Job Application - Cortland County Community Action Program

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Family Development Assistant

Position: Family Development Assistant—Emergency Assistance

Program: Family Development Program

Reports to: Family Development Director

Status: Part-time, Non-Exempt, for 20 hours per week


Job Function: Assist in planning, developing, and coordinating a continuing program with resident groups, individuals, organizations, and agencies in the community for residents of all ages. Assist with the problems confronting low-income resident and hold a positive approach to their solution.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Assist in planning, development and coordinating a continuing program with resident groups, individuals, organizations and agencies in the community.


Coordinate the operation and supervision of volunteers of the Family Essentials program.


Assist in implementing family development process through programs, community outreach, and case management with specific caseload and families.


Provide reports to Senior Family Development Advocate as required, with all necessary information. Will maintain an efficient system of data collection and flow.


Keep the Family Development Director and Sr. Family Development Advocate advised on unified community concerns and issues on a regular basis through scheduled meetings.


Work cooperatively with other CAPCO programs and community agencies


Possess functional knowledge of other local, state, and federal programs relating to low income individuals. Work with other human services agencies in order to create more effective flow of service in the community.


Participate in training programs which relate to job responsibilities (i.e. Family Development



Education and/or Experience                                                   

Must have a high school diploma or equivalency (GED). Must have training or experience working with individuals, groups, or neighborhood organizations.


Other Skills and Abilities

Experience in working with individuals, neighborhood groups (youth and adults) and community organizations. Ability to grasp the problems confronting low-income residents, especially fiscal challenges. Working knowledge of the family development process. Acceptable NYS Driver's License.



Physical Demands & Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Must be able to travel to various locations. Ability to work flexible hours to support the program.


 The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


CAPCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we do not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, and physical or mental disability. CAPCO will make reasonable accommodations for qualified candidates in adherence of the Americans with Disabilities Act and New York Human Rights Act.

Application Deadline: Interested candidates should apply no later than Friday, February 19, 2021, using the application link or forward a resume and letter of interest via email to or at the CAPCO Main Office, 32 N. Main St., Cortland, NY  13045.