ABE/HSE/ESOL Program College & Career Readiness Counselor

Location: SCCC - Newton, NJ

Date Posted: 01/17/2023

Schedule: Part-Time

Type: Sussex Staff

Company: Sussex County Community College

Job Description

Part time, temporary, grant-funded ABE/HSE/ESOL Program College and Career Readiness Counselor

Provides transition services to connect students with post-secondary education, training or employment. Create and/or post online resumes. Provide Employability and Life Skills instruction.

  • Provide transition services to connect students with post-secondary education, training or employment.


  • Counsel students according to College and Career Readiness Standards to assist students in increasing their literacy level and in achieving their cohort goals; gain a High School Diploma or HSE, obtain and/or retain employment, increase earnings, enter post-secondary education or occupational training.


  • Provides Employability and Life Skills instruction to assist students with obtaining and retaining employment. Connects students to One Stop career services, and MSW Employment and Training services.


  • Conducts and interprets a range of diagnostic testing for students.


  • Maintains accurate and comprehensive student records with all state mandated forms for inclusion in the official grant reports as well as monitoring by the state.


  • Facilitates student enrollment in post-secondary education. Aid with registration, Accuplacer testing and preparation, financial aid, scholarship application and counseling for transition into SCCC and other college programs.


  • Creates and/or posts online resumes with all students.


  • Provide computer instruction for access and navigation of job search websites, college websites, and for test-taking and filling out job applications online.


  • Stays current with new developments and innovations in Adult Education and College and Career Readiness. Attends all mandatory training and participates in relevant professional development and webinars.


  • Creates partnerships with service providers in the community and with staff at SCCC and work well as part of the team.


  • Performs other job related duties as requested.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to the job at any time.  Employees will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by their supervisor, including maintaining a valid driver’s license in good standing with DMV for those jobs that require driving.


  • Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in one or more of the following areas: Counseling, Education, Adult Education, College and Career Readiness Counseling

Essential Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience in education or an instructional setting
  • Experience in counseling, job search navigation
  • Strong math, writing, and literacy skills
  • Computer skills – Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, CASAS, Laces
  • Experience in diagnostic testing and interpretation.
  • Well organized, detail oriented with the ability to multitask
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to work autonomously with little supervision.

To apply:  Send cover letter and resume to:  HRresume@sussex.edu.  Sussex County Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   Please designate in subject line;  ABE/HSE/ESOL Prog. Coll. Career Readiness