Staff Accountant / Full Time

This is a full-time position and is benefits eligible. UCA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in its employment practices.

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Position: Staff Accountant
Reports To: Executive Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Last Revised: July 5, 2022

Position Summary:

This is a full-time position and is benefits eligible. UCA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in its employment practices.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Maintains and balances an automated consolidated system by inputting data, scheduling required jobs, verifying data; within UCA.
  • Participates in the month-end close process, preparing related reports and schedules.
  • Analyzes information and options by developing spreadsheet reports.
  • Prepares general ledger entries by maintaining records and files; reconciles accounts.
  • Performs cash management duties, including preparing wire transfers, sweep account transactions, and others as directed.
  • Assists with the development and maintenance of a rolling, 12 month financial forecasting model.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of accounting procedures by analyzing current procedures; recommends changes.
  • Assists with the preparation of quarterly and annual statements for submission to State and Federal agencies.
  • Assists with the monthly budgetary process which includes reporting and variance analysis.
  • Prepares and maintains documentation for the production of standard reporting processes and procedures and collaborates to develop and improve formal documentation process.
  • Assist with report enhancements and modifications, coordinating with other team members as needed.
  • Answers accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal/professional networks and/or participating in professional organizations.
  • Reconciles outstanding accounts.
  • Provides technical advice and knowledge to others within the department.
  • Works on special projects as requested and all other duties assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • 2+ years demonstrated experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting.
  • Demonstrated basic knowledge and proficiency in using Microsoft Excel, Tableau, MS Access, and SQL to respond to ad hoc needs and to develop production processes requiring minimal manual intervention.
  • Experience with complex charts of accounts and advanced accounting software is a virtual necessity to be successful.
  • Integrity/ethics beyond reproach and a passion for Impact’s mission, vision and values.

Skills:

  • Problem solving, analytical ability and interpersonal skills are important to perform successfully in this position.
  • Must be able to interpret, synthesize and analyze financials, metrics and other data, arrive a supportive conclusions and recommendations.
  • Proven time management skills ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects to establish deadlines.
  • Demonstrated adaptability and flexibility to new ideas and approaches.
  • Outstanding organizational skills.
  •  Attentive to detail, producing consistent, reliable, accurate and understandable work product.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective work relationships with coworkers and internal clients.
  • Demonstrates outstanding time management skills and interpersonal leadership. Strong written, verbal and listening communication skills.

Intensive Family Preservation (IFP) Case Manager / Full Time

Seeking a full time case manager position to utilize clinical skills required for home-based services provided to parents and children. Case manager position requires strong outreach and engagement skills, extensive documentation compliance, capacity to connect families with resources to meet basic needs, experience in supportive counseling and parent guidance skills as well as experience in collaboration with DCF, schools, and community providers in the New Haven area. Knowledge of community resources, valid driver’s license and own car required. Email cover letter and resume. Activities are guided by the professional social work code of ethics and rules of confidentiality. A thorough knowledge of family functioning as described in the job. Description is expected with emphasis on the case manager’s cultural competence. Competence in providing home-based parenting education to families when abuse/neglect of children has been substantiated and a thorough knowledge of community resources is expected.

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JOB TITLE: Intensive Family Preservation (IFP) Case Manager
JOB TYPE: Salary, Full Time

SUMMARY:

Key responsibilities:

  • Direct Services worker/in-home services, travel required
  • Prepare an Initial Assessment and Plan of Service which outlines the family background strengths, concerns and recommendations with a focus of child risk and protective factors
  • Provide intensive, in-home, parenting education to the family to reduce risk and strengthen protective factors and support and advocacy to help families achieve their goals
  • Provide transportation as necessary; have properly insured car available for transportation
  • Provide crisis intervention as necessary to children and families
  • Participate in case conferences with DCF staff, school conferences and court appearances with the family as requested
  • Provide family advocacy and linkage to community resources as needed
  • Participate in ongoing assessment and evaluation of the family’s goals
  • Other relevant related duties, as assigned

Client Service Documentation:

  • Provide necessary client information and documentation to DCF as required (contact logs, reports, case updates)
  • Establish and maintain appropriate professional files which provide all necessary documentation regarding the family
  • Provide weekly update to supervisor regarding all cases and, participate in weekly face-to face supervision with supervisor
  • Attend individual and team supervision meetings; participate in monthly staff meetings
  • Participate in monthly in-house training sessions

 

Key Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a caseload of families
  • Effective leadership and time-management skills
  • Strong written, verbal, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Effective organization and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to stay calm in difficult and emotional situations
  • Understanding of laws and regulations pertaining to custody, welfare, protection, etc.
  • Knowledge of state and local directives and guidelines regarding children
  • Ability and flexibility to complete tasks virtually, if necessary
  • Ability to work evenings; if need be to address parents’ needs
  • Must be able to pass a criminal and DCF background check
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and an insured automobile for home visits, school visits, etc.
  • Proficient in Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite or similar software

Education and Experience:

  • Degree in Social Work, Human Services, Criminal Justice, or related field
  • Experience in clinical case management
  • 2- 4 years’ experience working with adolescents and families in a community setting

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to sit, stand, walk, talk, see, hear, and reach with hands and arms
  • Must be able to lift 20 pounds at a time

Note: Physical requirements may be achieved with reasonable accommodation that does not result in an undue hardship to the organization

 

V.E.T.T.S. Manager / Part Time

The V.E.T.T.S. Manager will support the oversight and overall functioning of the V.E.T.T.S. Program including and not limited to co-training staff, collaborating with stakeholders and  providers, coordinating events, completing data reports, assigning and maintenance of cases that meet the established productivity goals.

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JOB TITLE: V.E.T.T.S. Manager
JOB TYPE: Hourly, up to 20 hours per week

SUMMARY:

Key responsibilities:

  • Mentors and identifies at-risk youth and offers support, guidance, strength, and reassurance that builds the youth’s (mentee) capacity in decision-making, career and education choices, life skills and self-identity.
  • Train VETTS in their functions as role-models and mentors in collaboration with the Director of Programs; providing up to 20 Hours weekly supporting a VETTS mentee(s).
  • Schedules and prepares agenda for all VETTS bi-weekly Unit Meetings.
  • Reports weekly performance and production of VETTS mentors to the Director of Program and manages weekly Audit Reports and Spend-down.
  • Reviews and audits client case files Quarterly per Executive Director
  • Plans pro-social activities and identifies community resources and services to support VETTS mentoring relationships with mentees.
  • Recruits, Receives, Reviews, Assigns and follows-up on all case referrals to ensure VETTS meet their established productivity goal.
  • Develops a Recruitment plan for recommending and hiring VETTS for employment opportunities both state and locally.
  • Serves as the primary liaison for stakeholders and community agencies, including but not limited to the New Haven, BPT, CSSD, and Hartford, business and community-based organizations.
  • Articulates the VETTS goals, objectives and operations to staff, volunteers, stakeholders, public officials, community groups and organizations to achieve higher community visibility for the VETTS Program, (statewide and locally).
  • Supports the training and on-boarding of newly hired VETTS in conjunction with the Associate Director of Programs and Management Services Officer.
  • Provides Leadership in planning the VETTS Annual Youth Summit and Annual Fundraising Breakfast.
  • Other related duties as requested by the Associate Director and Executive Director to ensure the efficient and effective operations of the VETTS Program and the delivery of quality services to children and youth referred to the program.

 

Key Skills:

  • Documentation management.
  • Procurement management.
  • Analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Team-management skills.
  • Finance and accounting skills.
  • Organizational skills.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required. Master’s degree, preferred.
  • Five years of related experience are required. Experience in nonprofit settings preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to access and navigate the production facility.
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at a time.

To apply for this position, send resume and cover letter to Shirley Ellis-West, Executive Director: shirley.west@ucainc.org

V.E.T.T.S. Mentor / Part Time

The V.E.T.T.S. Mentor will offer support, guidance, motivation, strength, reassurance, and accountability to their mentee. In addition, mentors encourage youth to explore developing their competencies and skills through a variety of activities (educational, recreational, career exploration, life skills, civic engagement, and positive youth development) in their emerging identity formation.

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JOB TITLE: V.E.T.T.S. Mentor
JOB TYPE: Hourly, up to 20 hours per week

SUMMARY:

Recruitment Policy

The VETTS mentor program encourages ongoing recruitment activities occur for new Vet mentors. As such, an Annual Recruitment Plan will be developed and will include recruitment goals, strategies to achieve those goals, an annual timeline, and budgetary implications. This plan will be kept current with any ongoing adjustments. Additionally, a detailed Quarterly Recruitment Activity Plan will outline specific tasks and activities. 

The designated Program Manager for VETTS assumes lead responsibility for the recruitment of new VETTS staff. Other program staff will support the Program Manager in these activities, as required.

Individuals who will be targeted to be VETTS staff include: 

  • U.S. Military Veterans from one of the four branches of the military service (Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard`) who have received an honorable discharge from their branch of service; this could also include the Coast Guard. 

 

VETTS Eligibility Policy

It is the policy of the VETTS program that each Vet mentor must meet the defined eligibility criteria. Extenuating circumstances may be reviewed at the discretion of the leadership and acceptance may then be allowed when all eligibility requirements are not clearly met. These instances are expected to be rare. 

VETTS Mentor Eligibility Requirements 

  • Be a U.S. Military Veteran from one of the four branches of military service (Marine Corps, Army, Navy, and Air Force) and/or the Coast Guard 
  • Demonstrate a desire to participate in the program and be willing to abide by all VETTS program policies and procedures 
  • Complete screening procedures 
  • Be willing to adhere to all VETTS program policies and procedures 
  • Agree to attend VETTS Meetings and Trainings as required 
  • Be willing to communicate regularly with the Program Manager and submit weekly documentation of visits and activity
  • Have access to an automobile or other reliable transportation 
  • Have a current driver’s license, auto insurance, and a good driving record 
  • Have a clean criminal history
  • Not be a convicted felon. If the applicant has been convicted of a felony, then they may be considered only after a period of seven years with demonstrated good behavior and an appropriate corrective attitude regarding past behaviors 
  • No use alcohol or controlled substances in an excessive or inappropriate manner 
  • Not currently in treatment for substance abuse. If a substance abuse problem has occurred in the past the applicant must have completed a non-addictive period of at least two years 
  • Must complete HIPAA as well as pass a background check and DCF mandated reporting training 

 

VETTS Mentor Screening Procedures 

  • Attend, either by phone or in person, a pre-interview orientation with the Program Manager 
  • Complete written application 
  • Check criminal history: state criminal history, child abuse registry, sexual offender registry. Same checks performed in all states resided in as an adult, if warranted. 
  • Provide three personal references 
  • Complete personal interview with at least two staff, as designated by Program Manager 

To apply for this position, send resume and cover letter to Shirley Ellis-West, Executive Director: shirley.west@ucainc.org