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Westbay Community Action, Inc.
224 Buttonwoods Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886
ATTN: Jenna Tietze
           Director of Administration

Westbay Community Action, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Westbay Community Action, Inc. was recognized with an Exemplary Worksite Health Award from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce for effective programs encouraging employee health and well-being in a meaningful way.

Receptionist

Westbay Community Action, Inc. is in search of an organized professional to be the friendly face of our front reception desk. The successful candidate will provide quality customer service while handling confidential client information with a professional manner. Exceptional telephone and greeting skills are essential. Proficiency with Microsoft Office is a plus. This is a full time position, 35 hrs/week, Monday through Friday (8:30 – 4:30) and the rate of pay is $11.10/hour.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School diploma required
  • Customer Service Training preferred
  • 1 year experience in a switchboard/receptionist role required
  • Pass a BCI check

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CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Must possess good communication skills, both written and oral
  • Must have the ability to handle multiple tasks at the same time
  • Must be computer literate
  • Must be energetic and emit a positive attitude at all times
  • Must be able to model professionalism both in behavior and appearance
  • Must be able to work with difficult people
  • Must have good customer service skills and demonstrate sensitivity towards the client
  • Must be polite at all times
  • Must use good judgment and know when to ask for help
  • Must know the boundaries of the position
  • Must be able to work independently and as a team member
  • Must be able to follow directions
  • Must be detailed oriented
  • Must be flexible and able to make change easily
  • Must make a commitment to continuous improvement and innovation in aspects of the work
  • Must have a solid work ethic
  • Must be willing to participate in ongoing training and education
  • Must respect and adhere to confidentiality policies for the client and the agency
  • Must be able to maintain accurate records

Physical Effort / Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and to talk to hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands, fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and / or move up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The environment is a clinical business office environment. Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens, respiratory diseases and other infectious diseases, and other biohazardous material requires universal standard precautions.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

The duties listed below are primary functions of the job, and are not intended to be all-inclusive. You may be called upon to perform other duties comparable to those cited.

  • Answer and direct all phone calls to appropriate program/worker
  • Greet clients and direct them as appropriate
  • Collect client information and documentation as directed
  • Take messages and deliver to appropriate staff
  • Monitor out-going mail, charge costs to specific programs as appropriate and process mail through postage machine
  • Enter data into the agency’s computer system and provide reports as required
  • Monitor copying process and total charges monthly
  • Maintain the waiting area in a safe and clean manner
  • Maintain the log of visitors coming into and leaving the building
  • Manage the entrance door into the service area as a safety measure
  • Provide clerical assistance to the Departments as necessary

Toddler Teacher I

Westbay Children’s Center is seeking to hire a teacher for our Toddler Classroom. This teacher will be responsible for all aspects of the daily classroom environment according to quality indicators included in ITERS and CLASS guidelines as well as for the planning and implementation of the toddler curriculum following program guidelines and curriculum framework. The successful candidate will also supervise staff, classroom volunteers, and children to ensure the safety and well-being of all. He/she will be responsible for assessing the needs of individual children,documentation of daily progress and involving parents in all aspects of the classroom and program. This position is Full Time (40 hrs/week), Monday through Friday at a pay rate of $12.00/hour.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field with ECE credits
  • RI Early Learning & Development Standards: Implementing a Standards-based Classroom Certificate, or be willing to obtain
  • 2 year’s supervisory experience in teacher role directing auxiliary classroom staff
  • 2 year’s teaching experience toddler or preschool age children
  • Have an updated practitioner portfolio with IPDP
  • Meet DCYF & BCI criminal background check requirements
  • Have a physical examination and required immunizations

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CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Must complete 20 hours of continuous education per year
  • Must be energetic and convey a positive attitude
  • Must have a solid work ethic
  • Must attend staff meetings after hours as scheduled
  • Must have strong communication skills (Oral and Written)
  • Have knowledge and understanding of the RIDE Core Competencies for ECE Teachers (Health/Safety & Wellness, Family Engagement, Child Development and Learning, Curriculum, Observation & Assessment, Professionalism)
  • Must be well organized and detailed oriented
  • Must be able to make decisions and take initiative
  • Must be extremely flexible and able to multi-task
  • Must be able to work independently – and be a cohesive member of a team
  • Must be able to model professional behavior and appearance
  • Must have experience working with low income families
  • Must be able to work with people of various cultures and lifestyles
  • Must make a commitment to continuous improvement and innovation in all aspects of work
  • Must be computer literate
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, document car insurance and safe driving record upon request
  • Must respect and adhere to confidentiality policies for the agency and clients

Physical Effort / Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and to talk to hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands, fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and / or move objects and/or children up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The environment includes a school classroom. Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens, respiratory diseases and other infectious diseases, and other biohazardous material requires universal standard precautions. This position requires the individual to have their own transportation, a current unrestricted license to drive, documented auto insurance and the individual must be willing to work in schools and the community.

Knowledge of: (Candidate should have some awareness of the following):

  • DCYF Regulations for licensure
  • RIDE Comprehensive Early Learning Standards for Approval
  • RI Early Learning & Development Standards
  • NAEYC/RIAEYC
  • RI Quality and Improvement Rating Scale (Bright Stars)
  • Developmentally Appropriate Practice for Young Children
  • Environmental Rating Scale appropriate for position (ITERS, ECERS, etc.)
  • Positive Behavioral Strategies for young children

Specific Duties:

The duties listed below are primary functions of the job, and are not intended to be all inclusive. You may be called upon to perform other duties comparable to those cited.

  • Plan and implement daily activities according to approved curricula and developmentally appropriate practices (prepares Plan Book in advance)
  • Incorporate the RIELDS in curriculum planning ensuring adherence to all educational domains
  • Devise strategies to engage parents as partners in education (to ensure an optimal learning path for their child) – and in participating in center activities
  • Supervise children in all activities, environments and settings at all times
  • Document daily progress for each child (child portfolio), enter information into web based program (GOLD©), prepare progress reports and communicate results to parents regularly.
  • Meet formally with parents regarding their child’s progress a minimum of twice per school year
  • Supervise, train and evaluate classroom staff and volunteers
  • Maintain accurate records of attendance, progress, behavior, and other required information
  • Organize and maintain space and equipment providing an inviting, safe and nurturing environment – following health, safety and wellness guidelines
  • Participate in annual Open House
  • Identify needs of children and alert Childcare Administrator of supports needed

Teacher Aide

Westbay Children’s Center is seeking to hire a Teacher Aide to assist the classroom teacher in all aspects of the classroom functions. This includes planning activities and implementing them, teaching, supervision of children, and maintenance of the classroom environment. In the absence of the teacher, the successful candidate will assume full responsibility of the classroom function. This is a full time, 40 hour/week position at a pay rate of $10.85/hour. The hours will fluctuate M-F between 7am and 5:30pm based on the needs of the Center.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • H.S. Diploma required
  • Experience assisting in an early childhood classroom environment required
  • RI Early Learning & Development Standards Foundations course certificatory or willingness to obtain
  • Teacher’s Assistant certification preferred
  • Meet DCYF and BCI criminal background check requirements
  • Have a physical examination and required immunizations

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CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Must complete 20 hrs continuing education per year
  • Must be energetic and convey a positive attitude
  • Must have a solid work ethic
  • Must attend staff meetings after hours as scheduled
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills
  • Must be flexible and able to multi-task
  • Must be able to work cohesively as a member of a team
  • Must be detailed oriented and well organized
  • Must take direction well
  • Must have a professional, friendly and respectful demeanor
  • Must be able to work with people of various cultures and lifestyles
  • Must model professionalism in both behavior and appearance
  • Must make a commitment to continuous improvement and innovation in all aspects of work
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, document car insurance and a safe driving record upon request
  • Must respect and adhere to confidential policies for the agency and clients

Physical Effort / Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and to talk to hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands, fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and / or move objects and/or children up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The environment includes a school classroom. Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens, respiratory diseases and other infectious diseases, and other biohazardous material requires universal standard precautions. This position requires the individual to have their own transportation, a current unrestricted license to drive, documented auto insurance and the individual must be willing to work in schools and the community.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

The duties listed below are primary functions of the job, and are not intended to be all-inclusive. You may be called upon to perform other duties comparable to those cited.

  • Assist with planning and implementation of classroom activities
  • Supervise children at all times and ensures their safety and well being
  • Set up materials for classroom activities
  • Perform household maintenance duties to ensure a clean, organized classroom facility
  • Assume overall responsibility of children and daily activities in the absence of the teacher
  • Assist in engaging parents in meaningful 2-way communication
  • Share responsibility for safety and well being of all children in accordance with DCYF