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General Description

This position is responsible for assisting clients with identifying appropriate training to re-enter the workforce, providing career counseling, coordinating funding resources for training, and completing the necessary documentation for services provided.  It is governed by policies and regulations of the County of Morris Department of Human Services, the Morris/Sussex/Warren (MSW) Workforce Development Board, MSW Employment and Training Services, and applicable State and Federal funding source regulations and requirements.

This is a full-time salaried position.  Work hours are 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, not including an unpaid lunch hour.  The job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.  The employee will also perform other tasks as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management.  

Location:

Primary Location: Philipsburg One-Stop Career Center, Warren County 

Alternate Locations: 1 Medical Drive, Morris Plains, NJ 

Direct Report:

This position reports to the ETS Coordinator of Operations. 

Job Responsibilities:

• Conduct weekly Training Orientations via Webex or in-person to job seekers interested in training.

• Review client background to determine eligibility as per funding source requirements. 

• Provide clients with assistance in formulating an Employability Development Plan/Individual Service Strategy to improve the client’s chance of gaining paid employment.

• Counsel clients on employability skills, job search skills, and occupational and career choices to promote self-insight.

• Refer clients to supportive services as necessary.

• Collect and submit eligibility documentation to ETS Management Information Systems Unit. 

• Coordinate with other staff members, community agencies, training institutions, and OJT employers in implementing the client’s Employability Development Plan/ Individual Service Strategy.

• Review and collect client timesheets for appropriate signatures and approve hours. 

• Maintain frequent contact with an active caseload to ensure successful client progress through training and job search to unsubsidized employment.

• Provide follow-up assistance as required.

• Data enter all information as required for performance into NJDOL and ETS database systems.

• Complete and submit weekly, monthly, and other reports as needed.

• Maintain electronic and paper files on all clients, ensuring confidential, thorough, and accurate documentation of all information.

• Conduct recruitment activities such as participating in career and job fairs, Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN), Response Team Sessions (lay-off meetings), and other outreach activities as may arise from time to time.

• Represent the Agency at meetings and functions as assigned.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

• A Bachelor’s Degree and/or Master’s Degree in social work, counseling, psychology, education. 

• Minimum 1-2 years experience social/human services experience. Government/non-profit work experience is a plus.

• Valid Driver’s License. Position may require the use of one’s vehicle. 

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

• High level of proficiency using all Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Knowledge of video conferencing and electronic signature platforms. Comfortable with learning new technology. 

• Ability to relate to people of various ethnicities, social and economic backgrounds

• Coaching, counseling, and training skills, including presentations to a variety of audiences

• Knowledge of appropriate work behavior and ability to model behaviors to participants.

• A high degree of flexibility and ability to problem-solve

• Are an organized self-starter who is comfortable managing time, priorities and is eager to learn 

• Knowledge of Federal and State employment, education, training laws, wages, labor laws, disability, and Unemployment Insurance laws is a plus. 

• Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred.


General Description

This position is responsible for assisting clients with identifying appropriate training to re-enter the workforce, providing career counseling, coordinating funding resources for training, and completing the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    September 13, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 12, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

The position is a temp to hire to begin for the first 90 days. After that, you will be eligible for full benefits, including medical/dental, paid-time-off, etc. 

The position is a temp to hire to begin for the first 90 days. After that, you will be eligible for full benefits, including medical/dental, paid-time-off, etc. 

Level of Language Proficiency

Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred

Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Phillipsburg, NJ
Associated Location
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865, USA

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