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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

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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


Operations Manager

The Project Self-Sufficiency Operations Manager has a wide range of responsibilities, spanning Public Safety, Constituent Relations, Buildings & Grounds, Vehicular Maintenance, and Food Distribution.

Public Safety

Responsible for overseeing all matters related to safety for personnel and property on the Newton campus.


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

  • Work with law enforcement and first responders to ensure that operating procedures are regularly updated to reflect current protocols for health and safety.

  • Conduct frequent patrols of the campus and buildings.

  • Ensure that campus lighting, parking, pavement, and sidewalks are routinely monitored for safety.

  • Establish and coordinate schedule for regular fire drills and lockdown drills.

  • Research protocols for first response, including the use of defibrillators and CPR, and coordinate on-site training, as necessary.

  • Operate and maintain security cameras on campus.

  • Enforce the no-smoking policy on campus.

Buildings & Grounds

Responsible for managing and maintaining the buildings and grounds on the Newton campus.


  • Inspect buildings and grounds regularly to identify problems and suggest necessary maintenance.

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

  • Coordinate daily cleaning and maintenance activities for campus buildings.

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

  • Maintain all inventory and equipment and ensure proper storage.

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

  • Hire and maintain relations with contractors for landscaping, snow removal, construction, HVAC, plumbing, pest control, and other projects, as needed.

  • Support volunteer gardeners in maintaining flower beds and vegetable gardens, as needed.

  • Supervise and train student volunteers in all aspects of landscaping and maintenance projects.

  • Use and care for all equipment, hand and power tools used throughout the campus.

  • Estimate time and materials needed to perform basic maintenance, construction, and repair jobs.

Food & Supplies Procurement and Distribution

Responsible for the logistics of procuring food and supplies from local and regional sources and distributing the food through the agency’s food pantry and related programs to individuals and families in need.


  • Handle logistics of food ordering, delivery, packing, and donations.

  • Maintain records of all food and supplies procurement and provide regular reports, as needed.

  • Work with local retailers and organizations to schedule procurement of food.

  • Create and monitor schedule for ordering and maintaining office supplies and furnishings.

  • Coordinate off-site pick-up of food and supplies, as needed.

  • Assist with coordinating volunteers to pack and distribute food.

Vehicle Maintenance

Responsible for maintaining the fleet of vehicles owned by Project Self-Sufficiency.


  • Conduct and/or manage preventative maintenance work for all vehicles.

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

  • Conduct safety inspections as scheduled.

  • Maintain records of vehicular operation.

  • Regularly exercise vehicles in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations.

  • Bring vehicles to service appointments.

  • Update certifications, inspections, and service records, as required.

  • Ensure that proper fuel levels are maintained for optimal engine performance.

Constituent Relations

Assist staff and administrative team with supervision of volunteers and clients.


  • Assist law enforcement with campus safety, directing traffic, and maintaining order during large-scale events, such as the Health Fair, Career Fair, Season of Hope Toy Shop, client gatherings, and Thanksgiving food distribution.

  • Be available to assist patrons with carting donations to and from their vehicles in the parking lot.

  • Maintain a calm attitude in high-energy situations.

  • Assist with conflict resolution.

  • Provide support to law enforcement, as needed.

  • Have a working knowledge of law enforcement practices.

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


Full time associate needed to manage outreach for recruiting new staff members and assist with human resource projects, as needed.


  • Develop and update job descriptions and job specifications.

  • Prepare recruitment materials and post jobs to appropriate online job boards, news sites, colleges, etc.

  • Represent agency at off-site and on-site job fairs and recruiting events.

  • Source and recruit candidates by using databases, social media, etc.

  • Screen candidates resumes and job applications.

  • Assist with onboarding new employees and assist with integrating them fully into the workplace.

  • Act as a point of contact and build influential candidate relationships during the recruitment process.

  • Promote company’s reputation as “best place to work”.

Requirements and skills:

  • Proven work experience as a Recruiter, either as an in-house recruiter or staffing agency recruiter.

  • Familiarity with HR databases, Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and Candidate Management Systems (CMS).

  • Hands-on experience with recruiting software, as well as Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) or Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS).

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong decision-making skills.

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

Community Alignment Specialist

Experienced professional needed to develop and maintain relationships with agencies that serve pregnant people, children birth to five, and their families for the purposes of establishing reciprocal referral networks and generating representation on the Community Advisory Board.


  • Attend all required meetings and training deemed necessary by DCF.

  • Identify key contacts with local partner agencies and establish and maintain relationships, partnerships, and coalitions with community resources and services.

  • Maintain ongoing relationships and conduct routine follow-up meetings with the prenatal and pediatric care providers.

  • Support nurse home visitors as they connect families with community resources.

  • Support and monitor the Post Visit Connection process to identify unmet community resource needs and/or referrals, customer satisfaction, and problem solve solutions for the community.

  • Market the program by communicating with referral sources, groups that interact with families, and community leaders.

  • Participate in relevant local and/or regional committees and task forces to communicate and collaborate regarding community early childhood and perinatal needs.

  • Participate in joint community advisory board to assist in coordinating services within the early childhood system of care.

  • Facilitate referral process and alignment of resources.

  • Compile and maintain records, reports, and documentation of program activities regarding community relations for use in program evaluation.

  • Participate in quality improvement and evaluation activities.  


  • Master’s degree or bachelor’s degree with additional related experience.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally with a range of community stakeholders.

  • High level of familiarity with county health and social services.

  • Understanding of and experience in communication, marketing, public relations, public speaking, and grant writing.

  • Leadership skills and a willingness to take initiative and be proactive.

  • Ability to work independently, as well as in teams.

  • Ability to accept personal differences, establish trusting relationships, and work with culturally diverse populations.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office software and social media platforms.

Full time. 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.  


  • 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.


Experienced, non-profit Controller needed to work collaboratively with Executive Director to manage all financial functions including accounting, billing, reconciling, budget development and tracking, financial operations, finance personnel management, insurance coverage, management of legal requirements and developing projections on individual project budgets, grant budgets, and capital improvement budget. Additionally, the Controller is responsible for strategic financial planning and detailed communication with the Executive Director. 


  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, financial software and reporting systems ensuring policies and procedures are in compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.

  • Oversee an inclusive process to establish an annual operating budget for the Organization as well as individual grant-funded programs.

  • Provide input as requested in the areas of budget development, budget management, fiscal accountability, finance procedures for program development and funding applications.

  • Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner, clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements, and monitor progress and changes and keep Executive Director informed.

  • Work closely with Executive Director to:

    • Maintain, analyze, and interpret general ledger for all funds;

    • Manage the preparation and analysis of financial reports on a monthly and as needed basis.

  • Work with external auditors to prepare and review audit schedules and annual report of audit findings.

  • Assist in preparing budgets for grant proposals which fit into the organizational strategy.

  • Lead organizational planning and development of operating and fund account budgets, and control expenditures against budget.

  • Ensure the maintenance of financial records and recordkeeping systems, including grant/fund accounting, to ensure compliance with all regulations, generally accepted accounting practices and contractual requirements.


  • CPA preferred.

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance, or business administration, or equivalent. Master’s Degree preferred.

  • A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible work experience managing the accounting functions in a non-profit agency, or equivalent experience.

  • Previous experience with accounting software such as Fund EZ and ProCare or similarly accounting software as well as management of payroll.

  • Thorough knowledge and experience managing the budgeting and accounting practices, processes, and procedures of non-profit organizations.

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.

Human Services Assistant

Full-time, compassionate, and empathetic human services professional needed to represent agency on the phone and in-person while greeting visitors at the front desk, coordinating and distributing food pantry items, and assisting with bulk mailings and data entry projects.


  • Serve visitors by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately.

  • Notify appropriate company personnel of visitor arrival.

  • Maintain security and telecommunications system.

  • Answer inquiries and make referrals.

  • Direct visitors by maintaining employee and department directories.

  • Maintain security by following procedures and monitoring logbook.

  • Operate telecommunication and intercom system.

  • Keep a safe and clean reception area by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.

  • Input information into multiple data collection sites.

  • Manage bulk mailings.

  • Pack and distribute food to individuals and families.

Receptionist Qualifications/Skills:

  • Experience working with individuals and families in crisis.

  • Telephone Skills

  • Verbal Communication

  • Listening

  • Professionalism

  • Customer Focus

  • Organization

  • Handles Pressure

  • Clerical skills

  • Microsoft Office Suite

  • Must occasionally lift up to 20 pounds.

High school diploma required; bachelor’s degree preferred.  Health benefits, on-site childcare, and 401K plan available for full-time position. 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.  


  • 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.

Spanish-Speaking Family Support Workers

Multiple full-time and part-time Spanish-speaking professionals needed to fill a variety of roles, including provide case management, home visitation, outreach liaison, crisis intervention, group work, and supportive counseling for low-income single parents, pregnant women, young adults, 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.  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.  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.


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

Volunteer Coordinator

The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of recruiting, retaining, engaging, training and managing volunteers and their assignments, working closely with the Executive Director and the leadership team to create opportunities for community members to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our neighbors.  Volunteers can be regular, recurring, seasonal or one-time, and they will assist with a diverse range of projects.

Key Skills & Abilities

  • Outgoing people person and confident public speaker

  • High level of ownership and initiative

  • 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

  • Achieve outcomes related to the size and scope of the volunteer corps, outreach initiatives, and volunteer projects completed

  • Develop, promote, and maintain a variety of volunteer opportunities at the agency

  • Outreach to civic organizations and others to publicize opportunities and recruit volunteers

  • Conduct and arrange volunteer orientation and training; and organize and participate in volunteer recognition programs. 

  • Evaluate volunteer programs, inclusive of volunteer feedback, to ensure effectiveness

  • Assist at agency events as needed

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

Minimum three years or experience in related field and bachelor’s degree required.  Health benefits, on-site childcare, and 401K plan available. Salary commensurate with previous experience, references, and other factors.

Employment Specialist

Full-time professional needed to develop job opportunities in the community and work with at-risk individuals and families to break down the barriers to successful employment.


  • Work with local businesses, educational institutions, and organizations to develop employment opportunities in the community.

  • Identify and prepare candidates for available positions, including skills assessments, mock interviews, and assisting with resume and cover letter development.

  • Coordinate and schedule candidate interviews.

  • Manage and maintain information databases.

  • Follow up with job candidates and potential employers, including post-placement interviews and written correspondence.

  • Monitor job retention.

  • Create and present recruitment and status reports to agency leadership team.


  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, psychology, or similar discipline.

  • Proven work experience as an employment specialist or in a related field.

  • Ability to match candidates with job openings.

  • Advanced interviewing skills.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

  • High-level organizational skills.

  • Computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office Suite.

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

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.        


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


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