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Employment and Education Specialist 


Seeking to hire a Full Time Employment and Education Specialist for the Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) Department

Job summary

  • Assists participants to successfully continue, resume, or adapt their academic or vocational activities using the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Model.
  • Provides ongoing academic or vocational support after placement is secured.
  • Assists clients discover their academic or vocational goals
  • Finds academic or vocational placement for clients
  • Ensures opportunities and wages are competitive
  • Reports project data to manager
  • Participates in weekly supervision and team meetings
  • Assists clients with the stress accompanied with academic and/or vocational challenges


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in in Social Work, Psychology, or verified related work or life experience
  • Must have experience as a supported education or employment specialist
  • Basic knowledge of the local academic and vocational activities
  • Knowledge of local FEP resources applicable to the population being served
  • Must understand FEP phase-specific and CSC care
  • Required interpersonal skills/ability to be engaging, friendly, outgoing and caring, empathetic to the client’s needs
  • A valid driver's license insurable by agency's automobile insurance


CPNJ embraces a culture of diversity and inclusion in all of it policies and procedures. Care Plus adheres to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, et seq and NJ Law Against Discrimination.

Care Plus NJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has clarified that asking employees whether they have received the COVID-19 vaccine is not a disability-related inquiry under the ADA.  Care Plus as a healthcare provider mandates that all new hires have the COVID vaccination prior to the start date of employment. Requiring all employees to have the COVID vaccination is for the protection of our employees and the clients we serve.  Therefore, prior to Orientation you will be required to upload proof of your COVID vaccination or at the very least, proof of your first vaccine shot.  Failure to have this information timely upload to the onboarding portal may result in delay of your start date and/or withdrawal of the job offer.

Position Requirements  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Location Main Site  
About the Organization CarePlus New Jersey is a northern New Jersey provider of recovery-focused mental health, substance abuse, and family services that address the unique needs of individuals with a holistic approach to recovery and overall wellness.

Operating out of over 23 sites - including three outpatient centers located in Paramus, Fair Lawn, and Montclair, ten residential facilities, offices at three local hospitals, and seven community offices - our services are convenient to clients located throughout Northern New Jersey. We also provide educational programs on mental health-related topics to area schools and community groups.

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EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by Federal and State laws.  
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