Barbara Grassey
Benefits Coordinator
Diocese of Bridgeport
(203) 416-1433
(203) 374-2524 Fax
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Martha Vassar
Administrative Assistant
Diocese of Bridgeport
(203) 416-1402
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If you are qualified and interested in one of the following employment opportunities, forward your resume to the Human Resource Department, Catholic Center, 238 Jewett Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06606-2892 or via fax to: (203) 374-2524.

Note: Preference is given first to qualified employees in Agencies/Offices participating in the Diocese of Bridgeport, second to qualified employees of other Diocese Offices, Parishes, and Schools, and third to outside applicants. Candidates are considered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or age.

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Human Resources Manager - DOB

Overview:  The Diocese of Bridgeport is seeking a member of our faith community who is a practicing Catholic to serve as the on-site leader for the central diocesan administration’s human resources related programs, practices and policies and provide support and guidance to related diocesan entities (e.g., Church parishes) when appropriate. The candidate will serve as the leader for the human resources department and assist with the administration of all benefit program offerings, personnel policies, performance management programs while collaborating with the other members of Diocesan leadership to develop an effective approach to human resources issues and needs. 

Reports To: Diocesan Chief Finance Officer

Supervises:  Human Resources Department (currently 2 staff)

Primary Responsibilities:

The Human Resources Manager will supervise, manage and lead the central administration’s efforts to establish an effective human resource function that includes but is not limited such objectives as : compliant and effective employee recruitment practices, designing and collaboratively establishing diocesan administration personnel policies and procedures; evaluating and administering effective, compliant and cost effective benefits programs, maintain accurate and compliant benefit plan related and all personnel records for diocesan administration employees and all other human resources related opportunities within the diocesan administration and related entities where appropriate and necessary. 

Credentials:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field with a Master’s Degree and SPHR Certification preferred;
  • 5-7 years of experience in a general Human Resources function with 3-5 year of progressive Human Resources management experience preferred;
  • Strong expertise in benefit administration and effective compensation practices;
  • Thorough knowledge of federal and state employment laws with preference for not-for-profit related leadership experience;
  • Strong skills in use of current technology (HRIS) and modern office methods and procedures;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – highly collaborative and an effective team member with bilingual skills (Spanish) preferred;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communicative skills; AND
  • Ability to develop, implement methods and procedures for improving human resources processes

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Administrative Assistant - St. Mary’s Parish - Ridgefield

The Administrative Assistant to the Office of Religious Education will work closely with Director of Religious Education and Parish Youth Minister at St. Mary Parish and serve as a key member of the parish staff.

 

Responsibilities include:

- Administrative tasks typical of a fast-paced, collaborative office environment

- Inventory checks, general bookkeeping, and yearly projections. Maintaining multiple schedules and coordinating multiple events

- Frequent interaction with staff, catechists, clergy, students, and parents

Desired Skills / Experience:

Secretarial and computer skills; will be required to learn software essential to the operation of the office, including ParishSoft and VIRTUS

- Strong interpersonal skills

- Knowledge of the Catholic Faith

- Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, high-energy environment

- Knowledge of Social Media

 

Compensation will be competitive with similar administrative positions and will be determined based on skills and experience

Position available: June 1, 2015

Application deadline date: April 15, 2015

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Data Coordinator - St. Mary’s Parish - Ridgefield

The Data Coordinator in the Office of Religious Education will work closely with Director of Religious Education and Parish Youth Minister at St. Mary Parish and serve as a key member of the parish staff.

Responsibilities include:

- Processing tuition fees and payments; registering children for classes

- Scheduling sacramental students and assisting the director with sacramental events

- Assisting with financial and data management matters related to the above activities

- Frequent interaction with staff, catechists, clergy, students, and parents

Desired Skills / Experience:

Secretarial and computer skills; will be required to learn software essential to the operation of the office, including ParishSoft and VIRTUS

- Strong interpersonal skills

- Knowledge of the Catholic Faith

- Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, high-energy environment

- Knowledge of Social Media

Compensation will be competitive with similar administrative positions and will be determined based on skills and experience

Position available: May 4, 2015

Application deadline date: April 10, 2015

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Director of Pastoral Planning

Overview:  In carrying out the responsibilities outlined below, the director seeks to promote awareness and increase the capacity of all involved in the strategic planning of our schools and parishes to engage and live a spirituality of collaboration.  The Director guides the planning process so that it enlivens and fosters the mission of the Church to dialogue, collaborate and plan.

Reports To: Vicar for Strategic and Pastoral Planning

Supervises:  None

Collaborates with:    Diocesan Bishop

Chancellor

Superintendent of Schools

Director of School Finance

Territorial Vicars

Principal Responsibilities

The primary responsibility of the Director for Strategic and Pastoral Planning is twofold: (1) to administer and co-ordinate the long term and short term components of the pastoral planning process for the parishes of the Diocese and (2) in conjunction with the Superintendent of Schools, to administer the strategic, viability planning process for all diocesan schools.

Most Critical Responsibilities

1The Director for Pastoral Planning is charged with the following responsibilities with regard to the school viability planning process:

  • In collaboration with the Superintendent of Schools and the Director of School Finance, the Director will draft, direct and help implement a short term viability planning process whose aim is to establish the financial and educational viability of each school.
  • Collaborate with the Diocesan Bishop, the Superintendent of Schools and the Director of School Finance to create a long term strategic planning process for each school. This will also include the creation of a multi-year business plan for the long term sustainability of each school.
  • Collaborate with the Diocesan Bishop, the Superintendent of Schools and the Director of School Finance in the exploration of new governance models for our diocesan schools.

 

2. The Director for Pastoral Planning is charged with the following responsibilities with regard to the parish pastoral planning process:

  • Oversee the creation and ongoing development of parish pastoral councils to assure the participation of the laity as an integral part of planning.
  • Supervise the collaborative implementation of plans for each parish.
  • In conjunction with the Chancery Office, assist in the development of a comprehensive and usable data base containing accurate information to serve as the foundation for fruitful planning.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of Vicariate planning so that significant sharing of resources and decision-making can be undertaken at this level.
  • Oversee the development of a planning process among Diocesan agencies and parishes.
  • Assist with the creation of a Diocesan Strategic Planning Commission to oversee the pastoral planning process among our parishes and Vicariates

 

3. The Director for Pastoral Planning is charged with the following responsibilities with regard to “short term” parish pastoral planning.

  • Assist the Vicar for Strategic and Pastoral Planning in guiding the parishes of the Diocese to identify their priorities in the work of the New Evangelization and to create a plan of action to address them over the next three years.
  • Ensure the unity of purpose of the strategic planning process – fostering the vitality and growth of the life of each parish – and the short-term planning process - identifying the priorities of the New Evangelization.
  • Assist the Vicar for Strategic and Pastoral Planning to identify any parish whose pastoral needs require immediate or short term reconfiguration.  Coordinate an intervention process to respond to this need for re-configuration.

 

Next Critical Responsibilities

 

4. With regard to the Vicariates of the Diocese, the responsibilities of the Director for Pastoral Planning are

  • Assist in the redistricting of the Vicariates, to ensure that the parishes that belong to a Vicariate can effectively plan for the region’s needs.
  • Work collaboratively with the Vicar of Strategic and Pastoral Planning to provide guidance to each Vicariate in the area of group process and development.  Coordinate the process through which Pastors may receive the formation and skill training to serve in this planning capacity.
  • Supervise all administrative support work (compiles meeting schedules, processing of meeting reports, updating records of cluster membership, etc) needed to sustain the regional process.
  • Collaborate with the Secretary of Technology and Communication to create effective methods of communication among the parishes, Vicariates, and Diocesan offices to provide information and awareness of the planning process. 

5.  Administrative responsibilities of the Director include:

  • Collaborate with the Vicar for Strategic and Pastoral Planning to prepare a budget for the Office assuring it is reflective of the principles of good stewardship.
  • Attend meetings as needed at the discretion of the Vicar and Bishop
  • Keep the Bishop fully informed of the work of the office and promote needed initiatives

 

Personal Requirements

Knowledge and Skills

  • College Degree and/or five to seven years equivalent financial experience
  • Experience with budgeting, financial management and reporting
  • Ability to take a long-term perspective combined with the ability to set clear goals and the practical ability to get things done.
  • Exceptional active listening skills and communication skills.
  • Strong public speaking/presentation skills

Attitude and Personal Attributes

  • A personal commitment to and passion for renewal of the Catholic Church
  • Significant knowledge of and ability to communicate the structure, teaching, beliefs and attitudes of the Catholic Church, with particular emphasis on the parish and Catholic School environment.
  • Able to connect with and build relationships with others.
  • Ability to influence others and move them towards a common goal.
  • Unyielding integrity and confidentiality

Desired

Knowledge and Skills

  • Problem solver with ability to analyze and identify root causes.
  • Experienced with managing change…understands how people go through change.
  • Excellent project management skills and experience (planning, strategy and tactics, schedules and budgets).
  • Strong knowledge of the Catholic Church and its doctrines

Attitude and Personal Attributes

  • Advanced studies in Theology and/or the field of planning
  • Able to be flexible and adapt in a changing environment.

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Bookkeeper - Catholic Academy of Bridgeport

The Finance Department of the Elementary Schools of the Diocese of Bridgeport is being restructured in preparation for the coming academic year. Those with financial background may be interested in either the Academy Bookkeeper or Academy Tuition and AR Coordinator position for the Catholic Academy of Bridgeport, located in Bridgeport.  There will also be a school bookkeeper needed for each Catholic elementary school in Fairfield County with most positions being part time. There is a possibility of a bookkeeper working for more than one school to create a full time position. There are also openings for school business managers who will be part of the School Finance Office located in Bridgeport.

Overview:  The Academy Bookkeeper will provide daily fiscal and financial services to four campuses of the Catholic Academy of Bridgeport.

Reports To: Academy Principal(s) and Academy Finance Manager

Supervises: None

 Classification: Non-Exempt

Principal Responsibilities: The Bookkeeper responsibilities are to establish and maintain an automated tuition collection system for the purpose of reporting the revenue status of the academy; preparation of vendor payables and processing of payroll for the expenditures status of the academy.

Main Responsibility

Financial Responsibilities

  • Responsible for deposit preparation for tuition revenue and additional monies due to the academy (fundraising, trips, etc.).
  • Prepare bank deposits and transmit to the bank.
  • Records academy receipts into QuickBooks.
  • Maintain approved vendor files; Prepare vendor checks including coding and payments of approved invoices using QuickBooks.
  • Prepare payroll checks on a biweekly basis using Paychex.
  • Remit payroll taxes and payroll related items (annuities) to the appropriate agencies in a timely manner to avoid financial penalties

Next Critical Responsibility

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the registration process for new and existing students
  • Performs miscellaneous duties required by the Principal.

Next Critical Responsibility

Personnel Administrative

  • Assist with maintaining the personnel files for all employees including all the necessary documents for payroll purposes (W-4, I-9, Diocesan Lay Employee Forms, 403b, etc.).

Requirements:.

Knowledge and Skills

  • High School diploma with demonstrated bookkeeping experience
  • Strong working knowledge of QuickBooks
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communicative skills
  • Computer proficient with working knowledge of various Microsoft Office programs

Competencies and Personal Attributes

  • Detail oriented and precise.
  • Able to deliver results while maintaining focus on critical fiscal deadlines
  • Establish a courteous and professional demeanor as a representative of the Diocese and the Catholic Church
  • Unyielding integrity and confidentiality

Desired:

 Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Ability to work with both Mac and PC software
  • Ability to speak Spanish or other language 

Competencies and Personal Attributes

  • A person who understands and supportive of the mission of the Catholic Church and schools in the Diocese of Bridgeport.
  • Able to accept constructive feedback from multiple sources

How to Apply:

All Applicants are asked to electronically submit the following items to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address):

  1. Letter of interest describing why you are qualified for the position
  2. Salary requirements
  3. Resume




Tuition and Accounts Receivable Coordinator - Part Time Catholic Academy of Bridgeport

The Finance Department of the Elementary Schools of the Diocese of Bridgeport is being restructured in preparation for the coming academic year. Those with financial background may be interested in either the Academy Bookkeeper or Academy Tuition and AR Coordinator position for the Catholic Academy of Bridgeport, located in Bridgeport.  There will also be a school bookkeeper needed for each Catholic elementary school in Fairfield County with most positions being part time. There is a possibility of a bookkeeper working for more than one school to create a full time position. There are also openings for school business managers who will be part of the School Finance Office located in Bridgeport.

Overview:  The Tuition and Accounts Receivable Coordinator is responsible for the daily processing and posting of all tuition and application fee payments for the academy.

Reports To: Academy Principal(s) and Academy Finance Manager

Supervises: None

Classification:Non-Exempt

Principal Responsibilities:  The Tuition and Accounts Receivable Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to maintain accuracy of Accounts Receivables files and records and generate reports as necessary and required by Principal and/or School Finance Manager.

Main Responsibility

Financial Responsibilities

  • Daily processing and posting of all tuition and application fee payments.
  • Monitor and follow-up on past due accounts, including telephone calls, emails, and mailing of statements and notices regarding past due tuition policy.
  • Prepare credits and adjustments to monthly tuition payments.
  • Negotiate payment plan alternatives with delinquent families.
  • Follow up on NSF checks or ACH payments.
  • Assist with financial aid process by coordinating all applications and working with Principal to determine amount awarded. Notify families upon finalization.

Next Critical Responsibility

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Prepare annual updated Tuition Agreements (incorporating tuition rates and payment plan options) for returning and new families.
  • Process tuition contracts, which include opening the mail, organizing, checking mathematical accuracy, determining if complete and in accordance with tuition schedule (process starts in February and lasts through summer).
  • Send out reminder notices to families who elect to pay-in-full and via ACH.
  • Generate reports as necessary and required by Principal, Finance Manager, and/or Board of Directors.

Next Critical Responsibility

Communication Responsibilities

  • Answer calls or in-person visits from parents regarding tuition, application fees, etc.
  • Communicate with FACTS (tuition management system) for families electing to pay monthly. Assist families with tuition proration and refunds if leaving academy early or enrolling late.

Requirements

Knowledge and Skills

  • College Degree and/or three to five years equivalent experience in Accounts Receivable
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – highly collaborative and an effective team member
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communicative skills
  • Excellent computer skills.

Competencies and Personal Attributes

  • Detail oriented and precise
  • Deliver results while maintaining focus on critical deadlines
  • Able to perform in stressful situations
  • Unyielding integrity and confidentiality

Desired:

Competencies and Personal Attributes

  • Establish a courteous and professional demeanor as a representative of the Diocese and the Catholic Church
  • A person who understands and is supportive of the mission of the Catholic Church and schools in the Diocese of Bridgeport
  • Ability to speak Spanish or other language
  • Able to deliver and accept constructive feedback
  • Self-starter who is able to work with limited instruction and supervision

Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to work with Excel and Word
  • Expertise in FACTS Tuition Management System, FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment  System
  • Proficiency in QuickBooks
  • Able to efficiently process large amounts of information for future use

 

How to Apply:

All Applicants are asked to electronically submit the following items to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address):

  1. Letter of interest describing why you are qualified for the position
  2. Salary requirements
  3. Resume




School Business Manager

The Finance Department of the Elementary Schools of the Diocese of Bridgeport is being restructured in preparation for the coming academic year. Those with financial background may be interested in either the Academy Bookkeeper or Academy Tuition and AR Coordinator position for the Catholic Academy of Bridgeport, located in Bridgeport.  There will also be a school bookkeeper needed for each Catholic elementary school in Fairfield County with most positions being part time. There is a possibility of a bookkeeper working for more than one school to create a full time position. There are also openings for school business managers who will be part of the School Finance Office located in Bridgeport.

Overview:  The School Business Manager is an administrator in support of the Principal’s financial responsibilities to the school.  In addition, the business manager is a steward of the physical, financial and personnel resources of the school. 

Reports To: Director of School Finance

Supervises:Financial staff

Secretariat: Catholic Education and Faith Formation

Classification:Exempt

Principal Responsibilities:  The Schools Business Manager’s primary responsibility is to maintain accuracy of all financial files and records and to establish a responsible cash flow management system.  This manager must maintain effective communications between school community, various groups and outside authorities.  

Main Responsibility

Financial Responsibilities

  • Prepares, administers and reviews budget process in collaboration with principal and finance council subject to review and/or approval by Pastor and Budget Committee, as required.
  • Prepares monthly financial reports for the Principal and Advisory Board.
  • Acts as liaison between the school and the Central Diocesan administration in financial matters.
  • Maximize cash management resources.
  • Review the cash position with the principal on a monthly basis.
  • Supervise the preparation of all bookkeeping records for the school including tuition receivables, accounts payable and payroll.
  • Maintain sound banking relationships, including the reconciliation of all banking records.

Next Critical Responsibility

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Directs the management of the school office.
  • Oversees the management of the school financial records.
  • Coordinates school liability and property insurance, workers compensation and disability insurance with the appropriate Diocesan Office.
  • Maintains good working relationships between schools, finance and Superintendent offices
  • Attends all school staff meetings and other meetings, as necessary.
  • Attends all Diocesan meetings, as necessary.
  • Consults with and advises Principal and/or Pastor on business and administrative matters that affect the school. 

Next Critical Responsibility

Personnel Administrative

  • Administers salaries in consultation with the principal and coordinates administration of benefits programs with Office of Human Resources.
  • Maintain all necessary personnel records.
  • Participation in the hiring and termination policies of the school in collaboration with the Principal.

Next Critical Responsibility


Facilities Management Responsibilities

  • Supervises any major construction, improvement or repair in conjunction with the Diocesan Real Estate Office.

Requirements:.

Knowledge and Skills

  • College Degree and/or three to five years equivalent experience in the accounting field
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – highly collaborative and an effective team member
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communicative skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a car

Competencies and Personal Attributes

  • Detail oriented and precise
  • Deliver results while maintaining focus on critical deadlines
  • Able to perform in stressful situations
  • Unyielding integrity and confidentiality

Desired:

Competencies and Personal Attributes

  • Establish a courteous and professional demeanor as a representative of the Diocese and the Catholic Church
  • A person who understands and supportive of the mission of the Catholic Church and schools in the Diocese of Bridgeport
  • A disciple who loves Christ and desires to serve
  • Able to deliver and accept constructive feedback
  • Self-starter who is able to work with limited instruction and supervision 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Working knowledge of QuickBooks
  • Ability to work with both Mac and PC software
  • Able to efficiently process large amounts of information for future use

How to Apply:

All Applicants are asked to electronically submit the following items to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address):

  1. Letter of interest describing why you are qualified for the position
  2. Salary requirements
  3. Resume

 





School Bookkeeper

The Finance Department of the Elementary Schools of the Diocese of Bridgeport is being restructured in preparation for the coming academic year. Those with financial background may be interested in either the Academy Bookkeeper or Academy Tuition and AR Coordinator position for the Catholic Academy of Bridgeport, located in Bridgeport.  There will also be a school bookkeeper needed for each Catholic elementary school in Fairfield County with most positions being part time. There is a possibility of a bookkeeper working for more than one school to create a full time position. There are also openings for school business managers who will be part of the School Finance Office located in Bridgeport.

Overview:  The School Bookkeeper will provide daily fiscal and financial services to their assigned school(s)

 Reports To: School Business Manager and School Principal(s)

 Supervises:  None

 Classification: Non-Exempt

Principal Responsibilities: The Bookkeeper responsibilities are to establish and maintain an automated tuition collection system for the purpose of reporting the revenue status of the school; preparation of vendor payables and processing of payroll for the expenditures status of the school.

Main Responsibility

Financial Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain a tuition collection system using QuickBooks and the tuition management program to include billing families, recording payments and deposit preparation
  • Maintain tuition and fee schedules
  • Maintain tuition collection policies and procedures for each assigned school including all written and verbal correspondence
  • Responsible for deposit preparation for tuition revenue and additional monies due to the assigned school(s) (fundraising, trips, etc.).
  • Prepare bank deposits and transmit to the bank.
  • Records school receipts into QuickBooks.
  • Maintain approved vendor files; Prepare vendor checks including coding and payments of approved invoices using QuickBooks.
  • Prepare payroll checks on a biweekly basis using Paychex.
  • Remit payroll taxes and payroll related items (annuities) to the appropriate agencies in a timely manner to avoid financial penalties 

Next Critical Responsibility

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the registration process for new and existing students
  • Performs miscellaneous duties required by the Principal.

Next Critical Responsibility

Personnel Administrative

  • Assist with maintaining the personnel files for all employees including all the necessary documents for payroll purposes (W-4, I-9, Diocesan Lay Employee Forms, 403b, etc.).

Requirements:

Knowledge and Skills

  • High School diploma with demonstrated bookkeeping experience
  • Strong working knowledge of QuickBooks
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communicative skills
  • Computer proficient with working knowledge of various Microsoft Office programs 

Competencies and Personal Attributes

  • Detail oriented and precise.
  • Able to deliver results while maintaining focus on critical fiscal deadlines
  • Establish a courteous and professional demeanor as a representative of the Diocese and the Catholic Church
  • Unyielding integrity and confidentiality

Desired:

Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Ability to work with both Mac and PC software
  • Ability to speak Spanish or other language 

Competencies and Personal Attributes

  • A person who understands and is supportive of the mission of the Catholic Church and schools in the Diocese of Bridgeport.
  • Able to accept constructive feedback from multiple sources

How to Apply:

All Applicants are asked to electronically submit the following items to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address):

  1. Letter of interest describing why you are qualified for the position
  2. Salary requirements
  3. Resume
  4. Interest in FT or PT position
  5. Area(s) in Fairfield County where you would be willing to work




Assistant Teacher - St. Francis of Assisi Preschool - Weston, CT

St. Francis of Assisi Preschool is seeking an Assistant teacher the coming school year August 2015.  This position would be working to assist the Lead teacher along with becoming an age level team player.

 We are a child centered community who believes in hands on learning builds on each child's interests and individual abilities.  We incorporate the Project approach and promote curiosity , discovery and growth all through play!

 Our Assistant  teachers are responsible for :

  • Assisting the Lead teacher in daily routine and preparations of the day
  • Assisting the lead in record keeping and daily assessment procedures
  • Works closely with the Lead teacher in supervision, engagement and assessing children

The ideal candidate would have:

  • Background or experience  as an assistant teacher
  • Experience in an early childhood environment
  • Organized, patient , self starter and a good sense of humor

We are a small school who is moving forward with our program that is current, passionate and excited about our offerings.  We believe in building a supportive environment for teacher, parent and most especially child.  Our program is build on a warm, secure and inviting "step out of the home" approach. 

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Lead Teacher - St. Francis of Assisi Preschool - Weston, CT

St. Francis of Assisi Preschool is seeking a CDA  Certified early childhood teacher for a position opening for August 2015.   We are a child centered community who believes in hands on learning builds on each child's interests and individual abilities.  We incorporate the Project approach and promote curiosity , discovery and growth all through play!

 

Our teachers are responsible for :

  • creating and designing a curriculum around the classrooms interest
  • Teachers are responsible for keeping portfolios on each child .  These portfolios are used to assess growth, areas of interest, planning.  These are shared with the parents at conference times.
  • Teachers are encouraged to grow in their field and are welcomed to share in their growth and knowledge with their peers.
  • Teachers participate in age level meetings to collaborate and plan
  • Teachers are encouraged to support parents as we are a program who believes in embracing the whole family in their discovery of the early years of development and learning

The ideal candidate would have:

  • An associate or Bachelor degree in early childhood education
  • or a Bachelor degree in a related field and a CDA
  • Experience working with pre-k / preschool children
  • a team / collaborative mentality
  • strong written and verbal English skill
  • a flexible and open manner
  • an eagerness to learn and grow in the early childhood field
  • Proficient in Micro soft  Word

 

We are a small school who is moving forward with our program that is current, passionate and excited about our offerings.  We believe in building a supportive environment for teacher, parent and most especially child.  Our program is build on a warm, secure and inviting "step out of the home" approach. 

Please submit your resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)





Coordinator of Services - St. Catherine Center for Special Needs

Job Description

The position of Coordinator of Service for Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs is appointed by the Board of Directors based on the recommendation of the Executive Director of the Center.  The Coordinator of Services works with the Executive Director to ensure the effective administration of Adult Services program. This position will interface with the Department of Developmental Services in matters related to procedures mandated by the department and the Director of Education at Saint Catherine Academy to maximize the coordination of the two programs.  The position reports to the Executive Director and is based at Saint Catherine Center in Fairfield.

Essential Functions

  • Directs, coordinates, manages, and evaluates all Service Providers associated with the Adult Services program.
  • Determines the program’s daily schedule
  • Assigns consumers to specific staff caseloads
  • Participates as a member of the Planning and Support Team and develops Individual Plans (IPs) on an annual basis
  • Ensures delivery of all supports and activities as defined by the client’s IP
  • Assists the Executive Director in the development and implementation of the program
  • Ensures that all staff is properly trained and has access to all relevant information for each consumer in the caseload including the clients’ IP goals and objectives
  • Participates in staff meetings as appropriate to ensure that all supports and activities detailed in the client’s IP are being delivered
  • Provides direct service to consumers as needed including assistance with personal care
  • Completes reports as required by Center policy
  • Implement policies and procedures associated with the Center’s Adult Service program. Oversees staff adherence to Center policies and procedures
  • Coordinates with the Coordinator of Health Services to meet the health needs of each consumer
  • Provides transportation using Center vehicles as needed
  • Coordinates the maintenance of attendance records and behavior logs for all consumers
  • Coordinates all annual mandatory training requirements for Adult Services staff
  • Assists the Executive Director in budget development and works with Center support staff to manage revenue and expenses associated with the Adult Services program
  • Collaborates with the Director of Education in common areas to maximize efficiencies in scheduling, staffing and space utilization
  • Uses volunteers to enhance program offerings

Qualifications

Professional Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services or related field (preferred)
  • Significant experience working with people with developmental disabilities
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Current CT Driver’s license
  • Certified in First Aid (or completed in first 6 months of employment)
  • Strong organizational skills 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and list of references and an application http://www.bridgeportdiocese.com/files/thebridge/HR__Employment_Application.pdf  to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs is an equal opportunity employer.





Service Provider - St. Catherine Center for Special Needs

Job Description

The position of Service Provider of Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs is appointed by the Board of Directors based on the recommendation of the Executive Director of the Center.  A Service Provider is responsible for the implementation of the Individual Plans in his/her caseload for adults enrolled in the Adult Services program. The position reports to the Coordinator of Adult Services program and is based at Saint Catherine Center in Fairfield.

Essential Functions

  • Model appropriate behavior for the individuals in his/her caseload
  • Provide individual or group assistance to individuals under the direction of the Coordinator of Services
  • Assist the Planning and Support Team (PST) in the development of Individual Plans (IPs) for each consumer in his/her caseload and work with Coordinator of Services in the implementation of the IPs
  • Provide review and reinforcement in all skill areas including activities of daily living and vocational skills
  • Accompany and supervise consumers at activities including physical activities, art, swimming, music and in the community.
  • Provide supervision and instruction for consumers participating in job site experiences.
  • Assist with toileting and personal care as needed.
  • Assist with supervision of times such as lunch, free time, etc. as assigned by the Coordinator of Services.
  • Drive the Center vehicle to activities
  • Drive the Center vehicle to pick up and drop off consumers as needed
  • Complete reports as required specific to behavior changes and plans, health concerns, abuse and neglect concerns, and as determined by the Planning and Support Team (PST)
  • Implement the procedures associated with the management of consumers’ personal finances
  • Maintain attendance records for caseload; maintain daily behavior log for caseload
  • Participate in annual staff training and remain current on any changes in policies and procedures throughout the year

 

Qualifications

Professional Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services or related field preferred
  • Experience working with people with disabilities
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Current CT Driver’s license
  • Certified in First Aid (or complete in first 6 months of employment)

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and list of references and an application http://www.bridgeportdiocese.com/files/thebridge/HR__Employment_Application.pdf  to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs is an equal opportunity employer.





DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT -CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY

The mission of Catholic Charities is to put our faith into action by providing food, housing, mental health, adoption, immigration and family support services to the needy and vulnerable of all faiths in Fairfield County. For more information, please visit http://www.ccfairfield.ogr<http://www.ccfairfield.org

Revenues:  Non-Profit -- $10- $13 Million

POSITION:

Reporting to the President of CCFC, the Development Director will spearhead development efforts which amplify and promote the diverse and expansive scope of Catholic Charities’ Programs.   A new position in the organization, the Director will have the opportunity to address the initiatives needed to support the fund raising goals and efforts of the CCFC President, the CCFC Board of Directors, and several Program Advisory Boards. This includes the creation and implementation of successful marketing programs and management of grant initiatives. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Developing and executing Catholic Charities’ short and long term measurable fundraising goals;
  • Securing financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations by implementing communication/marketing strategies and plans for outreach to donors and the community;
  • Executing a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors and maintaining ongoing relationships with same;
  • Serving as an ambassador for Catholic Charities, and participating in local and regional events – managing special events as necessary;
  • Proposing and ultimately implementing both Planned Giving programs and a CCFC Foundation.

 

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA (required), MA (a plus)
  • 3-5 years of significant and diversified fundraising experience in development
  • Demonstrated success and as proven track record of personally cultivating relationships and closing gifts
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work collaboratively with various Program Staff, Board Members, and the Diocesan Development Operation
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication, managerial and organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of fundraising software/database and familiarity with social media applications.

 

Qualified applicants submit resume and cover letter:  Catholic Charities of Fairfield County, Inc.

Attention:  Al Barber, President.  238 Jewett Avenue, Bridgeport, CT  06606 - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)





St. Joseph High School - School Bus Driver

St Joseph High School has the following position open for employment:

Morning School Bus Driver

Must have a Valid CDL operator’s license with public passenger endorsement to drive a 14-passenger bus. We are also interested in applicants who would be available per diem. You would be required to complete VIRTUS training through the Diocese of Bridgeport.

Please submit electronically your interest in the position ASAP, to Joseph Dzurenda, Director of Facilities, via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).






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