Opportunities for Otsego is currently seeking qualified applicants for the positions listed below. To apply, send (1) a fully completed application, (2) resume, and (3) cover letter to our Human Resources Department. 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.
NEW! Head Start Director: Opportunities for Otsego is seeking an individual with strong organizational and budget management skills to oversee Head Start, Early Head Start, Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK), and other agency child and family development programs. This is a senior management, full-time position with competitive benefits. Responsibilities include program and budget management, maintaining compliance with state and federal regulations, writing proposals and reports, and representing programs and Opportunities for Otsego in the community. Critical strengths include excellent verbal and written communications, experience managing a large number of employees, and the ability to develop and monitor complex multi-million dollar budgets. Experience in early childhood education is desirable; however, applications from candidates with the above critical program management strengths are welcome.
Early Childhood Services
Bus Driver (Schenevus): 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. This is a full-time position with competitive benefits. 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.
Family Support Worker: The Building Healthy Families Support Worker is a member of a team 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 home visits with families to conduct assessments and case management, making referrals to medical and social services in the community, and conducting parent education to prevent child abuse and neglect. This is a full time position with competitive benefits. Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in a human services related field OR an Associates Degree in human services related field and two years of relevant experience; valid NY drivers license.
Senior Cook (Unadilla): The Senior Cook 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 purchasing and preparing food, ensuring compliance with food safety standards, setting up and clearing eating areas, cleaning tools used in preparing and serving food, and preparing reports. This is a 30-hour per week position with competitive benefits. Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED; one-year of experience in school or institutional food service; knowledge of acceptable food safety and sanitation procedures; and a valid New York State drivers license.
Housing and Employment Services
Emergency Housing Shelter Supervisor: The Emergency Housing Shelter Supervisor works with a program team that provides a variety of support services for clients facing a housing crisis. The Supervisor oversees sheltering clients in the agency's emergency housing facility or in off-site lodging. Responsibilities include supervising employees, supervising on-site shelter services and operations, case management, ensuring compliance with policies and procedures, record keeping, and writing reports. Requires availability to be on-call and periodically work evenings and weekends. This is a full-time position with competitive benefits. Qualifications: Bachelors degree, preferably in a human services field; three years relevant experience in human services; one year supervisory experience; valid New York 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.
NEW! Violence Intervention Program Educator: The Violence Intervention Program (VIP) Educator works with a program team that provides a variety of support services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and violent crimes. This is a full time position with competitive benefits. Responsibilities include conducting domestic violence and sexual assault prevention education and presentations in schools and other community settings; coordinating rape crisis training for employees and volunteers; developing programs; report writing; and supervising interns and volunteers. Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in Teaching, Counseling, or other discipline related to the job; one year of experience highly related to education and public information; a valid NYS Drivers license and reliable vehicle; NYS Department of Health Rape Crisis Certification within first six months of employment.
NEW! Violence Intervention Program Manager: The Violence Intervention Program (VIP) Manager manages a program team that provides a variety of support services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and violent crimes. This is a full-time position with competitive benefits. Key responsibilities include program management and employee supervision; oversight of the operation of a 24/7 safe house for victims; preparing and managing complex budgets; building community coalitions with law enforcement, court systems, hospitals, and social services; raising revenue through grant writing and fundraising; preparing reports; and ensuring program compliance with the requirements of funding sources and government agencies.. The position requires excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Qualifications: Bachelors degree in Human Services or related field; three years of relevant experience in domestic violence and sexual assault; one year of relevant program management experience; a valid New York State Drivers License and reliable transportation ; NYS Department of Health Rape Crisis Certification within first 6 months of employment.