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).

  

ACCOUNTING MANAGER – This position reports directly to the Director of Finance. Works in a financial team environment to assist the Agency in meeting various financial reporting deadlines, prepare reconciliations, as well as create and track budgets. In addition, this role will ensure grant reporting is submitted timely and in compliance with grant requirements.  This position supervises accounting personnel as assigned.  Bachelor’s degree in accounting wit 4 – 6 years’ experience in accounting (preferably in non-profit environment).  Must have proficient knowledge of principals of accounting, grant compliance, budget preparation, budget control, and financial reporting procedures, along with computer systems and their application to accounting.

Northeast Kingdom Community Action’s Head Start program (NEKCA) has an exciting opportunity for two exceptionally qualified candidates to lead a community-focused, highly regarded Head Start program. 

HEAD START DIRECTOR – The Director is responsible for assuring all Head Start program mandates and standards for excellence are met on a daily basis. This position develops the structure, systems and procedures to facilitate this. The Head Start Director provides leadership in planning, designing, implementing and evaluating the programs administered by the department such as the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs; Federal and State grant funded education programs; and locally funded programs. The Director also represents the Agency in local and regional communities. The ideal candidate must have excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills and have exceptional organizational skills with attention to detail. Must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s degree preferred in Early Childhood Education, Human Services or related field.  Minimum of ten years of demonstrated management and administrative expertise including the ability to supervise staff required.

HEAD START ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR – The Associate Director will provide support and supervision to our management team and assist the Program Director in the overall program administration, leadership and strategic planning.  The Associate Director works in management partnership with the Head Start Director, Content Area Managers and Center Managers to assure provision of quality services to enrolled families and the communities in which they are served. The ideal candidate must have excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills and have exceptional organizational skills with attention to detail. Must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Services or related field.  Minimum of five years of demonstrated management and administrative expertise including the ability to supervise staff required.

COMMUNITY CARE SPECIALIST – The Community Care Specialist will primarily be responsible for the education, coordination, and follow-up in providing services to individuals and families who request assistance and are working towards self-sufficiency.  They are also responsible for being the lead representative for the Parent Child Center with community -based organizations as well as Building Bright Futures.  Services based in Caledonia / So. Essex Counties.

FAMILY SUPPORTIVE HOUSING SERVICE COORDINATOR (FSH) – NEKCA is hiring a Family Supportive Housing Service Coordinator (FSH) in Caledonian and Orleans Counties. The FSH Service Coordinator will work intensively with individuals and families who are facing the risk of homelessness or are currently homeless by providing housing, case management, and coordination of services. The role of the FSH Service Coordinator is to work collaboratively with agencies and community partners to provide resources and support to FSH clients to ensure the acquisition of life skills and access to resources that will lead to permanent housing and a positive quality of life.

CARES 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.

EARLY HEAD START HOME VISITOR(s): (Newport Early Head Start & Gilman Early Head Start) Families with children birth to three years of age in Newport and Gilman are looking for a supportive, creative and flexible person to visit them in their homes to plan and implement home-based learning experiences and child development activities as well as health, nutrition and family services. The perfect candidate for each position will have experience home visiting, working with infants, toddlers and expectant families; excellent communication skills; the ability to keep objective records; maintain confidentiality and work as a team member. Computer skills a must. Minimum of a home-based CDA credential or comparable credential, or equivalent coursework as part of an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree required.

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 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.