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JOBS AT OPP®

If you are interested in working at Our Piece of the Pie ®, Inc., (OPP ®), please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@opp.org.

OPP celebrates diversity in its workforce and is committed to promoting equal opportunity for individuals at all levels. OPP ensures equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religious creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, mental retardation, learning disability, or physical disability, including but not limited to blindness.

Current Openings (SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW DESCRIPTION):

  1. Our Piece of the Pie
    1. Youth Development Specialist (Hartford, CT)
    2. Data Analyst (Hartford, CT)
    3. Certified Academic Specialists (Part-Time) (Hartford, CT)
    4. Special Education Teacher (Part-Time) (Hartford, CT)
    5. Youth Development Specialist (Hartford, CT)
    6. Van Driver (Part-Time) (Eastern CT Youth Center - Norwich, CT)
    7. Marketing & Communications Intern
  2. Path Academy Windham (Windham, CT)
    1. Special Education Teacher
    2. School Nurse (Part-Time)

Our Piece of the Pie (Hartford, CT & Norwich, CT)

1) Youth Development Specialist (Hartford, CT)

Regular, Full-Time

Summary
The Youth Development Specialist is the core to OPP’s services. The YDS is the main point of contact for a youth’s involvement at OPP, helping youth develop long-term plans towards success and providing access to internal and external services to help them reach their goals. A YDS is a hands-on guide and mentor, conducting assessments and making placements that help their future outlook.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participates in the assessment, evaluation and planning of members enrollment, and revising document to include completion of pathways with each enrollment
  • Identifies and communicates significant gaps and/or changes in the member data to appropriate team members responsible for coordination of all member services, to include at minimum monthly/weekly case management reviews with supervisor. Assures that all members complete their individual/student pathway plan.
  • Makes community connections for pathway youth based on member’s needs.
  • Evaluates, facilitates and monitors services and member’s progress in relationship to established goals and objectives.
  • Provides selected organization services to identified caseload; refers clients and families to other services as appropriate.
  • Complete timely input into data management information system (i.e. member case notes, records, plans and reports).
  • Provides crisis intervention as needed for assigned caseload.
  • Regularly have face-to-face member contacts and perform home and/or site visits as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in the Human Services field required (i.e. Social Work, Psychology); MSW is highly desirable but not required.
  • Experience: Two-three years of experience working in case management environment with a particular focus on youth.

2) Data Analyst (Hartford, CT)

Regular, Full-Time

Summary
The Data Analyst will help improve operational performance at Our Piece of the Pie by providing operations staff and management with timely and quality data to help them assess and improve organizational performance.  

Essential Duties and Functions

Data Management

  • Work collaboratively with program staff to create and maintain intuitive data displays. These data displays should be built to enable consumers of the data to easily see trends and patterns. These data displays might be created using: Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) – the agency’s case management software; SQL; Excel; Tableau; and Other reporting tools
  • Use the agency’s Theory of Change as a framework for data reporting and trend analysis
  • Document agency process and reporting requirements
  • Develop test plans for system and agency program changes
  • Analyze and interpret data to determine quality of services, and to identify problems. Disseminate data and results of studies to agency staff
  • In collaboration with program staff, develop and implement data quality plan for agency data
  • Continuously monitor the quality and sufficiency of the data to address the agency’s needs
  • Act as liaison to external agencies that provide data to OPP

Best Practices

  • Identify and facilitate the sharing of best practices across the system by researching and communicating these practices across the agency
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date files and documentation

System Administration

  • Serve as site administrator for OPP’s case management system (currently ETO)
  • Trains staff in the use of the case management application
  • Work with directors to ensure staff are efficiently and effectively using ETO system
  • Organize and facilitate ETO enhancement to meet needs of Agency
  • Develop and maintain administrative records and reporting systems, including ETO, Reporting Dashboard, Tableau Reporting, and other systems as needed 

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with program staff to identify program-specific and organization-wide outcome measures
  • Assist program staff with the development of a performance management plan to help guide agency efficiency and effectiveness
  • Assist in the evaluation of agency programs by providing data to evaluators, and by serving as subject matter expert on agency processes
  • Some travel to other in-state OPP sites will be required
  • Other duties as assigned

 Qualifications

  • Education: BA Degree and related experience in field
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office platform
  • Knowledge of SQL required; Knowledge of T-SQL a plus
  • Knowledge of Tableau and Excel reporting
  • Knowledge of non-profit outcome management and program evaluation a plus
  • Certified in ETO Administration and ETO Results, or willing to obtain these certifications
  • Detail-oriented – must create and maintain system and process documentation
  • Strong analytical skills
  • General knowledge of human service functions and operations is a plus
  • Knowledge of Our Piece of the Pie operations is a plus
  • Experience developing quality assurance goals, priorities, and performance standards
  • Good written and oral communications skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team. Is able to take a problem from assessment to completion

3) Certified academic specialists (Hartford, CT)

Regular, Part-Time

Summary
The certified academic specialist is responsible for delivering supplemental academic services based on each student need, derived from a referral form. The specialist will coordinate with the academic coordinator to deliver all appropriate services and requirements.

OPP offers a rigorous blended learning academic environment for our youth, one that sets high expectations, is data-driven, and effectively blends individualized online curriculum with student-centered project-based learning.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide academic support services in accordance with Referral for each student;
  • Modify and develop your tutoring skills to meet individual tutee needs and to adjust to learning styles of students;
  • Meet with assigned students on a punctual and consistent basis, informing students and staff when the need to cancel/reschedule a session arises;
  • Inform students and appropriate staff about students’ progress on regular basis;
  • Demonstrate the ability to explain concepts to youth;
  • Maintain complete and accurate student records and provides appropriate documentation of student success in a timely manner;
  • Available to work 8-10 hours/week during 2014/15 academic year;
  • Serve as appropriate role model internally and externally by maintaining a positive attitude;
  • Serve as appropriate role model internally and externally by maintaining a positive attitude;
  • Attend in-service training, as necessary;
  • Demonstrate knowledge and support of Organization’s mission, values, standards, policies and procedures, confidentiality standards, and code of ethical behavior;
  • Accomplish tasks as appropriately assigned or requested.

Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution
  • Certification: CT Secondary Education Certification

4) Special Education Teacher (Hartford, CT)

Regular, Part-Time

Summary
The special education teacher is the primary person responsible for delivering services based on each student's need and individual education plan (IEP). The teacher will coordinate with certified and non-certified staff to deliver all appropriate services and requirements.

OPP offers a rigorous blended learning academic environment for our youth. One that sets high expectations, data-driven, and effectively blends individualized online curriculum with student-centered project-based learning.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide Special Education Services in accordance with Individual Education Plan for each student.
  • Plan and deliver engaging, rigorous lessons, according to students’ needs and the provided curriculum, where applicable;
  • Maintain a positive, safe, and organized learning environment;
  • Update grade book on a weekly basis;
  • Inform students and families about students’ progress;
  • Implement school-wide student management policies within classroom;
  • Make parental contact by phone and/or conduct home visits when necessary;
  • Attend parent meetings and conferences;
  • Chaperone local and out-of-state field trip;
  • Complete and submit all necessary paperwork in a timely manner;
  • Partner with YDS for the individualized coordination of school-wide programs and services for each student (i.e. tutoring, mentoring, parental engagement, workforce development, and post-secondary educational plans, etc.);
  • Demonstrate knowledge and support of school's mission, values, standards, policies and procedures, confidentiality standards, and code of ethical behavior;
  • Ensure compliance with all state and federal laws, local board policies, administrative guidelines, and the CT Educators’ Code of Ethics;
  • Serve as appropriate role model for school’s colleagues, students, staff, and parents;
  • Conduct self in a professional manner during all school meetings;
  • Accomplish tasks as appropriately assigned or requested.

Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution; Master's Degree in Education, or Special Education, is preferred.
  • Certification: CT Special Education Certification

5) Youth Development Specialist (Hartford, CT)

Regular, Full-Time

Summary
The Youth Development Specialist is the core to OPP’s services. The YDS is the main point of contact for a youth’s involvement at OPP, helping youth develop long-term plans towards success and providing access to internal and external services to help them reach their goals. A YDS is a hands-on guide and mentor, conducting assessments and making placements that help their future outlook.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participates in the assessment, evaluation and planning of members enrollment, and revising document to include completion of pathways with each enrollment
  • Identifies and communicates significant gaps and/or changes in the member data to appropriate team members responsible for coordination of all member services, to include at minimum monthly/weekly case management reviews with supervisor. Assures that all members complete their individual/student pathway plan.
  • Makes community connections for pathway youth based on member’s needs.
  • Evaluates, facilitates and monitors services and member’s progress in relationship to established goals and objectives.
  • Provides selected organization services to identified caseload; refers clients and families to other services as appropriate.
  • Complete timely input into data management information system (i.e. member case notes, records, plans and reports).
  • Provides crisis intervention as needed for assigned caseload.
  • Regularly have face-to-face member contacts and perform home and/or site visits as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in the Human Services field required (i.e. Social Work, Psychology); MSW is highly desirable but not required.
  • Two-three years of experience working in case management environment with a particular focus on youth.

6) Van Driver (Eastern CT Youth Center - Norwich, CT)

Regular, Part-Time

Summary
Primary responsibilities include transporting participants/students ages 12-24 to off-site activities, events, as well as to and from agency facilities and/or program locations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Follow safety rules as participants/students board and exit van or cross streets near van stops.
  • Comply with traffic regulations to operate vehicles in a safe and courteous manner.
  • Maintain order among pupils during trips to ensure safety.
  • Check the condition of a vehicle's tires, brakes, windshield wipers, lights, oil, fuel, water, and safety equipment to ensure that everything is in working order.
  • Escort special needs participants/students across roads and highways.
  • Report any van malfunctions or needed repairs.
  • Pick up and drop off participants/students at regularly scheduled neighborhood locations, following strict time schedules.
  • Maintain knowledge of first-aid procedures.
  • Prepare and submit reports that may include the number of passengers or trips, hours worked, mileage, or fuel consumption
  • Read maps and follow written and verbal geographic directions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Attend in-service training as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Valid CT driver’s license with a Public Service Activity Endorsement
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • The ability to see details at a distance.
  • The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
  • The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
  • Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  • Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  • Must pass a Local and National Criminal History Record Information Check under the National Child Protection Act.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to work independently

7) Marketing & Communications Intern (Hartford, CT)

Regular, Part-Time

Summary
Our Piece of the Pie seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist marketing and communications efforts. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of marketing while working for a recently re-branded and expanding nonprofit organization. This position will report to the Director of External Affairs and will work closely with the External Affairs and organization staff. Paid internship. 8-12 hours/week; requires a 6-10 month commitment.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Understanding of institutional history and programs.
  • Update and maintain OPP’s social media presence, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Assist in planning, writing and managing electronic and hard-copy newsletters.
  • Draft, distribute and pitch news releases, media alerts and other stories.
  • Designing flyers, graphics, e-vites and other marketing material for small events.
  • Update the OPP website when needed.
  • Collaborating with staff on new ideas, directions, and venues for marketing and communications.
  • Work with Director of External Affairs to provide input for all written institutional materials (including Annual Report & other mailings).
  • Participate in cross organizational teams and meetings. 
  • Assist with other projects as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Completed or working toward a college or advanced degree, preferably in a related field (e.g., Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, or English).
  • Previous internship or related experience in marketing or communications is a plus.
  • Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space.
  • Must be computer literate (working knowledge of word processing, PowerPoint, Excel). Proficiency in Google Analytics, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop highly desired. Knowledge of HTML and graphic design a plus.
  • An effective communicator, both written and oral.
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with press and community contacts.
  • Self-motivated, good organizational and time management skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of OPP and the youth we serve.

 

Path Academy Windham (Windham, CT)

Path Academy was unanimously approved as a state charter school in June 2013 by Connecticut’s Board of Education and is managed by Hartford-based non-profit Our Piece of the Pie. Opening in August 2014, Path Academy will re-engage over-age, under-credited students in the Windham, Connecticut region by supporting them through mastery of the critical skills necessary for success in college, career and community.

For more information on Path Academy and Our Piece of the Pie's role, please visit www.PathAcademyWindham.org or here.

1) Special Education Teacher

Regular, Full-Time

Summary
The special education teacher is the primary person responsible for delivering services based on each student's need and individual education plan (IEP). The teacher will coordinate with certified and non-certified staff to deliver all appropriate services and requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide Special Education Services in accordance with Individual Education Plan for each student.
  • Plan and deliver engaging, rigorous lessons, according to students’ needs and the provided curriculum, where applicable;
  • Maintain a positive, safe, and organized learning environment;
  • Update grade book on a weekly basis;
  • Inform students and families about students’ progress;
  • Implement school-wide student management policies within classroom;
  • Make parental contact by phone and/or conduct home visits when necessary;
  • Attend parent meetings and conferences;
  • Chaperone local and out-of-state field trip;
  • Complete and submit all necessary paperwork in a timely manner;
  • Partner with YDS for the individualized coordination of school-wide programs and services for each student (i.e. tutoring, mentoring, parental engagement, workforce development, and post-secondary educational plans, etc.);
  • Demonstrate knowledge and support of school's mission, values, standards, policies and procedures, confidentiality standards, and code of ethical behavior;
  • Ensure compliance with all state and federal laws, local board policies, administrative guidelines, and the CT Educators’ Code of Ethics;
  • Serve as appropriate role model for school’s colleagues, students, staff, and parents;
  • Conduct self in a professional manner during all school meetings;
  • Accomplish tasks as appropriately assigned or requested.

Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution; Master Degree in education, or special education, is preferred.
  • Certification: CT Special Education Certification

2) School Nurse

Regular, Part-Time

Summary
Provides preventive health services to facilitate the student’s optimal physical, mental, emotional and social growth and development. Identifies problems and disabilities and provides such services as case finding, health education, referring and care in order to help prevent serious health problems which would later be more difficult and costly to address. Supports the education process by working to assure the health of the students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Promotes and protects the optimal health status of school-age children
  • Provides health assessments: Obtains a health history; Screens and evaluates findings of deficit in vision, hearing, scoliosis, growth, etc.; Observes the child for development and health patterns in making nursing assessment; Identifies abnormal health findings.
  • Develops and implements a student health plan: Interprets the health status of students to parents and school personnel; Initiates referral to parents, school personnel or community health resources for intervention, remediation and follow-through; Provides ongoing health counseling with students, parents, school personnel or health agencies; Utilizes existing health resources to provide appropriate care of students.
  • Maintains, evaluates and interprets cumulative health data to accommodate individual needs of students
  • Plans and implements school health management protocols
  • Participates in home visits to assess the family needs as related to the child’s health.
  • Develops procedures and provides for emergency nursing management for injuries/illnesses
  • Promotes and assists in the control of communicable diseases.
  • Provides health education and anticipatory guidance: Provides direct health education, and health counseling to assist students and families in making decisions on health and lifestyles that affect health; Participates in health education directly and indirectly for the improvement of health by teaching persons to become more assertive health consumers and to assume greater responsibility for their own health; Counsels with students concerning problems such as pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and substance abuse in order to facilitate responsible decision-making practices; d. Serves as a resource person to the school staff members in health instruction.
  • Coordinates school and community health activities and serves as a liaison health professional between the home, school and community.
  • Acts as a resource person in promoting health careers.
  • Engages in research and evaluation of school health services to act as a change agent for school health programs and school nursing practices.
  • Provides consultation in the formation of health policies, goals and objectives for the school district.
  • Where applicable, participates in the IEP plan development.

Qualifications

  • Qualified to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Connecticut and holds an unrestricted license.
  • Certified in CPR or BLS (or obtain in the first 6 months).
  • Recommendations
    • B.S.N. or Registered Nurse with a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline.
    • Minimum of one (1) year experience in public health nursing, community health nursing, school health nursing or pediatric nursing.
    • Previous EPSDT experience preferred

 If you are interested in any of the positions noted above please submit cover letter & resume to jobs@opp.org