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Personal Care Aide, Family Support Services


Posted: 7/17/2020
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: J3N7RD6S63PDWHQQJQR

Job Description

SUMMARY: Assists Manager to support consumers in pursuit of activities as assigned

Following DDD, DCF and CPNJ policies and procedures, and in accordance with expressed preferences and desires of consumers, provides care and training for adults residing in a group home.

The personal care aide must cooperate with CPNJ, the Office of Licensing, the Division of Developmental Disabilities, and Department of Children and Families in any inspection or investigation.

REPORTS TO: Manager of Family Support Services


  1. As guided by Manager, serves on team to determine daily program activities for each individual

  1. Assists consumers to achieve greatest degree of independence by supporting participation in program activities providing opportunities for choices at all times; may provide one-on-one tutorial attention to consumers

  1. Assists consumers with personal needs including transferring, toileting, cleaning, grooming and feeding

  1. May collect and record data; assist in maintaining daily progress notes or other consumer program-related records

  1. As instructed by Manager and Behavior Coordinator, may initiate or implement recommendations and/or behavior plans and maintain related documentation

  1. Attends and participates in staff meetings, individual supervision meetings and trainings as assigned; may be required to attend off-site trainings, staff meetings and conferences

  1. Drives a van route or serves as a van aide

  1. Performs other functions as directed by supervisor, CPNJ management, or funding source representatives



Knowledge of various types of developmental disabilities

Skills and Abilities

Ability to successfully complete required CPNJ and 4 DDD core trainings in required period of time; to adhere to DDD policies and procedures; to relate well to adults with disabilities; to establish positive relationships with each consumer; to learn and understand each consumer’s individual needs and to carry out program objectives; to learn use of and to operate program and adaptive equipment; to perform strenuous physical activity; to drive a multi-passenger vehicle; to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing; to adhere to CPNJ and DDD personnel policies, guidelines and procedures; to establish and maintain proper working relationships with supervisors, administrators, parents and sponsors; to respect and maintain confidentiality of consumers and co-workers; to maintain a safe working environment and adhere to standard health precautions; to travel independently off-site; to maintain a valid driver’s license with fewer than 5 points at all times


Non-Exempt. Employee receives at least the minimum wage, is paid by the hour and is eligible to earn overtime compensation


Every CPNJ employee is responsible for the implementation of the Exposure Control Plan (ECP). As specified in our exposure control plan, this position has been classified as Category 1

Category 1

Employees who perform tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids or other potentially infectious materials

Pillar Care Continuum (formerly Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey) was founded in 1953 by the parents of children with cerebral palsy who wanted better services for their loved ones. They operated from donated space in the basement of Orange Memorial Hospital. The organization has steadily grown over the years and today it is a $40 million dollar organization with more than 800 staff members at 22 program sites serving more than 1,700 infants, children and adults with more than 100 different disabilities. If you enjoy helping people and are looking to make a difference in the world then Pillar Care Continuum, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of individuals with disabilities, is for you. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a rewarding career environment. We seek committed professionals, educators, therapists and direct care staff who are interested in providing quality services and care for children and adults in a wide variety of settings.

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High school graduate; at least one year’s experience in a non-profit service delivery organization or an equivalent combination of education and experience; demonstrated ability to engage in strenuous physical activity; fingerprint examination and approval; valid driver’s license; successful TB screening.

Valid New Jersey Driver’s license (Standard) - Required upon hire

Pass CPNJ Driver Training & Testing

4 points or less against driver’s license

Prior to working with individuals and/or Prior to implementation of a behavior plan

Positive Behavior Supports & Functional assessment (Via the Boggs Center)

Required Within the First 2 weeks of Employment:

Training Today-Online

o Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls

o Bloodborne Pathogens

o Diversity for All Employees

o Substance Abuse in the Workplace

o Effective Communication for All Employees

DCF Modules

o Child and Adolescent Development

o Conflict Resolution

o Impulse Control and Anger Management

o Limit Setting and Boundaries

Required Within the First 30 Days of Employment:

Life Threatening Emergencies (Danielle’s Law)

Required Within the First 90 Days of Employment

2-day New Employee Orientation Program

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

o Must be recertified every 2 years

First Aid

o Must be recertified every 2 years

AED Training

o Must be recertified every 2 years

Elwyn Crisis Management Training

o Must be refreshed annually

Medication- College of Direct Support (CDS) Transcript

o Medication Practicum-15 Days of completing the Medication Certification

Shifting Expectation: Changes in Perception, Life Experience, & Services Certificate (College of Direct Support (CDS) Transcript

Prevention of Abuse and Neglect College of Direct Support (CDS) Transcript

o Prevention of Abuse and Neglect Competency Form


This job description is a brief listing of the functions and requirements of the position named above. It is not intended to list in specific detail every aspect of the job nor to limit the performance of those duties. Other related tasks may be assigned as deemed necessary by agency administration.

Failure to comply with the terms and conditions of the job description may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.

I understand that my employment is for no fixed duration and can be terminated by either CPNJ or me at any time with or without notice or cause for any reason not otherwise prohibited by law.

I have read the job description above and agree to abide by its provisions.