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The Midland School
The Midland School, a DOE approved special education school for 5-21 year old students with multiple disabilities in North Branch (Somerset County), NJ seeks on call, per diem Substitute Teachers & Aides. Requirements: Aides – minimum of a High School Diploma. Teachers -Substitute Teachers certificate or Teachers certification for Teachers. Previous experience highly preferred. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Rose Dudek, HR Manager at Dudek@midlandschool.org. (All Substitute positions are subject to Department of Education Fingerprint and background checks).
Employment Services – Director of Employment
The Midland Organization is seeking a dynamic, seasoned, and strategic minded leader to lead, develop and support the MAS Employment Services Program. The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day operations of MAS Work Center Employment program while assisting the Executive Director/CEO and other key Midland Staff with spearheading strategic objectives for the organization.
Reports to: Executive Director/CEO
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Initiate, direct and implement the job placement program and report to the Executive Director/CEO.
2. Participate in pre-assessment and on-going evaluation of clients involved in the job training and placement program.
3. Develop and coordinate the community-based training programs.
4. Ascertain and procure appropriate work projects and contracts for the work center.
5. Maintain necessary documentation to operate the work center.
6. Serve as a liaison between MAS and potential employers.
7. Develop and implement program to train, guide and evaluate Job Coaches.
8. Evaluate work center clients.
9. Seek out employment opportunities, initiate interviews, facilitate employment placements, and implement follow-up monitoring for clients who are appropriately prepared.
10. Participate in annual IHP meetings for the purpose of reporting progress goals and objectives of the work program.
11. Represent Midland at local business functions.
12. Monitor program quality through employer surveys, employee feedback, site visits, staff reports and parent/guardian reports.
13. Monitor spending, adhering to budgetary restrictions.
14. Develop and oversee the development of employment opportunities. Advocate and assist in obtaining Social Security Benefits, employer provided benefits, etc. for clients.
15. Monitor staff compliance with mandatory training and employment requirements.
16. Analyze employer needs and specific requirements of job sites.
17. Serve as a resource to the staff.
18. Other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education, Management, and other related fields or equivalent. Master’s Degree preferred but not required.
2. Five (5) years of experience in supervision and management of programs, services and supports to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
3. Knowledge of Federal and State policies and program development
4. Knowledge of the Division of Developmental Disability Systems change
5. Demonstrate ability to work independently yet work as a member of the team and consult with and advise others as appropriate
6. Strong communication skills, exceptional writing skills
7. Robust knowledge of Employment and Adult Habilitation programs
8. Strong Knowledge of DVRS requirements
9. Detailed knowledge of Medicaid and Medicare Provider requirements
10. Proven track record of innovation
11. Demonstrated history of collaborative methods and exceptional problem solving skills
12. Strong knowledge of quality improvement and quality enhancement with focus on driving positive results oriented outcomes
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Rose Dudek, HR Manager at email@example.com. EOE A/A
Employment Services – Special Education Job Coach
The Midland School is a non-profit organization for developmentally disabled students and adults. Our Work Center Program offers supervised job training and employment to adults and students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We’re currently seeking enthusiastic and caring Job Coaches at the Work Center to help train students and young adults in transitional work skills. You’ll have the opportunity to work with students and young adults both at our Work Center located in Branchburg NJ as well as 50 different training sites near the Branchburg area.
We provide paid training for this role, but previous experience working with individuals or children with disabilities are a big plus.
Hours: Monday – Friday (up to 30 hours a week)
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Getting to know the individuals through daily conversation to better understand them and find the best ways to help them learn new skills
• Instructs the individuals in the work center on job skills
• Assist individuals in reinforcing essential skills, teaching new skills as appropriate
• Transport individuals to and from the job location (company vehicle)
• Work side by side at work station or off site location, helping individuals learn by breaking down job into manageable tasks
• Coaches the participants to stay on task to complete the work and also help completing the work participants are unable to do
• Monitor for Quality Control on products completion in order to adhere to deadlines
• Communicate and record participant progress to supervisor
• Personal Care for individuals as needed
1. HS Diploma with at least 1 year of experience working with individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities
2. Valid Driver’s License with clean driving record
3. Must be able to work in multiple environment at offsite locations (may be in contact with animals, warehouse environment, cleaning products, etc)
4. Proactive, energetic, and professional
5. Self-motivated, punctual and work well in a team environment
6. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
7. Patience, persistence and a positive work attitude
8. Ability to establish a comfortable and supportive relationship with individuals receiving support
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Rose Dudek, HR Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Residential Services – Assistant Residential Program Director
Supervisor: Residential Program Director
Purpose: Responsible for the oversight of Quality Assurance, Recreation and providing assistance to the Residential Program Director as needed. Will perform all duties necessary to meet state approved standards and will ensure the quality of our programs.
Requirements: *College degree in the social services field and three years’ experience in planning,
developing and implementing recreation programs for individuals with disabilities.
*Valid Driver’s License in NJ and good driving record
*Criminal Background Clearance
*Lift or assist in lifting disabled adults as medically necessary
*Strong Communication skills (verbal and written)
Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):
1. Work a 40 hour, salaried, work week which may include weekend and evening shifts as approved by the Program Director.
2. On-call two weeks per month in cooperation with the Program Director.
3. Assume agency-wide on-call responsibilities when Program Director is on vacation or sick leave.
4. Must be reachable by management via cell phone when working.
5. Assist in maintaining a high quality program in accordance with the mission of MAS.
6. Provide advocacy and support for the individuals and families MAS serves.
7. Assist in ensuring proper staffing ratios (1:3) at all times.
8. Observe behavioral and medical needs of the individuals and provide feedback to the Program Director.
9. Utilize Crisis Intervention Techniques as trained and appropriate.
10. Utilize behavior management strategies as needed.
11. Attend and participate in weekly manager meetings.
12. Serve as an effective liaison between staff and other MAS employees, as needed.
13. Attend conferences, seminars, meetings and trainings relevant to the position as required.
14. Advocate for the individuals supported in MAS residences.
15. Responsible for assisting the Program Director to complete an annual review of all community residences operated by Midland.
16. Other duties as assigned by the MAS Program Director.
Quality Assurance Responsibilities:
1. Completes and tracks status of Initial and Follow-up UIR reports to the state.
2. Assists in completion of UIR investigations.
3. Monitors and ensures accurate agency documentation and UIR documentation.
4. Observe staff performance/behavior during recreational events and house visits in accordance with MAS policies and provide feedback to the Program Director.
5. Observe the operations of the group homes in accordance with MAS policies and provide feedback to the Program Director.
6. Ensure that the residence has a home-like atmosphere, that the individuals’ rights are upheld, that they are given responsibilities within the home and that they are active in making decisions about their lives.
7. Ensure that all licensed homes meet health and safety standards and are maintained in a manner consistent with the general community standards.
8. Monitor completion and accuracy of records in the homes on all individuals supported by MAS.
9. Monitor the accurate completion of Medication Administration Records by staff on at least a monthly basis. Ensure incident reporting procedures (UIR) are followed for any errors.
10. Provide administrative support to the Support Managers and programs as needed.
11. Make weekly site visits.
12. Conduct monthly Quality Assurance checks of each home and submit reports to Program Director for review.
13. Serve as an independent reviewer of Individual Habilitation Plans and Monthly Reports ensuring that all individuals are provided a program that develops independent living skills and meets the needs of each individual.
1. Plan and participate in individual and group activities in-house and in the community that are commensurate with individuals cognitive, physical, social abilities and interests.
2. Complete monthly recreational calendars reflecting planned individual and group, agency and community based activities.
3. Conduct quarterly recreation meetings in each community residence to establish the recreational desires of the individuals and plan/follow up accordingly.
4. Complete Recreation and Leisure Surveys annually for each individual supported by MAS.
5. Register individuals for activities, events and classes, as required, in conjunction with the Support Managers.
6. Communicate activity information to management team members and parents/guardians.
7. Accept input and feedback from parents/guardians regarding coordination of events/ activities and provide support for their needs and requests in relation to the activities program when feasible.
8. Assign recreation activities to the Support Managers and obtain feedback on the outcomes.
9. Assess and document the appropriateness of each activity for each individual as needed.
10. Coordinate annual vacations, holiday party, family picnic and MAS drama production.
11. Oversee the purchase and inventory of equipment and supplies needed for specific activities.
12. Assist with the implementation of fund raising activities.
13. Establish photo albums in the office and in the community residences outlining the individuals’ participation in activities.
14. Assist the Support Managers in planning adequate recreational activities on days that their school/work site is closed.
15. Ensure that Recreation and Leisure activities are consistently carried out and appropriate.
Interested Candidates: Email cover letter and resume to Sandy Schwarz at
Residential Services – Support Counselors and Substitutes
Are you caring and reliable? Do you enjoy shopping, cooking and cleaning? Make a difference in someone’s life! Be a Support Counselor and work directly with developmentally disabled adults in a community residence providing daily supports. Requirements: HS diploma/GED and valid driver’s license. Experience helpful; training provided; $10.50/hr. Excellent health benefits for full-time positions. EOE A/A Fax resume: 908-927-9895 or email email@example.com.
The following hours are available:
Full-time Support Counselor (40 hrs): Wednesday 3pm-11pm; Thursday, Friday 2pm-11pm; Saturday 9am-11pm
Full-time Support Counselor (40 hrs): Monday 2pm-10pm; Friday, Sunday 2pm-11pm; Saturday 9am-11pm
Full-time Support Counselor (40 hrs): Monday, Tuesday, Friday 2pm-11pm; Saturday 9am-10pm
Full-time Support Counselor (37 hrs): Monday – Wednesday 3pm-11pm;Sunday 9am-10pm.
Part-time Support Counselor (30 hrs): Thursday-Saturday 11pm-9am.
Part-time Support Counselor (29 hrs): Thursday, Friday 3pm-11pm; Saturday 9am-10pm.
Part-time Support Counselor (27 hrs): Thursday, Friday 3pm-10pm; Saturday 9am-10pm.
Part-time Support Counselor (22 hrs): Monday 3pm-10pm; Tuesday, Friday 6pm-9pm; Thursday (3hrs. flexible); Saturday 9am-3pm.
Part-time Support Counselor (21 hrs): Wednesday 3pm-11pm, Thursday 6pm-11pm; Saturday 2pm-10pm.
Part-time Support Counselor (18 hrs): Thursday, Friday 3pm-9pm, Sunday 9am-3pm.