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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 a Superior 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.

WIC Nutritionist

We have an immediate opening for a Full Time Nutritionist. The successful candidate will assess the medical and nutritional needs of participants and provide nutrition counseling and education accordingly. He/she will provide WIC participants with community referrals as necessary. This position is 37.5 hrs/week with a pay rate of $15.00/hour. Office location will be between our three WIC sites in Warwick, West Warwick and North Kingstown.

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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CORE COMPETENCIES:

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

RSVP Volunteer Coordinator

Our Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is seeking a Volunteer Coordinator. The successful candidate will provide productive and rewarding volunteer experiences forsenior/community volunteers and volunteer host stations through efficient recruitment, training, placement and monitoring activities. This is a part time position, 24 hrs/week with a pay rate of $11.75/hour.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma with some post high school education preferred
  • 1 year experience in volunteer recruitment and supervision
  • Pass a BCI clearance

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CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be accurate and detailed oriented to insure good recordkeeping
  • Must have good computer skills
  • Must be a good listener
  • Must be able to initiate and sustain trust
  • Must be able to problem solve– work is occasionally performed at satellite office and volunteer stations where this position acts as supervisor
  • Must be able to work with a diverse group of people
  • Must be high energy and able to motivate others to join in activities
  • Must convey a positive attitude
  • Must have a solid work ethic
  • Must be goal oriented and able to produce results for volunteers, volunteer stations and the program
  • 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 education and training
  • Must be extremely flexible and able to make change when needed
  • Must handle many tasks at the same time
  • Must be a self starter and be able to take independent actions as needed
  • Must also be able to work as a team member
  • Must be able to model profession behavior in actions and appearance
  • Must enjoy working with seniors
  • Must adhere to confidentiality policies for the agency and clients
  • Must have a vehicle to perform job responsibilities
  • Must have a driver’s license, car insurance and a good driving record upon request — requires visits to many sites

Physical Effort / Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative ofthose that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essentialfunctions of this job. Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performthe essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employeeis regularly required to sit and to talk to hear. The employee frequently is required to usehands, fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls and reach with handsand arms. The employee is occasionallyrequired to stand and walk. The employeemust occasionally lift and / or move up to 20 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by thisjob include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision,depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The environment is a clinical business officeenvironment and often includes business at community based organizations. Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens,respiratory diseases and other infectious diseases, and other biohazardousmaterial requires universal standard precautions. This position requires the individual to havetheir own transportation, a current unrestricted license to drive, documentedauto insurance and the individual must be willing to work in the community.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

The duties listed below are primary functions of the joband are not intended to be all-inclusive. You may be called upon to perform other duties comparable to thosecited.

  • Develop and maintain a working relationship with non profit agencies, community and business leaders and government officials
  • Recruit volunteers and volunteer placement opportunities
  • Prepare job descriptions for such opportunities
  • Develop and implement orientation and training programs for volunteers and volunteer sites
  • Screen volunteers and place them in assignments, matching skills and interests to the opportunity
  • Monitor each placement/volunteer site
  • When necessary, mediate solutions to problems between volunteers and sites
  • Oversee clerical volunteers
  • Oversee data collection from volunteers and stations to ensure accurate and timely reporting of program activities
  • Maintain accurate volunteer and volunteer station records
  • Manage satellite office activities as needed
  • Develop and implement recognition programs for the volunteers
  • Carryout out special projects as required
  • Participate in fundraising activities as required
  • Assist Director with other activities as required
  • Educate the general community about RSVP and Westbay services

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