Current Opportunities

Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc. is a $22 million not for profit community action agency with over 140 staff. Our mission is to endeavor to assist families and individuals in our communities to improve the quality of their lives by minimizing the effects of poverty, promoting self-sufficiency and advocating for social change. QCAP operates a variety of programs that help low and moderate income residents including: Affordable Housing Development & Property Management, First Time Homebuyer Education/Assistance, Mortgage Foreclosure and Reverse Mortgage Counseling, Housing Counseling and Homelessness Prevention, Head Start Early Care and Education, Fuel Assistance and Energy Conservation, Community Care for Kids (Child Care Resource & Referral Program), South West Community Food Center, Adult Basic Education/ESOL & Workforce Development, Financial REACH Center and Free Tax Preparation.

   

 

 


Fiscal Manager

Responsible for managing General Ledger close and financial reporting.  Supervision of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Grant/Project management, providing hands-on support and guidance to staff to effectively accomplish work of department.  Assure that all financial records are maintained in accordance with the prescribed agency procedures, applicable Federal and State accounting regulations, GAAP, local, state and federal contract and budgetary reporting requirements.  Prepare accurate and timely financial, budget and reporting information for use by program management, funding sources, auditors and the Board.  Work with Program Managers and CFO to ensure cost control and regulatory compliance.  Requires Bachelors in Accounting (CPA preferred) with 5-years of experience in accounting position with supervisory experience; state & federal contract and grant compliance and reporting.  Must be highly analytical, detail oriented and organized.  Requires excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).  Must be committed to working on behalf of low and moderate income clients. 

 


Office Assistant (Housing Program)

Provide administrative support assistance to the Housing Department.  Maintain all department spreadsheets and databases.  Assist department with client screening and intakes and with opening and closing of files and submission of various application packages.  Copy and collate course materials for Housing workshops.  Provide receptionist coverage and any other clerical duties as assigned by Program Director.  This position is full year at 30 hours per week. 

 


Homelessness Prevention Specialist

Responsible for providing comprehensive services to families at risk of homelessness.  Provides case management, creation of action plan to prevent homelessness including connecting families to financial resources, building financial stability, negotiating with landlords and housing providers, and counseling on fair housing issues.  Ability to use customized databases and work in collegial and professional manner.  Requires minimum of Associates degree with three years relative experience, valid driver's license and properly registered and insured vehicle.  This position is full year at 40 hours per week.


Homeownership Counselor 

Provide group and individual counseling to first time homebuyers and current homeowners on a full range of issues related to home ownership.  This includes facilitating First Time Homebuyer Workshops, arranging workshop speakers, providing individual counseling to potential homebuyers, and managing on-line counseling.  Assist in implementing our Fair Housing Plan and serve as the contact person for Fair Housing issues.  Conduct program marketing and outreach as well as develop and maintain community partnerships.  Requires a Bachelor's Degree and three years relative experience. This position is full year at 25 hours per week and will require some evening hours for workshop facilitations.

 


Receptionist

Act as receptionist and assistant to the Enrollment Specialist in carrying out general office functions of the program.  Maintain building security by ensuring all adults that are allowed to enter the building are appropriate for the site, show proper identification and sign in.  Answer telephone, direct call or take messages and send to appropriate staff.  Maintain a thorough understanding of Head Start and QCAP’s programs to respond to general requests for information and referrals.  Assist with data entry, filing, and other general office duties as assigned. Adhere to NAEYC Professional Code of Ethics and interact in a collegial, cooperative and supportive manner with staff, parents and children. Candidate must have strong customer service, interpersonal skills and ability to manage busy reception area.  HS education or equiv. and one-year prior office experience including data entry. This position is 35 hrs/wk, full year.


 Bus Driver

Transport children in a safe and timely manner in accordance with the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Transportation Performance Standards as well as Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) and Department of Public Utilities (DPU) rules and regulations for school bus transportation.  Must have MA CDL with proper certifications and a DPU Bus Driver’s Certificate, safe driving record and ability to lift up to 50 lbs
 

Lead Teacher

Plan and implement a developmentally appropriate program/curriculum that meets family engagement and school readiness goals including the cognitive, social, emotional and physical development of the children under one’s supervision.  Create and implement lesson plans which include large and small group activities.  Maintain safe, healthy learning environment in compliance with ACF and EEC regulations and complete all record keeping requirements.  Participate in staff, team and supervision meetings. Adhere to the NAEYC Professional code of Ethics, QCAP Head Start Standard of Conduct and interact in a collegial, cooperative and supportive manner with all other staff members, parents and children.


 


Teacher

Assist the Lead Teacher to Plan and implement a developmentally appropriate program/curriculum that meets family engagement and school readiness goals including the cognitive, social, emotional and physical development of the children under one’s supervision.  Create and implement lesson plans which include large and small group activities.  Maintain safe, healthy learning environment in compliance with ACF and EEC regulations and complete all record keeping requirements.  Participate in staff, team and supervision meetings. Adhere to the NAEYC Professional code of Ethics, QCAP Head Start Standard of Conduct and interact in a collegial, cooperative and supportive manner with all other staff members, parents and children. 
 

Family Service Worker

Establish mutually respectful partnerships with Head Start/Early Head Start families in order to promote their participation in the program and their children’s education, support access to available services/resources and assist families to work towards increased self-sufficiency.  Includes home visits and parent meetings/trainings. Prepare and maintain child/family files and report forms accurately, thoroughly and on a timely basis as required by ACF/EEC and all other funding sources.  Minimum High School Diploma and advanced schooling in human service related field, Bachelor's Degree preferred.  An additional 2 years of related work experience may be substituted for advanced schooling.


 


EHS – Lead Teacher

Plan and implement a developmentally appropriate program/curriculum that provides a nurturing, safe environment for toddlers and enhances the family engagement and school readiness goals including the cognitive, social, emotional and physical development of the children under one’s supervision.  Must have BA or AA degree in ECE or related field preferred; Minimum of an Infant Toddler CDA required; EEC Infant-Toddler Lead Teacher Certification.


 


EHS - Teacher

 Plan and implement a developmentally appropriate program/curriculum that provides a nurturing, safe environment for toddlers and enhances the family engagement and school readiness goals including the cognitive, social, emotional and physical development of the children under one’s supervision.  Must have BA or AA degree in ECE or related field preferred; a minimum of an Infant Toddler CDA required; EEC Infant-Toddler Teacher Certification.


 


EHS - Combination Classroom Teacher

 Provide the full range of Head Start comprehensive services to families of toddlers enrolled in the combination program option, providing bi-monthly home visits to four children weekly, and teaching two groups of eight children in the classroom four days each week.  Ensure family engagement and school readiness goals are met.  Prepare and implement a developmentally appropriate program/curriculum that provides a nurturing, safe environment for toddlers and enhances the cognitive, social, emotional and physical development of the children.  Ensure lesson plans include large and small group activities and the curriculum experiences are developmentally appropriate, anti-bias, and respectful of diversity and promote the self-esteem of each child.  In accordance with EHS/ACF standards and based on family need, provide opportunities for parents to be involved in group activities.  Complete all record keeping as required by EEC and ACF.  Requires a minimum of Associates degree, Bachelors preferred in ECE or related field.  Must be certified for Infants/Toddlers by Massachusetts Dept. of EEC.  Must be 21 years of age, have a valid MA driver’s license and properly registered, inspected and insured vehicle.
 

ESOL Teacher - Substitutes: 

Seeking a candidate to provide ESOL instruction to a diverse student body and to work as a team member to ensure that the program is operated in well-coordinated, coherent and effective manner in accordance with Department of Elementary and Secondary (DESE) and QCAP policies and procedures.  This is an as-needed substitute position from September-June.  Classes meet Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00am - 12:00 pm.  Bachelor's degree required.