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      CHILDREN’S AUTHORITY MARCH VACANCIES

      CHILDREN'S AUTHORITY MARCH VACANCIES

      FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT

      THE CHILDREN’S AUTHORITY OF TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

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      DESCRIPTION

      The Financial Accountant is responsible for maintaining the General Ledger and ensuring the accuracy of accounting records and entries into the accounting system.

       

      THE CHILDREN’S AUTHORITY OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO    

      JOB DESCRIPTION ‚Äď FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT

      ________________________________________________________________

                Job Title:      Financial Accountant

      Department: Finance

                Section:        Corporate Services

                Reports to:   Finance Manager

                Direct Reports:   Accounting Associate

                Indirect Reports:    NA

      ______________________________________________________________________

      JOB SUMMARY

      The Financial Accountant is responsible for maintaining the General Ledger and ensuring the accuracy of accounting records and entries into the accounting system. The Financial Accountant will conduct regular analyses of general ledger accounts to ensure accuracy in allocations and will make recommendations with respect to allocations and accounting treatments. The incumbent will also supervise a small team of accounting staff.

      All activities must be geared towards maintaining the highest levels of service to all internal and external stakeholders and clients, must be sensitive to children’s issues, must conform to the guidelines and standards set by The Authority and to all legal, regulatory and statutory requirements.

      KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

      1. Prepares monthly and other periodic financial statements and management reports.
      2. Coordinates the annual statutory audit including preparation of financial statements and necessary audit schedules.
      3. Liaises with the Internal Auditor as necessary and prepares reports and schedules required to respond to internal audit reviews
      4. Reviews the monthly payroll, petty cash and cheque/ACH payments for accuracy.
      5. Conducts audits of work to confirm that the provisions of the Accounting Procedures Manual are upheld.
      6. Coordinates and advances special projects as assigned by the Manager.
      7. Prepares necessary documents for reporting to the Board of Directors and the parent Ministry.
      8. Prepares annual budget estimates and attend budget defense meetings to justify the budgets submitted.
      9. Supports the development and maintenance of a team environment by performing other related duties.

      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

      • Professional accounting qualification such as ACCA, CIMA, CMA or First Degree in Accounting.
      • Seven (7) years‚Äô experience in financial accounting with three (3) years supervisory experience, preferably in a public sector environment.
      • Sound knowledge of accounting standards and practices.
      • Sound knowledge of government‚Äôs financial regulations, accounting and reporting requirements.

      REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

      • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
      • Working knowledge of QuickBooks Accounting
      • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
      • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
      • Excellent customer service orientation.
      • Basic knowledge of children‚Äôs issues.

      Interested persons are asked to adopt the following guidelines when submitting an application:

      • Kindly submit your Resume and Cover Letter in one (1) document in either a word or pdf file.
      • Applications are to be titled as the Candidate‚Äôs name, i.e. First Name and Last Name.
      • Clearly identify the position applied for in the Cover Letter and Subject of the email.
      • Hard copies of applications will be accepted, however soft copies are preferred.
      • Please apply via one (1) advertising medium only.
      • Only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.

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      CAREGIVER (TOBAGO)

      THE CHILDREN’S AUTHORITY OF TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

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      DESCRIPTION

      The Caregiver will be responsible for the care, nurturing and supervision of children who are receiving attention at the Authority.

       

      CHILDREN’S AUTHORITY OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

      JOB DESCRIPTION ‚Äď CAREGIVER (TOBAGO)

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       Job Title:      Caregiver

      Section: Care Services/ Legal & Regulatory Services

      Reports to:   House Mother

      Direct Reports: N/A           

      Indirect Reports: N/A

      ________________________________________________________________

       JOB SUMMARY

      The Caregiver will be responsible for the care, nurturing and supervision of children who are receiving attention at the Authority. The Caregiver will provide basic medical, physical, dietary, social and emotional care to children to meet their daily needs. The Caregiver will promote children’s holistic well-being through meaningful relationship building, and will work with other members of the team to meet the needs of the children, always providing support, for each child placed in care.

      These services will be delivered in keeping with best practice, while respecting and promoting the rights of the child.

      All activities must be geared towards maintaining the highest levels of service to all internal and external stakeholders and clients, must be sensitive to children’s issues, must conform to the guidelines and standards set by The Authority and to all legal, regulatory and statutory requirements.

      KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

      • Attends to the personal hygiene and personal care needs, including but not limited to grooming, dining and nutritional, mobility, basic psychosocial and safety needs of the children.
      • Observes children closely, identifying changing needs and conditions at first indication, and reports immediately to the Team Lead as appropriate.
      • Consistently works with all staff team members to meet the needs of all children.
      • Facilitates developmentally appropriate daily activities to support children‚Äôs need for play/ recreation, continuous learning, and physical exercise.
      • Maintains accurate records of caregiving services and activities provided to children on a daily basis.
      • Maintains the cleanliness play areas, children‚Äôs rooms, common rooms, and dining areas or any other area designated for children and ensures housekeeping needs are achieved
      • Accompanies children to medical appointments, counselling services and any other related business
      • Prepares meals for residents and overseas that children eat on time.
      • Performs other related duties.

      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

      • A minimum of Three (3) O‚Äô Level passes.
      • Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education supplemented with training in CPR and First Aid.
      • Three (3) years‚Äô work experience in a child care environment or a related field.

      REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

      • Working knowledge of child care practices.
      • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
      • Basic knowledge of cultural norms of Trinidad and Tobago.
      • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
      • Customer service orientation.
      • Demonstrable interest in children, their needs and rights
      • Basic knowledge of children‚Äôs issues.

      Interested persons are asked to adopt the following guidelines when submitting an application:

      • Kindly submit your Resume and Cover Letter in one (1) document in either a word or pdf file.
      • Applications are to be titled as the Candidate‚Äôs name, i.e. First Name and Last Name.
      • Clearly identify the position applied for in the Cover Letter and Subject of the email.
      • Hard copies of applications will be accepted, however soft copies are preferred.
      • Please apply via one (1) advertising medium only.
      • Only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.

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      ASSISTANT CORPORATE SECRETARY

      THE CHILDREN’S AUTHORITY OF TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

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      DESCRIPTION

      The Assistant Corporate Secretary performs specialized, complex and confidential secretarial functions to the Corporate Secretary and Executive Management and produces a variety of documents for Executive Management, Board of Management and Board Committees.

       

      THE CHILDREN’S AUTHORITY OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

      JOB DESCRIPTION ‚Äď ASSISTANT CORPORATE SECRETARY

      ________________________________________________________________

      Job Title:               Assistant Corporate Secretary

      Department:          Board of Management

      Section:                 Office of the Director

      Reports to:            Corporate Secretary

      Direct Reports:     N/A

      Indirect Reports:  N/A

      ________________________________________________________________

      JOB SUMMARY

      The Assistant Corporate Secretary performs specialized, complex and confidential secretarial functions to the Corporate Secretary and Executive Management and produces a variety of documents for Executive Management, Board of Management and Board Committees.  The incumbent provides a range of support services that includes arranges appointments, meetings and travel requirements, sets up and maintains office filling systems, assists with the coordination and planning of meetings, operates business machines such as fax, photocopier and mailing equipment.

      These services will be delivered in keeping with best practice, while respecting and promoting the rights of the child.

      KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

      1. Provides confidential secretarial functions to the Corporate Secretary, Director and Executive Management, by producing a variety of documents such as correspondence, executive minutes, agendas and Board reports: updated and maintains computer files, databases, email and directories; utilizes desktop publishing applications where required.
      2. Composes correspondence for executive signatures; sets up appointments and meetings; provides and/or co-ordinates the provision of secretarial services for the members of executive management group; prepares and distributes notices of meeting at the Board of Management.
      3. Sets up and maintains office filling systems, including correspondence and related administrative records.
      4. Assists the Corporate Secretary with the co-ordination and planning of meetings by ensuring locations and meal arrangements are booked, preparing and distributing meetings agendas and meeting materials and acting as liaison with all involved community contacts and businesses.
      5. Attends a variety of senior management and or board meetings and take minutes, produces and distributes minutes as appropriate; gathers information for inclusion in Board of Management report s on request; distributes meeting packages prior to meetings.
      6. Coordinates case preparation with the manager and the legal associates, including gathering information and locating important files, and assists them in timely filing of documents, court orders, appeals and motions for cases.
      7. Works closely with the Records Team Lead to develop and maintain hard copy and electronic filing systems of correspondence, case management documents, reports, circulars, confidential matters, and any other relevant/pertinent records in a manner that allows for easy and accurate filing, storage, archiving and retrieval.
      8. Manages stationery and office supplies inventory for the office of the Corporate Secretary by checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies, expeditiously placing orders and verifying receipt of supplies.
      9. Monitors the operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, and requesting repairs, as needed.
      10. Handles confidential and sensitive matters in a discrete manner, and keeps all information effectively secured.
      11. Represents the Authority at meetings, workshops, seminars and conference.
      12. Performs any other related duties.

      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

      • Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies.
      • Three (3) years‚Äô experience working closely with senior management in a legal environment.

       REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

      • Ability to maintain confidentiality in the performance of duties.
      • Strong organisational skills.
      • Ability to multi-task, prioritise and meet strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
      • Working knowledge of legal practices.
      • Ability to prepare legal correspondence and documents.
      • Ability to organise and maintain files and records.
      • Knowledge of office management policies, practices and procedures.
      • Working knowledge of children‚Äôs issues.
      • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
      • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills (oral and written).
      • Proficiency in computer usage and the Microsoft Office Suite.

      Interested persons are asked to adopt the following guidelines when submitting an application:

      • Kindly submit your Resume and Cover Letter in one (1) document in either a word or pdf file.
      • Applications are to be titled as the Candidate‚Äôs name, i.e. First Name and Last Name.
      • Clearly identify the position applied for in the Cover Letter and Subject of the email.
      • Hard copies of applications will be accepted, however soft copies are preferred.
      • Please apply via one (1) advertising medium only.
      • Only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.


       

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