Job Developer - Harrison , NJ

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $32,000
Maximum: $35,000



Start Date


Application Deadline



New Jersey
United States


General Purpose:

Develop job opportunities for Rehab consumers who are sponsored by funding sources including but not limited to DVR & CBVI.  Schedule interviews and follow up with employers to make placements. Build and maintain employer relationships and contacts by visiting employers in the community. Maintain documentation of placement services rendered and employment verifications. Complete internal statistical reports and progress reports for funding sources. Ensure employer satisfaction with program/placement services and candidates. Plan and implement job fairs. Liaison with local business community. Become familiar with labor laws, demand occupations and ADA.


In first 90 days on the job:

·         30 days - Develop 15 jobs, schedule 5 interviews, place 1 consumer, and accrue 75 billable hours per month.   60 days - Develop 20 jobs, schedule 8 interviews, place 2 consumers, and accrue 85 billable hours per month.  90 days - Develop 25 jobs, schedule 13 interviews, place 3 consumers, and accrue 95 billable hours per month.   

·         After the 90-day introductory period is completed develop 25 community-based job opportunities, schedule 15 interviews, place 5 consumers, and accrue at least 100 billable hrs. per month

·         Contact employers and determine job openings for consumers based on the employment goals provided by the Coordinator.

·         Meet with employers, complete employer profile and task analysis paperwork at company site and submit to Coordinator upon completion of the employer site visit.

·         Educate employers about disability issues, ADA issues, tax credits and job modifications. 

·         Communicate job description/job responsibilities effectively to the Coordinator and other job developers.

·         Assist placement staff with understanding the company’s application process, and investigating transportation options to and from the employer job site.

·         Educate consumers about how working may impact other benefits that they currently receive. Connect consumers to Benefit Counseling Services as needed.  

·         Meet individual and team revenue goals.

·         Track # of service hours provided to each consumer; submit activity reports on time (within 5 business days) to request vouchers for additional hours when needed.

·         Complete all job development logs on a weekly basis.

·         Completes all Preplacement logs and case notes in a timely manner as per the case note and paperwork compliance procedure. All case notes for the week need to be completed on Fridays by COB and forwarded to the Coordinator of Placement Services along with the weekly report.

·         Must become familiar with CARF regulations and assure that services provided and documentation maintained is CARF compliant.

·         Meet individual and team revenue goals.

·         Enter consumer information into Foothold Awards system.

·         Communicate with referral sources DVR, CBVI and private funders as per the funder communication follow-up procedure.

  • Attend all rehab and staff meetings as required.

(Other duties and assignments as may be assigned at the sole discretion of the employer)


·         BA preferred but will accept relevant work experience.

·          Must maintain a valid driver’s license and ongoing access to transportation to travel to employers in counties throughout Northern New Jersey.

Skills Required:

·         Intermediate Word, Excel and Outlook preferred

·         Excellent communication and written skills

·         Must be able to prioritize and multi-task

·         Navigate and negotiate through difficult situations

·         Ability to communicate with all levels of employees

Scope of Responsibility & Positions Supervised:.

·         This position does not supervise others.  The Job Developer must work effectively as a partner with other job developers, job coaches and other rehab staff.

Special Working Conditions:

·        Job developer is expected to work in the community in addition to the main office. Conditions at employer locations may vary.


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement