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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.

Chief Financial Officer

We are currently seeking a Bachelor’s level CPA to serve as our Chief Financial Officer. The successful candidate will have knowledge of current accounting regulations and the ability to prepare audit paperwork relative to non-profit independent audits. The CFO will continuously analyze the financial condition of the organization, plan for the maintenance of the good financial health of the organization and its programs. Will be responsible to manage the day to day activities of the Finance Department, implement the annual budget process, ensure quality annual independent audit and ensure compliance with all federal, state and non-profit accounting regulations. This is a full time, 40 hour position with benefits including vacation, sick and personal time, 401K retirement plan, medical insurance and more. Please forward cover letter including salary requirements and three professional references along with resume.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) required
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in non-profit accounting required
  • Knowledge/experience of accounting computer operations required
  • Leadership and supervisory skills required
  • Must be able to complete A-133 Financial Statements and prepare audit paperwork relative to non-profit independent audits
  • Pass BCI check

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CORE COMPETENCIES: Must have

  • Maintain CPA license
  • Extensive knowledge of federal, state and generally accepted accounting standards, including A-133.
  • Good computer skills to enter data, retrieve data for reports, conduct research and communicate, and to train staff in computer/software use
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral, to effectively share information, train staff, advocate for services and converse with others
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively interact and communicate with staff and to build trusting relationships
  • Extensive knowledge of human behavior to inform relationship-building with staff, colleagues, etc. and work with persons of various cultures and lifestyles
  • The ability to critically analyze information, both written and oral, to make sound decisions as needed
  • Active listening skills to hear and take in information from staff, clients, colleagues, etc.
  • Skills in time management, organizing workload, meeting deadlines, producing accurate information
  • Ability to participate in organizational development and planning by articulating the needs of staff, program and agency
  • A commitment to continuous improvement and innovation in all aspects of the work including training, reading sector related publications, assessment of current operation and best practice research in the field
  • Ability to effect change through advocacy by giving public testimony, participating on boards and committees, producing reports
  • Ability to work independently to assess the work, analyze data, organize the Finance dept
  • Ability to assist the senior management by developing budget and ongoing fiscal plan
  • A solid work ethic, accomplishing goals, meeting deadlines, producing high quality outcomes, participating in continuous professional development
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development through training and education
  • Flexibility and accept change to address changes in the work, organization and field
  • Ability to multi-task and not be overwhelmed by the demands of the work
  • Ability to model professional behavior in all aspects of the work and physical appearance
  • Must have access to a vehicle to perform agency work such as attending meetings and trainings, visiting agency sites
  • A driver’s license and document car insurance and a safe driving record upon request
  • Ability to be extremely accurate in record keeping and reporting
  • A respect for and adhere to confidentiality policies for the agency and clients as agreed upon in your signed confidentiality statement

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 and community/state based organizations. 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 are primary functions of the job and are not intended to be all-inclusive. May be called upon to perform other duties comparable to those cited above.

  • Maintain the agency’s accounting system and improve/upgrade as necessary
  • Establish accounting policies and procedures, creating and updating the written document
  • Instruct program staff in the implementation of those policies and procedures
  • Develop annual budget, program budgets and grant budgets with the appropriate staff
  • Supervise staff of the finance department and the operation of the accounting system
  • Monitor and analyze the financial performance and spending activity for each component program and guide program staff when change is necessary
  • Manage cash flow
  • Monitor contracts and budgets
  • Provide monthly reports to the Pres/CEO and program staff
  • Provide required reports to funding sources
  • Provide and present monthly reports to the Finance Committee and Board of Directors
  • Prepare for and complete the annual independent audit and 990 Report
  • Participate in union negotiations
  • Act as liaison with the agency’s financial institution, vendors and auditor
  • Oversee and monitor IT-related issues/concerns and be liaison to IT Contractor
  • Implement the goals and objectives of the strategic plan, developing and improving service products and delivery systems
  • Serve as Acting/Interim President/CEO in the absence of the President/CEO.

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

Case Manager - Elder Services Community Health Worker

We are seeking a dedicated case manager who will be responsible for safe delivery of food to homebound seniors and disabled adults. The successful candidate will also complete comprehensive client wellness assessments. This is a full time, 37.5 hour/week position (M-F 8:30-4:30) with a pay rate of $15.00/hour.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (B.S.W.) or related field required
  • One year experience working with families and elders preferred
  • Experience developing and implementing care plans required
  • Pass a BCI clearance

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CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Must have knowledge of community services
  • Must be computer literate
  • Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills necessary to interact and communicate with the client, family members, providers and co-workers
  • Must possess knowledge of human behavior and the aging process
  • Must have knowledge of available program funding and other resources
  • Must work with persons of various cultures and lifestyles in the helping process
  • Must possess the sensitivity required to assist the family and client in the process of becoming empowered
  • Must have knowledge of social, health and mental health interventions
  • Must possess skills and techniques for crisis intervention and problem solving
  • Must be able to identify emergency situations; and have patience and good people skills.
  • Must have the ability to critically analyze and make immediate decisions
  • Must possess active listening skills
  • Must possess skills in time management, organizational development and planning
  • Must make a commitment to continuous improvement and innovation in all aspects of the work
  • Must be willing to engage in self evaluation and to establish goals for professional development
  • Must be willing to participate in ongoing training and education
  • Must possess the ability to initiate and sustain trust
  • Must be able to effect change through advocacy for the consumer
  • Must be able to work independently and be a team member
  • Must be energetic and convey a positive attitude
  • Must have a solid work ethic
  • Must be extremely flexible and able to make change
  • Must be able to model professionalism both in behavior and appearance
  • Must have access to a vehicle to perform agency work
  • Must have a driver’s license and document car insurance and a safe driving record
  • Must be extremely accurate in record keeping
  • 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 and travel up/down stairs. The employee must be able to lift and / or move up to 75 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 clinical business office environment, client’s homes and community based organizations. 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 client’s homes and the community.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

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

Programmatic:

  • Follow all the procedures necessary to deliver food in a timely, safe, and proper fashion.
  • Collect and bag food items for homebound clients to transport.
  • Provide case management services, including initial contact with the client.
  • Conduct a client assessment pre, quarterly, and post.
  • Coordinate services with other community resources
  • Create and maintain a client list and delivery route as well as a schedule.
  • Notify Supervisor of any change in client’s status or inability to deliver food.
  • Reshelf any food items and supplies upon return as well as cleaning any food transportation containers
  • Monitor clients and modify care plan as needed
  • Provide information and referral services to telephone callers and clients of Westbay Community Action
  • Maintain complete and accurate client records
  • Maintain information needed for data collection and enter into the agency’s data system
  • Prepare accurate reports and statistics as required
  • Inform clients of their rights and responsibilities
  • Participate in meetings and trainings as needed and in public policy forums when appropriate
  • Educate the general community about elder services and Westbay

Food Delivery:

  • Carefully load the vehicle for safe transport
  • Ensure safety at all times by wearing seatbelts and adhering to all state and local traffic enforcement laws
  • Maintain correct temperatures for food by keeping food in proper storage containers provided and keeping containers closed during transport.
  • Make sure vehicle maintains valid inspection and vehicle registration and insurances.
  • Mark off route sheets as meals are delivered
  • Maintain a clean vehicle (exterior and interior) as needed.
  • Maintain daily mileage log
  • Safely park and turn off ignition prior to exiting the vehicle
  • Deliver program materials and information. If client is not home leave the client a door tag.
  • Wear agency issued Westbay name badge at all times.