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:

Coordinator of Home-Based Services

The Coordinator of Home-Based Services coordinates direct support and assistance for youth and adult participants, including home-based respite services and supportive living services.  Services may be provided in our out of the participant's residence, to achieve and/or maintain the outcomes of increased independence and inclusion in the community as outlined in his/her Service Plan.  Supports are delivered on-on-one with a participant and may include but are not limited to: assistance with home and community activities, training on various tasks that include basic self-care, social skills, and activities of daily living and behavior supports.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Location:  Warren County, NJ

Hours:  35 hours weekly; flexible hours aligned to home-based needs

Education:  Bachelor's Degree in psychology, special education, guidance and counseling, social work, or a related field and at least one year of supervised experience in developing and implementing positive behavior support and ADL/Instrumental skill plans for individuals who have intellectual/developmental disabilities.  Degree requirments may be waived if the candidate is sufficiently experienced.  

Qualified applicants will have a valid NJ/PA driver's license, should have a clear background, and should be able to submit medical clearance for this position.


Junior Accountant - Grant Writer/Grant Manager  

The Junior Accountant is responsible for the development of project material in support of existing planned and new services. Some of these materials may include the preparation and or refinement of program concepts or responding to grant opportunities. The Junior Accountant will also manage the funding on behalf of the agency, by soliciting funds from diverse sources and recording how money was spent. He or she will also be responsible for creating reports detailing expenditures and revenue for each of the organization's individual funds, as well providing  a summary of the organization's individual funds, as well as providing funds, well as providing a summary  of the organization's financial activities across specific accounts or projects. Additional duties may be assigned as needed by the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and may include, but not limited to, audit preparations, reconciling bank accounts, and issuing client statements.

Salary: $15.00-$20.00/hr (Commensurate with experience)

Hours 28/week        Days: Monday-Friday            Status: Part time.

Location: Warren County, NJ

All applicants should have a valid driver's license, detail oriented, and have clear background with the ability to provide viable references from prior employers. Qualified applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in accounting, communications, journalism, business administration, or related fields. Experience in marketing or fund raising, development grant writing or finance/accounting, Intuit, QuickBooks, Microsoft office and other technology based tools are essential.

Physical Therapist and Speech Pathologist

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.

The Speech Pathologist will work with individuals who have difficulty speaking, swallowing, and or understanding speech. He or she will focus on improving speech, language, swallowing, and hearing disorders to assist consumers in overcoming disabilities from a variety of causes. The Speech Pathologist will also be responsible for assessing, diagnosing, treating and helping to prevent communication and swallowing disorders in recipients served.

Both positions

Location:  Warren County, NJ

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

Salary:  Commensurate with experience



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

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 daily 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. 

Salary;        $10.00 per hour

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

Location:    Washington, NJ, Hackettstown, NJ

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. 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 - 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.

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 Christian Mirabal via e-mail at or call 908-689-1118 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 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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