Job Opportunities

VOC_Hiring-Image.jpgAre you looking for an exciting opportunity to work for the area’s leading non-profit Community Action agency? If so come join Valley Opportunity Council, whose work positively impacts the lives of local residents every day. Below are the positions currently open.  Resumes, cover letters/letters of interest, and references can be mailed or dropped off to our HR Director: 

Natali Flores
Human Resource Director
35 Mt. Carmel Ave, 2nd Floor
Chicopee, MA 01013

If you would like to email your resume, please fill out the contact us form at the bottom of the page and we'll send you the email address. Thank you for your interest in joining our team! 

Customer Service Representative- LIHEAP

An immediate opening is available for a Customer Service Representative within the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Heating Emergency Assistance Retrofit Task Weatherization Assistance Program (HEARTWAP).  This is a seasonal position generally September through May and pays minimum wage.

The Customer Service Representative is responsible for answering incoming LIHEAP/HEARTWAP calls, assisting callers with their inquiries, and answering general questions to applicants regarding their application status.  Providing program information, booking appointments in the LIHEAP database, and making referrals to other programs as needed is also a key component of the position.  The Customer Service Representative will assist with the processing of mail and provide support to the office waiting room as needed.

Our ideal candidate will be positive and outgoing, hold a high school diploma or equivalent, be proficient in the use of computers, calculators, telephones, and other standard office equipment.  Candidates should have a strong telephone, interpersonal, and writing skills.  MA Driver’s license, dependable transportation, and ability to travel to different sites a must.  Bilingual (Spanish) required.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter by 8/30/19. AA/EOE

Staff Accountant – Accounts Receivable/Payroll

An immediate opening is available for a Full-time Staff Accountant.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Preparing and submitting invoices to funders
  • Posting all cash receipts via Journal Entries
  • Research A/R Balances and resolve discrepancies in a timely manner. Conducts monthly reviews of A/R Aging report
  • Maintains the payroll general ledger by performing monthly payroll bank account reconciliation, bi-weekly bank transfers and posting journal entries and month end accruals
  •  Prepares, processes, and completes month-end accounting close functions, which includes, but are not limited to, journal entries, accruals, account reconciliations, and balance sheet/expense account analysis. Prepare monthly standard entries
  • Assist in budget development and cost controls, provide additional support to management during audits
  • Peer reviews journal entries
  • Assist in the production of monthly financial statements, make adjusting entries as needed, other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • Experience with financial management software
  • Hands-on experience with basic functions of excel, creating formulas, spreadsheets
  • Strong organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism when communicating with employees, funders, and other parties. Possess strong e-mail etiquette and provide excellent customer service
  • Some payroll experience preferred but not required

A cover letter is preferred but not required. AA/EOE. ​​​

Center Lead Teacher

General Description:

  • Work cooperatively with Supervisors in teaching, program planning, and general operation of the classroom. 
  • Provide training and leadership to staff in cooperation with the Center Director.
  • Assume responsibilities for daily operations of the center in the Director’s absence.

General Requirements:

  • Must have EEC Lead Teacher certification
  • At least 9 months’ experience in a licensed child care setting with age appropriate children
  • Ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations, where possible, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. AA/EOE. 

Teacher

General Description: Full time Works cooperatively with Center Director and Lead Teacher in teaching, program planning, and general operations of Center. Assures care and protection of children at the center at all times. Applicants must have EEC certification.  We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. 

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter. AA/EOE

Substitute Teachers

General Description: Per diem This is a great opportunity to gain work experience in the classroom and work towards teacher certification. Works cooperatively with Center Director and Lead Teacher in teaching, program planning, and general operations of the Center. Assures care and protection of children at the center at all times.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter. AA/EOE

Screeners

General Description: Temporary Full time. Works as a Screener at one specific child care center. Work cooperatively with Center Director in providing screening of all children entering the child care center. Cleaning and sanitizing of common areas. Meal prep of snack. Assure care and protection of children at the center at all times

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter. AA/EOE

Maintenance Technician

Specific Essential Duties

  • Maintenance of housing sites in compliance with State building codes, subsidy regulations and funding source requirements.
  • Building repair projects as designated by supervisor. This includes but is not limited to :
    • Assist in the preparation of market ready units, including removing trash from vacant apartments prior to make-ready.
    • Assist in the repair of mechanical, paint, carpentry, some plumbing and electrical problems as needed in a timely manner.
    • Report any maintenance concerns for repairs on available apartments, and/or common areas to the Maintenance Supervisor.
    • Demonstrate effective communication skills for communicating with residents, co-workers, and management.
    • Demonstrate ability to contribute to and foster a team approach to serving residents and maintaining a successful community.
    • Assist maintenance team with snow removal.
    • Responsible for meticulous upkeep of grounds, building exteriors, leasing office, parking lots and other community buildings.
    • Contribute to the achievement of occupancy goals by cleaning vacant apartments and common areas daily.

General Requirements:

Valid Driver’s Licenses, Own tools, and Transportation, Five years in building maintenance. 

Send letter of application, resume, and names and contact information of 3 references.
AA/EOE

Direct Care Staff

Immediate openings are available for Direct Care Staff at our homeless shelter.  Full-time shifts.  3:00pm-11:00pm and 11:00pm-7:00 am. 

General Description:

  • Conduct intakes interviews
  • Assess immediate medical/ Psychiatric emergency needs/provide referrals 
  • Case Management
  • Maintain records of all activities
  • Data Entry
  • Provide on call back up
  • Ensure All shelter rules and regulations are followed/other duties assigned by Supervisor

General Requirements:

  • High School Diploma 
  • 1 – 2 Years of relevant experience Ability to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations, where possible, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks ​​​​​

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume.

AA/EOE

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Contact:

(413) 552-1554
35 Mt. Carmel Avenue, 2nd Floor
Chicopee, MA 01013