Alternatives Inc.
  • Bridges to Employment
  • Edison, NJ, USA
  • $19.50
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

For nearly 40 years, Alternatives, Inc. has been dedicated to providing the best in support services to adults with Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Illnesses. Services include Residential, Behavior Support, Employment, Support Coordination and Recreation. We have seen great growth in the past few years, which has stretched our coverage area to include Warren, Hunterdon, Morris, Union, Middlesex, Monmouth & Ocean counties. This expansion would not be possible without our dedicated staff members working on the front lines.

They spend day-in and day-out focused on helping their clients succeed. They see them at their best and at their worst. Their relationship is one of mutual respect and admiration. 

Bridges to Employment, a division of Alternatives, Inc., is a comprehensive career service. Our team offers an array of employment related solutions to meet a variety of today's workforce needs.  We are currently expanding our services and seeking Employment Specialists to work with individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Position is in the field 75% of the time. Must have own car and be willing to occasionally transport clients (mileage reimbursement provided).

Must be comfortable with sales and marketing our services to employers, and be willing to job coach in a variety of work settings. 

The ideal candidate will be self-directed, have good time management skills, have strong interpersonal and communication skills, be computer proficient and be able to interface with a variety of people including clients, businesses, funders, etc.

Desired Qualities of an Employment Specialist:

  • Positive Communication Skills
  • Compassion
  • Reliability & Dedication
  • Desire to make a difference
  • Ethical and moral values
  • Professionalism


  • High School diploma or GED
  • Ability to pass criminal/registry background checks/drug screen
  • Clear tuberculosis screening
  • A valid driver's license, no more than 5 points or DUI in last 3 years
  • Ability to pass and maintain required trainings such as CPR/First Aid, Medication Administration and Positive Behavioral Support Training
  • Experience working with individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (preferred but not required)

So why should you apply...? Here are just SOME of the incentives for being part of our team!

  • Paid training
  • Sign On bonus (if joining with training)
  • Annual Longevity Increases
  • Annual Performance Incentives
  • Staff Appreciation events
  • Health and Wellness fairs
  • Lunch & Learns
  • Employee Recognition Awards
  • Student Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Employee Referral Bonuses
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • For a full list of benefits, click here

We invite you to apply and become part of the Alternatives team and make a difference!

Change Lives, Build Futures!


Job Coach/Employment Specialist

*American Sign Language REQUIRED*


Middlesex County


 Paid Training | Mileage Reimbursement | Sign-On Bonus 

 Tuition Reimbursement | 401K | Medical & Dental benefits 




BA preferred, ASL Required

Computer skills a must !

Must be fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and have experience and knowledge of 

Deaf culture and employment needs of those who are Hard of Hearing.


Must possess valid NJ/NY/PA driver's license

**In order to be eligible for employment, applicant must not have more than 5 points on their driving record and no DUIs within the last 3 years.**




Alternatives is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

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