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Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at SCAP.

To Apply: Please fill out the job application and email it to scapgen@scapny.org with the job title you are applying for in the subject line of the email. If you are not able to do this, please stop in to SCAP to fill out an application or mail it to:

SCAP
Attention: Gabrielle Mazzucco
913 Albany Street
Schenectady, NY 12307

download SCAP Job Application (docx file)
Email Application to: scapgen@scapny.org


Employment Services 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 Associates Degree minimally with 3 years’ experience or more preferably in Office Management. Exceptional data collection and reporting skills an absolute. Must have valid drivers’ license and demonstrated computer skills. Salary commensurate with experience plus many benefits.


Housing and Community Services Director -

Duties: Responsible for development, planning and management of Housing and Community Services and for leadership participation as part of the Agency’s Executive Team. Ensure quality of services, monitor and ensure compliance with agency and program policies, and relevant regulations pertaining to all services. Liaison to funding sources, professional organizations and other community engagement initiatives. Responsible for resource development including grant writing and development, and enhancement of services. Responsible for public policy expertise with respect to program services, advocating for the poor and orientation of the Board of Directors and other policy groups as assigned. Ensure integration of services both internally and externally with partners, working to ensure program quality and elimination of duplication of effort by employees and customers.

Requirements: Master’s Degree in human services, social work, public policy or related field or Bachelor’s Degree with at least five years of directly related and progressive experience. Five (5) years progressive management experience. Working knowledge of local, state and federal regulations and policy related to housing welfare and other public benefits and related services to families. Ability to work proactively and progressively with community groups, colleagues, consumers and other groups. Sensitive to the needs and possess a thorough understanding of the social issues, and public policy related to poverty, and at-risk groups.


VITA Coordinator - 15 hours/week until 4/29/2016

Duties: Work with all VITA partners to organize sites, volunteers and schedules to provide the most efficient service delivery possible, conduct outreach to ensure adequate communication of services to the public and work with communications staff to develop and distribute outreach and publicity materials. Supervise all volunteers to insure optimal coverage and insure that the quality of the volunteer’s work is acceptable. Coordinate the daily operations of VITA, including accurate submission of all returns, maintenance of all records and program documentation efficiently with an effective retrieval system.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in related field with one-year of related experience or Associate’s Degree in related field with three years of related experience. Demonstrated experience recruiting and supervising volunteers. Possess a valid New York State driver's license, have regular access to a car. Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and ability to lead a team. Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to maintain comprehensive records. Demonstrated computer expertise; consistently upgrade skills to remain up to date on the use of technology in the workplace.


Teacher - three- and four-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 (Birth-2) 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.


Case Manager - New York State Supportive Housing Program

Duties: Innovative, compelling, multi-layered full-time position at a well-established not-for-profit. Looking for talented professionals with strong listening and problem-solving skills to work intensively with a case load of eligible TANF/200% families. Focus on job-skills training leading to employment beginning with housing stabilization. Home visits are necessary, field work is necessary, community team partnerships to include the customer are necessary.

Requirements: Must have a 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. Must have valid NYS driver’s license, demonstrated computer skills, knowledge of job market, community resources and entitlement programs. Salary commensurate with experience plus many benefits.


Community Resource Navigator/Outreach Specialist

Duties: Provides intake, assessment, advocacy, referral, crisis intervention and short-term case management services to ameliorate crisis and move the customer on to longer-term case management. Conducts outreach for the department and establishes relationships with partners under the guidance of Management.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field required. Master’s Degree preferred. Two (2) years’ experience with community navigation and outreach required. 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 and work with SCAP staff and partner staff to ensure the most effective referral methods.


Employment Services Case Manager

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 recipients where the focus is on job-skills training leading to employment and retention. Home visits, field work and community team partnerships to include the customer are necessary. Catchment area includes: Schenectady, Fulton and Montgomery Counties.

Requirements: Must have a 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 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 Worker

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.


Residential Operations Specialist (Per Diem)

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 resident’s 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. Physical and background check required.


Home Visitor

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 paper work 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 pre-school 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.