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.
Family Engagement Coordinator:
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.
- 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).
The Head Start Program provides comprehensive services for 257 children (age 0-5yrs) and their families including: early education, family engagement, health & nutrition, disabilities and mental health. The Health Coordinator/Nurse works as a member of the Head Start Health team to ensure all children are up-to-date with the EPSDT schedule and that the program implements a set of health procedures that promote the health and safety of the children in Head Start care.
Position Responsibilities (not all-inclusive):
- Ensure that all children have a current physical exam following Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EDSDT) guidelines and annual exam. Engage the family in establishing medical and dental “homes” and meeting exam requirements. Document all efforts to reach this goal.
- Inform program families and staff about services needed to determine a child’s health status. Work collaboratively with families to identify and access community services and resources responsive to the child’s interests and goals in order to satisfy the child’s health status.
- Identify new or recurring medical, dental or developmental concerns for each individual child. When indicated, develop written individual health plans (IHP) for each child that address each child’s individual strengths and needs as defined by parents, staff, and documented health data and provide follow-up as needed. Ensure IHP and medications are tracked in regards to expiration dates, documenting according to EEC regulations. If applicable, build upon pre-existing family plans from other community agencies.
- Ensure that health information is tracked in MyHeadStart.
- LPN required, RN preferred.
- At least two years of related or applicable work experience; experience in community health or preschool education preferred.
- Good organizational and computer skills; ability to organize and track client data in a timely and accurate basis.
- Demonstrated commitment and/or ability to work on behalf of low/moderate income families.
- Ability to independently travel to all program sites and other meeting locations. Mass Driver’s License preferred.
Energy Efficiency Office Assistant
Serve as clients’ first line of contact within the Energy Efficiency group within the Energy department. Respond to phone or in-person requests for assistance and/or information. Screen conservation client files ensuring all required information is obtained prior to conservation work being performed, and schedule appointments for Energy Efficiency services for all field staff.
Position Responsibilities (not all inclusive):
•Perform data entry of payment information for contractor payments to ensure timely and accurate payment of installed measures.
•Perform data entry into conservation databases to ensure accurate and timely reporting to the state and utilities.
•Assist Energy Efficiency Programs by conducting eligibility screening, making program payments, and developing client notifications.
•Solicit and schedule audits, inspections, and AMP visits for AMP Auditor, Energy Efficiency Specialist, Energy Efficiency Coordinator and other program contractors.
•Maintain and update contractor lists, client in-process tracking list, and other data entry duties to ensure program goals are met and program requirements are fulfilled.
•A High School Diploma or equivalent.
•Minimum of two years’ experience in human or customer services, or related field.
•Demonstrated ability to perform data entry with speed and accuracy.
•Computer skills, including familiarity with Windows desktop environment, basic Word processing, Excel, etc.
•Ability to understand and communicate government guidelines and regulations.
•Commitment to and ability to work on behalf of low-income customers.
•Excellent organization, communication, customer service, and interpersonal skills, ability to work in busy office and client service environment, and perform all duties outlined above in job responsibilities.
Family & Provider Specialist
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 resources.
•Demonstrated ability to perform math calculations and work with computerized databases and customized software programs.
•Maintain current knowledge of applicable Early Education and Care (EEC) regulations and policies, childcare provider databases and other community resources.
•Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field.
•3 years-related work experience
•Ability to understand complex Federal and State regulations including childcare licensing/safety requirements and subsidy regulations.
•Excellent organization, written and verbal communication skills.
•Commitment to working on behalf of clients of all income levels.
•Bilingual speaker preferred.
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.
Position Responsibilities (not all inclusive):
• 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).
Home Weatherization Inspector – 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 – Level 1 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 approximately 28 hours per week for 37 weeks. Paid prep time of 1.5 hours per class is included. Attendance at bi-weekly staff meetings is required. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Education or other relevant field.
ESOL – Teachers (2)
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 for approximately 13.5 hours per week for 37 weeks Paid prep time of 1.5 hours per class is included. Attendance at bi-weekly staff meetings is required. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Education or other relevant field.
ESOL – Teacher Subs
Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc. (QCAP) is seeking a candidates 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. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Education or other relevant field.