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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.

Collaboration Project

After School Coordinator
The After School Coordinator partners with the Oneonta City School District to provide after school academic and enrichment opportunities to youth in grades 6-8 and their families. Responsibilities include overseeing recruitment and retention of participants, supervising activity leaders and peer tutors, coordinating enrichment activities and family support services, ensuring compliance with regulatory and program standards, maintaining data, monitoring expenditures, and report writing.  Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent post-secondary training in education or management field; two years’ experience coordinating a school, recreation or community program for youth; experience working as team member focused on contributing to quality programming; a valid New York State driver’s license.

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.  Positions available at our Unadilla and Schenevus sites.
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.

Bus Driver
The 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.  Two positions available: one at the Schenevus site, and one at the Unadillasite.
Qualifications:  High School Diploma/GED; possess or able to obtain CDL-C license with School Bus Endorsement; able to pass a physical examination required by New York State Department of Motor Vehicles; successfully complete all training required before assuming driving duties. 

Center Associate (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.  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).

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 an Oneonta site.
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.  This position is located at our Schenevus site.
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.

Children’s Center Associate (Full-time and Substitutes)
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.  Full-time is 35 hrs/week.  Substitutes work hours as needed by the program.  
Qualifications:  High School Diploma or GED; one year experience working with pre-school children; valid New York State driver’s license. 

Family Support Worker
The Family Support Worker is a member of a team in the Building Healthy Families Program that works with clients to support parent-child bonding, child health and development, and family self-sufficiency by reducing the stress that comes with parenting.  Responsibilities include conducting home visits with families to administer assessments and case management, making referrals to medical and family support services in the community, and providing parenting education and activities that promote resiliency and family well-being. 
Qualifications:  Degree in a human services related field OR an Associate’s Degree in human services related field and  two years of relevant  experience; 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.  This position is located at one of our Oneonta sites.
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.

Housing and Employment Services

EHAP Residential Associate (Full-time and 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 is 40 hrs/week, second shift hours.  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 Director
Oversee HOME Grant and coordinate with the City of Oneonta to develop proposals to fund affordable housing projects in and around the City of Oneonta.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of commensurate experience, or any combination of education and experience that can demonstrate knowledge in the field of affordable housing; strong written and verbal communication skills; strong computer skills; strong management skills; valid New York State driver’s license; ability to travel.

Victim Services

Campus Coordinator/Advocate
The Campus Coordinator works with the Violence Intervention Program team to support victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and violent crimes.  Responsibilities include providing prevention and educational programs to the higher education campus community (faculty, staff, students, and athletes) with the goal of supporting the student population impacted by sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking within the campus community. The Campus Coordinator will also serve as a confidential victim advocate for students, providing confidential, survivor-focused services and resources to students seeking support and information in response to experiences involving sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking.
Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in social work, human services  or related field with one year of relevant experience preferably 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.

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.

NEW!  Transitional Housing Navigator
The Transitional Housing Navigator 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 client intake interviews, developing and managing client case plans, assisting clients to obtain services appropriate services, record keeping, and preparing written reports.
Qualifications:  Associate’s degree in social work, criminal justice, sociology or highly related field with preferred experience  in conducting intakes/screenings, housing assistance, human services, 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 (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 12.14.2017