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Educational Counselor (Parsippany, NJ)

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Educational Counselor (Parsippany, NJ)

NewBridge Jobs Plus is a youth career readiness program for individuals aged 16-24, operated within a non-profit community mental health agency.  

Position Title:   Educational Counselor

Responsible To:   Program Supervisor

Qualifications:   Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Education, or related field. OR Associates Degree in Human Services with relevant experience. Experience working with youth preferred.  Valid NJ Driver’s license and driving record approved by agency insurance carrier is required.  Excellent organizational, verbal communication and youth management skills also required.  Candidate should be a highly motivated, self-starter, and proficient in PC applications and High School level academic knowledge.

Responsibilities:

  1. Serve as a member if the Jobs Plus team for the purpose of assessing strengths and needs of program participants and developing a success plan for each youth.
  2. Provide individual tutoring, small group academic instruction, case management and supportive counseling to youth as needed.
  3. Help facilitate career readiness and life skills small group activities.
  4. Arrange for High School Equivalency testing and serve as a liaison with the State Department of Education and outside testing centers as needed.
  5. Evaluate, modify and further develop the academic curriculum and learning environment to meet the individual needs of the program participants.
  6. Resolve conflicts, manage behaviors, make disciplinary determinations and facilitate corrective actions as needed.
  7. Document and maintain records relating to each client’s educational development plan.
  8. Meet regularly with NewBridge Jobs Plus Program Supervisor to review program outcomes and provide input for quarterly and annual reports.
  9. Participate in performance improvement activities.
  10. Contribute to agency-wide concerns through participation in assigned committees, special projects, planning workgroups, and management staff meetings.
  11. Attend meetings, conferences and trainings related to Counseling Education and Professional Development.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned.

For inquiries, please send an email* referencing the Position Title with resume and cover letter attached to:  Janice Bernard at jbernard@newbridge.org

NewBridge Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, nationality, national origin, ethnic background, ancestry, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity or expression, and affectional or sexual orientation), disability or handicap, or veteran status.

*Please note, due to security concerns NewBridge is not currently accepting emails originating from a Yahoo.com address*

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