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Weatherization Energy Auditor (full time)
The Weatherization Energy Auditor assists with the implementation of various energy conservation programs through the energy audit of residential properties. Record the pertinent data in written and computerized formats and generate work order specifications for the energy conservations measures that are to be installed by contractors. Conduct proper follow through and inspections in the field to assure quality installations and client satisfaction.
Education and experience:
• High School diploma.
• Building Performance Institute (BPI) energy auditor certification.
• Quality Control Inspector (QCI) certification or ability to obtain certification within 12 months.
• Knowledge of TREAT auditing software or ability to acquire working knowledge rapidly.
• Familiarity with and experience in residential construction and energy related measures.
• Knowledge of and ability to operate standard energy audit tools.
• Familiarity with writing detailed specifications for residential conservation.
• Proficiency in mathematics and complex calculations.
• Ability to multitask, prioritize assignments and follow through to successful completion.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office, with strong keyboarding skills.
• Must have valid Driver's License in order to perform the responsibilities of the position.
• Social Service background with experience working with low income clients and second language helpful.
• OSHA, RRP, or other related trade certifications helpful.
Duties and responsibilities:
• Audit clients' homes to determine conservation work needed as well as health & safety and repair needs. Complete required computer energy audit; interpret and apply results
• Provide client education about heating conservation, electric base load usage and health & safety
• Identify, spec. out and inspect any subcontracted work (primarily heating system improvements)
• Complete pre inspections, obtain necessary client signatures, complete paperwork
• Thoroughly document the information gathered at the energy audit in the field, in written and computerized formats as required.
• Attend meetings, participate in trainings
• Maintain good working relations with funders, utilities and customers and crew
• Auditor certification course and various other training provided.
• Other tasks as may be assigned
Certificates and licenses: Valid driver's license and insured vehicle (100/300 minimum coverage) for use on the job or acceptable alternative, driving record check, criminal record check, randomized drug screening.

Please send cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by July 2, 2015.

Early Head Start Home Visitor
The Early Head Start Home Visitor provides weekly home visits to Early Head Start families in their homes, identifying strengths and needs of families and children, assisting parents in working with their children on planned activities weekly, and involving them in planned Early Head Start activities. The Home Visitor will use an online curriculum and child assessment system; keeping complete and accurate records on the children.
Education and experience: Bachelor's Degree in Human Services, Early Childhood Education, Human Development, or a related field; minimum two years' experience working with young children; previous experience providing direct services to low income families preferred; proficiency with Microsoft Office; ability to use online data systems; and ability to obtain and maintain Parents as Teachers Certification within 12 months of hire.
Duties and responsibilities:
• Participates in pre-service training and ongoing professional development opportunities.
• Establishes a caring professional relationship and a climate of mutual trust and respect for families.
• Fosters the view and practice in parents that they are their child's first and most important teacher and reinforces this concept with practical suggestions for its continual development.
• Schedules and conducts weekly home visits with parents and children in their homes lasting a minimum of 90 minutes.
• Plans and develops with parents an individualized program using weekly educational activity plans based on their child's assessment and incorporating identified family's strengths and needs.
• Plans activities and educational opportunities for prenatal women during home visits with the goal of a healthy pregnancy outcome.
• Encourages families to keep an on-going file of weekly home visit plans.
• Plans, implements, and evaluates, with parents, group socialization experiences weekly.
• Provides support to teacher on socialization days.
• Assists families in the utilization of learning opportunities for their child by the development of educational activities using available household materials and activities that naturally occur in the home.
• Assists parents in strengthening the families' knowledge of the principles of nutrition by including a variety of nutrition activities at least once per month during the home visit.
• Integrates all Early Head Start content areas during home visits.
• Coordinates with parents, appropriate staff and community resources in the planning and implementation of all required screenings and evaluations of children including health and disabilities.
• Informs parents of the need to schedule and keep appointments for all screenings, evaluations, and follow up services for their children and encourages them to participate fully.
• Encourages parents to participate to the fullest extent possible in all scheduled center-based parent activities including Parent Committee and Policy Council meetings.
• Documents on a timely basis attendance and all services provided to families using the PROMIS data base.
• Documents on a timely basis all family contacts, consultations, follow-up, and disability services; maintains up-to-date Child Master Files and PROMIS records on all assigned children.
• Makes referrals and transports families when necessary to community services offices such as family planning, food stamps, employment, health services, vocational training, psychological services, etc.
• Encourages parents to fully make use of all available community resources.
• Acts as a liaison and advocate between community resources and Early Head Start families.
• Continues professional growth by participating in ongoing: ECE education, training programs, workshops/conferences as budget allows, reading articles and professional journals pertaining to ECE and Early Head Start.
• Participates fully in program case conferencing meetings ("Staffing's"), staff meetings, and collaborative meetings with other agencies, as assigned.
• Reports any concerns for safety, health, or non-compliance to the Education Manager and/or Child & Family Services Director.
• Performs other duties as may be assigned by supervisors that are reasonably within the scope of duties listed above.
• Capability to drive 7-passenger van for transportation of families as needed to / from socialization and other necessary appointments.
Certificates and licenses: Valid Driver's License and insured vehicle (100/300 minimum coverage) for use on the job or acceptable alternative, driving record check, criminal record check, randomized drug screening. Head Start, Early Head Start, Childcare, and Home Visiting Programs are also subject to the following: Head Start and child care licensing requires a criminal record check and finger printing to be completed prior to employment. An initial physical examination record, including a TB screening must be obtained within 60 days of hire, updated every three years and kept on file with Human Resources.  If a TB screening indicates high risk, results of a TB test must be kept on file including any treatment received. An initial driving record check will be conducted.License information will also be submitted to the agency's automobile insurance carrier.
Please send cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by July 3, 2015.

Family Advocate – Head Start
The Family Advocate provides supportive services to families by forming partnerships with families and linking them with community resources that will help them attain family goals. The Family Advocate is responsible for assisting families in completing enrollment applications for their child, conducting home visits, monitoring classroom absences, reporting, monitoring, and providing social service and parent involvement opportunities to Head Start families and ensuring compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards under the direction of the Family Services Manager. Advocates attend and assist with parent committee meetings within their assigned caseload, encourage family participation within the Head Start program, plan and implement community awareness activities and meetings with referral agencies.
Education and experience:
Associate degree in Social Services or related field with two (2) years' experience in casework delivery to families with young children; intermediate computer literacy including: database management and Microsoft Office; experience working with preschool-aged children and their families; knowledge of and sensitivity to the unique challenges faced by families living in poverty.
Duties and responsibilities:
Work with families on a scheduled basis in their homes; making frequent visits to each family as indicated by family need.
• Provide support for Head Start families and makes timely referrals for service to appropriate agencies when necessary.
• Follow up on referrals with clients and agencies of referral when appropriate and documents all efforts.
• Provide incoming Head Start families with a list of community resources and provides information and training to help families use resources effectively.
• Support Head Start families coping with crisis situations.
• Contact families regarding children's specific needs when a need is identified by the education, health, nutrition, or mental health staff.
• Contact families after three consecutive days of child's unexplained absence, or a pattern of absences; follows-up w/teacher.
• Inform staff at the center of any home situations which impact the child's development.
• Act, in a support role, as an advocate for child and family.
• Support parents in their role as advocates for their children's education.
• Coordinate home visits with the center staff when concerns and purposes are mutual.
• Ensure that the Center Parent Group is established and functioning effectively.
• Coordinate parent involvement programs with parents at the center. This includes: planning, coordinating, attending and initially facilitating parent meetings; actively supporting parent committee officers; soliciting parent involvement in the classroom; facilitating fund raising and other parent-selected activities.
• Engage in a wide range of weekly recruitment activities including: soliciting agency referrals, distributing posters and flyers, visiting homes to complete applications, and recruiting door-to-door on an ongoing basis.
• Monitor PROMIS entries on a regular basis to ensure that all required vision, hearing, health and dental screenings, physicals, and immunizations for caseload are complete according to Head Start Performance Standards and State Child Care licensing.
• Transport Head Start children and parents when needed -- in Head Start vehicles and own vehicle.
• Ensure that parent participation is encouraged at all levels and that it remains voluntary.
• Continue professional growth by participating in ongoing; ECE education, training programs, workshops/conferences as budget allows, reading articles and professional journals pertaining to ECE and Head Start.
• Participate in various meetings to include program meetings and collaborative meetings with other agencies as assigned.
• Report any concerns for safety, health, or non-compliance to the Family Services Manager and/or Child & Family Services Director.
• Perform other duties as may be assigned by supervisors that are reasonably within the scope of duties listed above.
Certificates and licenses:
Valid Driver's License and insured vehicle (100/300 minimum coverage) for use on the job or acceptable alternative, driving record check, criminal record check, randomized drug screening. Head Start, Early Head Start, Childcare, and Home Visiting Programs are also subject to the following: Head Start and child care licensing requires a criminal record check and finger printing to be completed prior to employment. An initial physical examination record, including a TB screening must be obtained within 60 days of hire, updated every three years and kept on file with Human Resources.  If a TB screening indicates high risk, results of a TB test must be kept on file including any treatment received. An initial driving record check will be conducted. License information will also be submitted to the agency's automobile insurance carrier.
Please send cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by July 3, 2015.

Assistant Teacher – Head Start
Under the direction of the Head Start Lead Teacher, the Assistant Teacher will implement the Creative Curriculum, the Project Approach, and other appropriate content with emphasis on development of the whole child, to include partnership with parents and working with the entire family. Provide and maintain a safe environment. Assume responsibility for continuing planned classroom activities in the absence of the Teacher.
Education and experience: Must have either a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA); OR be enrolled in a program leading to an Associate or Baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood. Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) highly preferred.; proficiency with Microsoft Office; and experience working with preschool age children. Previous Head Start experience preferred.
Duties and responsibilities:
• Participate in pre-service training and ongoing professional development opportunities.
• Become familiar with and work with the Teacher in providing a comprehensive program including implementation of Creative Curriculum, Project Approach and other appropriate content in compliance with Head Start Performance Standards.
• Work as a team member to: Assist with the planning of daily and weekly lesson plans.
• Participate in the daily activities planned for the children.
• Assist in individual planning for each child, as well as the class as a whole.
• Assist in the daily classroom routine (i.e. helping children brush their teeth, go to the bathroom, eat lunch, and clean the classroom).
• Assist children in their use of materials in a variety of ways.
• Participate in the daily review of classroom activities and children's behavior.
• Discuss and become familiar with your center's policies and Head Start policies.
• Consult with the Teacher when a problem arises.
• Greet parents and children pleasantly and appropriately, ensuring a smooth transition into the classroom, a positive home-classroom connection and family partnership. Maintain ongoing professional and appropriate communication with parents and guardians. Provide activities parents can do at home with their children to support the curriculum and the child's learning. Encourage parents to become involved in the classroom and other Head Start activities.
• Eat with and assist children in development of social and self-help skills, and sound nutritional practices.
• Help organize and encourage parent involvement to include: planning and participating in monthly classroom Parent Meetings; orienting and training of parent volunteers, and attendance at Policy Council meetings.
• Continue professional growth by participating in ongoing; ECE education, training programs, workshops/conferences as budget allows, reading articles and professional journals pertaining to ECE and Head Start.
• Participate in various meetings to include weekly center staffing, program meetings and collaborative meetings with other agencies as assigned.
• Assume the Teacher's responsibilities when the Teacher is absent, if accreditation allows.
• Report any concerns for safety, health, or non-compliance to the Teacher, Education Manager and/or Child & Family Services Director.
• Perform other duties as may be assigned by supervisors that are reasonably within the scope of duties listed above.
Certificates and licenses: Valid Driver's License and insured vehicle (100/300 minimum coverage) for use on the job or acceptable alternative, driving record check, criminal record check, randomized drug screening. Head Start, Early Head Start, Childcare, and Home Visiting Programs are also subject to the following: Head Start and child care licensing requires a criminal record check and finger printing to be completed prior to employment. An initial physical examination record, including a TB screening must be obtained within 60 days of hire, updated every three years and kept on file with Human Resources.  If a TB screening indicates high risk, results of a TB test must be kept on file including any treatment received. An initial driving record check will be conducted. License information will also be submitted to the agency's automobile insurance carrier.
Please send cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by July 3, 2015.

Lead Teacher – Head Start
The Head Start Lead Teacher will implement the Creative Curriculum, the Project Approach, and other appropriate content with emphasis on development of the whole child, to include partnership with parents and working with the entire family. Provide and maintain a safe environment. Use on-line curriculum and child assessment system. Keep complete and accurate records on the children. Plan and implement individual programming for all children.
Education and experience:
• Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field, with 30 credits in Early Childhood Education (ECE).
• Minimum two years' experience working with preschool age children. Previous Head Start experience preferred.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office; ability to utilize online data systems.
Duties and responsibilities:
• Participate in pre-service training and ongoing professional development opportunities.
• Plan and provide a comprehensive program including implementation of Creative Curriculum, Project Approach and other appropriate content in compliance with Head Start Performance Standards. Utilize Teaching Strategies Gold for collection and reporting of child assessment data.
• Guide and facilitate activities of the children including: daily activities, field trips, selecting and arranging of equipment in the classroom, creating an exciting learning environment for children.
• Work in a team setting to determine individual needs of children. Design and implement plans that will expose children to meaningful experiences.
• Manage classroom operations; provide supervision, guidance and coaching to Teacher Assistants and classroom volunteers.
• Greet parents and children pleasantly and appropriately, ensuring a smooth transition into the classroom, a positive home-classroom connection and family partnership. Maintain ongoing professional and appropriate communication with parents and guardians. Provide activities parents can do at home with their children to support the curriculum and the child's learning. Encourage parents to become involved in the classroom and other Head Start activities.
• Eat with and assist children in development of social and self-help skills, and sound nutritional practices.
• Arrange meaningful field trips for the children, with approval of the Education Manager.
• Maintain and monitor accurate child attendance records, USDA meal counts, in-kind reports and other record keeping and reports as required. Submit documentation in a timely manner. Assure that files are complete, accurate and confidentially maintained.
• Conduct home visits and parent/teacher conferences according to program schedule and policies and procedures.
• Help organize and encourage parent involvement to include: planning and participating in monthly classroom Parent Meetings; orienting and training of parent volunteers, and attendance at Policy Council meetings.
• Continue professional growth by participating in ongoing; ECE education, training programs, workshops/conferences as budget allows, reading articles and professional journals pertaining to ECE and Head Start.
• Participate fully in program staffing's, staff meetings, and collaborative meetings with other agencies, as assigned. Attend case conferencing when applicable.
• Report any concerns for safety, health, or non-compliance to the Education Manager and/or Child & Family Services Director.
• Perform other duties as may be assigned by supervisors that are reasonably within the scope of duties listed above.
Certificates and licenses: Valid Driver's License and insured vehicle (100/300 minimum coverage) for use on the job or acceptable alternative, driving record check, criminal record check, randomized drug screening. Head Start, Early Head Start, Childcare, and Home Visiting Programs are also subject to the following: Head Start and child care licensing requires a criminal record check and finger printing to be completed prior to employment. An initial physical examination record, including a TB screening must be obtained within 60 days of hire, updated every three years and kept on file with Human Resources.  If a TB screening indicates high risk, results of a TB test must be kept on file including any treatment received. An initial driving record check will be conducted. License information will also be submitted to the agency's automobile insurance carrier.
Please send cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by July 3, 2015.


Bids & Proposals

Request for Proposal: Energy Audit and Building Feasibility Study
The Community Action Partnership of Strafford County requests engineering proposals from qualified firms for a Level II Energy Audit and Building Feasibility Study for the Farmington Children's Center. Project must be under the direct supervision of a licensed professional engineer and/or Certified Energy Manager, Home Energy Professional, LEED Certification, etc.
Proposals must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. on July 1, 2015.   
Instructions on Proposal Submission
1. Closing Submission Date: Proposals must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. on July 1, 2015.
2. Inquiries: Inquiries concerning this RFP should be directed to: Betsey Andrews Parker, Executive Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No phone calls please.
3. Conditions of Proposal: All costs incurred in the preparation of a proposal responding to this RFP will be the responsibility of the Respondent and will not be reimbursed by CAPSC.
4. Instructions to Prospective Contractors:
Your proposal should be addressed as follows:
Name: Betsey Andrews Parker
Title: Executive Director
Entity: Community Action Partnership of Strafford County
Address: PO Box 160, Dover, NH 03821-0160
It is important that the Respondent's proposal be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked in the lower left-hand corner with the following information:
Request for Proposal 4:30 p.m. July 1, 2015 Sealed Proposal For Energy Audit and Building Feasibility Study
5. Electronic Submissions: Proposals can be submitted electronically to the following e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the closing submission date noted above.

Inquiries concerning this RFP should be directed to: Betsey Andrews Parker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No phone calls please.

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