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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

Clerical Assistant
The Clerical Assistant provides administrative and clerical support services for the finance and human resources functions.  Responsibilities include maintaining files and records, entering data, preparing correspondence, ensuring accuracy and compliance with procedures, and other various clerical duties.  This position is 10 hours/week.
Qualifications:  High School diploma or GED; one year of relevant office experience; general knowledge of finance and human resources, basic computer skills and knowledge; valid 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.  Two positions available: one at our Unadilla site, and 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.

PROGRAM EXPANSION!  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.

PROGRAM EXPANSION!  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. 

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-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.  Three positions available: one works at our Cherry Valley AND Cooperstown sites, one works at our Laurens AND Morris sites, and one works 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 & 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.

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 or Associate’s Degree in early childhood education; one year experience in an early childhood program; valid New York State driver’s license.

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.

Emergency Housing & Employment Services

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.  

Emergency Housing Program Assistant
The Emergency Housing Program Assistant provides administrative support to the Emergency Housing Assistance Program and provides project support for maintaining and reporting OFO data and coordinating special agency projects. Responsibilities include:  organizing and coordinating office procedures; preparing correspondence and office documents and coordinating office communication and schedules.  In addition, this position is responsible for the operation of the Wheels to Work program as funding exists.
Qualifications:  AA degree in business administration or office management or equivalent experience preferably in human services; valid New York State driver’s license.

Housing & Energy Conservation Services

Energy Services Crew Leader
The Energy Services Crew Leader works in the Energy Services programs to assist households to reduce their heating and cooling costs by installing energy efficient devices and systems. Responsibilities include installing insulation, windows, and other energy saving improvements on home energy systems, following work plans and directions, organizing materials for daily work activities, driving and proper care of agency work vehicles, and complying with safety rules and guidelines. The Energy Services Crew Leader also assigns and oversees the work of crew members. 
Qualifications:  High school diploma or GED; 2-year technical degree or 5-years residential housing construction experience; 2-years HVAC experience preferred; relevant knowledge of standard construction practices as they apply to energy conservation; valid New York State driver's license; obtain certifications as required.

Energy Services Office Administrator
The Energy Services Office Administrator provides administrative coordination for the Housing and Energy Services programs. Responsibilities include organizing and coordinating office operations and procedures, completing client intake process (including eligibility determination), preparing and maintaining client files, invoicing, ensuring accuracy of data, data entry in various databases, reporting, ordering of material and supplies, coordinating office communication, and providing a variety of administrative support.
Qualifications:  High School Diploma/GED required; Associates degree in business administration or related field preferred; 5 years of relevant experience in office administration, including general clerical duties and inventory control; computer skills, including database, spreadsheet and word processing; valid New York State driver’s license.

Home Rehab/Purchase Coordinator
The Home Rehab/Purchase Coordinator works in the Housing and Energy Services program to assist low-to-moderate income applicants with purchasing, repairing, or rehabilitating a home.  Responsibilities include organizing and coordinating housing programs, performing ongoing program marketing, assisting clients from application process through project completion.
Qualifications:  High School Diploma/GED required; Associates degree in business administration or related field preferred; 5 years of relevant experience in office administration,  preferably in a human service setting; demonstrated experience in community collaboration; valid New York State driver’s license.

Victim Services

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 08.20.2018