Career Opportunities

We provide a supportive work environment for employees and our entire staff takes pride in our friendly, professional service. At JCEO, each and every employee works toward positive community change, and there is no such thing as a “small” contribution. If you are interested in joining our dynamic team, contact our human resources department at (518) 561-6310 or send us an email to hr@jceo.org.

JCEO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

If you prefer to mail your application please send to:

Joint Council for Economic Opportunity of Clinton and Franklin Counties, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
54 Margaret Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Phone: (518) 561-6310
Fax: (518) 562-2947

If you prefer to email your application please send to:

hr@jceo.org

 

 

Current Openings as of 10/07/2019

 
  • Community OUtreach Program/Rural Transportation Worker

    • JCEO’s Community Outreach Program has a vacancy for a Community Outreach Program/Rural Transportation Worker at 54 Margaret Street, Plattsburgh.  This position is full-time and eligible for benefits.

    • The individual will report to Sally Soucia, Community Outreach Director, and to Julie Stalker, Senior Outreach Director, and be responsible for coordinating and delivering direct services, including information, referral, and advocacy to low income residents and supporting projects for community improvement. In addition, the person will coordinate medical transportation for consumers over 60 years of age in the City of Plattsburgh and towns not serviced by a Community Outreach Center. Other duties include assisting consumers with applications for designated programs, submitting all reports as requested, and conducting outreach designed to inform all service area residents of the resources available.

    • Minimum Qualifications: Must possess a High School Diploma or GED and six months of related experience and/or training, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 
  • Teacher  – Clinton County Head Start

    • Instructs children in activities designed to promote social, physical, emotional and intellectual growth needed for Kindergarten in a Head Start Center.

    • Minimum Qualifications: BS/BA ECE preferred, A.A. in ECE, or an A.A. equivalent (24 credits in Early Childhood/Child Development,), 1 yr preschool teaching exp., and 1 yr. supervision.

 
  • Center Support Assistant – Clinton County Head Start

    • Under the supervision of the Education Services Manager carries out assigned duties at specific sites.  Supports center staff in the positions of assistant teacher as assigned by supervisor. 

    • Minimum Qualifications: Child Development Associate credential, or be willing to be enrolled in a CDA credential program that will be completed within 2 years, or have an Associates or Baccalaureate Degree (in any area) or be in a program leading to such a degree), and one year of experience working with preschool children.

 
  • Teacher Assistant  – Clinton County Head Start

    • Performs a variety of instructional tasks in the classroom to assist in the day to day operations of the assigned Head Start Center.

    • High school diploma or general education degree (GED), and a Child Development Associate credential, or be enrolled in a CDA credential program that will be completed within 2 years, or have an Associates or Baccalaureate Degree (in any area) or be in a program leading to such a degree, and one year of experience working with preschool children. 

 
  • Family Worker  – Clinton & Franklin County Head Start

    • Works under the supervision of the Family and Community Services Coordinator; makes home visits and assists clients and families by providing resources and making referrals; assists or locates assistance in crisis; keeps and maintains confidentiality of records on individual cases; serves as a family advocate and liaison between family/client and community services; implements eligibility, recruitment, selection, enrollment and attendance services; may provide transportation, child care and other social services; Provides family support, and  presents opportunities for self-reliance.

    • Minimum Qualifications: Credential or certification in social work, human services, family services, counseling, or a related field within eighteen months of hire, or equivalent coursework (12 credit hours in the above-mentioned fields) as part of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. Experience in the field preferred.

 
  • Health & Disabilities Services Coordinator  – Franklin County Head Start

    • Responsibilities include planning, developing, and administering the Health, Disabilities and Mental Health Program service’s area and ensuring an integrated and comprehensive system of services for children and their families. This includes working with the Health Services Specialist to be responsible and accountable for developing and monitoring individual dental, nutrition, and health service needs. This individual will be responsible for implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and other special education provisions. As well as obtaining professional diagnoses and assessments of individuals and will be involved in developing Health, Individual Education or Family Service Plans.

    • Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in School Psychology or Counseling Psychology, specializing in Early Childhood. Experience in Special Education helpful, or Social Work or related field. A specialization in Early Childhood Education is preferred, with 2 years related experience. Supervision experience helpful.

 
  • Cook – Clinton & Franklin County Head Start

    • Responsibilities include preparing nutritious meals and snacks for children in the center according to the standardized recipes provided by the Program & Design Management Coordinator and approved by a Registered Dietitian.  

    • This individual will ensure that high standards of hygiene and safety are maintained at all times in the kitchen through cleaning and sanitizing daily, requesting requisitions, purchasing food and program supplies and developing nutritional activities in the classroom. 

    • Minimum qualifications: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and six months of related experience and/or training; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience working in a pre-school setting is preferred.

 
  • Substitutes – Head Start

    • Replaces regular teacher, assistant teacher, or acts as temporary classroom aide and follows the prepared curriculum and lesson plans.

    • Monday through Friday, as needed, for Head Start Centers in Clinton and Franklin County. Minimum Qualifications: Must be 18 years of age, possess a High School Diploma or GED and six months related experience and/or training or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

 
  • Program & Design Management Coordinator - Franklin county head start

    • The Program Design and Management Coordinator will report to the Associate Director of the Head Start and Early Head Start Program and be responsible for the day-to-day tasks of the food service operation. This includes, but is not limited to, purchasing and monitoring of meals and snacks, conducting nutrition plans, providing nutrition education and training, and conducting food safety and sanitation checks.

      Other duties include, conducting safety visits at facilities, maintaining tracking system for all staff to ensure that all State and Federal training requirements are being met, and ensuring that all Head Start facilities receive and maintain Day Care Licenses.

    • Education and/or Experience:  Bachelor’s Degree or Child Development Associate/Social Services Competency Based Training/Family Development Associate with one year of related; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 
  • Center Support Teacher – Franklin County Head Start

    • Under the supervision of the Education Services Manager the Center Support Teacher carries out assigned duties at specified sites and supports center staff on a regular basis. This person is able to assume the role of teacher in Head Start Centers when lead teacher is absent.

    • A baccalaureate or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education or in any field and course work equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with experience teaching preschool age children, or an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education, with one year experience teaching preschool aged children and, one year of supervision (required by all of the above) or an AA degree with 24 credits in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or a child-related area; and one year of child daycare teaching experience; and one year of experience supervising staff.

 
  • Home Base Visitor – Franklin County Head Start

    • A Home Base Visitor models and demonstrates methods for Home-Based families to influence and make future contributions to the education and development of their children and encourages use of community resources.

    • Minimum Qualifications: Twelve hours of Early Childhood Education credits or Child Development Associate/ /Family Development Training and six months experience working with young children.

 
  • Management Services Assistant - Clinton County Head Start

    • The Management Services Assistant (MSA) will report to the Program Design and Management (PDM) Coordinator and will support the Management team by performing data collection and entry, and generating reports. The MSA will be responsible for assisting the Coordinators with developing policies and procedures that pertain to their service area, working on special projects assigned by the service area managers, and ensuring children’s files and health profiles are complete.

    • Minimum Qualifications: GED or High School Diploma with a plan to enroll in higher education. One year of experience in Early Childhood Education.  Certified in CPR and First AID also required.