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
(203) 374-2524 Fax
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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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Teaching Assistant / Classroom Aide - St. Catherine Academy for Special Needs

OVERVIEW:

The Teaching Assistant/Classroom Aide provides instructional support or other direct services to students under the supervision and direction of the classroom teacher.

The position is a 10 month full time position. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience in a school setting working with students with disabilities.

 

REPORTS TO: Director of Education, Saint Catherine Academy

OBJETIVE: Under the direction of the classroom teacher, the Teaching Assistant improves student success by providing support of achievement of individual goals and objectives.

CLASSIFICATION: Non Exempt

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Model appropriate behavior for the students in the classroom and the community

• Provide individual or group assistance to students under the direction of the special education teacher.

• May serve as a substitute teacher when the classroom teacher is absent under the direction of the education director. Follow the daily plans provided by the classroom teacher during her absence.

• Be informed regarding the Individual Education Plans of the students in the classroom.

• Be knowledgeable of instructional content and methods used by the classroom teacher in the classroom.

• Provide assistance with classroom activities as assigned by the classroom teacher.

• Provide review and reinforcement in all subject areas including activities of daily living and vocational skills.

• Accompany and supervise students at special activities including PE, art, swimming, and music.

• Provide supervision and instruction for students participating in job site experiences.

• Assist with toileting and personal care as needed.

• Assist with supervision of times such as lunch, recess, etc. as assigned by the director of education (principal) or classroom teacher.

 

Saint Catherine Academy, a private, state-approved special education school of the Diocese of Bridgeport is seeking candidates for a potential full time position (32.5 hours a week) for the

school year 2015-16. This position is paired with a special education teacher in the classroom with students with developmental disabilities. Candidates should have demonstrated interest in working with this population of students.

Please submit a letter of interest, resume and Application for Employment to Brian Farrell, Director of Education, Saint Catherine Academy, 760 Tahmore Drive, Fairfield, CT 06825 or by e-mail at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The Diocese of Bridgeport is an Equal Opportunity Employer 





School Social Worker - St. Catherine Center for Special Needs

OVERVIEW:

The School Social Worker provides related services to students attending Saint Catherine Academy, in accordance with their individual goals and objectives. School-based related services are offered to increase the benefit a student receives from educational program and are integrated with all aspects of the student's program., These services may include crisis intervention; clinical consultation; individual, group, family counseling and family education In the areas of interpersonal skill development, self-esteem building, problem solving and behavioral control. The School Social Worker provides a clear link to the home and community.

The School Social Worker position is a part time position and will be based at St. Catherine Center for Special Needs in Fairfield. The ideal candidate combines the knowledge and experience in school settings and related agencies as well as experience working with individuals with disabilities.

REPORTS TO: Director of Education, Saint Catherine Academy

OBJECTIVE: In collaboration with school staff, the School Social Worker improves student success by providing strategic services that identify and address the social-emotional-environmental issues that interfere with the educational process.

CLASSIFICATION:  Exempt: 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Collaborates with Academy staff to implement strategies to promote student learning

• Collaborates with families to promote student success by encouraging parent/guardian participation

• Provides individual and group counseling to students and their families

• Develop and implement workshops on identified issues related to child development, stress reduction, discipline and safety, and teacher/parent/student communication for staff, students and/or parents

• Participate as a member of school based teams to develop strategies for promoting students’ academic success.

• Collaborates with teaching staff in offering social skills curriculum

• Provides crisis intervention services

• Maintains required clinical records

• Collaborates with the intake team to assess appropriateness of placement of referred students

• Completes functional behavior assessments on students as needed

• Serves as liaison with community agencies and assists in fostering communication between the Academy, parents/guardians, and community agencies

• Locates and mobilizes community resources to support the educational program.

• Assists parents/guardians in making application for appropriate entitlement and benefit programs  

• Attends meetings and professional development activities as required

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

• Practicing Roman Catholic in good standing.

• MSW required, plus eligibility for CT 071 Social Worker

• LCSW preferred.

• Experience working in a school setting with individuals with learning differences, special education, developmental disabilities is preferred.

• Ability to collaborate with a variety of constituents including Center staff, LEAs, the Office of Superintendent parents/guardians and agencies.

• Demonstrated excellence in communication, managerial and organizational skills.

• Demonstrated ability to work independently, set goals and analyze data.

• Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

          An understanding of national trends and standards related to disabilities 

• Experience working with outside agencies who work with people with disabilities

• Excellent presentation and group facilitation skills

• An understanding of the mission of Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs     

             pLEASE To apply, please submit your resume to Brian Farrell, Saint Catherine Academy, 760 Tahmore Drive, Fairfield, CT 06825 or by e-mail at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 The Diocese of Bridgeport is an Equal Opportunity Employer





Youth Minister - St. Jude Parish, Monroe, CT

Overview:  Ensure planning and coordination for comprehensive Junior (Grades 6-8) and Senior (Grades 9 – 12) Youth Group programs.  Work closely with young people in the parish to help them develop a closer personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Reports To: Pastor of St. Jude Parish

Collaborates with:  Parish Clergy & Office Personnel

     Director of Religious Education

 Classification:        Part-time Non-Exempt (15-20 hours/week) or full time Non-Exempt (35-40 hours/week), includes work responsibilities on the weekends

 

Principal Responsibilities:

Implementation

Coordinate with Pastor activities that will develop spiritual growth in its members and the parish community. Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  1. The Youth Ministry Program runs 12 months a year.
  2. Weekly meetings with Senior and Junior Youth Groups.
  3. Active participation and incorporation of Emmaus into the Senior Youth Group.
  4. Coordinate liturgical participation of the Youth Ministry at the 5:30 PM Saturday Mass (i.e. music, readers, ushers, servers, Eucharistic ministers).
  5. Maintain collaboration with the parish faith formation program.
  6. Draw from past experience, personal knowledge, and available parish resources to assure a proper balance between catechesis, prayer and worship, social issues, service and the local community environment
  7. Constructively present material and work with youth in an engaging way that is relevant, attractive, appropriate, and relatable to their lives
  8. Continually focus on growth for the Youth Ministry program, seeking connections with youth currently involved in the parish, as well as those not yet involved in parish life

Coordinate Youth Event Logistics

Partner with the Pastor to assure all logistical plans are in place leading up to and during any scheduled events. Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  1. Lead selected committees to connect the youth to the parish at large, the Diocese of Bridgeport events and the local community engagements whenever possible.  Involve parish youth with various service projects
  2. Maintain a calendar of scheduled and potential involvement for the youth
  3. Plan, manage and organize group activities and social events within the parish
  4. Organize monthly Youth Groups participation in programs / events such as Emmaus, Convivio, Fan the Fire, Steubenville East Conference in addition to service projects (i.e. catechesis, VBS, parish festival). 

Communications

Keep clear communications open between Pastor, Parents and Activity Leaders

  1. Maintain communication with parents and parishioners through use of e-mail, phone calls, mailings, the bulletin, the parish website and social media sites.
  2. Consult and coordinate with the Diocesan Coordinator for Youth Ministry.

Financial

  1. Maintain financial records and stay within established financial budgets for all events, under the direction and supervision of the Business Manager.
  2. Organize fundraisers for the Youth Ministry. 

Requirements:

Knowledge and Skills

  • Related education and parish experience in youth ministry.  Some college level study in Theology/Religion preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communicative skills – demonstrated ability to interact with members of clergy and select leaders of the parish / community / diocese.
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and precise. Demonstrated experience in management with planning and organizational skills for coordinating group activities
  • Leadership skills in group dynamics, interpersonal relationships, conflict management, and team dynamics
  • Firm understanding and experience to implement and maintain electronic social media.
  • Excellent computer skills. 

 

Attitude and Personal Attributes

  • Active, practicing Catholic.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to Church teaching and doctrine.  Passionate about the faith, mature, responsible, charismatic and creative
  • Self-starter who is able to work with limited instruction and supervision.
  • Sense of urgency and completion of tasks within prescribed deadlines
  • Establish a courteous and professional environment when representing the Parish of St. Jude, its clergy, staff and the Catholic Church
  • Unyielding integrity and confidentiality, especially with parish information
  • Handles stressful situations appropriately

Please submit your resumes to Donna Bria, Business and Property Manager at Saint Jude Parish, 707 Monroe, CT 06468.  Tel. 203 261 6404; email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)Deadline: August 5, 2015

The Diocese of Bridgeport is an Equal Opportunity Employer





Benefits and Payroll Administrator - Office of the Superintendent - Catholic Center

Overview:  The Diocese of Bridgeport is currently seeking a Benefits and Payroll Administrator to join our team. The candidate will be responsible for the administration of employee benefits and oversee payroll in our Catholic schools.  This individual will serve as the centralized point of contact for all benefits inquiries and serve as a resource for payroll processing pertaining to the schools within the Diocese of Bridgeport and for supporting the Assistant Superintendent of Academic and H.R. Services within the Office of the Superintendent. 

Reports To:  BriAna Pechin - Assistant Superintendent of Academic and H.R. Services 

Classification:  Full-time, Non-exempt

Principal Responsibilities:

The Benefits and Payroll Administrator is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the group benefit programs and for administration of payroll in our Catholic schools, including:

Benefits

  • Manage the evaluation, planning, design, implementation and administration of the schools’benefits programs including health & welfare and retirement programs
  • Maintain benefit vendor carrier connections (e.g. Aetna, Guardian, Mutual of America, etc.)
  • Act as primary contact for vendors as well as School employees in relation to benefits (including COBRA, FMLA, Workers Compensation, etc.)
  • Handles benefit inquiries and complaints to ensure quick, equitable, courteous resolution
  • Conduct benefits orientation (on-site/off-site) as needed
  • Process benefits enrollments and terminations and relevant administration
  • Develop and implement related policies and procedures
  • Function as HIPAA Representative and ensure compliance with regulatory and legislative bodies, including but not limited to COBRA and the Department of Labor
  • Interface with senior management, legal counsel, actuaries, benefit consultants and vendors in the assessment of program effectiveness
  • Create and manage the benefits communication process, including but not limited to announcements, meetings, open-enrollment, etc. for employees
  • Handle relevant benefits and compensation reporting and liaise with HR as required
  • Act as a resource for employee questions and first point of contact for all benefits-related questions within the Office of the Superintendent
  • Supervises maintenance of human resource records and employee files
  • Supervises maintenance of enrollment, application and claims records for all benefits plans

Payroll:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with bookkeepers at the school level to help them process payroll in a timely and accurate way
  • Oversight of bi-weekly payroll processed at the individual schools
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal wage and hour laws
  • Maintain current knowledge of applicable state and federal wage and hour laws
  • Stay current on payroll systems to achieve alignment with HR benefits and to ensure effective accounting support
  • Collaborate with the School Finance Department as needed
  • Handle payroll administration, tax and audits
  • Process new hires, terminations, intercompany transfers, rehires and status changes
  • Resolve payroll issues for employees if issues cannot be resolved at the school level
  • Process wage garnishments and withholding orders
  • Develop and implement related policies and procedures as needed
  • Interpret complex payroll and tax guidelines
  • Handle reconciliation among various reports/statements
  • Handle relevant payroll reporting - weekly, monthly, quarterly and year-end reports (gross payroll, hours worked, vacation, sick and personal days accrual, tax deductions, benefits deductions, etc.)
  • Manage payroll system and handle relevant file uploads for various benefits and payments
  • Administer funding for 401(a) plan and other relevant program/plan
  • Deferred Compensation Taxation 403(b)
  • Point of contact for receiving and accurately completing personnel change documentation (PAC forms) in a timely manner
  • Special projects including but not limited to policies implementation, preparation of contracts and salary agreements, report filings, budget management, event planning and audits, etc. 

Requirements:

  • 3-5 years related experience in payroll and employee benefit administration
  • Comprehensive knowledge of all health and welfare benefits
  • Working knowledge of payroll systems; Experience with Paychex a plus
  • Strong computer skills - Excel Formulas
  • High degree of professionalism
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Maintain employee confidence and protect operations by keeping information confidential
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive data
  • Enthusiastic, proactive attitude; must be collaborative and a positive team player
  • Proven problem solving experience
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, establish priorities and organize efficiently
  • Ability to communicate with the payroll company for support with the payroll and HR system
  • Degree qualified , ideally finance related (BS/BA in Accounting, Business or related field)
  • CEBS or CBP preferred
  • Advanced computer skills – Excel Pivot Tables /Charts/Vlookup desired

Attitude & Personal Attributes:

  • Independent and able to work well under pressure
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask, completing numerous tasks for different stakeholders simultaneously
  • Team player; ability to collaborate
  • Self-starter who is able to work with limited instruction and supervision
  • Able to meet deadlines
  • Basic understanding of the Catholic mission and willingness to work in a faith-based environment desired.

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The Diocese of Bridgeport is an Equal Opportunity Employer





Director of Parish and Community Outreach Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs

OVERVIEW: The Director of Pastoral Care and Outreach provides leadership in the faith formation and ongoing spiritual needs of individuals with disabilities in the Diocese of Bridgeport and is the bridge between these individuals, their families and the greater Diocesan community. The Director of Pastoral Care and Outreach is a full time position and will be based at St. Catherine Center for Special Needs in Fairfield. The ideal candidate combines the knowledge and experience in parish settings as well as experience working with individuals with disabilities.

REPORTS TO: Executive Director, Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs

OBJECTIVE: In collaboration with parish leadership, the Director of Pastoral Care and Outreach seeks to enable those with disabilities and their families to meaningfully participate in all aspects of the Church The Director shall act as a resource to individuals, families and parishes by providing training, strategies and tools, curriculum, professional materials and strategic vision to consciously and intentionally include people with disabilities in their parish community.

CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

RESPONSIBILITIES:

•    Develop and implement a plan for the Diocese to establish a baseline of inclusion of people with disabilities in parish life
•    Assess resource needs throughout the Diocese and identify and/or develop accordingly those materials, training programs, and events defined through the assessment process.
•    Collaborate with Directors of Religious Education to facilitate the participation of children with disabilities in parish based catechetical programs.
•    Serve as the Center liaison to Diocesan groups that serve people with disabilities, including but not limited to the Faith clubs.
•    Serve as the Center liaison to Diocesan groups that have volunteers who serve people with disabilities.
•    Develop relationships with outside organizations that serve people with disabilities, including but limited to group homes, adult service programs, and advocacy organizations.
•    Develop material for the Center website.
•    Maintain social media sites with current and appropriate material.
•    Represent the Center at Diocesan meetings or events as appropriate.
•    Participate as a member of the Center leadership team in staff meetings, events, and all other activities as appropriate.
•    Attend meetings of the Board of Directors and present updates as requested.
•    Develop and execute, in collaboration with the Executive Director, short and long term measurable goals.
•    Identify and assist in the preparation of grant proposals.
•    Perform other strategic duties as agreed upon by the Executive Director or the Secretary for Catholic Education and Faith Formation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

•    Practicing Roman Catholic in good standing.
•    Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution, Master’s Degree preferred.
•    Experience working with individuals with learning differences, special education, developmental disabilities or therapeutic support.
•    Understanding of parish ministry.
•    Ability to collaborate with a variety of constituents including pastors, directors of religious education, the Office of Superintendent and Center staff.
•    Demonstrated excellence in communication, managerial and organizational skills.
•    Demonstrated ability to work independently, set goals and analyze data.
•    Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

•    An understanding of national trends and standards related to disabilities
•    Experience working with outside agencies who work with people with disabilities
•    Excellent presentation and group facilitation skills
•    An understanding of the mission of Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs


Please direct any inquiry to:    

Helen Burland
Executive Director
Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs
760 Tahmore Drive
Fairfield, CT  06825
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Director of the Diaconate

Overview: The Diaconate Office of the Diocese of Bridgeport has a four-fold mission:

  1. To promote, recruit and welcome inquirers who are discerning a call to the Diaconate through fellowship, reflection and prayer.
  2. To administer the established formation program for men who are called to serve as ordained deacons in the Church. This includes the need to maintain the academic accreditation of the formation program through local Universities or Colleges.
  3. To continue to support the ordained, overseeing their ongoing formational and ministerial formation.
  4. To provide support to the deacons, their wives and the widows of deceased deacons by offering opportunities for social gatherings, prayer and fraternity. The office also served as a resource to deacons facing any type of personal or ministerial difficulties


Reports To: Dual Report to the Vicar General and the Vicar for Clergy

Supervises: Dean of Formation Program (Proposed)

Collaborates with:
Chancellor
Director of Vocations
Director of Catholic Leadership Institute

Oversees:
Admissions Committee
Evaluations Committee
Mentor Couples Coordinator
Program Spiritual Director

Principal Responsibilities:
The primary responsibilities of the Director of the Diaconate are:
(1) to oversee the inquiry and aspirancy programs of the Diaconate, (2) to supervise a comprehensive program of holistic formation that includes the human, theological, spiritual and pastoral ministry development for those preparing for ordination and (3) to administer and lead a post-ordination program where deacons and their wives are encouraged to continue to grow intellectually, spiritually, in human formation and pastoral formation.

Critical Responsibilities:

1. The Director is charged with the following responsibilities with regard to the promoting and recruitment of the Diaconate program:

  • a. Develop and lead a robust vocation program that actively promotes the Permanent Diaconate.
  • b. Collaborate with the Pastors and Vocation Director to advertise the process of discernment, inquiry and application throughout the Diocese to include guest speakers, workshops and family events where a broad cross-section of men and their families can be made more aware of the expectations of responding to their call to the Diaconate.
  • c. Enhance the evaluation process of applicants into the Diaconate assessing academic, spiritual and psychological levels and needs in preparation for a period of inquiry followed by aspirancy formation

2. The Director is responsible for leading the aspirants and their families through the established formation program which include:

  • a. Assessing an academic plan for each man entering formation based on his level of education along and a cognitive assessment of his abilities.
  • b. Create individual plans of study based on ability and need
  • c. When needed, coordinate with local Universities an opportunity for an appropriate college degree to allow entrance into the formation program of the Diaconate. Assess the need for self-study, self-paced programs, either online or in class to complete the required academic programs.
  • d. Maintain a collaborate relationship with Saint Joseph’s Seminary that will be sponsoring a majority of the academic courses in the formation program. Must be available for 20-25% travel.
  • e. Coordinate and mentor ongoing studies on structured Diaconate weekends, identify qualified faculty and maintain the non-university based study program focusing on more general studies, spiritual enrichment and building of a fraternity among the men in formation and their wives. Maintain a presence with the men in formation throughout the weekend.
  • f. Allow for more practical human and pastoral formation by creating Parish or Diocesan Internships, focusing on ministries of charity whenever possible
  • g. Conduct annual evaluations in the areas of academic, spiritual, pastoral and human development (and oversee the work of the evaluation committee that will coordinate the evaluations of pastors, faculty, and field supervisors)
  • h. Programs would be initiated annually allowing for variation in the overall formation program dependent on the aspirant’s needs.

3. The Director is responsible for guiding and monitoring the ongoing formation of Deacons after their ordination.

  • a. Assist the Bishop and the Assignment Board in the proper placement of the newly ordained Deacons
  • b. Ensure the ongoing growth and abilities as they function as Deacons for the parishes to which they are assigned as well as for broader Diocesan programs
  • c. Coordinate and monitor ongoing formation through self-paced continuing education course offered by the Leadership Institute. Liaise with the Center for Ignatian Spirituality to provide further formation opportunities. Assure that all newly ordained deacons meet the formation requirements associated with the first three years after ordination.
  • d. Create and administer an evaluation process for all deacons in coordination with their assigned parish leaders and the Vicar for Clergy on an annual basis. This evaluation should include an assessment of ongoing education, homiletic skill, ministerial effectiveness and general life experience.
  • e. Coordinate the administration of a Deacons’ Wives programs to promote spiritual growth and direct events focused on prayer life and support of the Diaconate.
  • f. Create a mentoring program for newly ordained deacons to allow for the greatest opportunities for acceptance into their new roles in their assigned parishes. Allow for the nurturing of strong relationships between deacons and priests.
  • g. Respond to questions, problems, and concerns from Deacons as needed

Other Responsibilities:

    • Formulate and maintain financial budgets for the Diaconate Office
    • Follow Diocesan protocol regarding records retention of Clergy files
    • Manage and oversee major diaconate events
    • Participate in global Diaconate Director forums e.g. National Assembly of Diaconate Directors (NADD)


Personal Requirements:

Knowledge and Skills  

    • Ordained member of the Roman Catholic Clergy – minimum 5 years
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Strong knowledge of the Catholic Church and its doctrines
    • Experience with budgeting, financial management and reporting
    • Exceptional active listening skills and communication skills.
    • Strong public speaking/presentation skills

Attitude and Personal Attributes

   • A devout follower of Christ
    • 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
    • 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

    • Advanced studies in Theology
    • Experienced with managing change
    • Excellent management skills and experience (planning, strategy and tactics, schedules and budgets).

Attitude and Personal Attributes

    • Able to be flexible and adapt in a changing environment.

 

Cover letter and resume should be sent to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)





Director of Youth Ministries (Grades 9 through 12), St. Francis Assisi, Weston, CT

Background:

St. Francis is a parish made up of approximately 730 families that draws its members from an active, culturally sophisticated, and community-minded small town. 

Youth Ministries Needs at St Francis

  • A person willing to work closely with young people and help lead them to closer personal relationship to Jesus Christ.
  • Connect the Youth to the Parish at large
  • Connect Youth with the local community 

Qualifications:

  • A charismatic personality and a strong witness of our Catholic Faith. 
  • The ideal candidate will be passionate about their faith, a self-starter, mature, responsible and creative. 
  • Candidates should possess excellent leadership, organizational and communication skills, particularly with social media. 

Job Details:

  • Part time position (8-12 hours per week) reporting to the Pastor
  • Includes working Sunday afternoon/evenings
  • Schedule follows the school calendar
  • Plan and lead activities that develop spiritual growth in members
  • Plan and lead the weekly Youth Group meetings or activities
  • Plan and lead social events and service projects 
  • Oversee and recruit support Adult Core Team
  • Attends monthly staff meetings
  • Seeks opportunities to connect teens to the parish community
  • Is a part of the annual carnival team
  • Coordination of youth volunteers and responsible for the Youth Group Booths (Dunk Tank, face painting, etc.)

 

To apply send resumes to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  





St. Joseph High School - College and School Counselor

St. Joseph High School is seeking a dynamic, certified College and School Counselor to enhance our students' educaional experience beginning in the 2015-2016 school year.

If you wish to pursue this full-time opportunity please submit a letter of interest, your resume, a copy of your transcripts and three letters of reference to Ken Mayo, Principal, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by May 20, 2015.





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)





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.





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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