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Employment Counselor Specialist - Floater

Southern NH Services

Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc. (SNHS) is a private non-profit corporation chartered in the State of New Hampshire, May 21, 1965 to serve as the Community Action Agency for Hillsborough County in compliance with the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964.  In July, 2011, Rockingham Community Action (RCA), the Community Action Agency serving Rockingham County, was merged with Southern New Hampshire Services.  As a result of this merger SNHS now provides services to residents of the 66 towns and 2 cities in Hillsborough and Rockingham counties.

Helping People.  Changing Lives.  The mission of SNHS is to provide activities designed to assist low-income participants, including the elderly poor, to secure and retain meaningful employment, attain an adequate education, and make better use of available income; to ameliorate the causes of poverty within the community; to meet urgent and immediate individual and family needs, including health, nutrition, housing and employment related assistance; and to address the problems and barriers which block the achievement of self-sufficiency.

As a Community Action Agency, it is SNHS’ purpose to provide social service programs and advocacy activities for the economically disadvantaged, elderly, youth and other specialized populations in the organization’s service area.  SNHS operates 69 programs, contracting with the Federal, State and local governments as well as other social service agencies and private entities. The programs offered include Child Care, Early Head Start, Head Start, Women Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program, Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), Energy and Utility Assistance, Weatherization, Asset Development, Supportive Housing for the Homeless, Homelessness Outreach and Intervention programs, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), several programs supporting initiatives within the refugee and immigrant communities, as well as several initiatives under the Workforce Investment Act.

For more than forty-five years, SNHS employees have established a tradition of personal commitment to improving the lives of those we serve.  We take pride in belonging to an organization dedicated to excellence as we carry out our mission of "Helping People.  Changing Lives." We look for applicants who will help us carry out our traditions of commitment, service and respect for the dignity of every person.

Southern NH Services, Inc. is seeking a qualified full-time Employment Counselor Specialist (ECS) to provide employment, training, & support services to TANF public assistance recipients in the NH Employment Program (NHEP) and to provide substitute coverage or assistance to ECS staff in other DHHS Offices in the state.  If you can work with a Team, motivate & inspire adults seeking work, and approach challenges with positive energy, we want to talk to you.  Duties include assessing job skills, interests, & abilities; establishing & monitoring progress toward job goals; job counseling; arranging job training & support services to remove barriers; and significant case management & follow-up.  This full-time position will be based in Manchester NH, but considerable travel and reliable transportation are required. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Education, Human Services, or related discipline preferred and min. 1 year case management experience with disadvantaged adults in a work-oriented context. Optional consideration given for Associates Degree in the above disciplines and 3 years experience at or above Social Worker or Employment Counselor level.  Starting wage of $18.05 per hour for a 37.5 hour work week; mileage reimbursement also provided.  

How to Apply:

Apply on-line at or send resumes to: Human Resources, Southern NH Services, P.O. Box 5040, Manchester, NH 03108 FAX (603) 645-6734.  Closing Date: Monday November 20, 2017.

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Date Added: November 9, 2017

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