Job Openings at Project Self-Sufficiency

Nurse Home Visitors

Full-time and part-time nurses needed to provide health education for pregnant women and their families in a home visiting environment. Candidate will provide prenatal education; nutrition counseling; assist patients and their families with establishing goals; educate participants about infant care, early childhood development, and positive health practices. Travel throughout Sussex, Warren and Hunterdon counties required; must have reliable transportation. Current R.N. and C.P.R. required. Excellent written and verbal skills, and basic computer skills needed. Varied schedule; Spanish-speaking a plus.  Laptop and cell phone provided.  Health benefits, paid vacation and holidays, 401K plan available. 

High School Equivalency Program Coordinator

Responsibilities:

The Program Coordinator will work in collaboration with the Executive Director on the design, implementation, and execution of all aspects of the New Jersey Youth Corps program:

  • Ongoing supervision of the full Youth Corps Program Team, including developing the agenda for and leading weekly all-team meetings;

  • Overseeing all aspects of day-to-day operations of the Youth Corps Program, including but not limited to: scheduling of intakes, referrals and placements, scheduling of training, coordination of transportation and support services, data collection and submission by all staff, maintenance of participant records, resolution of issues with staffing, equipment, materials, etc.;

  • Establishing and maintaining excellent working relationships with Community Work Sites through in-person interface, telephone, internet, and written communication channels, dissemination of outreach and information materials;

  • Representing the Youth Corps Program in public forums including all training and employment related meetings and events in Northwest New Jersey as appropriate, participation in advisory boards, panels, networking groups, etc.;

  • Responding to the questions and concerns of Youth Corps team members and soliciting the input and intervention of the Executive Director as necessary;

  • Providing negotiation and conflict resolution as required in disputes among Youth Corps staff members and participants;

  • Making recommendations to the Executive Director for modifications, improvements, etc. to Youth Corps Program design/implementation based on lessons learned, participant needs, staff input, etc.;

  • Must be professional in attitude and appearance at all times, treat participants with courtesy and respect, maintain strict confidentiality;

  • Completing and submitting a daily work log to the Executive Director;

  • Entering data into the required systems as necessary.

Qualifications:

Masters Degree, minimum 10 years experience in the training and employment services delivery system.

Health benefits, paid vacation and holidays, and 401K plan available.

High School Equivalency Program Instructors

Paid instructors and volunteers are needed to work with young adults in the New Jersey Youth Corps high school equivalency and employment skills training program.  Help with tutoring in basic reading and comprehension, vocabulary, science, math, social studies, English; assist with community service projects.  Ideal for college students, educators, and those with experience in business, construction trades, building maintenance and landscaping.  Opportunities available Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; a part-time, flexible schedule is offered. Health benefits, paid vacation and holidays, and 401K plan available for full-time position.

Interpreters

Multiple, full-time and part-time professionals needed to translate and facilitate spoken and written communication in English and Spanish.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Facilitate communication for clients with limited English proficiency.

  • Translate languages during phone conversations as well as at virtual and in-person meetings.

  • Attend virtual and in-person agency events and act as official translator to mediate discussion.

  • Relay concepts and ideas between languages.

  • Convert written materials from English to Spanish, such as books, publications, brochures, newsletters, or web pages.

  • Edit and proofread text to accurately reflect the appropriate language.

  • Receive and submit assignments electronically.

High School degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Experience in healthcare, social services, or education a plus.  Competitive salary, 401(k), health benefits, and a generous vacation package available. 

 

English and Spanish-Speaking Home Visitors

Full-time, English and Spanish-speaking home visitors needed to provide in-home health and parenting and support services as part of nationally recognized home visitation program to at-risk, pregnant, Spanish-speaking women or women with children and their families in Sussex, Warren and Hunterdon Counties. Demonstrate initiative, dependability, and the ability to work independently and efficiently. Continually assess client needs, develop goals, provide appropriate intervention strategies, and adjust services accordingly. Ability to communicate with staff and clients with sensitivity, flexibility and responsiveness to gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, religion, age, sexual orientation, or special needs. Assume an active role in agency events. Provide culturally competent service delivery. Uphold ethical standards in accordance with Social Work Code of Ethics. Frequently required to stand, sit, walk, bend, use hands and arms and must occasionally lift up to 20 pounds. Must have own vehicle, valid driver's license, and acceptable driving record. Health benefits and 401k plan available; Bachelor's degree required.

High School Equivalency Program Instructors

Paid instructors and volunteers are needed to work with young adults in the New Jersey Youth Corps high school equivalency and employment skills training program.  Help with tutoring in basic reading and comprehension, vocabulary, science, math, social studies, English; assist with community service projects.  Ideal for college students, educators, and those with experience in business, construction trades, building maintenance and landscaping.  Opportunities available Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; a part-time, flexible schedule is offered.  Paid vacation and holidays.

 

Clinician

Seasoned professional to provide clinical counseling services to adults and children for grant-funded housing and family stability program.  Minimum five years’ experience working with trauma-impacted families, preferably experienced and trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Part-time; MSW and LCSW required.  Competitive salary, 401(k), and a generous vacation package available. 

 

Case Manager/Housing Specialist/Employment Specialist

Duties include case management for trauma-impacted families including mental health and substance abuse, with an emphasis on securing and maintaining housing and employment.  Minimum two years’ experience working with at-risk families, including case management, employability and housing support services, and mental illness/substance abuse.  Bachelor’s degree required.  Competitive salary, 401(k), health benefits, and a generous vacation package available. 

 

Case Manager/Employability Skills Counselor

Full time, Spanish-speaking Case Manager will conduct a comprehensive intake with participants in young adult employment program and work with students to create an Individual Service Strategy, develop interpersonal skills, enhance employment skills, and explore career pathways.  Other responsibilities include job referrals and job skills, resume development, workplace etiquette, time management, budgeting, and transition services to college and career.  Candidate will help youth identify needs and possible barriers to successful program completion and assist with a range of issues including housing, transportation, childcare, and food insecurity.  Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. Competitive salary, 401(k), health benefits, and a generous vacation package available. 

 

Literacy/Numeracy Instructors

Two part-time, licensed teachers will instruct youth on remedial skills and High School Equivalency Test Preparation.  Instructors must be engaging, patient and able to connect to youth who may not have been successful in traditional high school.  Must be capable of making a meaningful difference in the lives of young adult employment program participants. Competitive salary. Bachelor's degree required.

 

Parenting Skills Instructor

A part-time hourly Parenting Skills Instructor will lead small groups of low-income young families through a provided parenting curriculum.  Strengthen parent-child relationships by increasing parents’ knowledge of child development, improving parenting skills and support systems, and providing community resources.  Assist with data collection, maintenance, and data entry. Bachelor’s degree and parenting skills teaching experience required; Spanish-speaking a plus.  Competitive salary.

Spanish-Speaking Home Visitor

Full-time, Spanish-speaking home visitor needed to provide in-home health and parenting and support services as part of nationally recognized home visitation program to at-risk, pregnant, Spanish-speaking women or women with children and their families in Sussex, Warren and Hunterdon Counties. Demonstrate initiative, dependability, and the ability to work independently and efficiently. Continually assess client needs, develop goals, provide appropriate intervention strategies, and adjust services accordingly. Ability to communicate with staff and clients with sensitivity, flexibility and responsiveness to gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, religion, age, sexual orientation, or special needs. Assume an active role in agency events. Provide culturally competent service delivery. Uphold ethical standards in accordance with Social Work Code of Ethics. Frequently required to stand, sit, walk, bend, use hands and arms and must occasionally lift up to 20 pounds. Must have own vehicle, valid driver's license, and acceptable driving record. Health benefits and 401k plan available; Bachelor's degree required.

 

Home Visitor

Full-time home visitor needed to provide in-home health and parenting and support services as part of nationally recognized home visitation program to at-risk, pregnant women or women with children and their families in Sussex, Warren and Hunterdon Counties. Demonstrate initiative, dependability, and the ability to work independently and efficiently. Continually assess client needs, develop goals, provide appropriate intervention strategies, and adjust services accordingly. Ability to communicate with staff and clients with sensitivity, flexibility and responsiveness to gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, religion, age, sexual orientation, or special needs. Assume an active role in agency events. Provide culturally competent service delivery. Uphold ethical standards in accordance with Social Work Code of Ethics. Frequently required to stand, sit, walk, bend, use hands and arms and must occasionally lift up to 20 pounds. Must have own vehicle, valid driver's license, and acceptable driving record. Health benefits and 401k plan available; Bachelor's degree required.  Spanish-speaking a plus.

Auto Access and Food Rescue Project Coordinator

Motivated Project Coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of implementing grant-funded initiatives in local fresh food rescue and automobile access programs. The Project Coordinator will work closely with and reports to the Executive Director and the Administrative Team. S/he will work to build relationships with community partners to create a win-win circle of giving to benefit low-income families and youth in our community.

Key Skills 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

  • High-level multi-tasking, organizational and project management skills;

  • Collaborative, with ability to work on projects with a team or independently;

  • Attention to detail, with the ability to see the big picture and meet high-level goals;

  • Exhibits high level of ownership and takes initiative;

  • Desire to make a positive impact on the people of Sussex, Warren, Morris and Hunterdon Counties.

Selected Duties

  • Forge partnerships with local sources of fresh donated food, focusing on dairy, meat, and produce through outreach and education on food rescue;

  • Develop avenues for automobile access and solicit donations from the community, including individuals and businesses, for low income families and youth;

  • Forge partnerships with mechanics and automobile repair shops to evaluate road-worthiness and longevity of donated cars;

  • Identify and recruit individuals and organizations who can assist with vehicle repair and maintenance;

  • Develop, implement and execute a comprehensive project timeline, plan, and goals including long and short-term deliverables;

  • Outreach, cultivation and stewardship of donors (grocery stores, restaurants, individuals) and partners (mechanics, gas stations, dealerships, food pantries);

  • Public speaking to recruit partners and publicize successes;

  • Create communications for the projects;

  • Maintain strong presence in local community and continually deepen knowledge about the community’s needs;

  • Represent Project Self-Sufficiency to diverse sections of the community.

Bachelor's degree and experience required; benefits including health insurance, 401(k) plan and generous vacation package available.

 

Social Worker/Case Manager

Full time, compassionate Social Workers needed to provide case management, crisis intervention, group work and supportive counseling for low-income single parents and displaced homemakers in center-based and community-based environments in Newton and Dover.  Assess clients, gather relevant information, facilitate goal-setting, provide crisis intervention, refer clients to community and employability skills resources, maintain accurate case records and prepare reports, participate in training, supervision and meetings, assist with agency events.  Health benefits and 401k plan available.  Experience working with clients who are impacted by poverty, neglect, income barriers, violence or related circumstances a plus.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills, along with proficiency in Microsoft application desired.  Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work or a related field required. 

 

Day Care Center Aides

Provide care for children at the Little Sprouts Early Learning Center, including grooming, feeding, changing diapers, and cleaning rooms and toys.  Assist staff with creating lessons plans in accordance with curriculum objectives; develop and encourage age-appropriate learning and socialization to ensure children learn basic skills and concepts.  Help maintain a safe and healthy workplace in keeping with program goals and philosophy.  Monitor children during outdoor and indoor activities for safety, health, behavioral and emotional issues.  Work with teachers and parents to help children progress towards educational and behavioral goals.  Keep all appropriate records such as attendance and time sheets.  Coordinate art, music, games, and other activities. Promote positive behavior and provide guidance or approved discipline, as needed.  Assist with agency events.  Must have patience and be able to lift and carry children, as well as exceptional communication, teaching and interpersonal skills.  Understanding of childhood development, experience and High School Diploma or equivalent required; Child Development Associates Certificate preferred.  Competitive salary, health benefits and 401K plan available.

Interested applicants are encourage to submit a resume and cover letter to the attention of:

Deborah Berry-Toon, Executive Director

Project Self-Sufficiency

127 Mill Street

Newton, NJ  07860

Fax: 973-940-3501

Email: pss@projectselfsufficiency.org

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