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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.

NEW!

Assistant Teacher: Two positions available; one is located at our Unadilla site; the other is located at our Schenevus site.

Center Associate:  Two full-time positions available:  One is located at our Morris site; the other at our Unadilla site. 

Center-Based Family PartnerTwo positions available: One splits time between our Laurens and Morris sites; the other is located at our Richfield Springs site.

WIC Nutritionist (CPA):  New Opening!

EHAP Residential Associate (Full-Time)Full time position is 40 hrs/week; and will work either 10PM-8AM (Mon-Thur) or 2PM-10PM (Mon-Fri). 

Administration

Accountant
The Accountant works in partnership with the finance/human resources team and program managers to support agency operations and ensure fiscal accountability and compliance with multiple funding sources.  Responsibilities include administering agency wide payroll; performing accounting functions related to vouchers, cost accounting, accounts receivable, monthly, quarterly and year-end closing, and journal entries; ensuring compliance with accounting procedures and requirements of funding sources; special projects; data entry and maintenance; and report writing.
Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field; one year accounting experience, preferably in a not-for-profit; understanding of generally accepted accounting principles for not-for-profit agencies and knowledge of OMB Circulars A-133/A-122/OMB Uniform Guidance; proficiency in computer financial applications; valid New York State driver’s license with an acceptable driving record. 

Early Childhood

NEW! 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 is located at our Unadilla site and one is located at our Schenevus site.
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 Resource Specialist
The Building Healthy Families Resource Specialist 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 Specialist
The Building Healthy Families Support Specialist 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.  Two full-time positions available: one is regular/ongoing and the other is a temporary position (est. approx. 4 months duration).
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.

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.  Two full-time positions available: one at our Morris site and one at our Unadilla 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).

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.  Two positions available: one splits time between our Laurens and Morris sites, and one is located at our Richfield Springs 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 (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. 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.

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 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  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. 

Health & Nutrition

NEW! WIC Nutritionist (CPA)
The WIC Nutritionist works in the Women, Infants, and Children Program that provides education, support, and supplemental food to promote good health for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women and children. Responsibilities include reviewing applications and enrolling participants, assessing and creating plans to meet participant needs, providing education and counseling in nutrition and breastfeeding, assistance in program planning, record keeping and reporting.  Qualifications: Registered Nurse (RN) with a Bachelor’s Degree or Nutrition and Dietetics Technician Registered (DTR/NDTR) or Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate health related field with at least 6 credit hours in nutrition; valid New York State driver’s license and reliable transportation. 

Housing

NEW! 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 is 40 hrs/week; and will work either 10PM-8AM (Mon-Thur) or 2PM-10PM (Mon-Fri).  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

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 12.10.2018