If the thought of making an impact on the lives of individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities and those on the Autism Spectrum brings a smile to your face, then make a meaningful career choice and become our next Employment Training Specialist. Devereux New Jersey touches the lives of nearly 400 children, adolescents, adults, and their families with special needs, from outside the New York skyline to the Southern New Jersey shoreline. Individuals with emotional, behavioral, and developmental disabilities are served via a broad spectrum of treatment settings including community-based homes and apartments, vocational training programs, family care homes, and consulting services.
Devereux NJ is looking to hire an Employment Training Specialist for our Newton, NJ Vocational Program.
As a Employment Training Specialist you will inspire hope and empower lives by:
Providing ongoing job assessment, career development, skill training, and individualized planning & support to Individuals with intellectual/development disabilities and/or mental health diagnoses in obtaining, maintaining, and enhancing community-based employment.
Assisting in assessing Individuals' interests and skills for appropriate job placement.
Actively seeking community contacts and partners for developing community-based employment opportunities. These services will be delivered in such a manner that they attend to quality issues, (data collection, trend analysis, outcomes, corrective actions), the implementation of Best Practices, and innovative methods of treatment and treatment delivery.
Facilitating training for natural community-based support.
Assisting in developing and creating compensatory strategies for success amid any necessary accommodations.
Developing employment goals appropriate to Individuals' skill level - designed to maximize employment capabilities.
Participating in the development of assigned Individuals' Annual Support Plan.
Planning and implementing a program of job training and work experiences designed to develop Individuals' vocational skills, positive work habits, and interpersonal skills.
Maintaining records of daily attendance, hours worked, billable hours and Individuals' productivity.
What will an Employment Training Specialist position offer you?
A comprehensive benefit package
Internal training in the behavioral healthcare field on Safe and Positive Approaches and New Directions annually
Paid training for all DDD pre-certs including CPR, First Aid, Overview of Developmental Disabilities, Preventing Abuse and Neglect, and Medication Administration.
Additional job related trainings offered through the College of Direct Support
Additional supervisory trainings on leadership skills through Boggs Center
Extensive experience in residential treatment care of individuals with developmental disabilities
Opportunity for internal growth and development including first priority to transfer into open positions.
90 day and annual evaluation of performances with ongoing coaching conversations.
Keywords : Developmental Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Autism, Direct Support, Community Based, Day Programs, Vocational Programs, Employment Training Specialist, Job Coach, Mental Health Technician, Residential Counselor, Direct Care, CNA, Certified Nursing Assistant, HHA, Home Health Aide, Personal Assistant, Home Health, Care Giver, Caregiver, DCP, Direct Care Professional, DSP, And Direct Support Professional
The IDEAL candidate will ...
Be 21 years of age or older (required)
Have a Valid Driver’s License
Have a Associates degree or higher in Human Services or related field and one (1) year of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities in an education/vocational setting
Have a High School Diploma and three (3) years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities in an education/vocational setting
Be empathetic and have a team approach to care for the consumers
Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
Be energetic, creative, and have a sense of humor
Be able to attend ten days of paid in-house orientation on weekdays
Be able to lift up to 50+ pounds and perform Safe and Positive Approaches
Have a high level of comfort with hands on hygiene care (including diapering and showering)
Interested in this role?
Please apply to this ad to be considered for an interview.
About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. We were founded in 1912 by special education pioneer, Helena Devereux. Today, Devereux is a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare.
Our Mission: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.
We employ more than 7,500 staff and operate 15 centers in 13 states. We offer a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults and their families every year.
Our Culture, Our Expectations
At Devereux, we strive to incorporate servant leadership into our culture and every aspect of our organizational framework; from the delivery of quality services to individuals served, their families, and other stakeholders to the development and empowerment of our employees. We offer challenging and exciting work, and our supportive team environment creates an empowering and positive atmosphere. To be successful in our work environment, you will put the needs of others first, and will feel called to serve, and called to lead.
Competitive Salary and Benefits
In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive health and welfare program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Our benefit programs include medical (including telemedicine - medical care via phone, web, app), dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services and an employee assistance / work-life balance program. In addition, we offer tuition assistance, generous time-off, a 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit, and voluntary/employee paid supplemental life and accident coverage.
Visit benefits.devereux.org to see why we are a great place to work!
The employment policies of Devereux are to recruit and hire qualified employees without discrimination because of race, religion, creed, color, age, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, communication ability, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation and to treat them equally with respect to compensation and opportunities for advancement - including upgrading, promotion and transfer - consistent with individual skills and the needs of Devereux.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to race, religion, sex, color, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or uniform service member status.
Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug screening required. EOE
Requisition ID 2018-3220
Position Type Full-Time