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Employment Opportunities

Opportunities for Otsego is currently seeking qualified applicants for the positions listed below. To apply, send a fully completed application package to Human Resources, Opportunities for Otsego, 3 West Broadway, Oneonta NY  13820, which includes:

* A fully completed Opportunities for Otsego employment application form and
* An updated resume and
* A cover letter

Be sure to specify the position(s) you are applying for and sign the application form. Applications may be downloaded by clicking below, picked up at 3 West Broadway in Oneonta, or can be requested by email or telephone (607.433.8012). 

Fully completed application packages are acknowledged by mail and forwarded to the hiring manager who will contact candidates whom they wish to interview.   OFO respectfully asks applicants not to call the agency regarding the status of their application. 

Applications are job specific.  For your convenience, applicants should make a copy of their original completed application form for use in applying for other OFO position(s) that open in the future.  OFO cannot update applications on the behalf of applicants.

Opportunities for Otsego is an equal opportunity employer.

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Early Childhood Services

Assistant Teacher (Head Start):  The Assistant Teacher supports the Head Start Classroom Teacher in helping children, ages 3-5, develop the early reading and math skills they need to be successful in school. Responsibilities include assisting in daily classroom activities, record keeping, and working with children and parents in a center based program. Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED; current Child Development Associate credential for age group; one-year experience working with age appropriate group; a valid New York State drivers license with an acceptable driving record. 


Bus Driver (Unadilla):  The School Bus Driver works in the Head Start program that supports children, ages 3-5 from low income families, to develop the skills needed to be successful in school.  Responsibilities include driving a school bus, observing traffic regulations for bus operations, enforcing bus and rider safety, ensuring that children are left only with authorized caregivers, and providing required reports to supervisor.   Qualifications:  High School Diploma/GED; possess or able to obtain CDL-B license with School Bus Endorsement; able to pass a physical examination required by NY State Department of Motor Vehicles; successfully complete all training required before assuming driving duties.


Center Associate:  The Center Associate works in the Head Start Program that supports children, ages 3-5 from low income families, to develop skills needed to be successful in school.  Responsibilities include assisting a classroom teacher in daily classroom activities, school bus monitoring, and working with children and parents in a center based program.  Qualifications:  High School Diploma/GED; one year experience working with pre-school children; a valid New York State drivers license.


Family Partner (Center-Based): The Center-Based Family Partner works in a community-based program that supports low income families with children enrolled in the  Head Start Program. Responsibilities include assisting families to design and implement development plans, planning and conducting client home visits, promoting full attendance in the program, maintaining data and records, and writing reports. Qualifications: Bachelors degree in Human Services or related field OR Associates degree in Human Services or related field with one year of related experience in Human Services; a valid New York State drivers License and reliable vehicle.


Family Partner (Home-Based):  The Home-Based Family Partner works in a community-based program that supports low income families with children and prenatal women enrolled in Head Start/Early Head Start.  Responsibilities include assisting families to design and implement development plans, planning and conducting client home visits, promoting full attendance in the program, maintaining data and records, and writing reports.  Qualifications:  Bachelors degree in Human Services or related field OR Associates degree in Human Services or related field with one year of related experience in Human Services; a valid New York State drivers license and reliable vehicle.



Home-Based Specialist:  The Home-Based Specialist will provide oversight of the Early Head Start Home-Based program and supervision of Home-Based Family Partners to ensure compliance with performance standards.  Responsibilities include carrying a minimal home-based caseload, planning and conducting home visits, promoting full attendance in the program, maintaining data and records, and writing reports.  Qualifications:  Bachelors degree in Human Services or related field; 5 years successful experience working with children and families, including one year supervisory experience; a valid New York State drivers license with an acceptable driving record.


The Childrens Center Associate (Substitute): The Childrens Center Associate provides care to children, age birth-12, whose parents have business in the Otsego County Courts.  Responsibilities include assisting the classroom teacher in daily classroom activities and working with children and parents in a drop-in day care center.  Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED; one year experience working with pre-school children; a valid New York State drivers license.

 

Energy Services

HEAP Intake Worker:  The HEAP Intake Worker is a member of an office team that assists income-eligible clients reduce energy costs by applying for subsidies for heating fuels.  Responsibilities include interviewing and screening clients, assisting clients to properly complete applications, making initial determinations for assistance, and maintaining data.  This is a full-time, temporary position.  Some local travel may be required. Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED; a valid NYS drivers license; relevant experience in office and administrative work; ability to work with clients in a busy environment; relevant experience with computer software. 

  

Housing and Employment Services

Emergency Housing Associate (Substitutes): The Emergency Housing Associate works in the Emergency Housing Assistance Program to support and advocate for clients at the emergency housing residential facility, helping them attain permanent housing, employment, and other goals to achieve self-sufficiency. Responsibilities include ensuring the security, safety, and health of residents and staff, collaborating with other community programs and organizations, responding to the emergency housing hotline, and providing on-call coverage as assigned. Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED; experience in human services area; a valid NYS drivers license. 

 

Victim Services

Crisis Intervention Associates (Substitutes): The Crisis Intervention Associate works in the Violence Intervention Program to support victims of domestic violence and sexual assault by maintaining a safe environment at the domestic violence shelter, conducting intake interviews, providing client support, advocacy, and medical accompaniment, assisting in case management and crisis intervention, and answering the domestic violence/sexual assault hotline. This is a substitute position, working hours as needed by the program. Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED; a valid NYS drivers license; and experience in human services.

 

Employee Benefits Summary

Updated 12.18.2014

 


 

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