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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

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.

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.

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.  This position is located at one at one of our Oneonta 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.

Building Healthy Families Assessment Worker
The Building Healthy Families Assessment Worker is a member of the dynamic Building Healthy Families Program Team that supports expectant and new parents to get off to a great start on their parenting journey.  Responsibilities include building partnerships with pregnant and new parents and community service providers;  conducting outreach, screening, and assessments throughout the county and in family homes; and exploring resources with families to address challenges and promote healthy pregnancies, childhoods, and family development.  This position is 32 hrs/week.
Qualifications:  Bachelor’s 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.

Building Healthy Families Support Worker
The Building Healthy Families Support Worker is a member of the dynamic Building Healthy Families Program Team that supports expectant and new parents to get off to a great start on their parenting journey.  Responsibilities include meeting with enrolled families in their homes; conducting assessments; offering healthy pregnancy and parenting information; sharing resources to address challenges; and exploring parent-child activities that promote bonding, healthy childhoods, and resiliency in times of stress.
Qualifications:  Bachelor’s 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.

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 is located at our Schenevus site, and one is located at our Unadilla site.
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. 

NEW! 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 located at our Morris site.  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-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 Cherry Valley AND Cooperstown 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 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 & 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 position 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. 

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.
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.

NEW!  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.

Teacher/Center Director I
The Teacher/Center Director I 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 center staff, managing center operations, ensuring compliance with regulatory and program standards, purchasing, and classroom teaching.  This position is located at our Richfield Springs site.
Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Elementary Education or related field; one year teaching experience; one year supervisory experience; valid New York State driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.

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.  

Victim Support

PROGRAM EXPANSION!  Victim Counselor/Advocate
The Victim Counselor/Advocate works with the Violence Intervention Program team to support victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and violent crimes.  Responsibilities include providing immediate legal advocacy and support services to victims, including counseling; partnering with community providers to improve safety and access to services; educating county, town and village judges, attorneys, and court-based personnel on effective responses to domestic violence and sexual assault; coordinating new initiatives to expand the local pool of certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners; ensuring accurate and timely submission of program data and reports.  This newly created position is located in Cooperstown on the campus of the Otsego County Courts, and is an exempt, salaried position.
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.

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 10.15.2018