Wonderful place to work. I was devastated when it closed.
Cottage Training Technician (Former Employee) – Totowa, NJ – March 8, 2017
NJDC was a wonderful place to work for a caring, involved employee. I was there for almost 10 years and loved everything about my job. NJDC was shut down by the state of NJ and I was laid off. If that hadn't happened I would have more than likely retired from there.
I loved to go to work with my clients they've taught me so much and Management was great the workplace culture was great the hardest part was the closing of the facility and the most enjoyable part about this job is that I got to work learn teach love and experience working with the mentally disabled and challenge what a great place that was.
Human Service Assistant (Former Employee) – Totowa, NJ – June 2, 2015
North Jersey Developmental Center was an Excellent Job, we helped people with disabilities for the State of New Jersey. The institutions was a great place to be, half of us worked as team and the consumers came first at all time. The governor of New Jersey closed the institution down but we treated the institution like it was a home for the consumers and that why a lot of people did not understand.
Direct Care Worker/Human Services Assistant (Former Employee) – Totowa, NJ – April 11, 2015
Every day I entered this job knowing I was going to make a difference . I learned that anybody can make a difference in someones life if you chose to help and care. I was trained by my managers to run the facility and all aspects of it. The people I worked with were great individuals that had the same aspirations and goals as I . The hardest part of the job was letting go of the bounds I built with my consumers and staff . This job made you feel like it was not a job but your second family.
Senior Food Service Handler/Cook Assistant (Former Employee) – Totowa, NJ – November 30, 2014
Performed a variety of tasks in connection with the preparation, storage and serving of food, including dietary foods; ensure that assigned dining and kitchen areas and equipment are kept clean and in good repair; and perform related duties as required. Require responsibility for: Following oral and written instructions pertaining to the preparation, storage and serving of food; operating assigned station in a manner that will meet meal schedules; assisting in the preparation, distribution and serving of modified diets; housekeeping duties as needed, maintaining a high standard of cleanliness, both personal and in an assigned station. CPR Certified. Worked with Special Needs Clients and Elderly Clients.
Safe Environment to Work. Individuals with challenged Mentality felt like they are also needy in Society due to the service i provided.
Human Resources Service Assistant (Former Employee) – Totowa, NJ – November 18, 2014
Supervised all activities in absence of parents/guardianship. Monitored and handled paperwork for the Human Resources Manager. Established proper social skills which included: designing, creative games and activities. Maintained the safety and the security of the environment by initiating safety precautions. Responsible and credible role model. Used to be very fun and flexible place to work. But the Governor of my State closed the facility down due to budget over political point of view.
I tried hard to make the Mentally challenged Individuals laugh and feel happy, cared for their needs.
Facility closed down due to Government Budget of NJ.
Behavioral Support Technician (Former Employee) – Totowa, NJ – September 26, 2014
This was more than just a job. This was one big family. Some of the people that worked there, worked there for over 40 years. I learned so much in the year that I was there. Everyone was so patient and willing to help. Even on my first day, I was treated like family, like I had always been there. A typical day included interacting with the consumers. We would take walks on nice day or go out for lunch. When it was raining or too cold, we would play games or watch movies. During meals, we would encourage and remind the consumers to use their utensils while eating and clean up after themselves. Routine was very important. I enjoyed working with this population more than I ever thought I would. The hardest part was saying goodbye when the facility closed.
It's mostly routine in my unit I learned emergency measures ,be more alert and running.I am in a well balanced environment able to work with staff in the unit.Hardest part is when there,s shortage of staff or when there,s emergency that breaks the routine and be more flexible and plan and prioritize my work.Most enjoyable part is when we have activities or training sessions and we have a good laugh In my unit there,s couple of patients who is verbal and can express themselves and can really make me laugh loud they are funny
The job as a whole was ok because it made provison of quality life for those we served. I love the job because iam part of the the team.
cottage training technician (Current Employee) – Totowa, NJ – November 12, 2013
A typical day at work is starting the day with normal duty.prepare our individuals for the day,assist them with daily living skills and,recreation I learned to endure the challenges of the job.Management was firm careful.My co-workers were team player,to provide the best of care for our individuals.Cooperation from family members.the most enjoyable part of my job is when i help the individuals that i work with to be comfortable and ensure safety.
I was an transportation agent, I enjoyed my work very much. It gave me a chance to meet most of the employees and transport them as well s clients to work, Dr. appointments, home visits ect. The management team was awesome always willing to help. That made it very easy to want to come to work everyday.
Human Service Assistant (Current Employee) – Totowa, NJ – October 9, 2012
Getting my assignment on the patients that I will have for the day/night. I learned how to deal with each patient different because no one patient is the same and no one patient has the same needs as others.