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

Current Available Positions:

Employment Specialist

The Employment Specialist will provide on the job training to Intellectually/Developmentally Disabled Adults, serving as the liaison between those adults and their employer, thus providing maximum opportunity for competitive employment.  The ideal candidate is willing to travel using their own transportation (mileage reimbursement is provided), and is available to work flexible hours, up to 28 weekly.  Experience working in a Supported Employment environment is preferred, but not required.

All candidates must have a HS Diploma or Equivalent, a valid NJ/PA driver's license with a clean driving record, and must be willing to be fingerprinted. 

Location:    Warren County, NJ

Hours:        Flexible - up to 28 hours weekly, may have to work early mornings, nights, and weekends

Salary:       $11.00 per hour

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.

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


Production Assistant

The Production Assistant will be responsible for providing assistance to the Facilities Supervisor in the Warehouse.  The ideal candidate will have prior experience working within a warehouse environment and have excellent computer skills, as well as the ability to operate warehouse equipment, including a fork lift and pallet jack.  The candidate will be performing warehouse and all associated duties such as shipping, receiving, loading, and unloading trucks.  Flexibility in hours worked is mandatory in this position.

All candidates must have a HS Diploma or equivalent, possess a valid NJ/PA driver's license with a clean driving record, and must be willing to be fingerprinted.

Salary:  $10.00 per hour

Hours/Days:  Flexible, working five hours per day, five days per week (up to 25 hours per week)

Status:  Part-time, regular employee

Location:  Washington, NJ

Coordinator of Home Based Services

The Coordinator of Home Based Services will coordinate direct support and assistance for youth and adult participants, including home-based respite services and supportive living services.  This is a "hands-on" position.  The ideal candidate will be responsible for conducting in-home assesments and writing individualized goals for the youth.  Travel will be required. Services may be provided in or out of the participant's residence to achieve and/or maintain the outcomes of increased independence and inclusion in the community as outlined in the client's Service Plan. Supports will be delivered one-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.  The candidate will also have experience providing services in a residential setting and must have reliable transportation.  Candidates applying to this position should have a Bachelor's Degree.

All candidates must have a HS Diploma or equivalent.  Bachelor's Degree is strongly preferred.  A valid NJ/PA driver's license with a clean driving record is required, along with a willingness to be fingerprinted. 

Salary:  Commensurate with experience and education, and ranges from $27,500 - $36,000 annually. 

Hours/Days:  During learning and orientation phase (approximately 2 months), Monday-Friday, 8:30am-3:30pm. As client needs arise, flexibility in hours is mandatory.

Status:  Full-time, regular employee

Location:  Warren County, may have to travel to bordering counties (Sussex, Morris, Hunterdon)

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 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 - 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 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 Christian Mirabal via e-mail at or call 908-689-7460 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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