Habilitation Vocational Specialist - Day Program Orange

  • Orange, NJ
  • Day Programs
  • Full-time

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Assists Senior Habilitation / Vocational Specialist in supporting consumers in pursuit of their IHP goals



  • Serves as an advocate for all Pillar Care Continuum Day Program Consumers; setting an example to staff that protecting and promoting dignity, respect, independence, health and safety is our primary commitment and responsibility.
  • As guided by Senior Habilitation / Vocational Specialist, serves on team within designated area of responsibility to determine daily program activities for each individual.
  • Assists consumers to achieve greatest degree of independence by supporting participation in program activities providing opportunities for choices at all times; may provide tutorial attention to consumers in pursuit of IHP goals and objectives.
  • Participates in community activities with consumers as assigned by Senior Habilitation / Vocational Specialist.     
  • Assists consumers with personal needs including transferring, toileting, cleaning, grooming and feeding.
  • Collects and records data as directed; including completing daily DTR’s within the Electronic Client Record. Responsible for recording daily attendance within the Electronic Client Record. 
  • As instructed by Senior Habilitation / Vocational Specialist and Behavior Coordinator, initiates or implements recommendations and/or behavior plans and maintain related documentation.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings, individual supervision meetings and trainings as assigned; attends off-site trainings, and conferences.
  • Drives a van route, serves as a van aide, as assigned by a supervisor or transportation coordinator.
  • Performs other functions as directed by supervisor, CPNJ management, or funding source representatives



  • Ability to successfully complete required Pillar Care Continuum and 4 DDD core trainings in required period of time;
  • Adhere to DDD policies and procedures;
  • Relate well to adults with disabilities;
  • Establish positive relationships with each consumer; to learn and understand each consumer’s individual needs and to carry out program objectives;
  • Learn use of and to operate program and adaptive equipment;
  • Perform strenuous physical activity;
  • Drive a multi-passenger vehicle;
  • Communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing; to adhere to Pillar Care Continuum and DDD personnel policies, guidelines and procedures;
  • Establish and maintain proper working relationships with supervisors, administrators, parents and sponsors; to respect and maintain confidentiality of consumers and co-workers;
  • Maintain a safe working environment and adhere to standard health precautions;
  • Travel independently off-site; 
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license with fewer than 4 points at all times



  • High school graduate;
  • At least one year’s experience in a non-profit service delivery organization or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in strenuous physical activity;
  • Fingerprint examination and approval;
  • Valid driver’s license;
  • Successful TB screening


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