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
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.
Opportunities for Otsego is an equal opportunity employer.
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, and a valid New York State drivers license with an acceptable driving record. Two positions available: Full-time, Regular and Full-time, Temporary.
Bus Driver (Unadilla): The Bus Driver is part of the Head Start program, which promotes family and child development and prepares children from low-income families to be successful in school. Responsibilities include driving a school bus, observing traffic regulations for bus operations, enforcing regulations concerning bus and rider safety, assuring that children are left only with authorized caregivers, and providing required reports to supervisor. This is a full-time position, 30 hours/week position. Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED; possess or be able to obtain a valid NYS Commercial Drivers License with Passenger and School Bus Endorsements; able to pass a physical examination required by NYS Department of Motor Vehicles; successfully complete all training required before assuming driving duties.
Children's Center Associate (Substitute): The Children's 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 or GED; one year experience working with pre-school children; a valid New York State drivers license.
NEW! Classroom Teacher: The Classroom Teacher 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 planning and conducting daily classroom activities, conducting screenings and assessments, conducting parent-teacher conferences, record keeping, and supervising Assistant Teachers and classroom volunteers. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, Elementary Education or a related field; one year of experience in an early childhood program; valid New York State driver’s license and reliable transportation.
Data Management Specialist: The Data Management Specialist supports the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs by developing and maintaining the communications and data management systems. Responsibilities include employee supervision, developing and maintaining data management systems, preparing reports for management, ensuring compliance, coordination of day care licensing applications, and special projects. Qualifications: AAS in Business or related field and 5 years of relevant job experience in information management OR Bachelor Degree in Business or related field and 2 years of relevant job experience in information management; advanced expertise in database management, computer skills, and computer network technology; a valid New York State drivers license.
NEW! Family Services Specialist: The Family Services Specialist works in the Head Start/Early Head Start Programs that support children, ages 0-5 from low income families, to develop skills needed to be successful in school. Responsibilities include program planning, training and coaching Family Partners, assuring compliance with regulations and standards, maintaining records, and writing reports. Qualifications: Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education, Education or Human Services and five years experience in family services OR Masters degree Early Childhood Education, Education, or Human Services and two years of experience In family services; a valid New York State drivers license.
Teacher Center Director (TCD): The TCD works in the Head Start program which supports children, ages 0-5 from low income families, to develop skills needed to be successful in school. Responsibilities include supervising center staff, managing center operations, ensuring compliance with regulatory and program standards, purchasing, and classroom teaching. This position is based in Morris. Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Elementary Education or related field; one year teaching experience; one year supervisory experience; a valid New York State Drivers License with an acceptable driving record.
NEW! HEAP Clerk: The HEAP Clerk is a member of an office team that assists income-eligible clients reduce energy costs by applying for subsidies for heating fuels. Responsibilities include scheduling client appointments, screening initial applicants, data entry, and performing various clerical duties and administrative functions. This is a full-time, temporary position. Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED; experience in office environment performing administrative functions; ability to work with clients in a busy environment; relevant experience with computer software. Application packages must be received by September 12th.
NEW! 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 or GED; valid NYS driver’s license; relevant experience in office and administrative work; ability to work with clients in a busy environment; relevant experience with computer software. Application packages must be received by September 12th.
Health and Nutrition Services
NEW! WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor: The Breastfeeding Peer Counselor works in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program that provides education, support, and supplemental food to promote good health for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women and children. Responsibilities include providing education and to prenatal clients, maintaining records, writing reports, and administrative support for program activities. Qualifications: High school diploma, GED or equivalent; successful completion of Peer Counselor Training after hire; practical knowledge of breastfeeding principles; a valid New York State drivers license and reliable transportation.
Nutrition Assistant: The Nutrition Assistant works in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program that provides education, support, and supplemental food to promote good health for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women and children. Responsibilities include collecting client information, inputting and maintaining data, providing nutritional information based on client needs, and assisting the Nutritionist/Breastfeeding Coordinator in educational programs. Qualifications: High School diploma or GED; one year of relevant office experience; a valid NYS Drivers license.
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, and a valid NYS Drivers License.
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.