Kaitlyn’s Story

If you asked Kaitlyn years ago about how her experience at SCO’s Madonna Heights would help her grow, she wouldn’t have had an answer. Kaitlyn’s painful childhood meant being in and out of hospitals, group homes, and residential programs starting at just 8 years old. After her 16th birthday, she arrived at SCO’s Madonna Heights campus feeling angry, defiant, untrusting, and alone. Her struggle persisted – until everything changed for the better.

According to Kaitlyn, every single person she encountered at Madonna Heights made her feel human, loved, important, safe, and secure. She thrived for two years living on the Madonna Heights campus with a new support system focused on helping her achieve her personal, emotional, and academic goals. Today, Kaitlyn is overjoyed to use her life experiences to help guide the next generation of young women as a Youth Advocate at Madonna Heights.

Kaitlyn’s journey gave her the knowledge and insight to show people that no one is alone, to encourage them to advocate for themselves and to guide them on the path to finding their self-worth.

“Knowing my story can influence the story of another young girl which inspires me to give back,” said Kaitlyn.



Early Childhood Job Openings at SCO

We’re hiring for our Morris Koppelman Center in Brownsville, Brooklyn!  SCO’s Early Childhood Education Centers offer a year-round, full-day academic program in a safe and engaging environment for children from 2.9 months to 5 years of age, including UPK and 3K for All. Literacy and math activities help children gain the skills for future school success. A wide array of physical activities and outdoor play help children develop strength, balance and motor skills. Art, music and drama round out the day.

Our programs support English, dual-language learners, and children with IEPs. Families are engaged to become active partners in supporting their child’s language development.

We have exciting openings at our Center in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Join our team and help children develop the building blocks for success! Complete the form below to learn more!


Available Positions

Teacher Assistant/Floater

Responsibilities include: Assisting Head Teacher with classroom management and activities while attending to the needs of children in a caring and kind manner. Strive to build positive relationships and effectively communicate with the families of children in their care.

Qualifications: High School diploma and CDA

Assistant Director of Early Head Start

Responsibilities: Provide Early Head start education staff with instructional leadership through design, delivery, and coordination of intensive professional development; facilitation of interdisciplinary collaboration; and administrative support.


  • Masters Degree or higher in early childhood education and NYS certification in early Childhood Education
  • NYS teaching certification required
  • Teachers Certification for Birth-2 years of age



Why SCO?

SCO’s dedicated professionals help improve the health and well-being of over 50,000 New Yorkers each year. We apply the same principle to ensuring our staff is well cared for through a robust benefits package, professional development opportunities, health and wellness initiatives, tuition reimbursement and more.

Our benefits include:

  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Paid Holidays Off
  • Vacation & Sick Time
  • 403B Retirement Plan
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance & more!
  • Provide children from your community with cognitive and social experiences that will enhance their curiosity and develop a positive attitude towards learning

What we are looking for:

  • Experience working successfully in multicultural environments serving vulnerable or underserved populations preferred.
  • Commitment to the mission and programs of SCO Family of Services
  • Possess a strong belief in people’s ability to grow and change; forge a mutually respectful partnership with persons served and their families.
  • Work closely with all members of the Center staff to provide comprehensive services to all families enrolled in the center.



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