Licensed Social Worker


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The Opportunity

This is an exciting time to be a part of the HCCC community. The College recently launched its 2021-24 Strategic Plan, the culmination of which will align with the College’s 50th anniversary in 2024. The College was recognized by the Association of Community College Trustees as the recipient of the 2021 ACCT Northeast Region Equity Award. HCCC has recently been named one of 101 recipients, 1 of only 7 community colleges to be distinguished for the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. HCCC’s Culinary Arts Institute was ranked as the #6 Culinary Arts program in the United States by Best Choice Schools.  Most recently, the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) selected HCCC as one of 24 colleges nationwide to be named a “2022 Most Promising Place to Work in Community Colleges.”



Hudson County Community College serves one of the most ethnically diverse and densely populated communities in the United States. The College is a vibrant, urban institution of higher education whose mission is to provide its diverse communities with inclusive, high-quality educational programs and services that promote student success and upward social and economic mobility.

More than 90% of HCCC’s students receive scholarships, grants, and loans to finance their education, and the College’s extensive financial aid program helps connect students with the resources they need. To date, the College’s Foundation has raised over $3.5 million for student scholarships, and HCCC ranks first in the state of New Jersey for its award of Community College Opportunity Grant funds. About half of its more than 12,000 credit students identify as Hispanic, and more than 33% of all students were born outside of the U.S. In 2021, HCCC had two students selected from a national applicant pool to receive the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

Hudson County Community College has three campuses. The largest campus is located at the heart of Jersey City’s Journal Square, which is approximately 20 minutes from New York City. The College also has a North Hudson Campus, located in Union City, New Jersey and an additional location at the Hudson County Schools of Technology in Secaucus, New Jersey. The College offers 70 degree and certificate programs and more than 300-day, evening, and weekend courses throughout its three-campus network.

HCCC offers 10 fully online degree programs and expects this number to grow in the coming year. In addition to its degree programs and courses, HCCC offers a wide array of Continuing Education and Workforce Development, non-credit classes and programs designed to develop professional skills, provide occupational training, teach languages and culinary skills, and enrich personal and cultural knowledge.

Hudson County Community College is committed to delivering high-quality educational experiences. HCCC is a member of the Achieving the Dream network of community colleges. Achieving the Dream is a national reform network of high-performing community colleges that are focused on leveraging data-informed best practices to promote equitable outcomes.

HCCC’s Nursing Program is a fully accredited, sought after institution, for students seeking a career in the field of Nursing.  The Program prepares students for careers as Registered Professional Nurses. HCCC partners will many four-year institutions for those students who seek to continue their education in the field, and with hospitals, clinical sites, therapeutic centers, as well as many other medical institutions, to successfully train and place students after they have completed their studies with us.

In addition to Nursing, the College boasts several signature programs, including a nationally recognized Culinary Arts Institute and Nursing Program. The College’s Culinary Arts Institute is one of only three programs in the New York Metropolitan region to hold accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation. The Culinary Arts Institute features state-of-the-art facilities and a hands-on program that prepares students for a range of careers in the hospitality industry. The College recently announced the dedication of the Bloomberg Finance Lab, which provides students with real world experience to prepare them for employment in banks, corporations, and government agencies.

A leader in workforce development, HCCC hosted The Aspen Institute’s Workforce Leadership Academy, which was the first to be offered in partnership with a community college. The Hudson County Workforce Leadership Academy was funded through a combination of public and private donors that included JPMorgan Chase, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the County of Hudson, the LeFrak Family, and Mack-Cali.


Department / Division Introduction

The College is seeking a full-time Licensed Social Worker. Reporting to the Director of Mental Health Counseling and Wellness, the Social Worker will work with diverse student populations providing both mental health counseling and advocacy. They will partner with community resources to organize and facilitate events and programming regarding mental health awareness, substance abuse, and suicide prevention. HCCC partners with the JED foundation to promote comprehensive, evidence-based programming to support students’ mental well-being. As a social worker, you will build your advocacy and clinical skills. The social worker can get free clinical supervision to pursue their higher-level license.   

The Social Worker will work with the Mental Health Counseling Team and other departments to enhance mental health services to all students, engage the local community, and partner with city, county, and state agencies to provide further opportunities for Hudson County Community College. The social worker will split time between the Journal Square and North Hudson campuses; schedule will be flexible and based on student needs.


Required Qualifications

Minimum of a Master’s degree in Social Work, with a current LSW in the State of New Jersey. Dual licensure in N.J. and N.Y. would be helpful. The candidate should have at least 3-5 years of experience. SIFI certification and or eligible to take the training, Supervisor certification is required or eligibility for credentialing within six months of hire. Superior verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills are required. Experience working with a culturally and socioeconomically diverse student population is highly desirable. Candidate should be proficient in computer software programs including Microsoft Office suite, Titanium, or other Medical Records software. The role requires the ability to integrate data-informed decision-making and evidence-based practices into daily work. The ability to speak Arabic or Spanish is preferred but not required.

Salary Grade: 108


Review of applications to begin

ASAP; Open until filled.



For full consideration please send resume, cover letter, salary expectations, and a list of three professional references to dpontiusFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE.


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HCCC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment. Decisions on employment are made on the basis of the qualifications of an individual for the particular position being filled. Women, veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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