and ABCD Head Start regulations, standards and policies. Observe and assess the appropriateness of programs outside of Head Start or Early Head Start for possible placement or referral following the evaluation of a child. Monitor and track follow-up needs, developmental screenings, curriculum system, and child outcomes. Collaborate with all component staff, parents and staff from community agencies, early intervention programs and public schools to ensure that children with disabilities are recruited, interdisciplinary program planning occurs, and appropriate referrals, screening, assessment, diagnostic services and placements are provided. Facilitate the delivery of therapeutic services. Provide ongoing consultation and support to parents and staff regarding support networks for families before and after Head Start/Early Head Start and advocacy skill development. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field, with one course in special education/early childhood mental health required. Two years of experience providing care or teaching children with special needs or disabilities may be counted towards special education coursework. Minimum of nine months of experience providing care to or teaching children with special needs or disabilities required. Thorough knowledge of infant through preschool special education as well as their social/emotional wellbeing and its relationship to child development. Demonstrated knowledge of typical and atypical development with ability to recognize the symptoms of a development issue. Bilingual in a language spoken by the program participants preferred. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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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: 2098
Posted: Nov 09, 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. Participate in, and assist with, the implementation of nutrition services trainings. Monitor programs to ensure that nutrition learning experiences are offered to children in the classroom and parents through workshops. 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. Must have knowledge of word processing and data entry computer programs. Proven ability to work independently in an organized manner required. 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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NUTRITIONIST

Recruitment Bulletin: 2093
Posted: Sep 29, 2017
Department: Head Start & Children's Services

Provide training, technical assistance and guidance to parents, staff and interns to ensure that they fully understand and support the goals of the Nutrition component. Design, maintain, monitor and evaluate quality control systems for all programs. Ensure that the nutrition program meets standards determined by federal, state, and ABCD Head Start and Early Head Start Performance Standards. Counsel and/or refer parents to services to help them meet the special nutritional needs of their children. Work with local colleges, universities and agencies to develop additional resources for the Nutrition Component. Establish, maintain, and update a resource library of nutrition related materials and assist local staff in developing similar resources. Plan, monitor, and evaluate the daily routine of Dietetic interns and Nutrition students. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition, dietetics, or related field required. Registered Dietitian preferred. Minimum of one to three years of experience in community nutrition, with at least one year’s emphasis on the nutritional needs of infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children required. Knowledge of area nutrition service agencies and the ability to develop linkages with these resources preferred. Proven ability in developing, implementing, and evaluating training programs for persons with varying abilities and levels of experience required. Must have good computer, communication, and interpersonal skills. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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OUTREACH, ADVISING AND SCHOLARSHIP COORDINATOR

Recruitment Bulletin: 2089
Posted: Aug 04, 2017
Department: Head Start & Children’s Services – Region 6 EPS

Provides leadership and expertise in regards to collaboration and coordination with institutions of higher education within the region that participate in Education and Provider Support (EPS) services. Responsible for identifying and coordinating outreach, advising and scholarship opportunities with institutions of higher education within Region 6 that participates in EPS services and are serving ECE Scholarship recipients. Build and maintain partnerships and collaborations with colleges, stakeholders, and other relevant local community organizations. Participate in the Self-Assessment, Community Assessment, and development of EPS Region 6 grant goals. Assist with the implementation and production of marketing materials to promote grant services. Responsible for effective documentation of scholarship partners, opportunities, and requirements. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a related field, and one to three years of experience in early childhood education or human services required. Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Applications. Ability to attend relevant trainings, seminars, and workshops. Bilingual skills and writing proficiency in Spanish/English. Possess a car and be able to travel to all communities within Region 6, as needed. Must have a valid driver’s license, and the ability and willingness to travel on a regular basis. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Please note: This position is grant funded position through June 30, 2018 with the possibility of renewal.

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PRESCHOOL EDUCATION COORDINATOR

Recruitment Bulletin: 2090
Posted: Aug 25, 2017
Department: Head Start & Children's Services

Responsible for promoting the school readiness of preschool children by providing technical assistance and training to program staff serving preschool children in Head Start and child care programs. Provide internal consulting services, training, and compliance monitoring to program staff. Engage in ongoing monitoring of local program operations. Serve as a primary planner to ensure the integration of child development services within all the components.  Facilitate the development of community resources related to early childhood education and staff training. Maintain and document on-going contact with local programs through phone and site visits. Monitor and track follow-up needs, developmental screenings, curriculum system, child outcomes, school readiness goals and concerns for all programs. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, childhood development or related field required. A minimum of five years of supervised teaching experience in an early childhood setting, preferably including some experience with special needs preschoolers. A minimum of three years of administrative/supervisory experience. Must have knowledge and experience in the philosophy and practices of Head Start (or comparable child development programs), early childhood education, developmentally appropriate practice, and bilingual education.  Proven ability to keep accurate written records and documentation. Knowledge of neighborhoods served by programs and city-wide services relevant to the programs population. Frequent traveling for home visits and off-site trainings required.  Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals and groups of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

 

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PREVENTION/STABILIZATION SPECIALIST

Recruitment Bulletin: 2094
Posted: Oct 06, 2017
Department: Housing and Homelessness Prevention Department - Home Rise

Responsible for providing rapid re-housing services and assistance with housing search, cash for move in assistance and comprehensive case management and stabilization to households living in the Mystic Valley areas of Malden, Medford and Everett. Conduct intake, assessment and eligibility determination and case management. Develop service plans to help client identify needs and make appropriate referrals based on plan. Maintain client files and regularly update the electronic database. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent with at least one year of experience working with the homeless or at risk populations required. Bachelor’s degree in human services or social work preferred. Must have knowledge of homeless and housing issues, including knowledge of housing subsidies, housing law, benefits program, Mass General Laws and state sanitary code regarding rental housing. Strong written and oral communication skills. Must possess a valid driver’s license, and access to a car 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 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 SERVICES ASSISTANT

Recruitment Bulletin: 2096
Posted: Oct 20, 2017
Department: Head Start & Children's Services - Central

Responsible for assisting the Head Start Deputy Directors in the day-to-day activities and in all administrative/clerical functions and general office procedures. Assist in research and analysis related to program activities, reports and other required documentation. Work closely with all Head Start components and other departments to answer and follow through with requests as necessary. Develop cooperative working relationships with other agency staff to facilitate the effective and efficient functioning of the department and the agency as a whole. Maintain and monitor a comprehensive record keeping system through documents and database systems. Maintain and document on-going contact with local programs. Attend required meetings and trainings on and off site. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in a social science or related field, with one to three years of administrative experience required. This is an experienced level assistant position which provides direct support for assigned Deputy Directors. Excellent written and verbal communication as well as interpersonal skills. Demonstrated keyboarding skills, computer literacy and expertise with applications such as Microsoft Office and Google products. Willingness to engage in ongoing staff development to expand professional skills. Knowledge of neighborhoods served by programs and city-wide services relevant to the program’s population. 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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PROVIDER SERVICES MANAGERS

Recruitment Bulletin: 2093
Posted: Sep 29, 2017
Department: Head Start & Children's Services - EHS CCP

Provide regular visits to the Family Child Care (FCC) provider homes and support the education and the family engagement components of the Early Head Start (EHS) program. Welcome FCC providers and EHS families into the program and share information about the comprehensive services available in EHS. Support, monitor and follow up with the FFC provider in the development of the family partnership and school readiness goals for assigned EHS children and families. Support the FCC provider to provide assistance to families in addressing challenges by discussing issues and/or linking them to community resources, including but not limited to mental illness, substance abuse, housing, employment, disabilities, family violence, etc. that affect their well-being. Assist with all transitions of child and family. Work with the Health and Nutrition Services Managers to ensure all requirements are up to date. Collaborate with other component staff to share records/information and arrange referral/follow-up services for health, nutrition, mental health, special needs, and social services for EHS families. Maintain and monitor a comprehensive record keeping system through documents and through database system. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education, child and family development, psychology, human services, or related field, with three to five years of experience working in family child care or infant/toddler center-based and/or home visiting programs required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Bilingual English/Spanish fluency required. Demonstrated knowledge of child development, including health, safety, nutrition and special needs as it relates to infants and toddlers. Excellent written and verbal communication as well as interpersonal skills. Ability to set and maintain professional boundaries with FCC Providers, staff and families Maintain knowledge of all federal, state, city and program laws, regulations, standards and policies. 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: 2098
Posted: Nov 09, 2017
Department: Head Start & Children's Services - Agency wide

Responsible for assisting Teachers with the care and education of a group of children as part of a teaching team. Provide preschool aged 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 a minimum of two home visits and three parent/teacher conferences per family per year. Participate in the development of and implementation of developmentally-appropriate lesson plans and individualized activities. Participate in the development and implementation of written Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) for the children with special needs. Attend meetings as necessary. Maintain the EEC requirements including child to staff ratios, classroom supervision, etc. Provide classroom coverage as needed. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent, 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. Bilingual skills and the ability to translate as necessary preferred. Must be able to maintain confidentiality and professional boundaries with staff and families. 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: 2098
Posted: Nov 09, 2017
Department: Head Start & Children's Services - Agency wide

Responsible for the care and education of a group of children as part of a teaching team. Provide preschool aged 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. 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 and development. Participate in a minimum of two home visits and three parent/teacher conferences per family per year. Attend 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. Bilingual in a language spoken by families served by ABCD preferred. 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. 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 forty-three (43) week school year positions and fifty-two (52) week positions available.

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