Work at SCAP

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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Duties: Responsible for providing on-going job development, job placement, follow-up and retention services for participants of SCAP’s Employment Services. Will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with employers in and around the Capital District and Schenectady County to establish their employment needs and provide employers with qualified applicants. Assist with resume development, workshop facilitation and data entry. Must be hard working, creative, flexible, and energetic and thrive in a fast-paced environment.


Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field with a minimum of 2 years’ experience working in career counseling or job placement. Master’s Degree preferred. Strong communication and organizational skills absolutely necessary. Must also be able to handle a demanding and rewarding work load. Must have a valid New York State driver’s license, computer literacy, and knowledge of the job market and community resources.


Executive Assistant

Duties : Set up and maintain corporate executive office including maintaining all centralized files, both electronically and manually. Create and maintain a retrieval system for all documents that is efficient and safeguards important documents to ensure a high level of confidentiality. Provide the Executive Director with efficient executive support services and create effective systems that improve the Executive work flow, including updating of approved policies and procedures and cross-system assurance between governance groups. Conserves Executive Director’s time by reading, researching, and routing correspondence; drafting letters and documents; collecting and analyzing information; initiating telecommunications. Provides support to the Board of Directors, under the direction of the Executive Director, completes all board mailings for meetings on a timely and efficient system, takes accurate minutes of all board meetings and safeguards records, and provides logistical support for Board and Executive meetings. Maintains Executive Director’s appointment schedule by planning and scheduling meetings, conferences, teleconferences and travel. Creation of mailing lists and other documents to support the Executive Director’s community leadership functions.


Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in a related field is required and progressive experience working in executive management support functions. Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and an understanding of executive protocols. Demonstrated organizational skills. Ability to manage multiple priorities and provide high level professional support. Proficient and experienced in the use of technology that creates efficient systems, including experience with Microsoft Office Products is required. Sensitive to the needs of low-income people and experience in a community-based agency preferred.


Assistant Director of Early Learning Programs

Duties : Responsible for management of Family Services, Enrollment, Recruitment, Selection, and Eligibility & Attendance (ERSEA) for Early Learning Program families, integration of the program and agency services to families, and for the overall management of the Early Learning Program in the absence of the Director. The assistant Director works as part of an agency-wide team to further the goals of SCAP. Assists the Director with supervision of the day-to-day function of the program following Federal and State regulations and agency best practices and policies. Assists the Director with program initiatives and provides oversight and management of program in the absence of the Director. Works as part of an agency management team to ensure consistency with program goals and to integrate those goals agency-wide. Responsible for oversight and maintenance of the component database including application and development of the database, as well as troubleshooting any issues on behalf of the users.


Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services or related field. Master’s Degree preferred. Five (5) years’ experience working with at risk and/or low-income children and their families. Five (5) years’ direct supervisory experience in a related field or program. An understanding of welfare policy, early childhood education policy, Federal & State regulations and the effects of poverty on children and their families is required. Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills and the ability to lead a team. Must provide on a biennial basis a physical from a licensed health care provider, clearing you under New York State Day Care regulations. Valid New York State driver’s license, have regular access to a car and be willing to travel to off-site locations as needed. Background check is required prior to employment as required by NYS Day Care regulations and Federal Head Start Performance Standards.


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 (multiple positions available)

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 Services Case Manager 

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.


Employment Services Case Manager (2 open positions)

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 families and individuals to obtain employment. 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 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.


Intake Specialist

Duties: Exciting, fast-paced rewarding full-time position at well regarded not-for-profit. Motivated creative professional needed to provide focused, energetic, face-to-face in-depth initial screening and data collection/entry with Employment Services.

Requirements: Must have Associate’s Degree minimally with 3 years’ experience or more preferably in Office Management. Exceptional data collection and reporting skills an absolute. Must have a valid driver’s license and demonstrated computer skills. Salary commensurate with experience plus many benefits. 


Home Visitor (Home-Based Teacher)

Duties: Creates a partnership with each family which identifies goals, sets priorities and establishes a written plan for their child’s educational goals and the family’s goals per established Policies and Procedures. Makes weekly home visits to families, implementing the home base curriculum to ensure a developmentally appropriate learning environment for children and their families. Responsible for planning and carrying out educationally appropriate group sessions for children and their families, encouraging active parent involvement bi-weekly based on a pre-approved calendar. Completes all required paperwork accurately, efficiently and timely, including but not limited to education, health and social service records, including screening and assessments, concerning children and their families utilizing agency tools and best practices.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Social Work, Human Services or related field. A minimum of one year of demonstrated experience providing human services, teaching preschool children and/or adults, or related work. Must display a commitment to team approach problem solving and be sensitive to the needs of low-income families. Physical and background check required. 



Duties: Efficiently answer multi-line phone system and direct calls to appropriate persons using a customer friendly approach and common courtesies. Take clear, concise messages and direct messages to the appropriate persons. Maintains accurate daily customer log in data as directed and enter accurately and timely all required data using spreadsheets and data entry software as directed. Produce reports of this data on a monthly basis that are accurate. Greet customers and business associates with a pleasant and professional demeanor and be able to determine their reason for coming to SCAP. Direct the customer/business associates to the appropriate person. Keep waiting room neat and ensure professional looking area by removing garbage and straightening the waiting room when needed, ensure efficient flow of people by keeping the entry way clear of people and managing the overall waiting area effectively.


Requirements : Five years’ experience with answering and referring calls from a multi-line switchboard. High School Diploma or G.E.D. Associate’s Degree preferred. Must demonstrate the ability to quickly learn about housing and community services, community resources and public assistance. Must be sensitive to the needs of low income and minority populations, and display common courtesies. Demonstrated computer literacy required. Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.