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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

Application packages can also be submitted via fax to: 607.433.8013; or via email to: jobs@ofoinc.org. 

Be sure to specify the position(s) you are applying for and sign the application form. Applications may be downloaded by clicking here, picked up at 3 West Broadway in Oneonta, or can be requested by email or telephone (607.433.8000). 

Fully completed application packages are acknowledged by mail and uploaded to our database for hiring managers to review.  Hiring managers 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 convenience, applicants should save 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 behalf of applicants.

Opportunities for Otsego is an equal opportunity employer.

NEW!

Center Director

Housing Intake Coordinator

Victim Resource Coordinator

Early Childhood

Assistant Teacher
The Assistant Teacher 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 assisting a classroom teacher in daily classroom activities, keeping records, and working with children and parents in a center based program.  Three positions available: one at our Cherry Valley site, one at an Oneonta site, and one at our Unadilla site.  School breaks and summers off.
Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED; current preschool CDA preferred; one year experience working with pre-school children; a valid New York State driver’s license.

Center Associate (Full-Time & Substitutes)
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.  Full-time position is at our Schenevus site. Substitutes work hours as needed by the program, and are needed at multiple sites.  School breaks and summers off.
Qualifications:  High School Diploma/GED; one year experience working with pre-school children; a valid New York State driver's license (not mandatory for substitutes).

NEW!  Center Director
The Center Director works in the Head Start/Early Head Start program that supports children, ages 0-5 from low income families, to develop skills needed to be successful in school.  Responsibilities include supervising employees, managing operations of a multi-classroom center, purchasing, ensuring compliance with regulatory and program standards, maintaining data, and report writing.  This position is located at one of our Oneonta sites. School breaks and summers off.
Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, or a related field; two years teaching experience; two years supervisory experience; valid New York State driver's license.

Center-Based Family Partner
The Center-Based Family Partner works in a community-based program that supports low-income families with children enrolled in the Head Start/Early 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.  Two positions available: one splits time between our Laurens and Morris sites and one is at our Schenevus site. School breaks and summers off. BOTH positions have pending hires.
Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Social Work, Family Services, Counseling  or related field OR Associates degree in Human Services, Social Work, Family Services, Counseling or related field with a credential and one year of related experience in Human Services; valid New York State driver’s license and reliable vehicle.

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.  Some Classroom Teachers also work in the UPK program.  Responsibilities include planning and conducting daily classroom activities, conducting screenings and assessments, parent-teacher conferences and home visits, record keeping, and supervising Assistant Teachers and classroom volunteers.  This is a UPK program position, located in Oneonta.  School breaks and summers off.
Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, Elementary Education or a related field; one year of experience in an early childhood program; Teacher certification (for UPK program teachers only); valid New York State driver’s license and reliable transportation.

Emergency Housing

EHAP Residential Associate (Substitutes)
The EHAP Residential 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.  Substitutes work hours as needed by the program.
Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED; experience in human services area; a valid New York State driver's license.  

NEW!  Housing Intake Coordinator
The Housing Intake Coordinator is part of the Emergency Housing Assistance Program team that provides a variety of support services for clients residing in the agency homeless shelter or needing assistance to retain and maintain safe, stable, affordable housing.  Responsibilities include: conducting intake interviews and assessments of clients seeking housing assistance, entering data and maintaining records, writing reports, record keeping, data entry, and various office duties.
Qualifications:  High school diploma/GED (Associates degree in social services or business administration desirable); one year job experience including work with the public, following procedures, and client service; valid New York State driver’s license.

Victim Support

NEW!  Victim Resource Coordinator
The Victim Resource Coordinator works with the Violence Intervention Program team to provide a variety of support services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and violent crimes. Responsibilities include conducting domestic violence and sexual assault prevention education and presentations in schools and other community settings, coordinating rape crisis training, developing programs, report writing, and supervising interns and volunteers.
Qualifications:  Bachelor's Degree in Teaching, Counseling, or discipline related to the job; one year experience highly related to education and public information; New York State Department of Health Rape Crisis Certification within first six months of employment; valid New York State driver’s license and reliable vehicle.

VIP Residential Associate (Substitutes)
The VIP Residential 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.  Substitutes work hours as needed by the program.  
Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED; a valid New York State driver's license; and experience in human services. 

 

Updated 07.15.2019