Employment

NEKCA is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive benefits that include medical, dental, group life insurance, long term disability, supplemental insurance products, 403B, vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, and an employee assistance plan (EAP).

CARES Housing Service Coordinator – NEKCA has an immediate opening for a Housing Service Coordinator. The CARES Housing Service Coordinator will primarily be responsible for the case management of housing clients in households with a CARES Housing Voucher (ESG RRH) in the Newport Districts. The CARES Housing Service Coordinator will also be providing case management, education, coordination and follow-up services and/or referrals made on behalf of individuals and families who request any other housing assistance, and are working toward self-sufficiency. This position will provide information about services available to low-income people, make referrals to appropriate agencies and community resources, and provide direct assistance for emergency and supportive services when available. CARES Housing Service Coordinator will also keep abreast of community resources and benefits/policies that affect low-income people. Will also be responsible for all aspects of working within the Outreach department, and Parent Child Center in a team effort approach.

Integrated Housing Specialist – Northeast Kingdom Community Action, Inc. (NEKCA) has an immediate opening for an Integrated Housing Specialist in St. Johnsbury.  The Integrated Housing Specialist must work independently to provide housing advocacy.  Must work effectively with the Department of Corrections (DOC) to provide for housing needs of DOC offenders in a transitional housing environment. Must have an understanding of and be willing to work with individuals that may have a sexually related charge on their record.

YOUTH ADVOCATE:  This position will do community building to work with regional landlords and developers to increase access for Youth/Young Adult (YYA) into existing or new rental units; which will include mediation and support to help maintain a YYA in a unit.  Other activities may include a centralized program and phone number for landlords to call, in collaboration with other NEKCA housing programs, housing search assistance, attending local landlord association meetings, outreach to the business and community to develop more housing options, mediation between tenant and landlord, landlord and tenant education, working with local governmental leadership to reduce barriers and encourage landlord engagement, development of and connections to landlord mitigation fund or risk pool.

This position will work with the Preservation and Stabilization for Youth & Families Case Manager to assess needs of the youth and families being referred for services and determine which services are needed.  Participate in the on-call rotation to provide emergency services to youth and families in our area.  Promote, recruit and train potential host homes in the Orleans and Northern Essex Counties.

WRAP AROUND SERVICES PROVIDER – NEKCA has an immediate opening for a supportive person to provide wrap-around services necessary to protect public health and safety for guests staying in Non-Congregate Shelters in Lyndonville, St. Johnsbury and Barton February through June.  The Wrap-around Service Provider will deliver essential goods, support guests with paperwork, and provide referral services to outside agencies.  The Wrap-around Service Provider will also work to educate guests to self-screen and monitor for COVID-19 symptoms as well as help them access health care screening, testing, and alternative isolation housing as needed.

HEAD START / EARLY HEAD START COACH – NEKCA’s Head Start / Early Head Start program is looking for a HS/EHS Coach to work in partnership with the teaching staff to identify areas of strength and improvement in teaching practices. The Coach guides participants through self-assessment, goal setting and action planning to achieve success. Also performs observations, provides feedback, and collects data. The Coach is responsible to ensure compliance at the program options level with systems, policies and procedures outlined in accordance with Early Head Start/Head Start Performance Standards and applicable Vermont Child Care Licensing Regulations for Center-Based Child Care and Preschool Programs and the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct.

FLOATING TEACHING ASSISTANT – NEKCA Head Start in Gilman has an immediate opening for a Floating Teaching Assistant.  The TA is responsible for the implementation of developmentally appropriate, child initiated, culturally integrated curriculum for children aged 3 – 5 in a classroom environment, in partnership with families in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards, the Vermont Child Care Licensing Regulations for Center Based Child Care and Preschool Programs and the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct.  Will be required to work at different center locations as needed.

Head Start Substitute Positions:

  • Substitute Teachers – Substitute Teaching Assistants – To work as a member of the Center team, providing a safe, nurturing environment for children’s development and growth – physical, emotional, social and cognitive. Participate in carrying out classroom routines and activities in compliance with HS Performance Standards, Vermont Child Care Licensing Regulations for Center-Based Child Care and Preschool Programs and the NAEYC Code of Professional and Ethical Conduct
  • Substitute Food Service Providers – Responsible for preparation and service of meals as prescribed by USDA/CACFP regulations, Content Area Plan and Vermont Child Care Licensing Regulations for Center Based Child Care and Preschool Programs and Sanitation requirements. Prepare and serve breakfast and/or lunch at regularly established times for enrolled children, staff and adults volunteering in center and serve family style.  Meals and snacks are at least 2 ½ hours apart but not more than 3 hours apart
  • Substitute Food Service Aides – Food Service Aide is responsible for full service of breakfast and lunch as prescribed by USDA/CACFP regulations, Head Start Program Performance Standards, Vermont Child Care Licensing Regulations for Center-Based Child Care and Preschool Programs and the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct. Support kitchen staff in preparing and plating food as requested. Clean mealtime area entirely for the purpose of maintaining sanitary conditions and meeting health and safety requirements
  • Substitute Janitors – Responsible for maintaining the center facility in good, clean appearance and order.    S/he is also responsible for complying with the applicable Head Start/Early Head Start Performance Standards.

To apply send a cover letter, resume and 3 references to jobs@nekcavt.org; FAX to 802-334-5249; or mail to NEKCA Human Resources, PO Box 346, Newport, VT 05855. E.O.E.