Veterans Career Network Opportunities

Veterans, get assistance from human resource professionals every Thursday from 10:30—12 noon at the Stratton VA Medical Center, 113 Holland Ave, Room 603C, Albany, NY 12208

Upcoming presentations by Century Solar Supply/Questar III on November 6th and Upstate Transit of Saratoga on November 20th. For more information call 518-626-5150. Drop-ins are welcome.

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November 2014 Newsletter – Becoming Saints

Ok, the newsletter is two days late. Remember, it did take time for some to become saints…

November calls us to reflect on the lives of the saints and to pray for all those journeying toward the beatific vision. Join us in prayer for the faithful departed throughout November. Beyond remembering, we are called to become saints ourselves. Check out our newsletter and discover how to become a saint. Be an active part of the church this November because giving thanks to and praising God is not just a one-day-a-year event.

You may view and download a copy of our November 2014 Newsletter right here.

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Job Opportunities for the Week of October 20, 2014

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The Schenectady County Office of Facilities has a full-time opportunity available for a Plumber.

Salary: The 2014 salary is $47,843 (grade 15, step 1).

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and four (4) years of experience as a journeyman plumber. At the time of appointment, must possess a certificate of competency (Licensed Master Plumber) issued by the appropriate examining Board of Plumbers and must also possess a valid New York State Driver’s License and must maintain such license throughout duration of appointment. Permanent appointment to positions in the County is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Application: Civil Service applications will be accepted from applicants who meet the minimum qualifications. CSEA bargaining unit members within the department will be given preference in appointment, based on seniority.

Submit applications to the County Personnel Department, County Building 2nd Floor by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 30, 2014.

Fostering Hope Development Coordinator – Fostering Hope Foundation

Fostering Hope Foundation is seeking a part-time capital development coordinator for its new site in the Capital Region. A full job description is available on-line.

Fostering Hope is a nonprofit family foundation dedicated to the mission of affirming and supporting foster parents in their task of caring for neglected and abused children. Our goal is to improve the outcomes of youth in foster care, and our vision is to improve foster care nationally. Fostering Hope assists in integrating volunteers from the faith community into the lives of foster families in order to provide the stability, normal developmental experiences, and community connections that every child needs to thrive. This engagement also creates public interest in the foster care system and in improving the quality of foster care.

Job Description: We are seeking a dynamic, experienced individual who will be instrumental in maintaining and growing capital resources for our incubator site in New York’s Capital Region. This person will have expertise in fundraising and capital development in support of nonprofit organizations. He or she will be based in the offices of Welfare Research, Inc. in Albany, N.Y., will collaborate with the local Fostering Hope Program Coordinator, and receive training and support from Fostering Hope’s headquarters.

Responsibilities: Prepare an annual development plan, revenue budget, and timeline; Utilize a variety of methods (e.g., civic group affiliations, fundraising campaigns, church relationships, granting foundation relationships) to build revenue for the program; Research granting foundations and write effective grant proposals and reports; Build relationships in the community to raise awareness of the Fostering Hope program; Provide monthly reports reflecting financial donations and expenses; and Establish and maintain donor management system.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or higher; Excellent communication and relational skills; At least 3-5 years of successful experience in fundraising; Demonstrated ability to prepare and execute development plans; Experience with donor tracking software; Working knowledge of budgeting and accounting procedures; and Familiarity with capital development strategies and techniques, such major gift cultivation and solicitation, grant writing and reporting, events, etc. Experience with Benevon system a plus.

Location: Albany, NY
Position Type: Part Time leading to Full-Time
Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Resumes and cover letters may be E-mailed or mailed to: Welfare Research Institute (WRI), 14 Columbia Circle, Suite 104, Albany, NY 12203.

Employment Opportunities at Northeast Parent & Child Society

We encourage applications from historically under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience working with diverse populations; women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity to become part of a dynamic, diverse, friendly and passionate team.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, Northeast Parent and Child Society, Inc. will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran or disability status or any other characteristics protected under applicable law.

Protecting children, preserving families, and strengthening communities since 1888

Receptionist – Northeast Parent & Child Society

The receptionist will provide assistance to the Administration Offices, including greeting and assisting visitors, making and directing phone calls and communicating information to all Agency staff.

Skills/Qualifications: H.S diploma, G.E.D required with at least one year of experience with reception, general office support functions. Applicants must possess excellent customer service skills.

Work schedule: 12pm-8pm. Schedule may change, flexibility required.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To learn more about and apply for this position please visit us on-line.

Recruiter (Home Finder) – Northeast Parent & Child Society

The Foster Family Program (TFFP) at Northeast Parent & Child Society invites applications for a full-time Recruiter (Home Finder) for its office in the Johnstown area.

The Foster Family Program at Northeast Parent & Child Society provides foster and pre-adoptive foster homes for abused and neglected children from birth through age 21. Each foster parent receives intensive training and ongoing professional support to promote a positive, successful experience. The Recruiter (Home Finder) is responsible for recruiting, training and assisting Foster Parents in receiving placements.

Skills/Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in social work or human services with 3 – 5 years’ experience working in social services required. Experience with training desired. Must be very flexible, have a high level of engagement and assessment skills, and have demonstrated positive experience working with diverse populations; marketing skills a plus

Work Schedule: 40 hours a week (flexible schedule), some weekends and evenings required.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To learn more about and apply for this position please visit us on-line.

Clinical Case Manager – Northeast Parent & Child Society

Northeast Parent & Child Society, one of New York State’s most innovative human service agencies, invites application for a Clinical Case Manager with IAPP in our Johnstown, NY office.

The Intensive Aftercare Prevention Program (IAPP) provides six to nine months of intensive services to families whose children are either at risk of being removed from their homes or are already in placement. The goals of the program are to prevent out-of-home placement for troubled children, provide a safe environment to return children already in placement, and prevent future out-of-home placement.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Develop treatment plans to assist youth succeed with current issues. Develop a psychosocial assessment. Connect with the youth’s family to monitor progress and support the family’s effort to keep the youth safe. Ensure the coordination of services with service providers and collaterals involved with the youth and his/her family. Complete paperwork properly and within agency, county and state guidelines. Ability and willingness to do the job as changes arise.

Education / Experience: Bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology, criminal justice, psychology, human services or related field. Experience working with at-risk youth and families. Home and community based experience a plus.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:30AM – 5PM. Some evening hours depending on client need and schedule. On-call rotation for evenings, weekends and holidays.

To learn more about and apply for this position please visit us on-line.

Albany County Department of Civil Service Opportunities

Please be aware that new exam announcements, including Correction Officer, have been posted on the Albany County Department of Civil Service website.

Capital District Educational Opportunity Center – Coordinator for Insitutional Advancement (EOC-NTP-77)

Applications are being accepted for the Coordinator for Insitutional Advancement on the Non-teaching Professional staff at the Capital District Educational Opportunity center, which provides vocational and academic training to economically and educationally disadvantaged adults.

Minimum qualifications: Master’s Degree and four years’ relevant experience. Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Access required. Education and/or experience must directly relate to the areas of marketing, public relations, communications, recruitment, grant writing, planning and research, and/or development. Familiarity with SCT Banner highly desirable; Experience in developing and managing surveys and research projects desirable; Experience working with educationally and economically disadvantaged population or post- secondary education highly desirable.

Duties and or Responsibilities: The Coordinator of Institutional Advancement (CIA) reports to the Vice President/Executive Director (VP/ED) of the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC, center), a division of Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC, college) and is responsible for all aspects of the center’s activities relative to marketing, public relations, communications, recruitment, enrollment development, EOC web site and social network development and maintenance, special events, government and alumni relations, resource development, grants, fundraising, and community relations. The CIA performs the following duties: Works closely with the VP/ED on development of policies and strategies for each of the assigned areas. Meets annually established goals for areas of responsibility. Develops, recommends and implements policies and procedures as needed. Recommends and works in conjunction with other staff on matters for improving systems and/or increasing center effectiveness. Manages the center’s external and internal marketing, public relations and communications, media, and recruitment activities. Coordinates, interfaces, and works closely with EOC and college departments and staff on matters relevant to assigned areas of responsibility. Coordinates, researches, writes and distributes marketing materials, publications, news releases, communications, reports, remarks, Power Point presentations, correspondence, newsletters, brochures, solicitation materials, and other institutional documents and materials as may be determined to support the EOC and its various departments. Coordinates and prepares updates to the EOC’s Web and social media sites. Coordinates and updates EOC information as maintained in external websites and materials. Works with college marketing department to pitch positive stories regarding the EOC to the media and solicit publicity by securing interviews and arranging for public appearances. Acts as liaison with media on behalf of EOC in coordination with the college. Oversees the EOC’s relationship with its advertising agency of record and other vendors as necessary. Provides leadership and strategies to support the areas of admissions and recruitment, business development and government relations. Develops recruitment plans and materials that meet EOC enrollment needs. Interfaces with EOC staff and departments to identify and coordinate promotional, recruitment, and marketing opportunities and materials. Supervises EOC recruitment staff. Researches, pursues, and writes grants. Oversees and coordinates grants as assigned. Coordinates submissions of all grants initiated by other Center staff. Serves as the center’s liaison with the college’s director of grants. Identifies, researches, analyzes, and evaluates prospective fund raising opportunities and gift donors. Oversees, coordinates, develops, recommends, and implements all center activities related to fund raising, solicitation, and gift giving. Serves as EOC liaison to the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation in planning and implementing fund raising and donation activities that benefit the EOC. Oversees EOC’s operational planning process and assists the VP/ED in formation of updated plans; Researches, develops, conducts, implements, analyzes, and/or reports internally and/or externally on information, research, studies, and/or statistics relevant to the EOC. Assesses the performance and effectiveness of center programs and services including: enrollment, attrition, retention, completion, academic progress, placement and other pertinent statistical information. Assesses the needs of the community for courses, programs, and educational services for incorporation into the Center’s programming and recommends additions, modifications or deletions based on information gathered. Coordinates, plans, oversees, and implements EOC special events. Acts as liaison to the EOC retirees, alumni, and community partners. Identifies and cultivates potential volunteers for the EOC. Supervises and evaluates staff as directed; Represents the VP/ED as directed; Performs other duties as assigned.

The Salary Range is available upon request.

Cover letter and current resume clearly labeled with the code EOC-NTP-77 must be received or postmarked on or before October 31, 2014. To access employment information please visit our website.

Please Respond To: Office of Human Resources, Hudson Valley Community College, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, New York 12180. Fax: (518) 629-4874.


Attention Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Brownies

PNCC Scouting

The Polish National Catholic Church has an active Scouting program and the Church’s youth and adults may earn awards as follows:

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  • Cub Scouts and Brownies: Love of God – The Love of God Emblem program is for Cub Scouts and Brownies in Grades 2 through 5.
  • Boy Scouts: God and Country – The God and Country Program is for Scouts from the age of 11 to 21 and focuses on Christian spirit and faith, fellowship, church participation and fellowship, church service and Christianity in action.
  • Girl Scouts: God and Community
  • Adult Members: Bishop Thaddeus F. Zielinski Award

For more information and detailed award program requirements please contact:

Polish National Catholic Church Committee on Scouting
Mr. Richard Daum
11 Everette Place
Wayne, NJ 07470
E-mail

Girl Scout Camp Open House

A Girl Scout camp open house will take place on Saturday, October 26th from 9:30am till 12:30pm at Camp Woodhaven in Galway, New York. For more information and directions, please contact the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York by E-mail.

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Job Opportunities for the Week of October 12th

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YMCA Albany Branch — Full-Time Assistant Childcare Director.

The general function of this position will be to assist the Childcare Director and will fall under the general direction of the Childcare Director. The Assistant Childcare Director has primary direction for the management of the early childhood educational programs for the branch with a special emphasis of leading and managing the Universal Pre-K program for the branch. This includes assisting with staff and budget management, as well as program curriculum.

Job Requirements: BA/BS in Early Childhood Education or a related field preferred; AAS in Early Childhood Education required. Prior experience with early childhood educational programs. Prior staff supervision and early childhood program curriculum experience preferred. Excellent human relation skills, good organizational and communication skills. Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of the YMCA and its capacity to build strong kids, families and communities. The ability to articulate and model YMCA’s four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibilities are essential.

Principal Responsibilities: Assist in the development of the annual operating objectives and plan for the Childcare Department. Help to monitor the achievement of these objectives, notifying director of deviations from the plan. Assist in the monitoring of annual budget (income and expense) for the Department. Ensure that the department maintains a positive fiscal position. Assist with the following activities: Recruit, hire, train, develop, supervise and evaluate early childhood and school age childcare staff. This includes following all policies, procedures and timeframes of the association. Develop, coordinate and evaluate program curriculum for the early childhood and school age childcare program with a special emphasis on Universal Pre-K programs. Maintain compliance with all applicable state and federal regulations. Provide coverage to childcare sites, as needed, to ensure compliance with applicable regulations. Act as Department Head in the absence of the Childcare Director. Cultivate and maintain excellent working relationships with applicable school districts and communities.

Scheduled Shift: Full-Time/Exempt; (Approx. 40+ hrs. weekly)
Salary: Low to mid $30,000
Deadline: Until filled

Please forward resumes or applications to: Kelly Sturgis – Operations Director and/or Pedro Perez – Executive Director Capital District YMCA –Albany Branch, 616 North Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12204 or by E-mail here or here.

Southern Saratoga YMCA — Full-Time Aquatics Coordinator

Under the general direction of the Aquatics Director, the Aquatics Coordinator is responsible for planning, implementing, supervising and evaluating programs and staff within the Aquatics Department. Acts as department head in the absence of the Director.

Job Requirements: HS/GED with some college preferred. Minimum of two years’ experience as a swim instructor and lifeguard. Minimum one year in a supervisory role. Current certifications in CPR, AED, First Aid and Lifeguarding required. Excellent human relation skills, good organizational and communication skills.

Principal Responsibilities: Maintain reliable and organized records for daily pool usage, daily chemical reading logs and ensures meeting of all other DOH requirements. Supervision and scheduling of assigned staff. Provide orientation and training to newly hired staff. Provide program assistance to all members, and staff, including assistance with staff trainings. Assist the Aquatics Director with planning, development, implementation and assessment of any and all aquatics programs. Maintain cleanliness of facility as a member of Clean Team. All other duties, as directed.

Salary Range: $11.00 – $14.00
Work Schedule: Full Time; 40 hours weekly
Deadline: 10/31/2014

Please send all resumes to: Sarah Heslin, Director of Operations, Capital District YMCA – Southern Saratoga YMCA, 1 Wall Street Clifton Park, NY 12065 or by E-mail.

Civil Service Exam – City of Schenectady Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator/Operator Trainee

Exam Number: 300-79B
Salary Range: $16.24 Hr – $21.13 Hr (2014)
Last Date For Filing: October 20, 2014
Date Of Examination: December 6, 2014

Residency Requirement: Immediately preceding the date of the written test and appointment, candidates must have been legal residents of the City of Schenectady for at least one month.

Trainee Minimum Qualifications: (On the date of the written test) graduation from high school; or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.

Special Requirements: (At time of appointment) must possess a valid New York State driver’s license and must maintain such license throughout duration of employment.

Visit the Schenectady County website for more information.

Administrative & Staff Positions Available with St. Rose College

The following positions are available at the College of St. Rose. Descriptions for these jobs may be found at the College’s website.

Parsons Child and Family Center — Early Head Start Teacher

Our Early Head Start Center in Schenectady is seeking a Teacher in the classroom who will be responsible for establishing and maintaining supportive relationships with infants, toddlers, and parents and implementing developmentally appropriate routines and curriculum for infants and toddlers. The location for this position is 125 Bigelow Ave Schenectady, NY.

Specific duties include the following: Plan and implement individualized, developmentally appropriate, nurturing care for infants and toddlers in a center-based setting; Coordinate use of community resources to enrich the learning environment; Support program philosophy that parents are the primary educators and nurturers of their children; Supervise Teacher Assistants and provide direction to supervisees and volunteers; Coordinate screening tools, records, and required documentation; Enhance the relationship of parents and their children by encouraging parent participation; Oversee and assist with classroom cleanup and follow universal precautions daily; Assist children in transitioning beginning and end of each day and during field trips; Participate in program Self-Assessment Review Team; Maintain program standards regarding confidentiality and professional boundaries.

Required Experience: AA or Infant Toddler CDA required; Bilingual (English and Spanish/Arabic) preferred; Able to lift up to 35 pounds.

Please apply online.

Parsons Child and Family Center — Family Support Worker; Early Head Start

Our Early Head Start Center in Schenectady is seeking a Family Support Worker to ensure that client families are receiving essential services, and to maintain productive and professional relationships with clients and collateral service providers. This position is full time and based at 125 Bigelow Ave Schenectady, NY.

Specific duties include the following: Manage caseload of either 12 home-based families or 25 center-based families with weekly or quarterly visits respectively; Conduct screenings of children’s developmental milestones and refer to agency and community-based developmental support services as needed Ensure that client families are receiving essential medical services; Provide client families with parenting education and health related information Promote strong and healthy attachments between parents and children; Plan and conduct child education/socialization activities with parents; Provide transition services to families who leave the Program; Provide on-call services to families as needed; Transport client families to appointments as needed.

Required Experience: High School diploma or GED required; Associates/Bachelor’s in Human services preferred; At least two years experience in direct work with parents and children; Valid NYS driver’s license and vehicle insurance coverage; Must be willing to work in participants’ homes; Knowledge of community services available to families; Bilingual is a plus.

Please apply online.

Glendale Nursing Home is looking for LPNs and CNAs

LPN $16.72/hr. Evening and nights shifts part time. Will consider new LPNs
CNA $12.72/hr. All shifts part time. Long-term experience preferred.

Download and complete a Civil Service Application.

Please call Miriam Cajuste, Affirmative Action Office, 620 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305, telephone 518-388-4233 ext 44171 or Cindy Reiner, RN, Staff Education Supervisor, Glendale Home, 59 Hetcheltown Road, Scotia, NY 12302, telephone 518-384-3600 with questions about the posting.

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Rummage/Bake Sale and Polish Kitchen this Saturday

The Holy Name of Jesus National Catholic Church, is holding its annual rummage and bake sale now featuring our Polish Kitchen this Saturday, October 18th from 9 am to 3 pm in the parish hall at 1040 Pearl Street (between Chrisler Ave. and Crane St.), Schenectady (CDTA Route 353). A bag sale will begin at 2 pm. The sale features clothing, household items, toys, furnishings, great baked goods, wonderful homemade Polish food, and many other items. Stop by – you never know what you will find.

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Job Opportunities for the Week of October 5th

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Graphic Design Artist

The Schenectady County Public Library is seeking an experienced and qualified person for the position of Graphic Design Artist. The position involves the responsibility for designing and producing informational materials for the library. The work is performed under the supervision of the Library Director and the Assistant Library Director with leeway given for carrying out the details of the work.

The incumbent designs and produces promotional and informational materials for the library such as flyers, posters, pamphlets, newsletters, presentations for print and web use; designs and develops web and web based products including website, staff intranet, staff and public surveys and other materials that support the library’s communication goals; develops and maintains library presence on social media platforms, which will also include taking photographs of library programs and activities for print or web use; among other activities.

Requirements:

(A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a bachelor’s degree in communications, graphic design, public relations, media technology or a closely related field and three (3) years of experience in web design and maintenance; use of web software applications and desktop publishing and graphic design of print materials; OR

(B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college with an associate’s degree in communications, graphic design, public relations, media technology or a closely related field and five (5) years of experience as defined by the limits of (A) above; OR

(C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.

Competitive salary, excellent benefit package includes New York State retirement, generous health, dental, vacation, sick and personal leave. Employee must be a Schenectady County resident.

Interested qualified candidates must submit a resume and cover letter by October 17, 2014 to: David McGraw, Director of Human Resources, 620 State St., Schenectady, New York 12305 or by E-mail.

Schenectady County is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Substance Abuse Counselors (bi-lingual candidates preferred)

Acacia Network, a progressive community based development organization spanning from the Bronx to Buffalo, offering Substance Abuse Rehabilitation, Residential Inpatient and Outpatient Methadone Maintenance, Chemical Dependency, and Primary Care Clinics, seeks Substance Abuse Counselors.

Requirements:

Candidate must have at least a High School Diploma or GED. Candidates must be hold a current valid License Practical Nurse license issued by New York State. Candidate must have 3 yrs experience in an OASAS treatment program with the ability to dispense medication. Bilingual (English/Spanish) a big plus.

Duties:

Follow accepted standards of nursing practice in providing direct care, performing procedures, and using equipment. Assesses clients at the time of intake, and then on an on-going basis. If new medical or nursing needs are apparent, communicates these to the client’s Primary Care Provider. Coordinates necessary client services with other interdisciplinary team members in the comprehensive care planning process. Provides nursing care to clients on a routine and crisis basis. Maintains accurate documentation of all nursing activities. Dispenses medication and renders treatment as prescribed by Primary Care Provider. As a part of the initial evaluation and the 90-day reassessment, reviews client’s medical history including medication. Verifies with Medical Director required services. With the Medical Director, maintains adequate infection control standards. Ensures the provision and coordination of staff teaching regarding prevention, transmission, risk reduction and risk elimination strategies for HIV/AIDS.

For immediate consideration, please apply online, send your resume to R. Lewis, A. Herrera, and Human Resources or fax to (347) 649-3078.

Substance Abuse Counselors (CASAC) for the ALBANY Methadone Outpatient Program

Acacia Network is looking for qualified Substance Abuse Counselors (CASAC) for our ALBANY Methadone Outpatient Program located in the Albany, New York.

About Us:

Acacia Network, a progressive community based development organization spanning from the Bronx to Buffalo, offering Substance Abuse Rehabilitation, Residential Inpatient and Outpatient Methadone Maintenance, Chemical Dependency, and Primary Care Clinics, seeks Substance Abuse Counselors.

Job Requirements:

Candidate must have at least a High School Diploma or GED. Candidates must be hold a current valid CASAC Certification issued by NYS OASAS. Candidate must have 3 yrs experience as Substance Abuse Counselor in an OASAS treatment program. Bilingual (English/Spanish) a big plus. Develops and conducts group individual and family counseling on a scheduled basis to caseload clients/residents. Obtain weekly random urine samples according to established protocol. Orients clients/residents about program goals, objectives, rules and regulations, client’s obligations, client’s rights and program operation. Demonstrates knowledge of group work management techniques and uses those techniques appropriately. Demonstrates appropriate treatment planning and clinical intervention. Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate documentation. Provides education and information to the client about alcohol and drug abuse. Maintains and updates referral services and resources that may be useful to our client/resident population; makes referral when necessary and appropriate.

As one of the paramount not for profit organization in the country, we offer the chosen candidate, a multitude of benefits, including comprehensive full health care package, disability, life insurance, coupled with a generous vacation and pension plan and flexible schedules.

For immediate consideration, please apply online, send your resume to R. Lewis, A. Herrera, and Human Resources or fax to (347) 649-3078.

Assistant Childcare Director

The CDYMCA Albany Branch is seeking to fill a Full-Time Exempt position of Assistant Childcare Director. The general function of this position will be to assist the Childcare Director and will fall under the general direction of the Childcare Director. The Assistant Childcare Director has primary direction for the management of the early childhood educational programs for the branch with a special emphasis of leading and managing the Universal Pre-K program for the branch. This includes assisting with staff and budget management, as well as program curriculum.

Job Requirements:

BA/BS in Early Childhood Education or a related field preferred; AAS in Early Childhood Education required. Prior experience with early childhood educational programs. Prior staff supervision and early childhood program curriculum experience preferred. Excellent human relation skills, good organizational and communication skills. Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of the YMCA and its capacity to build strong kids, families and communities. The ability to articulate and model YMCA’s four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibilities are essential.

Principal Responsibilities:

Assist in the development of the annual operating objectives and plan for the Childcare Department. Help to monitor the achievement of these objectives, notifying director of deviations from the plan. Assist in the monitoring of annual budget (income and expense) for the Department. Ensure that the department maintains a positive fiscal position. Assist with the following activities: Recruit, hire, train, develop, supervise and evaluate early childhood and school age childcare staff. This includes following all policies, procedures and timeframes of the association. Develop, coordinate and evaluate program curriculum for the early childhood and school age childcare program with a special emphasis on Universal Pre-K programs. Maintain compliance with all applicable state and federal regulations. Provide coverage to childcare sites, as needed, to ensure compliance with applicable regulations. Act as Department Head in the absence of the Childcare Director. Cultivate and maintain excellent working relationships with applicable school districts and communities.

Scheduled Shift: Full-Time/Exempt; (Approx. 40+ hrs. weekly)
Salary: Low to mid $30,000
Deadline: Until filled

Please forward resumes or applications to: Kelly Sturgis – Operations Director and/or Pedro Perez – Executive Director Capital District YMCA –Albany Branch, 616 North Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12204 or by E-mail here or here.

Aquatics Coordinator

The Southern Saratoga YMCA is looking for a dynamic individual to fill the position of full time Aquatics Coordinator. Under the general direction of the Aquatics Director, the Aquatics Coordinator is responsible for planning, implementing, supervising and evaluating programs and staff within the Aquatics Department. Acts as department head in the absence of the Director.

Job Requirements: HS/GED with some college preferred. Minimum of two years’ experience as a swim instructor and lifeguard. Minimum one year in a supervisory role. Current certifications in CPR, AED, First Aid and Lifeguarding required. Excellent human relation skills, good organizational and communication skills. At the Y, our cause is to strengthen community. To fulfill this promise, we require strong cause-driven leaders to effect lasting personal and social change regarding our organization’s three key areas: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Our employees are all leaders committed to nurturing the potential of all, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility.

Principal Responsibilities:

Maintain reliable and organized records for daily pool usage, daily chemical reading logs and ensures meeting of all other DOH requirements. Supervision and scheduling of assigned staff. Provide orientation and training to newly hired staff. Provide program assistance to all members, and staff, including assistance with staff trainings. Assist the Aquatics Director with planning, development, implementation and assessment of any and all aquatics programs. Maintain cleanliness of facility as a member of Clean Team. All other duties, as directed.

Salary Range: $11.00 – $14.00
Work Schedule: Full Time; 40 hours weekly
Deadline: 10/31/2014

Please send all resumes to: Sarah Heslin, Director of Operations, Capital District YMCA – Southern Saratoga YMCA, 1 Wall Street, Clifton Park, NY 12065 or by E-mail.

Associate Executive Membership, Residence Director of Operations, Director Of Clinical Support Services

Under the general direction of the Administrative CFO, Executive Director Schenectady, Associate Executive Membership, Residence Director of Operations, Director Of Clinical Support Services assist in the delivery of services for the Payeeship Program for the mentally ill of Schenectady County, with the goal of moving clients toward financial independence for 20 hours weekly. In addition under the direction of the Executive Director, Associate Executive, Director of Operations, and Director of Clinical Support Services the Administrative assistant performs office/clerical functions for the appropriate branch or administrative location for an additional 20 hours weekly.

Job Requirements:

AAS or AS in Human Services or related field. Two years prior work experience with the mentally ill population. Bookkeeping/Accounting experience a plus. Strong financial and computer skills required. Organizational and file management skills are a must. Excellent human relation skills and communication skills. Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of the YMCA and its capacity to build strong kids, families and communities. The ability to articulate and model YMCA’s four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibilities are essential.

Principal Responsibilities:

Maintenance and receipt of client list from the Office of Community Services and/or other referring county agencies. Develop and maintain client database with schedule of disbursement of funds. Perform research on grants via the internet, as requested. Disbursement of funds (rent, clothing, food, etc.) as needed and according to appropriate policies and procedures. Reconciliation of accounts on a monthly basis. Education of clients regarding set up and maintenance of budget as well as sound personal management. Develop and maintain client’s budgets. Accurate, professional typing and distribution of correspondence and other policies, plans, contracts, etc., as needed. Accurately review and process timecards and appropriate HR paperwork. Professionally answer the telephone and appropriately take messages. Assist residents in completion of paperwork, telephone, referrals, and any other needed services. Develop and maintain central filing system. Assist with planning and execution of branch special events. Special projects as requested and needed. Ensure cleanliness of facility as a member of Clean Team. All other duties as assigned.

Scheduled Hours: Full Time; 11:30am – 7:30pm 40 hours weekly
Pay Range: $10.00 – $12.00 hour
Deadline: 10/10/14

Please forward resumes to: Lou Magliocca, Executive Director, Capital District YMCA – Schenectady YMCA, 433 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305 or by E-mail.


Apprenticeship Opportunities

image001New York State District Council 9 of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades offers the following apprenticeship opportunities:

  • Structural Steel & Bridge Painters: The work consists of building and dismantling containments, lead abatement and blasting and painting of Structural and Bridges. 3 year program. First year wages: $17.20 per hour. Night school.
  • Glaziers: The work consists of setting, removal, cutting and handling of all forms of glass. The caulking of all glass, metal and stone in the glazing system. Installation of all metal frames, storefront windows skylights. The Driving of trucks and hoisting of materials. 4 year program. First year wages: $15.60 per hour. Night school.
  • Metal Polishers: The work consists of polishing metals, bronze, brass, aluminum, stainless steel, etc. Examining surfaces for repair. Cleaning, stripping, sanding and buffing of surfaces. Repairing of breaks prior to refinishing. Brushing and spraying lacquer on finished surfaces. 3 year program. First year wages: $11 per hour. Day/Night school.
  • Painter: Painting houses, commercial buildings, outside windows, stairs, and apartment buildings, etc. The work is done on repaint and new construction. 4 year program. First year wages: $13.20 per hour. Day school.
  • Drywall Taper: The Work consists of preparing panels for painting by taping and finishing joints and imperfections, measuring, cutting and fit pieces for doors, windows and outlets and other architectural surfaces, gluing, and screwing wall board to the frame. 3 year program. First year wages: $15.93 per hour. Day school.

Eligibility

Apprenticeship applicants, before being accepted as Apprentices, must be able to meet the following requirements: Applicants shall fill in the application form in person; Must be 18 years of age; Must produce their high school diploma or GED; Demonstrate evidence of ability to reach remote job sites; Must produce proper identification; and Applicants must be physically able to perform the work required of the trade.

The apprenticeship program consists of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction. Apprentices must attend classroom training and maintain a satisfactory attendance record.

Advantages

As a member of District Council No. 9 many benefits will be available to you, including fair wages and a benefit package. Along with these benefits, you will have the chance to upgrade you skill on many different levels during you career at our training center. All skills upgrade courses are a benefit to all our members. Every instructor is certified and trained to instruct each class they teach. Each apprentice has the opportunity for advancement in the field. Shop Stewards, Foremen, Estimators, Supervisors and Union Officer all come from the rank and file of District Council No.9. Monthly Local Union Meeting held in each geographic area of the voice in all business conduct by the District Council and International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.

Apprentices are employed workers. They are given regular wage increases and diversified training. Apprentices learn a skill that lets them and their family enjoy a good standard of life. Apprentices are paid good wages while they learn the trade. Our members are part of one of the most politically active unions in New York City.

For more information, please contact the Finishing Trades Institute.


Jobs for Veterans and Planning for Veteran’s Day

Job Fair

A Veterans Job Fair will be held on Thursday, October 23rd from 10am to 3pm at the Albany Stratton VA Campus, 67 Veterans Way, (New Scotland Ave. Entrance), Albany, New York.

The job fair is open to Active Duty Service Members, Reservists, National Guard, Veterans of all eras and their spouses. Dress for success and bring your Resume, VA/Military ID and/or your DD214. Veterans interested in a career at the VA please call 518-626-JOBS. Participating employers include: Public (Federal/State/Local) and Private.

If you are a Veteran Call 518-626-MyVA to Enroll for VA Healthcare Today. Events are sponsored by VA Medical Center Office of Vocational Services.

Veterans Job Fair

Salute to Veterans

The Honorable Kathleen Jimino and the Rensselaer County Veteran’s Service Agency are sponsoring a Salute to Veterans – Honoring Those that Served and the 16th Annual Veterans’ Breakfast on Sunday, November 9th from 8:30am to 11:30am as well as a noontime medal presentation ceremony at the Veterans of Lansingburgh, 777 1st Avenue, Troy, New York. The event is free to all veterans and their families.

Salute to Veterans


October 2014 Newsletter – Change is in the Air

September 26th and our newsletter is here four days early! That’s change in-and-of-itself.

October calls us to reflect on the change around us and how God makes all change work for our good. September blessed us with baptisms and first communion as well as the start of our School of Christian living – God bless our young people. Learn about our upcoming craft fair on October 4th and our Rummage Sale on October 18th. October brings many celebrations focused on family and heritage. We invite you be part of those celebrations right here in Schenectady. You may view and download a copy right here — October 2014 Newsletter.

October 2014 Newsletter