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
Current Project Self-Sufficiency Job Openings

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

Part-time, project-based grant writer with 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. On-site childcare available.

Mental Health Grant Writer

Part-time, project-based grant writer with demonstrable, quantifiable track record in securing major funding and government grants needed to provide comprehensive support for the New Jersey mental health grant application process.  Research, develop, and write grant proposals and funding inquiries to support Project Self-Sufficiency programs and services to the State of New Jersey, as well as other governmental and foundational funders.  Track and monitor federal and state governmental Requests for Proposals (RFP’s), deadlines, and requirements.  Research and identify potential donors, foundations, and funding opportunities.  Develop and write comprehensive applications, proposals, and inquiries.  Write acknowledgement letters and reports to corporate and foundation donors.  Excellent writing, research, and computer skills required.  Must be organized, willing to work in a team environment, and accustomed to meeting deadlines.  Experience working in a non-profit or mental health organization preferred. Bachelor’s degree required. On-site childcare available. Salary commensurate with experience and track record.

High School Diploma Program Teachers

Part-time instructors needed to work with young adults in the New Jersey Youth Corps high school equivalency and employment skills training program.  Tutor students in basic reading and comprehension, vocabulary, science, math, social studies, and English.  Assist with life skills and employability instruction.  Experience working with adolescents helpful.  Ideal position for retired educator.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.  On-site childcare 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.

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 on-site childcare, 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.  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. Benefits including on-site childcare, health insurance, 401(k) plan and generous vacation package 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 Teacher

Design and follow a full schedule of activities in accordance with Creative Curriculum at the Little Sprouts Early Learning Center.  Maintain a healthy and safe classroom environment in accordance with program goals and philosophy.  Encourage students’ healthy intellectual and psychological growth.  Provide basic care and caregiving activities, including supplying proper nutrition and addressing behavioral issues.  Use a wide range of teaching methods to enhance the students’ abilities.  Evaluate children’s performance and development.  Maintain communication with parents.  Collaborate with colleagues; attend in-service and staff meetings.  Assist with agency events as needed.  Adhere to teaching standards and safety regulations.  Maintain student records, report progress to supervisors and participate in parent-teacher conferences.  Supervise assistants, aides and volunteers in classroom.  Must have demonstrable experience, excellent knowledge of child development and up-to-date education methods, strong communication and time-management skills, creativity, patience, flexibility and a desire to work with children.  Certificate in first aid and CPR a plus.  Full-time; competitive salary, on-site childcare, health benefits and 401k plan available.  Bachelor's Degree, Associates Degree, Child Development Associate certification or Early Childhood Teacher Certification 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, 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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Mask-wearing and social distancing protocol is in accordance with CDC guidelines. 

Personal protective gear is available for all staff members.

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