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Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at SCAP.

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Attention: Human Resources
913 Albany Street
Schenectady, NY 12307

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 Food Service Worker

35 Hours/Week | 44 Weeks/Year

Duties : Actively assists the Food Service Supervisor with planning menu cycle. Prepares and sets up of food and utensils correctly, timely and according to the daily menus. Receives, checks, and dates all incoming food products and paper goods daily and accurately. Prepares and stores food in accordance with NYS Health Code requirements. Maintains the kitchen and storage area according to sanitary and safety standards and observes proper personal hygiene and handing washing requirements at all times. Assists with obtaining the proper materials and equipment for the preparation of food and maintenance of the kitchen. Assists with monthly inventory and is accurate and timely. Responsible for staying up to date on procedures and best practices by attending all trainings as instructed and approved. Actively participating and demonstrating the ability to implement new techniques once trained.


Requirements: High School Diploma or GED preferred, minimum requirement is ability to read and write without assistance and comprehend program forms, training materials and procedures. Experience working in food service desirable. Physical and background check required. Possess a NYS valid Driver’s License and have a clean driving record.


Preschool Teacher

3- and 4-year old classrooms

Duties : Plans and implements, based on the approved Head Start curriculum, a developmentally appropriate classroom experience that includes parents as volunteers in all appropriate aspects of the classroom. Confers with parents and consultants to meet each child’s individual needs and communicates with the site-supervisor(s) as necessary to keep consistent, confidential flow of information regarding the child’s success. Responsible for maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment conducive to growth and development of children, which meets the CDA competency goals and pre-school planning guide. Completes all required paper work accurately, efficiently and timely, including but not limited to classroom evaluations, attendance records, volunteer timesheets, and follows through as appropriate.


Requirements : Seeking an Early Childhood Certified Teacher with initial/professional certification and one (1) year teaching experience in an Early Childhood setting. Classroom management experience preferred. Must display a commitment to team approach problem solving and be sensitive to the needs of low-income families. Background check and physical required.


Residential Operations Specialist – Per Diem Opportunities

Duties: Work independently to maintain the residence, managing schedules and ensuring the house routine is maintained in a safe, efficient and consistent manner following verbal and written house instructions. Document routines and report all issues timely, consistent with procedures, using appropriate communication methods and ensuring confidentiality of residents. Oversee all activities within the residence, ensuring appropriate behaviors and residents’ use of the home is consistent with all policies and procedures. Provide meals and snacks as scheduled following a pre-determined menu and ensuring all residents have access to food upon check-in at Sojourn House. De-escalate inappropriate behaviors or problems between residents, modeling appropriate tools for problem solving.


Requirements: High School Diploma required. Associates Degree in Human Services or related field preferred. Two (2) years experience in a community residence for adults or families, and experience working with homeless populations. Must be sensitive to the needs of low-income individuals. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to accommodate family needs. Must be available to work at least 2 shifts per month. Physical and background check required.


Community Resource Navigator (Community-Based)

Duties: Conduct comprehensive, efficient and sensitive intake and assessment to customers, triage crisis needs and act as an advocate for customers with community-based agencies, government agencies and others, modeling appropriate communication methods and successfully assist customers to obtain benefits and assistance to ameliorate the crisis. Conduct timely, efficient and active internal and external referral processes to alleviate crisis. Follow up timely on all referrals and document outcomes, determining appropriate next steps and appropriateness of referred services. Provide short-term case management and ensure support so customer’s crisis is ameliorated for a minimum of 90 days. Refer customer to long-term case management, utilizing in-house services first. Timely documentation of outcomes.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, or related field with a minimum of 2 years of additional experience in the direct field of crisis intervention. Master’s Degree preferred. Knowledge of community-based services, public assistance and other community resources and demonstrated skills in accessing these services appropriately. Must have the ability to learn quickly the resources available in Schenectady County, and be able to appropriately refer in-house working with other program support staff to ensure full access to SCAP’s services. Two (2) years of experience providing related services to families and individuals. Sensitive to the needs of low-income and minority populations. Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills. Bilingual preferred.


Family Engagement Specialist- EHS-CCP

35 Hours/Week | 52 Weeks/Year

Duties: Responsible for the active engagement of EHS-CCP parents in their child’s education experiences, development and support of family wellness goals, integration of services with other SCAP programs and community partnership support. Responsible for data collection and entry and utilizing the principles of Family Development. Supports the integration of partnership goals and proactively represents SCAP. 

Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree in related field with 2 years of directly related experience. Master’s Degree preferred. Family Development Credential preferred. Knowledge of community based services, public assistance and other community resources and demonstrated skills in accessing these services appropriately. Must have the ability to learn quickly the resources available in Schenectady County, and be able to appropriately refer in-house working with other program support staff to ensure full access to SCAP’s services. Physical, background check, and fingerprint clearance required.


Teacher Assistant

35 Hours/Week | 48 Weeks/Year

Duties: Assists in implementing on a daily basis the Head Start curriculum and fostering each child’s development socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically, maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment conducive to the growth and development of children. Completes the daily classroom housekeeping chores including cleaning tables, sweeping floors, removing trash, and other chores to maintain a clean and orderly classroom for children. Works with classroom staff to encourage parent involvement in the classroom and to welcome parents so they feel comfortable and productive as a volunteer in the classroom. Stays up to date on CDA credential and actively participates in supervisor-approved trainings to continue to learn new techniques and best practices. Assists Teacher with the on-going assessment of children. Observes and takes accurate and professional notes on children and shares information with other team members as appropriate. Participates in fall planning conference and spring progress report conference, following the lead of the Teacher and providing appropriate, professional feedback to the parent.

Requirements:  High School Diploma and Child Development Associate credential (CDA) required. Associate degree in Early Childhood preferred. Must provide on a biennial basis a physical from a licensed health care provider, clearing you under the New York State Day Care regulations. Background check is required prior to employment as required by NYS Day Care regulations and Federal Head Start Performance Standards. Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills. Sensitive to the needs of low-income and minority populations and display common courtesies.


Supportive Housing Solutions Case Manager

Duties: Case management to assist with overcoming the barriers to maintaining housing and family stabilization using Family Development strengths-based approach. Triage case load to ensure adequate support to families in crisis and high needs families. Complete comprehensive assessments of family strengths and needs using agency tools and best practices. Develop goals and milestones with family participation according to the Brief Solution Focused treatment model and Family Development. Conduct regular and up-to-date evaluation of progress and modify goals on a periodic basis to provide support for successful retention of permanent housing. Ensure comprehensive access to all of SCAP services, working with agency colleagues and community partners to fully integrate, streamline and coordinate family services.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree in social work, human services or related field, Master’s Degree preferred. Five (5) years of experience providing related services to families and individuals. Knowledge of community-based services. Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills. Valid NYS driver’s license and willingness to travel to off-site locations. Must be Sensitive to the needs of low-income and minority populations.