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

OBT is seeking Job Developers with strong employer connections and a passion for assisting youth and adults who are unemployed/underemployed and have come to OBT seeking education and skills training.  Duties include conducting work readiness workshops, employment counseling, job placement and retention follow-up to include post-employment activities.  Qualifications are two to three years of relevant experience with a diverse and active job bank; prior experience working with individuals with barriers to employment preferred.  Must be able to collaborate and work as part of a team.  Competitive salary and benefits package is offered.

Qualified applicants only should send a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Terri Saucier at tsaucier@obtjobs.org


Adult Literacy Support Specialist – (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Work hours are 12:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. most days but must be flexible regarding work schedule.  Must be willing to travel between program sites and to perform the duties of the position from any site. Responsibilities include being able to work effectively with adults in an educational setting; being able to pre-screen requests for program services both in person and via telephone; ability to obtain and manage required documentation and enter internal and external data in a timely and accurate manner.  Must be highly organized and possess the ability to organize and conduct intake and orientation sessions and to facilitate ESOL and HSE instructional classes as needed; must be able to maintain a high degree of discretion in dealing with confidential information; ability to work as part of a team and to take on their different roles if needed; Bi-lingual English/Spanish required; proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and clerical experience required. Associates Degree preferred.

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


Quality Assurance/Data Reporting Manager – (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Leading workforce development agency with expertise working with both disconnected youth and adults, seeks a Quality Assurance/Data Reporting Manager to maintain and analyze data for multiple contracts/worksites in the agency’s Salesforce database.  Responsibilities also include performing quality assurance duties and developing meaningful program reports and dashboards and training staff on use of database. Bachelor’s Degree required; must be interested in youth and workforce development; must have experience with data entry and data management; must possess strong organizational skills and display a high level of discretion in dealing with confidential information.  Prior experience with Salesforce or database programming is required. Applicant should have experience creating validation rules, formula fields, and workflow rules. Experience with Demand Tools or another type of data loader is preferred. Experience with managing web forms is a plus. Highly competitive salary and benefits.

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Alice Goncalves at agoncalves@obtjobs.org


Office Assistant (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Responsibilities will be working with disadvantaged youth and adults and will include answering phones, routing calls and taking messages; meeting and greeting the public and referring them to appropriate staff; pre-screening clients for services; assisting with pre-enrollment testing; entering data into agency and funder databases; incoming/outgoing mail, photocopying and faxes; participant time and attendance; supplies and inventory and other general office duties. Must have High School Diploma or equivalent and three years relevant experience; must possess excellent computer and communication skills; must be organized and detail-oriented and able to work in a fast paced environment. Must be Bi-lingual English/Spanish.

Please put Office Assistant in the subject line and send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Marcia Ramlal at mramlal@obtjobs.org


Work Readiness Counselor – (Full-Time)
Jamaica, Queens

Provide ongoing work readiness support and case management to 17-24 year-olds in an Out of School Youth program; handle all issues related to work readiness and internships; maintain worksite and participant internship case files; enter detailed worksite and participant case notes in internal and funder databases; ensure that required work readiness training topics and assignments are completed; enter internship hours in funder database; provide employment counseling; actively participate in program recruitment and intake process; ensure participants understand and adhere to program philosophy, standards, rules and regulations.

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 Jackie Ordoñez a jordonez@obtjobs.org


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 detail oriented; must display evidence of being team oriented and have a collaborative disposition and be able to establish positive relationships with disconnected young adults. Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Dashun Duran at dduran@obtjobs.org   Please put Youth Coordinator in the subject line.


Career Readiness Facilitator –  (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Provide ongoing work readiness support and case management to 16-24 year-olds in the Young Adult Internship Program Plus utilizing trauma informed practices; develop and facilitate weekly work readiness workshops, handle all issues related to work readiness and internships; actively develop additional internship sites; maintain worksite and participant internship case files; enter detailed worksite and participant case notes in internal and funder databases in a timely fashion; ensure that required work readiness training topics and assignments are completed; enter internship hours in funder database; provide employment and educational counseling and outcome placement; actively participate in program recruitment and intake process; ensure participants understand and adhere to program philosophy, standards, rules and regulations.

Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s in Social Work (MSW), mental health, counseling, or a relevant field a plus.
Facilitation and/or Group Work counseling experience strongly preferred.
Experience working with young adults impacted by trauma, mental health challenges, and the foster care and juvenile justice systems strongly preferred.
Energetic, self-starter, thrives in fast-paced environment, with outstanding attention to detail.
Must be willing to work as part of a team and be able to establish positive relationships with at-risk youth.
Computer proficiency in MS Office a must.

Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Sara Vonhold, svonhold@obtjobs.org.


Career Readiness Social Worker (MSW) –  (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, New York

Provide ongoing counseling support and case management to 16-24 year olds in the Young Adult Internship Program Plus utilizing trauma informed practices; conduct weekly individual and/or group counseling sessions, develop and facilitate weekly work readiness workshops; conduct weekly outreach to ACS case managers; coordinate outreach and recruitment for eligible program participants; maintain intern case files and accurately record case notes on a regular basis; enter detailed participant case notes in internal and funder databases in a timely fashion; actively assist in young adults’ internship progress, provide employment and educational counseling and outcome placement; ensure participants understand and adhere to program philosophy, standards, rules and regulations.

Master’s in Social Work (MSW), mental health, counseling, or a relevant field is required.
Facilitation and/or Group Work counseling experience strongly preferred.
Experience working with young adults impacted by trauma, mental health challenges, and the foster care and juvenile justice systems strongly preferred.
Energetic, self-starter, thrives in fast-paced environment, with outstanding attention to detail.
Must be willing to work as part of a team and be able to establish positive relationships with at-risk youth.
Computer proficiency in MS Office a must.

Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Sara Vonhold, svonhold@obtjobs.org


Program Assistant
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; operating multi-line phone system; conducting intakes; assisting with retention follow up, classroom facilitation,  internship site management; entering data into agency and funder databases and other general office duties.  Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and six months of clerical experience; must be organized and detail-oriented, Microsoft Office Suite proficient and able to work in a fast paced environment.  Must be bi-lingual English/Spanish.  Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Wayne Small at wsmall@obtjobs.org


Retention Specialist – (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Responsibilities include working with disconnected youth ages 17-24 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 be comfortable communicating with clients via social media; must have a Bachelor’s Degree and two years relevant experience. Prior experience working with young adults preferred.  Knowledge of Salesforce preferable.
Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Janet Tsakos at jtsakos@obtjobs.org


Child Care Navigator

OBT seeks two Child Care Navigators to work with participants with young children in OBT’s Out-of-School Youth (OSY) program.  The responsibilities of the Child Care Navigator include:

  • Facilitating the process for young parents and their children to enroll in Administration for Children’s Services (ACS)-funded Early Care and Education child care slots as well as accessing other necessary social support services included but not limited to CBO partners and ACS preventative service agencies.
  • Delivering evidence and strength-based coaching to young parents on parenting behaviors, child development, parent-child activities, the link between child development and parenting, developmental optics, family strengths capabilities, and skills, protective factors and resourcing. Such coaching will be grounded in trauma-informed practices.
  • Conducting group workshops for parents to educate them about the enrollment process in ACS-funded center-based care.
  • Meeting bi-weekly with parents at OBT.
  • Preparing monthly and quarterly data and narrative reports for ACS and the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) related to program enrollment, attendance and milestones achieved.
  • Entering case notes monitoring program progress into both the city’s database and OBT’s internal database (Salesforce)
  • Collaborate with OBT program staff to provide an effective system of supports for each client both during programming and after program completion
  • Participating in ACS training and working with ACS to overcome barriers to child care enrollment on behalf of parents. Additional trainings offered by ACS to better understand child safety, infant mental health, Safe Sleep and other appropriate trainings.
  • Collaborate with ACS staff to facilitate enrollment and quality program implementation.

Qualifications

  • Experience working with young parents
  • Experience facilitating group workshops
  • Experience creating and maintaining strong working relationships with other organizations that can benefit OBT participants
  • Culturally Competent practice and experience working with diverse populations.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in social work, early childhood education or human services related field.
  • Advanced knowledge of ACS center-based child care programs and TANF program and policies.
  • Working knowledge of computer technology, including Microsoft Office, Excel, and data entry skills.

Salary: $50,000 – $55,000
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Mrs. Dani Smejkal at dsmejkal@obtjobs.org


Updated: June 2017