Employment Opportunities

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ADMINISTRATION

 

DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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Community Action of the Franklin, Hampshire, and North Quabbin Regions, a non-profit multi-service agency serving 27,000 people a year in western Mass., announces a new and exciting opportunity for the right person to provide innovative leadership as Director of Information Technology. The Director of Information Technology will oversee the development, implementation and use of technology throughout the Agency. This position reports to the Executive Director and supervises all IT staff.

Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field and five years of related experience; preferably in non-profit/ social service environment.  Directly related experience may be substituted for education.  Also required: five years of supervisory experience, experience with data analysis, LANs, WANs, Windows, Active Directory, database architecture, programming, system security compliance and design, VOIP, and mobile/tablet telecommunications. Sharepoint experience preferred. The ability to communicate effectively and work independently and part of a team are essential.

 

Excellent benefits. Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, references and salary history to  caad325@communityaction.us Only Word or PDF formats will be accepted. 

 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICES & ASSET DEVELOPMENT

RESOURCE ADVOCATE

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Answer I & R phone line and meet with individuals & families to assist with access to community services, public benefits (SNAP & MassHealth) and other resources. Strong candidates will have experience working with individuals with lower incomes; excellent customer service and computer skills; ability to work independently and occasionally travel throughout service region. 30 hour/week position based in Northampton office. Salary: $13.50 an hour, with benefits.

Bi-lingual Spanish required.

Send resume and letter of interest (Word or PDF format only) to:

caad222@communityaction.us.  Screenings will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. 

 

TAX SERVICES SPECIALIST

Seasonal position (10/18/2015-04/17/2016) /Part-time 10-18 hours per week/ Evenings and some Saturday hours are required.

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Community Action’s  Tax Services Specialist will assist the supervisor to plan and implement  Community Action’s Free Tax Assistance Program (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance or VITA Program). The Tax Services Specialist will be responsible for volunteer recruitment, preparation of training materials, training and oversight of volunteers, preparing tax returns, quality review and managing electronic submissions of completed returns. Qualifications include: High School Diploma or GED plus 2 years of other education or certification, two years of related or applicable work experience with federal or state regulated programs and forms, and one to two years experience with supervision or volunteer coordination. Tax preparation experience strongly preferred and Bilingual/bicultural (Spanish/English) a plus. 

Please send cover letter and resume to caad311@communityaction.us with job title in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

TAX SERVICES ASSOCIATE

Seasonal position (11.15.2015 - 04.17.2016) /Part-time 10-15 hours per week/Evenings and some Saturday hours are required.

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Community Action’s Tax Services Associate will assist in coordination and implementation of Community Action’s Free Tax Assistance Program (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance or VITA Program). The Tax Services  Associate will conduct eligibility screening and intake, schedule and confirm participant appointments, prepare tax returns, oversee volunteers and review tax returns prepared by volunteers. Qualifications include: High School Diploma or GED plus 1 year of other education or certification, one year experience with volunteer coordination or equivalent supervision experience, and one year experience with federal or state regulated programs and forms, tax preparation experience strongly preferred. Bilingual/bicultural (Spanish/English) a plus.

Please send cover letter and resume to  caad311@communityaction.us     with job title in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

PARENT-CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

 

DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES SUPERVISOR

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Large Head Start and Early Education and Care Provider (serving children 6 weeks to 5 years) seeking a skilled professional to oversee the delivery of mental health and disabilities services and provide some direct work with children and families. Supervises Disabilities and Mental Health Specialists and works closely with staff, families and community providers to build capacity, build bridges between systems and services, and provide support for crisis management. Works with program leaders to continually improve best program practices in case management and developmental supports. At minimum, candidate must be a licensed mental health professional with Masters Degree and 5 years experience in early childhood mental health/systems serving young children and families. At least one year of supervisory experience is required. Candidate must demonstrate comprehensive understanding of typical and atypical child development, 0-5, best practices in early childhood mental health consultation services and community resources. Must have excellent observational, assessment, communication and case management skills. Computer literate, with proficiency in Microsoft Word and comfortable with collecting and tracking electronic data required. 30-37.5 hours/week, position is located in Northampton, MA. $22.15 - $23.85/hr, up to $46,508 annually for full time, depending on qualifications and experience. Full competitive benefits at 30 hrs/week and highly collaborative work environment.

Please send cover letter & resume to:caad307@communityaction.us   

 

DEVELOPMENTAL SPECIALIST for MENTAL HEALTH

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Large Head Start and Early Education and Care Provider is seeking skilled professional to be part of our developmental services team. The Developmental Specialist for Mental Health works closely with staff, families and community agencies to 1) build capacity to address children’s social and emotional needs through staff training, on-site consultation and parent education; 2) build bridges between systems and services on behalf of children, families and the overall program through community referrals, follow up and tracking; and 3) provide support for crisis management and developing individualized behavior plans. Minimum qualifications are licensed mental health professional with a Master's Degree, 2 years mental health experience including 1 year in early childhood mental health. Candidate must demonstrate working knowledge of typical and atypical child development and must be passionate about working with families with lower incomes. 25-37.5 hours/week, position is based in Northampton, MA. $19.70-$21.10/hr depending on qualifications and experience. Full competitive  benefits at 30 hrs/week and highly collaborative work environment.

Please send cover letter & resume to: caad307@communityaction.us 

 

TRANSPORTATION SUPERVISOR

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Our large Head Start and Child Care Program is seeking a Transportation Supervisor to oversee transportation services for young children. 3 years experience coordinating fleet of passenger vans and school buses and at least one year supervisory experience required. Must have CDL License with S and P endorsements and have or quickly acquire working knowledge of the Department of Public Utilities, Department of Motor Vehicles, Head Start, State and Federal regulations. Excellent problem solving, verbal and written communication skills and fluency in Word and Excel required. Must have demonstrated ability to develop and maintain efficient organizational systems and collaborate well with others.  Full time position with 10 weeks of slightly reduced hours during the summer. Fast paced and highly collaborative work environment. Excellent benefits package.

Please send cover letter and resume (Word or PDF format only) to Marianne Bouthilette at caad307@communityaction.us  with job title in the subject line or call 413-387-1266 for more information.

 

COOK ASSISTANT - FRANKLIN COUNTY

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High School Diploma or GED plus 6 months experience in a food service setting. Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs and unload food for delivery. Valid driver’s license and evidence of a safe driving record a must. Job will include all aspects of food prep/serving and cleanup.   Hours 27.5 school year; 17.5 summer. Pay rate is $11.50- 12.50/hour, excellent benefits.  Employment contingent upon satisfactory completion of a complete background investigation, including: CORI, DCF, SORI and fingerprint-based checks.

To apply, email cover letter and resume in a standard format, such as MS Word or PDF to Kevin Martin  caad323@communityaction.us with “Cook Assistant.” in the subject line.   Video resumes will not be accepted.

 

KITCHEN AIDE/BUS MONITOR – Amherst

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High School Diploma or GED, 3 months relevant experience. Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs and unload food for delivery. Valid driver’s license and evidence of a safe driving record a must. Job will include all aspects of food prep/serving and cleanup; maintain a safe and orderly environment on the bus that is consistent with all state and Head Start regulations. Some experience working with young children and basic knowledge of vehicle and pedestrian safety protocols are required.  Additional training and CPR/First Aid certification offered upon hire. 15 hours school year. Pay rate is 10.70- 11.50/hour, excellent benefits.  Employment contingent upon satisfactory completion of a complete background investigation, including: CORI, DCF, SORI and fingerprint-based checks.

To apply, email cover letter and resume in a standard format, such as MS Word or PDF to Kevin Martin  caad323@communityaction.us with “Kitchen Aid/Bus Monitor.” in the subject line.   Video resumes will not be accepted.

 

BUSINESS OPERATIONS ASSISTANT

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Responsible for assisting the Director of Business Operations with a variety of tasks, with a strong focus on monitoring parent fee activities to ensure maximum revenue collections and compliance with EEC Financial Assistance regulations; A/R reporting related to parent fees activities; issue fiscal terminations for non-payment of fees, process weekly Family Child Care Educator invoices; enter attendance for EEC billing and other related tasks. 

Must be proficient utilizing Microsoft Excel and Word, have excellent communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills, be comfortable working in fast-paced, deadline driven environment, and have the ability to work independently or as a member of a team. Be or quickly become knowledgeable and remain current with: Massachusetts Early Education and Care (EEC) Financial Assistance rules and regulations, policy guides, memos and other communications as they pertain to PCDC operations, PCDC enrollment processes, and Community Action fiscal policies, procedures and systems. 

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years related experience or an Associate’s 

Send cover letter, resume and references to:

Wendy Mullen, Director of Business Operations

393 Main Street, Greenfield, MA 01301

OR email: pcdcad220@communityaction.us

 

SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS, Substitute

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Community Action’s Parent-Child Development Center is currently seeking substitute bus drivers, to safely transport PCDC children ages 3-5 to part day/ part year sites in Westfield and Ware.  Substitute Pay rate: $12.00 per hour.  School year operations run early September through end of May. 

Interested parties should send letter of interest and resume and letter (Word or PDF format only) to: caad320@communityaction.us

For more information you may contact:

Marianne Bouthilette at 413-387-1266

 

 

EARLY HEAD START LEAD TEACHER/FAMILY ADVOCATE/HOME VISITOR 

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Westfield: EEC Infant Toddler Lead Teacher/Family Advocate will lead a toddler center based classroom school year, and in the summer will be an Early Head Start Home Visitor.  Minimum AA in ECE, enrolled in BA.  EEC LT Infant Toddler Certified with at least 1 year of infant toddler experience.  Salary range: $15.80- $17.00 per hour.

37.5 hours during the school year, 30 hours during the summer. 

Please email cover letter and resume with Early Head Start Lead Teacher/ Family Advocate/ Home Visitor in title to:    pcdcad1@communityaction.us.  

 

TEACHER POSITIONS 

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Teacher Infant Toddler (Turners Falls) :  Seeking 2 Infant Toddler Teachers with AA in ECE and 1 year experience working with 0-3 population.  Must be EEC T/IT certified.  Collaborative work environment, excellent benefits. 37.5 hours/week/full year.  Salary range:  $14.00-$15.00 plus $1/hr full day differential.

Teacher Preschool (Greenfield):  Seeking Teacher with AA in ECE.  Must be EEC T PK certified.  Collaborative work environment, excellent benefits. 37.5 hours/week/full year.  Salary range:  $14.00-$15.00 plus $1/hr full day differential.

Teacher Preschool ( North Amherst):  Seeking Teacher with AA in ECE.  Must be EEC T PK certified.  Collaborative work environment, excellent benefits. 32.5 hours/week/ school year.  Salary range:  $14.00-$15.00.

Send Resume and Cover Letter to Lisa Temkin pcdcad1@communityaction.us.  Write job title and location in the subject line.  Multi-lingual candidates are encouraged to apply.  

 

ASSISTANT TEACHER/BUS MONITOR POSITIONS 

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Teacher Assistant/Bus Monitor (Greenfield and Westfield):  Seeking TA/Bus Monitors with 6-12 months related experience.  EEC T/IT or Pre-K preferred.  Must obtain CDA within 2 years of hire.  Collaborative work environment, excellent benefits. Positions range 27.5-37.5 hours/week.  Salary range: $11.50-$12.50 plus $1/hr full day differential. 

Send Resume and Cover Letter to Lisa Temkin pcdcad1@communityaction.us.  Write job title and location in the subject line.  Multi-lingual candidates are encouraged to apply.  

 

SUBSTITUTE BUS MONITOR

Community Action’s Parent-Child Development Center is seeking substitute Bus Monitors in Amherst, Northampton, Orange, Turners Falls, Ware and Westfield. Bus Monitors assist infants, toddlers, and preschoolers on and off the school bus. Bus routes run 1 ½ - 3 hrs during the early mornings, midday, and late afternoons. Must be able to engage children in positive social behaviors; assist children to their seats and secure them safely; safely unload children and release to their authorized adult; work cooperatively with the driver, staff, and parents; and maintain a professional and positive attitude. All applicants must be at least 18 yrs. old and have reliable transportation to meet the bus. Prospective employees must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. and successfully pass a background check, plus submit a current physical. CPR and First Aid certified preferred. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. $9.00/hour. Training will be provided.

To apply, send letter of interest and resume to Marianne Bouthilette at 56 Vernon Street, Northampton, MA 01060.  For more information you may call 413-387-1266.


SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS:  Interested in working with young children aged 0-5.  Gain training and experience with a flexible schedule in any of our 16 Head Start and Early Head Start locations.  Sites are in Franklin, Hampshire, and Western Hampden Counties.   Pay rate is $11.50 hour if EEC teacher certified and $10.50/hour if not certified.  To apply, send resume and cover letter to edpositions@communityaction.us    Write “substitute” in the subject line.
 
 
SUBSTITUTE COOK
A Head Start Preschool is looking for a reliable individual with a High School Diploma or GED and 2 years cooking experience. Must be Serv-Safe certified. Kitchens are in Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden Co. This individual must have flexibility in schedule and be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.  Job will include all aspects of cooking/serving and cleanup.   Pay rate is $12/hour.  Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory Early Education & Care Background Record Check (BRC) investigation. To apply, send letter and resume to pcdcad201@communityaction.us with “Substitute Cook” in the subject line.

 

 

Nutrition Specialist 

Parent-Child Development Center seeks a Nutrition Specialist to implement nutrition services as required by Head Start Performance Standards and USDA guidelines. Candidate must be a Licensed Nutritionist or Registered Dietician with 2 years professional experience in a pediatric or early childhood setting. 37.5 hours school year/30 hours summer. Salary range $19.70-$21.40.

Please send cover letter and resume (Word or PDF format only) to Marianne Bouthilette at caad307@communityaction.us  with job title in the subject line.