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Direct Support Professional - Mentor
Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC
775 Talamini Rd
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Principal Responsibilities:

Candidate should be compassionate, caring, dedicated and high energy to work with adults with special needs who are 21 and older. This is an Adult Intern/Training Program that provides direct support in a vocational and recreational setting. Mentor will be responsible for following structured programming which will include: vocational training, volunteering, recreational opportunities, activities of daily living skills training, providing supervision based on level of functioning (i.e. 1:1 to line of sight). Medication administration (as needed), documenting case notes, attending monthly staff meetings and fully participating in all activities with participants (i.e. cooking, cleaning, exercising, completing clerical duties, working with pre-school/senior programs, swimming, music therapy, arts and crafts etc.). We will offer specialized specific training that will provide staff with the knowledge and tools needed to perform their job responsibilities effectively and to provide the best supports and services to the people we serve.

As a Mentor you will support and enable people with special needs to:

The hours for the position are Monday - Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm.

Minimum Qualifications:

Salary:

29000

Agency Information:

THE SHIMON AND SARA BIRNBAUM JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER is a non-sectarian social service agency located on 14 acres on Talamini Road in Bridgewater. The JCC opened its doors to the community in December 1999 after years of planning and fundraising by a passionate group of local families that were driven to bring a JCC to our tri-county area.

The JCC is an agency of the Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties and serves residents of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties with fitness, recreation, social, cultural and educational programming for the entire community. The JCC is the central address of our widely spread, diverse Jewish community and serves as coordinator and locale for many community-wide events and for programs of Jewish education & culture. Universal humanistic Jewish values and ethics serve as the foundation for our JCC. The JCC is governed by a Board of Directors that works with JCC Professional Staff to fulfill our mission of providing quality programs and services to meet the needs and wants of the Jewish and general communities.

The JCC facility includes heated indoor and outdoor salt-based pools. A dome enclosed outdoor pool is available in the off-season for year-round use. The JCC has a newly renovated and expanded fitness center, group fitness studio, spin studio and gymnasium. We offer more than 70 group fitness classes/week, including the internationally acclaimed Les Mills Fitness Program.