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 Homebuyer 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:
or mail to:
Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc.
1509 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
QCAP seeks a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Homeownership Counselor-First Time Home Buyer (FTHB)
Provide group and individual counseling to first time home buyers and current home owners on a full range of issues related to home ownership. This includes facilitating FTHB workshops; arranging workshop speakers; providing individual counseling to potential home buyers and managing the on-line counseling process. Assist in implementing our Fair Housing Plan and serve as the contact person for Fair Housing Issues. Conduct program marketing and outreach, as well as develop and maintain community partnerships. This position is full year at 24 hours per week. Some Saturdays are required for FTHB workshops. Bachelor’s degree required; proven and effective communication and presentation skills required to present information to clients, funders and the public. Ability to understand complex housing regulations and subsidy programs along with sound understanding of housing lows, home buying and underwriting procedures.
Family Resources Specialist
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
The candidate will be responsible for providing comprehensive information, referral,and follow-up services to families. 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
This is a full time (40 hours per week) position. 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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
(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.
Assist children and family members if applicable in boarding and unboarding 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.