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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.

Senior Accountant

Experienced grant accountant needed. Senior Accountant reports directly to the CFO and supervises the Staff Accountant. Primary duties include maintaining the General Ledger, preparing month end close grant reports, all necessary monthly journal entries, assist with payroll close procedures and other financial schedules as required. Must be able to problem solve, work independently and have a solid work ethic. This position is for 37.5 hours per week at a pay rate of $20.00/hour.

QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or 5 years experience in accounting
  • Two years experience in non-profit accounting
  • Minimum two years experience in similar position with demonstrated non-profit accounting abilities
  • Demonstrated experience in the utilization of Human Resource Benefits process, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, General Ledger, spreadsheets and word-processing
  • Pass a BCI check

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CORE COMPETENCIES:

Must possess:

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems
  • Ability to work independently and as team member
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Active listening skills
  • Skills to organize work and manage time
  • Ability to participate in organizational development and planning
  • A commitment to continuous improvement and innovation in all aspects of the work
  • Ability to initiate and sustain trust
  • Ability to be energetic and convey a positive attitude
  • Solid work ethic
  • Willingness to participate in ongoing training and education
  • Ability to model professionalism both in behavior and appearance
  • Flexibility and accept change
  • Ability to focus on details
  • Excellent accounting skills
  • Strong computer and accounting software knowledge
  • Knowledge of federal, state and generally accepted accounting standards
  • Access to a personal vehicle to conduct agency business
  • Valid driver’s license, auto insurance and document a good driving record upon request
  • A respect for 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 is frequently 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, other infectious diseases and other biohazardous material requires universal standard precautions. This position requires the individivual to have their own transportation, a current unrestricted license to drive and documented auto insurance.

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.

  • Responsible for Bi-Weekly Payroll and Benefits Management
  • Prepare/coordinate all necessary monthly journal entries
  • Post to and administer the computerized General Ledger System
  • Maintain Chart of Accounts, Department Checklists, subsidiary ledgers and reconciliation reports
  • Ensure information being posted to the general ledger is accurate and supporting documents are available for future audits
  • Supervise accounting office staff
  • Prepare the monthly reconciliation of General Ledger accounts including cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, along with other reconciliations deemed necessary throughout the year
  • Reconciling bank statements monthly
  • Print and distribute pre-defined monthly reports
  • Prepare financial schedules as requested
  • Maintain computer system backup
  • Assist, coach and backup agency finance staff as needed

WIC Receptionist/Nutrition Assistant

Westbay Community Action, Inc. is seeking a part time Receptionist/Nutrition Assistant for our WIC (Women, Infants & Children) program. The successful candidate will assist participants through the WIC application process by scheduling appointments, completing forms and collecting documentation. Successful candidate will also perform tasks such as taking children’s measurements and drawing blood, documenting results. The Receptionist/Nutrition Assistant will be responsible to provide nutrition education information face to face with participants and distribute appropriate nutrition education materials as well as establish and maintain both the paper and computer files. The position is for 15 hours per week at a pay rate of $11.25/hour and will primarily be in North Kingstown, RI and West Warwick, RI.

Applicants must possess qualifications as listed below:

  • High School diploma required
  • 1 year clerical and computer experience required
  • Training in drawing blood with six months experience preferred
  • Training in child nutrition education, preferred
  • Pass a BCI check
  • Must have updated immunizations if applicable

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Must be:

  • Energetic and convey a positive attitude
  • Detailed oriented to ensure records and documentation are accurate
  • Well organized to ensure participants are scheduled as required, records are maintained and reports are prepared timely
  • Dependable, in attendance at work and on time
  • Customer service oriented
  • Able to communicate with peers, supervisors and participants verbally and in writing
  • Computer literate
  • Flexible and able to adjust to change
  • Able to work with people from various cultures and lifestyles
  • Able to work with families with young children
  • Able to work with the public
  • Knowledgeable of Universal Precautions policies and procedures
  • Proficient in math skills
  • Able to share suggestions about ways to improve the service that is provided
  • Able to make a commitment to continuous improvement and innovation in all aspects of the work
  • Willing to engage in self evaluation and to establish goals for professional development
  • Willing to participate in ongoing education and training
  • Reliable and committed to a solid work ethic
  • Able to multi-task, take initiative, make decisions and solve problems
  • Able to model professionalism both in actions and appearance
  • Respectful and adhere to confidentiality policies for the agency and clients
  • Current in the knowledge about nutrition
  • Able to work independently and as a team member
  • Able to initiate and sustain trust
  • Able to access to a vehicle to conduct agency business as required
  • Able to provide a valid driver’s license, document a safe driving record and car insurance upon request

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 required to draw blood and take measurements requiring steady hands and attention to detail. 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 and medical office environment. Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens, respiratory diseases and other infectious diseases, and other biohazardous material requires universal standard precautions. The individual must be willing to work in 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.

  • Schedule participant appointments and call in advance to confirm attendance
  • Call no show appointments to reschedule
  • Complete application, collect documentation and determine participant eligibility
  • Inform participants of their rights and responsibilities
  • Enter participant demographic information into the WIC computer system
  • Prepare new charts, file forms and maintain records
  • Maintain a current referral guide for participants, updating as needed
  • Take Hgb, weights and heights of participants, recording results in the appropriate files
  • Assist in reporting of immunizations and RITE Care status in Kid’s Net database.
  • Operate and maintain equipment and maintain program supply inventory
  • Prepare and enter data collection (Tracker) forms in compliance with Westbay Community Action regulations
  • Deliver secondary nutrition education to participants in accordance with WIC standards
  • Record secondary nutrition education contacts with low risk participants as required
  • Attend secondary nutrition education contact trainings quarterly to maintain highest level of knowledge possible
  • Attend state meetings and trainings as scheduled
  • Participate in public policy forums whenever possible
  • Educate the general community about the services of Westbay
  • Participant in annual nutrition education community event as approved by Program Director

WIC Nutritionist

Westbay Community Action, Inc. is seeking a bachelor’s level, experienced Nutritionist for our WIC (Women, Infants & Children) program. The successful candidate will assess the medical and nutritional needs of participants and develop a plan. The Nutritionist will be responsible to provide nutrition counseling and education and make appropriate client referrals according to the education plan. The position is 15 hours per week at a pay rate of $15.00/hour. This position will primarily be in North Kingstown, RI and West Warwick, RI.

Applicants must possess qualifications as listed below:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition or Dietetics required
  • 1 year experience in nutritional counseling required
  • Pass a BCI clearance

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Must be:

  • Energetic and convey a positive attitude
  • Able to commit to a solid work ethic
  • Current in the knowledge about nutrition
  • Knowledgeable about community resources
  • Able to work independently and as a team member
  • Able to communicate well both orally and in writing
  • Sensitive to the family and client needs in the process of becoming empowered
  • Able to critically analyze and make immediate decisions
  • Knowledgeable of social, health and mental health interventions
  • Able to actively listen
  • Able to initiate and sustain trust
  • Able to maintain accurate records and be detailed oriented
  • Computer literate
  • Skillful in time management, organizational development and planning
  • Able to effect change through advocacy for the client
  • Extremely flexible and able to make changes when necessary
  • Able to model professionalism in actions and appearance
  • A self starter, able to multi task
  • Able to work with people from various cultures and lifestyles
  • Able to work with the public
  • Able to manage conflict and perform well in crisis situations
  • Able to work with difficult people and diffuse tense situations
  • Able to make a commitment to continuous improvement and innovation in all aspects of the work
  • Willing to engage in self-evaluation and to establish goals for professional development
  • Willing to commit to ongoing education and training
  • Able to adhere to a work schedule
  • Able to access a vehicle to conduct agency business as required
  • Able to document a safe driving record, car insurance and driver’s license upon request
  • Respectful 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 up to 25lbs. 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. 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 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.

  • Conduct assessment interviews to determine background history of participant and eligibility based on income and medical or nutritional risk
  • Develop a plan with the participant addressing the nutrition needs identified in the assessment
  • Provide nutritional counseling services
  • Record participant information in the participant record and maintain notes as required by the State WIC
  • Complete all appropriate documents and reports, perform data entry including Tracker updates
  • Inform participants of their rights and responsibilities
  • Access other services as needed
  • Monitor participant progress, perform reassessments and make appropriate changes in food packages as needed
  • Participate in outreach activities as stated in the Nutrition Ed Plan
  • Complete reports as required
  • Attend meetings and trainings as required
  • Participate in public policy forums whenever possible
  • Educate the general community about the services of Westbay