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.

Current Project Self-Sufficiency Job Openings

Driver

Part-time driver needed to assist with food distribution in Sussex, Warren, and Hunterdon counties.  Frequently required to stand, sit, walk, bend, use hands and arms, and must occasionally lift heavy boxes and bags.  Must have valid driver's license, acceptable driving record, and be comfortable driving refrigerated van and Class A Winnebago.  High school education, good problem-solving and interpersonal skills, and desire to work as part of a team required.                               

 

Maintenance Supervisor

Full-time or part-time experienced buildings and grounds supervisor with a desire to make a difference in the lives of children, teens, and adults from low-income families needed to coordinate maintenance and repairs on 4-building, 5-acre Newton campus.  Manage student volunteers, oversee inspections, execute work as needed, maintain equipment, and other projects.  Ideal opportunity for recently retired individual who wants to make an impact in the community.

Responsibilities:

  • Inspect sites regularly to identify problems and necessary maintenance.

  • Prepare weekly maintenance schedules and allocate work as per forecasted workloads.

  • Manage student volunteers.

  • Coordinate daily cleaning and maintenance activities.

  • Oversee all repairs and ensure that work is completed on time.

  • Maintain all inventory and equipment and ensure proper storage.

  • Comply with all health and safety regulations and practices on site.

  • Conduct preventative maintenance work.

  • Conduct follow-ups on all maintenance and repair work.

  • Conduct safety inspections as scheduled.

  • Establish strategies to meet workload demands on time.

  • Handle logistics of food and household furnishing delivery, packing, and donations.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Strong knowledge of building trades, cleaning procedures and maintenance.

  • Solid understanding of health and safety regulations and practices.

  • Effective performance, time-management, and problem-solving skills.

  • Proven organizational and leadership skills.

  • Detail-oriented.

  • Work cooperatively with other members of a team.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Work well under pressure and show ability to meet tight deadlines.

  • Computer literate with capability in email, MS Office and related communication tools.

  • Construction and building trades experience a plus.

Health benefits, paid vacation and holidays, and 401K plan available.  High School diploma required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.                                                                                          

Grant Writing Consultant

Part-time, project-based grant/accreditation writer with demonstrable, quantifiable track record in securing major funding and government grants needed to provide comprehensive support for multiple programs including the Healthy Families accreditation and New Jersey mental health application processes.  Excellent writing, research, and computer skills required.  Must be organized, willing to work in a team environment, and accustomed to meeting deadlines.  Remote work possible; 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.

High School Diploma 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.

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.

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/Employability Skills Counselor

Full time, Spanish-speaking Case Managers 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. 

 

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.  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.  Master'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.

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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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Covid-19 Precautions

All employees are required to be vaccinated against Covid-19. 

Mask-wearing and social distancing protocol is in accordance with CDC guidelines. 

Only vaccinated individuals are allowed inside the facilities;

all others are met in a safe, socially distanced, outdoor setting. 

Personal protective gear is available for all staff members.