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Program Assistant (Direct Support Professional ATC 3)

Toms River, New Jersey
7 Nov 2023
The New Jersey Institute for Disabilities (NJID) is one of the largest not-for-profit agencies of its kind in the nation providing services to infants, children, and adults with developmental and related disabilities. NJID offers specialized facilities, programs, and supports throughout New Jersey. Come join our dedicated staff of more than 500 and make a difference in someone's life!

We are currently recruiting Program Assistants to work with adults with developmental disabilities in a day program setting. 
Job Responsibilities of a Program Assistant:
  • Assist in the implementation of individual goals and objectives
  • Support recreational and social activities
  • Provide appropriate personal care as needed
  • Assist with transportation
  • Data entry using Therap (EHR)
  • Teach appropriate skills to enhance client independence

Job Requirements:
  • HS diploma or equivalent
  • A valid driver's license in good standing and must be insurable through NJID's automobile insurance
  • Strong communication skills
NO certification required

Position Details:

Location: Toms River                      County:  Ocean

Hours Per Work Week: 40              Weekly Work Schedule: Mon. - Fri. 8 am - 4:30 pm

Other shifts are available at this location.

NJID has full-time, part-time, and per diem opportunities in Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Somerset Counties.

  • 100% Employer Paid Health and Dental Insurance for Employee
  • Vision
  • Retirement Plan
  • 403(b) Plan
  • Paid Vacation, Sick, Personal, and Holidays
  • On the Job Training
  • Growth Opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement

COVID-19 Considerations
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the safety and security of the individuals we serve and our employees have been of the utmost importance to us. To that end, NJID follows stringent protocols which comply with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), State and local public health guidelines. NJID ensures necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is made available for all employees.

NJID EOE Statement

It is NJID's policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expressing, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an agency, we value diversity of background and opinion and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, fringe benefits, layoff, termination, or any other terms and conditions of employment.

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  • Job Reference: 1159184071-2
  • Date Posted: 7 November 2023
  • Recruiter: New Jersey Institute for Disabilities
  • Location: Toms River, New Jersey
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Community & Sport