JOB OPENINGS

Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc. is a $25 million not for profit community action agency with over 140 staff. Our mission is to 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 Home Buyer Education/Assistance, Mortgage Foreclosure Counseling and Homelessness Prevention, Head Start Early Care and Education, Fuel Assistance and Energy Conservation, Community Care for Kids (Child Care Resource & Referral and Family Engagement Programs), South West Community Food Center, 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 and resume to:

JOBS@QCAP.ORG
or mail to:
Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc.
Human Resources
1509 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169

QCAP seeks a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


ESOL & Civics Instructor/Coordinator
(part-time/part year)

Position Overview:  Key member of the Information Technology (IT) Fundamentals+ (ITF+) Program which is a collaboration between QCAP and Quincy College to help English Language Learners learn English, take college classes, and gain employment as Computer User Support Specialists.  This position will provide contextualized ESOL instruction to a diverse student body in the ITF+ Program and work as a team member to ensure that the program is operated in a well-coordinated, coherent, and effective manner in accordance with Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and QCAP policies.  In addition, this position will provide some administrative and counseling support to the program by providing outreach, recruitment, intake, education and employment counseling to students in the program.  Working with the ITF+ team made up of QCAP and Quincy College staff, this position will support students to find employment in the IT field upon completion.  This is a grant funded part time (17.5 hrs/wk) position from March 25 – August 31 with hours Mon-Thurs from 9:30am – 2:30pm.

Position Responsibilities (not all inclusive):

  • Provide group ESOL & Civics instruction along with ESOL and job readiness instructions to ITF+ classes.
  • Co-teach the Operating Systems class with the Quincy College Operating Systems professor.
  • Develop appropriate contextualized curriculum and lesson plans.
  • Conduct orientation for prospective students, ensuring that student understands all program requirements and procedures.
  • Maintain wait list for class, monitor enrollment and place students as slots become available.
  • Meet with students one-on-one to set individual goals and create self-sufficiency plans; monitor and document progress.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local businesses in order to assist students with securing employment.
  • Participate in department weekly and month meetings.

Candidate Qualification:

  • BA degree in English, Linguistics or other relevant field.
  • Minimum of 2 years teaching experience, preferably with adults from diverse backgrounds.
  • Familiarity with the College & Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education and the MA ESOL Curriculum Frameworks.
  • Familiarity with DESE assessment tests.
  • Basic computer skills required; experience with incorporating digital literacy into lesson plans preferred.
  • Familiarity with community resources in the South Shore area.

Property & Facility Manager
(regular full-time)

Position Overview: Proven ability to manage multiple commercial and residential tenants and physical facilities. Be familiar with Housing & Urban Development (HUD) HOME program. Experience with procurement and bid process. Strong supervisory experience. Ability to manage budgets. Must be able to lift 50 pounds unassisted and agree to, and pass a criminal background screening and any other pre-start requirements as required by funding contracts. Position involves hands-on labor in both indoor and outdoor working conditions in various degrees of weather/temperature conditions.

Position Responsibilities (not all inclusive):

  • Comply with HOME regulation by conducting annual tenant re-certification in residential units and assist with state and local reporting and audits as necessary. Prepare and maintain organized and accurate records and reports including but not limited to, tenant files, vendor check requests for submission to the fiscal department, and time allocations.
  • Provide requested information for the development of the facility, and property budgets. Ensure that spending is in compliance with budgets, monitor spending on a monthly basis, make recommendations for budget revisions and capital needs including application for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and other funding where applicable. Evaluate technical aspects of property & facility repairs, maintenance and equipment. Procure materials, contracts and services in compliance with all QCAP / Funding source procurement procedures.
  • Maintain property rent rolls. Assure all units are fully occupied including outreach, screening, collection and leases in compliance with all policies and procedures. Perform annual unit inspections of all housing units, ensuring provisions of the lease are being followed and buildings are in good condition. Prepare and distribute annual lease renewals and maintain affordable housing waiting list, including the annual update.
  • Responsible for management of 24/7 emergency coverage system.

Candidate Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. 5 years’ experience in a responsible property management position which includes supervisory experience of technical components and personnel.
  • Strong knowledge of principles of commercial and residential property management and housing subsidies and related contractual and lease obligations. Knowledge of HUD HOME program preferred.
  • Ability to represent agency and program in a professional manner to clients, funders & public.
  • Ability to understand program budgets; including ability to efficiently use Microsoft Office Suite and customized software programs.
  • Good organizational skills and solid mathematical skills.
  • Driver’s license and ability to independently travel to all sites.

Family Resources Specialist
(regular full-time)

Provide the full range of Head Start comprehensive services to families of infants and toddlers enrolled in the Early Head Start home-based option.  Provide in-home (home visits) instruction as well as group socialization experience to parents and children which will enhance the parent’s ability to fill the role of primary nurturer to their children.  Develop family partnerships agreements that support family’s efforts to reach goals.  Ability to plan and coordinate educational activities for infants and toddlers. Assist in the planning and implementation of weekly parent-child playgroup.  Home based CDA credential or comparable credential of equivalent course work as part of an advanced degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred; EEC Infant Toddler Certification preferred; 2-years experience in related field required.  Ability to independently travel to all program sites and other meeting locations required.

Family & Provider Specialist
(regular full-time)

The candidate will be responsible for providing comprehensive information, referral, and follow-up services to families in our Community Care for Kids Department.  Maintain accurate records for subsidy eligibility from families receiving subsidies and updating resources.  Seeking candidate to work with families eligible for state child care subsidy assistance.  Responsibilities include assisting families with assessing child care needs and selecting quality child care, and verifying eligibility for subsidized child care.  Candidate must have strong organizational, communication and computer skills.  Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or related field plus 2 years related experience required.  Commitment to working on behalf of families of all income levels.  Bi-lingual (Cantonese/Mandarin) strongly desired.

Child & Family Engagement Specialist
(regular full-time)

This is a full time (40 hours per week) position in our Community Care for Kids Department. This role serves residents in the Braintree and Quincy areas. Responsible for working with families and children under 13 and the early education and care community to provide enrichment activities including playgroups, parenting workshops, family events and referrals to community resources that support parents and educators. Bachelor’s degree in Early Education or related field plus 1 year related experience. Knowledge of area resources preferred. Local travel required.

Energy Efficiency Specialist
(regular full-time)

Conduct in-home heating system inspections, energy weatherization audits, in-process and post Quality Control inspections; set up appointment schedules. Respond to emergency no-heat needs of clients, educate clients about energy conservation, and complete related program administrative duties. While onsite, 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.  Provide technical services to 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. Requires High School diploma or equivalent and two years related experience. Must be a DOE Certified Auditor or within 3 months from hire and must be Quality Control Inspector (QCI) certified or become within 18 months of 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 self-transport self and necessary equipment to client sites.

Lead Teacher
(regular full-time)

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. Be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Must have a Bachelor’s degree in ECE or a related field and be Preschool Lead Teacher certified by the Dept. of Early Education and Care.

Teacher
(regular full-time/part-time)

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. Be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Must be Preschool Teacher certified by the Dept. of Early Education and Care and working toward a degree in ECE or preschool CDA. Bachelor’s degree in ECE preferred.

Early Head Start Teacher
(regular full-time)

Assist the Lead Teacher to 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. Be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Must have BA or AA degree in ECE or related field preferred; Minimum of an Infant Toddler CDA required; EEC Infant-Toddler Teacher Certification.

Classroom Aide
(regular part-time)

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 cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development of the children under one’s supervision. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent; 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 credentialed program to be completed within 2 years.

Bus Driver
(regular full time)

Transport children in a safe and timely manner in accordance with the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Performance Standards, Department of  EEC regulations, as well as Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) rules and regulations for school bus transportation. Maintain vehicle inspection reports, daily log sheets, phone logs, and other required forms.  Adhere to the NAEYC Professional Code of Ethics and interact in a collegially, cooperative and supportive manner with other staff members, parents and children.  Massachusetts CDL with proper certifications and a DPU Bus Driver’s Certificate required.

Bus Aide
(regular part-year)

Assist children and family members if applicable in boarding and un-boarding vehicle. Maintain order and enforce safety regulations. Assist in maintaining cleanliness of vehicle. Adhere to the NAEYC Professional Code of Ethics and interact in a collegially, cooperative and supportive manner with other staff members, parents and children.