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"When I see the kids' smiles, I know I am having a positive impact on local families." --Helen S., Head Start Teacher

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 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 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 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.

Administration

Administrative Assistant
The Administrative Assistant serves at the Opportunities for Otsego reception area and supports the agency in a variety of administrative duties.   Responsibilities include organization, coordination, and support of agency operations, greeting visitors and callers, directing visitors to appropriate programs, routing agency wide mail, data entry, and a variety of clerical/administrative duties for other departments as required.
Qualifications:  HS Diploma or GED, Associates /Degree in Business Administration desirable;  three years of relevant experience with office practices; ability to accurately perform clerical tasks and work with the public; keyboarding and computer proficiency.

Building Operations

Maintenance Assistant
The Maintenance Assistant is a skilled member of the facilities team that maintains, repairs, and upgrades facilities and equipment at Opportunities for Otsego.  Responsibilities include general repair, maintenance, and construction work, and assisting the Facilities Supervisor in projects, and following safety procedures.
Qualifications:  High School Diploma or GED; three years of relevant experience in building/equipment maintenance and construction/repairs, valid New York State driver’s license.

Custodian/Maintenance Assistant
The Custodian/Maintenance Assistant does cleaning and basic maintenance tasks in OFO Head Start facilities.  Responsibilities include cleaning floor and surface areas in working areas and bathrooms, waste disposal, replacing consumable items in washrooms, and performing basic maintenance and minor repairs on equipment and facilities.
Qualifications:  Experience providing custodial services; knowledge of basic maintenance procedures.

Early Childhood Services

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.
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 25 hrs/wk.  Substitutes work hours as needed by the program. 
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-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.
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.

NEW!  Children’s Center Associate
The Children’s Center Associate works at The Children's Center, a drop-in day care center for children whose parents have business in the Otsego County Courts.  Responsibilities include assisting a classroom teacher in daily classroom activities and working with children and parents in a center based program.
Qualifications:  High School Diploma or GED; one year experience working with pre-school children; valid New York State driver’s license.

Classroom Teacher 
The Classroom Teacher works in the Head Start and UPK 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, parent-teacher conferences and home visits, record keeping, and supervising Assistant Teachers and classroom volunteers.
Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, Elementary Education or a related field; Teacher certification; one year of experience in an early childhood program; a valid New York State driver’s license and reliable transportation.

Early Head Start Caregiver I
The Early Head Start Caregiver I works in the Early Head Start program that supports children, 18 to 36 months from low-income families to develop the skills needed to be successful in school.  Responsibilities include assisting a Caregiver II in planning and conducting daily classroom activities, documentation and record keeping, screenings, assessments, and working with children and parents in a center based program. 
Qualifications:  High School Diploma or GED with a current Infant/Toddler CDA ; one year experience in an early childhood program; valid New York State driver’s license

Home-Based Family Partner
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:  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  home-based CDA or equivalent credential and one year of related experience in Human Services; valid New York State driver’s license and reliable vehicle.   

Head Start Program Assistant
The Head Start Program Assistant works in the administrative office of Head Start/Early Head Start, a program that supports children, ages 0-5 from low income families, to develop skills needed to be successful in school. Responsibilities include entering and maintaining data, preparing documents, operating office equipment, and providing a variety of administrative assistance to support program operations.
Qualifications: High School diploma or GED; one year relevant administrative experience or training in office administration; use of computers and software; and a valid New York State driver’s license.

Housing and Employment Services

EHAP Residential Associate (Full-time & 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.  Full-time position is 40 hours/week.  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. 

Victim Services

Counseling Advocate
The Counseling Advocate works with the Violence Intervention Program team to support victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and violent crimes.  Responsibilities include client intake and screening, service planning, counseling clients, client advocacy and referral, record keeping, and program reporting.
Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in social work or highly related field with one year of relevant experience in domestic violence, sexual assault and counseling; New York State Department of Health Rape Crisis Certification required within first six months of employment; valid New York State Driver’s License and reliable transportation.

Crime Victim Advocate
The Crime Victim Advocate works with the Violence Intervention Program team to support victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and violent crimes.  Responsibilities include client intake and screening, client advocacy and referral, record keeping, and program reporting.
Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in social work, criminal justice, sociology or highly related field with one year of relevant experience preferably in domestic violence and sexual assault; New York State Department of Health Rape Crisis Certification required within first six months of employment; valid New York State driver’s license and reliable transportation.

VIP Residential Associate (Full-time and 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.  Full-time position is 40 hours/week.  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 04.26.2017