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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.

Director of Development & Marketing:

Position Overview:
QCAP seeks an experienced and strategic development professional to manage Agency’s development and marketing initiatives. Reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and as a key member of the executive management team, will work with CEO, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Board of Directors (BoD) to achieve agency development goals. Manage fundraising initiatives including annual signature event, corporate and foundation relationships, grant development and direct mailings. Develop and implement agency-wide marketing and media plan that includes social media strategies, regular press-releases and community outreach initiatives. All duties and responsibilities below may be adapted for COVID-19 as specified and as needed.

Position Responsibilities:
• Plan and coordinate agency fundraising activities, including researching and recommending new funding opportunities in conjunction with the CEO and BoD. Includes directly managing all details of “Best Chef” signature event. Assure all fundraising efforts are consistent with agency mission and occur on a timely basis. Develop and implement virtual fundraising efforts as directed by CEO.
• Assist Program Directors with the preparation of new and renewal grant applications including, writing grant proposals, assuring appropriate agency information is included in all applications, and packaging applications for submission. Includes developing outcome reporting presentation for grants and other marketing purposes.
• Maintain agency donor database. Assure regular updates of the database are completed on a timely basis.
• Write agency’s annual report, brochures, newsletters, and development progress reports to CEO and BoD.
• Maintain agency website including timely posting of events, news items and developing spotlight stories with input from Program Directors.
• Working with Program Directors and Coordinators, develop and implement agency-wide marketing and media plan that includes regular press-releases and community outreach initiatives and social media marketing for the agency. Provide technical expertise, leadership and guidance to Program Directors in this area. Manage media relations, including serve as agency press contact and spokesperson for the agency in coordination with the CEO.
• Liaison to external corporate volunteer programs and coordinate corporate volunteer activities with Program Directors as needed.
• Assist COO and other staff & consultants with strategic planning and evaluation of client services for purposes of improving services and communicating results.
• Supervise personnel assisting with development efforts; maintain understanding of QCAP employee handbook and supervise staff in accordance with the handbook.
• Serve as ambassador for QCAP’s mission within the community. Effectively communicate the need for QCAP’s services and the positive impact of QCAP’s work in order to promote financial support for the Agency including serving as liaison to United Way and serving on United Way Speakers Bureau.
• Assist with special projects and other duties as directed by the CEO.

Candidate Qualification:

• Bachelor’s degree in related field required. Master’s degree in related field preferred.
• Minimum five years’ experience in human service agency including fundraising, grant writing and communication experience and knowledge of human service networks.
• Professional communication skills including excellent public speaking skills, one on one and group interpersonal skills and excellent writing skills.
• Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, presentation and desktop publishing software, customized software and donor database software.
• Demonstrated ability to fully utilize social media and virtual event platforms.
• Demonstrated commitment to working on behalf of clients of all income levels and to work as a collaborative team member.

Housing Case Manager (Homelessness Prevention Specialist):

Position Overview: 

To be successful, you will need strong customer service skills, ability to provide comprehensive client assessments, assist with housing applications, search and develop client service plans including but not limited to stabilization plans. Background or experience with low income housing laws/regulations is essential.  You will be able to work in collaboration with clients, QCAP staff, funders, and the community to provide services.  You must be skilled in working in a fast-paced department with challenging and changing priorities.  You will need above average computer software skills including Excel, Word, and ability to learn and work with customized databases.

Position Responsibilities (not all inclusive):

  • Perform 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.
  • Build, strengthen and foster strategic connections with key organizations and institutions throughout region with a focus on those that work with or house low income families.
  • Identify families that are at risk of homelessness and provide them with customized one-on-one support to stabilize their housing including the administration of financial assistance, landlord negotiation, mediation, fair housing counseling and ongoing coaching/case management.
  • Coordinate and facilitate emergency/crisis intervention cases when an urgent response is necessary, stabilize crises and offer immediate service support to the individual.
  • Assist clients in completing all appropriate applications for low-income and/or subsidized housing for which they might be eligible.
  • Work with clients to ensure they follow-up with housing authorities, property management companies and other providers and provide any other assistance necessary to facilitate these applications.
  • Track all relevant data and outcomes in QCAP’s data management systems.
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  • Candidate Qualification:
  • An Associate’s Degree or equivalent plus 3 years’ experience in social work housing or human service field, or Bachelor’s Degree in related field (Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, or Human Services related field) plus one-year experience in the social work housing or human service field.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct effective client interviewing, to develop client case management plans and to document plans and client outcomes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community resources available to low income households including knowledge of basic housing law and affordable housing resources.
  • Must be HUD Certified by August 1, 2021
  • Ability to understand and interpret complex government guidelines and regulations.
  • Excellent computer skills, including experience working with databases and Microsoft Office suite applications.
  • Valid Driver’s license and ability to travel independently.
  • Commitment to and ability to work with the complex needs of low-income clients.

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

 

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