At Abilities, we employ staff members who are dedicated, fully trained and qualified to perform all the responsibilities of working with people with different abilities.

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 is preferred, and a High School Diploma or GED is required for all staff positions.

Current Available Positions:

Physical Therapist

The Physical Therapist will be responsible for evaluating, diagnosing and the development of treatment plans aiding the recovery and overall improvement of physical activity/mobility of recipients served. He or she will also be responsible for the training of support professionals to help ensure the success of the treatment plan and recipient.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: include but are not limited to:

• Evaluate the strength, balance, range of motion, co-ordination, endurance, and posture of each individual recipient.
• Develop a treatment plan specific to correcting pertinent physical findings.
• Work with support professionals and speech pathologists, occupational therapists and recreational therapists all with     the same goal of reaching maximal patient functional independence.
• Communicate verbally or written with legal guardian or caretaker.
• Set goals
• Determine physical activities
• Determine rehab program time
• Provide educational information about physical therapy and physical therapists, injury prevention, ergonomics and ways   to promote health.
• Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit.
• Attends and contributes to patient care, staffing conferences and other related meetings.
• As well as perform other functions as needed.
• Contact referring physician for clarification or elaboration of treatment orders and recommended changes as indicated
• Evaluate for, document and obtain necessary durable medical equipment and adaptive equipment
• Participate in other related program activities such as ISP meetings, and maintenance of inventory care of equipment
• Actively participate in outcomes measurement programs as assigned
• Monitor consumer’s progress and response to treatments
• Assure safety of clients and staff during treatment sessions
• Maintain all appropriate documentation with date and signatures


• Graduate from an APTA-accredited physical therapy program.
• Current TB, Proof of MMR & Hepatitis B Documentation
• Excellent Organizational Skills/Ability to multitask
• Excellent analytical and manual skills.
• Detail Oriented and Quality Focused
• Candidates must possess strong clinical skills and good critical thinking.
• General use of computers to communicate via email, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, Cerner, Source medical documentation.
• Minimum 3 year experience required with intellectually and developmentally disabled persons.
• Ability to work independently.
• Professional Demeanor


• Master's/doctorate degree preferred.
• Must have a valid NJ or PA driver’s license and driving privileges in good standing.
• Licensed in Physical Therapy in state of NJ
• Master's/doctorate degree preferred.

***The PT must be licensed in NJ/PA to perform job related duties.***

Location:  Warren County, NJ

Hours:  Per-diem, three days per week, 8am-4pm

Salary:  Commensurate with experience


Direct Support Professional

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 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. Assisting individuals served with personal care as it relates to daily living skills.  Job requires prolonged standing, lifting, pushing, and pulling.  .

Salary: $9.75 per hour

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

Location: Washington, Phillipsburg, Hackettstown

Van Driver

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.

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 requirements 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 for more information regarding available 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 individuals with different abilities. 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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