Career Opportunities at Saratoga County EOC

Join Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council Inc. and help your community!  SCEOC is an organization that helps people help themselves. EOC is an organization that empowers and guides families through times of crisis and uncertainty and provides a safety net for our neighbors who will always require assistance.

Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council remains committed to serving our community. We have adapted many of our services and programs to continue serving our neighbors’ growing and changing needs during this time.  We are actively recruiting and interviewing candidates while the offices remain closed to visitors and staff are safely working from home.  Virtual interviews are being conducted so we can continue to move forward and grow our dedicated team!

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Assistant Teachers  – Saratoga Springs, Clifton Park, Ballston Spa  & South Glens Falls (full year)  This position serves as additional support to the Teaching staff in an Infant/Toddler daycare classroom.  Assistance is given to the teacher in carrying out the goals, policies, and activities designed to implement educational objectives and performance standards. Experience working with young children, especially Infants/Toddlers is necessary.  Minimum requirement is a High School Diploma/GED and CDA (Child Development Associate) or be enrolled in a CDA credential program that will be completed within 2 years; or have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree (in any area) or be enrolled in a program leading to a degree in Early Childhood Education.  Must be willing and able to obtain and maintain basic First Aid and CPR certification. Required to be MAT (Medication Administration Training) trained and certified to administer medications as needed. Valid driver’s license required.  $12.06/hr., 40 hrs/wk, 51 wks/yr.

Health Advocate –  Mechanicville (full year)  Ensuring that families have health insurance coverage and an ongoing source of continuous, accessible health and dental care. High School Diploma/GED and two years’ experience in a related field working in public health or nutrition required. Valid driver’s license required.  Must be willing and able to obtain and maintain basic First Aid and CPR certification. Required to be MAT (Medication Administration Training) trained and certified to administer medications as needed. $11.80/hr, 40 hrs/wk, 51 wks/yr.

Home Visitors – positions in Saratoga Springs, Ballston Spa and Corinth (full year) This position is responsible for supporting families who are not in a class setting to move toward school readiness. The Home Visitor works with families to assesses and identify barriers that impede school readiness and strengths that encourage school readiness.  The position is mobile and requires staff to complete home visits as described. Requirements are a minimum of a home-based CDA credential or comparable credential, or equivalent coursework (12 Early Childhood Education credits) as part of an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. Knowledge and experience in Child Development and Early Childhood Education; the principles of child health, safety and nutrition; adult learning principles; and family dynamics. Experience working with young and preschool age children is a must. Must have knowledge of community resources and the skills to link families to the appropriate agencies and services.   Must have a reliable vehicle and valid license required.  Mileage reimbursement is offered along with $12.83/hr, 40 hrs/wk, 51 wks/yr.

Cooks / Nutrition Specialist –  Ballston Spa (full year) Responsible for ordering, cooking, serving and documentation of meals for a preschool classroom following CACFP guidelines.  Includes high volume food preparation, following menus, inventory control, and adherence to health and food safety codes.  Must maintain strict cleanliness of the kitchen as well as food service and storage areas. Willing and able to obtain and maintain Serv/Safe Certification, basic First Aid and CPR.  Knowledge of nutrition, basic food preparation and food sanitation necessary. High School Diploma/GED and experience in a kitchen and cafeteria required. Valid driver’s license is necessary.  $11.80/hr, 35 hrs/wk, 51 wks/yr.

Teacher Aides/Floaters  – Saratoga Springs, Clifton Park and Ballston Spa (full year) – Assists the Lead Teachers and Assistant Teachers with daily Head Start classroom needs.  Position does require working in various sites to fill in for vacancies and absences when and where needed. Experience working with preschool children is helpful.  Must have High School Diploma/GED and a valid driver’s license.  $11.80/hr., 35 hrs/wk, 51 wks/yr.

Substitute Teachers and Substitute Teacher Aides – We have positions available that require varying degrees of experience from Lead Teachers to Assistant Teachers to Teacher Aides.  All positions serve in a preschool classrooms and assist in facilitating team planning, implementation, and supervision of classroom activities. Will work with developing children and children with disabilities. Requirements based on teaching level below:

Lead Teachers: Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood with a minimum of 1 year experience, NYS Teacher Certification in a preschool category is helpful but not required, Supervisory experience a plus

Assistant Teachers: Associates in Early Childhood or enrollment in a CDA program is acceptable

Teacher Aides: High School Diploma/GED and experience working with preschool children

We offer excellent benefits and the Head Start program offers school breaks off with pay!

A reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license required for all positions.

To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to hr@saratogaeoc.org or fax to (518) 288-3234 or mail to the Human Resources Manager at Saratoga County EOC, PO Box 169  Ballston Spa NY  12020.

Applications are available on this website.

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Heating Technician  

Serves as the primary heat technician on the job site. Coordinate with Auditors and Program Director to perform the prescribed job in a manner that is thorough, courteous, expeditious, and safe. Diagnosis malfunctions of heating system and/or components for the purpose of identifying repair/replacement, renovation and preventive maintenance. Review job folders and determine the work to be accomplished and materials needed to complete the project. Willing to obtain HVAC Certification or BPI Certification as a Heating Professional. HS Diploma/GED required. Knowledge of various HVAC systems including hydronic heating systems and forced air heating systems is a plus. We are willing to train.  Carpentry or renovation experience and use of basic power tools is helpful.   A clean, valid New York State driver’s license required.   Position offers $16.00 per hour with excellent benefits!

 

Family Services Manager

The Family Services Manager is responsible for the development, implementation, oversight and evaluation of evidenced-based family support services grounded in principles of Trauma Informed Care, Universal Basic Regard, and Coaching in order assist low-income families in establishing household stability and working toward self-sufficiency. This position will facilitate training and coaching for staff engaged in direct family support services including Head Start Family Advocates and Home Visitors as well as Food Programs, Immigrant Services and Family Services advocates. The Family Services Manager will also work with agency management to build a Trauma Informed approach to all agency operations.

The desired candidate should have experience and training in Trauma Informed Practice and client coaching models.  General knowledge of community services and experience or knowledge of family strengths/family centered practice also preferred. Will work with the management team to develop and implement the EmPath Mobility Mentors Program, taking into Department variations and funding requirements. Facilitate staff training on Trauma Informed Care, Economic Mobility and Coaching. Provide staff coaching to improve family coaching skills and trauma informed practices. Collect data and evaluate program efficacy, provide outcome-based recommendations.  Supervise direct reports. Participate in agency-wide, as well as department specific, initiatives to adopt and improve Trauma Informed Care and Whole Family practices.

Must have a Master’s Degree in social work preferred; supervised practicum or internship preferred. Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, sociology, related fields with significant relevant professional experience will be considered. A minimum of three years supervisory/ administrative experience in a human service related position is required. Experience and Training in Trauma Informed Practice and client coaching models. General knowledge of community services and experience or knowledge of family strengths/family centered practice preferred. Excellent communication and computer skills are required. Must be able to maintain composure in challenging situations. Must be able to lift 40lbs and have a valid Driver’s License. Position offers an annual salary of $48,880.00

Immigrant Services Specialist

The Immigrant Services Specialist serves a crucial role in providing bilingual services and support to immigrants and their families in Saratoga, Washington and Warren Counties through EOC’s Immigrant Services Program. The Specialist will be clients’ primary point of contact with the agency and will assist them in accessing local resources, interpreting at appointments, and making appropriate referrals. The Advocate will provide assistance with issues including employment, housing, finances, health and education services.  Candidate must be fluent in both Spanish and English able to demonstrate effective crisis management, good judgment, and have excellent communication skills.

Must have a Bachelor’s Degree preferred in social sciences including coursework related to cultural diversity, Latin American/Latinx studies, education, human services or social work, or 4 years of relevant work experience.  Bilingual/ Bi-Cultural – must have the ability to read, write, and communicate with high proficiency in both Spanish and English, as well as demonstrate an understanding of or ability to relate to Latinx/Latin American cultures and heritage. Working knowledge of government, healthcare, legal and social services programs. Must have knowledge of issues faced by low-income individuals and families. Experience in performing basic social needs assessments, crisis intervention, case management/mentoring, and advocacy.  A clean, valid New York State driver’s license required.  Position offers $16.00 per hour with excellent benefits!

Community Services Assistant

The Community Services Assistant serves an important role in opening the door for low-income individuals and families to access the multiple support services available provided at Saratoga County EOC and at partner agencies. As the primary staff person responsible for the intake and eligibility screening of new and returning participants, the Community Services Assistant conducts a primary assessment of individual and family needs and connects them with staff and programs that can provide support. Candidate must be friendly, caring and professional and be able to demonstrate effective crisis management, good judgment, and have excellent communication skills. This position is customer facing and provides many “grassroots” programs, therefore flexibility and a positive, “can-do” attitude are a must, as well as a shared belief in our mission is to support low-income individuals and families work toward self-sufficiency and reach their goals. We are customer/participant focused and seek and applicant who desires to make an impact in the lives of our neighbors in need.

This position will work 30-hours/week and will be responsible for  the complete primary intake and assessment for agency customers/participants. Introducing customers to EOC and the complete initial intake assessments of customers. Provide referrals to all EOC programs and community referrals. Responsible for input of all customer intake information into client tracking database program. Advocate for customers to secure access to and assistance from appropriate sources. Assists with Community Services Department Programs such as the Food Pantry, Rural Food Delivery Program, Soup Kitchen, Summer Lunch, VITA, and the annual Thanksgiving Baskets. Will also prepare program reports and maintain up-to-date and accurate files on customers to assist in application and reporting processes required by funding sources. Responsible for submitting timely completion of monthly reports to Community Services Director. Become an expert in the agency’s database system in order to be able to run reports for all programming.

Candidate must have an Associates Degree in Human Services or a High School Diploma/GED and 1 years’ experience in human services field. Must have knowledge of issues faced by low-income families and individuals and understanding of local healthcare and social service resources. Working knowledge of governmental and social services programs required. Experience in performing basic social assessments desired. Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus, but not required. Excellent communication and computer skills are required. Basic computer skills with Windows applications and word processing skills helpful. Must be able to maintain composure in challenging situations. Must be able to lift 40lbs and have a valid Driver’s License is required. Position on offers a starting rate of $14.50 per hour.

Part-time Soup Kitchen Assistant

Saratoga County EOC is seeking a part-time Soup Kitchen Assistant to help oversee the preparation and serving of meals at our community lunch program in Saratoga Springs. We are looking for a passionate individual who wants to give back to their community. The Soup Kitchen Assistant will be responsible for overseeing meal preparation, serving and coordination of volunteers.

This position is 3 to 4 days per week, 9:00am-1:30pm with flexibility for weekend coverage if necessary.  Position offers $14.50 per hour.

Experience with cooking, food service, menu planning, food safety and proper storage is required.

Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for volunteers who would like to spend time giving back to their community.  All positions require someone who is friendly, inviting and enjoys working with the public.  Must be able to lift at least 40 pounds.

We have the following opportunities available:

Food Pantry  – Assists at our Ballston Spa location with the stocking of shelves, filling of food orders and assisting customers to their cars.

Mobile Food Pantry – Assists our advocate while the Mobile Food Pantry is out on the road. He/she would assist in loading the vehicle, filling orders and assisting customers in designated locations throughout the county.

Soup Kitchen – Assists at our Soup Kitchen located in Saratoga Springs.  Includes the preparation of food, serving our customers and breakdown.

Learn more and apply on our volunteer page!

Our Benefits

All employees enjoy:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Comprehensive health benefits: medical, dental, and vision
  • 401 (k) tax-deferred savings plan
  • Free Life & Accident & Death insurance $20,000 for employees and $2,000 for spouses and dependent children, with options for additional coverage
  • Short-term disability coverage
  • Free parking

How to apply

To apply online:

  1. Click the “Application” link to open application file.
  2. Download the file, and open in Acrobat Reader to access the application as a fillable PDF.
  3. Fill out the application and email along with a letter of interest and resume to: hr@saratogaeoc.org.

OR mail application:

  1. Click the “Application” link to open application file.
  2. Print the file.
  3. Fill out the application and mail to the address below. Please include a letter of interest and resume.
    Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council, Inc.
    39 Bath Street, PO Box 169    Ballston Spa, NY  12020
    ATTN: Human Resources Manager

Applications, resumes and letters of interest can also be faxed to the Human Resources Manager at (518) 288-3234.

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