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WIA Employment Counselor (full time)
Provides employment orientation, assessment, counseling and case management services to Workforce Investment Act program participants and dislocated workers
Education and experience: Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Education, or Human Services, and 3 years employment counseling and case management experience with disadvantaged or dislocated adults in an employment-based context. Demonstrated experience working in a collaborative team setting required. An equivalent combination of education and experience demonstrating the skills, knowledge, and ability required for this position may substitute for degree.
Duties and responsibilities:
• Conduct customer orientation, intake, and eligibility determination.
• Provide ongoing case management services ensuring regular service and/or contact at a minimum of every 30 days.
• Enter and maintain accurate and up to date data on the WIA Case Management system.
• Conduct client-tracking functions including timely and accurate on-going data entry of customer information into the computerized case management system.
• Provide a full assessment of customers' skills, aptitudes and barriers using a variety of tools and tests.
• Work with individual customer on the development of an individual employment plan based upon customer's unique needs, interests and abilities including assessing the need and justification for training.
• Provide individualized job placement assistance leading to successful employment outcomes.
• Provide information on and arrange for Support Services based on the customers' needs.
• Conduct required follow-up activities for exited customers as per policy.
• Participate in job related training opportunities including cross training for other staff.
• Become familiar with and refer customers to appropriate community resources.
• Other duties as assigned
• Will maintain professional boundaries with all current, past and prospective clients and maintain the confidentiality of clients and staff in accordance with policy and procedure.
• Will present professional and positive image as a representative of CAP; have knowledge of CAP programs and make referrals
• Ability to work in an integrated service delivery environment.
• Experience working with target populations (i.e. dislocated workers, low income, disabled etc.)
• Workforce development experience, including knowledge of USDOL regulations, case management, customer service & quality principles.
• Effective communicator, including written, oral and public speaking for conducting workshops as needed.
• Creative thinking, problem-solving, & decision-making skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team (both internally and in the community) to ensure maximum level of coordinated services that benefit the customer, are achieved.
• Computer literacy in Microsoft Word and Excel, internet search & E-mail.
• Knowledge of professional ethics, including confidentiality policy.
• Reliable source of transportation with 100/300 liability insurance coverage.
• Physical strength/endurance/mobility to perform in a standard daily required work routine (i.e. walking, sitting, lifting, and driving to various sites as required).
• Practices honest, respectful and direct communication as well as active listening.
Certificates and licenses: Valid driver's license and insured vehicle (100/300 minimum coverage) for use on the job or acceptable alternative, driving record check, criminal record check, and randomized drug screening.
Please send a cover letter and resume to before July 25, 2014.


Homeless Outreach Specialist (full time)
Work as part of a team identifying and providing services to individuals and families who are unsheltered homeless through direct street outreach activities and through reports/referrals from shelters, police, churches, town welfare officers, human service providers and others. Needs to be self-motivated, a quick study, able to work with little supervision, good time manager, good with detail work and able to relate to a wide variety of clients and community resource people.
Education and experience: Bachelor's degree in Social Work with 2-3 years of progressive responsibility preferred but will consider candidates with a degree in related human services field and/or 3-4 years of related experience. Additional experience and/or training with substance abuse and mental health disabilities preferred. Must be computer proficient and familiarity with New Hampshire HMIS data entry systems is desirable. Individual needs good empathy skills as well as good verbal and written skills.
Duties and responsibilities:
• Identify clients who are unsheltered homeless through direct street outreach activities and through reports/referrals from shelters, police, churches, town welfare officers, human service providers and others.
• Initiate contact and establish a working interaction with unsheltered homeless for the purpose of providing assistance, attaining adequate shelter, and accessing needed services.
• Work closely with Coordinated Access and the Housing Specialist to identify homeless clients who are eligible to obtain shelter and/or housing
• Take appropriate action to deal with homeless emergency situations.
• Assist homeless with obtaining transportation to shelter or services.
• Establish and maintain positive, productive working relationships with mental health agencies, town welfare offices, police departments, local shelters, businesses and other providers of services and resources to the homeless to discuss case and service needs as appropriate.
• Participate in appropriate workshops, trainings, meetings and Homeless Services Continuums.
• Work within budget constraints.
• Maintain client records, activity logs and complete reports and maintain confidential information appropriately and within stated time frames.
• Conduct intake interviews of clients who are seeking emergency housing to gather information on the reason for the client's homelessness, socio-economic history, previous treatment, service experiences, special problems and needs, interests, motivation and pattern of responsibility
• Familiarity with rental subsidy programs such as HARP, Section 8, VA or HUD 202 programs; and connecting clients to such programs when necessary.
• Complete applications for alternative/support services
• Use HMIS to enter enrolled clients; use/learn CSST for conducting housing support in accordance with contract and funding rules
• Participate in Community Committees / Roundtables and other duties as assigned.
Certificates and licenses: Valid driver's license and insured vehicle (100/300 minimum coverage) for use on the job or acceptable alternative, driving record check, criminal record check, randomized drug screening.
Please send a cover letter and resume to by July 29, 2014.


 Head Start Assistant Teacher
Under the direction of the Head Start Lead Teacher, the Assistant Teacher will implement the Creative Curriculum, the Project Approach, and other appropriate content with emphasis on development of the whole child, to include partnership with parents and working with the entire family..
Education and experience: Must have either a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA); or be enrolled in a program leading to an associate or bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education; associate degree in Early Childhood Education highly preferred; proficiency with Microsoft Office; and experience working with preschool age children. Previous Head Start experience preferred.
Duties and responsibilities:
• Participate in pre-service training and ongoing professional development opportunities.
• Become familiar with and work with the Teacher in providing a comprehensive program including implementation of Creative Curriculum, Project Approach and other appropriate content in compliance with Head Start Performance Standards.
• Work as a team member to: Assist with the planning of daily and weekly lesson plans; daily activities for the children; assist in individual planning for each child, as well as the class as a whole; assist in the daily classroom routine; and participate in the daily review of classroom activities and children's behavior.
• Greet parents and children; maintain ongoing professional and appropriate communication with parents and guardians; and provide activities parents can do at home with their children to support the curriculum and the child's learning.
• Eat with and assist children in development of social and self-help skills
• Help organize and encourage parent involvement in a variety of areas
• Continue professional growth by participating in ongoing training and education
• Participate in various meetings
• Assume the Teacher's responsibilities when the Teacher is absent, if accreditation allows.
• Perform other duties as may be assigned by supervisors
• Strong commitment to maintaining confidentiality
• Excellent organization and time management skills with ability to prioritize and manage work load and deadlines
• Excellent problem solving skills
• Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
• Ability to work flexible hours and travel when necessary.
• Knowledge of and sensitivity to the unique challenges faced by families living in poverty.
• Reliable source of transportation with 100/300 liability insurance coverage.
• Physical strength/endurance/mobility to perform in a standard daily required work routine (i.e. walking, sitting, lifting, and driving to various sites as required).
Certificates and licenses: Valid driver's license and insured vehicle (100/300 minimum coverage) for use on the job or acceptable alternative, driving record check, criminal record check, randomized drug screening. Head Start and child care licensing requires a criminal record check and finger printing to be completed prior to employment. A current (bi-annual) physical examination record, including a TB test must be kept on file, and driving record check. An initial physical examination record, including a TB screening must be obtained within 60 days of hire, updated every three years and kept on file with Human Resources. If a TB screening indicates high risk, results of a TB test must be kept on file including any treatment received. License information will also be submitted to the agency's automobile insurance carrier.
Please send a cover letter and resume to by August 4, 2014


Head Start Mental Health Consultant
Provide on-going, responsive mental health services to enrolled pregnant women, children and their families. Provide support for program staff. All services to be provided with support from and in collaboration with the Mental Health and Disabilities Services Supervisor.
Anticipated hours per year for Mental Health Consultant is approximately 210 hours with the majority of hours worked during October 1 to May 31.
Education and experience: Licensed mental health professional (must have current NH license); experience working with prenatal women and children from birth to age 5; working knowledge of Early Childhood Education and/or maternal-infant mental health and dynamics of child abuse and neglect preferred
Duties and responsibilities:
• Provide center-based classroom group observations as requested.
• Provide observations of home-based socialization groups as requested.
• Provide group observation feedback meetings to occur with classroom/home-based socialization staff on the same day as the group observation
• Provide written follow-up reports within a 3 week period for observations conducted
• Provide individual child observations, as requested, and follow with a written report reviewed with the family and appropriate staff during a home visit
• Provide short-term, mental health consultation to individuals or families enrolled in Home Visiting New Hampshire and Comprehensive Family Supports programs that require immediate intervention
• Provide appropriate referral information as requested
• Provide support to staff members as requested; assist in supporting staff concerning issues of relationships with children, working with families who are not receiving mental health support and who have been referred, and provide support and education to staff who may be affected by the child/family trauma
• Provide training for staff and families as requested; participate in meetings as requested
• Knowledge of and ability to use community resources
• Ability to train and provide presentations to large and small groups
• Strong commitment to maintaining confidentiality
• Excellent organization and time management skills with ability to prioritize and manage work load and deadlines
• Excellent problem solving skills
• Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
• Ability to work flexible hours and travel when necessary.
• Knowledge of and sensitivity to the unique challenges faced by families living in poverty.
• Reliable source of transportation with 100/300 liability insurance coverage.
• Physical strength/endurance/mobility to perform in a standard daily required work routine (i.e. walking, sitting, lifting, and driving to various sites as required).
Certificates and licenses: Valid driver's license and insured vehicle (100/300 minimum coverage) for use on the job or acceptable alternative, driving record check, criminal record check, randomized drug screening. Head Start and child care licensing requires a criminal record check and finger printing to be completed prior to employment. A current (bi-annual) physical examination record, including a TB test must be kept on file, and driving record check. An initial physical examination record, including a TB screening must be obtained within 60 days of hire, updated every three years and kept on file with Human Resources. If a TB screening indicates high risk, results of a TB test must be kept on file including any treatment received. License information will also be submitted to the agency's automobile insurance carrier.
Please send a cover letter and resume to by August 4, 2014


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