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NJACP E-News March 3, 2022
Preview of Articles
  • Follow Up from Regional Meeting: Link to find your county in the CDC's new masking guidance
  • Star Nominee Deadline is Midnight FRIDAY MARCH 4 - Choose your Star and then begin the Celebration! Do NOT Delay as there are no exceptions to the deadline!
  • ICYMI: Governor Murphy Approved EO Delaying Vaccine Booster Mandate
  • !!NEW!! Office of Prevention of Developmental Disabilities - Request for Letters of Interest
  • 2022 FREE New Jersey Self-Direction Conference: Spread the Word!
  • EASPD: concrete EU action needed for persons with disabilities in Ukraine
  • Murphy orders state agencies to identify ways to cut ties with Moscow (Russia)
  • REMINDER: NJACP Member Vaccine Clinics and How to Access Vaccines/Boosters
  • New Jersey Association of Community Providers Workshop Ensuring an Effective Investigation of Serious Incidents 
  • Sweeney Center for Public Policy launched at Rowan University
  • CLEP is Growing! 
  • NJACP Strategic Partner Matthijssen PHISHING ATTACKS ARE ON THE RISE!
  • Murphy Proposes $900M ANCHOR Property Tax Relief Program; providing relief to homeowners and renters and budget update
  • Wall Street Boosts NJ’s Credit Rating for First Time Since 2005
  • $16.2 Million: New funding for 100-plus affordable housing units
  • NJACP Strategic Partner Mobility Works Says Reserve Your Ride!
  • NJCDD Reminder of Notice of Funding Opportunities Still Available
  • FHFA Announces Nearly $1.14B for Affordable Housing Programs Including National Housing Trust Fund
  • nTIDE Report Shows Workers With Disabilities Rising Above Pre-Pandemic Employment Levels
  • Episode 5 of BoggsCast Now Available  
  • COVID Update/State/National/Federal
  • Living with COVID: A recap of two years of the coronavirus in NJ
  • Living with COVID: Messaging, social media complicated deadly disease
  • Living with COVID: How do NJ’s infection rate and case numbers compare with other states?
  • White House Unveils New COVID Plan: What It Means In New Jersey
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital unveils treatment for COVID symptoms such loss of taste
  • The Federal Website for Free Virus Tests is Here. How Does it Work?/COVID Testing Options
  • How To Get NJ COVID-19 Vaccination Card Online
  • NJ MVC Pandemic Update
  • Get the Facts COVID: COVID Testing Protects Communities
  • Articles of Interest
  • Positions Available new positions available
NJACP Strategic Partners
NJACP Meeting Information
All meetings are virtual due to COVID-19 concerns. As always, please check your email for a meeting notice containing a Zoom link. If you need zoom coordinate information, please contact Tori Villafana at

  • 3/4 Member Resources 10am
  • 3/9 Support Coordination 1pm - please note the last issue indicated the time for this meeting was at 10 but this is a correction, the time is 1pm, we are sorry for any inconvenience.
  • 3/23 Monthly Membership Meeting 10am
  • 3/30 Legislative and Policy 10am

Follow Up from Regional Meeting: Link to find your county in the CDC's new masking guidance
Following up on today's NJACP Regional meetings, attached is a link members can easily determine the low, medium or high indicators for each county in the state and the country. Thanks to Diane Hutton Rose, Executive Director at 21 Plus for making NJACP aware of the link.
Star Nominee Deadline is FRIDAY MARCH 4 - Choose your Star and then begin the Celebration! Do NOT Delay as there are no exceptions to the deadline!
Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the STARS! Event went Virtual last year, and we began some new traditions, like the graphics contest and STARS! t-shirt. In 2022, the event will also be virtual. This year, we will be building on last year's virtual event. (After all, last year's STARS! Event was one of the first large virtual events that we did.) So, we have some new and exciting things planned for 2022.
We hope that you will be participating in STARS 2022! Here are all the materials.
Be on the look-out for more information to help make this year's STARS! Event the best one yet.
Nominations are due March 4th.
Because of all we have planned, there will be no exceptions.
ICYMI: Governor Murphy Approved EO Delaying Vaccine Booster Mandate
Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Updating and Clarifying COVID-19 Vaccination Deadlines for Covered Workers at Health Care Facilities and High-Risk Congregate Settings
TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 290, which updates and clarifies timeframes for requiring covered workers at health care facilities and high-risk congregate settings to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, including having received a booster shot. EO No. 290 aligns state timelines with updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations on optimal intervals between first and second doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccination series, in addition to other updates.
“Over the course of our COVID-19 response, we have always followed the science in decision-making, and this is no different,” said Governor Murphy. “This executive order ensures that our COVID-19 vaccination requirements for covered workers in medical and high-risk congregate settings are able to properly keep themselves and those whom they care for safe.”
EO No. 290 clarifies that health care facilities subject to the federal Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) rule must have a policy in place that requires their covered workers to complete their primary series of the COVID-19 vaccination within the timeframes set forth in the guidance for the federal CMS Rule. Additionally, EO No. 290 modifies the timeframe within which health care facilities’ covered workers must obtain their booster dose to be April 11, 2022 or within three weeks of becoming eligible, whichever is later.
EO No. 290 also modifies the deadline by which high risk congregate care settings must require their covered workers to submit proof that they are up to date with their vaccination by May 11, 2022, including any booster for which they are eligible. Workers who become newly eligible for a booster shot after the May 11, 2022 deadline, will be required to submit proof of their booster shot within three weeks of becoming eligible.
The executive order also requires a covered setting to take the first step toward bringing a noncompliant covered worker into compliance as part of the disciplinary policy required by Executive Order No. 283 (2022) within two weeks of the respective April 11, 2022 and May 11, 2022 deadlines. Under the EO, failure to take such action may result in penalties and other corrective actions allowed pursuant to federal or state regulation or statute.
For a copy of EO No. 290, please click here
!!NEW!! Office of Prevention of Developmental Disabilities - Request for Letters of Interest
The Department of Human Services’ Division of Developmental Disabilities, Office for the Prevention of Developmental Disabilities (OPDD) is extending its deadline for the submission of letters of interest associated with its Fiscal Year 2023 Request for Letters of Interest (RLI). This RLI is intended to solicit innovative ideas from vendors that will assist DHS in reducing the incidence of intellectual and developmental disabilities (“IDDs”) in New Jersey.
REMINDER Next DDD Update Webinar Scheduled for March 24, 2022
DDD’s next Update Webinar is scheduled for Thursday, March 24th at 10:30 am. Use this link to Register for the March Webinar
2022 FREE New Jersey Self-Direction Conference: Spread the Word!
A number of developmental disabilities-related organizations in NJ have joined with Public Partnerships/PPL (sponsor) to hold a month-long series of free webinars for the DDD community as part of the 2022 New Jersey Self-Direction Conference.
The goal of the conference is to bring education and information about self-directed supports and services to help people to have full control of their lives and fulfill their personal goals and aspirations and help DDD individuals live their best life. There were three pre-conference sessions held in February but the main conference starts March 8.
The organizations include: PPL, NJ Collaborative for Citizen Directed Support, The Rutgers Boggs Center, Easter Seals, NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities, and State Div. of Developmental Disabilities. 
It would be great if you could help spread the word about this conference to families who may have questions or want to learn more about the programs available to them and their disabled loved ones. 
EASPD: concrete EU action needed for persons with disabilities in Ukraine
ANCOR sent its members the following after a webinar with the European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities regarding the plight of people with IDD in Ukraine and those leaving Ukraine for surrounding countries.
The European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities is very concerned about the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation’s military and the enormous humanitarian crisis that is unfolding. In this context, EASPD wishes to highlight the particularly vulnerable situation of many persons with disabilities living in Ukraine. Following a webinar this morning with key Ukrainian actors in the disability field, EASPD calls for urgent and concrete actions towards ensuring that persons with disabilities have the same access to shelters, mobility – including migration routes- and their basic needs (medicine, etc) as their peers.
Murphy orders state agencies to identify ways to cut ties with Moscow (Russia) 
As providers utilize state resources the following is a for your information.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order late Wednesday requiring state agencies to identify ways to prevent state resources from supporting the Russian government in response to its invasion of Ukraine.
Details: According to the order, each agency must review its ability to boycott products from Russia and Belarus and seek strategies to cut ties with any businesses that invest in companies controlled by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime.
“New Jersey supports the Ukrainian people and the freely-elected government of Ukraine in their defense against Vladimir Putin’s aggression and brutal invasion of their sovereign territory,” Murphy said in a statement. “Our Administration will immediately undertake a review of what we can do on the state level to increase financial pressure on the undemocratic regime in Moscow and to cut any state ties to the Russian government or its affiliated companies.”
The order also mandates that the Department of Banking and Insurance enforce the federal government's sanctions on Russia for all businesses it regulates.
The agencies must report back to the governor by March 7.
What's next: Murphy’s order comes just before the state Senate is scheduled to discuss a bill sponsored by Paul Sarlo (D-Bergen) that would bar state entities from investment in Russian businesses. Action on that measure, NJ S1889 (22R), is expected later Thursday.
“I appreciate the advance steps the Governor is taking to implement the severe sanctions on investments by Russia and Belarus that are detailed in my legislation," Sarlo said. "The sanctions that I have proposed are far more severe than any other state has offered to date and will help to reinforce the international sanctions.
Additional info here:
REMINDER: NJACP Member Vaccine Clinics and How to Access Vaccines/Boosters
NJACP forwarded vaccine pop up clinics to members earlier this week, however, for the Avidd clinic, the date has changed with a revised date below and 21 Plus is announcing a clinic date. Thanks to the members who announced their clinics (Broadstep alerted members and held their clinic earlier this week) as it is an opportunity for staff compliance with the vaccine mandate. Thanks again and please see the two clinics below, noting Avidd changed its date from the last announcement so please consider the date below. Maureen
NEW DATE: Avidd Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic
Friday, March 11
10am to 1pm
Avidd main office at 92 Broadway, Denville NJ 07834
For questions please reach out to
(973) 664-1770 x16
  • 21 Plus Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic
The flyer for this event is attached and the information is below.
Tuesday, March 8
1900 Route 70
Suite 12
Manchester, NJ 08759
To schedule an appointment, please call Human Resources no later than Monday, March 7th, 2022 at
(732) 240-3118 ext. 217 or 228
  • Locate a vaccine appointment or for more information see below.
To find a Boost NJ2 Week event near you, visit
To make a vaccine appointment, visit
For assistance, call 855-568-0545.
A booster is recommended for everyone 12 years and older. The recommended timing for a booster dose is as follows:
  • Pfizer (Age 12+) or Moderna (Age 18+) — at least 5 months after receiving the initial vaccine series
J&J (Age 18+) — at least 2 months after receiving your J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine
New Jersey Association of Community Providers Workshop
Ensuring an Effective Investigation of Serious Incidents 
NJACP Serious Incident training is now scheduled and registration is available!
See below for additional information and flyers for Level One and Level Two investigation trainings.
Level One
Level 1 will focus on preparing, interviewing, and documenting serious incidents in the workplace. You will learn how to prepare a level of documentation that will assist the Office of Investigations in their research. Real world scenarios from the field, best practices in maintaining safety, conducting investigations, obtaining written statements, proper documentation and corrective action will be discussed.  
Level Two
This is a LEVEL 2 workshop. You must complete Level 1 before taking Level 2.
This two-day workshop (conducted from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. both days) will focus on the behavioral components of serious incidents in the workplace. You will learn how to prepare for an investigation by gaining the skills to understand emotion, control cognitive bias, manage conflict, understand memory, and more. We will discuss real world scenarios from the field and best practices in maintaining professional as well as objective investigations.
Sweeney Center for Public Policy launched at Rowan University 
Former Senate President Steve Sweeney’s, NJ's Champion for issues impacting people with IDD, plans for a policy center are now official.
Details: The Steve Sweeney Center for Public Policy will be housed at Rowan University in Gloucester County, university President Ali Houshmand announced Wednesday. The center's mission, according to a press release, is to conduct “evidence-based research, support workforce development and formulate answers to New Jersey’s most complex policy issues.”
Rowan, which was already planning to establish a policy center focused on New Jersey issues in 2021, now offers a graduate degree in public policy. Mark Magyar, who served as Sweeney’s Senate policy director, has been appointed as the center's founding director. Magyar also will teach courses in state and local government as well as in public finance.
Context: Sweeney, who left office in January after his stunning loss last November to Republican Edward Durr, a virtually unknown candidate, floated the idea for a think tank back in December.
Sweeney, who was New Jersey's longest-serving Senate president, denies he has said he’s running for governor in 2025 and instead says he is keeping his options open, and that includes another run for his old Senate seat. But a source said in December that Sweeney had told dozens of private labor leaders he was preparing for the Democratic gubernatorial primary in 2025, when Murphy will term out.
In 2015, Phil Murphy set up a think tank called New Start New Jersey, making it easy for him to tour the state, meet with influential people and talk policy, allowing him to run for governor without officially announcing.
What they are saying: Houshmand said the new center at Rowan will tackle the “toughest of issues. We are pleased and honored that Senator Sweeney accepted our invitation to help guide the public policy center we envisioned.“ Having worked for decades with both Democratic and Republican administrations, he has built relationships across the aisle to develop policy and enact change to improve New Jersey.”
Sweeney said in a statement that New Jersey needs an “independent bipartisan” public policy center that brings together experts and researchers. Among the issues he wants to examine: growing the state’s economy, developing the workforce and making the state more affordable. (Politico)
CLEP is Growing!
In the past month, the Community Living Education Project (CLEP) had an additional three staff members come on board! These individuals bring further knowledge and expertise to the CLEP Team, and will make it possible to assist increasingly more individuals and families in the future. Please join us in welcoming them!
Mary Kneuer, Training and Consultation Specialist
Mary Kneuer comes to the Community Living Education Project (CLEP) with over 22 years of experience helping people with developmental disabilities choose how they live, work, worship, volunteer, and remain active participants in the communities of their choice.
As the mother of two sons who experience developmental disabilities, Mary brings numerous years of lived experience navigating the education system and the adult system for people with developmental disabilities. Mary was one of many early family members who advocated for individualized supports, known now in New Jersey as Self-Direction.
Mary has extensive experience in Person-Centered Thinking and Planning, Support Coordination, is a Housing Navigator of the Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey, and is experienced in implementing individualized and creative housing options, both self-directed models as well as provider-family partnership models. She has strong experience and knowledge of Medicaid waivers, services and compliance, both state and federal, as well as quality assurance and compliance practices.
Mary is an active member of numerous groups working to improve the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities, including the Supportive Housing Association Family Work Group; the Regional Family Support Planning Council #6 for Monmouth and Ocean Counties; the New Jersey Family Advisory Council to the Division of Developmental Disabilities; and the New Jersey Developmental Disabilities Advocacy Network (DDAN).
Maria Schiavello, Training and Consultation Specialist
Maria Schiavello comes to the Community Living Education Project (CLEP) with eleven years’ experience as a Support Coordinator and Support Coordinator Supervisor for individuals with developmental disabilities in New Jersey. She is trained and certified in Person-Centered Thinking and Planning, a process that enables people with disabilities plan for their futures and create their ideal lives. She has worked side-by-side with individuals, families, providers, and Department of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) partners across multiple New Jersey counties. Starting with its inception in 2014, she trained her team of Support Coordinators to transition individuals from the “old system” to the DDD’s Self-Directed Fee for Service System.
Maria’s vast knowledge and experience come from her many years working to connect individuals with the services and supports necessary to live their best lives while also remaining connected to their communities. In her spare time, Maria enjoys gardening, traveling with her husband, and spending as much time as possible with her three adult children and six precious grandsons
Service Bulletin - March 2, 2022
International conflict and an accelerated news pace is creating a perfect backdrop for scammers and hackers to take advantage. Phony emails (phishing attempts) are on the rise and continue to be the most pervasive means for coaxing the untrained and less vigilant to become victims.
If its suspicious and something just doesn't look or feel right about it, chances are it isn't legitimate. If you’re not sure, look for advice – don’t be afraid to approach your IT security experts. And yes, you can mark phishing emails as spam and ignore them, but it can be helpful to IT security to see new messages and help raise awareness to your colleagues that such a message is making the rounds.
·    Does the message claim to come from someone you do work with, such as a client, your bank, a social networking site, or even your own company, but there’s something a little off about it? Trust your instincts.
·    Generic salutations. Instead of directly addressing you, phishing emails often use generic names like “Dear Customer.” This is because phishing emails are often sent out in large batches, and using impersonal salutations saves time.
·    Links to official looking sites asking you to enter personal information or confidential data. These spoofed sites are often very convincing, so be aware what information you’re being asked to reveal.
·    Unexpected emails that use specific information about you, like job title, previous employment, or personal interests. This information can be gleaned from social networking sites like LinkedIn to make a phishing email more convincing.
·    Emails asking you to take action quickly. Thieves often use unnerving calls to action (such as saying your account has been breached) to trick you into moving fast without thinking, revealing information you ordinarily would not.
Murphy Proposes $900M ANCHOR Property Tax Relief Program; providing relief to homeowners and renters and budget update
With inflation rising, this could assist individuals as well as the workforce afford to live and work in the state. There are also some budget numbers below in italics that are of interest as NJACP advocates for funding in the FY23 budget.
Nearly 1.15 million New Jersey homeowners and more than 600,000 renters may see property tax relief with the announcement by Gov. Phil Murphy today of the $900 million ANCHOR property tax relief program. ANCHOR, whose acronym stands for Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters, will be part of the governor’s FY 2023 budget proposal, which he will deliver this coming Tuesday.
The announcement comes as the Murphy administration is expected to realize a $3 billion increase in tax revenues, 21% more than what was budgeted for in the current fiscal year.
With ANCHOR, which would replace the state’s Homestead Rebate program, residents earning up to $250,000 per year would receive an average rebate of $700 in fiscal year 2023. Renters making up to $100,000 per year would receive an average rebate of up to $250.
Funding for the program would increase over a three-year period. By 2025, ANCHOR would be funded at $1.5 billion annually with rebates rising to an average of $1,150 for homeowners.
  • Republican Plan
Meanwhile, Senate Republicans are expected to introduce legislation that will deliver their own property tax relief plan. According to Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho, this plan would “give New Jerseyans a $500 or $1,000 tax credit, depending on their filing status, when they file their 2021 New Jersey income tax return this spring. We’re proposing direct tax relief that would put real cash back into people’s wallets quickly.”
The Republican tax credit plan would be given to households with gross incomes of up to $500,000.
With the average state property tax being just under $10,000, Murphy’s $700 rebate would represent a 7% property tax reduction, according to the governor. He added that the current Homestead Rebated program, introduced by Gov. Brendan Byrne in 1977, has gone through changes over the years, with a decrease in the number of those eligible, a decrease in rebate amounts, and rebates turning into tax credits.
State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio added that the ANCHOR program more than triples the number of residents receiving property tax relief compared to the Homestead program.
Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver commented that the ANCHOR program would greatly help the state’s senior citizens living on fixed incomes. Read more here.
Wall Street Boosts NJ’s Credit Rating for First Time Since 2005 
This is good news for state borrowing as well as the budget and as services and supports rely on the budget, it may be of interest.
Citing New Jersey’s surging tax revenues and recent efforts to reduce long-term debt, Moody’s Investors Service this week upgraded the state’s general obligation bonds to an A2 credit rating from A3, with a stable outlook. 
Moody’s announcement on Wednesday was Wall Street’s first boost to the state’s credit rating since 2005. State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio called it “great news” because it will decrease the cost of annual state borrowing, saving taxpayers money now and in the future. 
Moody’s noted the state’s recent efforts to reduce its long-term financial liabilities by retiring $3 billion in bonded debt and making the first full contribution to the state’s public worker pension fund. However, Moody’s also pointed out New Jersey’s retirement benefit liabilities are among the highest in the nation and will continue to put pressure on state budgets. Read more here.
$16.2 Million: New funding for 100-plus affordable housing units
Special Note: Congratulations to NJ Supportive Housing Association (SHA), where NJACP is a member, for receiving some of the funding for a grant to improved New Jersey housing navigation services
Organizations across the state have been awarded a total of $16.2 million for affordable housing projects that are expected to provide 100-plus affordable units, both rental and owner-occupied. The money comes from New Jersey’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund. All the awards are for housing projects of 25 or fewer units, which often have difficulty obtaining financing.
The projects selected for awards are being developed by community-based organizations. All housing units receiving money from the trust fund must be deed-restricted for a minimum of 20 years.
The award recipients are:
  • Morris County Habitat for Humanity for construction of 12 condominium homeownership units in two buildings in Summit City: $916,180;
  • Gloucester County Housing Development Corporation for construction of a 24-unit rental project in Deptford Township for people with special needs: $4.2 million;
  • Lake Tappan Urban Renewal, LLC for construction of 25 family affordable rental apartments in River Vale Township: $2.6 million;
  • Tompkins Street Apartments Urban Renewal, LLC for construction of 17 family affordable rental apartments in in West Orange Township: $3 million;
  • 170-178 First Street Urban Renewal Corporation for construction of a single building containing 25 affordable rental units in Elizabeth: $5.2 million;
  • Supportive Housing Association of NJ, Inc. for research in national best practices and for collaborative efforts to develop practical guidelines and resources for improved New Jersey housing navigation services: $125,000.
NJACP Strategic Partner Mobility Works Says Reserve Your Ride!
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Call 888-466-5504 today to talk to one of our Commercial Vehicle Consultants. Or, Click the button below and we'll call you. Hurry, because in this case, good things come to those that don't wait.
NJCDD Reminder of Notice of Funding Opportunities Still Available 
Deadline for NOFA opportunities on March 30, 2022
FHFA Announces Nearly $1.14B for Affordable Housing Programs Including National Housing Trust Fund
Federal Housing Finance Agency Acting Director Sandra Thompson announced that the Housing Trust Fund (HTF) and Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) programs will collectively receive nearly $1.14 billion for affordable housing initiatives from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Government-Sponsored Enterprises, or GSEs) based on their 2021 business activities. This allocation marks the largest amount ever provided to the HTF and CMF programs from the GSEs. The HTF program, which is a HUD-overseen program that allocates annual funds to states and state-designated entities to support the production or preservation of affordable housing, will receive $740 million from the GSEs, a $29 million year-over-year increase. The CMF program, which is part of Treasury’s CDFI Fund that competitively awards funds to finance affordable housing activities as well as related economic development and community service facilities, will receive $398 million from the GSEs, a $15 million year-over-year increase.
nTIDE Report Shows Workers With Disabilities Rising Above Pre-Pandemic Employment Levels
East Hanover, NJ – At the start of 2022, as the acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic began to subside and public health efforts continued, experts reflected on the pandemic’s impact on employment in the U.S. This special edition of National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) presents data from 2019 through 2021 for people with and without disabilities, showing stark contrasts in their progression from pre-pandemic employment levels of 2019, the impact of 2020 lockdowns, followed by the beginnings of recovery in 2021.
The data show that people with disabilities have not only recovered from the setbacks of 2020 lockdowns, but they have also exceeded pre-pandemic levels of employment to reach new historic highs. This contrasts with their counterparts without disabilities who have yet to reach their pre-pandemic levels of employment. 
Episode 5 of BoggsCast Now Available
The Boggs Center is excited to share the latest episode of BoggsCast, a podcast where faculty and staff explore best practice, showcase success stories, and help listeners envision possibilities for innovation through interviews with state and national experts.
In this episode, Emily Shea Tanis, PhD, Associate Research Professor at the University of Kansas Lifespan Institute, discusses technology for community living.
BoggsCast episodes and full transcripts are available on the Podbean App, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify apps and websites.
COVID 19 Updates
State Update
  • Head's Up: Last Regular COVID Press Briefing
After two years, Governor Murphy's last COVID 19 press briefing will be held tomorrow, Friday March 4 at 1pm. it can be streamed from CBS and other news outlets as well as at the Governor's You Tune channel.
  • Here’s how things stand in New Jersey as the second anniversary of the pandemic approaches on March 11.
  • NJ’s COVID-19 statistics resumed their downward trajectory today, with a big drop in new cases and fewer patients with COVID-19 at hospitals in the state.
  • Confirmed cases fell below 900 again, off by some 300 from yesterday; the latest daily confirmed case count is also some 600 below last Thursday’s number.
  • In a report comprising all 71 hospitals in the state, COVID-19 hospitalizations hit a new recent low, in the low 700s for the first time since mid-November, before the onset of the omicron surge.
  • The rate of transmission fell a notch again today, back down to .77, a level indicating the spread of the virus has continued to slow quickly.
  • Why Pfizer Needs Time to Make COVID-19 Treatment
Pfizer’s new COVID-19 treatment came with a catch when it debuted last year: Supplies were limited, and it can take months to make the tablets. Company leaders say they are expanding production of Paxlovid and expect big gains in the next several months. That could help if another wave of cases develops. (The Associated Press)
  • Biden admin slashes Covid funding 
The Biden administration is asking Congress for far less money to continue fighting the Covid-19 pandemic at home than agency leaders had insisted was needed just a few weeks earlier. The reduced figure — an acknowledgment of the mounting opposition from lawmakers to spending billions more on the pandemic — was part of a larger White House request that included $10 billion in new assistance for Ukraine.
Because a supermajority of senators is needed to approve the $22.5 billion in new funding, the request will need bipartisan support. And while the administration stressed that the money is only for short-term, emergency needs, the new ask raises questions about when the White House will have to come back to Congress for more.
  • Biden administration evaluating mask mandate on public transportation, airlines
The White House says it is evaluating whether masks will continue to be mandated on transit and airplanes in the coming weeks, as the TSA mask mandate is set to expire mid-month. Jeffrey Zients, coordinator for the administration’s Covid-19 response team, and Rochelle Walensky, head of the CDC, on Wednesday said passengers should still expect to don masks on transportation despite restrictions easing across the country, and together they'll determine if the masking travel order should remain in place based on the state of the Covid-19 virus. Background: Regardless of vaccination status, federal guidance stipulates masks must be worn while riding on a bus, train, traveling on board planes, and at their respective stations or ports. The airline industry has already pushed to ditch the order. (Politico)
  • Masks No More
The New York Times reports: “California, Oregon and Washington said they would drop school mask mandates after March 11. A new poll reports a drop in virus fears among Americans .” (Politico)
  • War in Ukraine could cause spike in COVID and Polio
Global health experts worry about Covid and polio spikes amid war in Ukraine, The Washington Post reports.
The Associated Press reports: “Health authorities in Guatemala say over a million doses of the Russian Sputnik coronavirus vaccine have expired, because nobody wanted to take the shot.”
Living with COVID: A recap of two years of the coronavirus in NJ
Living with COVID: Messaging, social media complicated deadly disease
Editor’s Note: NJ Spotlight News is marking the second anniversary of the arrival of COVID-19 in New Jersey by focusing on how the disease changed our lives and what life looks like now. Part One: Guidance on public-health protections has evolved, while some experts say society must reckon with a parallel pandemic of misinformation. You’ll find all our pandemic-related stories here
At the very start of the COVID-19 pandemic, only health care providers were supposed to wear masks. But soon enough, New Jerseyans — and residents in a growing number of states — were encouraged to use face coverings to reduce their risk of getting and spreading the coronavirus.
Ten months later, when COVID-19 vaccines were rolled out nationwide, public health officials said the highly effective shots could protect us and others by reducing viral transmission. But the omicron variant, first found in December 2021 in New Jersey, proved it could still be spread by people who had been fully vaccinated and received an additional booster shot.
The public health message around COVID-19 has evolved with the coronavirus itself, which has mutated and surged multiple times since the first cases were diagnosed in the United States more than two years ago. New Jersey reported its first COVID-19 diagnosis on March 4, 2020, and declared a state of emergency three days later, which is still in effect. Red more here.
Living with COVID: How do NJ’s infection rate and case numbers compare with other states?
New Jersey was one of the first states on the East Coast to experience the COVID-19 pandemic.
The first case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, was confirmed in New Jersey on March 4, 2020, although there may have been some cases even earlier. A month later, some 50,000 New Jerseyans had been infected and the number of positive tests exceeded 4,200 a day, the highest number until around Thanksgiving.
That first holiday season saw concerningly high case numbers, but they were nothing compared to the tens of thousands of new daily cases post-Christmas 2021. On Jan. 7 of this year, the state reported close to 38,500 new cases.
Not every state experienced viral waves — due to the presence of variants or the relaxation of restrictions or both — at the same time, but every state has seen large numbers of cases. The graphic below shows the number of cases per 100,000 residents in each state from the start of the pandemic through Feb. 27.
White House Unveils New COVID Plan: What It Means In New Jersey
People who test positive for COVID-19 at pharmacies in New Jersey will be able to get anti-viral pills "on the spot" under a new strategy unveiled Wednesday by the White House.
The new national COVID-19 preparedness plan still must be approved and funded by Congress, but formalizes pledges President Joe Biden outlined in his State of the Union speech to make the virus threat more manageable.
It makes more vaccines available and calls for better surveillance of new variants, but rules out school and business closings as optimism grows that COVID-19 will soon be an endemic disease.
Here are some things to know about the plan, which still requires funding from Congress:
  • The Pfizer antiviral pills that will be made available at pharmacies reduce the chances of hospitalization by up to 90 percent. Biden said in his State of the Union speech up to 1 million pills will be available later this month, and more than double that amount will be available in April.
  • Treatments and high-quality masks will be made available to people who are immunocompromised.
  • Free coronavirus tests are still available from the government, even for people who previously ordered four tests.
  • Steps are in place to respond to new variants with new vaccines within 100 days instead of many more months or years.
New Jersey's status:
In fact, most people in New Jersey no longer need to wear masks indoors, according to the federal agency.
Each New Jersey county currently reports either low or medium COVID-19 levels. The state is now split with low levels being reported primarily in the north and medium levels in the south.
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital unveils treatment for COVID symptoms such loss of taste
Smell and taste disturbances — or anosmia and parosmia — are common symptoms of COVID-19. And now, thanks to a team of physicians and researchers at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, a minimally invasive treatment may soon offer relief.
Led by otolaryngologist Dr. David Rosen, the team has developed a first-of-its-kind topical platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment, according to an announcement from the hospital. Preliminary results from an ongoing clinical trial show promise in restoring patients’ sense of smell and taste, it stated.
PRP is a common restorative therapy used to regenerate cells, heal tissue and address medical conditions such as injured muscles and tendons, hair loss and scars. The hospital said animal studies have shown that PRP helps regenerate the olfactory epithelium, which may be the site affected in COVID-19 induced olfactory dysfunction. Until now, PRP has been used as a sometimes “uncomfortable and invasive” nasal injectable in several small clinical trials for smell loss.
A recent phase I clinical trial of eight patients who had at least six months of olfactory disturbance has shown preliminary success with 50% of participants experiencing clinically significant improvements in smell and taste.
The hospital said it was largest pilot study to date for the use of PRP in treatment of OD and the first study to develop methods for topical delivery in human subjects.
A planned phase II study aims to look at patients who developed long-term olfactory disturbance following recovery from COVID-19. The treatment is currently not covered by insurance and costs $500 per application, but will be available to patients in the next phase of the study for free. Click here for more.
The Federal Website for Free Virus Tests is Here. How Does it Work?
A federal website to request free test kits officially launched today with shipments expected to start going out to U.S. households by the end of the month. In addition, most Americans are now able to get reimbursed for tests that they purchase. Here are key details. (The Associated Press)
COVID Testing Options
Free Tests from NJ:
  • Click here for the NJ testing landing page with various options for testing, including finding locations through a zip code.
  • Click here for a list of free public testing sites by county
  • Click here for US HHS COVID testing information by state.
How To Get NJ COVID-19 Vaccination Card Online
The longer the pandemic goes on, and the more widespread vaccine requirements become, the more residents might have need to show a vaccine card.
Individuals receive a Centers for Disease Control card when they get a shot. And while digital copies are accepted in some places, the original version — or the equivalent proof of vaccination — is required elsewhere.
For those who lose their card, the New Jersey Department of Health has an app called Docket that allows residents to access their vaccination record. Those who have their email or phone number on record with the Department of Health may access and download their COVID-19 vaccination card, and even access family members' records on a shared account.
The app is available in English and Spanish on the Apple App Store or Google Play. It is a CDC-approved application.
Frequently asked questions about the app are available here.
NJ MVC Pandemic Update
For members who use MVC.
When the pandemic hit New Jersey, it hit the Motor Vehicle Commission hard. Locations shuttered for months. Transactions backlogged in the hundreds of thousands. And when agencies reopened, lines formed well before dawn with customers hoping to get the golden ticket to see an agent and get their paperwork in order.
Now, an agency notorious for being a trip New Jersey residents dreaded has largely rebounded. And residents have noticed. In the 18 months since reopening, the MVC has: 
  • moved 80% of its business online, so many residents can skip the trip to the agency.
  • upgraded its technology and modernized its system for processing transactions.
  • added an appointment system for in-person transactions that has made visits to agency locations more palatable for customers.
The agency's focus was on preparing for Real ID, which was originally scheduled to be in effect in October 2020, and improving the in-person customer experience with upgrades like a check-in option and text notifications to alert customers when it was their turn for service. 
But the pandemic changed those plans. COVID forced the agency to focus on the online experience. In the end, residents say the agency did improve customers' experience by minimizing it.
Moving online
When locations closed throughout the state in March 2020, the agency had only a limited number of transactions online. It began moving them online one at a time, starting with license renewals and then moving to replacement licenses and registrations and so on. It moved 35 of about 100 types of business online by the summer.
The upgrades continued after the doors reopened at the end of June, and now 80% of all transactions can be completed online at
The agency completed a record number of overall transactions in 2021: 12,265,402. That’s compared with 9,215,394 in 2020 and 11,765,437 in 2019. 
“Without a huge budget request or outsource bid or a big consulting company coming in, this internal state agency overhauled the whole ... system that we used to have and turned it into primarily online,” Fulton said.
Fulton said the in-house IT team “saved a lot of money doing it step by step with people who knew the system and have the knowledge of what the most current technology is.” 
It also helped limit the impact of staffing shortages due to COVID-19.
The in-person experience
When locations reopened to pandemonium in the summer of 2020, officials knew “early on” that the old walk-in ways would not work.
Agency workers walked through long lines educating customers about online options and sending some home if their transactions could be done online.
So the agency created the appointment system, first for basic first-time license and registration transactions and later to include more things like commercial licenses and knowledge tests.
What's next
The agency's new hurdle is communicating to customers to look online before heading to an agency. The agency is also still working to expand online services. Last week registration for vehicles such as taxis, school buses, limousines and some farming equipment moved online.
It is also still learning to strike a balance with scheduling appointments, because there needs to be some flexibility. Right now, customers can make an appointment 30 days in advance, but the number of customers helped is reviewed each week so that the agency can determine how many appointments to make available in the weeks ahead.
The MVC ran into some staffing issues earlier this year when the omicron wave hit, and more than a third of the staff was out at one point.
Transactions that require an in-person visit
The agency is getting ready and already making appointments for customers interested in getting Real ID, the federal standard for identification that will be required for air travel beginning next year.
Transactions that require a visit to an agency location are when customers need to complete the “first of something,” like getting their first license or making a name change. Here are some of the transactions that still require in-person visits to the agency: 
  • Out-of-state license transfer
  • Real ID
  • Permit
  • Non-driver ID
  • New title or registration
  • Knowledge test
  • Road test
Articles of Interest
To list a position, please contact Maureen Shea at

Manager Quality Assurance
The PILOT Services
The Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for establishing quality indicators, reporting of unusual incidents and forwarding reports to the Division of Developmental Disabilities and tracking and trending of incidents and investigation of significant incidents as they occur.
Essential Functions
  • Unusual Incident Report & Tracking
  • Receiving initial reports from management team of unusual Incidents.
  • Immediate follow-up as needed to classify and put together an Unusual Incident Report (UIR)
  • Complete UIR’s in timely manner and forward to Division of Developmental Disabilities.
  • Aggregates data for tracking and trending and identification of quality issues resulting from incidents reported
  • Investigates UIR’s that merit the investigatory process, submits follow-up reports to Division.
  • Auditing
  • Conducts quarterly on-site audits of day and residential operations. Shares findings and follows-up on areas cited during audits. 
  • Surveys annually key stakeholders to obtain satisfaction
  • Reviews and assesses Electronic Health Record documentation for quality outcomes.
  • CQI
  • Reports outcomes of audits and surveys quarterly,
  • Completes an annual CQI reports on outcomes achieved and makes recommendation for following year CQI objectives
  • Meetings:
  • Facilitates team meetings with management team on quality outcomes, assist team in quality improvement needs.
  • Maintains communication with families/guardians and coordinates annual family/guardian meetings plus other mandates under Stephen Komninos law. 
Click here for document contained the information above as well as requirements and contact information for the position.

CFO-Business Manager search 
CTC Academy
CTC Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with two Bergen County, New Jersey locations that provides educational and therapeutic services for students with a diverse array of developmental disabilities, through a collaborative educational program and support services for students and families. The organization is recruiting an experienced, hands-on financial professional to serve as its next Chief Financial Officer - Business Manager.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Chief Financial Officer - Business Manager is responsible for all of CTC Academy’s financial operations, following the general policies and standards provided by U.S. General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), the U.S. Department of Education (DOE), and federal, state and other required agencies. The ideal candidate will hold a master’s degree in business, accounting, finance, economics or a related field from an accredited college or university as well as a standard school business administrator’s certificate or CPA. The organization is seeking candidates who have a minimum of 7 years of strong, hands-on experience in financial management including analysis and reporting, budgeting, asset management, audit compliance, federal and state tax regulations, and reporting procedures. Click here to view flyer and where to send resume.
Click here to view the full list of responsibilities and ideal candidate profile

(JFS) provides vital community support and assistance through outpatient mental health counseling, senior services home visitation services, special needs and family support programs, volunteer programs, Holocaust survivors' programs, employment readiness and career counseling, and more.
NJACP STRATEGIC PARTNER DCM Associates, Inc. is recruiting for an Executive Director. Click here to view the ideal candidate profile.
If you would like to express your interest in this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Allan Weisberg, Managing Director at If you would like to discuss the opportunity further or would like to recommend a candidate, please contact Dennis C. Miller, Founder & Chairman at or by phone at 201.956.1810.

Finance Business Partner
This position is mostly remote work-from-home with occasional in-office work required at Elwyn's Vineland, NJ location.
POSITION SUMARY: The Finance Business Partner works closely with the senior leadership and program personnel of Elwyn New Jersey (Elwyn NJ) to create a partnership that provides 'real time' support and analysis, to act as a trusted advisor and add value to assist in decision-making. This position oversees financial activities and assumes overall fiscal responsibility for Elwyn NJ and in-line with core values and develops and monitors the financial goals and strategy for Elwyn NJ in conjunction with senior leadership and corporate finance.

Chief Executive Officer
Employment Horizons
NJACP Strategic Partner, DCM Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce a national search for a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Employment Horizons
DCM Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that it will lead the search for a dynamic, entrepreneurial Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Employment Horizons, a provider of innovative programs and employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Founded in 1957, Employment Horizons is also an important provider of dependable and highly motivated employees for a wide variety of service sector, fulfillment, groundskeeping, janitorial, administrative roles throughout the NJ-NY-PA Tri-State area. The organization's clients include small businesses, government entities, and Fortune 500 corporations. The ideal candidate for the CEO role will be a dynamic, entrepreneurial thinker who has experience leading a growing nonprofit enterprise. Click here or on the image to review the ideal candidate profile.

Chief Operating Officer
Disability Allies, Inc.
Job Description
Position Title:      Chief Operating Officer      
Department:       Corporate     
FLSA Status:         Exempt
Reports to:           CEO
Position Summary:
This position will focus on our corporate goals of community inclusion and social impact and will promote a culture that exemplifies our corporate values, including compassion, progress, leadership, and stewardship. The COO will report directly to the CEO and will lead staff in achieving measurable, cost-effective results that are aligned with corporate goals and values. The COO will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of Disability Allies programs and services.
Essential Job Functions:
Strategic Development
  • Collaborate with CEO to develop strategic direction of the organization, including planned expansion of day programs and development of residential programs
  • Develop strategic plans for new programs, including systems to involve multiple stakeholders in development process
  • Report regularly to the CEO and Board of Disability Allies about progress towards achieving program goals
Performance Management
  • Work with CEO to set comprehensive, specific goals for employee performance and growth throughout the organization
  • Develop comprehensive organization-wide evaluation program to apply goals to employee performance, evaluate whether employees have reached their goals, and tie employee compensation and rewards to performance objectives
Operational Development
  • Promote the mission, strategic goals, and corporate values of Disability Allies
  • Supervise the work of managers and specialists in the day program, coaching program, human resources, and marketing and development efforts
  • Develop technology strategy and manage the implementation of technological systems
  • Communicate regularly with direct reports, and facilitate communication within staff
  • Research and apply for grants or other funding opportunities
Compliance and Policy Development
  • Collaborate with the Chief Financial and Compliance Officer to ensure that Disability Allies services are operated consistent with accounting practices, financial controls, and annual budget
  • Collaborate with the Chief Financial and Compliance Officer to ensure that Disability Allies services are operated consistent with state law and DDD regulations and bulletins
  • Reviews and develops organizational policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ten or more years of management experience in the nonprofit sector, ideally in the ID/DD or similar field.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field, MBA or other post-graduate degree preferred.
  • Proven expertise in reaching business objectives, leading a diverse staff, and achieving measurable results.
  • Integrity
  • Commitment to corporate goals and values
  • Ability to make independent decisions and adapt to changing priorities
  • Exceptional ability to work with a diverse set of stakeholders
  • Ability to recognize opportunities and develop new initiatives
  • Demonstrates excellent judgment and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Director of Programs
  • Director of Human Resources
  • Director of Marketing and Development
  • 0 – 10%. Must be able to travel in all modes of transportation
Essential Physical Functions:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Please contact Narda Harilal @ 732-862-7634.
In-Take Coordinator
Disability Allies, Inc.
Job Description
Position Title: Intake Coordinator
Department: Programs
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Director of Programs
Position Summary:
This position serves a key member of the program operations team. Supports and assists all agency programs as well as Compliance and Finance staff plus other key stakeholders to facilitate vital data information for persons served within the organization. Assures accuracy in individual support plans and billing authorizations for the individuals served.
Essential Job Functions:
  • Review all Individual Service Plan submissions and communicate any need for changes with Support Coordinators.
  • Participate as a member of an inter-disciplinary team in the development and implementation of service plans for the individuals served.
  • Serve an integral role in service intakes by capturing and communicating the requisite information to determine the appropriate placement into the organization.
  • Implement Individual Service Plans, including updating and maintaining Electronic Health records.
  • Work closely with Support Coordinators to build effective working relationships in order to meet the goals and objectives of consumers in the community.
  • Develop strategies and goals that will foster independence and enable the individuals served to reach their dreams and desires.
  • Monitor, identify and resolve problems, and when necessary, route requests to internal and external resources for problem-solving.
  • Deliver excellent customer service with a high degree of flexibility and independent judgement, following standardized operating procedures to meet the needs of internal and external customers.
  • Serve as a liaison between internal and external providers and other stakeholders.
  • Develop and implement methods and techniques within the program and the community to attain service plan goals for the individuals served.
  • Prepare and/or oversee preparation of electronic records such as survey summaries, service quarterly reports, and other reports as needed.
  • Conduct and/or participate in meetings, attend trainings and workshops, serve on committees and attend other events as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in social services, public health, or related field preferred.
  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have the ability to train staff and work effectively across all agency lines.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Must demonstrate the capacity to work effectively with electronic health records.
  • Experience with Therap Services a plus.
  • Detail-oriented
  • Integrity of character
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Reliability in attendance and job performance
Disability Allies, Inc.
Job Description:
The Full-time Board-Certified Behavior Analyst will provide intensive treatment services for young adults, including those who have an autism spectrum disorder. Many of the services involve providing Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention for young adults but can also involve conducting Functional Behavior Assessments and developing Behavior Intervention Plans. The BCBA position is considered a leadership role and the ideal candidate will be able to develop client’s treatment plans, as well as supervise Behavior Technicians to implement such plans. 
  • Assess clients using behavioral analysis tools as needed.
  • Maintain caseload of clients; write a comprehensive Individual Behavior Plan for each client assessed.
  • Develop and implement skills acquisition, social skills programs (FBAs and FAAs).
  • Develop and implement positive behavior plans and strategies (PBSP, PBIP).
  • Create recommendations for comprehensive services.
  • Provide consultation and training for parents, staff and community members as needed.
  • Staff, train, coach and facilitate treatment teams, program monitoring, etc.
  • Collaborate with other treatment team members and members of the participant's environment regarding progress through interdisciplinary team meetings, record review, and informal discussions as appropriate.
  • Must be currently certified as a BCBA with the Behavior Analytic Certification Board. Individuals who have recently competed their Master's Degree and are waiting to take the BACB exam will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Maintain CEU requirement and BCBA credential with Behavior Analytic Certification Board (BACB).
  • Training and clinical experience in providing applied behavior analysis to young adults and older, experience with autism spectrum disorders preferred.
  • Analytical skills necessary to synthesize a variety of clinical and social data to determine appropriate diagnosis, treatment plan and monitor effectiveness of treatment programs.
  • Some postgraduate clinical experience preferred.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. To apply for this opportunity, please forward your resume to me at or contact me directly at 732-862-7634.

Compensation Analyst
Bancroft is a leading service-provider for children and adults with autism, other intellectual or developmental disabilities or those in need of neurological rehabilitation.
We provide a full continuum of highly effective services — for people of all ages and every level of abilities — based on best practices and scientifically proven techniques. Our services include special education, vocational training, supported employment, structured day programs, group home and apartment programs both on-campus and in the community, short-term behavioral stabilization services for children, and in-home and outpatient rehabilitation services. As a nonprofit organization, we are solely committed to supporting people with special needs and their families, to help make it One World. For Everyone. Bancroft is currently seeking a Compensation Analyst to join our Human Resources department at our Cherry Hill, NJ headquarters.
  • Administers the broad-based compensation programs for the Company including the development of base salary ranges and incentive targets for the Company’s various service. Maintains competitive structures and conducts on-going analysis to ensure overall competitiveness and consistent approach to pay decisions for all levels across the organization.
  • Recommends and participates in a number of annual compensation surveys and industry associations to stay abreast of market trends and ensure compliance with regulations. Conducts proactive competitive analysis and recommends program updates as necessary in line with market trends and findings.
  • Conducts job evaluations and participates in FLSA job evaluation reviews to determine exemption status and recommends grade assignments.
  • Provides day-to-day administrative support related to equity programs.
  • Provides administrative support on total compensation and rewards communications, including annual updates for all programs.
  • Provides incentive plan support by tracking participants, terms and conditions and administering plan documents.
  • Prepares analysis related to salary/bonus budgets, pay equity, etc.
  • Performs ad hoc benchmarking requests, analyses and best practices research.
  • Supports other projects as assigned.
  • Bachelor's degree required, with a degree in Business Administration, Finance or Human Resources a plus.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of professional experience, including emphasis on spreadsheet management and analytics. Compensation experience and WorldatWork courses/designation a plus.
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills necessary, including functions, graphs, pivot tables and macros for reporting and modeling. Must be proficient in MS Word and MS PowerPoint.
  • Ability to manage and maintain large sets of highly sensitive and confidential information.
  • Strong analytical skills, detail orientation, verbal/written communication, project and time management skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, operate within tight deadlines, and escalate issues as necessary.
  • Experience with Kronos is a plus
  • Hybrid on-site/remote schedules will be considered
Human Resources Recruiter-Starting at $20.36/hr
Dungarvin New Jersey, LLC
In this full time role, you will lead recruitment efforts by delivering a positive candidate experience. Working with an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and consistently sourcing passive candidates, the recruiter executes the recruitment strategy and manages a full workload of open requisitions. The recruiter is responsible for the full life cycle of recruitment, including coordination of pre-hire activities such as reference checking, pre-employment drug testing and physicals. While this position will source and hire applicants through a variety of established tools and processes, the ideal candidate should be experienced in developing and implementing new and creative ideas to attract qualified candidates. This position will build collaborative relationships with operations to ensure that recruitment efforts are performed at the highest level of quality. 
  • Up to two years of high-volume, full-cycle experience recruiting hourly employees
  • High School Diploma / GED Certificate.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong Windows software skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel locally within the state of NJ
  • Associates or Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience or Interest in the field of developmental disabilities or social services
  • Experience using an ATS (strongly preferred)
  • Experience using social media to identify and recruit passive candidates
Additional Information
We offer the following benefits.
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Paid Time Off/Paid Sick Leave
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Basic and Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Discounts on Homeowners and Auto Insurance
Equal Opportunity Employer
Please note that this position is temporarily remote due to the pandemic. The successful candidate will transition into an office environment and travel locally as conditions allow. 
Please include your salary expectations. Any interested individuals send their resume (with salary requirements) directly to me at

Training Coordinator
Dungarvin New Jersey
Job Description
The Training Coordinator is a support position specifically responsible for coordinating the training of direct support providers to work in the homes/programs that Dungarvin New Jersey, LLC operates. The training coordinator is responsible for the planning and coordination of general new staff orientation; organizational in-services; assistance with departmental in-services; provision of specialized or individualized training for program staff; and the monitoring of all training materials and equipment 
·        Excellent written and verbal communication skills
·        Demonstrated public speaking skills
·        High School Diploma / GED Certificate. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
·        One to two years of experience presenting high-volume training within the field of developmental disabilities.
·        Valid driver’s license
·        Required software applications for this position include, but are not limited to; Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, College of Direct Supports, Therap, UltiPro and KRONOS Proficiency with Relias or other Learning Management System (LMS) preferred.
Additional Information
Full-time, usually during normal business hours, Monday to Friday, 8 hours per day. Position may require some evening and weekend hours and travel to locations within the state. Schedule must be flexible to accommodate various personnel and organizational needs.
We offer the following benefits.
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Paid Time Off/Paid Sick Leave
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Basic and Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Discounts on Homeowners and Auto Insurance
Equal Opportunity Employer
Please note that this position is temporarily remote due to the pandemic. The successful candidate will transition into an office environment and travel locally as conditions allow. 
Please include your salary expectations. Any interested individuals send their resume (with salary requirements) directly to me at

Consumer Benefits Coordinator
Dungarvin New Jersey, LLC
 Job Description
Reporting to the State Director, you will ensure that benefits and financial resources (social security, Medicaid, Medicare, service authorizations, insurances, bank accounts, and other applicable benefits and resources) of each person in service remain current and are tracked to ensure accountability of delivered services as identified in the person’s Individual Service Plan.
 High-school Diploma or GED, some college highly preferred
Must have two or more years experience relevant to the position. The individual must be mature, flexible, self-motivated, dependable, and able to work cooperatively with staff, interdisciplinary team members and outside agencies. This individual must have good organizational and prioritization skills, and have the ability to perform work according to established standards and well-defined procedures. This individual is expected to have a high standard of accuracy and a strict adherence to detail. This individual must also be able to work amidst frequent distractions and interruptions.
Preferred Experience and Skills:
Experience applying for and maintaining Social Security and Medicaid benefits
Tracking and coordinating service authorizations
 Accounting for the resources of persons receiving services Medicaid and or state funded services
Required Experience and Skills:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong computer skills (Word/Excel/Access databases)
 Ability to multi-task
 Excellent attention to detail
 Accurate data entry
Excellent basic math skills
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent follow through
Additional Information
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Paid time off
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee referral bonus program
Equal Opportunity Employer
Any interested individuals send their resume (with salary requirements) directly to me at

Human Resources and Operations Assistant
Avidd Community Services of New Jersey, Inc proudly serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Morris, Bergen, and Somerset Counties. Our residential programs are homes that are settled in various communities throughout suburban North Jersey. Each home is custom suited to its residents, their abilities, needs and personalities. Avidd strongly believes in fostering independence and teaching life skills.
What We Are Looking For?
We are currently recruiting a Human Resources and Operations Assistant for our office in Denville, NJ to work various administrative, office and clerical duties within our agency. This position will be working from office and some remote working. The qualified candidate will work closely with HR and Operations management and will support both departments.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, minimum acceptable is Associates Degree.
  • Minimum of 1 year of onboarding experience working in a Human Resources Department.
  • Exemplary customer service, organizational and disciplined time management skills that render positive results.
  • Highly disciplined, self-starter with the ability to multi-task and juggle competing priorities with an extreme level of detail, accuracy, confidentiality, diplomacy, and initiative.
  • Experience with fundraising preferred.
  • Must have excellent computer skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel).
New Concepts for Living
MANAGERS! Are you looking for a career change? Do you enjoy helping people and want to make a difference? No experience in this field? No problem, we will train you! If you are hardworking and looking to put your management skills to the ultimate test, then come join a fast-growing company with great benefits in a rewarding industry.  Click here for additional info about each position and contact for any questions or resume submission.
  • Manager, Community Residence
Responsible for the day-to-day operation of residential homes for individuals with developmental disabilities: staffing coverage, active treatment program planning, compliance with state, federal, local and agency standards and procedures. Provide direct supervision to direct care staff to ensure the delivery of quality services while promoting the independence, health and safety of the consumers served.
  • Residential Program Director
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS include the following but are not limited to the job specifications contained herein. Additional duties or job functions that can be performed safely may be required as deemed necessary by supervisory personnel. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.