Employment Opportunities

 Dear Job Seekers, please scroll all the way down the page as we have newer openings throughout.

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ADMINISTRATION

DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING ASSOCIATE

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Full-time position in a non-profit multi-service agency serving 25,500 people a year in Western Mass. Responsible for grantwriting; resource development; community needs assessment; and strategic planning activities. The ideal candidate will possess advanced quantitative and qualitative analysis skills; facility with developing logic models and outcome measures; excellent verbal and written communication skills; and 4 years of grantwriting experience in a broad range of areas. Must be able to work both collaboratively and independently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Attention to detail, excellent time management, and sensitivity to the needs of people with low incomes are a must. Background in social services/non-profit settings preferred.

Please submit by mail only,  résumé, cover letter, and two grant applications previously submitted, to:

Ann Darling
Director of Development and Planning
Community Action
393 Main Street
Greenfield, MA 01301

 

HUMAN RESOURCES GENERALIST

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Seeking an experienced Human Resources professional.   Primary areas of responsibilities include:  recruiting, pre-employment screenings, Affirmative Action reporting, HRIS management, tracking and monitoring employee information, and maintenance of personnel files. Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field, and 2 – 4 years of experience in Human Resources required. Excellent customer service, organization, and computer skills required.

To apply, please send an e-mail to caad319@communityaction.us including cover letter, resume, salary requirements and professional references.  Screening of resumes will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  

COMMUNITY SERVICES & ASSET DEVELOPMENT

HOUSING RESOURCE ADVOCATE

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Provide housing and homelessness prevention services in court and community settings and answer referral phone line. Strong candidates will have experience working with low-income individuals, program coordination and case management, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to occasionally travel throughout service region. Full time position (37.5 hours/week) based out of the Northampton office. Pay rate range: $14/hour. Bi-lingual/bi-Cultural (English/Spanish) encouraged to apply.

Send resume and letter of interest (Word or PDF Format only) to caad314@communityaction.us with job title in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  

 

RESOURCE ADVOCATE 

2 Openings- (Greenfield) & (Northampton)

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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. 37.5 hour full time position $14 an hour, with benefits. Knowledge of resources and agencies in our service area and Bi-lingual (English-Spanish) preferred. Screenings will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Send resume and letter of interest to: caad222@communityaction.us  with job title in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  

 

FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAMS

 

FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER

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Community Action seeks an energetic, organized, self-motivated individual with case management, group facilitation, and community resource experience to provide strength-based support and programming for families and youth at the Family Center. The employee will assist with referrals to community resources, provide individual case management, plan and host groups using evidence-based curriculum, and lead and support a variety of youth and family-friendly activities. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team, including extensive coordination with families. Pay rate range: $13.50 - $14.50/hr; 37.5 hrs/wk; excellent benefits and training. Bi-lingual/Bi-Cultural (English/Spanish) preferred.

Please send cover letter and resume to: caad315@communityaction.us with job title in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  

 

PARENT-CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

BILLING AND ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE COORDINATOR

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Community Action’s Parent-Child Development Center is seeking a 35 hour per week Billing and Accounts Receivable Coordinator. Reporting to the Director of Business Operations, they will coordinate child care enrollment, billing activities, work closely with families to ensure timely payment and support, and monitor, track and report fee activities to maximize revenue collection and to ensure compliance. Minimum qualifications are a High School diploma and 5 years A/R and billing experience or equivalent combination of related education and work experience. 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 and as a member of a team. Full time position, excellent comprehensive benefits and highly collaborative work environment. Pay rate range: $15.80-$17.00/hr

Send cover letter, resume and references to:

Wendy Mullen
Director of Business Operations
393 Main Street, Greenfield, MA 01301

OR email:  pcdcad220@communityaction.us

 

DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES SUPERVISOR

(Mental Health and Disabilities Services)

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Large Head Start and Early Education and Care Provider (serving children 6 weeks to 5 years) seeking a dynamic and 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. Candidate must be a licensed mental health professional with Master’s Degree and 5 years experience working in mental health or systems serving children and families, with 1 year supervisory or management experience.. 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. Part or full time, 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. Dynamic and highly collaborative work environment.

Please send cover letter & resume to:  pcdcad203@communityaction.us

 

MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST

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Large Head Start and Early Education and Care Provider is seeking a skilled professional to provide Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation. 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 BA/BS, 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. Part or full time position is based in Northampton, MA. $19.70-$21.10/hr depending on qualifications and experience. Full competitive benefits at 30 hrs/week, dynamic and highly collaborative work environment.

Please send cover letter & resume to: pcdcad203@communityaction.us

 

HEAD START ENROLLMENT COUNSELOR (Greenfield, MA)

Seeking candidate to be responsible for meeting with families and assisting them in obtaining quality Head Start/Early Head Start/Child Care services. Additionally they will determine eligibility for services; enter family data into database systems and complete recruitment/outreach activities to promote all PCDC Program Options.  The ideal candidate will possess a High school Diploma or equivalent and have 2 years related experience. Exceptional organizational, verbal and written communication skills as well as computer and internet skills highly desired. Must have the ability to work independently or as part of a team. Bi-lingual preferred.   25 hrs for 39 weeks and 20 hrs for 13 weeks, pay rate range: $13-14/hr.

 Mail Resum and Cover letter directly to:

Karen Wickline
110 G Street
Turners Falls, MA 01376

Or email resume and cover letter to: caad305@communityaction.us 

 

NUTRITION SPECIALIST  

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The 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. Pay rate range $19.70-$21.40. 

To apply, email cover letter and resume in a standard format, such as MS Word or PDF to Marianne Bouthilette caad307@communityaction.us  with “Nutrition Specialist.” in the subject line. 

 

LEAD TEACHER/ED SITE SUPERVISOR (N AMHERST):

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BA in ECE with 2 years’ ECE experience plus 1 year supervisory OR AA in ECE, enrolled in BA with 3 years’ ECE experience and 1 year supervisor. EEC LT Pre-K certified. 35 hours/week/school year, Pay Rate: $16.70-$18.00

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. 

 

TEACHER (Turners Falls):

37.5 hours/week full year.  Must be EEC T/PK certified. Minimum AA in ECE, plus experience working with young children. Pay rate range:  $14.00-$15.00 plus $1/hour 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. 

TEACHER (Orange):  32.5 hours/week school year.  Must be EEC T/PK certified. Minimum AA in ECE, plus experience working with young children.  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

 

TEACHER ASSISTANT (Greenfield) 25 hours/week temporary position through July 2016.  Potential permanent position.  Minimum high school/GED and experience working with young children.  Work with preschool children.  Work as bus monitor as needed.  Pay rate range:  $11.50-$12.50

TEACHER ASSISTANT (Northampton):  27.5 hours/week full year.  Minimum high school/GED and experience working with young children. Duties include working with children 0-5 in classroom and on a daily bus route.  Pay rate range:  $11.50-$12.50 plus $1.00 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.

 

HEAD START HOME BASED HOME VISITOR

37.5 hours per week school year with summer reduction. Engage in collaborative partnership building with enrolled families and provide comprehensive case management services, in accordance with Early/Head Start Regulations and as outlined in the PCDC Service Delivery Plan.  Provide weekly home visits to families with children ages 0-5 years and to pregnant mothers to provide child development, advocacy, and health and nutrition information and support. Plan and facilitate bi-weekly parent-child socialization groups.

Position is based at the Central Street, Turners Falls site. Must demonstrate very good verbal and written communication skills, the ability to prioritize and be exceptionally organized.  Must possess computer literacy skills and be comfortable with file review and data entry tasks.  Minimum qualifications Associates degree in ECE, Human Services or related field and 3 years Human Services experience or related field and at least 1 year case management experience.  BA in ECE, Human Services or related field and 3 years experience with 2 years case management experience highly preferred. Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply. Pay rate range: $15.80-$17.00/hour. Excellent benefits, training and work environment.

Please email cover letter and resume (Word or PDF format only) with Home Based Home Visitor in the title to:  caad303@communityaction.us

 

FAMILY ADVOCATE 1  (Ware)

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Head Start Child Care Program seeking a Family Advocate to provide comprehensive case management services to families of preschoolers. Works in partnership with families to achieve goals and to support their children’s school readiness. Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills, have the ability to prioritize, be computer literate and exceptionally organized. Minimum qualifications include an Associate’s degree in Human Services and 2 years Human Services experience or related field.  Bachelor’s Degree and at least three years case management experience and familiarity with Head Start highly preferred. Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply. 20 hour per week/school year position.  Pay rate range: $15.00-16.20. Excellent benefits and collaborative work environment. 

Please email cover letter and resume with FAMILY ADVOCATE POSITION in title to:  caad303@communityaction.us

 

FAMILY ADVOCATE 2 

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Head Start Child Care Program seeking a Family Advocate to provide comprehensive case management services to families of preschoolers at the Northampton Vernon Street site. Works in partnership with families to achieve goals and to support their children’s school readiness. Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills, have the ability to prioritize, be computer literate and exceptionally organized. Minimum qualifications Associates degree in Human Services and 3 years Human Services experience or related field and 1 year case management experience.  Bachelor’s Degree and at least three years human services or related experience, 2 years case management experience and familiarity with Head Start highly preferred. Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply. 40 hour per week. Pay rate range: $15.80-17.00, Excellent benefits and collaborative work environment.

Please email cover letter and resume with FAMILY ADVOCATE POSITION in title to: caad303@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: caad307@communityaction.us

For more information you may contact:

Marianne Bouthilette at 413-387-1266

 

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 tocaad323@communityaction.us with “Substitute Cook” in the subject line.

WIC 

WIC FAMILY SUPPORT COORDINATOR
(Part-Time/20 hours per week)

 

The Family Support Coordinator will work one-on-one with participants who need enhanced support and referrals for finding appropriate local resources to help with issues and concerns such as housing, jobs, childcare, healthcare, food insecurity or mental health. Responsible for coordinating referrals and family support activities at WIC sites in Franklin and Hampshire County and the North Quabbin region. Bachelor’s Degree with a major in social work, public health, education, psychology, counseling or human services. Experience may be considered in lieu of a degree for a maximum of two years of the required experience. Previous experience in health/human services case management and/or the field of substance abuse, smoking cessation, domestic violence, housing, or counseling.  Experience in community partnerships and ability to work effectively with diverse cultural groups and socioeconomic backgrounds. Excel and Word computer skills, driver’s license and reliable transportation required. Bilingual preferred.

 Send resume and cover letter to WIC Director, Community Action! 393 Main Street, Greenfield, Ma 01301 or to wic@communityaction.us with the job title in the subject line.

 

YOUTH PROGRAMS

LGBTQ PROGRAM SPECIALIST 

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Community Action Youth Programs is seeking an energetic, highly organized individual with excellent communication and advocacy skills to work with LGBTQ+ youth ages 14-21 in Franklin and Hampshire Counties. The ideal candidates will be a positive role model who can effectively build relationships with young people and support youth leaders to engage their peers in group meetings and community opportunities. Must be detail oriented, able to plan trips and community events, and take initiative.  Must have excellent knowledge of area services, supports, and community resources for LGBTQ youth. Must be a strong team member, able to build effective community partnerships.   Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and safe driver record. $14--$14.50/hr; 30 hrs/wk with excellent benefits.. Bilingual (Spanish)/Bicultural applicants encouraged.

Email cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to CAad329@communityaction.us include “LGBTQ” &  name in subject. No phone calls or visits please.  Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

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Community Action Youth Programs is seeking an experienced workforce development professional to provide opportunities for youth to engage in work readiness training and work based learning opportunities that support achievement of educational/work goals.  Candidate must be reliable, engaging, highly professional, and have strong communication skills.  Strongly prefer experience working with DYS youth, adjudicated youth, or proven risk youth and be able to build relationships with area employers to foster successful youth/employer matches.   Prior job development experience preferred. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. $14 - $14.50/hr; 37.5 hrs/wk; excellent benefits/training. Bilingual (Spanish-English)/Bicultural applicants encouraged.

Email cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to CAad329@communityaction.us and include “Workforce Dev. Spec.” & Name in subject line. No phone calls or visits please. Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

 

YOUTH SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Will work with low-income youth ages 14-21 to identify goals, develop skills, access resources, and achieve success. Will refer youth and families to community resources, provide individual case management, plan and host groups using evidence based curricula, and work closely with area high schools to help youth and families navigate school related issues. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team, including extensive coordination with families, schools and other systems. $13.50 - $14.50/hr; 37.5 hrs/wk; excellent benefits//training. Bilingual (Spanish-English)/Bicultural applicants preferred but not required.

Please send cover letter and resume to: caad315@communityaction.us with job title in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.