Habilitation Vocational Specialist job City of Orange New Jersey
Habilitation   Vocational Specialist job City of Orange New Jersey
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Habilitation / Vocational Specialist Job

Employer Name: SpiderID: 9278646
Location: City of Orange, New Jersey Date Posted: 1/9/2020
Wage: Negotiable Category: Healthcare
Job Code: 674/158

Job Description:


Habilitation/Vocational Specialist


Assists and supports consumers in pursuit of their goals and provides assistance with personal care needs.


  1. Serves as an advocate for all CPNJ Day Program Consumers; setting an example to staff that protecting and promoting dignity, respect, independence, health and safety is our primary commitment and responsibility.

  2. As guided by Senior Habilitation / Vocational Specialist, serves on team within designated area of responsibility to determine daily program activities for each individual

  3. Assists consumers to achieve greatest degree of independence by supporting participation in program activities providing opportunities for choices at all times; will provide assistance to consumers in pursuit of goals and objectives.

  4. Participates in community activities with consumers as assigned by Senior Habilitation / Vocational Specialist.

  5. Assists consumers with personal needs including transferring, toileting, cleaning, grooming and feeding.

  6. Collects and records data as directed; including completing daily documentation within the Electronic Client Record. Responsible for recording daily attendance within the Electronic Client Record.

  7. As instructed by Senior Habilitation / Vocational Specialist and Behavior Specialist, initiates or implements recommendations and/or behavior plans and maintain related documentation

  8. Attends and participates in staff meetings, individual supervision meetings and trainings as assigned; attends off-site trainings, and conferences

  9. Drives a van route, and/or serves as a van aide, as assigned by a supervisor or transportation coordinator

  10. Performs other functions as directed by supervisor, CPNJ management, or funding source representatives

  11. Every staff person employed in a program funded by New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities is required to cooperate with CPNJ, DDD and Medicaid officials in any inspection or investigation.



Knowledge of various types of developmental disabilities

Skills and Abilities

Ability to successfully complete required CPNJ and DDD core trainings in required period of time; to adhere to DDD policies and procedures; to relate well to adults with disabilities; to establish positive relationships with each consumer; to learn and understand each consumer's individual needs and to carry out program objectives; to learn use of and to operate program and adaptive equipment; to perform strenuous physical activity; to drive a multi-passenger vehicle; to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing; to adhere to CPNJ and DDD personnel policies, guidelines and procedures; to establish and maintain proper working relationships with supervisors, administrators, parents and sponsors; to respect and maintain confidentiality of consumers and co-workers; to maintain a safe working environment and adhere to standard health precautions; to travel independently off-site; to maintain a valid driver's license with fewer than 5 points at all times


High school graduate or equivalent; one year's experience in human services or an equivalent combination of education and experience preferred; demonstrated ability to engage in strenuous physical activity; fingerprint examination and approval; valid driver's license; successful TB screening

Job Criteria:
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Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
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Contact Information:
Contact Name: Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey Company Type:
Company: Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey

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