At Abilities, we employ staff members who are dedicated, fully trained and qualified to perform all the responsibilities of working with the disabled population. Our team includes staff who are Certified Professionals in the following areas:  Employment Specialists, Vocational Evaluation, Passenger Safety and Securement, Electronic Health Record Software Management, Operational Safety and Security, Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, Behavior Analysis, and Human Resources.  The qualification process includes having been trained in the following:  Overview of Developmental Disabilities, Abuse and Neglect, Medication Administration, First Aid, CPR, Crisis Management, and Danielle's Law.  Direct Support Staff will be required to complete the Direct Support Professional training program within six months of hire.  Previous experience working in a Day Habilitation Program is preferred, and a High School Diploma or GED is required for all staff positions.

 

 

Current Available Positions:


 

Assistant Program Supervisor - Washington, NJ

The Assistant Supervisor conveys program and training expectations to the staff of the Washington Center program while also providing hands on consumer training. Communication is facilitated between the program staff and the supervisor. The Assistant Supervisor also provides assistance to the Supervisor with communications between personnel, caregivers and provider staff within and outside the agency.  Performs any tasks that a supervisor or direct care staff would be assigned including recommendations regarding the hiring, disciplining, and employment dismissal of their employees.  Back up supervision is provided to the program operation and staffing as needed.

Qualified candidates will have at least 1 year of experience supervising staff and consumers in an adult day program.  Experience implementing behavior plans, as well as preparing and participating in consumer Individual Habilitation Plans is also mandatory.  Van driving/aiding as needed within the agency. 

Days:  Monday - Friday

Hours:  8am - 3pm

Location:  Washington, NJ

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

 

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Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

The Behavior Analyst provides support, coaching, and consultative services to Abilities programs serving individuals who are presenting challenging behaviors.  The Behavior Analyst possesses the expertise to develop behavior support plans and recommendations in order to increase adaptive behaviors and skills.

All candidates should have a clear background with the ability to provide viable references from previous employers.  Additionally, all candidates must be Board Certified in the state of New Jersey and/or Pennsylvania.  Qualified candidates will have a valid NJ/PA Driver's license in good standing.  Click the link at the bottom of the postings to download an application and submit to the e-mail address provided along with a resume. 

Location:  Warren County, NJ

Hours/Days:  Monday/Wednesday/ Friday, 8am - 3pm

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

 

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Transportation  (Van) Aide/DSP - Part-time

A Transportation Aide is needed to assist the Van Driver in providing the direct supervision, training, and support to consumers in order to stimulate the development of positive behaviors, skills, and functioning levels conducive to being transported to and from employment and dailly living. 

All applicants must be 18 years or older with a HS diploma or equivalent and a valid PA/NJ driver's license with a clean driving record.  Positive interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate well with others is required in addition to basic math, reading, and writing skills.  In the Direct Support Professional role, the job will require prolonged standing, lifting, pushing, and pulling.  Must be able to meet quality control standards and demonstrate job flexibility.  Toileting, feeding, and ambulation is included as a mandatory job function.

Salary;        $10.00 per hour

Hours:        7:15am-3:30pm        Days:  Flexible three days/week    Status:  Part-time

Location:    Washington, NJ, Hackettstown, NJ

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Direct Support Professional - Substitute

Direct service positions providing training, assistance, support and supervision to adults with disabilities in a center based day program. Production, cleaning, projects, psycho-social, community and recreational activities are implemented to stimulate development of positive behaviors and skills while providing an enriching program atmosphere. Abilities is an EOE.
Job Requirements

Must be 18 years or older with a HS diploma or equivalent and a valid PA/NJ drivers license with a clean driving record.  Positive interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate well with others is required in addition to basic math, reading and writing skills. Job requires prolonged standing, lifting, pushing, and pulling.  Must be able to meet quality control standards and demonstrate job flexibility.  Toileting, feeding and ambulation is included as a mandatory job function.

Salary: $9.75 per hour

Hours: 8:45am-2:30pm          Days: As needed Mon-Fri              Status: Substitute

Location: Washington, Phillipsburg, Hackettstown


Van Driver - Substitute

Van Drivers needed to transport Adults with developmental disabilities to and from an adult day program within Warren County.

Days:  Monday-Friday

Hours:  7am-9am and 2pm-4pm

Salary:  $9.75 per hour

Location:  Warren County, NJ

Qualified candidates will have a valid NJ/PA Driver's license in good standing. Preferred candidates will be CDL licensed.  Candidates should have knowledge of motor vehicle laws, are willing and confident in driving in poor weather conditions, and can concentrate despite noise level in the van.  The ideal candidate will also be able to maintain the cleanliness of the vehicle, as well as understand the maintenance check routine. HS Diploma or GED required for this position.

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Communications/Marketing Internship Opportunity

Abilities of Northwest Jersey, Inc. is seeking a conscientious College student in their Junior or Senior year for an internship opportunity.   The ideal candidate will possess excellent verbal, written and electronic communication skills and will be required to provide a writing sample (such as an article or editorial) at the time of interview.  The days/hours are flexible, between 15-20 hours per week expected.  The student/intern must provide school requirments to ensure receipt of proper credits at the end of the semester.

Candidates for this opportunity must have a clear background and will be fingerprinted upon acceptance into the program.  A valid NJ/PA driver's license is also required. 


Please contact Arlene Swanston via e-mail at  aswanston@abilitiesnw.com for more information regarding these positions.

Abilities of Northwest Jersey, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and employs individuals based upon job qualifications regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation or affectation, age, veteran or military status, marital status, national origin, disability or any other protected classification as established by applicable discrimination laws.

Abilities' primary purpose is the provision of services to our consumers, adults with disabilities and other vulnerable populations. Our program services are driven by consumer needs and expectations. We pride ourselves in recruiting staff who desire to improve the employability and quality of life for people with disabilities. It is this guiding principle, which measures the quality and effectiveness of the agency mission.

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