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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.

Teacher Aide - Part Time

Westbay Children’s Center is seeking an enthusiastic, nurturing candidate to work in our early care and education facility. Interested candidates should have a High School diploma, at minimum, and a passion for working with children. The successful candidate will assist the classroom teacher in all aspects of the classroom functions. This includes implementing lessons, teaching, supervision of children, and maintenance of the classroom environment. In the absence of the teacher, assume full responsibility for maintaining the classroom function and adhering to state regulations for licensing and quality. This is a 16 hour/week position, Mondays and Fridays 7am-3:30pm and the rate of pay is $10.00/hour.

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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
  • Assist in preparation, portioning and serving of meals (breakfast, lunch and snacks) per pre-approved menu
  • Clean kitchen, kitchen equipment and storage areas
  • Operate and maintain equipment

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • H.S. Diploma required
  • Experience assisting in a pre-school classroom environment and caring for children preferred
  • Willingness to earn RI Early Learning Standards Level I Certificate required
  • Teacher’s Assistant certification preferred
  • Meet DCYF and BCI criminal background check requirements
  • Have required immunizations

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 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 be able to lift children, 25 pounds or more
  • Must respect and adhere to confidential policies for the agency and clients

Substitute Teacher Aide

Westbay Children’s Center is seeking an enthusiastic, nurturing candidate to temporarily cover an employee’s absence in our early care and education facility. The successful candidate will assist the classroom teacher/TA in all aspects of the classroom functions, including implementing lesson, teaching, supervision of children, and maintenance of the classroom environment. In the absence of the teacher or TA, will assume full responsibility of for maintaining the classroom function and adhering to state regulations for licensing and quality. Successful candidate will assist in the preparation and serving of breakfast, lunch, and snack as needed. Must be aware of CACFP guidelines in order to ensure that all meals are served according to the guidelines and assist in cleaning and sanitizing kitchen space including kitchen equipment.

Substitute needed for anticipated coverage from December through mid-February. Fee for service rates: Daily (up to 8 hours/day) $75 ; Half-Day (up to 4.5 hrs/day) $40.

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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
  • Assist in preparation, portioning and serving of meals (breakfast, lunch and snacks) per pre-approved menu
  • Clean kitchen, kitchen equipment and storage areas
  • Operate and maintain equipment

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • H.S. Diploma required
  • Experience assisting in a pre-school classroom environment and caring for children preferred
  • Willingness to earn RI Early Learning Standards Level I Certificate required
  • Teacher’s Assistant certification preferred
  • Meet DCYF and BCI criminal background check requirements
  • Have required immunizations

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 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 be able to lift children, 25 pounds or more
  • Must respect and adhere to confidential policies for the agency and clients

Weatherization Auditor

Westbay Community Action, Inc. is seeking a motivated and experienced Auditor for our Weatherization Assistance Program. The successful candidate will be responsible to perform all aspects of an energy audit. This includes addressing the energy efficiency and health and safety needs of each house in accordance with Weatherization Program guidelines and in compliance with federal, state and local regulations. This is a full time position, 37.5 hours per week and the rate of pay is $16.00/hour.

 

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Qualifications include:

  • 2 years experience working in a Weatherization Program and/or construction work
  • Lead Certification and 1 year experience working as lead renovator
  • Demonstrated experience working with HVAC
  • Energy Auditor Certification
  • Pass BCI, Background check including Motor Vehicle Report and 5-panel drug screening
  • Have a physical examination and immunizations, if required
  • Meet bonding requirements

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Must have a working knowledge of building and safety codes
  • Must maintain a professional appearance and model a professional behavior
  • Must be detailed oriented
  • Must be able to maintain detailed records and reports
  • Must be computer literate
  • Must have good math skills
  • Must have leadership skills
  • Must be able to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Must be extremely accurate in recordkeeping
  • Must be extremely flexible and able to make change as needed
  • Must have good problem solving skills
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 30 pounds
  • Must be able to model professionalism both in behavior and appearance
  • Must be able to work with a variety of people types
  • Must work in small, closed spaces such as crawl spaces, attics, basements
  • Must be able to work in insect infested homes
  • Must be willing to participate in ongoing training and certification processes
  • Must be up to date with state and local building and safety codes
  • Must have knowledge of community services
  • Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills necessary to interact and communicate with the client, providers and co-workers
  • 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 skills in time management
  • Must make a commitment to continuous improvement and innovation in all aspects of the work
  • Must possess the ability to initiate and sustain trust
  • Must be able to effect change through advocacy for the consumer
  • Must be energetic and convey a positive attitude
  • Must have a solid work ethic
  • Will be require to drive an agency vehicle
  • May need access to a vehicle to perform agency work
  • Must have a driver’s license and document car insurance and a safe driving record
  • Must respect and adhere to confidentiality policies for the agency and clients

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

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

  • Interview potential clients and complete program applications/documentation
  • Submit completed application/documents to WAP staff to determine eligibility of the household
  • Evaluate assigned homes and complete energy audits according to program guidelines
  • Assign work orders to approved contractors and monitor their work-in-progress to insure compliance with the work order
  • Perform post inspections of homes where work has been completed
  • Maintain accurate vendor, audit and client records
  • Complete and submit for review appropriate paperwork, records and reports as required
  • Maintain Weatherization’s computerized information system, including NEAT Energy Audits, WAP completions and AMP National Grid Computer System
  • Act as liaison between clients and contractors
  • Participant in monitoring performed by the State Energy Office
  • Maintain agency vehicle in good condition and follow scheduled maintenance plans
  • Maintain and secure WAP equipment and supplies
  • Participate in a continuous training plan
  • Education the general community about the services of Westbay

Westbay Community Action, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.