Diocese of Bridgeport Benefit Related inquiries call Center

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Martha Vassar
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Diocese of Bridgeport
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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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Part- Time Director of Religious Education - Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish - Danbury

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Danbury, Connecticut is seeking to interview candidates for the position of Director of Religious Education.  The Director of Religious Education (DRE) will be accountable to the Pastor and hall be responsible for the faith formation for children in grades Kindergarten - 8th grade, including sacramental preparation to be carried out according to the catechetical norms of the Diocese of Bridgeport.

Religious Education Programing

The DRE is responsible for the organization and implementation of an appropriate curriculum. Therefore, the DRE will:

  • create and maintain a curriculum calendar that ensures that catechists teach basic Catholic Doctrine;
  •  provide family-centered catechetical opportunities with parent meeting and whole family events (i.e. Advent Celebration);
  • provide parishioners and families with seasonal materials for personal prayer and spiritual enrichment.

Catechist Formation

The supervision of the volunteer catechists shall be the responsibility of the DRE.  Therefore, the DRE will:

  • recruit catechists from within the parish according to Diocesan policies;
  • provide orientation and training sessions of new catechists;
  • actively encourage catechist certification;
  • provide ongoing evaluation of catechist performance, through classroom visitation, and verbal/written affirmation and/or suggestions;
  • recommend and provide appropriate resources to catechists to complement weekly & liturgical lessons.

Sacramental Formation

The DRE shall follow the guidelines and regulations of the Diocese regarding the reception of the Sacraments. The DRE will:

  • develop and implement Sacrament Preparation Programs for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation;
  • coordinate and/or lead retreat experiences for Confirmation candidates and first communicants;
  • implement the of Rite of Christian Initiation process for children and families in need;
  • collaborate with Pastor and Music Minister regarding sacramental celebrations

Administration and Communication

While the DRE is accountable to the Pastor, there is a necessity for working and communicating with other parish staff, groups and individuals. The DRE will:

  • supervise, on site, all programs and/or activities;
  • attend and participate as an active and engaging member of the parish pastoral team meetings and Diocesan meetings;
  • prepare the yearly parish education calendar in conjunction with the master parish calendar;
  • maintain accurate records and files, including attendance, sacramental records, fees and their collection;
  • create and maintain religious education budget;
  • send frequent emails to families providing them with information about the church activities/ministries as well as RE updates;
  • maintain and update the RE web page

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates wishing to apply for this position should have the following qualifications:

  •  Practicing and active Catholic in good standing;
  • A thorough knowledge of the Roman Catholic Church and its teachings, and respect for the Catholic vision on important social, moral, and ethical issues
  • BA in Theology/Religious Education or a related theological field;
  • 1 to 3 years of experience working as a DRE or in parish ministry;
  • Proficiency in computer programs (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc), understanding of social media and ParishSoft is a plus.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish is preferred.

Education: Undergraduate Degree

Experience:  1-3 years DRE of similar ministry experience

Category:  Religious Education

About the Employer:

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish is a Roman Catholic Community vibrant in history and community, open to sharing God's love.

Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letters and resume to Fr. Peter Towsley, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by May 2016.

The Diocese of Bridgeport is an Equal Opportunity Employer





Diocesan Chief Human Resources Officer

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport is seeking to fill a new Diocesan Leadership Role of Chief Human Resources Officer. This position will report directly to the Diocesan Bishop and be a part of the overall diocesan leadership team with a focus on collaborative leadership in an evolving ministry-driven environment.

Candidates need to have broad and deep experience across the entire human resources landscape from strategic planning to benefits administration to compliance mandates applicable to the Church and her employee population. The ideal candidate will have had experience in the not-for-profit and specifically in the religious (preferably Catholic) environment with the ability to be both hands-on in the execution of assignments and a leader focused on team development, budgeting, long-term strategic planning, benefits compliance and administration issues. As a member of the Diocesan leadership team the candidate will be expected to work collaboratively and effectively with the Chief Financial Officer, Vicar General, Superintendent Schools and of course, the Diocesan Bishop and all of his various leaders, advisers and related entities.

It is expected that the successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 – 10 years of Human Resources leadership experience with at least a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or a related field and preference will be given to candidates with Master’s Degrees or higher, including but not limited to J.D.’s and/or M.B.A.’s with relevant professional experience and an aptitude for learning and communication in highly sensitive environment that is moving and changing.

Candidates should expect the need for potential evening and weekend work, as well as, a need for travel around the Diocese in service to the local leadership needs for human resources expertise and support.

Candidates should submit resumes with cover letter, references and salary requirements to the Diocese of Bridgeport, CHRO Search Committee by electronic submission to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by no later than 5 pm on February 15, 2016.

The Diocese of Bridgeport is an Equal Opportunity Employer





Part-Time Facilities Manager - Sacred Heart - Danbury

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Danbury, CT is seeking to interview candidates for the position of Facilities Manager.

Experience:  2- 5 years

Education:  High School

Catergory:  Maintenance/Trades

This person will be responsible for overseeing all facility and preventative maintenance repair of church, parish hall, rectory, school and parish owned rental property systems including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, painting, as well as overseeing custodial operations and grounds maintenance.  Knowledge of materials, equipment and methods used in the correct and safe maintenance, repair and operation of commercial buildings are required.

The ability to itemize requirements for construction projects or mechanical repairs is an important skill.  Experience with the Health Department and OSHA requirements in helpful. Buildings are maintained according to Diocesan standards and scheduled maintenance logs are kept.  The candidate must be flexible, able to prioritize tasks/goals and work independently.  Good interpersonal skills are essential for interfacing with contractors, visitors, staff and parishioners.  Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

The successful candidate will be a practicing Catholic who supports the teachings of the Catholic Church and embodies our Parish mission and culture through behavior and daily interactions.

Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Fr. Peter Towsley, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by April 30th, 2016.

The Diocese of Bridgeport is an Equal Opportunity Employer





Part Time Administrative Assistant - Sacred Heart Parish - Danbury

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Danbury, Connecticut is seeking to interview candidates for the position of Administrative Assistant.

The Administrative Assistant will serve as the primary point of contact for staff members and parishioners on all matters pertaining to the parish and its pastor. Exceptional interpersonal skills, together with the ability to interact effectively with a wide range of constituents. It is essential that this person be able to convey a positive, welcoming attitude, and a "user-friendly" experience for parishioners, callers, and visitors.

The Administrative Assistant will handle a wide range of often complex and highly confidential administrative and executive support-related tasks, which require great attention to detail, and will support the office in executing day-to-day responsibilities including managing phone calls, meetings and calendar arrangements; assessing, prioritizing, and responding to multiple requests and concerns that are often urgent, sensitive and confidential in nature; preparing related documentation.

Essential Functions:

  • Manages and maintains parish calendar in Google Calendar, including assisting with general scheduling, within limits and at the pastor's discretion; applies understanding of organizational priorities in scheduling meetings
  • Facilitates the logistics for parish hospitality, including thank-you dinners, receptions, and the like
  • Prepares correspondence and any necessary documentation/advance files for each meeting/appointment for the pastor
  • Under the direction of the pastor, prepares and/or contributes to the preparation of reports, proposals, briefings, presentations and drafts correspondence as appropriate.
  • Coordinates special projects on behalf of the pastor
  • Maintains schedule for all standing committee/board functions involving the pastor; schedules meeting rooms and notifies all individuals of meeting; follows up on assignments, and solicits status updates; coordinates responses to information requests with various offices as needed
  • Maintains mailing lists; prepares mailings, which may include the design and production of materials
  • Sorts, distributes and tracks incoming correspondence, including faxes and emails
  • Produces Parish Bulletin on a weekly basis (working knowledge of Microsoft Publisher necessary)
  • Maintains Parish Website and Social Media Pages
  • Acts as Parish Virtus Coordinator to keep Virtus records up to date and all volunteers notified of necessary training

Communication

  • Establishes and maintains a good working relationship with all other staff members
  • Develops trust and conveys a positive attitude to "set the tone" for the pastor and best elicit cooperation for implementation of projects, initiatives, etc.
  • Reviews and prioritizes incoming telephone calls and correspondence, utilizing “first call resolution” in answering questions or referring requests to others when appropriate and ensuring that the pastor and key staff are advised of major issues or concerns
  • Composes routine responses and/or drafts correspondence, statements, and reports; edits correspondence prepared by or for the pastor for clarity, grammatical correctness, proper format, and consistency with administrative policies, procedures,and canon law
  •  Maintains church records stored in the parish record room, and mails sacramental records as requested.
  • Performs other essential duties and tasks specific to the position as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Practicing Catholic in good standing
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  •  Excellent computer skills with proficiency /expertise in Microsoft Office Suite, including applications of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, e-mail and internet research as well as Google Drive, Calendar and Docs. Familiarity with ParishSoft and Constant Contact is a plus.

Required Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

  • Must be able to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and discretion
  • Must be available and willing to work occasionally outside of regular office hours, as needed – show flexibility in work day schedule
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact effectively with a wide range of constituents, conveying a positive, welcoming attitude, and a "user-friendly" experience for parishioners and callers
  • Some knowledge of and experience in accounting and budgetary procedures
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including editorial and proofreading skills, strong command of the English language (grammar and spelling)
  • Ability to foster a collaborative and cooperative work environment
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Must be able to work independently or as a member of a team
  • Fluency in English and Spanish is preferred, Portuguese would be helpful

Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letters and resume to Fr. Peter Towsley, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by February 20th.

The Diocese of Bridgeport is an Equal Opportunity Employer





Superintendent of Schools

Overview:    

The Superintendent of Schools is appointed by the bishop to serve as the chief academic officer and spiritual leader for the Catholic elementary and secondary schools of the Diocese of Bridgeport. The superintendent reports to and collaborates with the Vicar/Secretary of Catholic Education and Faith Formation.

Reports To:Vicar/Secretary of Catholic Education and Faith Formation


Supervises:   Staff of the Office of the Superintendent

School Administrators

Secretariat:  Catholic Education and Faith Formation

Classification:Exempt

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate with the Vicar/Secretary of Catholic Education and Faith Formation to find creative ways to strengthen Catholic education in all its forms across the diocese.
  • Serve as the academic leader of all elementary and secondary schools under the direction of the Diocese of Bridgeport
  • Chair the Diocesan Education Commission
  • Oversee the compliance with diocesan policy as well as state and federal regulations and programs
  • Collaborate with Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University on various partnerships and projects involving Catholic schools
  • Serve as the liaison with other universities who seek to form partnerships with Catholic schools
  • Collaborate with the bishop in the support of High School Episcopal Chaplains
  • Identify best practices in the ongoing development of curriculum in the diocese
  • Study and interpret internal and external data, trends and developments
  • Provide leadership in student enrollment and retention
  • Provide leadership in Advancement and Strategic Planning
  • Serve on diocesan committees as needed
  • Use technology and social media to advance the mission of Catholic education and schools
  • Ensure that all staff in the Office of the Superintendent understand the mission and vision of the diocese, curia and secretariat and Office of the Superintendent
  • Lead the staff of the office, school administrators and boards in the effort to establish financial viability and spiritual vitality in every Catholic schools
  • Work with the Vicar/Secretary to develop objectives, goals, plans and performance metrics for the Office of the Superintendent and its staff
  • Provide ongoing feedback to staff in an atmosphere of continual improvement through an annual review process
  • Communicate an exciting, inspiring vision for Catholic Education
  • Identify best practices in Catholic schools and ensure content, process and training are accessible for staff of the Office of Superintendent, administrators and teachers
  • Represent the diocese at events and meetings related to Catholic schools

 

Required Qualifications:

  • An active practicing Roman Catholic,  in good standing with the Church
  • Ed.D. or Ph.D. in Educational Leadership
  • In-depth knowledge of the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and faithful adherence to the Magisterium
  • At least five years of successful leadership in a diocese
  • At least five years of successful teaching or school building leadership in a Catholic school
  • Strong strategic, organizational, managerial, interpersonal and facilitation skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, and communication skills
  • Management style that is both collaborative and decisive
  • Willing and able to be and hold others accountable

Interested and qualified applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume by February 29, 2016 to:

Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano

Bishop of Bridgeport

Please attach the letter and resume to an email and send to Debra Charles, Executive Administrative Assistant to Bishop Caggiano: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

At the end of March, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by the search committee. Finalists will be expected to provide official transcripts, Sacramental documentation, letters of recommendation and a list of current references.





Staff Accountant - Financial Services - DOB

Overview:  The Diocese of Bridgeport is accepting applications for the position of Staff Accountant.   The Staff Accountant applies principles and practices of accounting to analyze financial information as well as help in the preparation of financial reports and schedules.  This position is a full time position.

Reports To: CFO – Michael Hanlon

Supervises:  None

Collaborates with:  Controller

Principal Responsibilities:

The Staff Accountant will help to ensure accuracy and compliance of all financial information presented.   In addition, the Staff Accountant will be responsible for all accounts receivables, and the valuation for allowance for doubtful accounts.

 Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • Three years of related experience in accounting preferably in a non-profit organization
  • Accounts Receivable experience is required
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in reconciliation of general ledger and bank accounts
  • Knowledge and experience with FASB and GAAP statements and standards
  • Excellent computer skills, knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals
  • Experience working with Financial Edge preferred.

Attitude and Personal Attributes

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Practicing Catholic preferred 

Suitable applicants should send resumes to:

Diocese of Bridgeport, P.O. Box 110337, Trumbull, CT 06611

Attn: Human Resources

or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with Staff Accountant in the subject line.  Please include a cover letter and your salary requirements.

The Diocese of Bridgeport is an Equal Opportunity Employer





Parish Finance Accountant

The Diocese of Bridgeport includes more than 460,000 registered Catholics in Fairfield County, Connecticut, representing 45 percent of the total population.  Geographically it encompasses all of Fairfield County and it includes 82 parishes.  The Diocese sponsors 25 elementary schools, 5 diocesan high school and one school for special education, educating more than 9,000 young people. It is also a leading sponsor of senior housing  (Bishop Curtis Homes), mental health, nutrition and charitable services (Catholic Charities), and youth services (Cardinal Shehan Center).

The Diocese of Bridgeport is currently looking to hire a Parish Finance Accountant to join our team.  The ideal candidate will act as primary contact and help desk for 83 parishes with QuickBooks and Diocesan accounting policies.  The Parish Finance Accountant is also responsible for:

  • Assisting in the development and updating of parish financial audits and procedural reviews
  • Analyzing financial results and developing unique reporting which facilitates recommendations to parishes based on noted financial trends and deficiencies related to technical accounting issues.
  • The Parish Finance Accountant works closely with all Catholic Center departments and with Pastors and their staff on all parish fiduciary issues and the development of policies, procedures and guidelines.

Reports To:  Chief Financial Officer

Classification:  Full-time

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Works with Pastors and their parish staff to identify and resolve financial deficiencies discovered during reviews.  Proposes recommendations for improvements.
  • Researches and analyzes financial data from each parish’s QuickBooks database.
  • Works in conjunction with Diocesan Payroll Manager to run and review monthly lay employee defined contribution report.  Ensures parish reports are ready and provides date of withdrawal.
  • Interacts with key parish staff on a day-to-day basis to gather information, resolve problems and make recommendations for process improvements
  • Attends professional development and training sessions on a regular basis.
  • Posts deposits into Financial Edge – primarily special collections and other annual collections by Parish Finance for Hospital Chaplain Fee and ParishSoft Maintenance.
  • Bills parishes for QuickBooks upgrades.
  • Calculates Cathedraticum billing and submits letters to Pastors.
  • Performs other job-related duties as required to support the parishes and/or Diocesan departments.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting – strong technical accounting skills with proficiency in US GAAP.
  • Exceptional service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain good working relationships.
  • Ability to manage multiple parish assignments and competing priorities in a fast-pace, interactive environment.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and project management skills.
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in QuickBooks and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed and travel to various parish sites.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • 3-5 years experience
  • QuickBooks proficient
  • Strong technical accounting skills

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

The Diocese of Bridgeport is an Equal Opportunity Employer





Director of Music - Our Lady of Fatima Parish - Wilton

The primary goal and function of the Music Director is to foster full, conscious and active participation in the liturgy.  The postion also should cultivate an appreciation of sacred music and will facilitate the development of the parish music repertoire and will lead the music at liturgy.

Some duties include:

  • Lead the choir, instrumentalist and assembly at liturgies
  • Collaborate with Adult, Children and Family choir leaders
  • Oversee the Sound system and all the equipment associated with it
  • Prepare aids and appropriate music for special liturgies
  • Consult with ministry leaders and others on the use of sacred music in their activities
  • Participate as a standing member of the Liturgy & Worship Committee
  • Develop and maintain a library of musical compositions and to catalog all parish purchases
  • Budget and manage all musical assets and musical expenses of the church
  • Form, rehearse and schedule choirs, ensembles as required
  • Assure that parish use of music conforms to Church and Diocese directives
  • Participate and encourage parish musicians to participate in Diocese wide liturgies and celebrations
  • With the parish bookkeeper, develop and administer a budget for all Music Ministry Programs
  • Establish and maintain office hours that are consistent with the requirements of the ministry and available to parishioners
  • Attend scheduled staff meeting and ensure adequate communication

Qualifications and Required Skills and Comptencies:

  • High degree of proficiency with the organ and piano.  Prefer candidate who also sings
  • Working knoledge of other instruments so as to conduct the musicians
  • Effective choral and instrument conductor
  • Skilled at interpersonal relationships
  • Understands the teachings of the Catholic Church including scripture, sacraments, creed and morality
  • Ability to help others identify their gifts and talents within the community
  • Understand, as a lay minister, their personal lifestyle should reflect the teachings of the Church
  • Degree in music preferred
  • 5 year's experience in liturgical music and 2 years of directing is preferred

Benefits

  • Competitive salary 
  •  Insurance & retirement benefits available above 35hr./ week
  • Extra earning potential with funerals and weddings
  • Extra earning potential working with school, camps and other local programs
  • Paid vacation based on years of service

Our Lady of Fatima is a very active parish with a very good music program.  The ideal candidate will have the opportunity to enhance this special ministry.

Please submit your resume and inquiries to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Sample audio cds are welcome.  Looking to fill the position very quickly.

The Diocese of Bridgeport is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 





Maintenance Worker - Part Time - St. Joseph Church - Danbury

St. Joseph Church in Danbury, CT., seeks a part-time maintenance person to perform minor repairs, oversee outside contractors, and direct maintenance staff.  20 hrs/wk.

M-F 7a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Requirements include:

  • Ability to lift over 25 lbs.; ability to bend over to pick up items on the floor/ground, and ability to climb ladders (e.g., change light bulbs; to climb stairs for access to crawl spaces)
  • Experience with physical plant/ building maintenance; project leadership and supervision
  • Virtus training required (training will be offered if necessary)
  • A background check will also be required

Please submit your resumes via fax to (203)748-2010 or send resume to Father Scott at St. Joseph Church, 8 Robinson Avenue, Danbury, CT 08610

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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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.





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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