OBT Employment Opportunities

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) is a 33-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)
New York

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.

How to apply: Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Terri Saucier at tsaucier@obtjobs.org


Human Resources Associate – (Full Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Responsibilities include managing staff time, attendance and leave accruals through ADP; assisting with benefits administration and all aspects of new employee onboarding; conducting phone interviews and checking references; staying abreast of NYS/NYC employment law; maintaining personnel files; conducting various research and/or special projects; filing and photocopying.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management or three years’ experience in the human resources field or a similar combination of education and experience required; must have excellent knowledge of ADP time and attendance and payroll systems and FMLA; must be willing to travel across sites; must be flexible, detail oriented and able to multi-task; must have personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to OBT’s mission; must possess a well-rounded interpersonal skill set and be able to work effectively in team environment; excellent computer skills and oral and written communication skills required.

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


MSW – (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Provide ongoing support and case management to 17-24 year olds in our youth programs; assist with outreach, recruitment, intake and assessment of eligible program applicants; conduct weekly individual and group counseling sessions to ensure each participant is adjusting to and complying with the program requirements; provide intervention on issues which may hinder successful program completion and develop individual strategies for their resolution; maintain a databank of referral sources; maintain case files and accurately record case notes on a regular basis; enter data into an internal database (Salesforce) and the DYCD database in a timely fashion; provide follow-up services to registered program participants.

Master’s degree in social work and at least two years of experience working with young adults is required; proficiency in MS Office is required; bilingual English/Spanish preferred. Must be willing to work as part of a team and be able to establish positive relationships with disconnected young adults. Must possess a friendly, outgoing and professional personality and be able to maintain a high degree of discretion in dealing with confidential information.

Email resume and cover letter (including salary requirement) as attachments to Dani Smejkal at dsmejkal@obtjobs.org
Please include ‘MSW’ in the subject line.


Youth Coordinator – (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

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.

Please send resume, cover letter, salary requirements to Linda Cabassa at lcabassa@obtjobs.org


ESOL/Civics Teacher – Part-Time Evenings
Brooklyn, NY

Opportunities For A Better Tomorrow is seeking a part-time ESOL Instructor for Level 1 adult learners at our 25 Thornton Street location. The schedule is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6:00-8:30 p.m. to start immediately

The ESOL instructor should be committed to social justice and have experience working with immigrant populations. The instructor will teach a student-driven ESOL curriculum that integrates technology and authentic assessment. Candidates must be creative, organized, and discreet when handling sensitive personal information.

Requirements: BA and experience teaching ESOL to adults and excellent computer skills. BEST Plus certification preferred. Proficiency in Spanish not required, but extremely helpful.

Please send a resume, cover letter, salary requirements and sample lesson plan to Iris Hidalgo ihidalgo@obtjobs.org


Program Associate – (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Responsibilities include being able to work effective with disadvantaged youth and adults; ability to pre-screen requests for program services; ability to obtain and submit required documentation and enter internal and external data in a timely and accurate manner; ability to organize and conduct intake and orientation sessions; must be able to maintain a high degree of discretion in dealing with confidential information; ability to work as part of a team and be able to handle conflict situations ; must be willing to travel between program sites.  Bi-lingual English/Spanish required; proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required. Must have an Associate’s Degree and clerical work experience. Experience working in adult education highly preferred.

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Georgia Trim at gtrim@obtjobs.org


Counselor (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Provide ongoing support and case management for youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who lack the reading, writing and/or math skills needed to enroll in a High School Equivalency (HSE) Test Preparation Program.  Trainees receive pre-HSE basic skills training along with full support services.  The Counselor is responsible for four general areas including: Outreach, Intake & Assessment; Individual Counseling and follow-up; Small Group Counseling and; Case Records Management and Reporting.

Bachelor’s Degree required; Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred; experience with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access) required; excellent writing and verbal skills; demonstrated commitment to achieving outcomes through a youth development approach; must be detail oriented and learn quickly; must possess a friendly, outgoing and professional personality and be able to maintain a high degree of discretion in dealing with confidential information; must be organized and able to work in a fast paced environment. Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Jason Rodriguez at jrodriguez@obtjobs.org


YALP Instructor (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

OBT’s Young Adult Literacy Program (YALP) is for youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who lack the reading, writing and/or math skills needed to enroll in a High School Equivalency (HSE) Test Preparation Program.  Trainees receive pre-HSE basic skills training along with full support services.  The YALP instructor is responsible for creating and teaching a curriculum that would improve basic skills in English and Math to prepare trainees for entry into an HSE-level curriculum.  The YALP instructor will also design and implement the service learning component of the program. Service Learning offers participants the chance to engage in structured learning, service projects, and reflection.

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; must be willing to work as part of a team; must be organized, detail-oriented and able to work in a fast paced environment; demonstrated commitment to achieving outcomes through a youth development approach; Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Jason Rodriguez at jrodriguez@obtjobs.org


Updated: December 2016