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SCAP

Attention: Human Resources
913 Albany Street
Schenectady, NY 12307

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Housing Case Manager – New Position

Duties : Case management (for approximately 30-40 families) 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. Do this independently and effectively communicate and work with a team – both in-house and through case conferencing as appropriate. Ensure comprehensive access to all of SCAP’s services, working with agency colleagues and community partners to fully integrate, streamline and coordinate family services.

 

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field with a minimum of 2 years’ experience providing related services to families and individuals. 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 services. Two (2) years’ experience providing related services to families and individuals. Sensitive to the needs of low-income and minority populations. Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.

 


Community Resource Navigator

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 related 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 resources first. Timely documentation of outcomes.

 

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or a related field with a minimum of two (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 services. Two (2) years’ experience providing related services to families and individuals. Sensitive to the needs of low-income and minority populations. Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.

 


Food Service Worker

35 Hours/Week | 38 and 46 Weeks/Year positions available

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-year-old classroom

35 Hours/Week | 40 Weeks/Year

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 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 Teacher with a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. 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.

 


Case Manager – New York State Supportive Housing Program

Duties: Innovative, compelling, multi-layered full-time position at a well-established not-for-profit launching an exciting program expansion. Looking for a talented professional with strong listening and problem solving skills to work with a case load of eligible TANF/200% families. Home visits, field work and community team partnerships to include the customer are necessary.

 

Requirements: Must have Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Psychology, Social Work  or related field with a minimum of 2 years working experience providing services and life skills to families and individuals. Familiarity with Strengths Based Models of Service Delivery including Brief Solution Focused Therapy techniques. Must have a valid NYS driver’s license, demonstrated computer skills, knowledge of job market, community resources and entitlement programs. Salary commensurate with experience plus many benefits.

 


Food Service Supervisor

35 Hours/Week | 42 Weeks/Year

Duties : Planning and supervising the preparation of quality food for Head Start children and families. Includes preparing food alongside staff as needed. Supervision of food service staff following all agency best practices and policies, conduct timely and accurate performance evaluations, develop work schedules ensuring services are conducted in a timely manner and monitor services to ensure goals are met. Assists and supports classroom staff in conducting nutrition activities that emphasize health food choices and exploring the tastes of different foods. Supports the Health/Nutrition Coordinator in ensuring compliance with CACFP regulations, local health codes, and Head Start Performance Standards and agency goals. Ensures food orders are timely, adequate and complete while maximizing food/cost ratio. Keeping perpetual inventory up-to-date and all other necessary records. Maintaining kitchen equipment in clean, proper working conditions according to sanitation codes.

 

Requirements: Associate’s Degree in Food Service Management or extensive experience in a related field. A minimum of one (1) year experience in food service management and supervision. Must provide on a biennial basis a physical from a licensed health care provider, clearing you under 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. Sensitive to the needs of low-income and minority populations and display common courtesies. Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and ability to lead a team. Demonstrated computer expertise; consistently upgrading skills to remain up-to-date on the use of technology in the workplace.

 


Family Service Worker

35 Hours/Week | 48 Weeks/Year

Duties : Responsible for the support of Early Learning parents as they identify and meet their goals, the provision of crisis intervention services, data collection, documentation and actively integrating services with other agency services, utilizing the principles of Family Development. Routinely orients parents to the services provided by Head Start as well as agency wide services through the provision of home visits, center contacts, telephone contacts, as well as annually during program recruitment. Remain up-to-date on current services offered through SCAP. Conducts regular, but at a minimum two home visits each program year to all assigned families or if necessary coordinates and schedules these visits at the Center or appropriate alternative location at the convenience of the family.

 

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in related field or Associates Degree in Human Services and two (2) years directly related experience. Family Development Credential preferred. Computer literacy required and the ability to consistently upgrade skills to remain up-to-date on the use of technology in the workplace. Sensitive to the needs of low-income and minority populations and display common courtesies. Physical and background check required.

 


Family Engagement Specialist – EHS-CCP

35 Hours/Week | 52 Weeks/Year

Duties : Responsible for the active engagement of Early Head Start Child-Care Partnership 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 two (2) years 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 services. Physical, background check and fingerprint clearance required.