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DDD Support Coordinator - Denville, NJ

Job Information

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Minimum Education Level :
Bachelor's Degree
Experience Required :
1 year
Training :
1 year experience working with individuals with disabilities
Salary :
$45,000 - $50,000 yearly
Duration :
Full Time Regular
Shift :
First Shift (Day)
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Job Description


DAWN Center for Independent Living, a disability rights agency, seeks a highly motivated, enthusiastic, outgoing self-starter to provide care management and advocacy services to individuals with disabilities residing in Northern NJ.
Job Description:
DAWN Center for Independent Living seeks an passionate and self-motivated team player to provide case management and support coordination services to adults, age 21 and over, with developmental disabilities in Morris, Sussex or Somerset county. Successful candidate must be able to multitask and quickly transition from meetings in the community to paperwork duties at the office. Job requires travel within Morris, Sussex and Somerset Counties and candidate must have a dependable means of transportation. Salary commensurate with experience.
The Support Coordinator works closely with the consumer and his/her family to learn about their skills, talents and interests, and then link them to appropriate supports and services in the surrounding community. An individualized service plan is created for the consumer, and the plan is monitored and adjusted by the Support Coordinator as needed. The Support Coordinator is also responsible for assisting the consumer in managing the budget that is allocated to them by DDD for various services and supports.
Qualified Candidates:
Bachelor's degree in a social services field (social work, psychology, etc.);
At least 1 year documented professional experience working with individuals with disabilities;
Knowledge of and support for the Independent Living Philosophy;
Ability to successfully relate to and communicate with people with disabilities, their families, other organizations, agencies, volunteers, and consumers;
Working knowledge of programs and services, benefits, entitlements and supports available to persons with disabilities, as needed;
Use innovative thinking to assist consumers and their families create high quality individualized service plans where potential services and agencies are identified;
Serve as a liaison for consumers and their families and various statewide entities including, but not limited to: DDD, DHS, designated fiscal intermediary, and the Unusual Incident Reporting Unit;
Collaborate and maintain relationships with various community partners to ensure familiarity and in-depth understanding of service options;
Ability to maintain compliance with DDD policy and procedures, and adherence to established deadlines and benchmarks;
Strong team player willing to take direction, initiate business activities and work with management staff and peers;
Ability to work with minimal supervision to meet or exceed deadlines;
Possess strong and effective spoken and written communication skills;
Ability to organize work effectively, establish priorities and express self with a professional demeanor and presentation;
Ability to cope with moderate to high levels of stress;
Experience using Microsoft office package 2010 and ability to effectively use technology in the field as provided by agency.

Full time position, Monday through Friday. Mileage reimbursement is provided. Professional development and continued learning opportunities offered. Benefits include employer sponsored health benefits, paid time off, sick days and paid holidays. Employee access to group rates for optional vision, dental, and life insurance benefits and 401k retirement plan. Job contingent upon proof of a valid driver license and proof of auto insurance coverage limits of at least $100,000 / $300,000.

DAWN Center for Independent Living is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Detailed cover letter and resume required for application to be complete. Resumes must be emailed to or via fax to 973-625-1942. No phone calls.

Company Information

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Description :
DAWN Center for Independent Living, Inc. is a grassroots, consumer-driven and consumer-controlled nonprofit organization promoting self-direction in order to create, expand, and implement equal-access opportunities by and for people with disabilities. The CILs emerged as a result of the Independent Living Movement and the Civil Rights and Disability Rights Movements of the late 1960s/early 1970s under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. They were established to advance the Independent Living Philosophy by changing attitudes and beliefs which perpetuate dependence.
Type :
Direct Employer
Address :
66 Ford Road, Suite 121
Denville, NJ 07834

Application Information

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send resume and cover letter to
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By Fax :
Fax to 973-625-1942 Attn : Kristen Carew
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