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January 2016:  Job Openings

Lead Toddler Teacher In Our Early Learning Center

Genesis Early Learning Center is seeking a passionate, dedicated, and caring lead toddler teacher to join our team. This is a full-time, year-round position with a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, retirement savings plan, paid time off and holidays.  Knowledge of DCYF Standards, DAP, The Creative Curriculum/TSG, and RIELDS preferred. Duties will include (but not limited to): caring for and supervising the children, contributing to a positive and nurturing learning environment, providing support to meet the individual needs of the children, planning and executing fun, creative, and appropriate activities on a daily/weekly/monthly basis, and participating in professional development.

Requirements: Minimum CDA, Associate's Degree in ECE or at least 12 credits in ECE or higher; candidates must possess strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills as well as proficiency with technology (email, Microsoft Word, and navigating the internet); be able to lift 20-35 pounds, bend, walk, sit, squat or kneel and be able to see, hear, and speak with children to ensure their health and safety;  experience with cultural diversity is a plus 

How to Apply:  Please send cover letter and resume to our Childcare Administrator, Catherine Green at cgreen@gencenter.org or call 401-781-6110 ex.35 for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!

Financial Coach

Position Summary: The Financial Coach is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Genesis Center FOC, including service delivery, data collection and reporting, and coordination among FOC staff, as well as providing financial counseling and financial literacy instruction to Genesis Center students and members of our community via the Financial Opportunity Center (FOC), guiding students through the Center’s job training programs and providing case management support.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (include but are not limited to)
•    Provides financial counseling to FOC participants
•    Conducts financial literacy workshops both within Genesis and for the community
•    Actively promotes the Company’s mission, vision and values
•    Promotes the FOC to Genesis Center students via in-class presentations
•    Implements the LISC Bridges to Career Opportunities model for education, training, and support service delivery
•    Promotes FOC services to members of the surrounding community
•    Tracks student financial activity in the ETO or other FOC database and monitors data quality and outcomes
•    Ensures ethical and accurate placement documentation is recorded in company database and record-keeping meets company and regulatory agency standards
•    Develops strategies designed to motivate students to enroll in the FOC program and to maintain their connection to the FOC after graduating from Genesis Center
•    Conducts outreach, screens, and enrolls clients into training programs, manages barriers to goal attainment, and works closely with employers and job training instructors to ensure that clients are able to meet internship and job requirements
•    Provides follow-up and retention services regarding student financial outcomes
•    Plan and lead job fairs, recruitment plans and efforts
•    Determines eligibility for Student Emergency Support Fund
•    Develops relationships with local financial institutions by scheduling workshops and presentations for Genesis clients
•    Maintains strong working relationships with supervisors, human resource staff, and hiring managers
•    Collaborates with other support staff as needed to successfully operate program

VITA Site Coordinator Duties and Responsibilities: (include but are not limited to)
•    Provide coordination, organization, and supervision for all aspects of the VITA site operation
•    Gather, maintain, and compile reports as required by partners
•    Ensure that all volunteers have completed required certification
•    Assist tax preparers in making referrals to other community resources
•    Ensure that all information and equipment is under the care of a volunteer or locked in storage at all times
•    Perform all responsibilities that will ensure the safe and efficient operation of the VITA site
•    Act as the e-file administrator, filing returns within 48 hours of preparation
•    Maintain files for accepted returns, review returns for quality and completeness, reviewing rejects and inform the filer within 24 hours, and fix & resubmit the tax returns if necessary
•    Respect client and volunteer privacy

Other Duties: Performs other duties as needed.

Qualifications: (includes professional & legal standards, knowledge, skills and demonstrated abilities required)
•    BA or BS Degree or equivalent experience in business or finance.
•    Proficiency in Microsoft office products and ability to use database programs.
•    Solid knowledge of skill sets related to finance and/or banking.
•    Familiarity with ETO database a plus, but not required.

Work Environment / Physical Demands:
•    Visual ability to read handwritten or typed documents, and the display screen of various office equipment and machines. 
•    Valid drivers license and reliable transportation to attend outside meetings
•    Reading, calculating, working under pressure, etc.

Hours & Attendance Requirements:
•    Full-time, 37.5 hours/week

How to Apply:  Please send cover letter and resume to Tyla Pimentel at tpimentel@gencenter.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

Enrollment Assistant (temporary)

The Enrollment Assistant is responsible for the general duties that support the enrollment process at the Genesis Center including dissemination of information, collection of student information, data entry, coordination and delivery of pre-tests, and the implementation of orientations in collaboration with other staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (include but are not limited to)

  • Provide information to adults and families who seek the services offered by the Genesis Center and respond to inquiries about the Center’s services.
  • Conduct the initial eligibility screening of participants.
  • Maintain testing schedule for prospective students.
  • Deliver and proctor CASAS testing and other assessments as required.
  • Promote linkage between adult services and child care center through dissemination of information and assistance in enrollment as needed.
  • Maintain applicant database for the Center, ensuring timely data entry.  Develop reports as needed.
  • Work with the Enrollment Coordinator to create and implement enrollment services and orientations.
  • Work with the Family Support Specialists-PB and Careers Specialists to coordinate student screenings and orientations to aid in deliberate and effective student placements.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of recruitment materials, including information updates on the Center’s website.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of enrollment policies and procedures for the Center.
  • Performs other duties as needed.

Qualifications: (includes professional & legal standards, knowledge, skills and demonstrated abilities required)

  • Bilingual English-Spanish; ability to speak other languages a plus.
  • High school diploma/GED required; Associate’s degree preferred.
  • Flexible schedule to include afternoon and evening hours.
  • Ability to organize large amounts of information and follow processes through from beginning to end.
  • Proficiency with computers and office technology.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Sensitivity and commitment to the Genesis Center mission; understanding and appreciation of special problems and stressors of refugee and immigrant families; and respect for cultural differences.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team and to be flexible and accept change.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and innovation in all aspects of work, including professional development.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize & control work flow and manage data for timely and accurate completion of projects.

Work Environment / Physical:

  • Reading, calculating, and using office equipment

Hours & Attendance Requirements:

  • FT M-F as assigned; includes afternoons and evenings

How to Apply:  Please send cover letter and resume to Tyla Pimentel at tpimentel@gencenter.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

Assistant Teacher in our Early Learning Center

Genesis Early Learning Center is seeking a passionate, dedicated, and caring assistant teacher to join our team. This is a full-time, year-round position with a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, retirement savings plan, paid time off and holidays. Knowledge of Head Start Standards, The Creative Curriculum/TSG, and RIELDS preferred. Duties will include (but not limited to): caring for and supervising the children, contributing to a positive and nurturing learning environment, providing support to meet the individual needs of the children, collaborating with the Lead Teacher to plan and execute fun, creative, and appropriate activities on a daily/weekly/monthly basis, and participating in professional development opportunities on an ongoing basis.

Minimum CDA or Associate's degree in Early Childhood, RIELDS Foundations course completed (or willing to complete upon hire), First Aid/CPR certification, background check, and proper immunizations required. A love for children and their families and a passion for facilitating learning through play is a must!

How to Apply:  Please send cover letter and resume to our Childcare Administrator, Catherine Green at cgreen@gencenter.org or call 401-781-6110 ex.35 for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!