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Day Services Manager

Company: Benchmark Human Services
Location: Swedesboro, NJ
Category: Day Services
Wage: n/a
Sign-On Bonus: n/a


Join Benchmark Human Services and positively impact the lives of other people. Benchmark is a national leader in providing services to individuals with disabilities and mental illness. Our Swedesboro, NJ office is seeking qualified and devoted leaders to serve as an Activities Manager in our Day Programs.

Since 1960, Benchmark has been empowering marginalized populations to see their potential. We are committed to realizing the full potential of EVERYONE – those we serve, our partners and vendors, and our employees, who bring our mission to life each day. We actively strive to be a workplace that honors the unique experiences of our employees. Benchmark believes we are stronger, better, more effective in our pursuits when we are diverse; when we are equitable; and when we create space for everyone to be their authentic selves.

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Why Benchmark:

  • Ability to hang out, watch movies/sports, play video/board games with your client
  • 1 on 1 personalized care
  • Develop a mentorship/relationship with the client: go to sporting events and on van rides
  • Become a person client’s trust and look-up to


  • Competitive wages based on experience/certifications
  • Health, vision and dental insurance
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee Referral pay
  • Company paid Life insurance
  • Paid Time Off and Sick Time Pay
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Employee discounts with various vendors
  • Various shifts and locations
  • Advancement opportunities


Coordinate and manage the day-to-day operation of Day Services. Supervise, support, and train DSP’s. Ensure quality and the facilitation of a meaningful day for the clients.  Supervise the Day Program Activities Coordinator.

Essential Functions

  • Supervise, train, and provide guidance to the staff in accordance with state, federal regulations, and Benchmark personnel policies.
  • Participate in direct service for each client as needed.
  • Complete daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly documentation as required by Benchmark, state, and federal regulations.
  • Communicate professionally with families, case managers, behavior consultants, health care personnel, other agencies, employers, etc.
  • Implement training programs as specified in each client’s ISP.
  • Implement and update curriculum as needed to fit the needs of clients served.
  • Comply with and implements all protocols for individuals
  • Ensure proper medication/treatment administration and assists in meeting the client’s healthcare needs.
  • Identify and address any disciplinary issues with DSP’s.
  • Collaborate with Program Coordinator Day Services in interviewing and selecting new DSP’s.
  • Plan and implements facility based, age appropriate, recreational activities for clients.
  • Implement required training protocol for new and existing staff.
  • Report any suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation or reasonable suspicion of a crime against any individual served to supervisor
  • Maintain certification in medication administration, CPR/FA, and MANDT.
  • Monitor staff and client schedules on a daily basis to ensure productivity of DSP’s is at acceptable levels.
  • Attend all scheduled trainings including but not limited to interviewing, hiring, discipline, and employee relations.
  • Approve schedules and time entry.
  • Assists with meet and greets for growing the Day Program.
  • Ensures the Day Program Best Practices is handled by ensuring the Activities Coordinator has a Monthly Council Meeting and meaningful activities.
  • Assists the Activities Coordinator in ensuing vehicles are in good working order and that van routes make sense.
  • Will perform all duties necessary to meet state approved objectives
  • Complies with all standards to assure the health, safety and respect of all individuals.


  • Functional knowledge of basic computer skills.
  • Ability to multitask and handle detail.
  • Ability to interact with staff, clients and the public in a positive manner


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Two years’ experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities
  • A minimum of 1 – year supervisor experience preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and auto insurance

Interested candidates can apply online at

Benchmark Human Services is an EOE/AAP Employer. Veterans, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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