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Make a Difference at Project Self-Sufficiency

Project Self-Sufficiency is hiring!

Our employees are dedicated, compassionate people who care deeply about the welfare of the community.

 

Interested in joining our team?  Use the form below to apply today and start making a difference in our community tomorrow.

On-Site Childcare Available at Little Sprouts Early Learning Center

Salary commensurate with previous experience, references, and other factors.

Current Project Self-Sufficiency Job Openings

Parenting Education Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator will coordinate all aspects of the Smart Parents, Smart Communities program, will supervise the Counselor/Parent Coach, Social Media Coordinator, and parent trainers, and will report to the Program Supervisor. In addition, the Program Coordinator will collect and use data to inform ongoing monitoring and improvement of the program. This position oversees the day-to-day activities of the Triple P program which include: Recruitment of participants, marketing the program, and facilitating the evidence-based Triple P curriculum. The Program Coordinator will assist the Program Director by handling administrative tasks and serving as the liaison with partnering agencies and organizations.

 

Major responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing the administrative aspects of the program including staffing, training, service delivery, and reporting.

  • Participating in and coordinating ongoing recruitment and outreach of program participants.

  • Ensuring timely and accurate data collection and reporting regarding program participants and outcomes.

  • Providing evidence-based parenting services and support in the community via multiple formats (group, one to one, in-person, virtual).

  • Developing relationships with community organizations, parenting and early childhood system agencies/entities and with local parenting partners.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy, child development/early childhood education or related field.

  • Experience in facilitating program curriculum to adults in a group setting.

  • Proficiency with technology, familiarity with database and spreadsheet applications and experience with Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Ability to work with families of various backgrounds and cultures, demonstrating cultural responsiveness.

  • Working knowledge of local, state, and community resources.

  • Ability to organize work to effectively manage both coordination and facilitation aspects of position.

  • Demonstrated experience in proactively identifying and eliminating obstacles to program success.

  • Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal, and formal presentation.

  • Understanding of how intersection systems of racial, gender and class discrimination shape conditions for early childhood educators, childcare programs, and the children and families they serve.

  • A desire to contribute to a place and professional which values collaboration, diversity, growth, and respect for all people.

  • Excel in building rapport, be adept at problem-solving in various types of situations and possess strong analytical ability.

  • Available to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends.

Health benefits, on-site childcare, and 401K plan available. Salary commensurate with previous non-profit management experience, references, and other factors.

Family Success Center Director

Responsible for managing day-to-day operations of the Journey Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiency ensuring that the Standards for Prevention, Principles of Family Support, Protective Factors and the FSC Practice Profile are incorporated into all aspects of the FSC.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Organizational skills with the ability to manage numerous projects and people simultaneously.

  • Outstanding human relations and leadership skills, and the ability to function in a team environment.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.

Essential Duties:

  • Design and maintain the FSC location, ensuring that furniture, decorations, and food foster a homelike culture/environment that reflects the community.

  • Actively seeks opportunities to work with community partners and stakeholders.

  • Actively participates in networking opportunities with community partners and stakeholders.

  • Use active listening skills to create a culture of inquiry, so interested families and individual family members share ongoing and evolving goals, needs, and desired involvement with the FSC and the community.

  • Regularly identify and update relevant resources within the community that align with the FSC mission and vision and can meet families’ and individual family members’ interests, goals, and needs.

  • Work with community partners to address barriers to accessing services and resources.

  • Recruit partners and sector leaders from within the community to volunteer and matches them to internal FSC activities based on the FSC needs.

  • Involve individuals, families, and community partners through a formal process in making recommendations about the FSC’s programs/services.

  • Ensure that families, individual family members, and community partners lead efforts within the FSC.

  • Ensure an FSC Advisory Council is developed and maintained.

  • Identify programs, services, and activities that promote skill and protective factor development based on the needs and interests of the community.

  • Coordinate and deliver programming to the community that is based on their needs and interests.

  • Develop internal resources based on the community’s needs and interests.

  • Identify relevant data and information that will help the FSC understand the needs of their community and develop relevant skill building programming, engagement activities and community connections.

  • Gather data and information from families and individual family members on a regular basis to assess key aspects of program functioning.

  • Examine data as a team to identify opportunities and create a plan to improve practice and programming.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree. Additional education and related experience are preferred, such as a master’s degree in a Human Services related field, experience in the provision of prevention related programs, or a BA with 3+ years of related experience.

  • Valid New Jersey driver’s license, safe driving record, and vehicle availability are required.

 

Health benefits, on-site childcare, and 401K plan available. Salary commensurate with non-profit management previous experience, references, and other factors.

Spanish-Speaking Interpreter

Full-time Spanish-speaking interpreter needed to assist with communication between family support workers and individuals and families at varied locations throughout Sussex, Warren, and Hunterdon Counties.

Responsibilities

  • Work with low-income individuals and families on the Newton campus, in the homes of pregnant women and young mothers, and onboard Project Self-Sufficiency’s mobile services vehicle at varied locations throughout Sussex, Warren, and Hunterdon Counties.

  • Act as interpreter between a wide range of people with diverse voices, accents, speaking tempos, and personalities.

  • Provide parties with clear and exact interpretation of verbal communication, including questions, answers, statements, arguments, explanations, and other forms of verbal communication.

  • Impart thought, purpose, spirit, emotions, and tone of speakers from source language into target language with no additions or omissions.

  • Complete daily logs of activity and other documentation, as needed.

  • Comply with applicable ethics and standards.

Qualifications

  • Ability to convey messages from the target language to the source language without additions, omissions or misleading factors that alter the intent of the speaker.

  • Adept at simultaneous interpretation.

  • Valid certification of accredited interpreting training.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in English and Spanish.

  • Valid driver’s license.

  • Proficient computer skills.

  • Outstanding listening, retention, and note-taking skills.

  • Proficient enunciation and pronunciation skills.

  • Impartiality and sensitivity to diverse cultures.

  • Ability to collaborate with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

High School diploma required; Bachelor’s degree preferred. Health benefits, on-site childcare, and 401K plan available. Salary commensurate with previous experience, references, and other factors.

Finance Assistant/Grants Compliance Associate

Full-time associate needed to provide a variety of grant-related support and fiscal services.

Responsibilities:

  • Scan, file, and log account documents.

  • Update computerized accounting systems.

  • Research, analyze, and prepare documents and reports to meet grant requirements.

  • Review fiscal activities to monitor grant compliance and in-kind obligations.

  • Ensure compliance with internal policies and procedures, vendors, purchasing regulations, equipment inventory, and closing documents.

  • Review and assist with grant proposals, budgets, contracts, reports, and other grant-related documents for accuracy, completeness, contract compliance, and adherence to all timelines.

 Qualifications:

  • Detail-oriented.

  • Exemplary mathematics, research, organizational, writing, and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to show initiative and work independently and as part of a team.

  • Familiarity with principles, techniques and guidelines regarding grants, contract administration, and/or subcontracting processes.

  • Knowledge of state and federal rules, regulations, laws, and statutes relating to grants.

  • Understanding of generally accepted auditing and accounting principles and terminology.

  • Ability to multi-task and work towards several objectives simultaneously under tight deadlines.

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, or a related field.

  • Demonstrable experience in grant compliance or grant administration.

  • Knowledge of common industry software.

 Health benefits, on-site childcare, and 401K plan available. Salary commensurate with previous experience, references, and other factors.

Case Manager

Experienced, maternal-child health case manager needed to support individuals who are low-income or uninsured, with chronic health conditions, with multiple social and economic stressors, underserved immigrants, victims of domestic violence, individuals impacted by mental health issues, alcohol and/or substance use disorder; and involved with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide referrals to services with special emphasis given to families requiring a plan of safe care.

  • Complete required documentation, forms and produce statistical reports.  

  • Submit monthly/quarterly progress reports addressing process and outcome indicators that will help determine strengths and areas needing improvement. 

  • Work closely with Early Childhood Systems of Care programs to help link families to the most appropriate and available services. 

  • Provide care coordination for families and advocacy and follow-up as needed.  

  • Adhere to professional standards as outlined by protocols, rules, and regulations of the local hub.

  • Ensure timely response when following up with families and new enrollments.

  • Work with families, CNJ hub, and community stakeholders to ensure viable resource options.

  • Assist in identifying gaps and barriers to services for families in need.

  • Participate in CNJ hub activities as required.

  • Attend all required meetings and trainings deemed necessary by Department of Children & Families.

  • Participate in quality improvement and evaluation activities.  

Qualifications

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Compassionate and able to relate to different clients with various needs.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and basic database functions, including the utilization of the Single Point of Entry and Client Tracking (SPECT) system.  

  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred in Psychology, Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, or Early Childhood Education.

  • Experience in maternal-child health (MCH), infant/early childhood mental health, parent/family support, and/or related fields and settings. 

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop trusting relationships with families and partners. 

  • Ability to translate complex MCH and early childhood concepts into parent-friendly language. 

  • Awareness of cultural diversity and its impact on planning and provision of services.  

  • Experience in working with culturally and ethnically diverse families, staff, and community stakeholders.

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to problem-solve with a strong ability to manage different priorities and cases.

  • Full understanding of the roles of core MCH and early childhood partners. 

  • Proven work experience as a Care Coordinator/Case Manager or similar role.

  • Apply good judgment to fast-changing situations.

  • Strong customer service skills.

  • Bilingual Skills preferred.

  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality.

  • Ability to work independently and part of a team.

Full time. Health benefits, on-site childcare, and 401K plan available. Salary commensurate with previous experience, references, and other factors.

New Jersey Youth Corps Program Associate

Full-time associate needed for high school equivalency and employability skills program for youth, ages 16 – 25, in grant-funded New Jersey Youth Corps program.  Responsible for community outreach, student recruitment, facilitating academic instruction, behavioral assessments, and providing leadership with community service projects.  Assist students with developing personal responsibility, self-discipline, socialization, work readiness skills, and entry-level occupational skills through classroom instruction and community service projects.  Establish and maintain affiliations with area business leaders and employers.  Deliver employability skills training curricula in a group setting.  Facilitate transition services.  Create and maintain database; generate reports of job development and training activities.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills needed.  Experience and bachelor’s degree required. Health benefits, on-site childcare, and 401K plan available. Salary commensurate with previous experience, references, and other factors.

                     

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 environment.  

Responsibilities:

  • Interview clients during intake process to assess psychological, emotional, and social information.

  • Establish course of action by exploring options and setting goals with clients.

  • Obtain assistance for clients by referring them to community resources, arranging appointments, and establishing rapport with other agencies.

  • Foster clients’ actions by interpreting attitudes and patterns of behavior, explaining and suggesting new options.

  • Document and maintain case records.

  • Follow up with clients periodically to monitor progress and adjust goals accordingly.

  • Adhere to agency policies and procedures, participate in quality reviews, and report needed changes.

  • Maintain client confidence and protect agency operations by keeping information confidential.

  • Contribute to team efforts by assisting with agency events.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Objectivity, confidentiality, and persistence

  • Good planning and organizational skills

  • Excellent listening, written, and verbal communication abilities

  • Empathy, compassion, and interpersonal skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications

  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team

Education, Experience and Licensing Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work or a related field required. 

  • Masters in social work or licensed clinical social worker preferred

  • 2-5 years’ related experience

On-site childcare, generous vacation package, health benefits, and 401k plan available for full-time positions.  Salary commensurate with previous experience, references, and other factors.

Parent Counselor

Experienced Spanish-speaking and English-speaking professionals needed to provide parenting support, education, and case management to families with young children at risk of child abuse and neglect.

Responsibilities

  • Work with at-risk families one-on-one, virtually, and in group settings within the agency and at varied locations throughout the area.

  • Provide supportive case management and assist parents with behavioral and skills development issues

  • Facilitate parent discussion groups within the agency and in the broader community

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of agency and community resources

  • Expertise in parenting and child development

  • Understanding of family systems

  • Experience with the impact of abuse and neglect, substance abuse, mental illness, poverty, trauma on children and families

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field; Master’s degree preferred

  • Experience in community-based child welfare service or social service field

  • Familiarity with digital applications, such as Zoom

  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record

  • Fluency in English and Spanish preferred

Full time. Health benefits, on-site childcare, and 401K plan available. 

 

Parenting Instructors

Part-time instructors needed to facilitate evidenced-based parenting skills classes for early childhood educators and parents in area primary schools, libraries, human service organizations, childcare centers, and on-site at Project Self-Sufficiency. Ideal position for retired educators, social workers, or those who have stayed home with their own children. Training to become a certified Triple P parenting instructor provided. Curricula focuses on The Power of Positive Parenting, Raising Confident, Competent Children, and Raising Resilient Children.

Responsibilities

  • Provide an atmosphere of caring and support to parents at risk of child abuse and neglect.

  • Facilitate parenting skills classes provided curriculum.

  • Provide one-on-one support to parents and children.

  • Provide online classes to early childhood educators to promote child development, social competence, and self-regulation.

Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.

  • Background in education or experience with public speaking.

  • Experience in child abuse prevention field preferred.

  • Familiarity with using digital applications, such as Zoom.

  • Fluency in English and Spanish preferred.

  • Must be available in the evenings.

Part-time. Bachelor’s degree required. Salary commensurate with previous experience, references, and other factors.

Development Associate

The Development Associate is a dynamic and engaging professional with a passion for making an impact.  This professional will assist in the development and implementation of all fundraising activities related to advancing the mission of Project Self-Sufficiency.  A “people person,” this individual will work with the community to establish robust connections with donors, prospects, partners, and volunteers to raise awareness about the agency’s work. 

Key Skills & Abilities

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

  • Outgoing people person and confident public speaker

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

  • Knowledge of fundraising software and tools preferred

  • Excellent leadership, organization, interpersonal, listening, and written and verbal communication skills

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

  • High level of ownership and initiative

  • Deadline driven

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

  • Availability to work select evenings and weekends

Selected Duties

  • Oversee donor gift processing and stewardship, including logging, entering, and coding all donations (mail, web, event, etc.) and generating thank you letters using timely, effective, appropriate and consistent methods

  • Create mailing and emailing lists when needed by the organization

  • Ensure accuracy and security of all donor and gift data, maintain strict confidentiality

  • Assist with campaigns for current, lapsed, acquisition and donor prospects

  • Coordinate special events including managing event logistics, program outline support, catering, invitations, RSVP’s, “day of” support, and post event stewardship

  • Prepare detailed reports on giving, events, and campaigns

  • Assist with the creation and dissemination of materials (drafting, copying, filing, mailing, emailing)

  • Track grant application and report deadlines, organize grants and related materials as needed

  • Assist at agency events as needed, particularly development programming and events, such as: Autumn Harvest Shoot, A Taste of Talent, Season of Hope Toy Shop, Project 300 and other events as assigned.

  • Ability to multi-task, knowledge of Microsoft Office, and experience working in a related field a plus.  

Minimum five years of non-profit industry development experience and bachelor’s degree required.  Health benefits, on-site childcare, and 401K plan available. Salary commensurate with previous experience, references, and other factors.

Spanish-Speaking Case Managers

Full-time Case Managers needed to provide direct service and culturally sensitive outreach to victims of domestic violence and their family members in English and Spanish.  Meet with clients in-person and virtually, on-site in Newton, or in the field at varied locations, including an outreach site in Blairstown, on board the PSS Journey mobile services vehicle, and in local libraries and medical facilities.  Develop Individual Action Plans; assist clients with goal setting, emergency basic needs, referrals, and supportive counseling.  Provide community outreach, education, and in-person response to domestic violence, sexual assault, or intimate partner violence.  Bachelor’s degree and advanced training, coursework, and relevant experience required.  On-site childcare, health benefits, paid vacation and holidays, and 401K plan available. 

Community Educator/Outreach Worker

The Community Educator/Outreach Worker is responsible for outreach and training on a variety of agency programs to organizations, healthcare facilities, schools, and other entities, as well as representation of the agency at community events. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Coordinate and conduct various agency educational programs for community professionals, parents, and students;

  • Maintain relationships with area schools, childcare centers, and community organizations to support education initiatives;

  • Regularly travel locally and work independently in the field;

  • Prepare and maintain accurate records of all training and evaluative responses, and create monthly reports;

  • Stay current on new research and community issues related to child/family welfare;

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university with a focus in education, child development, public health, communication, or social sciences;

  • Demonstrable experience providing presentations in a professional setting;

  • Cultural competence and an ability to work with diverse populations;

  • Fluency in English and Spanish (Preferred);

  • Ability to work Monday – Friday, and occasional weekends and evenings;

  • Experience in public speaking and training implementation preferred;

  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point);

  • Compassionate and attentive to details;

  • Must also have reliable transportation and possess a valid Driver’s License.

On-site childcare, health benefits, paid vacation and holidays, and 401K plan available.

                                                                                                 

Grant Writing Consultant

Full-time, project-based grant writer with 7 - 10 years demonstrable, quantifiable track record in securing major funding and government grants needed to provide comprehensive written and research support for multiple programs and funding opportunities.  Identify and clarify opportunities and needs.  Study requests for proposals (RFP’s), gather and format information, including objectives, implementation, methods, timetables, staffing, standards of performance, evaluation, and budgets.   Write drafts, prepare executive summaries, presentations, and final submissions.  Excellent writing, research, problem-solving, and computer skills required.  Must be organized, willing to work in a team environment, and accustomed to meeting deadlines.  Flexible schedule as required.  Experience working in a non-profit or mental health organization preferred. Bachelor’s degree required.  Salary commensurate with experience and track record. Competitive salary, on-site childcare, health benefits, and 401K plan 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. On-site childcare available.

Administrative Assistant

Full-time administrative assistant needed to work with financial and data collection programs.  Interface with the public via telephone; write reports and upload information to client and donor databases.  Prepare regular reports, arrange meetings, maintain filing systems.  Assist with agency programs as needed.  Must be empathetic, detail-oriented, organized, and responsive.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and problem-solving skills required.   Spanish-speaking a plus.  Health benefits, paid vacation and holidays, and 401K plan available.  High School diploma required; Bachelor’s degree preferred. On-site childcare available.

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, on-site childcare, health benefits and 401K plan available.      

 

Community Educator/Outreach Worker

The Community Educator/Outreach Worker is responsible for outreach and training on a variety of agency programs to organizations, healthcare facilities, schools, and other entities, as well as representation of the agency at community events. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Coordinate and conduct various agency educational programs for community professionals, parents, and students;

  • Maintain relationships with area schools, childcare centers, and community organizations to support education initiatives;

  • Regularly travel locally and work independently in the field;

  • Prepare and maintain accurate records of all training and evaluative responses, and create monthly reports;

  • Stay current on new research and community issues related to child/family welfare;

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university with a focus in education, child development, public health, communication, or social sciences;

  • Demonstrable experience providing presentations in a professional setting;

  • Cultural competence and an ability to work with diverse populations;

  • Fluency in English and Spanish (Preferred);

  • Ability to work Monday – Friday, and occasional weekends and evenings;

  • Experience in public speaking and training implementation preferred;

  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point);

  • Compassionate and attentive to details;

  • Must also have reliable transportation and possess a valid Driver’s License.

On-site childcare, health benefits, paid vacation and holidays, and 401K Salary commensurate with previous experience, references, and other factors.

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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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