Incorporated in 1965, Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc. (QCAP) is a not for profit community action agency serving over 21,000 unduplicated people from Quincy, Weymouth, Braintree, Milton, Hull, and more than 80 surrounding Norfolk County, South Shore and Metro Boston communities. QCAP’s mission states: “Through partnerships, community engagement, and advocacy, we provide pathways to assist families and individuals in their efforts to realize economic opportunity and create meaningful connections to improve the quality of their lives”. 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 Counseling, Tenant/Landlord Counseling and Homelessness Prevention; Head Start Early Care and Education; Fuel Assistance and Energy Conservation; Community Care for Kids (Child Care Resource & Referral Program and Family Engagement Programs); South West Community Food Center; and Adult Basic Education/ESOL & Workforce Development, Financial REACH Center and Free Tax Preparation.
If you are interested in a QCAP job opportunity, please send a cover letter outlining your experience for the position and a resume to:
or mail to:
Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
1509 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
QCAP seeks a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Program Manager – Adult Education & Workforce Development
Responsible for developing and managing daily operations of agency’s education and workforce development programs including the MA Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) funded Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English for Speakers of Other Languages program (ESOL), Greater Quincy Financial REACH Center and other initiatives. Duties include supervising staff, contract compliance, grant writing, revenue development, outreach, program development and expansion, and the development of community collaborations with local employers, human services providers, educational institutions and other key stakeholders.
- Manage all operations of ABE/ESOL program, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program and Financial REACH Center (Financial Stability Center) and all workforce development programs including agency community service placement programs and certain summer intern programs.
- Within the ABE program, assure all ABE and ESOL classes are fully enrolled and attendance and all other program outcome requirements are met, carry out all contractual and reporting requirements in compliance with all Mass. Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE) regulations, and conduct community planning activities.
- Oversee all operations of Financial REACH Center including liaison to United Way and other funders, supervision of staff, oversight of contract compliance and outcome tracking.
- Prepare grants and data reports for funding including annual grant to DESE for continuation of the ABE/ESOL program.
- Work with QCAP leadership to design, and implement expanded workforce development initiatives, and to develop and execute fundraising plan that will include seeking support from private and public sectors. Includes writing proposals to both private and public sector funders.
- Build and maintain community partnerships to enhance and expand QCAP’s education and workforce development programs, including developing partnerships with key local employers and businesses to ensure opportunities for program participants.
- Oversee the collection, and input of programmatic data to support development of statistical reports for internal use, and compliance with funding sources.
- Bachelor’s degree in related field required; Master’s degree in related field preferred.
- 5 years’ experience with increasing responsibility in new program development, project management, supervision, and community partnerships management. Solid background in adult education and/or workforce development highly preferred.
- Proven strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to organize and manage multifaceted projects, oversee government contracts, meet deadlines and work independently.
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.
This position is a 25/52 part-time position. Under the supervision of the Lead Teacher, assist Lead Teacher and Teacher to plan and implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum that enhances the family engagement and school readiness goals including approaches to learning, social and emotional development, language and literacy, cognition (mathematics development and scientific reasoning), and perceptual motor and physical development of the children under one’s supervision.
• Assist teaching team with a variety of tasks including but not limited to: supervision of the children, preparation of materials/food, upkeep and cleanliness of the classroom.
• Report incidents or children’s illness to the teaching team and document in the child’s file; assist teaching team with documentation of anecdotal notes.
• Maintain a safe, healthy learning environment in compliance with ACF and EEC health and safety and sanitary regulations.
• Vary interactions with children in order to accommodate each child’s unique strengths, interests and needs while maintaining a respectful attitude that promotes the self-esteem of the child.
• Assist teaching team when transitioning children to a new play space; headcounts are performed aloud upon lining up and a minimum of two more times during transition to the new space, including each checkpoint.
• Must have a high school diploma or equivalent; must work at all times under the direct supervision of at least a Teacher qualified staff person.
• At least a child development associate credential; or enrolled in a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree; or enrolled in a child development associate credential program to be completed within 2 years.
Lead Teacher (Full time and Part Year)
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 (Full time and Part Year)
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.
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 Approaches to learning, Social and Emotional Development, Language and Literacy, Cognition (Mathematics Development and Scientific Reasoning) and Perceptual Motor, and Physical Development of the children under one’s supervision
Position Responsibilities (not all inclusive):
- Oversee and Lead all classroom operations and all designated classroom staff.
- Ensure that lesson plans include large and small group activities; that curriculum is developmentally appropriate, anti-bias, and respectful of diversity and promotes the self-esteem of each child.
- Establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment in compliance with ACF and EEC health and safety and sanitary regulations.
- Screen children within 45 days of enrollment; observe and assess children on an ongoing basis and monitor children’s progress over time; using this information, vary teaching materials, techniques and methods in order to accommodate each child’s unique strengths, interests and needs.
- Complete all record keeping as required by ACF and EEC including but not limited to: children’s files, screening, injury and incident reports, family reports, lesson plans, ongoing goal, contact and attendance sheets, CACFP documentation, child reviews, and follow-up notes, meal counts.
- Candidate Qualification:
- High school diploma required.
- Infant-Toddler CDA required; BA or AA degree in ECE or related field preferred.
- Minimum nine (9) months early childhood work experience.
- Must be Lead Teacher Infant-Toddler Certified by the MA Department of Early Education and Care.
- Able to lift 50 pounds unassisted
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.
Client Service Specialist
Provide comprehensive intake, assessment, and case management services to clients in order to improve their economic self-sufficiency. Provide outreach services within community to assure eligible residents are enrolled in QCAP’s Energy Programs.
- Perform face to face intake/interview to fully assess client strengths, needs, and identify the range of available programs and services that will best meet the identified needs of the client. Gather client information, identify needed services, and facilitate referral and assist clients with application processes.
- Develop and maintain a current resource manual of QCAP’s service area and contiguous areas and use to provide information, outreach and referral to resources and programs.
- Provide community outreach to different social service agencies to systematically and continually inform the community of available Energy and QCAP programs. Actively participate in QCAP’s “Community Outreach Network”.
- High School Diploma (or equivalent) with five years directly related experience. Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work/Human Services preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to conduct effective client interviews and develop client case management plans and to document plans and client outcomes.
- Demonstrated knowledge of community resources available to low income households.
- Ability to understand and interpret complex government guidelines and regulations.
- Strong computer skills, including experience working with database, word processing and spreadsheet applications.
- Ability to independently travel to all program sites or other meeting locations (MA driver’s license preferred).
Appliance Management Program (AMP) Auditor
Perform Appliance Management Program (AMP) audits, educating clients about energy conservation measures, and completing related programs administrative duties.
- Perform comprehensive assessments on income eligible homes by assessing home’s electrical appliance efficiency.
- Make efficiency improvement recommendations
- Install energy efficient products and educate clients on efficiency measures.
- Be responsible for scheduling appointments, maintain program records according to established standards and complete related program administrative duties.
- Requires High School diploma or equivalent and experience in building trade or construction.
- Must have effective computer, organizational and customer service skills.
- Must have valid Massachusetts driver’s license, reliable transportation to non-public transportation locations.
- Pass a required background check.
Home Inspection – Energy Efficiency Specialist
Provide technical services to QCAP’s Energy Conservation Programs ensuring that the programs meet all contractual, production and technical obligations. Provide client education about energy conservation measures and services to help reduce financial heating burdens.
- Conduct appointment scheduling; heating system inspections, energy weatherization audits, in-process and post Quality Control inspections.
- Respond to emergency no-heat needs of clients; educate clients about energy conservation, and complete related program administrative duties.
- Evaluate all weatherization and heating system needs of homes, including properly identifying house type and energy usage characteristics, measure and determine the amount and type of weatherization work needed, identify health and safety issues, monitor and improve contractor performance of installed measures, maintain program records according to established standards.
- Requires High School diploma or equivalent and two years related experience. Must become DOE Certified Auditor within 6 months from hire. Oil Burner Technician or DOE Certification preferred.
- Candidate must have strong computer skills, organizational, and customer service skills; ability to communicate complex technical and program information; and demonstrated commitment to working on behalf of people of all income levels.
- Ability to independently travel to all client sites or other meeting locations (MA driver’s license preferred).
- Pass a required background check.
ESOL – Teacher
Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc. (QCAP) is 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 a part time position one day a week for 20 weeks Paid prep time of 1.5 hours per class is available. Attendance at bi-weekly staff meetings is required. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Education or other relevant field.