Employment Opportunities – Merrimack Valley

         Sheriff’s Department Middlesex

Official Title:              ABE SMARTT System Data Analyst P/T

Application Deadline:  12-30-2011 @ 4pm

Posting ID:                J28509


Responsibilities: Ability to work within a correctional setting, complying with all institutional rules regarding safety and security. Ability to design and implement student lessons that comply with the DESE/ACLS curriculum frameworks and MSO standards. Ability to utilize the SMARTT System/Cognos Reporting System and keep accurate records and generate timely reports as required. Participation in ABE educational and correctional professional development activities. Performance of other duties as determined by the Director of Education or designee.


The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO) is seeking a qualified educational professional to fill a part-time SMARTT System Data Analyst position at the Middlesex House of Correction in Billerica. The data analyst position is grant funded with no benefits and subject to the availability of grant funds (grant funding ends on June 30, 2012). Hours of work and days off are flexible to accommodate the needs of the Adult Basic Education grant. Reports directly to the Director of Education and provides data entry and analysis using the ABE SMARTT system.

Preferred Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field. Applicants must be a valid certified teacher in Massachusetts and have a background in curriculum design. Ideal candidate will have experience in an adult learning environment. Salary is determined by the grant guidelines.

How To Apply:

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and completed MSO application (applications can be found at http://www.middlesexsheriff.org) to:


Dept. of Children & Family Services

Official Title:         Social Worker (A/B) F/T (Civil Service) – Lawrence & Lowell (one position in each area office)

Functional Title:     Adolescent Outreach Worker

Application Deadline:   12-29-2011

Posting ID:            J28427


Position officially reports to Central Office in Boston, but the work location will be in the Lawrence and Lynn areas.

Statewide travel is required although the majority of travel is anticipated to be mainly within the Northern region of the state.

Provide adolescent outreach services to DCF youth (current and former) who are eligible under the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program. Identify youths’ strengths and needs; provide life skills assessments and develop, evaluate, and monitor youths’ transitional living plans. Collaborate with case managing social worker to achieve permanency for each youth. Teach life skills utilizing the PAYA curriculum, including assisting youth in determining job interests/abilities; accessing necessary education/training; finding and maintaining employment; establishing a long term support network; and practicing informed decision making and problem solving. Collaborate with placement providers and youth in discharge planning; develop a network of housing options for youth entering the community; provide technical assistance to area office case managers with discharge planning for youth. Facilitate information sharing between area office and adolescent unit at Central office regarding adolescent resources, including Life Skills Support Program, Discharge Support Program, State College Tuition Waiver Program, Discharge Support Program, Foster Child Grant Program, Mentoring and Employment Programs, etc. Develop and maintain resource guide of community services for youth. Manage individual caseloads; meet weekly with each client at his/her placement, school, work, etc. Transport youth to school appointments, job interviews, housing, search, etc. as needed. Provide guidance to clients around preparation for young adulthood. Facilitate youth support groups addressing adolescent issues, convene regional Youth Advisory Board meetings, and provide PAYA life skills group training regionally. Participate in staff meetings at Central Office in Boston.



– A Bachelor’s or higher degree.

– A Bachelor’s or higher degree in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, counseling education, or human services is preferred for positions in the Department of Social Services.

LICENSES: – Current and valid licensure as a Licensed Social Work Associate, Licensed Social Worker, Licensed Certified Social Worker, or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Social Work OR certification as a child protective worker as permitted by state law is required.

How To Apply:

Please mail two (2) copies of cover letter and resume to:
Laura DiNapoli
Children, Youth and Families
Employment and Staffing Unit
600 Washington Street – 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02111

  Northern Essex Community College    


Application Deadline:  01-02-2012

Posting ID:                J28523


Northern Essex Community College is seeking a savvy professional with a proven track record to provide administrative support to a multi­faceted, multi-cultural division with a concentration of work related to the iHealth initiative. This individual will provide support in connection with assigned unit activities such as office services, record control, agency personnel services, etc.

Confer with division and college staff in order to exchange information to coordinate efforts, and to obtain information concerning relevant programs and activities for iHealth. Maintain liaison with local, state and federal agencies, faculty and others to exchange information resolve problems and coordinate activities. Review and analyze data concerning assigned activities in order to improve work methods, determine progress, and revise established procedures and/or to provide information to superiors. Prepare reports concerning assigned division activities. Respond to inquiries and provide information to faculty, staff, students and the community in general. Perform related duties such as compiling data for use in reporting assigned division activities. Compose letters and review documents for completeness, content and compliance with regulatory and legal standards. Exercise direct supervision over assigned work. Report to the Administrative Assistant II of the Health Professions Division.


Applicants must have at least two years of full-time experience in office management, office administration, business administration or management, grants management, contract administration or program management. Must demonstrate the ability to work in a multi-cultural setting, as well as the ability to work cooperatively with faculty and students. Ability to communicate effectively and to be able to follow written and verbal instructions. Ability to write concisely, to express thoughts clearly and to develop ideas in logical sequences. Knowledge of general report writing. Ability to maintain accurate records. Familiarity with the operation of office equipment. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and Power Point. Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.

Apply online at


Centro latino

ESOL Instructors – Adult Basic Education Program (temp/PT)


Centro Latino is a non-profit community organization incorporated in 1989 to address the human service and community development needs of the area’s growing Latino population. Its mission is to “improve the quality of life and promote the self-determination of Latinos and immigrants in Eastern Massachusetts through health, education, economic development, and social well-being strategies.” Centro Latino provides a diverse menu of services in three primary program areas: Adult Education & Training, Community Health, and Family Services. The agency operates two sites: one in Chelsea and one in Cambridge.


The ESOL instructor in Centro Latino’s Chelsea ABE program provides group instruction to adult learners in the Tue and Thurs ESOL level 1 or ESOL level 2 class  from 1 to 4 pm.  Instructors at Centro Latino are required to align their syllabus with the Mass. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s ABE Curriculum Frameworks.  Instructors must also incorporate instructional methods that reflect Centro Latino’s philosophy of student centered learning and balanced literacy.  These methods include varying and individualizing lesson plans to accommodate different learning styles, maintaining an authentic literacy environment when possible, and ongoing assessment.


  Design lesson plans based on Massachusetts Frameworks for Adult Basic Education, Program Curriculum Guidelines, and student’s goals.

  Develop appropriate materials for class use; review, update and share materials to maintain relevance.

  Submit two formal lesson plans to the ABE Program Site Director monthly.

  Monitor and submit class attendance records to ABE Program Site Director.

  Administer and maintain records of classroom assessments in students’ portfolios.

  When needed refer students to counseling.

  Attend instruction planning activities and monthly ABE teachers meetings.

  Bachelor’s Degree.

  Knowledge of:  adult learning theory, principles of ESL instruction, balanced literacy approaches to reading and writing, contextualized learning strategies,  authentic and ongoing classroom assessment, at least 2 years experience working and teaching adult learners and diverse populations, ability to adapt teaching styles and materials to meet individual needs of students, excellent organizational skills, excellent oral and written communication skills.

To apply, candidates should email their resume and a cover letter outlining their teaching philosophy to Dana Varzan-Parker, ABE Director at dparker@centrolatino.org by January 2nd 2012.




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