Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) is a 31-year old non-profit organization operating out of multiple locations. The mission of OBT is to help disadvantaged youth and adults recognize their own self-worth and advance towards self-sufficiency and financial security through job training, academic reinforcement, improved life skills, job placement and support services. For more information visit www.obtjobs.org



Job Developer – (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Responsibilities are working with disadvantaged youth and adults and include job placement and retention, maintaining a diverse job bank, conducting professional development workshops, resume writing, public speaking, mock interviews, employment counseling and pre and post-employment activities. Must have five years relevant experience and an active job bank. Prior experience working with disadvantaged population preferred. Offering highly competitive salary compared to industry standards. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Terri Saucier at tsaucier@obtjobs.org.

Youth Coordinator - (Full-Time)
Jamaica, Queens

Provide ongoing support and case management to 17-24 year olds in Young Adult Internship Program; handle all issues related to program eligibility and ensure participants understand and adhere to program philosophy, standards, rules and regulations; assist with outreach and recruitment for eligible program participants; maintain intern case files and accurately record case notes on a regular basis; enter data into the YAIP online Databases and YAIP outcomes management system in a timely fashion; conduct internship site visits to review intern evaluations with employers, discuss trainee progress, pick up timesheets and develop individual strategies for corrective action; facilitate Work Readiness and Educational Workshops; conduct weekly individual and/or group counseling sessions with each assigned intern to ensure each is adjusting to and complying with the program requirements and is progressing on internship sites; provide daily intervention on disciplinary issues and provide corrective action recommendations based upon program.

Bachelor’s degree in social work, mental health, or a relevant field is required; computer literacy and proficiency in MS Office a must. Related experience preferred. Bilingual English/Spanish helpful. Must be willing to work as part of a team and be able to establish positive relationships with disconnected young adults.

Send cover letter, salary requirements and resume to Dani Smejkal at dsmejkal@obtjobs.org

Counselor - (Full-Time)
Jamaica, Queens

Provide ongoing support and case management to 17-21 year olds in an Out of School Youth Program; handle all issues related to program eligibility and ensure participants understand and adhere to program philosophy, standards, rules and regulations; maintain an active database of support services and other programs for referral purposes; maintain case files; conduct weekly group counseling sessions and meet individually with assigned participants; follow up with participants upon program completion; enter information into funder and internal databases. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required; computer proficiency in MS Office a must. Related experience preferred. Bilingual English-Spanish helpful. Must be willing to work as part of a team and be able to establish positive relationships with disconnected young adults.

Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Dani Smejkal at dsmejkal@obtjobs.org

Program Associate - (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Responsibilities are working with disconnected youth ages17-24 in our Young Adult Internship Program and include scheduling, administering and scoring TABE test; pre-screening clients for services; assisting with retention follow up, classroom facilitation, internship site management; entering data into agency and funder databases and other general office duties. Must have Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree and two years relevant experience, be organized and detail-oriented and able to work in a fast paced environment. Must be bi-lingual English/Spanish.

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to lcabassa@obtjobs.org.

Senior Vocational Counselor - (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) is a not-for-profit organization operating out of multiple locations in NYC that provides education, employment and training services to disadvantaged youth and adults.

Justice Plus Work Readiness Wrap-Around Program is designed to support at risk young adults by providing a range of work readiness opportunities that include: work experience placements, hard/vocational and soft job skills development, and job search and career awareness/planning competencies. Justice Plus will operate in 18 neighborhoods identified by the Anti-Gun Violence Task Force with high rates of gun violence and be paired with a neighborhood-based Cure Violence program that will make participant referrals.
OBT is the Justice Plus Work Readiness program provider for the 67th precinct in the NYC Council Anti-Gun Violence Initiative (AGVI). OBT, in partnership with Sesame Flyers, East Flatbush Village, GMACC, the Office of NYC Council Member Jumaane Williams, and the 67th NYPD Precinct, is committed to reducing gun related shootings in East Flatbush Brooklyn by providing immediate, coordinated services to those who are considered high risk.

OBT seeks a Senior Vocational Counselor to serve as the point of contact between OBT and the partners comprising the East Flatbush Anti-Gun Violence Initiative. The Counselor will manage OBT’s role in the partnership; will assess participants referred by the Cure Violence provider and other AGVI partner organizations and make appropriate referrals to OBT programs; handle all issues related to program eligibility and ensure participants understand and adhere to program philosophy, standards, rules and regulations; maintain close partner relationships with East Flatbush AGVI partners to refer participants for immediate services as necessary; maintain an active database of additional support services and other programs for referral purposes; maintain case files; conduct weekly group counseling sessions and meet individually with assigned participants; facilitate Work Readiness and Educational Workshops; follow up with participants upon program completion; enter information into funder and internal databases; and will administer other program requirements as needed.

Bachelor’s degree in social work, mental health, or a relevant field is required; computer literacy and proficiency in MS Office a must. Related experience strongly preferred. Must be willing to work independently and as part of a team and be able to establish positive relationships with at risk young adults and community partners in East Flatbush.

Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Janet Tsakos at jtsakos@obtjobs.org

Computer/Job Readiness Instructor – (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Responsibilities are working with disconnected youth ages17-24 in our Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP) and include providing instruction in Microsoft Office Suite (MOS) and Customer Service geared toward passing the MOS and the National Retail Federation Customer Service certification exams; teaching a job readiness curriculum focused on working in a business environment; augmenting instruction based on employer and participant needs; coordinating with team members to assure cohesiveness of instruction; enter case notes into funder and internal databases in a timely and accurate manner; assist with relevant reporting as required. Must have Bachelor’s Degree and two years of relevant experience or Associate’s Degree and four years of relevant experience; must have previous experience teaching computer applications; previous experience working with opportunity youth a plus; bi-lingual English/Spanish a plus. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to lcabassa@obtjobs.org.

High School Equivalency Instructor – (Full-Time)
Bronx, NY

Responsibilities include providing daily instruction to disconnected youth ages17-21 in all five content areas of the High School Equivalency/TASC exam and providing contextualized instruction in Business English and Business Math relating to a general business environment; assisting in administering and grading TASC readiness tests and TABE testing/post-testing; coordinating instruction with other instructors. Bachelor’s degree and teaching experience required. Prior experience in teaching HSE (or GED) prep classes as well as knowledge of the new Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) preferred. Prior experience working with young adults preferred; must be willing to work as part of a team. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Pablo Sierra at psierra@obtjobs.org. Please put Bronx HSE Instructor in the subject line.

Computer Instructor – (Part-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

OBT is seeking a part-time Intermediate computer skills instructor for adult learners 5:30-8:30 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, at OBT's Bushwick location in Brooklyn.

Computer instructor should be committed to social justice and have experience working with immigrant populations. Also- preferred bi-lingual in English and Spanish . Instructor will provide daily instruction in the Microsoft Office Suite and Windows Operating Systems environment and teach basic computer applications and keyboarding. Curriculum training is geared toward passing the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification. Additionally, instructor will do class planning, materials creation and attend staff meetings and professional development. Candidate must be creative, organized, and committed to learner-centered, participatory education.

Required: BA and experience teaching to adults or at-risk youth.
Class Schedule: 5:30pm-8:30pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 25 Thornton St. Brooklyn, NY 11206. Upcoming class cycle will begin January 13th and end on April 2nd.
Salary Information: Starting compensation is based on qualifications and experience.
How to Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and sample lesson plan to Darren Latanick, Senior Director: Adult Services, at dlatanick@obtjobs.org

Retention Specialist – (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Responsibilities include working with disconnected youth ages 17-21 to increase job and college retention; conducting professional development workshops; collecting job/college verification paperwork from participants; entering client information into multiple data systems; preparing client folders and facilitating monthly Stay at Work Program. Must have a Bachelor’s Degree and two years relevant experience. Prior experience working with young adults preferred.

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Flutra Gorana at fgorana@obtjobs.org

Updated: 12/14

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