Job seekers will want to mark their calendars for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 8, .
The press release is below:
At a time when employment is in high demand and hard to come by one of New Jersey’s leading human services providers, New Jersey MENTOR, is proud to announce it will create more than 200 new jobs by July 1, 2012. The company anticipates hiring will continue at a similar pace for three to six months as the state of New Jersey begins to move individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities from state developmental centers and out-of-state placements and into community-based settings across the Garden state.
Prospective employees are invited to learn more about the direct support professional (DSP) positions available at one of three job fairs being held throughout May in Morristown, Cherry Hill and Millville.
New Jersey MENTOR has been a trusted partner of the state of New Jersey for more than 20 years, providing an array of residential and community-based programs to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and youth with emotional and behavioral challenges. As a partner of The MENTOR Network, a national network of local human services providers, employees and those served by the company benefit from their ability to leverage the national structure to develop new programs to meet the urgent needs of New Jersey’s residents of all abilities.
“After college, I began my career in human services working as a direct service professional,” said Valery Bailey, Executive Director of New Jersey MENTOR. “Working as a DSP I knew I was making a difference in people’s lives and it propelled my career to where I am today, overseeing the operations of New Jersey MENTOR. I am truly excited to have the opportunity to give so many people the start I had, and create jobs at a time when they are needed in our state.”
New Jersey MENTOR is looking for caring professionals to support the needs of New Jersey’s adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Direct service professionals want to make a difference in their community while gaining valuable experience in a job offering flexible hours and competitive wages. They must be 18 years or older, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and hold a valid driver’s license.
“We would not be able to provide the level of services and supports we do without the continued dedication of our invaluable employees,” Bailey continued. “Our DSP staff is at the core of what we do. We are thrilled to welcome new members to our passionate and talented team of health and human services professionals.”
Committed to providing community-based services and supports, including those individuals currently served in state-run facilities and out-of-state placements, New Jersey MENTOR will continue the hiring process throughout the summer and fall months. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply online at www.jobs.thementornetwork.com/dspnj and join New Jersey MENTOR at one of three job fairs – Tuesday, May 8 at the Hyatt Morristown, Tuesday, May 15 at the Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill or Tuesday, May 22 at the Fairfield Inn and Suites Millville.
New Jersey MENTOR Job Fairs
Tuesday, May 8th 10am-4pm
3 Headquarters Plaza
Morristown, NJ 07960
Tuesday, May 15th, 10am-4pm
Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill
2349 West Marlton Pike
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Tuesday, May 22nd, 10am-4pm
Fairfield Inn & Suites
301 Bluebird Lane
Millville, NJ 08332