Job Openings at Project Self-Sufficiency
High School Equivalency Program Instructors
Paid instructors and volunteers are needed to work with young adults in the New Jersey Youth Corps high school equivalency and employment skills training program. Help with tutoring in basic reading and comprehension, vocabulary, science, math, social studies, English; assist with community service projects. Ideal for college students, educators, and those with experience in business, construction trades, building maintenance and landscaping. Opportunities available Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; a part-time, flexible schedule is offered. Paid vacation and holidays.
Responsible for assessment, intake and counseling services for grant-funded housing and family stability program. Minimum five years’ experience working with trauma-impacted families including mental health and substance abuse, preferably experienced and trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Part-time; MSW and LCSW required. Competitive salary, 401(k), and a generous vacation package available.
Case Manager/Housing Specialist/Employment Specialist
Duties include case management for trauma-impacted families including mental health and substance abuse, with an emphasis on securing and maintaining housing and employment. Minimum two years’ experience working with at-risk families, including case management, employability and housing support services, and mental illness/substance abuse. Bachelor’s degree required. Competitive salary, 401(k), health benefits, and a generous vacation package available.
Job Developer/Employability Skills Counselor
Full time professional will work with youth individually and in small group workshops to expand their interpersonal skills, grow their employability, and explore career pathways. This counselor will have primary responsibility for making job referrals and equipping participants with job skills (i.e. how to speak to an employer and write a resume) and life skills (getting to work on time, managing income, and work wardrobes), as well as transition services for youth after the 16-week young adult employment program. Spanish speaking candidates strongly encouraged. Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. Competitive salary, 401(k), health benefits, and a generous vacation package available.
Full time Case Manager will conduct a comprehensive intake with participants in young adult employment program and work closely with then on the creation of their Individual Service Strategy. This professional will also help youth identify needs and possible barriers to their successful completion of the program, and assist with a range of issues including housing, transportation, childcare, and food insecurity. Spanish-speaking a plus. Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. Competitive salary, 401(k), health benefits, and a generous vacation package available.
Alcohol & Drug Counselors
Full-time and part-time Licensed Alcohol Drug Abuse Counselors will work with youth individually and in groups on educational and clinical topics. These staff people will support students in all the skills they need to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. Must be certified substance use disorders counselor. Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. Spanish-speaking a plus. Competitive salary, 401(k), health benefits, and a generous vacation package available.
A halftime (20 hours per week) assistant will support staff and youth employment program participants through clerical help, phones, scheduling, organization, and file creation and maintenance. This professional will also assist with data collection, maintenance, and data entry. Bachelor’s degree required. Competitive salary, 401(k), and a generous vacation package available.
Two part-time, licensed teachers will instruct youth on remedial skills and High School Equivalency Test Preparation. Instructors must be engaging, patient and able to connect to youth who may not have been successful in traditional high school. Must be capable of making a meaningful difference in the lives of young adult employment program participants. Competitive salary, 401(k), and a generous vacation package available.
Parenting Skills Instructor
A part-time hourly Parenting Skills Instructor will lead small groups of low-income young families through a provided parenting curriculum. Strengthen parent-child relationships by increasing parents’ knowledge of child development, improving parenting skills and support systems, and providing community resources. Assist with data collection, maintenance, and data entry. Bachelor’s degree and parenting skills teaching experience required; Spanish-speaking a plus. Competitive salary.
Community Outreach Coordinator
The Outreach Coordinator will engage and recruit potential clients at hospitals, clinics, civic organizations, businesses, and community events by offering informational presentations about agency programs and services. Bachelor's degree and excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills required; Spanish speaking a plus. Competitive salary, 401(k), health benefits, and a generous vacation package 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.
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.
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.
Coordinator needed to develop, promote and maintain a variety of volunteer opportunities at the agency. Conduct and arrange volunteer orientation and training. Work with colleagues to assess needs and schedule volunteers accordingly. Develop and maintain volunteer policies, procedures and standards of service. Assess and incorporate feedback from volunteers. Evaluate volunteer programs to ensure effectiveness and recommend and implement changes as needed. Organize and participate in volunteer recognition programs. Assist at agency events as needed. Develop and maintain relationships with related community organizations. Varied schedule; occasional nights and weekends required. Ability to multi-task, knowledge of Microsoft Office, and experience working in a related field a plus. Excellent leadership, organization, interpersonal, listening and verbal communication skills a must. Bachelor’s degree required. Health benefits and 401K plan available.
Full time, compassionate Social Workers needed to provide case management, crisis intervention, group work and supportive counseling for low-income single parents and displaced homemakers in center-based and community-based environments in Newton and Dover. Assess clients, gather relevant information, facilitate goal-setting, provide crisis intervention, refer clients to community and employability skills resources, maintain accurate case records and prepare reports, participate in training, supervision and meetings, assist with agency events. Health benefits and 401k plan available. Experience working with clients who are impacted by poverty, neglect, income barriers, violence or related circumstances a plus. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, along with proficiency in Microsoft application desired. Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work or a related field required.
Early Education Teacher
Certified early education teacher needed to instruct children ages 24 – 36 months at the Little Sprouts Early Learning Center. Utilize storytelling, instructive play, media and other techniques to implement education program using Creative Curriculum. Observe and track children’s progress. Collaborate with staff. Maintain classroom consistent with health and safety standards. Provide activities and opportunities that encourage curiosity, exploration, and problem solving appropriate to the developmental levels and learning styles of children. Plans and prepare classroom setting; oversee safety and educational programs; supervise children in the classroom; provide a supportive environment in which children can learn and practice appropriate and acceptable individual and group behaviors. Write and compile individual assessments of each child's development; complete daily inventories, child attendance, and related reports. Full time; experience preferred. Health benefits and 401k plan available. Must be familiar with child development and preschool education practices. Excellent communication and instructional skills, Bachelor’s degree and Preschool through Grade 3 Certification required.
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; health benefits and 401k plan available. Bachelor's Degree, Associates Degree, Child Development Associate certification or Early Childhood Teacher Certification required. Competitive salary, health benefits and 401K plan 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, 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
127 Mill Street
Newton, NJ 07860