Careers

Careers at
Alternatives, Inc.

We strive to be an employer of choice in the human services field.  Alternatives offers a generous benefits package, as well as many other incentives that attract and retain staff. In a competitive market, we continue to be a leader with our salaries, technology, service and employee appreciation. We are at the forefront of the industry.

Alternatives rewards its employees for performance and years of service, with annual events such as our awards ceremony, staff appreciation events, and years of service awards. We also promote lifelong education and personal and professional development.

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Our staff is comprised of people with a commitment to serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health diagnoses and individuals and families experiencing homelessness. They are a professional team who provide case management, residential supervision, support services, training and administrative support for the agency’s programs. There are over 400 full and part time staff members working within our programs. The staff of Alternatives, Inc. strives to enhance quality of life for our clients with a series of innovative programs that provide Dignity Through Independence.

Alternatives, Inc. is committed to providing equal employment opportunities by prohibiting discrimination because of race, color, age, national origin, political or religious affiliations, disability, marital status, sex, ancestry, sexual orientation or because of liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States. All decisions regarding employment, and all other Human Resource actions, are made or administered in accordance with these principles.

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Requirements For Employment

In order for the agency to fulfill its mission, which is to provide comprehensive support services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health diagnoses and individuals and families experiencing homelessness, to enable them to reach their highest level of independence and integration in the community, the agency utilizes a comprehensive employment process to onboard the appropriate candidates for vacant positions within the organization.

Recruitment of staff is based on criteria and standards designed to attract employees who are qualified to perform the agency’s functions effectively. It is the policy of Alternatives that applicants for whom a conditional offer of employment has been extended may be required to undergo a medical examination, Mantoux Skin Test and urine drug screen test to establish their fitness to perform the jobs for which they have applied.

It is also the goal of Alternatives, Inc. to ensure the continued safety and integrity of the individuals receiving services, staff and agency property. Thus, it is established that a criminal history check will be performed on all staff hired to work within the agency. Additionally, motor vehicle records will be verified for acceptable results. In order to be eligible for employment, all candidates must possess a valid NJ/NY/PA driver’s license with no DUIs within the last 3 years and no more than 5 points on their driving record.

Benefits

Alternatives, Inc. Offers Competitive Benefits to Our Full Time and Part Time Employees

  • Medical Insurance (free medical insurance option)
  • Dental Insurance 
  • 401K Plan 
  • Voluntary Vision Plan
  • Life Insurance 
  • Voluntary Life Insurance 
  • Short Term Disability 
  • Long Term Disability & Accidental Death & Dismemberment 
  • Flexible Spending Account Participation
  • Advancement Opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • Sign On Training Bonuses (up to $300)
  • Federal Credit Union 
  • Direct Deposit
  • Employee Referral Bonuses (up to $1000)
  • Mileage Reimbursement 
  • Paid Training
  • Paid Time Off (15 days)
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Holiday Pay 
  • Paid Bereavement Leave
  • Paid Jury Duty Leave
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • AFLAC 
  • PrePaid Legal Services
  • Section 529 College Bound Savings Plan Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounted Auto Insurance
  • Pet Insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Annual Longevity Increases and Performance Incentives
  • Student Loan Forgiveness
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Annual Longevity Increases and Performance Incentives
  • Paid Sick Time
  • 401K Plan 
  • Voluntary Vision Plan
  • Direct Deposit
  • Federal Credit Union 
  • Paid Training
  • Advancement Opportunities
  • Employee Referral Bonuses (up to $1000)
  • Sign On Training Bonuses (up to $300)
  • Mileage Reimbursement 
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Holiday Pay 
  • AFLAC 
  • Prepaid Legal Services
  • Section 529 College Bound Savings Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounted Auto Insurance
  • Pet Insurance

Professional Development/Career Paths

Alternatives, Inc. offers career advancement opportunities that suit where you are in your life. We pride ourselves on the fact that we offer career paths that give our employees the chance to move within the agency when the need or desire presents itself.

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