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Incorporated in 1965, Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc. (QCAP) is a not for profit community action agency serving over 26,000 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:

JOBS@QCAP.ORG
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.

 

Family & Provider Specialist

Position Overview:

Under the supervision of the Billing & Provider Coordinator, responsible for providing comprehensive information, referral, and follow-up services to families; maintaining accurate records for subsidy eligibility for families receiving subsidies and updating resources.

Position Responsibilities (not all-inclusive):

  • Assist families with assessing child care needs and selecting quality child care; verifying eligibility for subsidy.
  • Provide comprehensive information, referrals, and follow-up services to families; maintain accurate records and update resource.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform math calculations and work with computerized databases and customized software programs; Intermediate or above working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products.
  • Maintain current knowledge of applicable Early Education and Care (EEC) regulations and policies, childcare provider databases and other community resources.

Candidate Qualification:

  • Bachelors degree in Education or related field
  • Three years related experience; knowledge of child care voucher systems preferred
  • Ability to understand and explain complex Federal and State regulations including childcare licensing/safety requirements and subsidy regulations
  • Excellent organization, written and verbal communication skills
  • Bi-lingual speaker a plus

Home Weatherization Inspector – Energy Efficiency Specialist

Position Overview:

Identify and prioritize opportunities for homeowners to save money through energy saving measures by visually inspecting, using diagnostic equipment and data analysis of the home systems. Provide client with a report outlining any issues found and recommended solutions with potential cost savings including items such as additional insulation, energy efficient appliances, lighting upgrades, window retrofits and heating/cooling system upgrades or repairs.

Position Responsibilities (not all-inclusive):

  • 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.

Candidate Qualification:

  • Requires High School diploma or equivalent and two years related experience. Must become DOE Certified Auditor. 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.
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Family Engagement Coordinator:

Position Overview:

To implement family engagement, support services to all Head Start/Early Head Start families within the framework of agency policies and procedures and funding source regulations.

Position Responsibilities (not all-inclusive):

  • Oversee, develop and implement program systems that assure the health and safety and help to develop and oversee the implementation of family and community engagement, support and social services to Head Start/Early Head Start families in accordance with HHS/ACF and all other funding source regulations.
  • Provide experiences and activities for parents that support and enhance parents’ role as the principal influence in their children’s education. Coordinate parent training opportunities that include opportunities for children and families to participate in family literacy services; coordinate and oversee activities for men involved in the lives of Head Start/Early Head Start children.
  • Provide parents opportunities to be involved in group activities, including policy groups; ensure that each Parent Committee elects representation to the Head Start and Early Head Start Policy Council in accordance with HHS/ACF standards and the Council Bylaws and facilitate the work of the Council through ongoing support to elected representatives and officers.
  • Assist families to access community resources through program. Assure that all necessary follow up and referrals take place and that families in crisis are referred for needed services.
  • Supervise family service staff and any social work interns assigned to the program; provide training in the family partnership building process and assure that all families funded by HHS/ACF complete a Family Partnership Agreement and that follow-ups are completed.

Candidate Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field required; Master’s degree in social work and LICSW preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in responsible management position including supervisory     experience; 5 years of experience in human services.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; excellent computer skills (word processing, data base management).

Bus Driver

Position Overview:
Transport children in a safe and timely manner in accordance with the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Performance Standards, Dept. of EEC regulations, as well as Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) rules and regulations for school bus transportation.

Position Responsibilities (not all inclusive):
•In conjunction with Program Director devise transportation schedule in an efficient manner; keep run sheets current.
•Pick up and drop off children in accordance with transportation schedule.
•If child is unable to gain access to a supervised home, return the child to a designated site.
•Assure all children’s files are current and updated as needed.
•Operate the vehicle in a safe and responsible manner at all times.
•Maintain vehicle in good working order including but not limited to fueling, checking fluids, washing and cleaning bus, arranging necessary repairs and meeting inspection requirements of RMV / DPU.
•Maintain vehicle inspection reports, daily vehicle log sheets, phone logs, and any other forms required by the program or Program Director.
•Supervise Bus Aide.

Candidate Qualification:
•Massachusetts CDL with proper certifications and a DPU Bus Driver’s Certificate
•High School Diploma or equivalency.
•Safe Driving Record.
•Good interpersonal skills with children.
•At least three months of related work experience.

Lead Teacher (Full time and Part Year)

Position Overview:
Plan and implement a developmentally appropriate program/curriculum that meets 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.
•Plan and implement learning experiences that advance the intellectual and physical development of children, including improving children’s readiness for school by developing their literacy and phonemic, print and numeracy awareness; and their understanding and use of language including an increasingly complex and varied vocabulary, appreciation of books, and problem solving abilities.
•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:
•BA in Early Childhood Education OR actively enrolled in such a program to be completed within 6 months plus 3-years of experience as a Teacher.
•Must be Lead Teacher Certified by the MA Department of Early Education and Care.

Teacher (Full time and Part Year)

Position Overview:
Plan and implement a developmentally appropriate program/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.

Position Responsibilities (not all-inclusive):
•Assist the Lead Teacher to plan and implement learning experiences that advance the intellectual and physical development of children, including improving children’s readiness for school by developing their literacy and phonemic, print and numeracy awareness; and their understanding and use of language including an increasingly complex and varied vocabulary, appreciation of books, and problem solving abilities.
•Under the direction of the Lead Teacher, implement lesson plans that include large and small group activities; curriculum that is developmentally appropriate, anti-bias, and respectful of diversity and that promotes the self-esteem of each child.
•Observe and assess children on an ongoing basis and monitor children’s progress over time; using this information, work with the Lead Teacher to develop a plan to vary teaching materials, techniques and methods in order to accommodate each child’s unique strengths, interests and needs.
•Support the social and emotional development of children; encourage the involvement of Head Start families and support the development of relationships between children and their families.
•Assume the responsibility of the classroom in the absence of the Lead Teacher.
•Assist the Lead Teacher to complete all record keeping as required by ACF and EEC including but not limited to: children’s files, injury and incident reports, family reports, lesson plans, ongoing goal, contact and attendance sheets, CACFP documentation, case conference concern, and follow-up notes.

Candidate Qualification:
•High School Diploma required.
•BA or AA degree in ECE or related field preferred.
•CDA credential, or actively enrolled in a program that will lead to an Associate or Baccalaureate degree, or actively enrolled in a CDA credential program to be completed within 2 years of hire.
•Minimum three (3) months early childhood work experience with a BA or nine (9) months early childhood work experience without a BA.
•MA Department of Early Education and Care Preschool Teacher Certified.

EHS – Teacher

Position Overview:
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):
•Assist the Lead Teacher to plan and implement learning experiences that advance the intellectual and physical development of children, support their emergent literacy, and foster secure attachments to adult caregivers.
•Assist teaching team when transitioning children to a new play space, conduct head counts aloud upon lining up and a minimum of 2 more times during transition to new spaces including each checkpoint.
•Under the direction of the Lead Teacher, implement lesson plans that include large and small group activities; curriculum that is developmentally appropriate, anti-bias, and respectful of diversity and that promotes the self-esteem of each child.
•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.
•Assume the responsibility of the classroom in the absence of the Lead Teacher.
•Assist the Lead Teacher to complete all record keeping as required by ACF and EEC including but not limited to: children’s files, injury and incident reports, family reports, lesson plans, ongoing goal, contact and attendance sheets, CACFP documentation, case conference concern, and follow-up notes.

Candidate Qualification:
•High School diploma required.
•Infant Toddler CDA Required; BA or AA degree in ECE or related field preferred.
•Minimum three (3) months early childhood work experience with a BA or nine (9) months early childhood work experience without a BA.
•MA Department of Early Education and Care Infant-Toddler Teacher Certification

Payroll & Benefits Administrator

SUMMARY:

Responsible for the confidential maintenance and administration of all aspects of the Agency’s bi-weekly payroll processing and employee benefits including maintenance of time sheets, status change/enrollment forms, COBRA and unemployment, 403b pension, all insurance, employee files, section 125 health and dental plans assuring all records are maintained in compliance with federal and state labor law and reporting requirements. Prepare accurate and timely payroll reporting information for use by program management, funding sources and auditors.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Process bi-weekly payroll including entering timesheets, status forms and changes and input into payroll system.
  • Process all new hire payroll and benefit enrollment forms. Conduct administrative new hire orientation and provide Employee Handbook.
  • Work with benefit insurance broker and CFO to administer the section 125 health, dental and dependent care plans including staff communication, open enrollment, processing enrollment forms, changes and terminations and reconciling and processing monthly invoices.
  • Process unemployment and COBRA notices including plan terminations and all employee billing and collection.
  • Assure proper procedures are in place to ensure that all payroll related compliance is maintained in accordance with all regulatory standards and provide recommendations for any improvements.
  • Maintain clear communication with staff and program managers and ensure that all information is maintained in accordance with all confidentiality rules, regulations, and professional standards.
  • Administer the 403b pension plan including processing enrollments, terminations, and timely funding of contributions, preparing nondiscrimination testing reports, initiating annual employee communication, assisting with the annual plan audit.
  • Administer all communication and required record keeping with worker’s compensation insurance carrier including the timely processing of accident reports, claims, premium payments etc. including the reporting requirements of disability insurance carriers.
  • Monitor and track employee leave including paid time-off benefits. Manage FMLA and PFML requests including notices, approvals and leave tracking.
  • Provide input and recommendations for the timely update of the employee handbook, personnel policies and benefits.
  • Maintain all personnel files including benefit data, performance evaluations and staff correspondence.
  • Prepare all personnel related regulatory reporting including census, affirmative action and pension.
  • Assist with the timely completion of the employee performance evaluation process.
  • Assist the CFO and the Fiscal office on some accounting related tasks as directed; perform other duties deemed necessary by the supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in related field.
  • Minimum three years of previous experience in a personnel-related field.
  • Experience using a third party payroll processing system required; HRIS/Onboarding system preferred; knowledge and experience with regulatory reporting.
  • Must be highly analytical, detail-oriented, organized, and able to maintain confidential information.
  • Requires professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, utilizing computer programs and spreadsheets.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working on behalf of Agency mission.

 

 

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