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Position: Case Manager—Supportive Housing Solutions (2 openings) (posted 8/27/15)

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’s 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’ 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.

Interested candidates submit resume to:

Attention: Naomi Wood
SCAP, Inc.
913 Albany Street
Schenectady, NY 12307
fax: (518) 688-0571
email: nwood@scapny.org


Position: Crisis Intervention Counselor (posted 8/27/15)

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 the 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 resources first. Timely documentation of outcomes.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field or an Associate’s Degree in Human Services or a 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’ experience providing related services to families and individuals. Sensitive to the needs of low-income and minority populations. Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.

Interested candidates submit resume to:

Naomi Wood
SCAP, Inc.
913 Albany Street
Schenectady, NY 12307
fax: (518) 688-0571
email: nwood@scapny.org


Position: Program Assistant—Housing and Community Services (posted 8/27/15)

Duties: Responsible for timely and accurate data collection, data entry and generating monthly reports from numerous databases for management. Ensure this function is up to date at all times. Maintain up to date customer history files in an organized and retrievable manner. Conduct routine and timely follow up of customers to collect data on service outcomes. Responsible for office support functions to enable an efficient and effective organizational flow, providing support services to the Director in an accurate, efficient, and timely manner. As part of an agency support team, cover reception when needed by answering multi-line phone system; take clear concise messages and direct calls to appropriate persons using a customer friendly approach. Order supplies and equipment for Department and process purchase orders as directed.

Requirements: Associates Degree in a related field. Three (3) years’ experience in providing support functions in a similar position. Office management experience preferred. Demonstrated computer expertise with Microsoft Office, the use of smart board and the ability to stay up to date on office technology. 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 written and verbal communication skills.

Interested candidates submit resume to:

Naomi Wood
SCAP, Inc.
913 Albany Street
Schenectady, NY 12307
fax: (518) 688-0571
email: nwood@scapny.org


Position: Family Engagement Specialist (posted 8/27/15)

Duties: 35 Hours/Week, 52 Weeks/Year. Responsible for the active engagement of EHS-CC 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’s services. Physical, background check and fingerprint clearance required.

Interested candidates submit resume to:

Antionette Williams
SCAP Early Learning
100 Bigelow Avenue
Schenectady, NY 12304
fax: (518) 377-8553
email: awilliams@scapny.org


Position: Home Visitor (posted 8/27/15)

Duties: 35 Hours/Week - 40 Weeks/Year. 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, background check and fingerprint clearance required.

Interested candidates submit resume to:

Ann Marie Kinzel
SCAP Early Learning
100 Bigelow Avenue
Schenectady, NY 12304
fax: (518) 377-8553
email: akinzel@scapny.org


Position: Teacher (posted 8/27/15)

Duties and 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. Must pass background check. Physical, background check and fingerprint clearance required.

Interested candidates submit resume to:

Ann Marie Kinzel
SCAP Early Learning
100 Bigelow Avenue
Schenectady, NY 12304
fax: (518) 377-8553
email: akinzel@scapny.org


Position: Case Manager-Employment and Housing (posted 6/18/15)

Duties: Innovative, compelling, multi-layered full-time position at a well-established not for profit agency. Looking for a talented professional 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 Bachelors Degree in Human Services, Psychology, Social Work or related field with a minimum two 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 a valid New York state driver's license, demonstrated computer skills, knowledge of job market, community resources and entitlement programs.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience plus many benefits.

Interested candidates can submit resume and letter of interest to:

Attention Rosann Rogers, Employment Services Program
Schenectady Community Action Program, Inc.
913 Albany Street
Schenectady, NY 12307
E-mail: crassistant@yahoo.com
Please no phone calls or faxes

Position: RESIDENTIAL OPERATIONS SPECIALIST PER DIEM

Duties: SCAP is seeking an Operations Specialist for a residential setting for homeless families. Duties include assisting in maintaining a safe and healthy residential setting for homeless families; overseeing all activities within the residence and ensuring that residents have three meals per day. Hours include Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM and can include additional hours as needed to fill in on other shifts as they become available.

Qualifications: A high school diploma and experience in a community residence for adults or families is required. Applicants must possess a valid NYS driver's license; pass a physical; and have no record on file with the NYS Central Registry for child abuse. This position includes benefits and a minimum pay rate of $10.08 plus per hour depending on education and experience.

Send Resume and Letter of Interest to:   

Schenectady Community Action Program, Inc.
913 Albany Street, Schenectady, NY 12307